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Park Rangers Visit First Graders

First graders squirmed in their seats, anxiously waiting for their turn to pet the baby turtle moving around to each student in the classroom. At Lausanne, teachers consistently create learning environments that allow students to experience what they are learning in the classroom in real-world situations. Because of this, first graders had the opportunity to meet members of the community that help protect and conserve the environment. During the Primary Years Programme unit... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Chemistry Class Takes Study Of Chemical Reactions Outdoors

HL Chemistry students studied replacement reactions, and the cold temperature was kept at bay by the large flames from the chemical reactions. Students studied how lithium, sodium and potassium metals reacted with water, then took the class outside. Upper School IB Chemistry and IB Physics Teacher Robert Shaner quizzed the students on what they had learned in class while he set up two experiments.  The first mimicked a grease fire. After melting candle wax using a... Read More
at Monday, November 12, 2018

Veteran's Day Celebration at Lausanne

Students in EPAC applauded loudly when Mr. Eddie Spencer stood to be recognized as Lausanne honored Veteran’s on Thursday during a “We Remember” Veteran’s Day Presentation to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.   Mr. Eddie Spencer, a veteran of World War 2 and friend of Lausanne, visits Lausanne every Tuesday to eat lunch with the administration and is applauded by the students each week upon entering the dining hall. Along with the WW2 veteran, were other... Read More

Lynx Defeat ECS To Advance To State Semifinals

Thirty-eight in a row.  The Lausanne Lynx extended their record-breaking winning streak on Friday night at Lausanne with a 35-14 victory over Evangelical Christian School (ECS).  With the win, the Lynx(11-0) advance to the DII-AA semifinals and a matchup with Nashville's Christ Presbyterian Academy (CPA). Lausanne jumped out to a 20-0 lead behind two touchdowns from Eric Gray '19 and a quarterback sneak from Sky Forrest '19.  Gray finished... Read More
at Saturday, November 10, 2018

Six Lynx Named Commended Scholars

Six Lausanne students from the Class of 2019 were named commended scholars by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Students enter the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during their junior year.  According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, 3.5 million high school students take the PSAT each year. Of those,... Read More
at Friday, November 9, 2018

CAS Helps Student Gain "Perspectives"

After performing in numerous shows at the Orpheum Theatre and Ballet Memphis, Anaum Showkat ‘20 decided she wanted to put her creative skills through a choreographer’s perspective. When Anaum accepted the position, she realized the creation aligned perfectly with the characteristics of CAS, the Creativity, Activity and Service project all juniors and seniors are required to complete. “In my classes at Lausanne, we discussed the topic of perspectives and... Read More

Lower School Science Has First Ever Popcorn Tie-Breaker

On Tuesday, students in John Frassinelli's fourth-grade class did something that they have never done before.  They had a popcorn tie-breaker.  Each year, the class does a lab in which they test the kernels of popcorn that pop with two different brands, Orville Redenbacher & Kroger. Eight teams of two students apiece pop both brands under controlled circumstances and count the popcorn that pops.  The whole project takes about two weeks and there is... Read More
at Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Lynx Begin Quest For Third Straight Title With Win Over Goodpasture

The Lausanne Lynx began their quest for a third straight state title with a 62-29 win over the Goodpasture Christian Cougars Friday night.  The Lynx were led in scoring by Eric Gray '19, who scored four touchdowns on 172 yards rushing.  On his second trip to the end zone, Gray broke the record for most career touchdowns in Tennessee high school football history. The previous record of 132 was set by Troy Fleming of Battle Ground Academy from 1995-1998. Gray ended... Read More
at Friday, November 2, 2018

Middle School Students Creating Product From Recycled Materials

Lausanne fifth grade students are entrepreneurs. Students saved their garbage for an entire day to sort and evaluate what could and could not be recycled.  They were then told Lynx4rEarth received $1,000 capital to create a product from trash that would otherwise end up in garbage and landfills. From there, they began brainstorming and hit the ground running with ideas.  Students began by sorting through the trash for possible materials to use in their... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell

Cheerleaders Finish Second At Regionals

The Lausanne Lynx cheerleaders finished second in their first competition of the season at the Landers Center in Southaven on Saturday.  Lausanne competed in the Game Day category against 10 other teams from the region at the Mid-South Regionals. The Mid-South Regionals are hosted by the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), one of the largest cheerleading organizations in the country. The organization uses regional competitions to decide which teams move on to the national... Read More
at Monday, October 29, 2018

Upper School Students Use Sun For Math Calculations

Taking advantage of a beautiful October day on the Lausanne campus, students in Janet Slesinski's HL Math 10 class used the sun to measure the distance between themselves and the giant star at the center of our universe.  "Students measured the distance from Earth to the Sun using similarity and the known diameter of the sun," Slesinski said. "Students then focused on precision and considered the effects of imprecision when working on such a large... Read More
at Thursday, October 25, 2018

Football Players Spend Day At St. Jude Following Touchdowns Against Cancer Campaign

Building character through service to others is a major part of the Lausanne way, and our students strive to illustrate these qualities on a regular basis. Senior football players Isaac Weiss ’19 and Eric Gray ’19 showcased these characteristics when they decided to dedicate their seasons to raising money for the Touchdown Against Cancer campaign that benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. By opening up accounts on Pledge It, a free sports fundraising platform, the... Read More
at Wednesday, October 24, 2018

First Graders Study Habitats On Blue Heron Lake

As part of their Primary Years Programme (PYP) unit, first graders took a walk to Blue Heron Lake on Monday to observe habitats around the water. "We used an observation sheet to draw things we noticed,"first-grade teacher Tabatha Whittaker said. "Then we looked for natural versus human-made objects." While doing their observations, students noticed that along the right side of the lake there are homes and along the left side there were trees and woods. As they... Read More
at Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Lausanne Students Receive Duke TIP Recognition

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization that has served over 2.8 million academically talented students in grades four through twelve since 1980.  As 7th graders, Lausanne students who were awarded Duke TIP recognition in the spring of 2016 had the opportunity to take the SAT or ACT.   Students that participated in the advanced testing and had high scores were offered opportunities to participate in summer programs offered by... Read More
at Monday, October 22, 2018

Artists at Play

Lausanne Senior Kindergarten students celebrated West Africa during Artists at Play, our annual event that showcases food, art and music from around the world. Teaching students about life around the globe and the similarities that our cultures have is an important part of the Primary Years Programme here at Lausanne, and this festive event is always a big hit! Visit our facebook page to see more pics of the fun event! Read More
at Friday, October 19, 2018