Fourth Grade Students Excelled at Regional First Lego League Competition

Fourth grade students from Reed, Spoede and Old Bonhomme shined at the regional First Lego League Competition! The competition was held at MICDS, Hazelwood West and Brittany Woods. The topic this year was More »

Soccer Awards

Ladue Schools Soccer Coach Named 2015 Coach of the Year

Last week, Dave Aronberg was voted the 2015 Coach of the Year for public schools in the Class 3 division. Dave is the boys soccer coach at Ladue Schools. Chris Naunheim also More »

National Merit Semifinalists 2015_edited

Fourteen LHWHS Students Perform Highly On Preliminary SAT

Congratulations to 14 Ladue Horton Watkins High School students who were named National Merit, National Achievement and National Hispanic semifinalists for their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) More »


Ladue Middle School Named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School

On Nov. 9 and 10, the U.S. Department of Education recognized Ladue Middle School as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School at a ceremony at the Omni-Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. LMS was one More »


LMS Student Represents Missouri in World Chess Championship

Congratulations to Iris Zhou, a sixth grader at Ladue Middle School who represented Missouri on the U.S. team in the 2015 World Youth & Cadets Chess Championship! This year, Iris is the More »

Boys Soccer_StL_Ben Loewnau

LHWHS Boys Soccer advances to state quarterfinals

The Ladue Horton Watkins boys soccer team is racking up the points and taking home the wins. The Rams beat Parkway West in a Class 3 sectional at Pattonville with a 2-0 win More »


LHWHS Alumnus Selected as Minnesota World Language Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Grant Boulanger, a 1993 Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate, who has been selected as the 2015 Minnesota World Language Teacher of the Year! This award is one of the highest More »


Two LHWHS Seniors Awarded, Five Graduate from STARS Program

Two juniors from Ladue Horton Watkins High School who participated in the 2015 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program won an LMI Aerospace Award in Excellence in Research after presenting More »

LHWHS Alumnus Vin Ko Brings Energy to the District and Community


Vinfung “Vin” Ko, Ladue Horton Watkins High School class of 2005, is focused on empowering the region’s future leaders. Vin was recently appointed to The Ladue Education Foundation Board of Directors.  Kristen Wild, executive director of the foundation, says, “Vin offers a unique perspective as a young alumnus, and the LEF is grateful for his willingness to advise, govern, and assist with the leadership.” The foundation’s mission is to advance the excellence of the Ladue School District by expanding opportunities for extraordinary student success.

In addition to that commitment, Vin recently joined the St. Louis Mosaic Project as its program manager with a goal to enrich the community’s cultural diversity.

LHWHS 1959 Alumnus Russell Inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Andy Russell

Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) alumnus Charles Andrew “Andy” Russell, class of 1959, will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. The Enshrinement Ceremony will take place on January 25, 2015 in Springfield, Missouri. Andy had an impressive sports career with the LHWHS Rams, playing fullback and linebacker. He attended the University of Missouri at Columbia before playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers, earning two Super Bowl rings and being named the Steelers’ Most Valuable Player in 1971.

LHWHS Students Dominate the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association Conference Tournament

GSL #3 & Conference Championships

More than a dozen students competed in the third, and final, invitational of the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association Conference Tournament on January 16-17, 2015, at Ritenour High School. Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Talking Rams swept first place in every team conference category: public speaking, interpretation, congressional debate, debate, and overall conference champions.

Old Bonhomme Students Honor Dr. King While Promoting Social Justice

Ladue School District news release issued on January 16, 2015…

Annual MLK Celebration to Address Recent Community Issues
Old Bonhomme Elementary Takes the Opportunity to Discuss Civil Disobedience and More

January 16, 2015– (St. Louis, MO) – It is a tradition at Old Bonhomme Elementary School to use Martin Luther King Jr. Day for both community outreach and an opportunity to discuss and celebrate the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other African-American leaders.  This year, the elementary school will take this tradition to a new level by focusing on social activism, civil disobedience and the need for people of all ages to engage in “courageous conversations.”

Steve Turner, Class of ’69, Celebrates 25 Years with Solomon Turner PR

Steve Turner

Steve Turner, class of 1969, is celebrating his 25th year in business with Solomon/Turner, a St. Louis public relations firm. Steve and his partner, Shelly Solomon, launched the firm in 1990 following a merger of their companies. The two also had a family merger, getting married as well.

“I ran a PR firm, The Turner Group, and Shelly had an advertising agency called S. Solomon & Associates. We actually did business together before we got married. It made sense to bring it all under one roof,” Turner said.

Originally, Solomon/Turner focused on providing graphic design, media buying, printed materials and publicity for clients from many industries.  “This was before the Internet when the focus was more on traditional marketing methods. Nearly all companies used article reprints, brochures, direct mail and sales pieces to drive business.”  Shift to 2015 and the emphasis is on a multimedia approach. This includes blogs, digital ads, email newsletters, search engine optimization, social media, video and website design.”

“Today we help businesses develop all encompassing campaigns with quality content, whether it be through articles and interviews, social media, special events, video creation, and/or web-based promotions.”

Steve stays in touch with many Ladue Horton Watkins High School grads and attends all reunions. “Several classmates are also our best friends. It’s great to see them succeed both personally and professionally.”

To connect with Steve email, sturner@solomonturner.com or call 314-205-0800.

LHWHS Junior Jess Rothberg Receives Highest Award from Boy Scouts


The Boy Scouts of America has bestowed its highest award on Jess Rothberg, a junior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. His project involved clearing an area behind the Temple Israel parking lot to build a fire ring and benches, benefitting his troop and the Temple.

Ladue Schools Win National Recognition in WordMasters Challenge

Ladue Schools third-grade team placed fourth in the nation out of 292 teams, and the district’s sixth-grade team placed third in the nation out of 170 teams in the first round of the WordMasters™ Challenge.   The WordMasters Challenge is a national competition for students in grades 3-8 that encourages growth in vocabulary and verbal reasoning.  Each year, over 125,000 students from some of the best public and private schools throughout the United States participate in the WordMasters Challenge.  Students from Ladue Schools’ elementary schools, Fifth Grade Center and middle school participated.

LMS Eighth-Graders Win Project Research Award


Six Ladue Middle School students won the Project Research Award at Eastern Missouri State tournament on Sunday, December 7, 2014.

Eighth-graders Claire Englander, Grace Hardester, Maggie Lochmoeller, Rebecca Cunningham, Rose Coughlin, and Grace Chicoine are part of the Neon Electrons FLL robotics team.

LMS’ Harold Webb’s The Chalkboard Podcast Receives Rave Reviews

Harold Webb Pic

It’s an exciting time for the Ladue Middle School eighth-grade Science Teacher and Ladue Horton Watkins High School Junior Varsity Tennis Coach, Harold Webb.  Webb can now add podcaster extraordinaire to his résumé. 

LHWHS Varsity Football Rams Celebrate Outstanding Season

Game Photo 111514

Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Rams celebrated some amazing  accomplishments with a 12-2 record.

  • The team was National Division Champions of the Suburban Central Conference, District Champions and State Semifinalists.
  • All Conference athletes include:  James Bell, Chuck Burton, Antoine Cade, Chino Davis, Malcolm Davis, Luke Dibler, James Dunger, Daylen Edwards, Paul Flynn, Jack Fox, Nate Howard, Ivan Hurse, Jack May, Justin Moore, James Scott, Jarrod Smith, Mario Whitley and Henry Valier. 
  • All State athletes include:  Daylen Edwards, Jack Fox, Nate Howard and Justin Moore
  • Jack Fox was named Kohl’s All-American Punt Specialist