Field Hockey 2014

LHWHS Field Hockey Team Wins Tournament and Coach’s Award

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Field Hockey Team won the Public Schools Tournament on October 18, 2014 – a first for LHWHS. To top it off, Coach Barb Dwyer was More »

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LMS Raises Over $1,700 for Siteman Cancer Center

On October 17, 2014, the Ladue Middle School staff wore pink and gray ‘Due Time for a Cure t-shirts made by Emily Taylor’s art class.  Through sale of the t-shirts, the staff More »

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LHWHS Take the “Clothes Pin Challenge”

On October 16, 2014, Ladue Horton Watkins High School Students teamed up with students from seven other area high schools to participate in the Clothes Pin Challenge a student-led campaign to stop More »

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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 »

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.

LMS Duo Wins Composition Contest Three Years Running

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On Thursday, April 9, 2013, Julie Tristan of KSDK’s Show Me St. Louis interviewed LMS students Ande Siegel and Menea Kefalov for winning first place in the Creating Original Music Project (COMP) for the third year in a row.  The segment, featuring Ande and Menea singing their song “This Generation,” appeared on Show Me St. Louis at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 on KSDK Channel 5.

Included with their first place award is a $1,000 donation from the University of Missouri, sponsor of the competition, to the Ladue Middle Schools music department.

Link to the segment.

Six LHWHS Students Qualify to National Speech and Debate Tournament

The Talking Rams competed in the National Forensic League’s Eastern Missouri Speech and Debate District Tournament in March. Six students qualified to the national tournament, many other students made it to the final round, and the team won multiple honors.

National Qualifiers:
Sarah Allen – Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
Chloe An – Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
Collin Christner and Sydney Petersen – Duo Interpretation
Jerome Gregory – Original Oratory
Haohang Xu – Lincoln-Douglas Debate

LHWHS Allen Earns Highest Speech and Debate Degree

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Sarah Allen, senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, has earned the highest degree of membership in the National Forensic League (NFL). Allen earned Premier Distinction during the fall 2012 when she attained over 1,500 points. Earning this degree places Allen in the top half of one percent of all members in the NFL. Currently, she has the most points on the Talking Rams.

LHWHS Junior Natasha Medler Named Fox 2 Athlete of the Week

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On the afternoon of April 11, 2013, Maurice Drummond of Fox 2 News stopped by Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s varsity soccer practice to interview Natasha Medler for having been named Fox 2/Arby’s Athlete of the Week.  The official announcement aired on on Friday night, April 12, 2013 and is linked here. 

“Mr. Nice Guy”, Eddie Mungai, Named Mr. Ladue

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Contest/Fundraiser Takes Habitat for Humanity Contributions Over the $25,000 Mark

On March 12, 2013 the fifth annual “Mr. Ladue Contest” was held at Ladue Horton Watkins High School Performing Arts Center with senior Eddie Mungai winning the coveted title.  Twenty-nine young men, chosen by their coaches and club sponsors, competed through interpretive ribbon dancing, improvisation, karaoke, synchronized dance and the all-important final question.  It was all in good fun, and also for a very good cause.  The money raised through ticket sales will go directly to Habitat for Humanity and this year’s earnings took the high school’s Habitat for Humanity Chapter over the $25,000 mark in fund raising over the life of the “Mr. Ladue” event.