Communications

This department is responsible for:

  • Media and public relations
  • Internal and external communications, both digital and print, including newsletters, handbooks, brochures, and the district website
  • District event coordination and coordination of special district projects, such as bond referendum and tax increase communications
  • Liaison and support of the Ladue Education Foundation and Ladue Alumni Association
  • Internal print coordination and production
  • District photography
  • Coordination of districtwide charitable giving campaigns

General Information (Laura Shea)
(314) 983-5331
lshea@ladueschools.net


District Communications

Electronic Communications

e-Link and e-lert
These two electronic publications are used to provide parents, staff, and subscribing residents with information about important district events and decisions. E-lerts are generally about a single timely topic and are emailed on an as-needed basis. E-Links are electronic newsletters that provide information on a variety of events and topics, including recaps of recent student and staff awards and recognitions. If you are interested in receiving electronic news from Ladue School District, click here.

Board of Education Information

  • BoardDocs provides information about both past and future meetings, including the information provided to the Board of Education on each topic they address. It also contains published meeting minutes, links to district policies and other information related to the Board of Education and their meetings.
  • Board Briefs is an unofficial record of the topics discussed and decisions made by the Ladue Schools Board of Education.  A brief synopsis of the discussion is included, along with a direct link to the information provided to the Board on BoardDocs so it can also be reviewed by the community.

District and School Websites
These websites provide immediate and easy access to extensive district and individual school information, as well as parent and student resources.

Infinite Campus
This password-protected program provides parents/guardians with instant access to accurate, current and confidential information about middle and high school student attendance, grades, class assignments and more.

ParentSquare
ParentSquare is the district’s voice, email and text notification service that allows the district and the schools to send families periodic and personalized messages. This includes important school information such as parent-teacher conferences, back-to-school nights, and early release days. ParentSquare also allows the district to reach families immediately in the event of an emergency or for other important information, such as when the district is closed due to inclement weather or if a child’s bus is running late. To download the app, visit Apple’s iTunes store or Google Play for Android.

Peachjar
Peachjar is an e-flyer distribution system, which utilizes the latest electronic communication technology to send information about services, events, and organizations to parents and students. Parents receive this information by email and can also access the information from each school’s building website.

Social Media
The district uses the social media outlets of Facebook and Twitter to connect with students, parents, staff, and other constituents regarding district events and information.

Ladue School District SchoolTube Website
SchoolTube is a website specifically developed to provide a place for students and school districts to safely post and view videos. Every entry is screened for appropriateness before becoming available. Ladue Schools utilizes this website for student projects as well as for providing district information.

Ladue Schools Today
Ladue Schools Today is a television program produced numerous times during the course of each school year. The program is produced by high school students and highlights district information and issues. Ladue Schools is the only high school partnering with HEC-TV. As a result, this show is featured monthly on HEC-TV’s website and television programming, as well as at the link above.

Print Publications

Connection
An in-depth single-topic publication mailed to all residents as needed.

Link
The Link is a newsletter mailed to all district residents approximately four times during each school year, and periodically to alumni. It is used to inform residents about issues and activities important to the district. The articles are typically topical in nature.

The Extra Link
Occasionally, the district needs to communicate quickly on a single topic to parents and concerned residents. This two-sided publication is distributed to parents and residents attending school activities, and/or through electronic communications (i.e., Peachjar).

Contact Information

Kimberly G. McKenzie, M.A.
Director of Communications
(314) 983-5331
kmckenzie@ladueschools.net

Laura Shea
Communications Specialist
(Graphics/Print/Photography)
(314) 983-5331
lshea@ladueschools.net

Ross Green
Communications Coordinator
(Alumni/Social Media/Media Support)
(314) 983-5317
rgreen@ladueschools.net

D’Ante’ DuCasse’
Webmaster
dducasse@ladueschools.net

Laura Waller (Marco Representative)
Print Shop Coordinator
(314) 983-5319
printing@ladueschools.net