November 11, 2016

Good afternoon.  I hope that your day has gone well.


Thank you to Laila Crabtree and Tiffany Taylor-Johnson for their work in planning this year’s 7th Grade Trip to Memphis.  Thank you to our grade level teachers, staff and parent chaperones for their participation and supervision.  Lastly, but certainly not least, thank you to our wonderful Parent Association for their financial support.


Master Schedule informational meeting for Parents; 7 pm; LMS Cafeteria
No School: Election Day
6th Grade Parents to Lunch; 10:35 am
Orchestra Concert, Grades 7 and 8; 7 pm; LMS Gym
7th Grade Parents to Lunch; 11:24 am
Choir Concert, LMS/LHWHS; 7 pm; LHWHS Performing Arts Center
8th Grade Parents to Lunch; 12:13 pm

LMSPA Executive Board meeting; 1 pm
ELL Pie Night; LMS Cafeteria; 6:30 pm
All District Choir Festival; Logan University; 7 pm
Master Schedule informational meeting for Parents; 7 pm; LMS Library
Cafeteria Worker Appreciation Day

No After School Activities
11/23/16 - 11/25/16
No School: Thanksgiving Break

Discovery Ed testing (through 12/1); block day schedules
Screenagers movie shown to all students


Documentary Screening
    The Diversity Cadre is sponsoring a screening of the documentary "Gentlemen of Vision" on Tuesday, November 15, from 2:25-4:10 in the LMS cafeteria.  The film is offered as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival and follows the local competitive step team that came to our school last year as part of our I Am LMS Day.  The documentary shows them strive to win their national competitions, graduate from high school, and position themselves to achieve success in life. The screening will be followed by a group discussion.
    Students will need a permission slip to stay for this event, and participation is limited to the first 60 students who turn in their permission slip.  Permission slips are available in room 232 or from your student's social studies teacher.  Students will miss part of 8th hour and, because the event ends by 4:10, will be able to take the late bus home.  Students should feel free to bring a snack, and parents are welcome to come as well!


LMS Ski club notice for parents
    Just a last minute reminder about our LMS ski club.  As you have probably heard, each morning this week we have had teachers in the front lobby before school collecting waiver forms, ski shirt orders and bus money.  This Monday morning (before school) is our last.  IF we have some additional room on our ski buses after Monday, there could be a few spots available after Monday.  The only way to be guaranteed a spot is for you to take care of the registration this weekend and have your child turn in the waiver and check for the bus on Monday.  So far we have 427 students who are a part of our club.
    If you are interested, click on the following link and do each step on page #2.
    If you have questions, please email Mark Biernbaum at the following address:

Openings remain for Girls In The Know
Dear Parents of Girls in Grade 6:  BE bold, BE strong, BE YOU! Finally a program that prepares your daughter to BE all these things alongside you! @girlsintheknow1 is coming to Ladue Middle School!  Girls in the Know believes knowledge is power and that every girl deserves a strong foundation and strong sense of self heading into the challenging teen years. They provide an educational speaker series led by licensed female professionals delivered to pre-teen girls and the ones who love them! Check them out:  Space is limited to 20 pairs and just 4 openings remain, register today at or call 314-719-7159.
Session 1-Empowering Pre-Teen Girls-Led by LPC
Session 2-Promoting a Healthy Body Image-Led by RD/LD
Session 3-All About Safety-Led by Police Officer
Session 4-Birds & Bees-Led by OB/GYN
Check out this flyer for more information.


Team LADUE takes on the Harlem Wizards on Sunday, November 6; 2 pm; at the  LHWHS Main Gym
    Come out and see your favorite Ladue School District teachers and staff take on the Harlem Wizards for a fun afternoon of interactive sports entertainment with the Harlem Wizards basketball team. Tickets are on sale at  
General Admission is $15 per ticket, $20 for Reserved Seating tickets, and $30 for Courtside Plus tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door, as available. Don't miss this first-ever event of its kind, hosted by the Ladue Education Foundation (LEF) and the Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Boys’ Basketball Program.



    You can access the Ladue Middle School Parent Association website at and subscribe to email blasts from the LMSPA at

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

Thank you and have a great weekend.


Gregory Baber  B.S.Ed., M.Ed., Ed.S.
Principal, Ladue Middle School

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