Monday, May 20, 2013
We're taking a last look at all of the spring athletes who earned your vote over the last few months.
As the spring sports season heads into the final few weeks of the postseason, we want to make sure you take a moment to recognize the athletes who have earned your vote this spring during our MVP voting contest. The MVP poll will be back in the fall, just in time for boy's soccer, football and softball, just to name a few fall sports. Coming tomorrow and Wednesday we'll name our Boys and Girls Spring Athletes of the Year.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The junior sprinter blew away the field in voting for this week's honors.
This week's Patch MVP vote was not close. Madison Barker, a junior from Ladue High School took top prize, based on the strength of two district titles in the 200 and 400 meter dash, and in helping the Rams' 4x100meter and 4x400meter relay squads qualify for the state sectional track meet held this past weekend. She answered some of our questions by email before the sectional meet. Patch: How is your season going? Madison Barker: It has been going pretty well. Patch: What is the favorite thing you like about being on your team? MB: Despite being such a large team, we are all pretty close. Everyone is supportive of each other and when people are racing, everyone is cheering. Patch: Which athlete do you admire the most, and why? MB: Lolo …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
After a flag regarding the offensive list circulated at Ladue High, the school district pledged to take steps to address sexual harassment in its agreement with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
A few months after an angry parent filed a complaint with the federal government over the so-called "senior list" — an offensive student-produced list targeting Ladue High girls — the Ladue School District has pledged to take steps to stop the practice. That pledge comes in the form of an agreement between the district and the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civl Rights, which became involved in the flap after Ruth Ahlemeier, whose children attended Ladue Horton Watkins High School, filed the complaint. In the agreement, district officials said the steps ranged from counseling offended students to creating a student committee to air concerns about sexual harassment issues. The civil rights office summarized the steps outlined by …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Advanced students Lillian Donahue and Samantha Weil work with meteorologist Chris Higgins.
This information can be found on the Ladue School District's "Spotlight on Ladue" HEC-TV is partnering with KTVI Fox 2 to present a very special HEC-TV Live! program on April 4 about the science behind weather forecasting. During the live show, students will have the opportunity to interact with St. Louis’ KTVI Fox 2 Meteorologist Chris Higgins to take a tour of his weather studio and find out what goes into creating a forecast. On March 16 two Ladue HIgh School Advanced TV Production students — Sophomore Lillian Donahue and Senior Samantha Weil — recorded b-roll (background video) and produced a Fox 2 Weather Center tour in preparation for the program. Ladue's television program, behind the guidance of instructor Don Goble has been …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Singers from all schools in the district performed Tuesday night at Ladue Senior High.
You know spring is always around the corner when the annual all-Ladue Choral Festival is held. This year, the festival moved from the new Performing Arts Center to the Nielson Gymnasium. While the accoustics were not perfect, the more expansive area allowed for seating for everyone, and for all the performers to remain "on stage." Students singers and musicans peformed to the delight of parents, siblings, grandparents, friends and neighbors and the like. This is a sample of the perfomances from students at Reed, Spoede, Old Bonhomme and Conway elementary schools; Ladue Middle School and Ladue Horton Watkins Senior High. One again, the entire musical staff of the district led all of these talented performers.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Only student from the state of Missouri to be recognized.
Tuesday, March 12
This information can be found on Spotlight on Ladue on the Ladue School District website. C-SPAN recently announced the 75 winning videos in the 2013 StudentCam competition, and Ladue High School senior Samantha Shanker was recognized with an Honorable Mention for her documentary, “On Education.” A record-setting 1,893 films were received in this year’s C-SPAN competition. A total of 3,753 students representing 44 states, as well as Washington DC, and Taiwan, took part in the competition. Shanker was the only student from the Missouri to be recognized as a finalist. Take a look at Samantha Shanker's nationally-recognized education video.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Her daughter Megan died at age 13; a victim of cyber bullying.
Tina Meier, a 42-year-old housewife from O’Fallon, MO in St. Charles County spoke to half of the student body at Ladue Horton Watkins High School on Friday. Because Ladue has 1,400 students at the high school, Meier will return later this week to speak to the other half of the student body. They could not all fit into the performance center at the same time. Meier is on a crusade. She heads up the Megan Meier Foundation. She’s been on the Dr. Phil Show; she travels the country speaking to groups just like Ladue High students. Cyber bulling turns to tragedy In 2006, Meier’s 13-year-old daughter Megan hung herself in her bedroom while her entire family was at home. She was rushed to St. Louis Children’s Hospital, still breathing, but died …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Emily Goble is approaching radical breast and ovarian treatment voluntarily to try and beat the odds.
Revised: A question has been raised about the condition of the Goble's son Terry, soon to be 7 in March. He is doing just fine. Ladue High's video coordinator/instructor Don Goble and family have struggled with very serious forms of cancer concerninf his wife Emily. Of course their six year old son is pulling hard for his mom too. Emily has had complex surgery, and there is more uncertainy ahead. This is the way the story has been told: Yoga teacher, mother, wife, former corporate employee, Emily Goble tested positive for both breast cancer and ovarian cancer genetics. Because her mother has struggled with eight different types of cancer over 25 years and Goble was 87 percent likely to get breast cancer and a highly increased risk for …
Cornell Johnston scores 16 points, drops off nine assists, and grabs four steals to lead Rams to seventh win in a row.
Fresh off a pair of wins over highly-ranked CBC and much-less regarded Wentzville Holt, the Ladue High boys basketball team looked like it was in the mood for a much easier night when it took on Bayless High Wednesday night. The Rams, who have been a stalwart defensive club all season, came out of the locker room and played perhaps their best eight minutes of defense this entire season during in the first quarter, and held the visiting Bronchos to just two points, on their way to a comfortable 57-39 victory at home. Ladue, which has eased its way up to the No. 5 spot in the area Top 20 rankings, has now won seven straight ballgames dating back to the semifinals of the MICDS Holiday Tournament. Last week, the Rams had perhaps their best …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
This week's 'Athlete of the Week' is a serious state title contender that owns the fastest time of any swimmer in the area in the individual 100-yard breaststroke.
Patch: There's only a little while left for you to decide on where you might want to go to college. What are your thoughts about college as the time to choose grows near? CY: As of right now, I haven't really set my sights on a particular school. I'm still trying to explore my options. I do know that I'd like to go into the medical field though. Patch: Will you try to swim in college (or possibly play another sport)? Or will you be going to college as a regular student? CY: That's a really hard decision... I guess it all depends on where I decide to go to college. As always, academics come first and I want to know I can really focus on my education. That being said, I really love swimming and can't imagine ever not doing it. Patch: How did…