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Anime

This club will provide students with a place to watch anime and participate in anime culture.

  • 2nd and 4th Wed. of the month
  • Mrs. Kane

Art Club

Club purpose is to create works of art in groups and individually to donate/auction for charity. Club offers students a chance to have open studio work time, develop skills in different media and be creative.

  • Tuesdays from 2:20-3:20 p.m., Room 205
  • Mrs. Chavez

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Board Game Club

Learn and play designer board games.

  • Location and Time: TBD
  • Mr. White

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The Catalyst Literary Magazine

The Catalyst is an online literary magazine. Students can submit their writing by emailing the magazines email:catalyst@ladueschools.net. The staff will read submissions and choose articles for publication.

  • The Catalyst staff will meet on Tuesdays
  • Dr. Janet Duckham

Chemistry Homework Club

Provides math guidance and support to students in the high school and in the district.

  • Wednesdays from 2:30- 3:30 p.m.
  • Room 207
  • Mrs. Levine

Chess Club

Purpose of the club is to have fun and play chess and compete against other schools.

  • Cafeteria, Wednesdays after school
  • Mr. White

Cinema Enthusiast Club

To engage film lovers in lively discussions about films and various topics related to film and to spark interest in those who are less familiar with movies.

  • Mondays after school in Ms. Gutchewsky’s room
  • Mrs. Gutchewsky

Civitas

Raise awareness and discuss international issues. This club will help prepare members for the Model UN.

  • Every other Wednesday
  • Mrs. Haydee Taylor-Arnold

Club Amigos del Espanol

This club will focus on using the Spanish language for enrichment and cultural purposes and will look for ways to connect with the Hispanic community in St. Louis through celebrations and events.

  • Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month
  • Ms. Haydee Taylor- Arnold

Computer Science Club

Introduction to computer science through Finch robots and Raspberry Pi. Students will learn coding techniques and investigate mobile applications.

  • Mondays after school in 288
  • Dr. John Pais

Cooking for a Cause

Students intend to raise money for St. Louis ARC by selling baked goods during Academic Lab.

  • 1st Wednesday of the month, after school, room 112
  • Ms. Shuman

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Elements (Environmental Club)

Provides activities and educational opportunities to increase environmental awareness.

  • Thursday after school, woodshop
  • Ms. Schmitt, and Mrs. Hartigan

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The Feminist Coalition of Ladue

To bring awareness to what feminism is about. We plan to discuss issues around the school and in our community related to gender issues. Feminism is about equality for both genders, which is why both men and women can benefit from it.

  • One Monday a month @ 2:30
  • Dr. Janet Duckham

Finance Club

Students will learn how the stock market works and use stock market simulation. Students will also learn how the economy fluctuates due to different stimulants

  • Wednesdays, 6:40-7:25 a.m., Upper Gym 1
  • Mr. Goldwasser

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Hebrew Club

Hebrew Club activities include breakfasts, fun activities, charity fundraising events, discussions, etc. Open to those who have an interest in the language.

  • Mr. Pinsberg

Homework Club

Tutoring for 6th graders at Ladue Middle School

  • Mr. Goldwasser

HOP (Hunger Outreach)

HOP is an organization working to end hunger in the St. Louis area, U.S. and worldwide. Dedicated, creative, energetic student volunteers are needed to work on donation collections, fun community events, and various other projects in the school and community

  • First Wednesday of the month
  • Laura Berns

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Jewish Student Union

To provide programming that teaches about and involves students in Jewish culture. All are welcome.

  • Every other Tuesday after school, Location: TBD
  • Mrs. Summa

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LAASA Ladue African-American Students

Provides venues for LHWHS African-American students to excel academically, celebrate heritage and culture, and develop leadership skills. Promotes social awareness, positive relationships, volunteering, mentoring and scholarship fundraising.

  • Ms. Sailor & Ms. Birdsong

The Ladudes – Men’s Acappella Club

We are a newly formed male a cappella group at Ladue Horton Watkins High School under the guidance of two fantastic Ladue alumni and sponsored by Mr. Tom Lowery.

  • Tom Lowery
  • Meeting Time/Location: TBD

Ladue Fashion Club

Open to those wanting to expand their knowledge of fashion and possibly pursue a career in fashion. Members will have an opportunity to express their talents through fashion design.

  • Weekly in Room 133
  • Marteana Davidson

Ladue Health:

To raise awareness and fundraise about health issues affecting people and teens in the St. Louis community.

  • Thursdays, room Trailer 1B
  • Mrs. Oberlander

Ladue Ping Pong Club

To bring people together to have fun and learn something new.

  • Mr. Keith Harder
  • Thursdays after school, TBA

Ladue Students Helping Students

This club promotes an inclusive, healthy school climate. Students will learn how to offer assistance to fellow students who may be experiencing symptoms of depression, suicidal ideation or bullying issues. We will also work on a mental health project.

  • Ms. Maggie Travers

Ladue Theatre

This theatre club promotes knowledge and experience and skills for students of theatre at LHWHS. Membership is audition-based for actors. Selection/interest based crews.

  • Mr. Pecka

Ladue Boys Volleyball Club

To have a boys volleyball team at Ladue. This club will teach boys basic and advanced volleyball skills

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, starting in April.
  • Tim Schuessler

Ladue Women’s Acappella Club

  • Sponsor: Leah Alrutz
  •  Purpose: To sing Acappella music!
  •  When: Thursday mornings at 6:30 a.m. in room 222

LEF Student Ambassador Club

  • Sponsor: Kristen Wild and Andrea Bezzant
  •  When: TBD

Link Crew

Link Crew is as high school transition program that increases freshman success. Members of the junior and senior class are trained to be Link Leaders who act as positive role models, motivators, mentors, and teachers, helping guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school.

Applications to be a Link Crew member are made available in March, and training is in May and August. There is also a first semester commitment during Seminar.

  • Mrs. Gutchewsky
  • Mr. Tabscott
  • Mr. Tarpey

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Math and Computer Science Club

You will compete individually or as a team in a variety of local, regional, and national math events.

  • Wednesdays after school in Room 288
  • Dr. Pais

MCAT

MCAT is a medical club aimed at informing teenagers about the different careers in medicine. Members will do case studies, play games and watch surgical videos to find out if medicine is really the place for them.

  • Tuesdays after school, location: Trailer 2B
  • Ms. Spector

Model U.N.

Participants seek to understand and debate the major international issues of the day.

  • Once a month after school, Room 255
  • Ms. Spector

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Notation

Group members will transcribe music, compose original music, promote ensembles and educate on music theory.

  • Every Monday, third Friday after school, room 222
  • Mr. Lowery, Mr. Harris & Mr. Lehde

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Operation S.O.T. – Operation Support Our Troops

Group sends letters and care packages overseas to an adopted deployed military unit.

  • Mrs. McCaffrey

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Panorama

Students can participate as an independent staffer (writer, photographer or artist) for the Panorama newspaper by meeting cocurricular requirements such as enrollment in Journalism 1 – Writing, Photography 1 or Drawing 1 and making an application to the Publications Office or talking with the advisers. Students can become part of the editorial staff of the newspaper by enrolling in Journalism 1 – Editing and Design and making an application to the Publications Office or talking with the adviser. Positions are filled on a semester basis, with the exception of the editorial staff, which is a yearly position. Both positions require students to enroll in a class for credit, but newspaper production meets extracurricularly.

  • Publications Lab, Room 216 – published once monthly
  • Sarah Semmel
  • Ladue Lead

Picture Perfect Club:

Teach students photography techniques, take pictures and have fun!

  • 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 2:30-3:30 p.m., in West Balcony Room 5.
  • Christine Warner

Project Empower Women:

Provide woman in the St. Louis area who have limited access to hygiene products.

  • After School, trailer 2A.
  • Mrs. Bowman

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Rambler

Students can participate as an independent staffer (writer, photographer or artist) for the Rambler yearbook by meeting cocurricular requirements such as enrollment in Journalism 1 – Writing, Photography 1 or Drawing 1 and making an application to the Publications Office or talking with the adviser. Students can become part of the editorial staff of the yearbook by enrolling in Journalism 1 – Editing and Design and making an application to the Publications Office or talking with the adviser. Positions are filled on a semester basis, with the exception of the editorial staff, which is a yearly position. Both positions require students to enroll in a class for credit, but yearbook production meets extracurricularly once a month.

  • Publications Lab, Room 216 – publishes a volume and a supplement annually
  • Sarah Semmel

Resource Outreach Club

To learn about the effect of animals and resources that are held at great importance in many developing countries. The purpose will be to hold discussions led by club members about animals and resources that are key for a civilization to thrive.

  • Every other week before school, location TBA
  • Mrs. DeLia

Robotics Team

The “ Robotics Team” is a team of high school students that are mentored by Industry Professionals and Teacher Coaches to facilitate the building of a robot that competes in regional and national competitions around the United States.

  • Mr. Schmidt, Mr. La Barge, Ms. Schmitt

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Save the Children

This club provides an altruistic outlet for students of LHWHS. Participants will gain valuable experiences engaging in benevolent activities set in a variety of environments. An emphasis will be placed on reputable collaboration with organizations we work with.

  • Once a month, after school, room 280B
  • Dr. Janet Duckham

Social Justice League of Ladue

This club will allow students to gain knowledge about social justice issues. It will provide them a safe space where they can express and discuss their ideas and concerns.

  • Every other Wednesday in Library 1
  • Dr. Shante Lyons

Sparkling Rams

The group provides an opportunity for special education students to participate in a school spirit organization with typical peers. This group will be part of and supported by the National Sparkle Effect Organization—a student led organization. See sponsor for membership qualifications.

  • Mondays from 2:25-4:15 p.m.
  • Ms. Pietrzak, Ms. Crews, Ms. Bohannon, Ms. O’Neal

Strolling Strings

Members of Strolling Strings will be instructed in the area of strolling performance in various genres of music – light classical, fiddle and show tunes. This group performs at community events. Members must audition, be an outstanding musician, and attend rehearsals and concerts

  • Tuesday evenings High School cafe
  • Ms. Dalbey

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Talking Rams

The Talking Rams, the high school’s Speech and Debate team, compete in local, state, and national tournaments. Students compete in debate, public speaking events and interpretation events. Practices are after school and tournaments are on weekends.

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Music service.

  • Once or twice a month at 7 a.m., Band Room
  • Mrs. Murray

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Wilderness Club

The purposed of this club is to educate the members about sustaining and helping the environment, while also putting those skills to use by going on day hikes around St. Louis. I hope to be able to partner with an inner city school and introduce students that live in an urban environment into the wilderness in the future.

  • TBA
  • Ms. Gavril

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Young Democrats

The Young Democrats Club promotes ideals of the Democratic Party. Encourages civic participation, keeps students up to date with current events and does community service.

  • Ms. Garvey, Ms. Upadhyay

Young Republicans

A group to educate its members and others about political and social issues, participate in the political process, community GOP activities and community service. Open to all wanting to be more involved citizens.

  • Mrs. Russell

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