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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 More »

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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! More »

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LHWHS Tri-M Music Honor Society Hosts Benefit Concert

The Ladue Tri-M Music Honor Society held a benefit concert for Play it Forward on Monday, Jan. 25th in the orchestra and band room. The group held an instrument drive during the concert, and More »

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LHWHS Student Volunteers Prepare for Run and Run S’more 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run

Ten Ladue Horton Watkins High School students are preparing for the first ever Run and Run S’more 5k Run and 1-Mile Fun Run event, which will be held on Feb. 28, 2016. Runners More »

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LHWHS Educator Don Goble Awarded International Recognition Award

LHWHS broadcast teacher Don Goble was awarded Tuesday, Jan. 16, with Making IT Happen award for his contributions to the successful integration of technology in education. The Making IT Happen award is provided More »

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The Talking Rams Bring Home the Conference Championship

For the fourth time in five years, the speech and debate team, the Talking Rams, brought home the Conference Championship trophy this weekend! With the exception of three seasons, Ladue has held the More »

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Senior Wins Computing Award, Volunteers with Young Coders

Congratulations to Jessica Thoelke, a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School who was recognized as a 2016 St. Louis Affiliate winner of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. The St. Louis More »

Anti-Drug Group Visits LHWHS Freshmen

KMOV aired a story covering anti-drug group The Awaken Project’s recent visit to Ladue Horton Watkins High School. The message was for students to stay away from drugs that increasingly claim teen lives.

The group’s members engage with students by performing a live multimedia music event. The presentation was given to the entire freshman class on Oct. 27. Check out the video below to learn information about the program and see interviews with students!

Ladue Middle School Named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School

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On Nov. 9 and 10, the U.S. Department of Education recognized Ladue Middle School as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School at a ceremony at the Omni-Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. LMS was one of 285 public schools to receive the honor.

School staff attended the event to accept the award. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the news on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

“This honor recognizes your students’ accomplishments and the hard work and dedication that went into their success,” Duncan said in a message to the awardees. “Your journey has taught you collaboration, intentional instruction, and strong relationships in school and with your community. You represent excellence—in vision, in implementation, and in results—and we want to learn as much as we can from you.”

LMS Student Represents Missouri in World Chess Championship

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Congratulations to Iris Zhou, a sixth-grader at Ladue Middle School who represented Missouri on the U.S. team in the 2015 World Youth & Cadets Chess Championship! This year, Iris is the only student in Missouri who qualified for the U.S. national team.

LHWHS Senior Attends Top Summer Science Program

Congratulations to Tye Lamkin, a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, on her participation in the Summer Science Program this past summer!

LHWHS Boys Soccer advances to state quarterfinals

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The Ladue Horton Watkins boys soccer team is racking up the points and taking home the wins. The Rams beat Parkway West in a Class 3 sectional at Pattonville with a 2-0 win on Tuesday, Nov. 3, a feat that will advance them to the state quarterfinals for the third year.

LMS Teacher Erika Niles Recognized with October 2015 Excellence in Education Award

Erika Niles, the literacy coach at Ladue Middle School, received the October 2015 Excellence in Education Award at the Oct. 26 Board of Education Meeting. Congratulations to Erika on this prestigious recognition!

This is Erika’s 9th year teaching in the Ladue School District. She began her service as a gifted teacher at Ladue Middle School in 2009. Along with teaching literacy, Erika has also taught communication arts for sixth grade and social studies for seventh grade at Ladue Schools. On the topic of her various teaching hats, she says, “Obviously I don’t care what subject I teach—I just love kids!”

President Obama Praises Becky Sauerbrunn’s “Quiet Dominance”

President Barack Obama gave a special shout-out to each member of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, including our own alumna Becky Sauerbrunn, at the White House on Tuesday!

The team was invited to a tribute in honor of the team’s 2015 World Cup win. President Obama pointed out Becky’s “quiet dominance” as a necessity for the win as he listed each girl’s characteristic contributions.

LHWHS Alumnus Selected as Minnesota World Language Teacher of the Year

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Congratulations to Grant Boulanger, a 1993 Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate, who has been selected as the 2015 Minnesota World Language Teacher of the Year! This award is one of the highest bestowed by the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures.

Grant Paves Way for New Pickleball Paddles at Conway

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Our students at Conway Elementary are ready to play some pickleball! Ann Chapin, the school’s physical education teacher, applied for and received a $150 mini-grant from the Greater St. Louis Region Missouri State Teachers Association that she plans on putting toward some better quality pickleball paddles!

Senior Soccer Forward Makes Athletes of the Week List

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Senior soccer forward Chris Naunheim made the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Suburban Journal’s Athletes of the Week!  Chris became the all-time leading goal scorer for Ladue Horton Watkins High School. He has 48 career goals, surpassing the 47 accrued by William Piwnica-Worms in 2007. Chris is also three points away from breaking the school’s career points record with 119 points.

Chris is the team captain and has played varsity for four years. Chris was a first-team all-Suburban Central Conference selection last season.  Chris announced on his Facebook page that he intends to play Division II soccer at Maryville University next year.