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Two LMS’ Girls Continue to Dominate College Music Competition

For the fourth time in recent years, Ladue Middle School eight-graders Ande Siegel and Menea Kefalov wrote and entered their songs in the University of Missouri’s Creating Original Music program and won. More »

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Reed Elementary School’s Genius Hour Program Sparks Media Interest

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, KMOV-TV reporter Alissa Reitmeier visited Reed Elementary School to investigate the buzz about the Genius Hour and why some students are willing to skip recess to participate More »

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LHWHS Alumni Make $1 Million Lead Pledge to LHWHS Renovation

At the Rhythm and Hues fundraising event on March 28, 2015, the Ladue Education Foundation announced that a lead gift of $1 million has been pledged toward a major renovation of Ladue Horton Watkins More »

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Jahnke Named New Superintendent of the Year

Superintendent Dr. Donna Jahnke was named New Superintendent of the Year by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) for outstanding performance as a new superintendent.  Dr. Jahnke became superintendent for Ladue More »

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Ladue Middle School’s Taylor-Johnson Surprised By Award

Ladue Middle School Associate Principal Tiffany Taylor-Johnson has been named Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year. More »

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LHWHS Students Dominate at District Career Development Competition

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s DECA chapter triumphed at the District Career Development Competition. Students placed first and second in 15 of the 16 events. More »

Ten LHWHS Seniors Celebrate Ceremonial College Signing

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It was a day to remember for ten Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) seniors who signed letters of intent to join sport teams at colleges and universities across the country.  The ceremonial signing took place on February 4, 2015, in the LHWHS cafeteria.

LHWHS Students Dance Marathon Raises Big Bucks for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in St. Louis.

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More than 200 Ladue Horton Watkins High School students got on their feet for the Second Annual Ladue Dance Marathon on Saturday, January 31, 2015.   Fundraising efforts for the The Kids of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater St. Louis topped $27, 350, bringing LHWHS Dance Marathon’s two-year donations to more than $53,000 for CMNH-STL.

LHWHS Alumna Kristy Daniels Jackson Becomes First African-American to Head Gifted Education Program

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna Kristy Daniels Jackson, class of 1991,  has been named the new District A Director of the Gifted Association of Missouri (GAM) for the Webster Groves School District. Kristy has worked in various school districts over the last 13 years as a gifted specialist, including the Ladue School District at Conway Elementary School. She serves as an adjunct professor for graduate gifted education courses at Maryville University and Webster University.

She was featured last summer in the business section,”People On the Move,” in the St. Louis American newspaper.

LHWHS Football’s Howard Picks Mizzou

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Surrounded by fellow Ladue Horton Watkins High School Rams varsity football teammates, Senior Nate Howard made the announcement live on KSDK on January 30, 2015 that he would be attending and playing football for the University of Missouri.  

Old Bonhomme Elementary’s Shockley Receives January 2015 Education in Excellence Award

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The best term to describe Margaret Shockley, a fourth grade teacher at Old Bonhomme Elementary School, is a relationship specialist. Her people skills, as well as her experience and expertise in education, have earned Margaret the 2015 January Excellence in Education Award. Principal Cheryl Kirchgessner cited endless examples of why this honor was bestowed on the fourth-grade teacher. “Margaret is a wonderful example of the exceptional teaching staff in our district.”

The Laduettes Dance Their Way to Nationals Competition

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The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Laduettes dance team won first place in Pom and first place in Hip Hop in the St. Charles Classic Dance Team Competition on January 24, 2015.  Last December, the Laduettes took second place in both categories in the Yvonne Cole Lindbergh Invitational Regional Dance Team Competition.

LHWHS Varsity Football Rams Win St. Louis Rams National Guard High School Team of the Year Award!

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The Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Varsity Football Rams have been named the St. Louis Rams National Guard High School Team of the Year.  The Rams became eligible for this honor by being chosen as one of four teams in the area noted for their skills, overall academic performance, perseverance, sportsmanship and service to the community.  Receiving the top honor was the result of the Rams receiving the most votes in an online poll.   Christian Brothers College High School (CBC), John Burroughs School and Kirkwood High School were the other eligible teams.

Three LHWHS Students Win Area Computer Awards

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Three Ladue Horton Watkins High School students have been recognized by the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT).  Pictured left to right: Rowan Faulkner, Jessica Thoelke, YiFan Zhou.  

LHWHS Alumnus Vin Ko Brings Energy to the District and Community

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Vinfung “Vin” Ko, Ladue Horton Watkins High School class of 2005, is focused on empowering the region’s future leaders. Vin was recently appointed to The Ladue Education Foundation Board of Directors.  Kristen Wild, executive director of the foundation, says, “Vin offers a unique perspective as a young alumnus, and the LEF is grateful for his willingness to advise, govern, and assist with the leadership.” The foundation’s mission is to advance the excellence of the Ladue School District by expanding opportunities for extraordinary student success.

In addition to that commitment, Vin recently joined the St. Louis Mosaic Project as its program manager with a goal to enrich the community’s cultural diversity.

LHWHS 1959 Alumnus Russell Inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) alumnus Charles Andrew “Andy” Russell, class of 1959, will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. The Enshrinement Ceremony will take place on January 25, 2015 in Springfield, Missouri. Andy had an impressive sports career with the LHWHS Rams, playing fullback and linebacker. He attended the University of Missouri at Columbia before playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers, earning two Super Bowl rings and being named the Steelers’ Most Valuable Player in 1971.