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“Mr. Fashion” Jay Gaskin Named 2016 Mr. Ladue

The annual “Mr. Ladue Contest” was held at Ladue Horton Watkins High School Performing Arts Center with “Mr. Fashion” Jay Gaskin winning the coveted title. Thirty young men, chosen by their coaches More »

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Old Bonhomme Hosts 4th Annual Interactive Art Show

Old Bonhomme Elementary hosted its 4th Annual Spring Interactive Art Show last Tuesday, April 19. Parents and visitors downloaded QR code reading apps on their smart devices. With phone or iPad in More »

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Reed Elementary Raises $30,000 for American Heart Association

Congratulations to students and staff at Reed Elementary for breaking its record for donations to the American Heart Association! This year, the school raised more than $30,000 through Jump Rope for Heart. More »

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LMS Choir Students Sing Their Way to the Top at Solo/Ensemble Festival

This weekend, the LMS Choir had six students participate in the St. Louis Suburban Solo/Ensemble Festival. Every student prepared two solos, each singing a classical/folk and a foreign language song! Lillian Sheley (8), More »

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LMS Partners Club Volunteers at Food Pantry

The LMS Partners Club took students on a service project to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry on Tuesday, March 29. The students worked hard repacking food for the pantry’s customers, and More »

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Reed Elementary Welcomes Author & Marshall the Miracle Dog To Unveiling of Bully Bench

After a few years of planning, Reed Elementary finally unveiled its Buddy Bench on Friday, April 1. To celebrate this new addition, Cyndi Willenbrock, author and producer of a children’s book that More »

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Third Grade Students Learn Through Climbing

Greenery is growing on the Ladue Schools campuses again, and for the first time, Old Bonhomme third graders had the opportunity to learn all about the flora through the disciplines of botany, More »

2015 LHWHS Alumni Victorious at International Mathematical Olympiad

Yang Liu, second from the right, is a 2015 Ladue alumni. Liu was one of five on his team to take home a gold medal. Photo courtesy of Po-Shen Loh.

A Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate helped the U.S. bring home the gold this year at one of the most renowned global competitions: the International Mathematical Olympiad. This was Yang Liu’s second year on the U.S. team. Yang, 18, graduated in May and has won a gold medal both years he’s participated in the contest. This year’s competition was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from July 4- 13, 2015.

This year, the U.S. team beat out China for the No. 1 spot overall, 185-181. South Korea took third place. About two decades have passed since the U.S. won the competition. Last year, the U.S. took second place.

Ladue Alumna Sauerbrunn Is a 2015 World Cup Champion

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The Ladue School District can boast that one of its own helped bring home the World Cup Final win against Japan on Sunday, July 2, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Alumna Becky Sauerbrunn was a starter for the U.S. women’s national soccer team, which beat the opposition 5-2.

Becky, from the Class of 2003, is a star defender for Team USA. This weekend, after all of her hard work, she had the chance to battle alongside her teammates for the big win against Japan. She played the full 90 minutes of the final.

Old Bonhomme’s Mayer Shares Math Intervention Strategies in “The Language Magazine”

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Number Worlds and Building Blocks are curriculum intervention solutions to bring students struggling in mathematics up to par with their peers in math literacy and fluency. A math interventionist in the Ladue School District in Missouri, Lindsey Mayer, uses playing cards, board games, and manipulatives to reinforce tricky math concepts for struggling elementary school students. Guided by Number Worlds, Mayer presents lesson plans aligned with the Common Core and bolstered by hands-on activities that engage her students. “Our students love coming to Number Worlds,” Mayer says. “I have seen tremendous results, with a great number of students moving closer to grade level and some exiting math intervention altogether because they have reached the target grade level.”

Old Bonhomme’s Brown chosen for Discovery Education’s Summer Institute

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Patricia Brown, the technology integration coach at Old Bonhomme School, was chosen to participate in a professional development event this summer hosted by Discovery Educator Network.

From July 12 to 17, Brown and 127 other educators from the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom will converge for the 2015 DEN Summer Institute at the American University in Washington, D.C. The participants will attend seminars and hands-on workshops that highlight the latest technologies for the classroom. Educators will also be encouraged to share resources and expertise regarding modern learning strategies.

LMS Student Attends The Grannie Annie Book Celebration

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Jackson DiBlasi, who recently completed fifth grade at the Ladue Fifth Grade Center, was one of seventeen students honored at The Grannie Annie’s annual book signing celebration at the Missouri History Museum on Sunday, June 7.

2011 Graduate Samantha Levin Holds Four of 10 Top 800 Meter Runs

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Samantha Levin, a Ladue Horton Watkins High School 2011 graduate, holds four of Missouri’s top ten fastest high school runs for the 800 meter race. Samantha held the number one spot for four years with her time of 2:06:74 at a May 2011 meet until Hannah Long of Eureka High School surpassed Samantha’s record with a time of 2:04:23 on June 4, 2015.

LHWHS Graduate Kahn Receives Scholarship From ADL

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The St. Louis Jewish Light announced the following on June 3, 2015…

“The Anti-Defamation League of Missouri/Southern Illinois has awarded local high school seniors Matt Frischer and Sam Kahn the 18th Annual Meyer and Marcelle Kranzberg Memorial Scholarship.  Each will receive a $2,000 college scholarship. Kahn attended Ladue Horton Watkins High School and will be going to Vanderbilt University in the fall.  Frischer attended Parkway Central and will be going to Indiana University.”

LHWHS Alumni Hirschfeld’s Artwork Featured in SNL Museum

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Matt Hirschfeld, Ladue Horton Watkins High School class of 1998, and a University of Missouri at St. Louis graduate, is an illustrator in Los Angeles, California recently commissioned by NBC commissioned to create sketches for the new Saturday Night Live museum in New York City, NY. News Channel 5 reporter Dana Dean interviewed Matt through Skype about the honor.

See KSDK interview, Artist From STL Draws for SNL

LMS’ Duncan Named Grand Prize Winner of Haan Crafts Contest

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Eileen Duncan, a seventh-grader at Ladue Middle School, was selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2015-16 Design-a-Pillow Contest.  Haan Crafts will develop Eileen’s winning design into a sewing project for Haan Craft’s 2015-16 catalog. 

Two LMS Eighth-Graders Receive Ed Greenwood Memorial Award

On Friday, May 22, 2015, Seema Patil and Nevan Giuliani were presented with the prestigious Ed Greenwood Memorial Award at the 2015 Ladue Middle School Farewell Assembly.