Tag Archives: Communication Arts

LMS Student Attends The Grannie Annie Book Celebration

Jackson DiBlasi, who recently completed fifth grade at the Ladue Fifth Grade Center, was one of seventeen students honored at The Grannie Annie’s annual book signing celebration at the Missouri History Museum on Sunday, June 7.

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.

FGC’s Guthrie Receives April 2015 Excellence in Education Award

Fifth Grade Center’s Communications Arts/Social Studies Teacher Lynda Guthrie received the April 2015 Excellence in Education Award.

“When I look at placing a student who requires a loving and compassionate teacher, but one who will be structured and provide high standards for learning, Lynda is the first teacher that comes to mind,” says Amy Balsavias, counselor at the Fifth Grade Center.

Old Bonhomme Hosts Third Annual Spring Interactive Digital Art Show

On April 21, 2015, Old Bonhomme Elementary School students displayed their artwork with a twist. Using modern technology, visitors were able to learn about any particular art piece via QR Codes or Augmented Reality Aurasma.

LHWHS Students Dominate the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association Conference Tournament

More than a dozen students competed in the third, and final, invitational of the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association Conference Tournament on January 16-17, 2015, at Ritenour High School. Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Talking Rams swept first place in every team conference category: public speaking, interpretation, congressional debate, debate, and overall conference champions.

Ladue Schools Win National Recognition in WordMasters Challenge

Ladue Schools third-grade team placed fourth in the nation out of 292 teams, and the district’s sixth-grade team placed third in the nation out of 170 teams in the first round of the WordMasters™ Challenge.   The WordMasters Challenge is a national competition for students in grades 3-8 that encourages growth in vocabulary and verbal reasoning.  Each year, over 125,000 students from some of the best public and private schools throughout the United States participate in the WordMasters Challenge.  Students from Ladue Schools’ elementary schools, Fifth Grade Center and middle school participated.

LMS’ Harold Webb’s The Chalkboard Podcast Receives Rave Reviews

It’s an exciting time for the Ladue Middle School eighth-grade Science Teacher and Ladue Horton Watkins High School Junior Varsity Tennis Coach, Harold Webb.  Webb can now add podcaster extraordinaire to his résumé. 

LHWHS Senior Examines if Religion is Becoming A Fashion Statement

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Elise Vincent set out to find answers to a lingering question. “Is it disrespectful to wear symbols that do not pertain to one’s own history?”

LHWHS Alumni Ed Protzel Lands Book Deal

Ed Protzel, Class of ’65, will see his novel hit store shelves in 2015.

Wild Wolf Publishing of Great Britain acquired the rights to Ed’s novel, The Lies that Bind, a darkly ironic antebellum mystery/drama set in Turkle, Mississippi, 1859-61. The novel is based on his original screenplay, which was recognized by the Missouri Playwrights Association. Ed has written five original screenplays for feature film and developed film scripts/projects for 20th Century Fox. Century Fox’s Murray Silverman, Paramount’s Sherry Lansing, and Chelsea Studios producer Stan Zuckerman called it a “great script.” 

LHWHS’ Goble Wins 2015 Broadcast Adviser Award

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Broadcast Technology Instructor Don Goble  has been named the Journalism Education Association’s 2015 National High School Broadcast Adviser of the Year.  The Journalism Education Association is a dynamic, adviser-focused organization serving a diverse media community.