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Seventh Graders Showcase Slam Poetry Creations To Classmates

Seventh-grade poets showcased their art to classmates on Tuesday through video.  In English class, the students shared slam poem videos that they made with their classmates. Videos included original spoken word poems written by the students in addition to images/animations and accompanying music. Recently, seventh-graders read  Brown Girl Dreaming , a memoir written in verse. To practice using poetic devices while exploring the themes of the book, each student wrote a slam poem... Read More
at Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Maggie Spence '19: Senior Profile

Lausanne cheerleading has become a staple in the life of Maggie Spence ’19, and helped create a greater sense of positivity and community with her fellow cheerleaders as well as the school. Maggie has been cheering since the fifth grade, but when she isn’t cheering on her fellow Lynx, she is leading the French and C.A.R.E.S club as president and is heavily involved in community service. “I am very involved in my community through service and finding ways to make life... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, January 21, 2019

The Primary Years Programme in Junior Kindergarten

This story was featured in the 2018 Fall Lausanne Magazine, and gives an example of a Primary Years Programme learning environment in the Junior Kindergarten.  Laughter echoed across campus as children glided on balance bicycles around the school’s water fountain. Lausanne loves creating an environment that encourages students to enjoy learning. For Junior Kindergarten teacher Amy Morrison , that meant integrating bike riding into the curriculum. “We learned how... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, January 20, 2019

Lausanne Students Honored By Frist Museum and Magazine

The current winter issue of the Frist Art Museum Magazine devoted a two-page spread to an interview featuring Marie-Pia Bonnot ‘19 . In it, she talks about her art, her education in the States and France and her Lausanne experience. Marie-Pia, along with three other IB Visual Arts 2 seniors- Natalie Eslami ‘19, Jenny Rogers ‘19 and Solbok Yi ‘19, have artworks included in the current 2018 Young Tennessee Artists: Selections from Advanced Studio Art Programs exhibit... Read More
at Friday, January 18, 2019

First Grade Showcases Learning Through Dance

Lausanne's first grade took the stage this morning and invited everyone in attendance on a trip around the world. As part of their Primary Years Programme (PYP) unit, the students have traveled around the world to explore, learn and enrich their understanding of how people celebrate and express themselves through dance. They worked two and a half weeks on dance. They also spent six weeks researching cultures and how they celebrate birthdays, traditions and holidays. ... Read More
at Thursday, January 17, 2019

Learning the PYP Begins in Pre-Kindergarten

“Zhōngwén zhèngzài kāishǐ, Zhōngwén zhèngzài kāishǐ!” The Pre Kindergartners in Mrs. Boyd’s class cheerfully started chanting along to these words, which translates to ‘Chinese is starting,’ with Ms. Hong as she entered the classroom to begin their daily mandarin lesson. Daily Mandarin and Spanish lessons are essential for Pre-Kindergarten students and are taught all through Lower School. Exposure to other languages... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Lausanne Student Scores High On National Math Test

One Lausanne student used his math skills to become one of the highest ranking students in a national mathematics test.  Isaac Sheehan '23 scored in the top 5% nationally on the AMC8 (Mathematics Association of America) test, making the AMC8 Honor Roll. The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students... Read More
at Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Matthew Russell '19: Senior Profile

Matthew Russell ’19 has used his time at Lausanne to the fullest, embracing unfamiliar situations and never turning down an opportunity or challenge that interests him. When Matthew isn’t summiting mountains, backpacking across trails or mountain biking, he spends most of his free time involved in extra-curricular activities at Lausanne. As a Student Government representative, student ambassador, Thespian Society Co-President, Model UN delegate, Spirit Committee Co-President,... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, January 14, 2019

The Primary Years Programme in Pre Kindergarten

This story gives an example of the Primary Years Programme  our students are learning, and is also featured in the Fall 2018 Lausanne Magazine.  Smiles covered the faces of every Pre-Kindergartner as McGruff the crime-fighting dog entered the classroom. “Welcome to Lausanne,” shouted a student, as the class erupted with chatter about the fluffy dog standing in front of them in a trench coat. For Lausanne PK students, understanding the role of helpers in the... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, January 13, 2019

Fifth Grade Studies Mummification Using Hot Dogs

Kyle Lawrence's fifth-grade classroom in Memphis, TN looked a lot like Memphis, Egypt Friday as students continued their study of Ancient Egypt by learning about mummification. In studying the unit, the class discussed why, scientifically, the Egyptians would have mummified their pharaohs (and sometimes cats!). They also studied the mummification process and how it tied to the Egyptian belief of the afterlife.  In an attempt to replicate that process, students used... Read More
at Friday, January 11, 2019

Fourth Grade Practices Decimal Usage By Opening Classroom Restaurants

Decimals are everywhere! It is a lesson William Starner's fourth-grade class is currently learning in their math studies.  After a discussion about decimals and their uses, the class agreed that decimals are used frequently in restaurants, and what better way to learn than to open their own restaurants! The students proposed an idea for a restaurant menu complete with appetizers, main courses, drinks and desserts. After working independently or in pairs to create... Read More
at Thursday, January 10, 2019

Lausanne Arts Wins 21 Gold Keys at Scholastic Art Awards

Out of thousands of entries, and almost 800 awards given to approximately 50 tri-state (TN, MS, and AR) area schools participating in this year's Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards, Lausanne students were recognized with 66 total awards, including 21 Gold Keys, 21 Silver Keys, 24 Honorable Mentions, and 3 Regional Sponsored Awards this year!    This year once again, Lausanne was one of the top 4 recognized  schools in the region,  competing... Read More
at Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Madeline Culbreth '19: Senior Profile

A Lynx since Kindergarten, senior Madeline Culbreth ’19 has used her time at Lausanne discovering her passions and embracing the sense of community she feels on campus. Madeline developed a love of science and Spanish at the beginning of high school and has used these subjects as her focus for the IB Diploma Program. She hopes to continue pursuing the two in her academic future. Along with her academics, the full I.B. student plays soccer, runs track and is the Team Captain for... Read More
at Monday, January 7, 2019

Lady Lynx Use Tough Schedule To Prepare Them For District Play

For the Lady Lynx, playing a tough schedule early has paid off as the season has progressed. The Lady Lynx began the 2019 season with a huge District win as they overpowered the Margolin Hebrew Academy 65-14. The Lady Lynx(2-1 in district play) had 3 players in double figures. Taa'lor Fondren '19  had 15 points in the victory. Elyse Warren '23 also chipped in 15 points and Kayla Pointer '20 added 10 points in the Lausanne win. This past Saturday night,... Read More
at Monday, January 7, 2019

The IB: Primary Years Programme

At the beginning of the school year, Lausanne became a fully accredited International Baccalaureate World School. Within the IB, is the Primary Years Programme. This article, which is also featured in the fall 2018 Lausanne magazine, gives some background on the PYP and summarizes what our students are learning in the program.   The Primary Years Programme (PYP), designed for students three to 10 years old, is a leading academic system that introduces students to international... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, January 6, 2019