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LHWHS Junior Selected for Cultural Leadership Program

Congratulations to Malone Hanis, a junior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, who was selected as for the Cultural Leadership Class 12! Cultural Leadership is a unique year-long educational leadership program including More »

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Talking Rams Slay at First Tournament of the Year

The speech and debate team competed in their first tournament of the year, the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association’s Pre-Season Invitational. Eleven new team members competed in their first tournament, and 12 More »

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Old Bonhomme Student Throws First Pitch at Diabetes Day at the Ballpark

Old Bonhomme School fourth grader Ava Leidenfrost threw out the first pitch to Hall of Famer Lou Brock at the baseball game on Diabetes Day at the Ballpark on Monday, Sept. 12, More »

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STRIDE Making a Difference at Ladue Horton Watkins High School

Data aggregated by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education shows that there is a disconnect between the enrollment of African-Americans in the St. Louis regional schools and the percentage of those More »

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Alumna Susan Medart Gets Crafty, Business Flourishes

Susan Medart, a 1980 Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna, found her calling just seven years ago when she decided to try her hand at starting a business for her handmade crafts. More »

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16 Seniors Recognized as National Merit Semifinalists

We are proud to announce that 16 of our high school students have been recognized as National Merit Semifinalists this year! These students qualified based on their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National More »

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Art Teacher’s Painting for Peace Submission Featured in Exhibition

Congratulations to new Ladue Horton Watkins High School art teacher Christine Warner for being included in a community art exhibition: Outside In: Paint for Peace.  The exhibition features paintings from the Painting for More »

Grant Paves Way for New Pickleball Paddles at Conway

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Our students at Conway Elementary are ready to play some pickleball! Ann Chapin, the school’s physical education teacher, applied for and received a $150 mini-grant from the Greater St. Louis Region Missouri State Teachers Association that she plans on putting toward some better quality pickleball paddles!

Senior Soccer Forward Makes Athletes of the Week List

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Senior soccer forward Chris Naunheim made the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Suburban Journal’s Athletes of the Week!  Chris became the all-time leading goal scorer for Ladue Horton Watkins High School. He has 48 career goals, surpassing the 47 accrued by William Piwnica-Worms in 2007. Chris is also three points away from breaking the school’s career points record with 119 points.

Chris is the team captain and has played varsity for four years. Chris was a first-team all-Suburban Central Conference selection last season.  Chris announced on his Facebook page that he intends to play Division II soccer at Maryville University next year.

 

Ladue School District Alumnus Teaching Baseball in Israel

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Check out what one of Ladue School District’s alumni is up to: Josh Scharff is in Israel teaching baseball to the young people living there, and he’s loving it.

Scharff, 25, a 2009 graduate, is the first participant in the pilot program for the Masa Israel Sport Initiative’s Baseball program, which was launched by The Jewish Agency for Israel. The online publication The Times of Israel wrote a piece on Scharff’s adventure.

Old Bonhomme Granted Guidance & Counseling Award

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Congratulations to Old Bonhomme Elementary, which was recognized on Oct. 9, 2015, as a recipient of the Gysbers Success Designation Award, which is awarded for a school’s commitment to implementing a comprehensive guidance and counseling program that focuses on the following aspects of development for all students: academic, career and personal/social.

LMS Teacher is President of McKendree University Alumni Association

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Ladue Middle School teacher Maria Page is serving her second term as president of the Alumni Association at McKendree University, according to the St. Louis American. Maria is a member of the board of trustees, and she previously served as first vice president and homecoming chair. Maria teaches creative writing and video journalism to seventh and eighth grade students at the Ladue School District.

Behr Named Outstanding Project Lead The Way Engineering Teacher

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Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Hannah Behr, who was recognized as a 2015-2016 Outstanding Project Lead the Way Engineering Teacher!

Project Lead the Way is the nation’s leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. Hannah is the PLTW coordinator for the high school, and has taken on an integral role in developing the program.

Speech & Debate Team Racks Up First Place Wins

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Congratulations to the Talking Rams, the LWHHS speech and debate team, who won first place in the 2015 Parkway Classic hosted by Parkway West on Oct. 9 & 10. The team also took home the win at the Oakville Autumn Congress invitational on Oct. 3 at Oakville High School!

The team also earned designation in the Two Hundred Club of the National Forensic League of the National Speech and Debate Association for 2015. This designation means the team earned more than 200 degrees during the 2014-2015 competition season. This designation places the chapter in the top 7.5 percent of teams in the country. This is the fifth year in a row the team has earned membership in the Two Hundred Club!

Two LHWHS Students Meet Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice

Two Ladue Horton Watkins High School students were selected as guests of the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court during the Missouri Bar Association’s Annual Meeting. Simi Falako and Rasika Sant, both seniors, attended the plenary panel session on civil rights and voting rights before having lunch with the chief justice.

LHWHS Student Attends Girls Nation 2015 in Washington D.C.

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Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Huayu Gao, who attended the Missouri Girls State program this summer and was selected as one of the two “senators” to represent Missouri for the Girls Nation program in Washington, D.C.

Since 1947, American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Girls Nation program has provided aspiring young women leaders firsthand experience with practical insight into how the federal government works. Only two participants are chosen per state, as is true for elected U.S. senators.

LHWHS Alum’s Glass Factory a Successful Venture in St. Louis

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Many graduates of Ladue Horton Watkins High School go on to lead happy, successful careers after leaving our doors. Jim McKelvey, a 1983 alum, is among them. One of his ventures, the Third Degree Glass Factory, is featured in the Oct. 2 issue of Ladue News.  Jim and his partner Doug Auer co-founded the center nearly 13 years ago. Today, about 25 local artists teach classes at Third Degree, and nearly 30,000 visitors grace its doors annually, according to the Ladue News article. The factory’s three studios include glassblowing, flameworking and kilnworking.