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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 »

Reed Elementary School’s Bokermann Receives March Excellence in Education Award

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A teacher who is considered a trendsetter in education and classroom rehabbing received the March 2014 Excellence in Education Award. Michelle Bokermann of Special School District has been a speech language pathologist at Reed Elementary School since receiving her graduate degree from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville in 2002.

Old Bonhomme’s Humphrey Supports “Unsorted”

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Lori Humphrey, second-grade teacher at Old Bonhomme Elementary School, was recently interviewed by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the play Unsorted.  Humphrey was the district’s Teacher of the Year for the 2012-13 school year and was also the recipient of an Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award.  Humphrey has applied for a Gold Star Grant to fund presentation of the play to students and personnel in the Ladue School District to kick off the school year in September. The request specifies that Unsorted be performed as well for parents and the community to promote home-school connections.

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Humphrey was also interviewed on St. Louis Public Radio about her interest in and support of this production.

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LHWHS Linehan Recipient of Pedal the Cause Award

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News release from Pedal the Cause…

Young Olivette Resident Receives Top Honors
by Honoring His Mother & Supporting His Father’s Research

Pedal the Cause presents Clare Blase Spirit Award to Ben Linehan   

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 25, 2013) — Pedal the Cause is pleased to announce that sixteen-year-old Olivette resident and Ladue High School student, Ben Linehan, is the recipient of the 2013 Pedal the Cause Clare Blase Spirit Award.

LHWHS Jacob Receives Distinguished Achievement Award

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News release published by University of Missouri – St. Louis…

UMSL honors 47 high school students for distinguished achievement in science

On February 20, 2014, more than 200 proud parents and teachers came to honor 47 high school juniors at the annual Distinguished Achievement Awards for Science Excellence dinner presented by the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

LMS Mathcounts Team Places First in Regional Competition

Ten students from Ladue Middle School (LMS) participated in the Regional Mathcounts Competition on February 15-16, 2014.  The team of Anna Zhong, Kevin Jiang, Edward Wu, and Justin Chen placed first at Regionals and will represent LMS at the state competition in March.  Moses Schindler will also represent LMS at state in the individual competition.

LMS Petersen Appointed to NSTA Science Scope Advisory Board

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Elizabeth Petersen, seventh-grade science teacher at Ladue Middle School was appointed in February 2014 to the NSTA Science Scope Advisory Board.  The work of this group is targeted toward promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.  Science Scope Magazine is the the NSTA publication for middle school science teachers.

LMS Eisenman Selected as Missouri Top Middle Level Youth Volunteer

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On February 7, 2014, Ladue Middle School eighth-grader Sarah Eisenman was selected as Missouri’s top Middle Level youth volunteer in the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. In Sarah’s volunteer project, which was also her Girl Scout Silver Award project, she demonstrated leadership by designing and furnishing reading rooms at HavenHouse St. Louis. HavenHouse is a home-away-from-home that serves more than 3,000 patients a year and their families, who travel to St. Louis from all over the United States and 46 other nations to receive medical treatment.

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LMS Science Olympiad Team Places First Regionally

The Ladue Middle School Science Olympiad Team for placed first in the regional competition held on February 1, 2014. The competition team placed in the top four for all 23 events, and the training team placed in the top five for 18 of the 23 events.

Spoede Elementary’s Jones Receives February Excellence in Education Award.

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Spoede Elementary School Principal Dr. Kim Stallons said, “Becky Jones is exceptional at building relationships with students and is their very best advocate.”  What impressed Dr. Stallons most was Becky’s commitment to finding the right interventions and resources for her students.

Reed Elementary Recognized for Professional Learning Communities Performance

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On January 28, 2014, state education officials honored fifteen Missouri schools, including Ladue Schools’ Reed Elementary School, as Professional Learning Communities Exemplary Schools for their outstanding performance in implementing the professional learning community process. These schools promote cultures focused on learning with collaborative teams and effectively using data to increase student achievement.