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Ladue Schools’ Boy’s Varsity Tennis Head Coach Named State Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Ladue Schools’ Head Coach for Boy’s Varsity Tennis, Margaret Junker, who has been named State Coach of the Year! The announcement was made at the 2015 Ladue Horton Watkins High More »

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LHWHS Alumna Retires, Runs Nonprofit For Seniors & the Arts

Lynn Friedman Hamilton, a Ladue Horton Watkins High School 1963 alumna, is retired, but she’s not slowing down. In 2009, Lynn launched a nonprofit project, Maturity and its Muse. Now that she’s More »


Spoede Best in State for 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Congratulations to Spoede Elementary School, which has officially been named the #1 school in Missouri for logging the most minutes in the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Thanks to our inspiring teachers More »

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Firefighters and Police Officers Visit Reed Elementary on 9/11

Ladue firefighters and police officers visited Reed Elementary on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, to hand out popsicles to our students during recess! The event was held to commemorate 9/11. More »

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Ladue Schools Graduate and Her Father Paint Phillips 66 Mural

The 1,200-square-foot mural that is being painted in Grand Center is sponsored by Phillips 66 and showcases 66 great things about St. Louis. Liza Fishbone, an alumna of Ladue Horton Watkins High More »

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Ladue Alumnus, National Human Genome Research Institute Director Speaks with Students

A group of Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) students recently had the opportunity to hear Dr. Eric Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) in Bethesda, Maryland, and More »

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Alumnus Chases his Passion and Succeeds in the Local Art Scene

Deciding to follow one’s passion can be risky when it comes to a career, but for Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumnus Ted Collier, the gamble paid off. Ted started out in More »


LHWHS Alumnus’ Artisan Furniture Business Thrives

If you’re interested in seeing what some of our alumni are up to, check out Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate Martin Goebel’s artisan furniture workshop! Martin’s shop is located on Locust Street More »

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Ladue Middle School Students Excel on MAP Test

Congratulations to our Ladue Middle School students and staff for their spot on a St. Louis Post-Dispatch list of eight area middle schools that mastered the MAP test this year! The tests More »

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LMS Student Named Shriners Hospital’s Hero of the Week

Sadie Strelow, 12, was honored last week as the Fox Sports Midwest’s Shriners Hospital’s Hero of the Week! Sadie is a seventh-grader at Ladue Middle School this year. More »

LHWHS Boys Varsity Soccer Team Wins District Championship


LHWHS Junior Chris Naunheim led the Rams to victory over rival Clayton 1-0 to claim the Class 3 District 5 championship at MICDS.  This is the third year in a row that the varsity soccer team won the district championship.  The team will advance to the sectional round. Way to go Rams and coaches Dave Aronberg and Kevin Davis!

Read the article, “Ladue, St. Dominic, Bayless win District Titles” on

LHWHS Sophomore Gloria Zhou Wows Her Audience


Ladue Horton Watkins High School sophomore Gloria Zhou was mentioned in the “Were You There When” section of the Ladue News.  She recently performed the Mendelssohn G Minor Piano Concerto with the Town & Country Symphony Orchestra. The event was held at The Principia. Gloria, who studies piano with Laura Schindler, has received many awards for her piano skills.

Six LHWHS Students Join 2014-15 St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra

Jessica Ingraham, STL Symphony Youth Orchestra Manager and Secondary Programs Coordinator, contacted Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Principal Brad Griffith with the great news…   Seniors Rowan Faulkner and Elena Hammann; sophomores Cindy Geng, Nathan Hsu and Stephanie Zhong and freshmen Glen Morgenstern have been accepted into the prestigious program.

LHWHS Varsity Wielansky All-Time Soccer Goal Leader


Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Michael Wielansky is now the all-time goal leader in a season. With 42 career goals, Wielansky is closing in on the all-time points record with six away from becoming Ladue’s all-time leading scorer too. Wielansky is chasing former LHWHS soccer player and current Washington Nationals minor leaguer William Piwnica-Worms’ record, who set all those marks in 2007.

Ladue Horton Watkins High School ‘s Gutchewsky Receives October Excellence in Education Award


Not many school principals would go on record as saying, “If I were opening a new school, with any range of learner or ability level, I would want Kim with me.” But that’s exactly what Ladue Horton Watkins High School Principal Brad Griffith said of English Teacher Kim Gutchewsky.

LECC Staff Honored as Women’s Champion for Social Change


On October 23, 2014, the Ladue Early Childhood Center staff received a 2014 Women’s Champion for Social Change Award. This award is sponsored by SLEVAWN—St. Louis Ending Violence against Women Network and recognizes employers, employees, advocates and volunteers in the St. Louis community who are making a difference in the lives of women in their workplace and in their recovery from domestic violence.  

2014 Graduate Lijowska Receives Excellence in Foreign Language Study Award


Kansas City, MO — Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna, Magda Lijowska has been honored for Excellence in Foreign Language Study by the Foreign Language Association of Missouri (FLAM). Lijowska and her Spanish teacher, Mrs. Maritza Sloan, were honored at FLAM’s annual fall conference in Kansas City on October 18, 2014.

LHWHS Field Hockey Team Wins Tournament and Coach’s Award

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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 selected by her peers to receive the Janet Esrock Coach of the Year Award for 2014.  This award is given to coaches who have a passion for coaching and a strong desire for competition to be at the highest possible level.

LMS Raises Over $1,700 for Siteman Cancer Center

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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 raised more than $1,700 for Siteman Cancer Center.  Students also wore pink outfits…  tutus, fuzzy hats and all!

LHWHS Take the “Clothes Pin Challenge”

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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 cyberbullying.    They wrote #StartsWithUs on a clothes pin and “pinned” the backpack or shirt of a friend, taking a photo or video of the “pinning” and uploading it to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  In turn, the “pinned friend” goes on to pin someone else.