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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 »

LMS Named National School of Character

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May, 2014 – (St. Louis, MO) – The Ladue School District is pleased to announce that Ladue Middle School was named a 2014 National School of Character (NSOC) by The Character Education Partnership (CEP), a national advocate and leader for the character education movement. The National Schools of Character (NSOC) program recognizes schools that have demonstrated the use of character education and development to drive a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and school climate.

Two LHWHS Students Selected for Cultural Leadership

Freshman Elizabeth Collinger and Junior Ariel Groener have been selected, along with 30 other students from the St. Louis area, to participate in the Cultural Leadership program during the summer of 2014.

1968 Graduate Nuetzel Remembered

St. Louis Public Radio posted this story commemorating contributions to theatre and the field of psychology by Eric Nuetzel, a Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate who passed away on May 12, 2014.  Nuetzel was married to Susan Miller Nuetzel who served for many years on the Ladue Schools Board of Education.  

LHWHS Geers Has Painting Accepted by Gallery

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LHWHS junior, Nina Geers, had a painting accepted to The Next Generation Exhibition, a juried show, at the Soulard Art Market and Contemporary Gallery (SAM).

Her painting is acrylic on plexiglass, 36 x 24 in.

2012 Graduates Art Featured in Recent Book

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2012 graduates Amy Dai and Andrew Rubin both have paintings created in Advanced Placement Studio Art at Ladue Horton Watkins High School included in the second edition of Helen D. Hume’s The Art Teacher’s Survival Guide for Secondary Schools published in 2014.

Funds Raised for Leukemia in Memory of LHWHS Graduate

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The late Bryan Thomas Campbell died in 2007 due to complications caused by leukemia.  Bryan grew up in Godfrey, attended Alton High School, and graduated from Ladue Horton Watkins High School and the University of Missouri Columbia. In 2008, his family formed the Bryan Thomas Campbell Foundation to raise funds for leukemia patients and leukemia research. A year later, the Campbells started the Soupie Open Golf Tournament to raise money for the foundation.

LHWHS Seniors Support Local HavenHouse

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In May 2014, seniors from Ladue Horton Watkins High School volunteered their time at HavenHouse in St. Louis, washing shuttles and windows and picking up trash.  HavenHouse provides housing and community support for families traveling to St. Louis for medical care.

Spoede Students Report on Summer Plans

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Ladue News story by Brittany Nay

When school’s out for summer, these local students have big plans for their vacation. Join in the fun as they tell LN the sports, camps, trips and more they’ll be enjoying in their free time.

Conway Elementary School’s Wieck Receives May Excellence in Education Award

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Dr. Lane Narvaez described Sarah Wieck, a third-grade teacher at Conway Elementary School, as a “master teacher”  when Sarah received the May 2014 Excellence in Education Award.  Sarah started in the Ladue School District in 2003 as a teacher intern at Conway Elementary School.

Ladue and Saint Louis Success at Speech and Debate MSHSAA State Tournament

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) speech and debate team, the Talking Rams, were represented at the Missouri High School Activities Association (MSHSAA)  State tournament by the following students:

Benjamin Collinger (11) and Rasika Sant (10) – Policy Debate
Emily Chu (12) – Radio Speaking
Miriam Hauptman (11) – Prose Reading
Shira Morosohk (12) – Original Oratory

Tushar Raj (11) was the team’s official timekeeper.

Congratulations to Benjamin and Rasika on advancing to the semifinal round of Policy Debate. Benjamin and Rasika only lost one of eight ballots during their four preliminary rounds of competition.

In addition to LHWHS’s success, the St. Louis region brought back six state championships and had finalists in all but one of the speech events. MSHSAA State was truly a remarkable weekend for St. Louis speech and debate!

The team will next compete in the National Catholic Forensic League tournament in Chicago, IL over Memorial Day Weekend followed by the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament in Overland Park, KS in June.