Field Hockey 2014

LHWHS Field Hockey Team Wins Tournament and Coach’s Award

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Field Hockey Team won the Public Schools Tournament on October 18, 2014 – a first for LHWHS. To top it off, Coach Barb Dwyer was More »

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LMS Raises Over $1,700 for Siteman Cancer Center

On October 17, 2014, the Ladue Middle School staff wore pink and gray ‘Due Time for a Cure t-shirts made by Emily Taylor’s art class.  Through sale of the t-shirts, the staff More »

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LHWHS Take the “Clothes Pin Challenge”

On October 16, 2014, Ladue Horton Watkins High School Students teamed up with students from seven other area high schools to participate in the Clothes Pin Challenge a student-led campaign to stop More »

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Events in Ferguson Create: A Teachable Moment

A Teachable Moment:  ”Adults, we have such a hard time having these conversations…”  This story was published and aired on St. Louis Public Radio on October 15,2014 and features interviews with Vincent More »

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Old Bonhomme’s Field Day a stl250 Event

Early October always includes the annual Field Day event at Old Bonhomme Elementary.  While the school always strives to incorporate unique themes and learning opportunities for students, the theme for this year More »

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8th Grade Apogee Students Create Cardboard Arcade…with Robots!

Students in Kathleen Mercury’s 8th grade Apogee classes have created cardboard arcade games using cardboard, tape, and NXT robots. Students have spent several weeks planning, building, and testing their arcade games, and More »

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State Treasurer Visits Old Bonhomme Second-Graders

On October 7, 2014, Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel arrived at the Old Bonhomme Elementary School library to speak to second-graders about the importance of voting in elections.  Zweifel read the book More »

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LHWHS’ Goble Weighs In on Social Media in the Classroom

Should teachers be using social media in the classroom?  How long should we keep our children off the grid? Is there value in young people engaging with social tools from Instagram to More »

Outstanding Administrator Award

LHWHS’s Griffith and District’s Jahnke Named STAM Outstanding Administrators of 2014

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Principal Brad Griffith and Superintendent Dr. Donna Jahnke are the recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Administrators of the Year Award by the Speech and Theatre Association of More »

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2013 Graduate Loomis Youngest Elected Official in Missouri History

2013 graduate, James (Jimmy) Loomis currently serves as the Democratic Committeeman for Clayton Township, a position he was selected to fill in March of 2013, one week after becoming eligible for the More »

LHWHS Sophomore Hines-Wilson Accepted Into Washington University Program

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Washington University College Prep Program Introduces First Cohort
Innovative program prepares students for college 

Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to announce the first cohort of its College Prep Program, a new multi-year initiative that will prepare high-achieving high school students with limited financial resources for college.

Sixth Grade Camp Receives “Promising Practices” Recognition

The Ladue Middle School (LMS) Sixth Grade Camp program is receiving “Promising Practices” recognition from the Character Education Partnership, the same group that recognizes National Schools of Character. Promising Practices is a much smaller, more targeted award program.  Its purpose is to share good character education initiatives with schools across the country. The programs chosen are shared through publications and online media.

Ladue Fifth Grade Center Students Have Family Stories Published

St. Louis, Mo., May 18, 2014—Two students from the Ladue Fifth Grade Center are among the thirty-five fourth- through eighth- grade authors nationwide who have been honored by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration with publication of their historical family stories in Grannie Annie, Vol. 9.  Participating students write a story from their family history, based upon information they gather by interviewing an older relative. Authors are also invited to submit illustrations with their stories. After stories have been selected for publication, additional illustrations are solicited from students in the St. Louis area.

LMS Eighth in National Science Olympiad Competition

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Congratulations to the Ladue Middle School Science Olympiad for a great showing at the National Science Olympiad Competition, held on May 17, 2014 in Orlando, FL at the University of Central Florida. The students competed against the top 60 teams from across the country, placing eighth overall. LMS students placed in three events, Sounds of Music (6th), Simple Machines (6th) and the trial event Bridge Building (6th).

LMS Named National School of Character

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May, 2014 – (St. Louis, MO) – The Ladue School District is pleased to announce that Ladue Middle School was named a 2014 National School of Character (NSOC) by The Character Education Partnership (CEP), a national advocate and leader for the character education movement. The National Schools of Character (NSOC) program recognizes schools that have demonstrated the use of character education and development to drive a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and school climate.

Two LHWHS Students Selected for Cultural Leadership

Freshman Elizabeth Collinger and Junior Ariel Groener have been selected, along with 30 other students from the St. Louis area, to participate in the Cultural Leadership program during the summer of 2014.

1968 Graduate Nuetzel Remembered

St. Louis Public Radio posted this story commemorating contributions to theatre and the field of psychology by Eric Nuetzel, a Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate who passed away on May 12, 2014.  Nuetzel was married to Susan Miller Nuetzel who served for many years on the Ladue Schools Board of Education.  

LHWHS Geers Has Painting Accepted by Gallery

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LHWHS junior, Nina Geers, had a painting accepted to The Next Generation Exhibition, a juried show, at the Soulard Art Market and Contemporary Gallery (SAM).

Her painting is acrylic on plexiglass, 36 x 24 in.

2012 Graduates Art Featured in Recent Book

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2012 graduates Amy Dai and Andrew Rubin both have paintings created in Advanced Placement Studio Art at Ladue Horton Watkins High School included in the second edition of Helen D. Hume’s The Art Teacher’s Survival Guide for Secondary Schools published in 2014.

Funds Raised for Leukemia in Memory of LHWHS Graduate

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The late Bryan Thomas Campbell died in 2007 due to complications caused by leukemia.  Bryan grew up in Godfrey, attended Alton High School, and graduated from Ladue Horton Watkins High School and the University of Missouri Columbia. In 2008, his family formed the Bryan Thomas Campbell Foundation to raise funds for leukemia patients and leukemia research. A year later, the Campbells started the Soupie Open Golf Tournament to raise money for the foundation.