The SSA Mission:
The Spoede School Association is here to build

a community that works to improve and enhance 

the educational environment at Spoede School.

Welcome to the SSA.


New to Spoede?
Join us for play dates and popsicles at Bernie Park:
Saturday, June 3rd at 10am
Saturday, July 1st at 10am
Saturday, August 5th at 10am
2017-2018 SSA Executive Board
co-President: Lisa Goebel
co-President: Jill Crane
VP-Support: Courtney Buxner
VP-Community: Stacey McCrary
VP-Fundraising: Lori Goldenberg
VP-Communications: Jessica Bitting
VP-Finance: Julie Olschansky
Treasurer: Sarah Early
Secretary: Nicole Brooks
Parent District Council Representative: Beth Manlin
Parent District Council Representative: Lara Williams
Past President: Duffy Hofer


Give the Gift of Connecting Past with Present

Last April, our generous community supported the $85.1 million bond referendum, which will renovate the high school with a focus on academic spaces. Even with this bond, there is approximately a $7.5M gap between what that will cover and the ideal renovation. The LEF is continuing our campaign to help complete the total campus project, which includes enrichment areas and athletic facilities. Building on the momentum of the initial phase of our campaign, in which we secured nearly $2 million in pledges from our lead donors, the LEF has begun phase two, bringing naming rights and opportunities, large and small, to our supporters, alumni and district families. We invite the community to be a part of this important event in our district’s history!

Inscribed bricks will be placed at the beautiful new south entrance to LHWHS. The Ladue Education Foundation (LEF) is making bricks available to students and families, alumni and community members, with funds going toward LEF’s capital campaign for the high school. You can be a permanent part of the LHWHS renewed campus by purchasing a brick to commemorate a team, honor a teacher, remember a loved one, give your child a lasting gift or simply celebrate your own years as a Ladue School District student! Participate in Ladue Horton Watkins High School history and help us create a meaningful welcome with your words – connecting our past to our present and our future.

Two choices are available:
Small Commemorative Brick: (4” x 8”) $350 (or $250 each for two or more)
Large Commemorative Brick: (8” x 8”) $600

Information about the bricks, including inscription options, is AVAILABLE AT THIS LINK and by contacting

The LEF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible.