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Ladue Early Childhood Center’s Ayres receives December Excellence in Education Award

Ladue Early Childhood Center (LECC) Preschool Teacher Dee Ayres began working in the district in 2007. LECC Director Kerri Wetzel says Dee is a “role model in her management skills and working with More »

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LMS Annual Fundraiser Nets 19,026 Canned Goods for Area Families

Sometimes hunger and homelessness go hand-in-hand in a community, so the students at Ladue Middle School sponsored activities to make a difference.  To help Feed the Children organization, LMS sponsored a penny More »

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Fifth-Graders Collect 500 Cans of Food for “Turkey Bowl”

Fifth-graders in the Ladue School District collected 500 canned goods at the first-ever “Turkey Bowl.”  The event was held on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Ladue Horton Watkins High School varsity football captains More »

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Student Game Designers Demo Prototypes

Two Ladue Middle School students, Hale Masaki and Alex Krasnoff, attended Stonemaier Games’s Design Day, a game design event. Alex entered his game, Venturing Vaults, and playtested it twice with two different More »

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The LHWHS Football Rams Win Quarterfinals Against Jackson

On Saturday, November 15, 2014, Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Rams won the Class 5 Quarterfinals against Jackson High School.  Junior James Bell switched the momentum for his teammates by catching More »

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“Ladue View” Takes the Spotlight in Washington, D.C.

Junior Reis Rosenbloom, Senior Jane Nelson and Senior Lillian Donahue represented the Ladue View at the National High School Journalism Convention in Washington D.C., November 6-9, 2014. Ladue View is Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s More »

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LHWHS Edwards and Fox Named Fox 2/Arby’s Athletes of the Week

Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) football players Senior Jack Fox and Junior Daylen Edwards were the Fox 2/Arby’s Athletes of the Week for Friday, November 14, 2014. The duo led the More »

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Ladue Alumni Gear Up for First “Alumni Football Classic”

The Ladue Alumni Sports Committee (LASC) is hosting the first-ever Ladue Alumni Football Classic on Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, November 29, 2014, at the Ladue West Campus located at 10900 Ladue Rd. from 12 – 5 More »

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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 More »

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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 More »

LHWHS’ Schindler Wins National Quizbowl Awards

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Even before the final round of the National All-Star Academic Tournament was played, team member and recent graduate, Max Schindler, had already come out on top.  Schindler was named National High School Player of the Year, and was named a member of the National High School A Team along with four other players from across the country.  Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Scholar Bowl Team went on to take first place in the National All-Star Academic Tournament played in Columbus, Ohio on June 15-16, 2013.  

2001 Graduate and International Choreographer Rashad “Wizdom Truth” Rounds Opens Dance Studio in St. Louis

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The following information was provided by Rashad “Wizdom Truth” Rounds publicist regarding Wizdom’s return to St. Louis to begin his own dance studio.

Native St. Louisan returns home from L.A. to bring hip-hop dancing expertise to hometown students in a brand new state of the art dance studio

 ST. LOUIS, May 22, 2013 – From St. Louis to L.A. and back again, Rashad “Wizdom Truth” Rounds proudly presents a new home for Midwest dancers to experience hip hop in its purest form. Famous Fresh Studios opened June 15, 2013 in the St. Louis Outlet Mall in Hazelwood, showcasing the best hip-hop, street, breaking, tap and jazz teachers in the St. Louis area.

St. Louis Public Radio Features Ladue Schools Family on College Selection

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The following story appeared on news.stlpublicradio.org with a link to the story aired on Friday, June 14, 2013.  2013 graduate Alex Patershuk and her mother, Diane Patershuk, are featured in the online and on-air interviews, both reported by Erin Williams.

Achievement, Outcome – What Dictates A Student’s Success?

School system performance is paramount for any family looking to move and start a family, as it was for Rob and Diane Pattershuk, when they moved to Ladue 20 years ago. 

Scholar Bowl Team Brings Home Another National First

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Pitted against both private and public schools from across the nation, Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s (LHWHS) Scholar Bowl Team comes out on top – again.

  • On May 25 – 26, 2013, the team earned second place at the National Academic Quiz Tournaments High School National Championship.
  • On June 8-9, 2013 the team finished first at the National Scholastics Championship in College Park, Maryland.
  • On June 15-16, 2013 the team, chosen to represent Missouri, finished first at the National All-Star Academic Tournament (NASAT.)

Ladue Schools Students Showcase Their Art and Stories at Book Signing

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St. Louis, Mo., June 5, 2013—Four fifth graders from two schools in the Ladue School District were among the twenty published authors and artists who participated in the fifth annual Grannie Annie Gathering at Left Bank Books in downtown St. Louis on June 1, 2013. Before a standing-room-only audience, the authors read excerpts from their family stories published in “Grannie Annie, Vol. 8,” released in May in both paperback and PDF editions, and the artists discussed their illustrations published in the same volume.

Old Bonhomme’s Brown Has “Must-Read” IT Blog According to EdTech

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As seen on EdTechMagazing.com….

If it takes a village to raise a child, how many people does it take to train an educator? It’s hard to say, but 50 helping hands seems like a good place to start.

In the spirit of community, collaboration and information sharing, EdTech: Focus on K–12 has rounded up 50 ed-tech blogs that we deem must-reads for the K–12 community. We launched our first Must-Read IT list last year to great response so we hope that you all enjoy this year’s batch of blogs as well.

2013 Graduation Speeches

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The Class of 2013 graduated on May 19, 2013.   Following are links to each of the 2013 Ladue Horton Watkins High School Commencement Ceremony speeches.

2009 LHWHS Grad Logan Uxa Drafted by Cincinnati Reds

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As reported by KATV in Jonesboro, Arkansas…

JONESBORO — Arkansas State senior Logan Uxa was selected in the 32nd round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. He was the 975th player taken overall was the second A-State player chosen by Cincinnati.  The Reds also drafted A-State senior pitcher Daniel Wright on Friday in the 10th round.

Craft Alliance Names Studio for Former LHWHS Student

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On June 20, 2013 at 6 p.m. the Craft Alliance will dedicate the Stephen Blake Wolfson Clay Studio in memory of Blake Wolfson, former student of Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

When Wolfson was a young teenager, he had his first experience with clay at Craft Alliance.  From that time on, working with clay became a passion for Wolfson, and one of his favorite pastimes.  The public is invited to attend the dedication in honor of Blake’s life and his love of this art form.  (R.S.V.P. to Danielle Sommer at 314-725-1177, extension 337.)

LHWHS Scholar Bowl Team Places Second in Nation

Competition Includes Both Public and Private High Schools  

On May 25 and 26, 2013, Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s (LHWHS) Scholar Bowl Team (A) earned second place among 256 teams in a national high school quiz bowl amongst a leading pack of schools dominated by private, parochial and academic magnet schools.  The next public high school is listed seventh – Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD, and the next is in the eleventh position – Dorman High School in Roebuck, SC.