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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 »

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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 »

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Speech/Debate Team Sweep Varsity Events at Pre-Season Tournament

The speech and debate team competed in their first tournament of the year – a pre-season conference tournament hosted by the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association. The team was very successful in More »

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Ladue Staff Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It started with Reed Elementary School challenging district administrators… Then the district administrators challenged the principals… The first to take on the challenge was Kerri Wetzel, director of the Ladue Early Childhood More »

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.

Rams and CHARACTERplus Name 2013 Character Fitness Model Schools

The following news release was provided by the St. Louis Rams and can be read online at stlouisrams.com

The St. Louis Rams and CHARACTERplus, an initiative of the Cooperating School Districts, today announced this year’s Character Fitness Model Schools. Ladue Middle School in the Ladue School District, Point Elementary School in the Mehlville School District and Woerther Elementary School in the Rockwood School District were selected as the 2013 Character Fitness Model Schools.

LHWHS and LMS Science Olympiad Teams Win First in State

2013 LHWHS Science Olympiad

Students competed in events involving biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth sciences and engineering design.  Engineering events included designing and building a robotic arm, a boom lever, a gravity vehicle and a calorimeter, to name a few.

LHWHS 2013 Science Olympiad Team Members:  Chloe An, Enze Chen, Collin Christner, Emily Chu, Jialin Ding, Runpeng Liu, Yang Liu, Allison Loynd, Michael Prablek, Rasika Sant, Max Schindler, Kisan Thakkar, Haohang Xu, Ben Zhang, Eric Zhu, Toby Zhu

LHWHS Second in U.S. in Online Math Competition

Math Madness

Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) recently placed second in a national pilot test of the Interstellar online math competition associated with American Mathematic Competitions (AMC).   LHWHS’ team was comprised of Yang Liu (sophomore), Max Schindler (senior), and Victor Wang (senior.)

Read the full story as it appeared in USA Today on March 24, 2013…

1998 Ladue Schools Alumni To Appear on “The Tonight Show”

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As reported on Patch.com on March 27,2013…

The last time he appeared as a guest on The Tonight ShowJustin Willman performed a magic trick that involved a cup of soda over the head of Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman in December.

Now, just a few months later, Willman, host of Cupcake Wars on the Food Network as well as a touring magician/entertainer with a thing for the sleight of hand, will be back on the program Wednesday.

Reed Staff “Give Kids A Smile”

Reed Staff Dental Clinic

Four staff members from Reed Elementary School participated in the “Give Kids A Smile” recent biannual clinic which provided nearly 600 St. Louis children with complimentary cleanings, fillings, X-rays and other care from dentists and hygienists.  Volunteers help guide children through the assembly line of treatment.

Pictured left to right are: Kelly Emshoff (First Grade), Kim Bliss (Nurse), Kristin Hoeflinger (Teacher Assistant), and Sarah Adams Schwartz (Spanish).

Read the full story.