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Events in Ferguson Create: A Teachable Moment

A Teachable Moment:  ”Adults, we have such a hard time having these conversations…”  This story was published and aired on St. Louis Public Radio on October 15,2014 and features interviews with Vincent More »

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Old Bonhomme’s Field Day a stl250 Event

Early October always includes the annual Field Day event at Old Bonhomme Elementary.  While the school always strives to incorporate unique themes and learning opportunities for students, the theme for this year More »

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8th Grade Apogee Students Create Cardboard Arcade…with Robots!

Students in Kathleen Mercury’s 8th grade Apogee classes have created cardboard arcade games using cardboard, tape, and NXT robots. Students have spent several weeks planning, building, and testing their arcade games, and More »

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State Treasurer Visits Old Bonhomme Second-Graders

On October 7, 2014, Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel arrived at the Old Bonhomme Elementary School library to speak to second-graders about the importance of voting in elections.  Zweifel read the book More »

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LHWHS’ Goble Weighs In on Social Media in the Classroom

Should teachers be using social media in the classroom?  How long should we keep our children off the grid? Is there value in young people engaging with social tools from Instagram to More »

Outstanding Administrator Award

LHWHS’s Griffith and District’s Jahnke Named STAM Outstanding Administrators of 2014

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Principal Brad Griffith and Superintendent Dr. Donna Jahnke are the recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Administrators of the Year Award by the Speech and Theatre Association of More »

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2013 Graduate Loomis Youngest Elected Official in Missouri History

2013 graduate, James (Jimmy) Loomis currently serves as the Democratic Committeeman for Clayton Township, a position he was selected to fill in March of 2013, one week after becoming eligible for the More »

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Speech/Debate Team Sweep Varsity Events at Pre-Season Tournament

The speech and debate team competed in their first tournament of the year – a pre-season conference tournament hosted by the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association. The team was very successful in More »

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Ladue Staff Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It started with Reed Elementary School challenging district administrators… Then the district administrators challenged the principals… The first to take on the challenge was Kerri Wetzel, director of the Ladue Early Childhood More »

Spoede’s Rob Garrett is the Suburban East Varsity Baseball Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Varsity Baseball Head Coach Rob Garrett. Coach Garrett was named the Suburban East Coach of the Year at the 2013 All-Conference meeting. The team finished the regular season with a record of 17-3.

Coach Garrett began his coaching career at Ladue in 1996. In his first five seasons as head coach, the varsity baseball team has won 94 games and 5 conference titles. Coach Garrett teaches Physical Education at Spoede Elementary School.

Newsweek Ranks LHWHS #1 in Missouri

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Each year, Newsweek ranks America’s Best High Schools.  This year, Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) took the top spot in Missouri, having been ranked fourth last year, and third the year before.  LHWHS placed 18 in the midwest, and 166 in the nation, rising from 188 in the nation in 2012.

LHWHS Senior Kaplan Honored for Varsity Baseball Performance

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On Thursday April 18, 2013, Ladue Varsity Baseball player Lex Kaplan was honored by the Missouri Baseball Hall of Fame, as a finalist for the Rising Star Award. Kaplan was one of five baseball players in the greater St. Louis area to receive this honor. Congratulations, Lex!

LHWHS Senior Schindler Places Third in U.S. Math Competition

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Schindler One of Four to Represent U.S. Team
At International Competition in England

Max Schindler, a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, placed third, out of all students in the United States, in the North American Computational Linguistics grueling five-hour qualification test.  Schindler and the other three members of the U.S. team will head to Manchester, England in July 2013 for the international competition.  Schindler is the first student from Ladue Horton Watkins High School to earn a position on the U.S. team for any International Olympiad since 2006.

Four LHWHS Students Featured in Emerson Young Artists’ Showcase 2013

The Emerson Young Artists’ Showcase 2013 is the St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s annual juried exhibition of artwork created by local students between 15 and 19 years old.  The exhibit runs through Sunday, April 21 at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild at Oak Knoll Park.

LHWHS Senior Beltran-Miranda Wins “Nestle’ Very Best in Youth” Award

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Santiago Beltran Miranda Receives National Recognition for His Academic Achievement and Commitment to Technology Access and Education

GLENDALE, CALIF. – April 2, 2013 – Nestlé USA today awarded 18-year-old Santiago Beltran Miranda of St. Louis its prestigious Nestlé Very Best In Youth award. Santiago joins 17 other outstanding young leaders from across the country recognized as the 2013 Nestlé Very Best In Youth. Now in its 16th year, the awards program honors young people for their academic excellence and proven dedication to improving communities and creating a better tomorrow.

DECA Students Qualify for International Conference

 

 

 

 

 

The following students competed in the DECA State Career Development Conference and qualified for the DECA International Career Development Conference:

Conway Elementary School Students Have Family Stories Published

 

 

 

 

 

Tripp Gatch, Rebecca Tan and Daniel Volobuev pictured above.  Not pictured: Miles Bassett

The following news release was provided by The Grannie Annie organization on April 3, 2013:

Four fifth-graders at Conway Elementary School will be honored by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration with publication of their historical family stories. Authors from Conway Elementary School who will have their stories published in Grannie Annie, Vol. 8, to be released in May, are:

Ladue Schools Students “Fill the Bus” Once Again

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In what has become an annual tradition, Ladue Schools students once again participated in “Fill the Bus,” collecting literally a school bus-full of canned goods and other items to help families in need across the St. Louis community.  On March 13, 2013, a school bus picked up donations from every school in the district and delivered the items to area food pantries.  Ladue Middle School Counselor Roger Scherck and Ladue Horton Watkins High School Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Jill Svejkosky coordinated this year’s donation drive.

LHWHS Barstow Named Prepcasts Athlete of the Game

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On April 6, 2013 Dylan Barstow was named a 2013 Baseball Athletes of the Game by Prepcasts for his performance against the MICDS Rams.