Thursday, March 7, 2013
Regional tournament held at the St. Louis Science Center.
Thursday, March 7
This information can be found on "Spotlight on Ladue" on the district's website. On Saturday, March 2, the Ladue Middle School Science Bowl team placed second at the regional tournament at the St. Louis Science Center. The team was undefeated going into the final round. Team members are Patrick Naughton, Teddy Vincent, Jeffrey Wang, Melissa Melnick and Julia Lieu.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Ladue police are continuing the investigation into bullying of Ladue Middle School students by someone using an Instagram photo-sharing account.
In an update to members of the Ladue School Board this week, acting superintendant Judy Sclair said the photo-sharing service Instagram had agreed to turn over account information to the Ladue police as part of an investigation into online bullying of students at Ladue Middle School. The case involves a series of photos of children with derogatory comments circulating on the social media site. Sclair, the superintendent for human resources who is the acting superintendant, indicated in the update that the investigation might lead to a grand jury review, but that any resolution could take at least a month as investigators sift through the information. "We want to investigate to find out who the culprit is," she told board members this week …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A vague threat invoking the picture of the man behind the Newtown, CT school shootings prompted Ladue School district officials to take extra security precautions last week.
A spokeswoman for the Ladue School district said administrators there continue to speak to students in the wake of a pair of Instagram accounts which gave officials and police authorities headaches last week, but "have not turned up any substantial information" about who was behind them Susan Dielmann told Patch Tuesday. Last week, an account called "Ladue's Ugliest" circulated around Ladue Middle School, containing photos of students and crude comments, many of which were countered by students themselves who spoke out on the social media platform to fight back. Then, on Wednesday, another account emerged, with a profile photo of the shooter in last month's deadly school shooting in Newtown, CT. The account said people who had complained …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
District officials learned of photos and crude comments Tuesday.
A district spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday that Ladue Middle School administrators are aware of a series of photos with derogatory comments circulating on the social media site Instagram. Susan Dielmann said she was unsure if the children pictured, which she has assumed were district students, were boys or girls. Dielmann said the photos do not appear to have been taken at school and were not by themselves "inappropriate." Patch has not seen the photos or the comments. She said administrators learned of what happened Tuesday morning, but were heartened by the fact that students were adding their own commentary to the social media site to say that the comments were not OK. Parents were notified about the incident Tuesday. Dielmann said there …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The incident occurred through a video chat room.
Ladue Police are currently investigating a sex offense case involving a Ladue Middle School student. Ladue Police Sergeant Gregg Stork said that on Nov. 29, a middle-aged man exposed and masturbated on camera to the student. The incident happened after the student took a picture of his/her (gender of the student is unknown at this time) own genitals with a cellphone via a video chat room, according to police. Police confirmed the student was using a school computer at the time of the incident. The Ladue School District released the following statement regarding the incident: Last week, it was discovered a middle school student had gained access to an inappropriate website during the school day. As the activity was taking place, the …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Another step taken towards financing two new fire houses in Ladue.
Most everyone in Ladue knows that traffic on Clayton Road at Conway Road can be somewhat dangerous. That’s coupled with the fact this is the location of a very busy Ladue Middle School as well as the district headquarters building on those grounds. Cars tend to drive way too fast through the middle school zone and also, there’s a rather severe bend in the road at the intersection of Clayton and Conway. Parents have voiced concerns and the City of Ladue Council took action. The council approved a cost a cost of $7,643.03 to add two school zone speed beacon assemblies with mounting poles at both ends of the school grounds. A school zone warning sign will be placed as far east as the entrance to Ladue Chapel on Clayton Road. One middle …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
District resident, retired Clayton School teacher Lary Baker takes school board to task.
The rubber/plastic floor in the Steve Nielson Gymnasium at Ladue Horton Watkins High School has been a bone of contention for some 30 years, and a downright embarrassment at least the last 10. Finally, the Ladue School District Board of Education did something about it. By unanimous approval, the board authorized $150,000 to be spent in minor renovations to the gym, of which $125,000 is designated to put down a new maple floor. Other work includes sprucing the gym up with fresh paint and doing repair work to the bleachers. Small wonder no one got seriously hurt on this substandard floor the past few years. The floor is worn to the sub flooring in places, and chewing gum is permanently affixed in other spots. The new floor, which will be …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Veteran custodian at Ladue Middle School earns this recognition.
Steve Bell, custodian at Ladue Middle School, and an employee of the district was recognized in June as the Distinguished Service award winner. He was presented a plaque Monday night by Marsha Chappelow, the district's superintendent. A brief video was shown, depicting all of the work Bell does on behalf of the students and staff at his school. More times than not, custodians go way beyond their assigned duties, offering unofficial counseling and a shoulder to lean on by young students. Bell fits that description perfectly. His supervisors took the opportunity to recognize him at the regular bi-monthly Ladue School District Board of Education meeting. This is the final award to be given during the 2012 school year calendar.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Third annual Ladue District Choral Festival a splendid performance all the way around.
One thing that can bond the Ladue School District together is a love of singing. For the third consecutive year, the halls were alive with music as hundreds of choral participants strutted their stuff at the annual Ladue School District Choral Festival. There were hardly enough seats to accommodate the overflow crowd that filled the new performance center at Ladue Horton Watkins High School on Tuesday night. Ladue’s Choral Director Thomas Lowery couldn’t be happier, watching the seats fill up prior to the start of the performance. “This is a great showcase for our vocal students. They love to perform on the stage here at Ladue High,” he said. Directing the event was Dr. Jeffrey Carter, native Missourian and chairman of the music department…
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Ladue Middle School is proud to make the list.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Twelve schools from the St. Louis metropolitan region have earned distinction as a 2012 Missouri School of Character. They are Blades, Hagemann, Point and Rogers Elementary Schools in the Mehlville School District; Blevins and Ellisville Elementary Schools from the Rockwood School District; Brentwood Middle School in the Brentwood School District; Hollenbeck Middle School in the Francis Howell School District; Ladue Middle School in the Ladue School District, McKelvey Elementary in the Parkway School District, Northview High School in Special School District and Plattin Primary in the Jefferson R-7 School District. This group continues a trend of record-setting gains among Missouri schools, with 20 percent more schools than last year …