Wednesday, May 8, 2013
School receives model fitness banners, and a Play 60 Kinect game system too.
Monday was a very special day for the sixth graders at Ladue Middle School. They spent the last hour being entertained by the St. Louis Rams. Tackle Rodger Saffold hosted a Play 60 Vanna White themed game show. School students, faculty and administrators were given two banners. One was a Character Fitness Model School banner. The other was A Character + American Heart Association banner. As a Rams spokesperson said, “Ladue Middle won this competition by a whole lot.” Over the course of the year, students and teachers were involved in: And the topper, the sixth grade was surprised with their very own Play 60 Kinect game system. The Ram mascot Rampage assisted while Saffold, the former tackle from Indiana University led selected students …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Rams tackle Rodger Saffold to present 2 achievement awards.
Information was provided by the St. Louis Rams and the Ladue School District. St. Louis Rams tackle, Rodger Saffold will be at Ladue Middle School at 2:15 p.m. on Monday, May 6 to present Ladue Middle School students with not one, but two achievement awards. First, Ladue Middle School sixth-grade students have won the PLAY 60 Challenge, a program designed to encourage kids to become and remain physically active. Ladue Middle School’s sixth-grade physical education teachers coordinated the school’s participation, with help from all the sixth-grade classroom teachers, and won with more minutes logged by these Ladue Middle School students than any other group. The program is co-sponsored by the National Football League and the American …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Middle School students Ande Siegel and Menea Kefalov will perform at Mizzou April 20.
For the third consecutive year, Ladue students Ande Siegel and her best friend Menea Kefalov have competed successfully on the state level in musical contests. They combine the skills of piano, guitar, cello and singing to dazzle judges everywhere. They were just subjects of an interview on KSDK's "Show Me St. Louis." They will compete in the University of Missouri's Creating Original Music Project. Their winning song with lyrics this year is "This Generation" a song about the importance of their generation taking responsibility for guiding the future of our planet. The girls, who attend Ladue Middle School wrote this particular song for piano, guitar and cello and will have acompaniment for their performance at Mizzou. They got their …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The program is designed to test student knowledge about everything from biology to robotics.
The Ladue School District's Science Olympiad program have garnered statewide recognition. Ladue Horton Watkins High School and Ladue Middle School Science Olympiad teams both placed first at a state tournament held over the weekend. Students had to build a robotic arm among a series of events that also tested their knowledge of biology, chemistry and physics. The high school team finished first out of 32 teams and some members walked away from the event with college scholarships from the University of Missouri. LHWHS 2013 Science Olympiad Team Members: Chloe An Enze Chen Collin Christner Emily Chu Jialin Ding Runpeng Liu Yang Liu Allison Loynd Michael Prablek Rasika Sant Max Schindler Kisan Thakkar Haohang Xu Ben Zhang Eric Zhu Toby Zhu
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
An investigation into a second posting which invoked the image of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter is still ongoing.
In a letter to parents and staff Wednesday, the Ladue School District announced that a police investigation has identified who was behind an Instagram social media account discovered in January that made crude comments about students at Ladue Middle School. Police Chief Rich Wooten confirmed that the source was a juvenile who did not attend Ladue schools. He would not identify the age of the person or where they were from because no actual crime took place. "While the comments accompanying the first post were insulting, the pictures were legally acquired from other social media sites and no laws were broken," the letter to parents said. Police are still investigating a second Instagram account that came soon after the first and made …
The school will receive tickets to see the NFL team next fall.
The St. Louis Rams have announced that Ladue Middle School is one of three schools in the area to be named 2013 Character Fitness Model Schools. According to a news release from the team, Character Fitness "combines health and nutrition efforts, character development and physical exercise." The team praised Ladue Middle School's participation in the NFL Play 60 program, which encourages children to spend 60 active minutes a day to combat childhood obesity. The school will receive tickets to a 2013 Rams game and a banner. Other schools honored include Mehlville Point Elementary School and Rockwood Woerther Elementary School.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Dr. Vicki VanLaere has been with the district and the school since last fall.
There is more turnover in the leadership ranks at the Ladue School District. After one year with the district and the school, Middle School Principal Vicki VanLaere has announced her retirement. An "e-alert" went out to the school community Friday afternoon. Assistant Principal Greg Baber will serve as Ladue Middle School's Interim Principal for 2013-2014. Another assistant principal, Tiffany Taylor-Johnson, will move to associate principal. Assistant Principal Julie Helm was already scheduled to leave the school to become principal at the district's new Fifth Grade Center in Creve Coeur. Her position will be replaced and the district will also hire a one-year assistant principal intern. The e-alert pointed out that the school would have …
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.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Five candidates for the Ladue School Board are stating their views in advance of the April 2 election.
The five candidates for Ladue School Board answered a variety of questions Wednesday night at a League of Women Voters candidate forum at Ladue Middle School. Couldn't make it? We've got you covered with a live blog of the event. Click on the Cover It Live Box to replay the event.
Friday, March 8, 2013
5 candidates for 2 open positions to state their views on current issues.
The League of Women Voters of St. Louis will moderate a public forum for the five candidates running for the Ladue School Board this year. The forum is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m. in the Middle School cafeteria. Speakers are incumbent Jeff Kopolow; William Shirley, Kisha Lee, Dan Regelean and Sam Goodman. Audience participants will be able to ask questions of any of the candidates. The election is Tuesday, April 2.