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LHWHS Renovation Project Receives Local Media Attention

As part of KMOV-TV’s News 4 School segment, reporter Alissa Reitmeier visited Ladue Horton Watkins High School campus on March 3, 2015. She toured the science labs and highlighted the school’s need More »

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Spoede Elementary School Hosts MATH FACT SCHOLARS

MATH FACT SCHOLARS is a weekly math-testing program that provides Pre-K to sixth grade students with the opportunity to advance their math skills – earning ribbons, medals and trophies along the way!  Students work at More »

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Old Bonhomme Third and Fourth Graders Compete in Equations Tournament

Thirty-two third and fourth-graders from Old Bonhomme Elementary School participated in the Equations Tournament at University of Missouri at St. Louis on February 24, 2015.  More »

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LMS Science Bowl Team Takes First Place in Local Competition

Four Ladue Middle School eighth-graders wowed the audience with their brilliance, ability to reason, content knowledge and sportsmanship at the Missouri Regional Middle School Science Bowl. The competition was held at Washington More »

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LHWHS Speech & Debate Team Takes Third Place in Competition

More than a dozen Ladue Horton Watkins High School students came home winners from the Marquette Invitational Tournament held on February 13-14, 2015 in Chesterfield, Missouri. More »

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Old Bonhomme Elementary School Students Win Music Contest

Alexandra Tsygankov, Emily Rosen and George Jurgiel from Old Bonhomme Elementary School were selected as the top 100 winners in the “Picture the Music Contest.” The St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association sponsored More »

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LMS Science Olympiad Teams Add More Medals

Ladue Middle School Science Olympiad teams traveled to the Chicago area to compete in an invitational tournament on Saturday, February 7, 2015.  The varsity team won first place, the junior varsity team More »

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Junior First Lego League Competition at Reed Elementary School

Students at Reed Elementary School, Old Bonhomme Elementary School, Spoede Elementary School and Conway Elementary School participated in the Ladue Lego Expo on Saturday, February 7, 2015.Since 2004, Junior First Lego League More »

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LHWHS Football’s Howard Picks Mizzou

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 More »

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The Laduettes Dance Their Way to Nationals Competition

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. More »

LHWHS Boys Varsity Soccer Team Finishes Season with Impressive Recognitions.

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With the second best record in Ladue Schools history, Ladue Horton Watkins High School Boys Varsity Soccer Team finished fifth in the state with a 20-5-1 record.  The team was District Champions for the third year in a row, and Sectional Champions for the second year in a row.

All Conference Athletes include: Kyle Cook, Justin Espinosa, David Maffly-Kipp, Walker Miller, Chris Naunhaim, Austin Powell, Michael Wielansky and Nik Woltz.

LHWHS Students Named to All-State Band

The following Ladue Horton Watkins High School students won a seat in the Missouri All-State Band or All-State Orchestra.  They competed against 1,200 students from across the state via blind auditions in Columbia, Missouri.  Only 108 were selected. These young musicians will represent LHWHS at performances at the Missouri Music Educators Association Convention on January 28-31, 2015.  

LHWHS’s Good Wins Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Award

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Dr. Rob Good, a social studies teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, is a 2014-15 recipient of the Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Award. He is the latest teacher in the Ladue School District to be honored. The Peabody Energy Leaders in Education program supports educators who foster the future workforce and prepare students to compete in a global marketplace.  Each honoree receives a $1,000 check, which Dr. Good reinvested into the RISE program, which works with African-American students to give them the skills necessary to be successful in high school.

To read more about Dr. Good and the program, click on 2014-2015 Honorees Region 1.

 

LHWHS Graduate Receives Prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award

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Leah Rothberg, a 2013 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School, was one of three young ladies from the St. Louis area to receive the Girl Scout Gold Award from the Girl Scouts of the USA. It is an impressive honor that less than one percent of Girl Scouts earn. Leah spent at least 80 hours planning and implementing a challenging community project at a West St. Louis County home for adults with mental or physical disabilities.  

Read more on Three Area Students Complete Projects Benefiting Community To Earn Girl Scout Gold Award at stltoday.com.

 

 

LHWHS Senior Helps Fight Hunger Before A Pre-Screening of The Hunger Games

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In November, Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Sam Kahn helped to spearhead a community-wide event to bring almost 300 local Jewish teenagers together through BBYO (B’nai B’rith Youth Organization) for a pre-screening of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.” When BBYO brought the idea of tying hunger advocacy to Lions Gate Entertainment, they supported it.

LHWHS Senior Examines if Religion is Becoming A Fashion Statement

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Elise Vincent set out to find answers to a lingering question. “Is it disrespectful to wear symbols that do not pertain to one’s own history?”

LHWHS Alumni Ryan Feit Accepts Award From Royalty

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Alumni Ryan Feit, class of 2001, found his niche in the business world.  He is CEO of SeedInvest, which is a crowd-funding venture capital company that allows smaller investors to buy equity in startups. On December 9, 2014, in New York City, Ryan accepted a Great Tech trophy from Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Prince William and the mayor of New York  City were among the many guests that attended the Innovation is GREAT Awards Reception. 

Ladue Early Childhood Center’s Ayres receives December Excellence in Education Award

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Ladue Early Childhood Center (LECC) Preschool Teacher Dee Ayres began working in the district in 2007. LECC Director Kerri Wetzel says Dee is a “role model in her management skills and working with children, and is well respected by her colleagues.” 

LMS Annual Fundraiser Nets 19,026 Canned Goods for Area Families

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Sometimes hunger and homelessness go hand-in-hand in a community, so the students at Ladue Middle School sponsored activities to make a difference.  To help Feed the Children organization, LMS sponsored a penny war to fill the “bank” with $1,087.10 in pennies. The sixth grade led the way with $436.29 pennies. Seventh and eighth grades almost tied, bringing in more than three hundred dollars in pennies. 

LHWHS Alumni, Ed Protzel, Lands Book Deal

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Ed Protzel, Class of ’65, will see his novel hit store shelves in 2015.

Wild Wolf Publishing of Great Britain acquired the rights to Ed’s novel, The Lies that Bind, a darkly ironic antebellum mystery/drama set in Turkle, Mississippi, 1859-61. The novel is based on his original screenplay, which was recognized by the Missouri Playwrights Association. Ed has written five original screenplays for feature film and developed film scripts/projects for 20th Century Fox. Century Fox’s Murray Silverman, Paramount’s Sherry Lansing, and Chelsea Studios producer Stan Zuckerman called it a “great script.”