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Find Out Why Students, Staff and Parents Say “We Love Ladue!”

On the last few days of the 2012-13 school year, students, staff and parents were asked “Why does your school rock?”  Find out what they said at… Ladue Middle School, Reed Elementary More »

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Fire Prevention Week at Reed

Did you know that two out of every five home fires start in the kitchen? That’s an astounding number and with the help of the Ladue Fire Department, Reed Elementary School students More »

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LHWHS’ Bry and Thompson Published in Gateway Varsity Sports

In October 2013, Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS)  juniors Aaron Bry and Danielle Thompson published an article and a photo, respectively, about LHWHS’ girls field hockey team in the second edition More »

LMS Urban Harvest Volunteers

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As published by Ladue News on September 26, 2013… Urban Harvest STL volunteers and Whole Foods Market Galleria team members joined together to prepare the UHSTL downtown community garden for fall. The gardeners More »

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2012 Graduate Chesson Scores Against Akron

2012 Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate Jehu Chesson captured after scoring a touchdown for the University of Michigan in a game against Akron University on September 14, 2013.  Final score: 28-24 More »

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LHWHS Sarah Jacobs Wins LMI Aerospace Award for Excellence in Research

Teenage scientists earn research awards from University of Missouri–St. Louis STARS program                 Nearly 90 students participated in the STARS program Thirty-five aspiring scientists who spent six weeks this summer conducting intensive More »

Reed Elementary Students Are Writing Computer Code

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Through an after school activity called Code Red Education, Reed Elementary School students are learning the basics of computer programming, while also learning how this important skill can lead to success in a multitude of career fields.

Read and listen to the story developed about this program by St. Louis Public Radio.

Read the online story written in THE Journal, a publication which supports transforming education through technology.

LMS’ Peters Appointed Kirk Teacher Fellowship

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David and Marilyn Kirk established the ISP Kirk Teacher Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis with the purpose of empowering a science teacher to act as a leader in evolution education in the St. Louis area.  Elizabeth Petersen, a seventh-grade science teacher at Ladue Middle School (LMS), serves as the inaugural Kirk Teacher Fellow. She is a tireless advocate for science education and has a distinguished teaching career.

Read the full article.

LHWHS Speech and Debate Team Shines at Local Tournament

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The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Speech and Debate Team competed in the Greater Saint Louis Speech League’s 2013-2014 tournament which concluded the 17th and 18th of January at Ritenour High School.

Traditionally, Ladue Schools students have performed extremely well at this tournament and this year was no different.

LHWHS’ Gene Gaffney Receives Distinguished Service Award

At the November 25, 2013 Board of Education meeting, Gene Gaffney, a Supervisory Assistant at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, received the district’s Distinguished Service Award after nearly 27 years of service to the district

Gene has been working as a Supervisory Assistant and Parking Lot Supervisor for the district since 1987.  He came to the district after retiring from McDonnell Douglas after 38 years.

Spoede School “Makes a Difference” in the Community

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Spoede Elementary School recently participated in “Make a Difference Day,” a day intended to get people involved in community service, by creating care packages for residents at a nursing home. All of the Spoede students created cards and decorated wrapping paper for the boxes. Students were asked to do chores to earn money for purchasing items to put in the boxes.

Laduettes Awarded Two Firsts in Lindbergh Dance Competition

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On Saturday, December 7, 2013, the Laduettes Dance Team received two first place awards at the 2013 Lindbergh Yvonne Cole International Dance Competition.  In addition to earning first place in both the Hip Hop and Pom competitions, the team took home a Judge’s Award for Outstanding Showmanship in Hip Hop.

2013 Teachers of the Year Recognized

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At the December 9, 2013 Board of Education meeting, the district’s 2012-13 Teachers of the Year were recognized.  While these teachers were chosen and recognized earlier in 2013, this was the Board of Education’s opportunity to congratulate them on their award and the outstanding contributions they have made to the Ladue School District.

LMS’ Bassett Reads Family Story on NPR

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When families gather for the holidays, it can be an opportunity to tell stories and pass on memories. For the St. Louis-based Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration, that provides a possible treasure trove for young people to build writing skills and forge strong family bonds.

Every year, The Grannie Annie publishes a volume of family stories written by students in the fourth to the eighth grade.