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Ladue Middle School Students Excel on MAP Test

Congratulations to our Ladue Middle School students and staff for their spot on a St. Louis Post-Dispatch list of eight area middle schools that mastered the MAP test this year! The tests More »

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LMS Student Named Shriners Hospital’s Hero of the Week

Sadie Strelow, 12, was honored last week as the Fox Sports Midwest’s Shriners Hospital’s Hero of the Week! Sadie is a seventh-grader at Ladue Middle School this year. More »

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LHWHS Grads Chosen For McDonald’s and UNCF Scholarship

Congratulations to three Ladue Horton Watkins High School Graduates for being chosen for the McDonald’s Academic Excellence Award Scholarship! Nautica Huddleston, Gabrielle Hannah, and Malcolm Davis will each receive a $3,000 scholarship More »

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Reed Elementary Teacher Receives $1,000 Grant

Karen Engelkenjohn, a Gifted Specialist at Reed Elementary School, received a $1,000 grant from Monsanto on the first day of school that will be used to buy agriculturally-focused kits for students.  Karen More »

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From Play-Doh to the Playground, Students Hang Out with Foster Kids

Save the Children, a blossoming club at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, spent some quality time with 15 foster children at an event sponsored by the Foster & Care Coalition on Aug. More »

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LHWHS Senior Receives Congressional Award Gold Medal

Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Jacqueline Wong, who was honored at the 2015 Gold Medal Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on June 17, 2015! The Congressional More »

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Two LHWHS Seniors Awarded, Five Graduate from STARS Program

Two juniors from Ladue Horton Watkins High School who participated in the 2015 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program won an LMI Aerospace Award in Excellence in Research after presenting More »

LHWHS’ Goble Weighs In on Social Media in the Classroom

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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 iPad apps?  On pbs.org, Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Broadcast Technology Teacher Don Goble weighs in on the “pro” side.

LHWHS Beck Named New Teacher of the Year by STAM

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Speech and Debate Coach Molly Beck was named “New Teacher of the Year” by the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri (STAM) at STAM’s annual banquet and awards ceremony on September 26, 2014.  A quick look at the articles posted to Spotlight on Ladue over the last year will attest to the outstanding work Beck has done in her short time with the Ladue School District.

LHWHS’s Griffith and District’s Jahnke Named STAM Outstanding Administrators of 2014

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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 Missouri (STAM). Griffith and Jahnke were honored and recognized at STAM’s annual banquet and awards ceremony on September 26, 2014.

1993 Graduate Berzon to Direct Jewish Book Festival

Scott Berzon is the new director of the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival and a 1993 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School.  The following article was published by Ellen Futterman, editor of the St. Louis Jewish Light on September 24, 2014…

Here’s a little trivia you might not know about Scott Berzon, the new director of the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival:

2003 Graduate Nathanson Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

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2003 graduate Rebecca Nathanson has been awarded a U.S. Fulbright scholarship to teach at the University of Sarajevo for the upcoming school year.  She will be working and living in Bosnia and Herzegovina through June 2015.  Rebecca is the daughter of Howard Nathanson, who is currently a Technology Coordinator at the high school, after officially retiring from the school district in 2010 as Old Bonhomme Elementary School’s Instructional Technology Coordinator.  

LHWHS Beck Earns National Forensic League Accreditation

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School teacher and Speech and Debate Team coach Molly Beck has received the Professional Forensic Educator accreditation through the National Forensic League (NFL).  This important designation recognizes excellence in forensic education through competitive success, longevity in the field, and commitment to continuing education.  While the NFL is home to over 9,000 educators, only a select number achieve this important distinction.

Ladue Middle School’s Leuthen Receives September Excellence in Education Award

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Ladue Middle School (LMS) Principal Greg Baber describes Carissa Leuthen as a tireless advocate for the educational needs of every LMS student.  That non-stop energy has earned the speech language pathologist for the Special School District (SSD) the September 2014 Excellence in Education Award.

2013 Graduate Loomis Youngest Elected Official in Missouri History

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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 position at age 18. He is a full-time undergraduate student at Washington University in St. Louis, double majoring in Political Science and Mandarin Chinese. Since becoming politically active, Loomis has worked on numerous campaigns including Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill’s 2012 reelection campaign and most recently served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Steve Stenger’s successful campaign for St. Louis County Executive, beating a 10-year primary incumbent with 66 percent of the vote. He hopes to use his Committeeship as a stepping stone to furthering his career in public service.

Guitarist and 1971 Graduate Niedt to Perform at Ethical Society

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As published on September 21, 2014 on stltoday.com.

After a half-century of presentation, more than one performer has become a regular with the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society. Douglas Niedt can lay a unique claim: His father, Douglas Niedt Sr., a dedicated amateur guitarist himself, was among the group’s founders.

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

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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 the first tournament of the year and four new team members competed in their first tournament.