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Find Out Why Students, Staff and Parents Say “We Love Ladue!”

On the last few days of the 2012-13 school year, students, staff and parents were asked “Why does your school rock?”  Find out what they said at… Ladue Middle School, Reed Elementary More »

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Fire Prevention Week at Reed

Did you know that two out of every five home fires start in the kitchen? That’s an astounding number and with the help of the Ladue Fire Department, Reed Elementary School students More »

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LHWHS’ Bry and Thompson Published in Gateway Varsity Sports

In October 2013, Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS)  juniors Aaron Bry and Danielle Thompson published an article and a photo, respectively, about LHWHS’ girls field hockey team in the second edition More »

LMS Urban Harvest Volunteers

LMS Students Volunteer at Urban Harvest

As published by Ladue News on September 26, 2013… Urban Harvest STL volunteers and Whole Foods Market Galleria team members joined together to prepare the UHSTL downtown community garden for fall. The gardeners More »


2012 Graduate Chesson Scores Against Akron

2012 Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate Jehu Chesson captured after scoring a touchdown for the University of Michigan in a game against Akron University on September 14, 2013.  Final score: 28-24 More »

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LHWHS Sarah Jacobs Wins LMI Aerospace Award for Excellence in Research

Teenage scientists earn research awards from University of Missouri–St. Louis STARS program                 Nearly 90 students participated in the STARS program Thirty-five aspiring scientists who spent six weeks this summer conducting intensive More »

The “Harlem Shake” Ladue Schools Style

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The Harlem Shake is a dance video craze sweeping the globe.  If you’re not familiar with it, here’s basically what happens.  One person starts dancing to the Harlem Shake song, with all around them apparently oblivious.  At one point in the song and in a video instant, everyone in the frame and often many, many others, have joined in the dance.

Not surprisingly, Ladue Schools’ students and teachers are participating in the fun new trend.  Here on Spotlight on Ladue, we will continue to post the versions we receive.  Have fun!

Dr. Donna Jahnke Appointed Next Ladue Schools Superintendent

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On February 26, 2013, the Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Donna Jahnke, a 22-year veteran of the Ladue School District, as its next superintendent.  Dr. Jahnke will begin her new role July 1, 2013, after finishing her current contract as Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning.

Spoede’s Johnson Receives February 2013 Excellence in Education Award

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Jennifer Johnson, a second-grade teacher at Spoede Elementary School, received the February 2013 Excellence in Education Award at the February 26, 2013 Board of Education meeting.  Jennifer came to the Ladue School District in 1988 and was a Computer Lab Teacher at Conway Elementary during her first year with the district.

Reed’s Plogger Receives January 2013 Excellence in Education Award

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Kim Plogger, a physical education teacher at Reed Elementary School, received the January 2013 Excellence in Education Award at the January 28, 2013 Board of Education meeting.  Kim is from Kansas City, Kansas and started as a Physical Education teacher at Reed Elementary School in 2003.  During her tenure at Reed, Kim has made significant, positive changes for staff, students, parents and the whole Reed community.

LMS Sixth-Graders Win NFL Ram’s “2013 Play 60 Challenge”

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Ladue Middle School sixth-graders won the NFL St. Louis Ram’s “2013 Play 60 Challenge.” Below are pictures from the sixth-grades field trip to Rams Park, part of the reward for dedicating themselves to winning this prestigious award.

13 Seniors Are Finalists in 2013 National Merit Scholarship Competition

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On January 31, 2013, the following Ladue Horton Watkins High School seniors were announced to be finalists in the National Merit Scholarships Competition.  All semi-finalists announced earlier this year were also named as finalists.

All of this year’s semifinalists are pictured here:

LMS Math Team Excels at Regional Mathcounts Competition

The Ladue Middle School (LMS) Math team participated in the Mathcounts Regional Competition on February 16, 2013.  The following students represented LMS: Ben Phung, Justin Chen, Albert Lui, Alex Tan, Hans Chan, Seema Patil, Barath Palanisamy, Patrick Hwang, and Kevin Jiang.

LHWHS Science Olympiad Team Places Second in Region

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Science Olympiad Team placed second in the Regional Tournament behind John Burroughs School.  The team placed in 18 of the 23 events, taking away nine gold mdals, four silver medals, three bronze medals and two honorable mentions.