Olivette Residents Invited to Create Community Art Project with Old Bonhomme

Old Bonhomme Elementary students are partnering with their local heroes—Olivette Police and Fire—to create a community artwork for the new Olivette City Center that is scheduled to open in April! The project is More »

Spoede Students Spell Their Way to the Top in Annual Bee

Spoede Elementary just held its annual spelling bee on Jan. 19! Third and fourth grade students participate. This year, the champion was Will Kodner, and Isabella Huang was the runner-up. The students More »

LECC Special Education Teacher Terri Linhoff-Balk Recognized with January Excellence in Education Award

Terri Linhoff-Balk, an Early Childhood Special Education teacher for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, received the January Excellence in Education Award at the Jan. 23, 2017, Board of Education More »

LMS 8th Grader Speaks at Women’s March on St. Louis Rally

This past Saturday at the Women’s March on St. Louis, LMS 8th grader and activist Lauryn Donovan spoke to the more than 20,000 marchers as the youngest of the rally’s scheduled speakers! More »

Reed Elementary Students Share Dreams on MLK Day

To celebrate and reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day last week, Reed Elementary once again created the MLK Graffiti Wall! Each class brainstormed dreams for themselves, for their school, and for More »

Talking Rams Take First Place at Round Robin Debates

The speech and debate novices competed in the Oakville Novice Events Round Robin and Eastern Missouri Novice Debate Round Robin last weekend. They took 1st place in debate sweepstakes and 1st place More »

7th Grader & U.S. Youth Chess Team Member Opens Winter Chess Camp for Peers

Iris Zhou, a seventh-grade student at Ladue Middle School and a member of the U.S. national youth chess team, has decided to share what she has learned and teach her peers how More »

Ladue Percussionists Set Record at MPAT Competition

Ladue percussionists claimed five of the six trophies awarded at the Missouri Percussion Arts Trophy Competition held Saturday, March 5, at the Cowen Civic Center in Lebanon, Missouri. Ladue Schools’ is the first program to single-handedly take five trophies in the competition since its inception a decade ago.

In the high school timpani division, Miles Kim (11), Jacob Cytron (11) and Ian Pallares (10) took first, second and third places respectively; Miles Kim (11) and Audrey Wang (10) claimed second and third place in the high school marimba division.

Senior Receives Outstanding Achievement in Citizenship Award

Congratulations to Rasika Sant for being named a recipient of the 2016 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Citizenship through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education! Rasika is one of only 15 students across the state chosen for this honor.

Sant, Rasika - Award PresentationRasika was nominated for her academic excellence in government/civics courses, her participation and leadership in extracurricular activities related to government/civics and her community service. Each high school in the state is able to nominate one student.

Applications are reviewed by a committee made up of members from the Missouri Bar Advisory Committee on Citizenship Education, the Missouri Council for the Social Studies, the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals, the State Board of Education, and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Rasika was recognized at a luncheon in Jefferson City where she was honored by the Missouri State Board of Education and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Reed Students Excel at Equations Math Competition

About 30 third- and fourth-grade students from Reed Elementary competed in an Equations math competition at UMSL on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

Barrett Gall, a third grader, and Aditya Jain, a fourth grader, were recognized as high-scoring individual players. A third grade team, the Bling Bling Math Masters, was recognized for its high score. Those students included Anna Moore, Miko Kim, Arti Jain, Craig Urano and Barrett Gall. A fourth grade team, The PEMDA Panthers, was also recognized for its high score. Those students included Robert Fan, Abheek Dhawan, Aditya Jain, Rohan Suri, and Lucas Von Allmen.

LHWHS Senior Wins First Place at St. Louis Science Fair

LHWHS Senior Monica Malone blinded us with science at the Academy of Science St. Louis Science Fair, Honors Division on Saturday, Feb. 27! Monica’s experiment won first place, earning her $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May.

About 7 million people from across the world compete for 1,700 spots at Intel. Monica said she is completely in shock that one of those spots is hers, but she’s ready to take her project to this next competition.

Ladue FGC Student Takes On Taekwondo

A student at the Ladue Fifth Grade Center was featured in Town & Style’s February edition for her success in practicing taekwondo. Sophia (Sassy) Saleeby, a fifth grader, and her younger brother, Jack, attend numerous local and interstate matches throughout the year, which prepares them for the state qualifier and the USA Taekwondo Nationals.

Last year, the siblings qualified for the Indiana State Tournament for Nationals by capturing the gold, where Sassy took first in poomsae and her brother in sparring. At Nationals in Austin, Texas, Sassy won a bronze and Jack a silver.

LMS Student Advances to Statewide Geography Bee

Addison Steinbach_7Congratulations to seventh-grader Addison Steinbach on advancing to the 2016 Missouri Geographic Bee! Addison, an LMS student, won the schoolwide geographic bee and took the state qualifying test to be entered into the Missouri competition. Only the top 100 contestants statewide advance! Everyone here at Ladue Schools wishes him the best of luck!

LMS Students Participate in MathCounts Competition

On Saturday, 10 LMS students participated in the MathCounts St. Louis Chapter competition at Florissant Valley Community College. The students included Jeremy Ouyang (8), Anna Zhong (8), Stephen Jiang (7), Jason Ding (7), Harry Chen (7), Will Bender (6), William Xie (7), Samuel Chen (6), William Pan (7), and Daniel Xu (6).

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Laduettes Are No. 1 in the Nation for Hip Hop

This Sunday, Feb. 28, the Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Laduettes danced their way to the top at the National Dance Alliance’s National Competition in Orlando, Florida. The pom and dance team won first place in the nation for hip hop with a score of 91.33 – the highest score out of over 20 teams from across the U.S. in the hip hop category for medium-sized schools. The team also placed No. 8 in the nation in the Pom category.

FOX2 visited the school to share the girls’ dance moves with viewers! Watch the segment here:

Laduettes bust a move for FOX 2

“These girls have proven that hard work, determination and teamwork combined make great things happen,” said Principal Brad Griffith. “Our school and district couldn’t be more proud of their drive and their accomplishment. Congratulations, ladies.”

The team also placed first in hip hop and second in poms at the 2016 St. Charles Classic Dance Competition. This is the sixth year the team has qualified for nationals.

Watch the video here.

 

Spoede Students Recognized for Artwork in Missouri Senate Art Exhibit

Congratulations to two Spoede Elementary students who were recognized for their artwork! Eelise Riddle, a third grade student, received a Missouri Senate Certificate of Excellence for her winning submission to the Missouri Senate Art Exhibit, and Dylan McDonough, a first grade student, received a certificate for his participation.

Occupational Therapist Becky Braddock Recognized with February Excellence in Education Award

D-CampusDocumentStorepics36230Becky Braddock, an Occupational Therapist for the Special School District at Reed Elementary, received the February 2016 Excellence in Education Award at the Feb. 22 Board of Education Meeting. Congratulations to Becky on this prestigious recognition!

Becky began working for the Ladue School District nearly 30 years ago and has been at Reed Elementary since her first day.  When she started working there, Don Flanagan was the principal and Superintendent Donna Jahnke was the resource teacher! Becky has also worked in several Parkway schools, as well as in Normandy. 

Becky is well-deserving for this award for her work both in and outside of the classroom. She has high expectations of her students, and is constantly pushing them to take their learning to the next level. Within her role as an occupational therapist, this equates to students becoming independent on specific tasks. In Becky’s class, achieving and trying your best are expectations.