Ladue Middle School Student Ben Rich Creates Charitable “Mitzvah Market” For Those in Need

Check out the awesome charity work that Ladue Middle School student Ben Rich is doing through the process of becoming a bar mitzvah! Ben organized a clothing drive and market for people More »

Fourth Grade Robotics Teams Excel at Regional FIRST Lego League Competition

Nine fourth grade robotics teams from all four elementary schools in the district competed in the regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League Competition on Nov. 12 More »

Old Bonhomme Giving Assembly: 37 Years and Still Going Strong

Each year, the Old Bonhomme School Giving Assembly spotlights how much we have to be thankful for and how generous we can be towards those in need! During the assembly, students see More »

Ladue Middle School Donates Nearly 19,000 Cans to Gateway 180

The Ladue Middle School donated 18,949 cans to Gateway 180 through their annual Turkey Trot and Canned Food Drive! At the Celebration Assembly, teachers, counselors and administrators received a pie in the More »

Two Seniors Sign Early with Universities for Lacrosse, Rowing

Two seniors from Ladue Horton Watkins High School participated in an early signing event on Nov. 9 to share the news of their commitment to attend and play a sport for their More »

Talking Rams Compete in 2nd Conference

The speech and debate team competed in their 2nd conference tournament of the year this past weekend. Congratulations to the following students: United States Extemporaneous Speaking Gabe DiAntonio (09) – 6th place More »

Speech & Debate Competes in Round Robin Debates

The speech and debate team, the Talking Rams, competed in the Francis Howell North Events Round Robin and Troy Debate Round Robin this weekend. The team placed 3rd in events, 1st in More »

Talking Rams Host First Conference of the Season

The speech and debate team competed in its first conference tournament of the season this weekend, which they also hosted! The team took on this tournament after the original host canceled a More »

International Public Policy Forum Team Advances to Round of 64

For the third year in a row, the LHWHS International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) team has advanced to the round of 64! This is Ladue’s fourth year having a team in the contest. This year the team members are Olivia Liu (11), Hale Masaki (11), and Shelei Pan (10). They are competing against a team from the Taipei American School in Taipei, Taiwan. The team is coached by Molly Beck, high school teacher and speech and debate team coach.

The IPPF runs a written debate contest each year. This year’s topic is “Resolved: International climate accords for greenhouse gas emissions should adopt binding enforcement mechanisms.”

The IPPF received qualifying papers from 30 states and 17 countries. Each paper was scored by three random judges. The 64 highest-scoring papers advanced to the round of 64. The round of 64 consists of four papers – an affirmative constructive, a negative constructive, an affirmative rebuttal, and a negative rebuttal. After the fourth paper is written, a panel of judges will score the round and select a winner.

Talking Rams Compete in 2nd Conference

The speech and debate team competed in their 2nd conference tournament of the year this past weekend. Congratulations to the following students:

United States Extemporaneous Speaking
Gabe DiAntonio (09) – 6th place

International Extemporaneous Speaking
Max Kornfeld (11) – 2nd place
Fayzan Ali (10) – 3rd place
Sam Hiken (11) – 6th place

Students Chosen for Community Music School of Webster University

Congratulations to the Ladue School District students who were selected for the Community Music School of Webster University (CMS) 2017-18 orchestras and ensembles!

Each group performs several concerts during the school year. The concerts are free and open to the public and are held at the Community Music School Center, 535 Garden Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119.

The following Ladue Horton Watkins High School students are members of the CMS Preparatory Program:

  • Daniel Diringer (9), cello
  • Joel Hsieh (12), double bass
  • Evyn Levy (12), clarinet
  • Jacob Sheldon (10), viola
  • Lilly Tung (10), violin
  • Anna Zhong (10), violin

Concerts:
Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Speech & Debate Competes in Round Robin Debates

The speech and debate team, the Talking Rams, competed in the Francis Howell North Events Round Robin and Troy Debate Round Robin this weekend. The team placed 3rd in events, 1st in debate, and 1st overall!

Tournament highlights…
– Swept 1st- 3rd in Novice Extemporaneous Speaking
– Swept 1st place in all three types of varsity debate
– Placed 1st in five of the six types of debate
– 4 debate entries were undefeated in the tournament

High School Students Make All-Suburban Honors Band

Congratulations to the following students who were selected as members of the All-Suburban Honors Band. These students won a blind audition as they competed against more than 500 students from the area!

Pema Childs, 2nd chair clarinet
Olivia DeHaven, 8th chair trombone
Gabe DiAntonio, 1st chair alto saxophone
Katie Eisenman, 13th chair clarinet
Sarah Eisenman, 1st alternate piccolo, 2nd alternate flute
Laura Ewald, 2nd alternate percussion-option 2
Alec Hines, 1st alternate percussion-option 2
Daniel Jung, 6th chair trombone
Daphe Levy, 1st alternate flute
Evyn Levy, 3rd chair clarinet
Kevin Li, 5th chair trombone
Hale Masaki, 2nd alternate tuba
Ian Pallares, 2nd chair percussion-option 3
Audrey Wang, 1st chair percussion-option 1
Alexander Ye, 8th chair clarinet
Max Yue, 24th chair clarinet
Alexander Zhou, 1st chair percussion-option 2

These students are eligible to audition for Missouri All-State on Dec. 2. The All-Suburban Honors Bands will perform at Kirkwood High School on Jan. 7, 2018.

University of Chicago Recognizes Lisa Crawford and Janet Duckham with Outstanding Educator Award

Congratulations to high school language arts teachers Lisa Crawford and Janet Duckham on being recognized with the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award!

The University of Chicago shared this message with the Ladue School District:

This distinguished award has existed for more than three decades. Each year, the university invites first-year students to nominate an educator who has influenced them, challenged them, or helped them along the path toward intellectual growth. Hundreds of students nominate past teachers who taught them to re-imagine texts, to delve deeper into problem-solving, and to think beyond the borders of the classroom in the pursuit of their own education.

“As an institution that prides itself on being committed to the Life of the Mind, we at the University of Chicago are heartened to see that your schools foster and support such outstanding individuals. Our sincerest congratulations to both of you and your faculty for the continued support of excellence,” said James Nondorf, vice president of enrollment at the University of Chicago.

 

Ladue Middle School Students Audition for All Suburban Honor Orchestra

The following students have successfully auditioned into the All Suburban Middle School Honor Orchestra:

Olivia Hu, violin
Matthew Jing, violin
Rachael Lin, violin
Shreeya Ravindranath, violin
Emily Shaw, violin
Nevin Song, violin
Joyce Yu, violin
Lillian Chen, viola
John Cramblitt, cello

The All Suburban Honor Orchestras will perform at Ritenour High School on Jan. 6, 2018.

Five Students Earn Awards at All-Suburban Middle School Honors Bands

Congratulations to the following students who earned a place in the St. Louis All-Suburban Middle School Honors Bands. They were among the more than 500 students from the St. Louis Suburban District that took a blind audition.

“They represent themselves and Ladue Middle School with honor,” band director Aaron Lehde said. “I’m very proud of their hard work and dedication.”

  • Sophia Liu, 2nd chair flute
  • Benjamin Liu, 2nd chair clarinet
  • Anthony Wang, 3rd chair trumpet
  • Roshen Chatwal, 1st chair French Horn
  • Bryce Bernstein, 3rd chair trombone

The All-Suburban Honors Bands will perform at Kirkwood High School on Jan. 7, 2018.

Ladue Early Childhood Center Collects Donations for Hurricane Victims

The Ladue Early Childhood Center collected donations from their school drive for hurricane victims. These donations were sent to The Puerto Rican Society of St. Louis. The LECC would like to thank their parents and community members for their generous giving!

Talking Rams Host First Conference of the Season

The speech and debate team competed in its first conference tournament of the season this weekend, which they also hosted! The team took on this tournament after the original host canceled a few weeks before the tournament, and Molly Beck, the team’s coach, said that she and the students were very thankful to be part of such a supportive school community in undertaking this event!

Congratulations to the following students on their accomplishments!

​Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
Hale Masaki (11) – 1st place
** Hale was ranked 1st by every judge!

International Extemporaneous Speaking
Sam Hiken (11) – 3rd place
Gavin Giuliani (10) – 4th place
Fayzan Ali (10) – 5th place