Seventh Grader Writes Article for St. Louis Jewish Parents Magazine

Seventh grader Shreeya Ravindranath wrote an article for the St. Louis Jewish Parents Magazine entitled “Music—My first language”. Check out her article here, located on pg. 8! More »

2013 Graduate Annie Kopp Attends Emmys with Late Night Show

Annie Kopp, 2013 graduate, was at the Emmys on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, with the show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. For those of you that do not know her, she’s the one More »

Twenty-One LHWHS Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Twenty-one Ladue Horton Watkins High School seniors have recently been recognized as semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Competition—the highest number of Ladue Schools students to be honored in a single More »

High School Students and Staff Witness Solar Eclipse

On Aug. 21, 2017, students and staff enjoyed witnessing the total solar eclipse together. Check out the time lapse video below taken high school art teacher Jono Robbins with the district’s drone! More »

Spoede 4th Grader Places 9th in National Math Competition

Congratulations to Jonathan Yao, a Spoede Elementary fourth grader who attended the Math League national competition at Texas A&M University in June. He placed 9th overall and made 6th place in the More »

Alumna Sheila Michaels Remembered as Champion of Title Ms.

Ladue Schools 1957 alumna Sheila Michaels passed away recently, and soon after her death, she was widely recognized and will be remembered for her championing of the title “Ms.” and for bringing More »

KBIA Follows Teachers New to Ladue Schools During Orientation

Check out this story from St. Louis Public Radio about the teachers new to Ladue Schools this year! We’re eager to add their enthusiasm and expertise to our team. 👩🏽‍🏫🍎 More »

Cross Country Teams Place Third at District Meet

This past weekend, both the boys and girls cross country teams worked hard and both made a third place finish at the District Meet. The top four teams qualify for sectionals.

Devin Callahan (8th), Ryan Witt (11th), Max Kornfeld (16th), Markeith Crawford (26th), and Collin Clark (28th) all earned All-District honors. Lila Bensky (2nd), Grace Chicoine (16th), Courtney Christ (18th), Lena Liang (21st), and Emily Witt (24th) earned All-District honors.

Both teams will be in the running for the State Meet next Saturday. Just like the District Meet, the top four teams at Sectionals and the top 30 individuals will qualify for the State Meet.

Four LHWHS Students Implement Community Service Projects to Earn Girl Scout Gold Award

See the following news release from the Girls Scouts of Greater St. Louis:

Jessica Thoelke, Jacqueline Wong, Xueting Ding and Rachel Steiner, all graduates of Ladue Horton Watkins High School, were among 42 young women in eastern Missouri to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award this year. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Gold Award, the highest award attainable in Girl Scouting.

Ladue Middle School Students Place in St. Louis All-Suburban Honors Bands

Congratulations to the following students for earning a place in the St. Louis All-Suburban Middle School Honors Bands. They were among the over 600 students from the St. Louis Suburban District that took a blind audition on Monday night.

Concert Band

  • Daphne Levy (8), 1st chair flute
  • Sophia Liu (7), 4th chair flute
  • Natalie Ashkar (8), 6th chair flute
  • Seth Goldman (8), 1st chair Bassoon
  • Katie Eisenman (8), 1st chair clarinet
  • Pema Childs (8), 2nd chair clarinet
  • Catherine Liao (8), 8th chair clarinet
  • Xander Ye (8), 11th chair clarinet
  • Harry Chen (8), 16th chair clarinet
  • Justin Zhang (7), 20th chair clarinet
  • Bryce Bernstein (7), 6th chair trombone
  • Jacob Mann (8), 5th chair percussion

Jazz Band

  • Gabe DiAntonio (8), 1st chair alto saxophone

The All-Suburban Honors Bands will perform at Kirkwood High School on Jan. 8, 2017.

“They represent themselves and Ladue Middle School with honor,” director of bands Aaron Lehde said. “I’m very proud of their hard work and dedication.”

HEC-TV Wins Emmy for Show Including Spoede Elementary’s Math Fact Scholars Program

Recently, HEC-TV, the district’s local professional television partner, won seven Emmys, including one for “Behind the Minds: 2016”, a show in which Spoede Elementary gives an overview of its Math Fact Scholars program in the “Practice, Practice, Practice Math Facts” segment.

Each week, kids in grades K-4 come in the hour before school to tackle timed math tests. The program began in 2014 and has grown to 184 students.

“I think they learn important life lessons, like you don’t always win. You don’t always get everything the first time you try for it,” Principal Dr. Kim Stallons said. “They learn perseverance. They learn that it’s okay to make mistakes, but you learn from those mistakes, and you get better and then that’s how you continue achieving, whatever your goal may be.”

Check out the show linked here!

 

Ladue Schools Students selected for Community Music School ensembles and orchestras

Congratulations to several Ladue School District students who have been selected for the Community Music School of Webster University (CMS) orchestras and ensembles!

Each group performs several concerts during the school year. The concerts are free and open to the public and are held at the Community Music School Center, 535 Garden Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119.


The following Ladue Horton Watkins High School students are members of the CMS Percussion Ensemble:

  • Laura Ewald (11)
  • Miles Kim (12)
  • Amelia Malone (10)

Concerts:

  • Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday April 9, 2017, at 7 p.m.

Students Excel on MAP Test

Congratulations to three Ladue School District schools students and staff for their spots on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s lists of schools that mastered the MAP test this past year!

Ladue Horton Watkins High School was a stand-out for the math portion; Ladue Middle School was a stand-out for the English-language arts, math and science portions; and Reed Elementary was a stand-out for English-language arts and math.

Click here to see our district and its overall scores in English, Math and Science. We know our kids are great, but it’s a treat when the community gets to see how our students’ and staff’s hard work pays off!

Four High School Choir Students Selected for St. Louis Suburban District Choirs

Four Ladue Horton Watkins High School choir students auditioned and were selected for the St. Louis Suburban District Choirs on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Marquette High School! Two Ladue Choir students were also selected as the top twenty in their voice part and are eligible to audition for All-State Choir. Congratulations to all of these students!

District Choir, All-State Eligible:
Donna LaMore 12
Anne Heartney 11

Women’s Festival Choir:
Rebecca Cunningham 10

9th and 10th Grade Honor Choir:
Mindy LaMore 9

Recent Graduate Earns Emmy for High School Story

This past Saturday, HEC-TV, the district’s local professional television partner, won seven Emmys, including one for “History in the First Person: Being a Change Agent”, a show in which recent graduate Reis Rosenbloom contributed two stories. Reis, who graduated last May, is the district’s first student ever to win a professional Emmy while still in the high school’s Broadcast Technology program! (He even gets a statue!)

“Our goal to develop opportunities for Ladue Schools students to collaborate with professional partners while in our Broadcast Technology program has certainly impacted many, but what a memory for Reis to keep with him for the rest of his life,” Broadcast Technology, Film and Multimedia Teacher Don Goble said.

The show is linked here; Reis’ first story about Circus Harmony appears at the 20:25 mark of the program, and his second story about Camp Jump Start begins near the 24:47 mark.

Congratulations, Reis!

Talking Rams Place Second at Oakville Autumn Congress

The speech and debate team competed in the Oakville Autumn Congress this past weekend. The team placed 2nd overall!

Congratulations to the students listed below — they each placed in their chamber!

Shaun Carr – 2nd place
Levi Dyson – Permanent Presiding Officer
Ope Falako – 2nd place
Albert Liu – Permanent Presiding Officer

LMS Physical Education Teacher Jason Theodosiou Recognized with September Excellence in Education Award

Jason Theodosiou, a physical education teacher at Ladue Middle School, received the September 2016 Excellence in Education Award at the Sept. 27, 2016, Board of Education meeting. Congratulations to Jason on this prestigious recognition!

Jason has worked for the Ladue School District since January of 2004, when he took a position in physical education teaching swimming lessons at Ladue Middle School.

Jason’s colleagues will tell you that some of his greatest strengths include his attitude (he looks for the positive in any situation) and his interpersonal relationships (he connects well with ALL students). Jason models character values and embeds character education in the classroom. He is self-directed and very reflective. Jason also embraces building initiatives and seeks opportunities to incorporate them into his daily practice. He steps up and takes leadership roles and follows through on given tasks.