March 12, 2015

I am getting this out before leaving town tomorrow morning.  My apologies up front if I omit anything, or make mistakes.  I will send out any needed updates next week when I get home.


Congratulations to Justin Wayne (Pioneer) who advanced to the St. Louis Post Dispatch Spelling Bee Finals.  He will now compete in the Finals on Saturday March 14 at McKendree University.

Congratulations to Jordan Ross (Olympian) who is a first time qualifier for the Pepsi Bowl bowling tournament.  The tournament will take place on April 25 in Salem MO.  With him qualifying he has a series in bowling over 500 and a high game of 181.  

Congratulations to the 8th grade Orchestra students who performed at the Suburban Festival this past Tuesday.  The Orchestra received Superior Ratings from all judges.  Congratulations as well to teachers Jeff Lindhorst, Twinda Murry, Elizabeth Dalbey, and Ruth Panhorst.

Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend our spring Portfolio Conferences with their students.  It was great to see you all.

Thank you to the LMSPA and Jennifer Parish for providing meals during this week’s conferences to staff.  It was delicious and greatly appreciated.

Thank you to John Cannon, Custodial Supervisor, for filling in for me this past Wednesday for morning traffic duty.


Monday, 3/16 through Friday, 3/20
No School; Spring Break

Wednesday, 3/25
LMS Jazz Band concert, grades 7 and 8; 7 – 8:30 pm; LHWHS Performing Arts Center

Tuesday, 3/31
Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI); grade 7
Wednesday, 4/1
Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI); grades 6 and 8
LMS Musical; LHWHS Performing Arts Center; 4:30 – 6 pm
Thursday, 4/2
LMS Musical; LHWHS Performing Arts Center; 7 – 8:30 pm
Friday, 4/3
Ram Award Pizza Day

Tuesday, 4/7
Election Day; LMS Library as a Polling Place (more to come about possible traffic impacts)

Tuesday, 4/14
LMSPA meeting (open to the public); 1 – 3 pm
Thursday, 4/16
NJHS Induction Ceremony; 8:30 – 9:30 am; LMS Cafeteria
Percussion Concert (Grades 6 – 12); 7 – 8:30 pm; LHWHS Performing Arts
Friday, 4/17
Early Release Day; 12:40 pm



Ram Award Cardinals Game
Wednesday, April 15 is the Ram Award Cardinals game!  As a reward for students who have earned 100 Ram Awards for showing positive character traits, LMS is taking a field trip to see the Cards versus the Brewers.  Students will be meeting at school at 5:45 pm and return around 10 pm.  In order to participate, students must get a permission slip from the AP office and return it signed with 100 Ram Awards.  There are a limited amount of spots available, so only the first 13 students from each grade level to return their slips can participate.

From the LMS Nurse
If you are doing some spring cleaning over spring break, please keep the LMS nurse's office in mind.  If you have any gently used fleece blankets or afghans you no longer need taking up space, consider donating them to the nurse's office.  We would also appreciate sweatpants, other pants with elastic waists, and t-shirts in sizes S-XL.  Thank you!



Quarter 4 After School Activities
After School Activities for the last quarter of the school year will be held beginning March 24 through May 15.  Please keep in mind that Activity Buses only run on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.  A listing of quarter 4 activities should be available through our LMS website very soon.

LEF Benefit
Please join us at the Ladue Education Foundation's 2015 Spring Art Event on Saturday, March 28, 2015.  All proceeds will benefit students and staff
of the Ladue School District.  Use the address below to be taken directly to the event registration:

2014-2015 Ladue Middle School Yearbook - Ordering deadline extended!
Great news!  If you haven't yet ordered a 2014-2015 Ladue Middle School yearbook, you can still place an order.  The yearbook publisher, Herff Jones, has extended the ordering deadline for our school's yearbook this year.  The site will now be open until March 31, 2015.
The LMS students on the yearbook committee have been working hard all year under the guidance of LMS yearbook faculty sponsors Joan Shacklette and Sharrie Cognac to put together lots of great information, photos and memories from this school year at LMS.
Yearbooks will be distributed at school in May, and students will have opportunities to sign each other's yearbooks on the last day of school.  The price of the LMS yearbook is $28.00.
Click here to place an online order:
Any questions about LMS yearbook purchases can be directed to Sharrie Cognac at

Current 7th grade students/Immunizations for next year
Students entering 8th grade in the state of Missouri are required to receive the TDaP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) immunization.  This is usually given by a doctor at age 11 or 12.  If your child has not received this immunization, please consult your physician.  If you have records showing that your child has received it, please provide them to the nurse's office.

LMSPA eBlasts
If you are not currently receiving LMSPA email news blasts but would like to, please click on the following link to subscribe:

Board Briefs
Information regarding Ladue Board of Education meetings and work sessions can be found on

I hope you and your family has a great weekend.  If you are traveling over Spring Break, please do so safely.

My best,


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