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Best Buddies

Pair general education students with special education students to create a friendship. Students will make contact with their buddy once a week and do something together once a month.

  • Rachel Garavaglia, Kelly Newton and Paige Heman
  • Time and Location: TBD



For students to apply business/marketing competencies in hands-on, real-life activities, as well as gain experience with community service, leadership, and professional development activities.

  • Mrs. Jessica Kennedy
  • Daily during class and some extra-curricular

Delta Epsilon Phi-German Honor Society

High-achieving students of German participate in extracurricular activities and plan activities for German Club members (tutoring, films, etc.). Students must possess an 87% average in German for prior 3 semesters and a 3.5 GPA overall.

  • Debbie Lund
  • TBD


Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The goal of this club is to provide a safe environment for students to talk about their faith and sports. It is a great outlet to discuss items that may be difficult for students, or to celebrate events.

  • Drew Crismon
  • Meeting Time and Location: TBD

French National Honor Society

The purpose of the French National Honor Society is to promote the French language and give students a chance to engage more deeply in the world of French. This will be done by taking the most qualified French students and putting them together to deepen their French knowledge.

  • Bridget Milford
  • Monday blue days, 5-6 p.m.


Gender and Sexuality Alliance

To promote a safe environment for LGBTQ students and their straight allies at LHWHS.

  • Rob Good,  Ted Waterson
  • After School first and third Thursdays


Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. The goal is to have a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

  • Ms. Dalton



To provide academic and social support. as well as mentoring, for freshman and upperclassmen new to LHWHS.

  • Crystal Sailor & Maxine Birdsong
  • 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 2:30-4pm

Ladue Amnesty International

Raise awareness about human rights violations, become more educated about those violations, sell pizza to aid people suffering from human rights violations, play kickball and begin planning for next year’s JAMNESTY.

  • Janice Pauken
  • Wednesdays 2:30-4

Ladue Dance Marathon

Ladue Dance Marathon raises money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater St. Louis through an event called “Ladue Dance Marathon” held on a Saturday in January for 4-5 hours. The Executive Board spends months planning the event, reaching out to local businesses to sponsor the event, inviting ‘Miracle Families’ to speak and participate at the event, forming dancer ‘teams’ that raise money through a website called “Donor Drive” where students can gather donations through email and social media. Students plan the entire event — dancing, activities, games, and food.

  • Mike Farrell & Julie Blank
  • Tuesdays at 7:00pm


Mock Trial

Teach students about the court system, rules of evidence and oral argument.

  • Mr. Snidman and Mr. Miller
  • Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m.


National Honor Society

National Honor Society does more than act an honorary organization. Once membership is achieved, the organization acts as a service organization. Members volunteer in the Ladue School District community and within the greater St. Louis community. It is the belief of the advisors that service is a habit that is best started while young.

  • Jim Goldwasser & Candice Spector
  • Friday before and after school as needed as whole group. In addition, service opportunities act as meetings for those who are providing service.


Quiz Bowl / Scholar Bowl / Academic Team

Competes in academic competitions at the local, regional and national levels.

  • Mr. Krueger
  • Fridays after school


Red Cross

Learn, practice and exemplify humanitarian value through mission-related service projects. Prevent and alleviate human suffering in the faces of emergency by mobilizing the power of volunteers.

  • Mondays 2:30 p.m.
  • Ashley Schumann

Rho Kappa

This is a social studies honor society that facilitates research in a variety of historical/societal subject areas.

  • Dates and Location: TBD
  • Mr. Hill & Mr. Saxton


Science Bowl

Competes in the National Science Bowl Competition.

  • Rich Witt, Ted Waterson
  • After school

Science Olympiad

To purpose of this organization is to compete in the regional, state, and national tournaments. There are 23 events (study, practical and building events) designed to emphasize problem-solving aspects in STEM and test the understanding of science concepts.

  • Mr. Biernbaum
  • After school and weekends, as needed

Sigma Nu Gamma

Learn and perform A Cappella music.

  • Thomas Lowery
  • 6:30 AM Wed. Mornings

Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica

The mission of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is to recognize high school achievement in Spanish and Portuguese and to promote interest in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies.

  • Maritza Sloan
  • Usually on Mondays or Wednesdays, twice a month after school in the cafeteria or room BB1


The Student Council provides a forum for student expression, plans social affairs, organizes special programs, and seeks to open channels of communication and improve school and community relations.

  • Jim Goldwasser, Chris Saxton
  • STUCO meets during AC Lab


Talking Rams and National Speech and Debate Association (club) and National Forensic League (honor society)

The Talking Rams compete as a member chapter of the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA). The NSDA is committed to providing youth with opportunities to develop the skills to speak, perform, and debate powerfully and persuasively in front of an audience. Additionally, students learn to think critically, explore all sides of an issue, and formulate evidence-based rock-solid points of view. Beyond improving students’ academic performance, the NSDA is committed to the growth of social and academic confidence students need to grow individually, achieve educational goals, pursue meaningful work, and improve the lives of others. The Talking Rams are committed to excellence and are competitive at the local, state, and national level.

  • Molly Beck
  • SCHOOL YEAR — Practice: Monday-Thursday from 2:30-4:30 PM; Tournaments: Friday (2:30-11:30 PM) and Saturday (6:45 AM-10:00 PM) —– SUMMER: 3 meetings a week with national qualifiers until the national tournament in June

Team 4330 Robotics

Develop F.I.R.S.T. skills and build a robot for regional and national competition.

  • Mr. Schmidt and Mr. Waterson
  • Starts in October once a week on Wednesday

Teenage Health Consultants

The Teenage Health Consultants program is a peer education project sponsored by St. Louis County Health. Members are trained to lead their peers in discussion of select health related topics.

  • Kim Boyles
  • As requested

Thespian Troupe 1109

Students accumulate points for performance and technical performances in LHWHS theatrical productions. They are inducted into the organization typically at the end of their freshman year. The International Thespian Society intends for members to participate in theatrical productions, promote the arts and perform public service.

  • Mike Pecka
  • After School once a month


Youth Leadership St. Louis

Students are accepted into the organization in the fall of their sophomore year and participate in FOCUS St. Louis’ Youth Leadership Program throughout their entire junior year.

  • Ashley Schumann
  • Tuesdays and Saturdays, twice a month