Seventh Grader Writes Article for St. Louis Jewish Parents Magazine

Seventh grader Shreeya Ravindranath wrote an article for the St. Louis Jewish Parents Magazine entitled “Music—My first language”. Check out her article here, located on pg. 8! More »

2013 Graduate Annie Kopp Attends Emmys with Late Night Show

Annie Kopp, 2013 graduate, was at the Emmys on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, with the show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. For those of you that do not know her, she’s the one More »

Twenty-One LHWHS Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Twenty-one Ladue Horton Watkins High School seniors have recently been recognized as semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Competition—the highest number of Ladue Schools students to be honored in a single More »

High School Students and Staff Witness Solar Eclipse

On Aug. 21, 2017, students and staff enjoyed witnessing the total solar eclipse together. Check out the time lapse video below taken high school art teacher Jono Robbins with the district’s drone! More »

Spoede 4th Grader Places 9th in National Math Competition

Congratulations to Jonathan Yao, a Spoede Elementary fourth grader who attended the Math League national competition at Texas A&M University in June. He placed 9th overall and made 6th place in the More »

Alumna Sheila Michaels Remembered as Champion of Title Ms.

Ladue Schools 1957 alumna Sheila Michaels passed away recently, and soon after her death, she was widely recognized and will be remembered for her championing of the title “Ms.” and for bringing More »

KBIA Follows Teachers New to Ladue Schools During Orientation

Check out this story from St. Louis Public Radio about the teachers new to Ladue Schools this year! We’re eager to add their enthusiasm and expertise to our team. 👩🏽‍🏫🍎 More »

RISE Students Raise Awareness, Donations for Flint Residents

During February, RISE (Reaching Inside Seeking Excellence), a Ladue Horton Watkins High School student organization, is raising funds and donations to help the people of Flint, Michigan, during the area’s water crisis.

LHWHS Senior Facilitates Social Justice Change Discussion

Congratulations to LHWHS senior Kaitlin Crawford for her selection as a lead facilitator of a discussion on social justice in change in schools! The discussion was held after a screening of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” a  documentary presented by Nine Network and the Missouri History Museum.

Eleven LHWHS Seniors Sign Letters of Intent to Play College Sports

Congratulations to all of our Ladue Horton Watkins High School senior athletes who signed letters of intent to join sport teams at their colleges and universities of choice! The event was held on Feb. 3, 2016, in the LHWHS cafeteria.

The following athletes will play sports at the following schools:

Benjamin Cobin Grinnell College Tennis
Misa Gamble Canisius College Rowing
Anna Hartig College of Wooster Soccer
Brandon Jarrett Lindenwood University Belleville Baseball
Kaitlin Mills Missouri Baptist University Lacrosse
Justin Moore Robert Morris University Football
Christopher Naunheim Maryville University Soccer
Mark Rogers Truman State University Basketball
C.J. Tammons Rhodes College Football
Hunter Wallace Harvard University Rowing
Alexander Morose Truman State University Wrestling

LHWHS Students Attend Second Gateway2change Summit

unnamedMore than 300 students from school districts across St. Louis, including some of our own Ladue Horton Watkins High School students, convened at the University of Missouri-ST. Louis J.C. Penney Center on Wednesday, Jan. 27 to work on the “STL Student Summit on Race.”

The goal of this second summit of the 2015-2016 school year was to “Activate Action” by turning “passive news waters into positive news creators.”

Four Ladue Schools Students Published in Collection of World War II Stories

Four Ladue Schools students from three elementary schools have stories and an illustration published in “Echoes from World War II: Young Writers Sharing Family Stories.” This book has been published by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration in honor of its 10th anniversary.

Swim Coach Saves Drowning Boy After Recent CPR Training

St. Louis Area Polo coach JD Shrewsbury saved one of his young swimmers in January, thanks to his recent training in CPR and First Aid. All coaches in the Clayton Water Polo Club are certified and trained by the Ladue School District’s own Corey Miller, an American Red Cross instructor and coach.

Technology Integration Coach Chosen for Google Academy

Patricia Brown_GoogleCongratulations to Old Bonhomme’s Technology Integration Coach Patricia Brown, who has been chosen to attend the Google Certified Innovator Academy, which will be held in Mountain View, California, on Feb. 24- 26.

The program includes three days of hands-on experience with Google’s products and technologies, learning about innovative instructional strategies and receiving resources to share with colleagues.

Brown is one of 35 participants chosen for their innovative and exciting things in their classrooms with technology.

“They will discover how to unlock creativity, translate insights into solutions, experiment rapidly, and build an effective innovation culture in their own schools and organizations,” according to a news release. “The Innovation Academy is just the beginning of a journey with peers—and Google—to impact education in their communities.”

With the completion of the program, the participants will become Google Certified Innovators.

Third Annual Ladue Dance Marathon Breaks Another Record

This was another record-breaking year for the third annual Ladue Dance Marathon! About 175 students put in a lot of hard work this year, raising a total of $31,146.03 for the Children’s Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glennon. 

Last Saturday, Jan. 30, the Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) students held their dance marathon and found out the total amount of funds raised through their efforts.

The Talking Rams Place 1st in Capital Classic Tournament

The speech and debate team had a great weekend at the Capital Classic hosted by Jefferson City High School. The team placed 1st in team sweepstakes in a tournament of 28 schools!

Congratulations to the following students on their accomplishments:

United States Extemporaneous Speaking

  • Noah DiAntonio, Semifinalist
  • Simi Falako, Semifinalist
  • Patrick Naughton, Semifinalist

Old Bonhomme Students and Staff Stand Up and ‘Choose to Be Nice’

Our Old Bonhomme students and staff came together last week in a show of solidarity against hurtful language by spreading the message “Choose to Be Nice.”

One of the school’s crossing guards experienced a situation in which two separate drivers used racist language toward her while she was trying to keep kids and parents safe at the crosswalk. 


Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 12.57.50 PMRecently, Old Bonhomme’s Character Education and Diversity committees have been working closely to instill the ‘Choose to Be Nice’ theme this school year. The program is a social movement and dedicated to encouraging and inspiring kindness. The goal is to improve the way people interact with each other by reminding them that they have a choice about how to “be” in the world.