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LHWHS Junior Selected for Cultural Leadership Program

Congratulations to Malone Hanis, a junior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, who was selected as for the Cultural Leadership Class 12! Cultural Leadership is a unique year-long educational leadership program including More »

What a Turn of Events

Talking Rams Slay at First Tournament of the Year

The speech and debate team competed in their first tournament of the year, the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association’s Pre-Season Invitational. Eleven new team members competed in their first tournament, and 12 More »


Old Bonhomme Student Throws First Pitch at Diabetes Day at the Ballpark

Old Bonhomme School fourth grader Ava Leidenfrost threw out the first pitch to Hall of Famer Lou Brock at the baseball game on Diabetes Day at the Ballpark on Monday, Sept. 12, More »


STRIDE Making a Difference at Ladue Horton Watkins High School

Data aggregated by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education shows that there is a disconnect between the enrollment of African-Americans in the St. Louis regional schools and the percentage of those More »

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Alumna Susan Medart Gets Crafty, Business Flourishes

Susan Medart, a 1980 Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna, found her calling just seven years ago when she decided to try her hand at starting a business for her handmade crafts. More »


16 Seniors Recognized as National Merit Semifinalists

We are proud to announce that 16 of our high school students have been recognized as National Merit Semifinalists this year! These students qualified based on their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National More »

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Art Teacher’s Painting for Peace Submission Featured in Exhibition

Congratulations to new Ladue Horton Watkins High School art teacher Christine Warner for being included in a community art exhibition: Outside In: Paint for Peace.  The exhibition features paintings from the Painting for More »

LMS Student Represents Missouri in World Chess Championship


Congratulations to Iris Zhou, a sixth-grader at Ladue Middle School who represented Missouri on the U.S. team in the 2015 World Youth & Cadets Chess Championship! This year, Iris is the only student in Missouri who qualified for the U.S. national team.

LHWHS Senior Attends Top Summer Science Program

Congratulations to Tye Lamkin, a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, on her participation in the Summer Science Program this past summer!

LHWHS Boys Soccer advances to state quarterfinals

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The Ladue Horton Watkins boys soccer team is racking up the points and taking home the wins. The Rams beat Parkway West in a Class 3 sectional at Pattonville with a 2-0 win on Tuesday, Nov. 3, a feat that will advance them to the state quarterfinals for the third year.

LMS Teacher Erika Niles Recognized with October 2015 Excellence in Education Award

Erika Niles, the literacy coach at Ladue Middle School, received the October 2015 Excellence in Education Award at the Oct. 26 Board of Education Meeting. Congratulations to Erika on this prestigious recognition!

This is Erika’s 9th year teaching in the Ladue School District. She began her service as a gifted teacher at Ladue Middle School in 2009. Along with teaching literacy, Erika has also taught communication arts for sixth grade and social studies for seventh grade at Ladue Schools. On the topic of her various teaching hats, she says, “Obviously I don’t care what subject I teach—I just love kids!”

President Obama Praises Becky Sauerbrunn’s “Quiet Dominance”

President Barack Obama gave a special shout-out to each member of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, including our own alumna Becky Sauerbrunn, at the White House on Tuesday!

The team was invited to a tribute in honor of the team’s 2015 World Cup win. President Obama pointed out Becky’s “quiet dominance” as a necessity for the win as he listed each girl’s characteristic contributions.

LHWHS Alumnus Selected as Minnesota World Language Teacher of the Year


Congratulations to Grant Boulanger, a 1993 Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate, who has been selected as the 2015 Minnesota World Language Teacher of the Year! This award is one of the highest bestowed by the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures.

Grant went on to be chosen as the 2016 Regional Language Teacher of the Year by the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Grant will represent the central region at the national competition at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Convention & World Languages Expo in Boston, Massachusetts in November.

Grant Paves Way for New Pickleball Paddles at Conway

Pickleball During P.E. with Conway's 3rd Grade Girls

Our students at Conway Elementary are ready to play some pickleball! Ann Chapin, the school’s physical education teacher, applied for and received a $150 mini-grant from the Greater St. Louis Region Missouri State Teachers Association that she plans on putting toward some better quality pickleball paddles!

Senior Soccer Forward Makes Athletes of the Week List

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Senior soccer forward Chris Naunheim made the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Suburban Journal’s Athletes of the Week!  Chris became the all-time leading goal scorer for Ladue Horton Watkins High School. He has 48 career goals, surpassing the 47 accrued by William Piwnica-Worms in 2007. Chris is also three points away from breaking the school’s career points record with 119 points.

Chris is the team captain and has played varsity for four years. Chris was a first-team all-Suburban Central Conference selection last season.  Chris announced on his Facebook page that he intends to play Division II soccer at Maryville University next year.


Ladue School District Alumnus Teaching Baseball in Israel

Josh Scharff_Via The Times Of Israel

Check out what one of Ladue School District’s alumni is up to: Josh Scharff is in Israel teaching baseball to the young people living there, and he’s loving it.

Scharff, 25, a 2009 graduate, is the first participant in the pilot program for the Masa Israel Sport Initiative’s Baseball program, which was launched by The Jewish Agency for Israel. The online publication The Times of Israel wrote a piece on Scharff’s adventure.

Old Bonhomme Granted Guidance & Counseling Award


Congratulations to Old Bonhomme Elementary, which was recognized on Oct. 9, 2015, as a recipient of the Gysbers Success Designation Award, which is awarded for a school’s commitment to implementing a comprehensive guidance and counseling program that focuses on the following aspects of development for all students: academic, career and personal/social.