Monday, May 13, 2013
Track stars dominate the ballot this week.
The district track championships provided a bevvy of performances for the Ladue-Frontenac-Olivette MVP "Athlete of the Week." Vote for your favorite. Polls close Wednesday at 6 o'clock. The winner will be revealed Sunday. Here we go: Zeke Elliott, John Burroughs track & field: Triple winner in the district 200 meter dash, 110 and 300 meter hurdles and second in the 100. Heading to football at Ohio State. Amos Bartelsmeyer, MICDS track & field: Triple in district in the 800, 1600 and 3200 meter runs. Going to Georgetown University for track and cross country. Madison Barker, Ladue track & field: winner of the 200 and 400 meter dashes in district finals at Ladue. Claire Ringenberg, MICDS soccer: Scored a goal Saturday in 3-0 win over Villa; …
Council members will discuss financial matters Monday night.
Ladue will hold its business workshop Monday night, 6 p.m. at the district offices. Dr. Jason Buckner, the district's chief financial officer will lead a discussion concerning payments on the new fifth grade center and will introduce the new budget for the next fiscal year. Also, Dr. Donna Jahnke, the newly-named Ladue Superintendent who takes over July 1 will head up the discussion about the successes of the OASIS Reading program for the district children.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Junior attacker, third most productive scorer in the Metro.
Katie Karl, junior attacker is the run-away winner of the MVP "Athlete of the Week" in Ladue, Frontenac and Olivette. She richly deserves that honor. She has 60 goals, 35 assists for 95 points and the Angels go into the playoffs with their best record ever, 15-3. Here's what she had to say to Patch.com: Patch.com: How is your season going? Katie Karl: "I am so happy with the way our season has been going this year. We have really come together and grown as a team. I am so proud of the way the whole team works together in order to win games. We have won 17 games and only lost 3 games which is a new record in St. Joe lacrosse history for the least amount of the games lost in a season. I’m looking forward to starting playoffs because I …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Bridget Condie scores the game winner with a perfect pass from Claire Ringenberg.
It took a shade under 85 minutes, but the MICDS girls soccer team won the battle of Ladue, defeating the visiting Ladue Rams 2-1 in overtime. This was a see-saw match that could have gone either way. Billed as the battle of the year, the combatants did not disappoint. The play and intensity increased as the game went on. See game photos on the Ladue-Frontenac Facebook page. Both sides featured great runs, hard shots; physical play and great goal tending. While Fran Shannon was making point-blank saves on the Ladue end, both Liz Lewis and Ines Oulamine were brilliant in nets for MICDS. Ladue got the initial goal of the game at 34:25, Natasha Medler zinged in a free kick some 35 yards over the outstretched hands of Lewis. The Ladue Rams were…
Original vases from DeDe Boudinet's Kindergarten class to celebrate the day.
DeDe Boudinet's Kindergarten class at Old Bonhomme School has been working on art projects to help celebrate Mothers' Day 2013 with their moms. The students made greeting cards and decorated flower vases to celebrate the day. Boudinet has learned over the years that a hand-made gift from a child is significantly more meaningful than a store-bought gift any day. Here the children are feverishly at work doing the decorating to wrap up that special gift. Hear from the teacher herself about the progress made by the pupils during the school year about to wrap up by early June.
Guess which Rams' freshman found the back of the nets 3 times?
The animated Ladue soccer public address announcer likes to yell out the name this way: Lizzzzzy Pooooooo-yoooo. He’s had the opportunity to yell that many times this season. This talented freshman, who plays select for Scott Gallagher is now second among all Ladue scorers with 19 goals, 8 assists and 46 points. Only her line mate, Natasha Medler, a junior has more, 47 points. A star is born Puyo got past Burroughs goal tender Evie Ogeslby 3 times, and Ladue shutdown the Bombers 5-Nil Wednesday afternoon. That win, the 17th of the season for Ladue ties a school record in number of wins in a season. Friday, the Rams visit high-flying MICDS to try and break that mark. Ladue got its other goals on a picture perfect header by Abby Shapiro in …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
First time in a long time if the rain forecast holds off.
Ladue Horton Watkins is planning its annual commencement exercise on Sunday, May 19, 5 p.m. in the football stadium. The last several years, graduation ceremonies have been moved in doors due to the threat of severe weather. This year's class is made up of 323 graduates; 176 females and 147 males. This marks the 61st graduation ceremonies for the high school. Ladue graduated its first class of seniors in 1952. If the ceremonies are moved indoors, each graduating senior will be given six tickets for family and guests. In the past, there has always been ample room in the Nielson Gymnasium. Parking on campus is somewhat limited. Shuttle buses will run between Ladue Middle School and Conway Elementary to the high school. Handicapped parking …
Find out why the Ladue School District presented this scientist with the Friends of Education Award.
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 …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
That news comes two weeks after Ladue Horton Watkins High was left off the list of top-ranked Missouri schools by U.S. News & World Report.
When U.S. News & World Report released its ranking of the nation's high schools on April 23, Ladue Horton Watkins High School wasn't on the list. The news had some parents wondering and prompted a response from the Ladue School District. The short answer: U.S. News didn't include students who had taken end-of-course algebra I tests in eighth grade. It only counts the numbers from high schoolers. But now, a new ranking is out and it puts Ladue High at the head of the class among Missouri high schools. Newsweek has released its online ranking of the top 2,000 high schools in the country and Ladue ranks 166 in the country, the highest ranking among Missouri schools. The next closest is Clayton at 179. Ladue's ranking is up from 188 last year…