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LHWHS Alumni Hirschfeld’s Artwork Featured in SNL Museum

Matt Hirschfeld, Ladue Horton Watkins High School class of 1998, and a University of Missouri at St. Louis graduate, is an illustrator in Los Angeles, California recently commissioned by NBC commissioned to More »

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LHWHS Speech/Debate Team Succeed at NCFL National Tournament

Seven Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) students competed in the National Catholic Forensic League’s National Tournament on May 23-24, 2015, at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. More »

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Two LHWHS Science Olympiad Team Members Win Scholarships

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Science Olympiad Team was one of two Missouri teams to participate in the National Olympiad Competition at the University of Nebraska on May 15-16, 2015.  Sophomores More »

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LMS Science Bowl Team Ties 9th Place in the Nation

On May 2-3, 2015, the Ladue Middle School (LMS) science bowl team competed in the National Science Bowl finals in Washington, D.C.  There were 48 teams that qualified for the tournament after More »

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Two LMS’ Girls Continue to Dominate College Music Competition

For the fourth time in recent years, Ladue Middle School eight-graders Ande Siegel and Menea Kefalov wrote and entered their songs in the University of Missouri’s Creating Original Music program and won. More »

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Reed Elementary School’s Genius Hour Program Sparks Media Interest

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, KMOV-TV reporter Alissa Reitmeier visited Reed Elementary School to investigate the buzz about the Genius Hour and why some students are willing to skip recess to participate More »

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LHWHS Alumni Make $1 Million Lead Pledge to LHWHS Renovation

At the Rhythm and Hues fundraising event on March 28, 2015, the Ladue Education Foundation announced that a lead gift of $1 million has been pledged toward a major renovation of Ladue Horton Watkins More »

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Jahnke Named New Superintendent of the Year

Superintendent Dr. Donna Jahnke was named New Superintendent of the Year by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) for outstanding performance as a new superintendent.  Dr. Jahnke became superintendent for Ladue More »

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Ladue Middle School’s Taylor-Johnson Surprised By Award

Ladue Middle School Associate Principal Tiffany Taylor-Johnson has been named Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year. More »

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LHWHS Students Dominate at District Career Development Competition

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s DECA chapter triumphed at the District Career Development Competition. Students placed first and second in 15 of the 16 events. More »

Three Ladue Schools on American Heart Association Honor Roll

Three Ladue Schools made the top ten lists for Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart fundraising in Missouri. Reed Elementary School and Old Bonhomme Elementary School made the top ten list for Jump Rope for Heart, raising $23,407 and $17,937 respectively.  The Fifth Grade Center made the list for Hoops for Heart, raising $11,547.

LMS’s Worthington Named Missouri’s Middle School Counselor of the Year

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The Missouri School Counselor Association honored Ladue Middle School’s Counselor Janey Worthington as its Middle School Counselor of the Year on November 2, 2014, at Tan-Tar-A in the Lake of the Ozarks.  Janey was selected for this recognition based upon the innovation she brings to her position, her leadership role and her service to Ladue Middle School, which was also recognized as a National School of Character.

One of her nominators stated of Janey, “There is always a noticeable difference in her classes:  her students are kinder to one another, they are very familiar with the character program in the school, and they look out for each other and take care of one another.”

This award was open to multi-level school counselors from the state.  With this recognition, Missouri has nominated Janey for the National School Counselor of the Year through the American School Counselor Association.

Senior Ting Ding Takes First Place in National Poster Contest

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Ting Ding, a 2014-15 senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, and student of Sra. Maritza Sloan’s Spanish 4 class, received first place in the digital category from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).

The poster contest is a demonstration of students’ understanding of the importance and uses for new languages. The theme for this year’s contest was, “Enriquece tu vida aprediendo otras lenguas” (Enrich your life by learning other languages).

Congratulations to Ting for an extraordinary and artistic job with her poster. To view the other winners in the other categories please visit the link below.
http://www.aatsp.org/?page=PosterWinners_2014

LHWHS Senior Liu Wins Gold at 2014 International Mathematical Olympiad

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School senior, Yang Liu, recently returned from Capetown, South Africa after winning a Gold Medal in the 2014 International Mathematical Olympiad as a member of the six person USA team.   Overall, Team USA finished a very strong second to China.

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LHWHS Students Complete St. Louis Bridge Program

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Chapman (grade 11), Jordan Morris (grade 10) and Tsion Nigussie (grade 10) completed the University of Missouri – St. Louis Bridge Program which equips high school students in grades 9-12 with stimulating educational experiences, college planning, and social and professional competencies critical for the successful matriculation to college.  

LHWHS Kaupp Selected to Tour Turkey in Summer 2014

Ladue Horton Watkins High School social studies teacher, Amanda Kaupp, is one of five St. Louis area teachers chosen to visit Turkey this summer as part of a study tour organized and sponsored by the Turkish Cultural Foundation (TCF) in cooperation with the World Affairs Councils of America and its local chapter in St. Louis. Two groups of teachers from across the United States will visit Istanbul, Gelibolu (Gallipoli) and Troy, Canakkale, Bursa, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Konya and Catalhoyuk, Cappadocia and Ankara. 

LHWHS Kauffman Represents Cardinals as All-Star Teacher

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Hank Kauffman, retired Ladue Horton Watkins High School teacher, has been voted in as the Cardinals All-Star Teacher!  Thirty All-Star teachers from across the country will be recognized at this year’s All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota.  Tune in to see them live on FOX, July 15, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

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LHWHS Graduate Now Prominent Concert Pianist

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Ingrid Jacoby Is A Prominent Concert Pianist Living In London But She Got Her Start Right Here In St. Louis And At Ladue High School 
It’s not easy to make a living as a concert pianist, but St. Louis native Ingrid Jacoby is doing just that.
Jacoby lives in London these days, but she grew up in Olivette, Mo. and went to Ladue Horton Watkins High School. By the age of 12, she was already spending half days studying piano alongside college students at the St. Louis Conservatory of Music. 

Schools/Staff Honored for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Contributions

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The Ladue School District was an instrumental part of the success in this year’s School and Youth Campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, raising a total of $3,203.84.

Jiang and Raj Selected to Federal Reserve Student Board

Seniors Brian Jiang and Veijay Raj have been selected as members of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Student Board for 2014-15 school year. They are among 12 students chosen from the St. Louis area.