What We've Achieved
The efforts of our LHWHSPA community have a great impact on all students and staff at the high school. (Many of our programs also reach the entire district.) Thank you for your support! Remember, YOU are part of the Parent Association, and we can accomplish great things by working together.
Examples of LHWHSPA Funding
For the school
Handi-Mover Carts – grant request
Grounds Beautification Committee - maintenance of plantings in the PAC lobby and throughout the grounds
Support of Red Ribbon Week – grant request
Journalism – National High School Journalism Convention – grant request
Fine Arts – Senior Art Show, Digital Cameras and Correspondence Campaign – grant request
Choir – iPad Pro – grant request
Cycle of Success – General Support – grant request
Special School District – File Cabinets and Book Shelves – grant request
Practical Arts – Drafting Equipment and FACS equipment – grant request
Scholarship Fund – Fundraising at Parents for Scholars, our annual event in March, led to $22,000 in scholarships being awarded at Senior Awards Night in April. We have raised more than $185,000 in the past nine years!
Science Olympiad - Nationals – grant request
Social Studies – books, posters, projectors, easels and stylus purchased – grant request
Practical Arts new set of airbrushes for airbrush classes – grant request
Visual Arts – iPad Pro and Apple Pencils for multiple art courses – grant request
Fine Arts – Senior Art Show – grant request
Math – 75 Calculators and 3 Caddies to supply multi-use – grant request
Project Lead the Way – specific laptop purchased – grant request
After-Grad Celebration – Prizes and entertainment for the class of 2017. Volunteers planned and chaperoned the event, and parents generously donated more than $7,000.
Post-Prom Party – held at Sports Fusion. Volunteers planned and chaperoned with parents donating over $4,000.
Donations were made from the Compassion Fund
Math – Site Licenses – grant request
Snow cones at Blue-White Night
St Louis Science Center Weather field trip – grant request
International Week event funding – grant request
Rambunction (robotics team) – General Support – grant request
Freshman field trip on ACT test date – grant request
Activities Support – Ladue Dance Marathon, Senior Service Day, Homecoming Bonfire and Pep Rally
For Faculty and Staff
More than $11,000 in direct parent donations to our annual Faculty Grant Program
Quarterly Staff Appreciation Breakfasts for our amazing teachers and staff
Conference dinners for teachers, both spring and fall conferences
Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Administrative Professionals Day luncheon for our 15 LHWHS Administrative Assistants
Speaker on Opioid/Heroin Addiction
Co-sponsorship (with the LEF and other area schools) of St. Louis appearance of Julie Lythcott-Haims, renowned author of "How to Raise an Adult" – grant request
Publication of the “Fresh Start” Handbook for freshmen and new families
Family Night BBQ for incoming freshmen and new-to-Ladue families
Refreshments at all College & Career Office meetings throughout the year
Parent coffee in the fall
Weekly emails to parents with updates and reminders on all things LADUE!
Print publication of Rambell student phone directory
For the District
Chili Supper - Co-sponsorship with the Character Education Committee and Dads Club
Support of the Ladue Education Foundation
The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Parent Association has been granted not-for-profit status as a public charity under section 501(c)3 of the the Internal Revenue Code. Accordingly, contributions made to the Ladue Horton Watkins High School Parent Association are deductible for federal income tax purposes as allowed by law, and available for corporate matching gifts. Please consult your tax advisor regarding deductibility. The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Parent Association EIN is 27-3222606.