Seventh Grader Writes Article for St. Louis Jewish Parents Magazine

Seventh grader Shreeya Ravindranath wrote an article for the St. Louis Jewish Parents Magazine entitled “Music—My first language”. Check out her article here, located on pg. 8! More »

2013 Graduate Annie Kopp Attends Emmys with Late Night Show

Annie Kopp, 2013 graduate, was at the Emmys on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, with the show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. For those of you that do not know her, she’s the one More »

Twenty-One LHWHS Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Twenty-one Ladue Horton Watkins High School seniors have recently been recognized as semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Competition—the highest number of Ladue Schools students to be honored in a single More »

High School Students and Staff Witness Solar Eclipse

On Aug. 21, 2017, students and staff enjoyed witnessing the total solar eclipse together. Check out the time lapse video below taken high school art teacher Jono Robbins with the district’s drone! More »

Spoede 4th Grader Places 9th in National Math Competition

Congratulations to Jonathan Yao, a Spoede Elementary fourth grader who attended the Math League national competition at Texas A&M University in June. He placed 9th overall and made 6th place in the More »

Alumna Sheila Michaels Remembered as Champion of Title Ms.

Ladue Schools 1957 alumna Sheila Michaels passed away recently, and soon after her death, she was widely recognized and will be remembered for her championing of the title “Ms.” and for bringing More »

KBIA Follows Teachers New to Ladue Schools During Orientation

Check out this story from St. Louis Public Radio about the teachers new to Ladue Schools this year! We’re eager to add their enthusiasm and expertise to our team. 👩🏽‍🏫🍎 More »

Junior Christine Wang Wins LMI Aerospace Inc./D3 Technologies’ Award for Excellence

Christine Wang LMI Aerospace Award

A summer of hard work has paid off for 78 aspiring scientists who spent six weeks conducting intensive research with St. Louis-area professionals and professors. The students have been named winners of the LMI Aerospace/D3 Technologies Award for Excellence in Research. The award is presented to students who distinguished themselves during the 2011 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Convocation Videos 2011

Convocation is an annual program held first thing in the morning on the first day all teachers return to begin the new school year.  The 2011 Convocation was presented in a talk-show format showcasing the amazing talents and energy of four Ladue Horton Watkins High School Students who hosted ‘Due Talk.  Many thanks to Jody Peterson, Jehu Chesson, Alex Mitchell and David Streid who helped the district start the school year off right.

Two videos were created for Convocation this year.  You’ll want to see the annual “Convocation Video” which showcases many of our faculty members in action, as well as “Teachers Hobbies” which uncovers some of the many hidden talents of our staff.

LHWHS Students Participate in 2011 UMSL STARS Program

UMSL Stars Program

For academically talented high school juniors and seniors, this summer afforded a chance to research everything from neural circuits in the brain to human/robot interaction to evolutionary computation during the 2011 STARS program, hosted by the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

Ladue Horton Watkins High School participants were:  Senior Bowon Joung, and Juniors Alex Bruns-Smith, Christine Wang and Haohang Xu.

Ladue Schools Receives “Total Fleet Excellence Award”

Ladue Schools was presented with a “Total Fleet Excellence Award” from the Missouri State Highway Patrol on July 6, 2011 for receiving a 95.5 percent approval rating of the district’s student transportation fleet.  Ladue Schools was one of 268 school bus transportation providers in Missouri to receive this award given to fleets with a 90 percent or higher approval rating and no out-of-service buses. 

New Newsweek Ranking Methodology Moves Ladue Horton Watkins High School Up to #103

Every year, Newsweek ranks “America’s Best High Schools.”  This year, a new methodology for ranking the nation’s top high schools was used, raising Ladue Horton Watkins High School from last year’s ranking of 282 in the country, to 103.

Three Ladue Schools Top Missouri American Heart Association Campaigns

With a combined contribution of $29,449.60, Reed Elementary School, Old Bonhomme Elementary School and Ladue Middle School shot hoops and jumped rope to top rankings in the state.  Reed Elementary School, under the leadership of Kim Plogger raised $14,708.90 for Jump Rope for Heart, taking third place in the state for most funds raised.  Old Bonhomme Elementary School, under the leadership of Connie Jander, raised $9,449.70 for Jump Rope for Heart, placing sixth in the state.  Ladue Middle School, under the leadership of Stephanie O’Neal raised $5,291.00 for Hoops for Heart, placing second in the state.

Reed Teacher Patricia Whittaker Attends LEGO® Robotics Conference

Patricia Whittaker LEGO Conference

Patricia Whittaker (center in photo with credit to Jerry Naunheim of Washington University) teaches the gifted program at Reed Elementary School with Karen Engelkenjohn.  In June, Ms. Whittaker was one of some 75 St. Louis educators to attend this one-day conference to explore using LEGOs to engage students in learning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  The teachers built and programmed robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT software.

Senior Emily Hahn Guest on NPR’s St. Louis on the Air

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Emily Hahn and Webster Groves High School graduate Michael McCord were guests on Don Marsh’s St. Louis on the Air on August 11 to share their experiences of living and studying abroad.  Both Hahn and McCord won full scholarships from Youth for Understanding to study in Germany during the summer of 2010.

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Conway Students Share Published Stories at Left Bank Books

Conway Students Left Bank Books - Grannie Annie Group Photo

Three fifth graders from Conway Elementary School were among the eighteen published authors and artists who recently participated in the third annual Grannie Annie Gathering at Left Bank Books. The young authors read excerpts from their family stories that were published in the sixth annual Grannie Annie anthologies, released in May, and the young artists discussed how they came to illustrate the stories as they did.

Ladue Schools District Video

Produced in the spring of 2011, this video provides an overview of the Ladue School District. Facts, recognitions and the district’s philosophies are highlighted in this seven-minute film created by Don Goble, the head of the district’s Video Broadcast department, in collaboration with the district’s Communications Services Department.