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Spoede Best in State for 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Congratulations to Spoede Elementary School, which has officially been named the #1 school in Missouri for logging the most minutes in the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Thanks to our inspiring teachers and parents, we have some excellent young readers in our schools, and they’re powered up to read throughout this school year!

LHWHS Teacher Bob Westerholt Recognized with September 2015 Excellence in Education Award

Bob Westerholt, the AP Psychology teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, received the September 2015 Excellence in Education Award at the Sept. 28 Board of Education Meeting. Congratulations to Bob on this prestigious recognition!

This marks Bob’s 23rd year of service in the Ladue School District, time spent imparting knowledge and life lessons to our students. Bob began his career with the district in August 1992, as a seventh grade social studies teacher at Ladue Middle School. He taught at LMS for five years before moving to the high school, where this will be his 18th year.

Ladue Schools Graduate and Her Father Paint Phillips 66 Mural

The 1,200-square-foot mural that is being painted in Grand Center is sponsored by Phillips 66 and showcases 66 great things about St. Louis. Liza Fishbone, an alumna of Ladue Horton Watkins High School, and her father, Robert, are the duo painting the piece.

Robert and his late wife, Sarah, owned a mural company called On the Wall Productions, where they painted various murals around the city of St. Louis before settling down. Their children, Tyler and Liza, both attended Old Bonhomme Elementary School. Elisa Roth, the art teacher at Old Bonhomme, said Sarah volunteered her time and talent to the school, helping plan and facilitate a mural in the front hall and in the library.

LHWHS’s Journalism Teacher Named Certified Journalism Educator

Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s journalism instructor Jillian Miesen for being named a Certified Journalism Educator from the Journalism Education Association!

Jillian will be recognized at a ceremony honoring the newly-certified educators at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Convention on November 14, 2015, at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida. She will receive her certificate during the ceremony.

LMS Student Named Shriners Hospital’s Hero of the Week

Sadie Strelow, 12, was honored last week as the Fox Sports Midwest’s Shriners Hospital’s Hero of the Week! Sadie is a seventh-grader at Ladue Middle School this year.

LHWHS Grads Chosen For McDonald’s and UNCF Scholarship

Congratulations to three Ladue Horton Watkins High School Graduates for being chosen for the McDonald’s Academic Excellence Award Scholarship! Nautica Huddleston, Gabrielle Hannah, and Malcolm Davis will each receive a $3,000 scholarship that is awarded to college-bound St. Louis and Metro East high school seniors.

The event was held at a McDonald’s on Florissant Avenue in Ferguson on Wednesday. Malcolm was unable to attend, but Nautica and Gabrielle were awarded their certificates at the event. To see event coverage, visit FOX2Now.

LHWHS Senior Receives Congressional Award Gold Medal

Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Jacqueline Wong, who was honored at the 2015 Gold Medal Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on June 17, 2015!

The Congressional Award Gold Medal is awarded to students who set goals and excel in four areas of individual growth: Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness and Expedition/Exploration.

Student Stacks His Way to the Top at the Junior Olympics

One of Reed Elementary School’s students, Oscar Yanuck, deserves a big congratulations for coming in first at the 2015 AAU Junior Olympic Games Sport Stacking Championships in Virginia this past weekend!

Choir Director Honored with Presidential Award of Excellence

Ladue Schools would like to congratulate one of our esteemed staff members for being awarded the Missouri Choral Director’s Association 2015 “Presidential Award of Excellence!”

Thomas Lowery is the choir director for Ladue Horton Watkins High School and the Ladue Fifth Grade Center. He also teaches Introduction to Piano and is the vocal coach for the Spring Musical.

“I was humbled when I heard I was selected,” he said. “It’s an honor when somebody recognizes the work that you’ve done.”

LMS Students Interview Academy Award Winner

Two Ladue Middle School students shone brightly at the International Literacy Association Conference last weekend, where they had the opportunity to interview keynote speaker and Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer.

The event was held at America’s Center where, on a stage in front of thousands of guests, students Dale Chesson and Kiara Crawford spoke with Octavia, best known for starring in films like “The Help” and “Black and White.”