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Ladue Middle School Students Hold Memorial for Lives Lost in Parkland, Florida

On Wednesday morning, our middle school students held a moving demonstration to join together in support of the 17 lives lost in Parkland, Florida. All three grades walked out to the field in complete silence and listened to two Diversity Student Leaders who planned the event, Kennedy Alexander and Aidan Dougan, before heading back into the building. See the pictures of the event below.

Ladue Schools Spelling Siblings Qualify for Regional Spelling Bee Finals

Congratulations to Sophia “Sassy” Saleeby, a 7th grader at Ladue Middle School, her brother, Jack Saleeby, a 4th grader at Reed Elementary, and Franklyn Yang, a student at the Fifth Grade Center, for earning top scores in the St. Louis Post Dispatch Regional Spelling Bee Semi-Finals! All three students will compete in the finals at on Saturday, March 17, 2018. The winner of this Bee goes on to Washington, D.C. next spring.

LMS Student Advances to State Competition of National Geographic Bee

Congratulations to Ladue Middle School student Max Yang for qualifying to compete in the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee!

The bee will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018. Eligible competitors are in grades fourth through eighth, and must have participated in and won the competition at the school level.

Congratulations, Max!


LMS Math Students Dominate 2018 State MathCounts Competition

At this year’s annual 2018 State MathCounts Competition in Columbia, Missouri, 160 of the best middle school math students in the state converged. Ladue Middle School sent seven students to the event, all of whom finished in the top 26! In the overall competition, no other school in the state cracked the Top 5, because all of those positions were taken by LMS students:

1st) Will Bender
2nd) Anthony Wang
3rd) Nicole Li
4th) Sam Chen
5th) Iris Zhou
16th) Richie Jiang
26th) Aditya Kondepudi

In the head-to-head, single-elimination Countdown Round, LMS students placed in the following order (remember, this is in competition with all other state contestants):

LMS Students Take First and Second Place at 2018 Educating for Change Conference

Ladue Middle School eighth-grade students Eileen Suarez and Abby Soldwish-Zoole were the first and second place winners of the Break the School-to-Prison Pipeline Event & Youth Art Contest, and the two were recognized at the 2018 Educating for Change Conference put on by the St Louis Educators for Social Justice on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Eileen gave a speech about her art piece that brought a standing ovation from the audience of more than 300 people!

Check out Eileen’s speech in the video below:

LMS Science Bowl Teams Compete at WashU

Congratulations to the LMS Science Bowl teams—all three teams did very well at a competition at Washington University. The “A” team took second place overall. The team answered the final question correctly as time ran out but missed the bonus question, which would have resulted in a tie for first place.

LMS Surpasses Fundraising Goal with Annual Student Vs. Faculty Basketball Game

Each spring semester, the Ladue Middle School holds its annual Student vs. Faculty basketball game. This year, the game was held on Wednesday, Feb. 14, and by the end of the day, the middle school community surpassed their goal of $5,000 by raising more than $7,600 for the American Heart Association! The total funds raised will be available later this spring after the campaign has completed.

Congratulations to the students and staff for their hard work! Check out the photos from the game below!

Ladue Middle School MathCounts Team Competes in Regional Competition

The annual Chapter (Regional) Round of the 2018 MathCounts Competition was held on Saturday, Feb. 17. Congratulations to the Ladue Middle School team for a job well done!

Written Competition

  • 1st: Anthony Wang (8)
  • 2nd: William Bender (8)
  • 4th: Samuel Chen (8)
  • 12th: Aditya Kondepudi (8)
  • 13th: Iris Zhou (top scoring female) (8)

Also competing: Richie Jiang (7), Nicole Li (7), Daniel Xu (8), Yuvan Chali (7), Olivia Hu (7)

Eighth Grader Selected as Scholastic Writing Awards Contest Winner

Congratulations to Ladue Middle School eighth grader Isabella Peng for being recognized as one of the winners in the 2018 Missouri Writing Region of the Scholastic Writing Awards Contest! Winners were selected from more than 1,000 submissions received from throughout Missouri and the Kansas City, Kansas, area. Winning pieces will be published in Missouri Youth Write, an online publication which will be available in June 2018. Bella’s entry included a beautiful, original poem written in response to a study of historical and realistic fiction.

LMS Science Olympiad Teams Perform Well at Regional Competition

Congratulations to the Science Olympiad teams! Both teams performed exceptionally well at the regional competition held at Lindenwood University over the weekend. The Competition team took first place by a landslide and will be moving on to the state finals in Fulton, Missouri, in early April.

This is Ladue Middle School’s 27th consecutive year making it to the state finals!