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Two LMS’ Girls Continue to Dominate College Music Competition

For the fourth time in recent years, Ladue Middle School eight-graders Ande Siegel and Menea Kefalov wrote and entered their songs in the University of Missouri’s Creating Original Music program and won. More »

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Reed Elementary School’s Genius Hour Program Sparks Media Interest

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, KMOV-TV reporter Alissa Reitmeier visited Reed Elementary School to investigate the buzz about the Genius Hour and why some students are willing to skip recess to participate More »

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LHWHS Alumni Make $1 Million Lead Pledge to LHWHS Renovation

At the Rhythm and Hues fundraising event on March 28, 2015, the Ladue Education Foundation announced that a lead gift of $1 million has been pledged toward a major renovation of Ladue Horton Watkins More »

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Jahnke Named New Superintendent of the Year

Superintendent Dr. Donna Jahnke was named New Superintendent of the Year by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) for outstanding performance as a new superintendent.  Dr. Jahnke became superintendent for Ladue More »

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Ladue Middle School’s Taylor-Johnson Surprised By Award

Ladue Middle School Associate Principal Tiffany Taylor-Johnson has been named Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year. More »

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LHWHS Students Dominate at District Career Development Competition

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s DECA chapter triumphed at the District Career Development Competition. Students placed first and second in 15 of the 16 events. More »

LMS Science Team Wins State Competition

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The Ladue Middle School (LMS) Science Olympiad team placed first in the April 12, 2014 state competition, qualifying the team for the national tournament.  The national tournament will be held this year at the University of Central Florida and this is the twentieth time in LMS’ 25-year club history to qualify.

Ladue/Clayton Support Coaches v. Cancer

For the second year in a row, students from Ladue Horton Watkins High School and Clayton High School combined efforts to raise funds for Coaches vs. Cancer.  This program, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, empowers coaches, their teams, and their communities to join the fight against cancer by participating in awareness efforts, advocacy programs, and fundraising activities.  

LHWHS Students Exhibit at Young Artist Showcase

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The following Ladue Horton Watkins High School students had work accepted into this year’s Emerson Young Artists’ Showcase at the Artists’ Guild juried by Jesse Cerruti:

  • Ingrid Olson
  • Samantha Robbins (Will and Erna Rudolph Annual Prize for Young Artist, $100)
  • Stella Schindler
  • Ashley Turner
  • Bailey Washington
  • Hejin (Mary)  Xiao (Ciola Longmire Memorial Prize for Human Figure, $100)
  • Madison Yang (Clay Eugene Jordan Annual Prize for Drawing, $100) (Pictured)

Nike’s Access to Sport brings ICSPAH to Old Bonhomme

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On April 3, 2014, Old Bonhomme Elementary hosted a group of 19 visitors from the International Chinese Society for Physical Activity and Health. The delegation was brought to the U.S. by Nike’s Access to Sport.

Alumnus Continues Speech and Debate Success

Jerome Gregory (class of 2013) placed 5th in After Dinner Speaking at the American Forensic Association (AFA) national tournament. He was also a quarterfinalist in Communication Analysis and Impromptu Speaking. The AFA is the premier collegiate national speech and debate tournament.

Washington Post Names LHWHS on Most Challenging List

On April 7, 2014, Ladue Horton Watkins High School was named as the third most challenging high school in Missouri behind Metro Academic and Classical and John Burroughs.  The rankings are derived by the number of college-level tests given at a school in the previous calnedar year divided by the number of graduates that year.

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LHWHS Goble Recognized as Digital Innovator

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On April 7, 2014, PBS LearningMedia, the award winning on-demand digital media service from PBS offering over 35,000 digital resources for educators, announced the 100 educators selected for the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program. The program rewards tech-savvy K-12 educators from across the country who are serving as leaders in the education technology space and incorporating digital media in classrooms to promote student engagement and achievement through year-long hands-on and virtual professional development opportunities.

Old Bonhomme Names Mascot: Obi

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Yes, like Obi Wan Kenobi. OB, get it?

LMS’s Kovarik Accepted into NEH Lincoln Institute

Ladue Middle School eighth grade social studies teacher Lisa Kovarik was recently accepted into the National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute. The workshop, “Abraham Lincoln and the Forging of Modern America,” is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture. As part of the one week workshop, teachers will explore Abraham Lincoln’s life in Springfield and New Salem Village, Illinois and the political and historical challenges he faced as President. Lincoln scholars from universities in the St. Louis area will present 15 sessions: seven historical lectures and discussions, four historic site/museum sessions, and four pedagogical sessions.

Old Bonhomme Students Head to MCTM State Math Competition

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Three Old Bonhomme students participated in the MCTM math competition on Saturday, March 29th at LaSalle Middle School. Iris Zhou and Daniel Xu received first place in the Fourth Grade Overall competition. Aneesh Batchu received second place in the Fourth Grade Overall competition. This placement qualifies them for the State competition in Warrensburg, MO on Saturday, April 26th. Daniel Xu took first place and Iris Zhou took second place in the number sense round. Iris Zhou and Aneesh Batchu took first place in the fourth grade sprint round. Daniel Xu took third place in the fourth grade sprint round. Congratulations to Iris, Daniel and Aneesh, we wish them the best of luck at the state competition!