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Talking Rams Make Prestigious 200 Club

Congratulations to last year’s Talking Rams, the high school’s speech and debate team, and its sponsor and coach Molly Beck for their recent recognition by the National Speech & Debate Association for their More »

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Old Bonhomme Students & Staff Harvest Sweet Potatoes

Old Bonhomme’s sweet potatoes were ready to harvest this week! Kate Pichon, a parent volunteer who works with the Old Bonhomme garden, approached Chartwell’s about doing an activity with the students using the potatoes. More »

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Talking Rams Debate Team Takes First Place in Debate Sweepstakes

The speech and debate team competed in the Francis Howell North Events Round Robin and the Francis Howell Central Debate Round Robin this past weekend. The team took 1st place in debate More »

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Harlem Wizards Take On Ladue Schools Staff

This past Sunday, the Harlem Wizards visited the LHWHS Nielson Gym to take on a team of Ladue Schools staff! Everyone enjoyed watching the fun, and our team members proved to be More »

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Alumna Kristy Jackson Featured in Show-You STLs Entrepreneurship Project

Ladue Horton Watkins graduates go on to excel in any field they decide to take on after high school; and we love to share their success stories! Kristy Jackson, a 1991 graduate, was More »

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Reed Elementary Wins Selfie Contest

Congratulations to Reed Elementary, the school that won the selfie competition! We asked that each school’s teachers try and take a selfie with every student as an activity to reach “Every Student. More »

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LHWHS ELA Teacher Lisa Crawford Recognized with October Excellence in Education Award

Lisa Crawford, an English-Language Arts teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, received the October Excellence in Education Award at the Oct. 24, 2016, Board of Education meeting. Congratulations to Lisa on More »

Cheers for Conway Raises Funds for Conway Students

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The annual “Cheers for Conway” auction hosted by Conway Elementary School raised more than $20,000 on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Cardwell’s in Clayton.

The proceeds will be used for technology, special assemblies, library and PE supplies, along with other items and services for the students.

Alumnus Passed First Round of American Idol Auditions

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Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumnus Brandyn Burnette, who auditioned on American Idol with a song he wrote entitled “Lost.” All three judges voted to send him along to the next round. Brandyn even got a hug from Harry Connick Jr.

Brandyn is a 2008 graduate of LHWHS, and was a member of Choir and performed in the Spring Musical, West Side Story with a lead role as a senior.

We all wish him luck on his musical journey!

For more information about the audition, click here.

LMS Science Bowl Team Takes on Channel 4

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Last year’s Ladue Middle School Science Bowl team was invited to join Channel 4 for a mini science bowl on a live show last Friday!

Everyone had a blast buzzing in to answer questions in STEM-related topics (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Fall 2015, a Semester to Celebrate

Fall 2015 was another semester to celebrate! The Ladue School District is recognized nationally for the outstanding academic achievements of its students inside the classroom. The district’s staff and students are also achieving at a high level outside the classroom.

Here is just a sampling from the first semester of the 2015-16 school year.

Learn about district, student, staff and alumni accomplishments as they happen by “liking” the district on Facebook (facebook.com/ladueschools) or following us on Twitter @LadueSchools.

LMS Physical Education Department Awarded SHAPE America Grant

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The Ladue Middle School’s Physical Education Department was selected as a 2016 SHAPE America Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart Grant Recipient for its passion and commitment to the Hoops For Heart Program! The grant will allow the department to expand both its curriculum and focus on student health.

LHWHS Grad Volunteers, Recognized at Veiled Prophet Ball

Emily Dove, a 2014 LHWHS graduate, was featured in Town & Style’s recent edition for her participation as a maid at the 2015 Veiled Prophet Ball and her dedication to service.

Dove’s record of giving back includes assisting the fundraising efforts of the Bay Harbor Foundation in Michigan and volunteering as a Spanish translator and an English teacher at various orphanages in Chincha Alta, after an earthquake struck the Peruvian town, according to Town & Style.

2015 Missouri Science Bowl Winners Ready for Upcoming Event

The Missouri Regional Middle School Science Bowl, or “MoSciBo,” will return again in late February at Washington University in St. Louis. In its Jan. 2 edition, Ladue News previews the event while also telling the story of last year’s victors—the LMS team.

“Last year was an exceptional experience,” LMS teacher and MoSciBo coach told Ladue News. “The team we took to regionals at Wash U. was impressive. They did extremely well and took first place, winning them (and me) an all-expenses-paid trip to the National Science Bowl held in Washington, D.C.”

In 2015, the team beat out 18 other teams from 10 other middle schools around Missouri. To read the full article, click below.

LHWHS Talking Rams Finish Off the Season Strong

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The Talking Rams, LHWHS’s speech and debate team, completed their season with heads held high.

Senior Simi Falako, who is currently ranked No. 1 in the Eastern Missouri district and 20th in the state! This year, Simi earned the highest degree level possible for a student: the Degree of Premier Distinction in the National Forensic League of the National Speech and Debate Association. “This accomplishment reflects 1,500 points and is the mark of an incredible career in speech and debate,” Head Coach Molly Beck said.

Ladue Alumni Sports Committee Volunteers Around the Holidays

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The Ladue Alumni Sports Committee volunteered with St. Louis Arc in assisting special needs bowlers at their annual Christmas Party at Olivette Lanes this past weekend on Saturday, Dec. 12! St. Louis Arc is a local nonprofit United Way agency that provides support and services to more than 3,500 adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This group of alumni will also be volunteering at the Breakfast with Santa event at Wellspring Church in Ferguson this Saturday, where they will serve a pancake breakfast, pass out gifts and take photos!

Pre-K Teacher Claire Belz Recognized with December 2015 Excellence in Education Award

Claire Belz, a Pre-Kindergarten Teacher at Ladue Early Childhood Center, received the December 2015 Excellence in Education Award at the Dec. 14 Board of Education Meeting. Congratulations to Claire on this prestigious recognition!

This marks Claire’s 12th year with the Ladue School District. She began working here in 2004 as a BASK assistant, teaching assistant and substitute teacher at the LECC.