High School Cheerleaders Take Home Awards from National Cheerleading Camp

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School cheerleading team attended the National Cheerleaders Association camp at Lindenwood University from July 6- 9. The team won numerous awards, including multiple Superior ribbons (the highest More »

Students Take Home Awards from MCTM State Math Contest

Ladue Fifth Grade Center students participated in the MCTM State Math Contest in Columbia on Saturday, May 6. Four students placed in the top 10 and were eligible to move on to More »

Speech and Debate Members Compete in National Tournament

Eleven members of the speech and debate team competed in the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Tournament last week. The tournament takes place over six days and was held in Birmingham, More »

Ladue Schools Recognized as a St. Louis Post-Dispatch 2017 Top Workplace

Ladue Schools has recently been selected as one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 2017 Top Workplaces. Of the 1,100 local companies nominated, only 100 are recognized with this annual award. This is More »

Alumnus Honored by St. Louis Business Journal

Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumnus Vin Ko, who has been selected by the St. Louis Business Journal as a “30 Under 30” honoree! Vin is a 2005 graduate of Ladue More »

Senior Wrestler Gives Lesson in Sportsmanship

Leor Goldfarb gave up a win he would have received after his opponent made an illegal move—and giving it up meant he was giving up a spot at the state tournament. Leor More »

Second Graders Visited by BJC Hospital’s Book Brigade

Second graders at Spoede Elementary were treated with a visit from the BJC Book Brigade, a school outreach and youth development program that distributes books to children. This year—the group’s second year More »

Fall 2015, a Semester to Celebrate

Fall 2015 was another semester to celebrate! The Ladue School District is recognized nationally for the outstanding academic achievements of its students inside the classroom. The district’s staff and students are also achieving at a high level outside the classroom.

Here is just a sampling from the first semester of the 2015-16 school year.

Learn about district, student, staff and alumni accomplishments as they happen by “liking” the district on Facebook (facebook.com/ladueschools) or following us on Twitter @LadueSchools.

LMS Physical Education Department Awarded SHAPE America Grant

The Ladue Middle School’s Physical Education Department was selected as a 2016 SHAPE America Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart Grant Recipient for its passion and commitment to the Hoops For Heart Program! The grant will allow the department to expand both its curriculum and focus on student health.

LHWHS Grad Volunteers, Recognized at Veiled Prophet Ball

Emily Dove, a 2014 LHWHS graduate, was featured in Town & Style’s recent edition for her participation as a maid at the 2015 Veiled Prophet Ball and her dedication to service.

Dove’s record of giving back includes assisting the fundraising efforts of the Bay Harbor Foundation in Michigan and volunteering as a Spanish translator and an English teacher at various orphanages in Chincha Alta, after an earthquake struck the Peruvian town, according to Town & Style.

2015 Missouri Science Bowl Winners Ready for Upcoming Event

The Missouri Regional Middle School Science Bowl, or “MoSciBo,” will return again in late February at Washington University in St. Louis. In its Jan. 2 edition, Ladue News previews the event while also telling the story of last year’s victors—the LMS team.

“Last year was an exceptional experience,” LMS teacher and MoSciBo coach told Ladue News. “The team we took to regionals at Wash U. was impressive. They did extremely well and took first place, winning them (and me) an all-expenses-paid trip to the National Science Bowl held in Washington, D.C.”

In 2015, the team beat out 18 other teams from 10 other middle schools around Missouri. To read the full article, click below.

LHWHS Talking Rams Finish Off the Season Strong

The Talking Rams, LHWHS’s speech and debate team, completed their season with heads held high.

Senior Simi Falako, who is currently ranked No. 1 in the Eastern Missouri district and 20th in the state! This year, Simi earned the highest degree level possible for a student: the Degree of Premier Distinction in the National Forensic League of the National Speech and Debate Association. “This accomplishment reflects 1,500 points and is the mark of an incredible career in speech and debate,” Head Coach Molly Beck said.

Ladue Alumni Sports Committee Volunteers Around the Holidays

The Ladue Alumni Sports Committee volunteered with St. Louis Arc in assisting special needs bowlers at their annual Christmas Party at Olivette Lanes this past weekend on Saturday, Dec. 12! St. Louis Arc is a local nonprofit United Way agency that provides support and services to more than 3,500 adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This group of alumni will also be volunteering at the Breakfast with Santa event at Wellspring Church in Ferguson this Saturday, where they will serve a pancake breakfast, pass out gifts and take photos!

Pre-K Teacher Claire Belz Recognized with December 2015 Excellence in Education Award

Claire Belz, a Pre-Kindergarten Teacher at Ladue Early Childhood Center, received the December 2015 Excellence in Education Award at the Dec. 14 Board of Education Meeting. Congratulations to Claire on this prestigious recognition!

This marks Claire’s 12th year with the Ladue School District. She began working here in 2004 as a BASK assistant, teaching assistant and substitute teacher at the LECC. 

LMS Counselor Graduates from LACE Character Education Academy

Congratulations to LMS Counselor Roger Scherck, who graduated from the LACE Character Education Academy last Friday, Dec. 11! LACE is a year-long professional development opportunity designed to provide school leaders with the knowledge and tools to integrate character education into the learning sphere, weaving it into the curriculum and culture of the school.

Kids Helping Kids: FGC Students Raise Money for Backpack Program

Each year, the Ladue Fifth Grade Center’s Penny War provides our students with the opportunity to help other kids! This year, the students raised $1,473 for the Backpack Program that sends food home in the backpacks of students who need it for the weekend. Their funds were matched by an anonymous donor, bringing the total to about $2,950. The Dragon Council kids presented the donation to the representative from Operation Food Search.

LHWHS Seniors Earn Place at Top-Notch Universities

The Ladue Class of 2016 is solidifying plans for life after high school, and many of our seniors have already been accepted into top-notch universities! This past weekend, many colleges released early decisions. Acceptances for our seniors include: Macalester, Bates, Stanford, CalTech, Duke, Northeastern, Rhodes, Wooster, Tulane, two for Vanderbilt and two for Harvard. But the biggest news is that 12 LHWHS students were accepted to Wash U Early Decision. Way to go, seniors! ‪#‎DueTime‬