Tag Archives: Fundraising

LHWHS Boy Scout Collects 2,000 for Siteman Cancer Center

Robert “Trey” Fruend, 15, was featured in BJC Today for his collecting more than 2,000 books for children and teens of patients at Siteman Cancer Center! Trey is a freshman at Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

The fundraising was a part of Trey’s Eagle Scout project, which he chose because of his personal connection with the topic. When Robert was 8 years old, his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and received treatment at Siteman. Trey knows what it feels like to have a parent go through the difficult process, and he wanted to find a way to give back to families like his.

Ladue Early Childhood Center Raises Money for Mighty Oakes

Thanks to the Ladue Early Childhood Center’s giving preschoolers, their involved parents and caring staff, the building raised more than $250 for the Mighty Oakes Foundation. The organization assists families who are affected by the challenges of congenital heart defects. The preschool students brought in change from home to donate to the foundation. To read how the foundation supports families and the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, click here.

RISE Students Raise Awareness, Donations for Flint Residents

During February, RISE (Reaching Inside Seeking Excellence), a Ladue Horton Watkins High School student organization, is raising funds and donations to help the people of Flint, Michigan, during the area’s water crisis.

Fall 2015, a Semester to Celebrate

Fall 2015 was another semester to celebrate! The Ladue School District is recognized nationally for the outstanding academic achievements of its students inside the classroom. The district’s staff and students are also achieving at a high level outside the classroom.

Here is just a sampling from the first semester of the 2015-16 school year.

Learn about district, student, staff and alumni accomplishments as they happen by “liking” the district on Facebook (facebook.com/ladueschools) or following us on Twitter @LadueSchools.

Kids Helping Kids: FGC Students Raise Money for Backpack Program

Each year, the Ladue Fifth Grade Center’s Penny War provides our students with the opportunity to help other kids! This year, the students raised $1,473 for the Backpack Program that sends food home in the backpacks of students who need it for the weekend. Their funds were matched by an anonymous donor, bringing the total to about $2,950. The Dragon Council kids presented the donation to the representative from Operation Food Search.

Spoede Teacher Kathie Dolan Recognized with November 2015 Excellence in Education Award

dolan_2015Kathie Dolan, an Idea Lab Teacher at Spoede Elementary School, received the November 2015 Excellence in Education Award at the Nov. 23 Board of Education Meeting. Congratulations to Kathie on this prestigious recognition!

Kathie has been with the Ladue School District since August of 1990, when she joined the staff as a teaching assistant at Reed Elementary School. Having served the district as a first and second grade teacher, an enrichment teacher and an Idea Lab teacher, Kathie has touched the lives of many students in many different ways.

OBE and LMS Break American Heart Association Donation Record

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.

Reed Elementary School First-Graders Are in Business

On Monday, March 30, 2015, first-graders held a grand opening for “Button Madness.”

The students created a clay button business after learning about economics in class. Not only did they produce the buttons, they helped to get the word out about their sale.

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.

LHWHS Students Dance Marathon Raises Big Bucks for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in St. Louis

More than 200 Ladue Horton Watkins High School students got on their feet for the Second Annual Ladue Dance Marathon on Saturday, January 31, 2015.   Fundraising efforts for the The Kids of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater St. Louis topped $27, 350, bringing LHWHS Dance Marathon’s two-year donations to more than $53,000 for CMNH-STL.