St. Louis Rams tackle Rodger Saffold was at Ladue Middle School on Monday, May 6, 2013, to present students with not one, but two achievement awards.
- First, Ladue Middle School sixth-grade students have won the PLAY 60 Challenge, a program designed to encourage kids to become and remain physically active. Ladue Middle School’s sixth-grade physical education teachers coordinated the school’s participation, with help from all the sixth-grade classroom teachers, and won with more minutes logged by these Ladue Middle School students than any other group. The program is co-sponsored by the National Football League and the American Heart Association.
- Secondly, all students of Ladue Middle School have taken part in the school being named a Character Fitness Model School. This program, co-sponsored by the St. Louis Rams and CHARACTERplus, recognizes schools that have effectively implemented character fitness throughout the school year in a way that engages students, staff and the school community as a whole. Character fitness combines health and nutrition efforts, character development and physical exercise. Schools that have achieved a mastery rating in those categories, as determined by a panel of judges, are recognized with the honor of being named a Model School. Ladue Middle School and only two other schools in the area were selected as 2013 Character Fitness Model Schools.