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Talking Rams Make Prestigious 200 Club

Congratulations to last year’s Talking Rams, the high school’s speech and debate team, and its sponsor and coach Molly Beck for their recent recognition by the National Speech & Debate Association for their More »

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Old Bonhomme Students & Staff Harvest Sweet Potatoes

Old Bonhomme’s sweet potatoes were ready to harvest this week! Kate Pichon, a parent volunteer who works with the Old Bonhomme garden, approached Chartwell’s about doing an activity with the students using the potatoes. More »

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Talking Rams Debate Team Takes First Place in Debate Sweepstakes

The speech and debate team competed in the Francis Howell North Events Round Robin and the Francis Howell Central Debate Round Robin this past weekend. The team took 1st place in debate More »

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Harlem Wizards Take On Ladue Schools Staff

This past Sunday, the Harlem Wizards visited the LHWHS Nielson Gym to take on a team of Ladue Schools staff! Everyone enjoyed watching the fun, and our team members proved to be More »

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Alumna Kristy Jackson Featured in Show-You STLs Entrepreneurship Project

Ladue Horton Watkins graduates go on to excel in any field they decide to take on after high school; and we love to share their success stories! Kristy Jackson, a 1991 graduate, was More »

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Reed Elementary Wins Selfie Contest

Congratulations to Reed Elementary, the school that won the selfie competition! We asked that each school’s teachers try and take a selfie with every student as an activity to reach “Every Student. More »

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LHWHS ELA Teacher Lisa Crawford Recognized with October Excellence in Education Award

Lisa Crawford, an English-Language Arts teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, received the October Excellence in Education Award at the Oct. 24, 2016, Board of Education meeting. Congratulations to Lisa on More »

Third Annual Ladue Dance Marathon Breaks Another Record

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This was another record-breaking year for the third annual Ladue Dance Marathon! About 175 students put in a lot of hard work this year, raising a total of $31,146.03 for the Children’s Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glennon. 

Last Saturday, Jan. 30, the Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) students held their dance marathon and found out the total amount of funds raised through their efforts.

The Talking Rams Place 1st in Capital Classic Tournament

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The speech and debate team had a great weekend at the Capital Classic hosted by Jefferson City High School. The team placed 1st in team sweepstakes in a tournament of 28 schools!

Congratulations to the following students on their accomplishments:

United States Extemporaneous Speaking

  • Noah DiAntonio, Semifinalist
  • Simi Falako, Semifinalist
  • Patrick Naughton, Semifinalist

Old Bonhomme Students and Staff Stand Up and ‘Choose to Be Nice’

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Our Old Bonhomme students and staff came together last week in a show of solidarity against hurtful language by spreading the message “Choose to Be Nice.”

One of the school’s crossing guards experienced a situation in which two separate drivers used racist language toward her while she was trying to keep kids and parents safe at the crosswalk. 


Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 12.57.50 PMRecently, Old Bonhomme’s Character Education and Diversity committees have been working closely to instill the ‘Choose to Be Nice’ theme this school year. The program is a social movement and dedicated to encouraging and inspiring kindness. The goal is to improve the way people interact with each other by reminding them that they have a choice about how to “be” in the world. 

LHWHS Tri-M Music Honor Society Hosts Benefit Concert

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The Ladue Tri-M Music Honor Society held a benefit concert for Play it Forward on Monday, Jan. 25th in the orchestra and band room. The group held an instrument drive during the concert, and the entrance fee of $5 per person will go toward underprivileged music programs in St. Louis area schools.

LHWHS Student Volunteers Prepare for Run and Run S’more 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run

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Ten Ladue Horton Watkins High School students are preparing for the first ever Run and Run S’more 5k Run and 1-Mile Fun Run event, which will be held on Feb. 28, 2016. Runners and walkers of all abilities will take to the streets in support of health and wellness for families enduring long hospital stays.

When 12-year-old Jackson Hill passed away after a tough battle with osteosarcoma, a bone tumor, his family began the Jackson Hill Foundation to transform their profound loss into positive change.

LHWHS Educator Don Goble Awarded International Recognition Award

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LHWHS broadcast teacher Don Goble was awarded Tuesday, Jan. 16, with Making IT Happen award for his contributions to the successful integration of technology in education. The Making IT Happen award is provided by the International Society for Technology in Education.

This award honors outstanding educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students. Since its inception in 1995, more than 500 educators from around the world have received the award.

Second Grade Teacher Stephanie Towe Recognized with January Excellence in Education Award

Stephanie Towe, a second grade teacher at Old Bonhomme Elementary, received the January 2016 Excellence in Education Award at the Jan. 25 Board of Education Meeting. Congratulations to Stephanie on this prestigious recognition!

The Talking Rams Bring Home the Conference Championship

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For the fourth time in five years, the speech and debate team, the Talking Rams, brought home the Conference Championship trophy this weekend! With the exception of three seasons, Ladue has held the trophy since 1994! The team took 7th place in Interpretation Events, 1st in Congressional Debate, 1st in Public Speaking Events and 1st in Debate.

Several students also placed in the top five of their events, and the team has two conference champions! Please congratulate the students listed below:

Students selected for Community Music School ensembles and orchestras

Several Ladue School District students 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 Ave. in Webster Groves.

The following Ladue Horton Watkins High School students are members of the CMS Percussion Ensemble: Jacob Cytron, Laura Ewald and Miles Kim. The first Percussion Ensemble concert was held on Dec. 20, 2015, and the next one will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

Senior Wins Computing Award, Volunteers with Young Coders

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Congratulations to Jessica Thoelke, a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School who was recognized as a 2016 St. Louis Affiliate winner of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.

The St. Louis Affiliate Selection Committee chose Jessica for her computing-related aspirations and for her “demonstrated, outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology/computing; solid leadership ability; academic history; and plans for post-secondary education.”