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 …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Red-shirted freshman has plenty of competition at the wide receiver position.
Ladue's Jehu Chesson has paid his dues as a redshirt for the Michigan Wolverines football team. Now, he is locked in a battle for a starting position at wide receiver among some of the best in the country. The ISportsWeb reports on all the wide receiver prospects in Ann Arbor this spring. Learn more about Jehu Chesson from the University of Michigan Media Guide.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The 17-year teaching veteran addresses issues of getting ready for the upcoming season.
Rob Garrett, coach of the Ladue Rams baseball team, addresses how to prepare for the season, and how to get ready when the weather outside is frightful. Prep baseball will get underway with games the last week of March. We encourage our Patch readers to both suggest coaches they would like to see be interviewed, and to offer questions they would like answered.
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
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 …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Rams get 20 points from Andrew Maddock, and 16 points from Cornell Johnston in 60-58 victory over Cadets in championship game of DC Wilcutt Tournament.
TOWN AND COUNTRY -- From the moment he realized his team would be facing the No. 2 ranked team in all of St. Louis area basketball, in the championship game of the DC Wilcutt Tournament, Ladue High head coach Chad Anderson preached the same mantra over and over again. "I told our kids (Thursday) at practice, and (Friday) before the game," said Anderson, "in order for us to win the big games, you've got to believe in yourself, number one. You've got to compete. And you've got to trust your teammates. And I think that is the difference in this team and the past teams we've had. These kids believe." Well, that belief became reality late Friday night, as Ladue earned its biggest win -- possibly ever -- in a stunning 60-58 nail-biter over the …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Ladue junior Cornell Johnston nets game-high 20 points, 11 assists and holds area-leading scorer Chaz Glotta to just 12 points in 65-50 victory that will send Rams to Friday night championship game against CBC.
TOWN AND COUNTRY -- Back when the 2012-2013 area boys basketball schedule was announced, one of the most intriguing matchups on the slate was a showcase game at the Terrell Ramey/Midwest Showdown Shootout that would pit two of the area's best point guards against one another with Ladue's Cornell Johnston going up against Ft. Zumwalt North's Chaz Glotta. Johnston, the Rams' pass-happy junior who leads the area in assists (8.9 apg), was supposed to face perhaps his toughest individual matchup of the season going up against Glotta, Zumwalt North's junior shot machine, who leads the area in scoring (25.8 ppg). At the last minute though, the Ramey Shootout folks made a change and Zumwalt North wound up playing Riverview Gardens and Ladue played…
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Senior Elizabeth Greenberg came up huge for Ladue by making 13 of 16 free throws, including seven in the final minute of a 52-44 Ram victory over the Huskies.
OVERLAND -- If there’s one thing Ladue girls basketball coach Cord Dockery is certain of through the first half of the season when it come to his team, is that the Rams will always play up or down to their competition. Two weeks ago, Ladue was on a --game winning streak, but still managed to play one of its worst games of the season in a loss to 1-5 Notre Dame. But on other occasions against much better competition, the Rams have played extremely well and brought home wins against teams like Summit, Whitfield, Parkway West and Confluence. That trend continued on Friday afternoon in the championship game of the newly-minted Ritenour Holiday Tournament, as Ladue delivered a superb performance from start to finish, to claim a 52-44 tournament…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Rams were 19-9 last season, but with junior point guard Cornell Johnston leading the way, many believe Ladue is headed for an even better season this year.
In a year when many thought it might have to take its lumps and suffer through a rough season, the Ladue High boys basketball team turned in a terrific campaign that saw the Rams go 19-9, and win the Suburban East Conference championship again. By the time the playoffs rolled around, Ladue, with its roster full of talented underclassmen, looked like it might be on the precipice of achieving something great. Unfortunately, another talented team of underclassmen at CBC High ended Ladue's playoff run early. But bowing out before the March madness even got started last year, has done nothing but fuel the fire and what most experts believe will be a dynamite season for the Rams this year. "We feel pretty good about what we've got," Ladue head …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Dr. Bridget Hermann's resignation was announced at Monday's school board meeting.
The Ladue School District announced Monday night that it accepted the resignation of Ladue Horton Watkins High School Principal Dr. Bridget Hermann, effective at the end of the current academic year. Dr. Hermann has been in the top spot at the school since 2007, and previously served as assistant principal between 2002-2004. In a news release announcing the move, the district says she is pursuing new opportunities in education. “Dr. Hermann has provided leadership to the staff and students of the Ladue School District for eight years,” Dr. Marsha Chappelow said in a statement. “She has made enormous contributions to our high school and to our district as a whole. We regret losing her to her new pursuits, but are also very grateful for the…