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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 »

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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 »

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Speech/Debate Team Sweep Varsity Events at Pre-Season Tournament

The speech and debate team competed in their first tournament of the year – a pre-season conference tournament hosted by the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association. The team was very successful in More »

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Ladue Staff Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It started with Reed Elementary School challenging district administrators… Then the district administrators challenged the principals… The first to take on the challenge was Kerri Wetzel, director of the Ladue Early Childhood More »

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.

LHWHS Seniors Support Local HavenHouse

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In May 2014, seniors from Ladue Horton Watkins High School volunteered their time at HavenHouse in St. Louis, washing shuttles and windows and picking up trash.  HavenHouse provides housing and community support for families traveling to St. Louis for medical care.

Spoede Students Report on Summer Plans

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Ladue News story by Brittany Nay

When school’s out for summer, these local students have big plans for their vacation. Join in the fun as they tell LN the sports, camps, trips and more they’ll be enjoying in their free time.

Ladue and Saint Louis Success at Speech and Debate MSHSAA State Tournament

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) speech and debate team, the Talking Rams, were represented at the Missouri High School Activities Association (MSHSAA)  State tournament by the following students:

Benjamin Collinger (11) and Rasika Sant (10) – Policy Debate
Emily Chu (12) – Radio Speaking
Miriam Hauptman (11) – Prose Reading
Shira Morosohk (12) – Original Oratory

Tushar Raj (11) was the team’s official timekeeper.

Congratulations to Benjamin and Rasika on advancing to the semifinal round of Policy Debate. Benjamin and Rasika only lost one of eight ballots during their four preliminary rounds of competition.

In addition to LHWHS’s success, the St. Louis region brought back six state championships and had finalists in all but one of the speech events. MSHSAA State was truly a remarkable weekend for St. Louis speech and debate!

The team will next compete in the National Catholic Forensic League tournament in Chicago, IL over Memorial Day Weekend followed by the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament in Overland Park, KS in June.

LHWHS Choir Sings on Monday Night Raw

Following is the article describing the opening segment in which members of the Ladue Horton Watkins High School choir sang:

LHWHS Graduate Speaks Out on Diversity in NY Magazine

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate Jill Bloomberg is the principal of Park Slope Collegiate and speaks out on diversity and education in this New York Magazine article entitled: New York State Has the Most Segregated Schools in the Nation.