Fourth Grade Students Excelled at Regional First Lego League Competition

Fourth grade students from Reed, Spoede and Old Bonhomme shined at the regional First Lego League Competition! The competition was held at MICDS, Hazelwood West and Brittany Woods. The topic this year was More »

Soccer Awards

Ladue Schools Soccer Coach Named 2015 Coach of the Year

Last week, Dave Aronberg was voted the 2015 Coach of the Year for public schools in the Class 3 division. Dave is the boys soccer coach at Ladue Schools. Chris Naunheim also More »

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Fourteen LHWHS Students Perform Highly On Preliminary SAT

Congratulations to 14 Ladue Horton Watkins High School students who were named National Merit, National Achievement and National Hispanic semifinalists for their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) More »


Ladue Middle School Named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School

On Nov. 9 and 10, the U.S. Department of Education recognized Ladue Middle School as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School at a ceremony at the Omni-Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. LMS was one 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 More »

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LHWHS Boys Soccer advances to state quarterfinals

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 More »


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 More »


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 Boys Varsity Soccer Team Finishes Season with Impressive Recognitions.


With the second best record in Ladue Schools history, Ladue Horton Watkins High School Boys Varsity Soccer Team finished fifth in the state with a 20-5-1 record.  The team was District Champions for the third year in a row, and Sectional Champions for the second year in a row.

All Conference Athletes include: Kyle Cook, Justin Espinosa, David Maffly-Kipp, Walker Miller, Chris Naunhaim, Austin Powell, Michael Wielansky and Nik Woltz.

LHWHS Students Named to All-State Band

The following Ladue Horton Watkins High School students won a seat in the Missouri All-State Band or All-State Orchestra.  They competed against 1,200 students from across the state via blind auditions in Columbia, Missouri.  Only 108 were selected. These young musicians will represent LHWHS at performances at the Missouri Music Educators Association Convention on January 28-31, 2015.  

LHWHS’s Good Wins Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Award


Dr. Rob Good, a social studies teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, is a 2014-15 recipient of the Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Award. He is the latest teacher in the Ladue School District to be honored. The Peabody Energy Leaders in Education program supports educators who foster the future workforce and prepare students to compete in a global marketplace.  Each honoree receives a $1,000 check, which Dr. Good reinvested into the RISE program, which works with African-American students to give them the skills necessary to be successful in high school.

To read more about Dr. Good and the program, click on 2014-2015 Honorees Region 1.


LHWHS Graduate Receives Prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award


Leah Rothberg, a 2013 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School, was one of three young ladies from the St. Louis area to receive the Girl Scout Gold Award from the Girl Scouts of the USA. It is an impressive honor that less than one percent of Girl Scouts earn. Leah spent at least 80 hours planning and implementing a challenging community project at a West St. Louis County home for adults with mental or physical disabilities.  

Read more on Three Area Students Complete Projects Benefiting Community To Earn Girl Scout Gold Award at stltoday.com.



LHWHS Senior Helps Fight Hunger Before A Pre-Screening of The Hunger Games

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In November, Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Sam Kahn helped to spearhead a community-wide event to bring almost 300 local Jewish teenagers together through BBYO (B’nai B’rith Youth Organization) for a pre-screening of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.” When BBYO brought the idea of tying hunger advocacy to Lions Gate Entertainment, they supported it.

LHWHS Senior Examines if Religion is Becoming A Fashion Statement

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Elise Vincent set out to find answers to a lingering question. “Is it disrespectful to wear symbols that do not pertain to one’s own history?”

LHWHS Alumnus Ryan Feit Accepts Award From Royalty


Alumnus Ryan Feit, class of 2001, found his niche in the business world.  He is CEO of SeedInvest, which is a crowd-funding venture capital company that allows smaller investors to buy equity in startups. On December 9, 2014, in New York City, Ryan accepted a Great Tech trophy from Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Prince William and the mayor of New York  City were among the many guests that attended the Innovation is GREAT Awards Reception. 

Ladue Early Childhood Center’s Ayres receives December Excellence in Education Award

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Ladue Early Childhood Center (LECC) Preschool Teacher Dee Ayres began working in the district in 2007. LECC Director Kerri Wetzel says Dee is a “role model in her management skills and working with children, and is well respected by her colleagues.” 

LMS Annual Fundraiser Nets 19,026 Canned Goods for Area Families

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Sometimes hunger and homelessness go hand-in-hand in a community, so the students at Ladue Middle School sponsored activities to make a difference.  To help Feed the Children organization, LMS sponsored a penny war to fill the “bank” with $1,087.10 in pennies. The sixth grade led the way with $436.29 pennies. Seventh and eighth grades almost tied, bringing in more than three hundred dollars in pennies. 

LHWHS Alumni, Ed Protzel, Lands Book Deal

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Ed Protzel, Class of ’65, will see his novel hit store shelves in 2015.

Wild Wolf Publishing of Great Britain acquired the rights to Ed’s novel, The Lies that Bind, a darkly ironic antebellum mystery/drama set in Turkle, Mississippi, 1859-61. The novel is based on his original screenplay, which was recognized by the Missouri Playwrights Association. Ed has written five original screenplays for feature film and developed film scripts/projects for 20th Century Fox. Century Fox’s Murray Silverman, Paramount’s Sherry Lansing, and Chelsea Studios producer Stan Zuckerman called it a “great script.”