High School Science Olympiad Team Heads to Nationals in May

This weekend, the state Science Olympiad competition was held at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, and the high school team finished in first place! Out of the 23 events, there were only More »

Senior Girls and Boys Swimming and Diving Members Earn All American Honors

All nine graduating senior girls of the Girls’ and two graduating senior boys of the Boys’ Swimming & Diving teams at Ladue Horton Watkins High School earned All American Academic status with More »

LMS MathCounts Students Dominate at State Competition

In February, nine Ladue Middle School students qualified at the regional Chapter Round of the MathCounts competition to advance to the Missouri State Round. MathCounts is the premier mathematics competition for middle-school More »

Junior Kaylon Buckner Helps Lacrosse Team Earn Championship Title

Congratuluations to junior Kaylon Buckner on a fantastic comeback at the Webster-Kirkwood Invitational for lacrosse! Check out the article run in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch here. More »

High School Wrestling Earns Recognitions, Shows Strength of Character

Over spring break, our outstanding high school wrestling team was busy earning significant recognitions! Junior Jacob Orsay was named Wrestler of the Year. Eric Prager, Kyle Cody, Kendall Whited, Leor Goldfarb and More »

Conway Elementary Parent Teaches Students How to Code

Conway parent Suparba Panda decided to leave her full-time job as vice president of technology at Equifax to teach young students how to work with innovative technology. Suparba created TymeMachine, a nonprofit More »

Ladue Schools Students Excel at Missouri State Chess Championships

More than 40 Ladue School District students competed at the Missouri State Chess Championships on Saturday, March 18, in Columbia, Missouri. The high school team finished 3rd in their division, the LMS More »

“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 and club sponsors, competed for the win. The boys put in a lot of time rehearsing a dance taught to them by the Laduettes, which they performed for the crowd!

Jay is president of Fashion Club at the high school. He ended up having to create an interpretive dance for the competition. He said that he went into the event with the goal of just having a good time, but when he made it to the top 10, he decided try to and win it!

Jay is going to Forest Park Community College for two years, and then he plans to transfer to a school in New York or California and major in fashion design and minor in dance.

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 hand, they could then scan the barcodes on each piece of art to hear an audio recording share information about the piece of art being viewed! The students enjoyed helping their parents use the technology to learn more about the pieces displayed. When it comes to art, Ladue Schools has some talented young students!

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.

The announcement was made at an assembly on Friday outside at the school. P.E. teachers Brian Driscoll and Kim Plogger and Principal Dr. Chris Schreiner were silly-stringed by the students who raised the most money. Then everyone celebrated with students’ jump rope performances!

Senior Baseball Player Chosen for 2016 Delta Dental All Star Game

Ren Martin_All Star Game“Had a friend was a big baseball player
back in high school
He could throw that speedball by you
Make you look like a fool, boy”

Congratulations to senior Ren Martin on being chosen to represent LHWHS at the 2016 Delta Dental High School All-Star game! Ren is a pitcher and plays left field.

Each year, one deserving, graduating senior on the team’s roster is chosen to join one of two All Star teams. This year’s game will be held on June 6 at Busch Stadium.

“Ren has been a strong player and leader for us this season,” coach Rob Garret said. “He is a hard worker and great competitor, and he has come through with some very clutch plays for us this year both in the field and at the plate.”

Students Excel in You Be the Chemist Competition

Congratulations to four Ladue Middle School students for their incredible display of knowledge, concentration, sportsmanship and poise in the Missouri State You Be the Chemist Competition!

The students who participated were Christopher Ye, Ashna Chali, Shelei Pan and Cindy Wang.

Chris is the Missouri State Champion and will continue on to the national competition in Philadelphia on June 20. All four students were in the top 5 in the state! They showed a deep understanding of science and some serious life skills.

Ladue Middle School Orchestra Students Score High at Solo & Ensemble

Congratulations to the following 32 Ladue Middle School orchestra students who participated in the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association’s Solo and Ensemble Festival! These students worked hard on their performances for weeks leading up to this event, and their dedication paid off.

Senior Published in Allergic Living Magazine

sema1Congratulations to senior Sema Dibooglu on the publication of her article, “Gluten-Free Muse: Celiac Disease Feeds My Art, Advocacy and Cooking” in this month’s issue of Allergic Living Magazine.

Allergic Living Magazine is an award-winning magazine distributed both in Canada and the U.S. Sema is one of the first gluten-free teen bloggers in the U.S. and worldwide. She began her blog “Eat Without Gluten” in 2013, and it is featured on the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness’ webpage. The blog is written to provide positive, practical, educational and insightful information on the gluten-free diet. Additionally, Sema’s cartoon movie has been featured in many countries in Europe and in Australia.

High School Students Learn Ways to De-Stress Before Finals

IMG_8079The Ladue Students Helping Students Club sponsored a “De-Stress” event during their Seminar period on April 12, where about 115 students signed up for various sessions that taught them how to deal with their stress levels.

This was the first time the event was held at the school. However, Ladue Students Helping Students, the club that organized the event, plans to do it in the future, as well.

The event was timed so students could learn techniques on ways to deal with stress in a healthy way before testing at the end of the year, which includes finals, as well as AP and ACT testing. There were five sessions, and students could choose three. They included Mindfulness, The Art of De-stressing, Meditation/Guided Imagery, Therapy Dogs, and Yoga. Students were given resources at the end of each session so they can continue practicing what they learned. 

Freshman Wins First Prize in Statewide Music Contest

Freshman Menea Kefalov of Ladue Horton Watkins High School has won a prize in the 11th annual 2016 Creating Original Music Project competition conducted by the University of Missouri’s Mizzou New Music Initiative. Her song “I Can’t Take It” was the first place winner in the “High School – Popular” category. This is the fifth time that Menea has written and submitted a song to the program and won a prize!

Menea’s winning composition will be performed at the annual COMP Festival, starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, in the Fine Arts Building on the Mizzou campus. The festival will be audio-streamed online so that relatives, friends, neighbors, classmates and other members of the public can listen from anywhere.

LMS Band Students Earn Top Marks at Solo and Ensemble Festival

Congratulations to the Ladue Middle School band students who earned a “Superior” rating at the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association’s Solo and Ensemble Festival this past weekend!

Seth Goldman (7), bassoon solo
Daphne Levy (7), flute solo
Alvin Li (7), clarinet solo
Melody Zhang (7), flute solo
Daphne Levy and Melody Zhang, flute duet