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 »

LHWHS Catering Connection Club Battled Clayton’s Culinary Class on Fox 2

On Monday, Feb. 19, the high school Catering Connection Club battled it out with Clayton High School’s Culinary Class on Fox 2 News, Iron Chef style! During the four-minute run, the teams were challenged to create a dish on the spot using surprise ingredients, and the end result had to be s’mores-related and tasted by Mark Spewak.

Ladue’s Megan Present and Cyon Sailor were the club members nominated for the competition, and the two won against Clayton’s team!

Ladue Middle School MathCounts Team Competes in Regional Competition

The annual Chapter (Regional) Round of the 2018 MathCounts Competition was held on Saturday, Feb. 17. Congratulations to the Ladue Middle School team for a job well done!

Written Competition

  • 1st: Anthony Wang (8)
  • 2nd: William Bender (8)
  • 4th: Samuel Chen (8)
  • 12th: Aditya Kondepudi (8)
  • 13th: Iris Zhou (top scoring female) (8)

Also competing: Richie Jiang (7), Nicole Li (7), Daniel Xu (8), Yuvan Chali (7), Olivia Hu (7)

Wrestling Caps Seasons with 2nd and 3rd Place State Finishers

The Rams wrestlers took their four state qualifiers down to Columbia, Missouri, for the MSHSAA State Wrestling Championships. The Rams finished in 15th place in Class 3 (2nd highest in Ladue Schools’ history), and had two medalists.

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Six Students Compete in Annual Brain Bee

The annual Brain Bee competition was held on Feb. 17 at Washington University. Ladue Horton Watkins High School had six students competing, winning first and second places!

1st place: Akhil Kondepudi (11)
2nd place: Shelei Pan (10)
9th place: Shriya Koneru (9)

Also competing:
Angela Liu (10)
David Zhang (11)
Ashna Chali (9)

Bonhomme Masonic Lodge 45 Donates $2,000 for Student Lunches

The Bonhomme Masonic Lodge 45 gave a $2,000 donation to the Ladue School District to be used for families who may be in unfortunate financial situations and cannot currently afford to purchase school lunches or have an account in arrears. Worshipful Master Kevin Keating presented the check to Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance Dr. Jason Buckner and representatives of the district’s food service provider Chartwell’s.

“We are grateful to the Bonhomme Masonic Lodge 45 for their considerate contribution,” Dr. Buckner said. “Our district is fortunate to have such a giving community surrounding our schools, and this act of kindness will help us to assist those of our families most in need.”

Alumna’s Nonprofit is Featured by KMOV

Joy Benedick Millner, 1980 LHWHS alumna, founded a nonprofit organization called Fit and Food Connection, which strives to bring fresh food and fitness to neighborhoods with limited access. The group is profiled in an article by KMOV, which you can see here. Joy was profiled in a recent Ladue Education Foundation article, which you can see here.

Art Students’ Work Chosen for Young Artists’ Showcase

The Young Artists’ Showcase is a juried, all-media exhibition of artwork created by high school students. This year, 395 works were submitted, and 125 of those were accepted.

Please congratulate the following students’ whose work made the exhibition:

Xuantong Ning (10)
Carly Schaffrin (11)
Betsy Johnson (12)
Claire Raichle (12)
Sunny Lu (10)
Sara Eastlund (12)
Mitch LaMar (12)

High School Girls Basketball Team Holds Staff Appreciation Night

The high school girls basketball team held a staff appreciation night on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Each player chose a staff member to recognize, and Activities Coordinator Greg Baber read a tribute that one player wrote as they walked out onto the court. A reception was held after the game.

Eighth Grader Selected as Scholastic Writing Awards Contest Winner

Congratulations to Ladue Middle School eighth grader Isabella Peng for being recognized as one of the winners in the 2018 Missouri Writing Region of the Scholastic Writing Awards Contest! Winners were selected from more than 1,000 submissions received from throughout Missouri and the Kansas City, Kansas, area. Winning pieces will be published in Missouri Youth Write, an online publication which will be available in June 2018. Bella’s entry included a beautiful, original poem written in response to a study of historical and realistic fiction.

Nine Ladue Horton Watkins High School Seniors Participate in Ceremonial Signing Celebration

On Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, nine seniors from Ladue Horton Watkins High School attended a Ceremonial Signing Celebration to share the news of their commitment to attend and play a sport for universities across the country. The celebration took place at 3 p.m. in the Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) cafeteria. Following are the names of the students, the educational institution they will attend, and the sport they have committed to play for those schools.