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LHWHS Alumni Hirschfeld’s Artwork Featured in SNL Museum

Matt Hirschfeld, Ladue Horton Watkins High School class of 1998, and a University of Missouri at St. Louis graduate, is an illustrator in Los Angeles, California recently commissioned by NBC commissioned to More »

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LHWHS Speech/Debate Team Succeed at NCFL National Tournament

Seven Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) students competed in the National Catholic Forensic League’s National Tournament on May 23-24, 2015, at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. More »


Two LHWHS Science Olympiad Team Members Win Scholarships

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Science Olympiad Team was one of two Missouri teams to participate in the National Olympiad Competition at the University of Nebraska on May 15-16, 2015.  Sophomores More »


LMS Science Bowl Team Ties 9th Place in the Nation

On May 2-3, 2015, the Ladue Middle School (LMS) science bowl team competed in the National Science Bowl finals in Washington, D.C.  There were 48 teams that qualified for the tournament after More »

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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »

Old Bonhomme’s Jander’s Piece Playce Featured in Teachers’ Publication


Old Bonhomme Physical Education Teacher Connie Jander’s Piece Playce project was featured in the Spring 2015 issue of the Missouri State Teachers Association publication.

Connie wrote the article about the objective of turning playtime into a learning adventure at a spot in the schoolyard called Piece Playce.

Reed Elementary School’s Mathematicians Score National Awards


On April 16, 2015, approximately 250 Reed Elementary School students from second, third and fourth grade competed in the Noetic Learning Math Contest.

The goal of the national mathematics contest is to encourage elementary and middle school students’ interest in math, to develop their problem solving skills and to inspire them to excel in math. Once Reed Elementary School posted their scores on the Noetic Learning Math website, their numbers were compared with other schools’ scores across the nation.

Six LHWHS Rising Seniors to Participate in STARS Program

Six juniors at Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) have been selected to participate in the prestigious Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL.)  STARS pairs students with top research mentors from Confluence Discovery Technologies, the Donald Danforth Plan Science Center, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis and the host institution, UMSL.  

LHWHS’ Erwin Ends 2014-15 School Year With Honors

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s DECA Advisor Fran Erwin received the DECA Diamond Award for 2014-2015.  The award is given to the DECA advisor who has contributed the most during the school year.

OBE and LMS Break American Heart Association Donation Record

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Ladue physical education programs and Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart donated more than $50,000 to the American Heart Association this year.

Bonhomme Elementary School students donated $21, 913 to the American Heart Association through their 2014-2015 Jump Rope for Heart fundraising campaign. More than seventy percent of the student body turned in a donation compared to the national average of ten percent at schools across the country. Ladue Middle School students collected their largest donation ever of $10,000.

LHWHS Buckner’s Perfect Game Scores Athlete of the Week

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School sophomore, Ty Buckner, pitched a perfect game on March 25, 2015 against Parkway West.  The 2-0 win came after Buckner retired 21 batters in 67 pitches with 6 strike outs.  Fox 2 News named Buckner Athlete of the Week.

View the Fox 2 Athlete of the Week segment here.  

Ladue School District Honors Three Chiefs of Police


On April 8, 2015, the Board of Education recognized the Creve Coeur, City of Olivette and City of Ladue police chiefs and their departments for their service in keeping the schools within the Ladue School District safe.

LHWHS Alumnus Gregory’s Art of Persuasion Leads to Victory at National Tournament


Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumnus Jerome Gregory, class of 2013, earned first place in Rhetorical Criticism and was named tournament champion in the Individual Sweepstakes at the 2015 American Forensic Association’s National Individual Events Tournament in Athens, Ohio, April 16-20, 2015. Jerome also placed second in Persuasive Speaking and third in After Dinner Speaking. He advanced to the semifinal round in Extemporaneous Speaking and was a quarterfinalist in Impromptu Speaking and Informative Speaking. 

LHWHS’ Computer Scientists Become Two-Time Winners at Programming Competition


On Saturday, April 4, 2015, eight Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) computer scientists competed in the largest ever Webster University Annual High School Programming Challenge. Team Moose, consisting of seniors Brian Jiang, Warren Biest, and Yang Liu, placed first in a field of 22 teams. This is the second consecutive year that a LHWHS team has placed first in this competition and the second year that Brian Jiang and Warren Biest and have been on the first place team.

Other computer scientists competing for LHWHS were YiFan Zhou, Rowan Faulkner; Junior: Gregory Farn and sophomores: Jeffrey Wang and Patrick Naughton.


LHWHS Alumna Sauerbrunn Helps USA Women’s Soccer Team Crush New Zealand at Busch Stadium


On April 4, 2015, Becky Sauerbrunn, class of 2003, returned to St. Louis, MO, representing the United States Women’s National Soccer Team, to help defeat New Zealand 4-0.