Friday, May 24, 2013
Whether your child graduated from college, high school or preschool, find out how to post a free graduation announcement on Patch!
Proud of your graduate? So are we! Help us spread the word here on Patch with our easy and free tools: Announce it on Patch! Whether your grad is a high school senior at Ladue High School or maybe even a preschooler moving on to Kindergarden, posting a graduation announcement on Patch is free and easy. Don't forget to let us know: where they go to school, when they graduate and where they're going next. And always include a photo! Post a free graduation announcement on Olivette Patch by following these easy steps: Go to our Announcements page, (It will ask you to sign up or sign in as a Patch user if you aren't already). Fill out the box and choose Graduation as the category. Add photos and/or video of your graduate to make it really …
Upload academic accomplishments, sports photos and everything in between with one click.
Patch is looking to ramp up our coverage of St. Louis County's many private schools through our blogging platform, Local Voices. If you're a member of the private school community in St. Louis, we want Local Voices to be a place you call home and regularly visit to keep up with private school happenings from sporting events to academic accomplishments and everything in between. Anyone can blog on Patch, proud parents, sports fans that bleed school colors, students and staff. Click the links below to see how some area private schools have taken advantage of Local Voices. To learn more about Local Voices and uploading news about your school to Patch, email Community Editors Jordan Lanham or Lindsay Toler.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Why are Olivette teachers continuing to pay for school supplies out of their own pocket? According to a recent study, 6.4 million public school teachers in the U.S. spend over $3 billion every year. That’s about $480 of their own money.
Eight student athletes from the school are making waves on their way to nationals.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Star in soccer and basketball has already committed to playing at Columbia University in the Ivy League.
To say there are many outstanding female athletes at MICDS would be an understatement. But in the end, one really stands out. That would be two-sport star Caroline Militello, 17, a junior who has already agreed to play soccer at Columbia University in the Ivy League. That makes two Ivy Leaguers in the family. Her brother Thomas is a rising quarterback at Dartmouth. Militello who plays forward in basketball and attacker in soccer is the Ladue-Frontenac Patch Female Athlete of the Spring. She stands out in any crowd. Militello comes from quite an athletic family. The blood lines are good. The backyard basketball games are a real show stopper. Their dad, Mark was a standout wide receiver at Country Day School and had a distinguished career at…
Dave Aronberg named Suburban East "Coach of the Year."
The Ladue Rams had their best soccer season in modern history. They tied the record for most wins in a season (17) and set almost every school record in a variety of categories. Natasha Medler was selected "Player of the Year." Dave Aronberg was selected the conference "Coach of the Year." Here's this year's team: Suburban East All Conference Girls Soccer First team: F – Christina DiFelice Sr - Clayton F – Abby Rivard Jr - Clayton F – Natasha Medler Jr - Ladue M – Meg Sutter Sr - Clayton M – Mariana Alisio Jr - Ladue M – Kerry Stewart So - Affton M – Lizzy Puyo Fr - Ladue M – Danielle Caruso So - Affton D – Emily Isaacs Sr - Ladue D - Caroline Avery Jr - Clayton D – Maria Vetter Sr - Ladue D – Na’ana Wilson Sr - Jennings D - Kim Straub …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Will he go pro or onto the University of Miami. Check back after the amateur draft June 6.
Athletics have always been a big deal in the Gary and Jody Kaplan family of Ladue. John, 33, a Parkway Central grad played for Tulane University then got drafted by the Diamondbacks, was traded to the Cardinals and is presently in the Independent Baseball League. Courtney, a sophomore at MICDS plays basketball and elite club soccer for Scott Gallagher. Lex, 18, is headed to the University of Miami-Coral Gables on a full baseball scholarship. Kaplan is one of the premier players in the St. Louis Metro and top producers and is the Ladue-Frontenac-Olivette Patch Male Athlete for the spring. The dream is just getting started He’s dreamed of being a major leaguer almost forever. Every day, he’s either in the cage taking swings; shagging balls …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Major turnover in the senior administrative positions.
This is the official list of those who have retired from the Ladue School District at the end of this year. Administrators Dr. Marsha Chappelow, Dr. Judy Sclair, Dr. Vicki VanLaere. Certified Staff Janine Burmeister, Jill Davis, Nancy Hier, Christine Kiely, Beth Knoedelseder, Rochelle Koenig, Barbara Martin, Jill Svejkosky, Linda Stephens. Classified Staff Sally Gilmore, Jill Schmidt, David Shortt. SSD - Ladue Staff Chris Gates, Joan Holmes, Martha Maney, Katie Schmid.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Perpetrators resort to leaving list in editors mailbox to get the word out!
Talk about an act of desperation? The Ladue “Senior List” got out again, and hardly anyone noticed. That's that smutty, hateful stuff juniors write about popular senior girls then distribute under the cover of darkness. I thought I had the hottest of hot news. I thought the list had just gotten out again. I called Ladue PR maven Susan Dielmann who broke my heart by telling me I was relaying some really old news. That’s what you get for being late to the rodeo. I checked some high school sources and one said: “I think I heard something about the list, but I never, ever even saw one.” What a bust. So, in an act of sheer desperation, the marauders dropped a copy in my mailbox. Trust me, Ladue students know where I live in Olivette. This is …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Patch Editor will be roving about the graduation reception to get your best memories; you future plans. Tell us first on Patch.
Maybe, if the Weather Gods cooperate, Ladue will have its first outdoor graduation ceremonies in years. Seems a threat of rain has pushed this event indoors the last several years. This Patch Editor (Jim Baer) will be out and about, asking the freshly-minted graduates to briefly and quickly share their favorite thoughts on video. It could be as simple as what you liked best about Ladue High, or what you plan to do with the rest of your life. Are you going to be the greatest chemist of all time? or a professional athlete? or a lifeguard on Waikiki Beach? Or something else? We are looking for 30 second video statements to share all week on both the Ladue-Frontenac and Olivette Patches. So enjoy the moment, share your thoughts and we shall …