Ladue Middle School Students Hold Memorial for Lives Lost in Parkland, Florida

On Wednesday morning, our middle school students held a moving demonstration to join together in support of the 17 lives lost in Parkland, Florida. All three grades walked out to the field More »

Broadcast Students’ Video to be Aired on KSDK

Congratulations to LHWHS seniors Kaycee Little and Jaylen Sykes for being the school’s winners in the KSDK/Gateway STEM/Ladue “Pair & Share Program.” For the last 15 years, students from LHWHS and Gateway More »

Six Talking Rams Team Members Heading to National Tournament

The speech and debate team competed in the Eastern Missouri District Speech and Debate Tournament, and took home several awards! The team took 7th in Speech Sweepstakes, 1st in Congress Sweepstakes, 1st More »

Ladue High School Chorale Students Recognized for Outstanding Performances

The Ladue High School Chorale students have been recognized for outstanding performances in the last week. Five students from the Ladue High School Chorale participated in the St. Louis Suburban District Music More »

High School Catering Connection Club Takes on Run and Run S’more Event

Congratulations to the Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Catering Connection Club for their performance at the Run and Run S’more event! The students worked tirelessly through the three days leading up to More »

LHWHS Students Take Top Two Places at 2018 St. Louis Brain Bee

Akhil Kondepudi, a junior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, won the 2018 St. Louis Brain Bee, an annual neuroscience competition held at Washington University in St. Louis! The second place winner More »

Spoede Fourth Grader Competing on MasterChef Junior

Any MasterChef Junior fans? A Spoede Elementary student has become a TV star! Fourth grader Juelz Bugg made the top 24 chefs for Season 6! The season premiere of the show aired More »

Vocal Soloists Take Home High Rates from St. Louis Suburban District Music Festival

Congratulate the following choir students for their vocal solo performances at the St. Louis Suburban District Music Festival:

Jameson Falconer, 1 Rating (9)
Ron Weiss, 1 Rating (9)
Lucy Yue, 1 Rating (9)
Ariel Brown, 2 Rating (12)
Alejandra Piñon-Dickey, 2 Rating (9)

LHWHS Science Olympiad Team Places First in Regional Competition

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Science Olympiad team finished in first place at Lindenwood University for the regional competition! Not only are these students outstanding at Science Olympiad, but they are also respectful young adults with fantastic attitudes who display great teamwork!

In just under five weeks the team will head to Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, for the state competition.

Congratulations to the following students!

LMS Math Students Dominate 2018 State MathCounts Competition

At this year’s annual 2018 State MathCounts Competition in Columbia, Missouri, 160 of the best middle school math students in the state converged. Ladue Middle School sent seven students to the event, all of whom finished in the top 26! In the overall competition, no other school in the state cracked the Top 5, because all of those positions were taken by LMS students:

1st) Will Bender
2nd) Anthony Wang
3rd) Nicole Li
4th) Sam Chen
5th) Iris Zhou
16th) Richie Jiang
26th) Aditya Kondepudi

In the head-to-head, single-elimination Countdown Round, LMS students placed in the following order (remember, this is in competition with all other state contestants):

Six Students Qualify to MSHSAA State Speech and Debate Tournament

The Talking Rams, the speech and debate team at the high school, competed in the MSHSAA District Tournament held at Parkway South High School on March 2- 3. The team qualified six students in seven entries to the MSHSAA State Speech and Debate Tournament and had two district champions!

Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Albert Liu (12), Quarterfinalist

Policy Debate
Sam Hiken (11) and Hale Masaki (11) – 2nd place; State Qualifiers
Max Kornfeld (11) and Olivia Liu (11) – Semifinalists; State Qualifiers

Public Forum Debate
Levi Dyson (12) and Edward Wu (12) – Semifinalists; State Qualifiers

Duet Acting
Jackson Bry (10) and Eli Goldstein (10) – 4th place

Radio Speaking
Levi Dyson (12) – 2nd place; State Qualifier

Original Oratory
Olivia Liu (11) – 2nd place; State Qualifier

International Extemporaneous Speaking
Max Kornfeld (11) – 1st place and District Champion; State Qualifier

United States Extemporaneous Speaking
Hale Masaki (11) – 1st place and District Champion; State Qualifier

The state qualifiers will compete at the MSHSAA State Speech and Debate Tournament in April at Missouri State University.

Old Bonhomme Special Education Resource Teacher Courtney Conway with February Excellence in Education Award

Courtney Conway, a special education resource teacher at Old Bonhomme Elementary, received the February Excellence in Education Award at the Feb. 26, 2018, Board of Education meeting. Congratulations to Courtney on this prestigious recognition!

Courtney has worked for the Ladue School District since August of 2012, when she took the position of resource teacher at Old Bonhomme.

Courtney says that she feels lucky to have had the opportunity to learn and grow as an educator in the same position and school for all six years of her career! Along with teaching, Courtney also coordinates an after-school program, Ladue Explorers, which focuses on building connections, friendship skills and problem solving.

Courtney is an outstanding educator for her strong advocacy for students and extensive collaboration with staff and parents to help those students achieve their goals.

LMS Students Take First and Second Place at 2018 Educating for Change Conference

Ladue Middle School eighth-grade students Eileen Suarez and Abby Soldwish-Zoole were the first and second place winners of the Break the School-to-Prison Pipeline Event & Youth Art Contest, and the two were recognized at the 2018 Educating for Change Conference put on by the St Louis Educators for Social Justice on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Eileen gave a speech about her art piece that brought a standing ovation from the audience of more than 300 people!

Check out Eileen’s speech in the video below:

LMS Science Bowl Teams Compete at WashU

Congratulations to the LMS Science Bowl teams—all three teams did very well at a competition at Washington University. The “A” team took second place overall. The team answered the final question correctly as time ran out but missed the bonus question, which would have resulted in a tie for first place.

LMS Surpasses Fundraising Goal with Annual Student Vs. Faculty Basketball Game

Each spring semester, the Ladue Middle School holds its annual Student vs. Faculty basketball game. This year, the game was held on Wednesday, Feb. 14, and by the end of the day, the middle school community surpassed their goal of $5,000 by raising more than $7,600 for the American Heart Association! The total funds raised will be available later this spring after the campaign has completed.

Congratulations to the students and staff for their hard work! Check out the photos from the game below!

Speech and Debate Team Places 3rd at Marquette Invitational

The Talking Rams ended their regular season by placing 3rd, out of 37 teams, at the Marquette Invitational this past weekend!

Congratulations to the following team members who placed in their events!

Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
– Hale Masaki (11) – 1st place

International Extemporaneous Speaking
– Olivia Liu (11) – 3rd place

Levi Dyson Receives 2018 I Speak for Others Award

Every year, the Marquette Speech and Debate Team chooses a speech and debate student to receive the prestigious I Speak for Others Award. This honor recognizes a competitor who uses the skills learned in speech and debate to make a positive difference in his or her community.

Levi Dyson, a senior on the speech and debate team at the high school, was chosen as the recipient of the 2018 I Speak for Others Award. Levi was chosen for his work to increase understanding across religions in the Saint Louis area.

During the awards ceremony, the following was shared from Levi’s nomination letter:

“For the past two years, Levi has given presentations about his faith through the Jewish Community Relations Council’s Student to Student program. The program brings students who are Jewish into schools with few to no Jewish students and asks them to share the history and main ideas of Judaism with the students and then answer questions. Creating understanding between people of different faiths and learning the truth about different faiths is an important step to creating a more understanding and peaceful world. Levi’s courage and willingness to share about his faith and educate people shows a strength and maturity that many do not possess.