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Sixth-Graders Inspired To Spread Kindness

A group of sixth-graders proudly grinned as Ms. Pirani walked around the STEAM Lab snapping pictures of her students as they held up their finished project. Their creations varied from water bottle to canvas bags to sweatshirts, and each one was marked with a self-designed symbol and a quote about kindness. Over the summer, Ms. Pirani’s class read the book “Wonder” as a part of their personal precepts project. The book is filled with words to live by that encourage... Read More
at Friday, September 13, 2019

Junior-Kindergartners Interview Friendly Faces From The Lausanne Community

Headmaster McCathie smiled as a group of Junior Kindergartners plopped down on the couch in front of him and began asking him interview questions. “Do you live here,” one of the students asked as his eyes explored the office around him. “No, but I am up here almost every day,” said Headmaster McCathie with a chuckle. As a part of the PYP unit of inquiry, Who We Are, the junior kindergartners are learning that everyone is a part of a community and interviewing... Read More
at Thursday, September 12, 2019

National Merit Semifinalists Announced

Four Lausanne seniors have been honored with being named semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship competition. We would like to congratulate  Peter Calkins ‘20 ,  Agnes Kovesdy ‘20, Jacqueline Lee ’20 and  Vilanna Wang ‘20 , for being among the 16,000 names announced today as semifinalists in the competition. Students, who must be US citizens to be eligible, enter the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Sixth Grade Tackles Tough Subject Of Human Rights In Unique Way

Each group stepped to the front of the class and acted out, without words, a basic human right that was either being put into practice or being violated.  The first Unit of Inquiry for the 6 th  Grade Individuals and Societies class is Human Rights in a Global Society. As part of that, students have been comparing and contrasting the United States Constitution and the United Declaration of Human Rights Agreement. "We have been reading about different circumstances when... Read More
at Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Learning to Express Emotions Through Theater

Helping students understand their emotions and feel comfortable expressing them is important to developing caring and empathetic adults. As  Lausanne Collegiate School 's Lower School Conservatory took to the stage for a production of Annie, students learned how to express themselves as they built the self-confidence to take center stage. Read More

Lausanne Senior Spends Week With Communications Department

As a senior at Lausanne Collegiate School, students are given the opportunity to have one week off from school to do an internship in a field that they are interested in. Sometimes that internship even involves working with one of the on-campus departments.  Knowing that he wanted to intern in the field of journalism, Phillip Kulubya '20 went to Charlotte Albertson, Lausanne’s director of Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs, so she could help him find the right spot. After a... Read More
at Thursday, September 5, 2019

Juniors Experience College Life During Class Trip

Choosing which college to attend is an exciting experience for high school students, but with so many options around the globe, it can be stressful deciding which one is the right fit. To help students at Lausanne prepare for that decision, our juniors spend a week visiting colleges and universities across the country to expose them to the application process and collegiate atmosphere. Lausanne chooses regions that offer a comprehensive blend of public vs. private, smaller vs. large,... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, September 4, 2019

JK Uses Photo Hunt To Learn Way Around Campus

Introducing others to the amazing atmosphere at Lausanne is something that comes easy once you have set foot on campus.   “The Lausanne community is the best," JK teacher Carrie Miller said.   Lausanne's Junior Kindergarten (JK) teachers recently introduced our youngest and most energetic students to the different parts of our school as well as our friendly staff. Teachers, Ms. Morrison, Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Roberson took the students on a photo hunt that would... Read More
at Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Students Learn Impact Of Choices In Week Of Activities

As the second grade continues their current unit of inquiry, Choices, students in the second grade spent the week listening to guest speakers and enjoying outdoor activities.  It was a continuation of their first Primary Years Programme (PYP) unit of inquiry for the year in which students learn how the choices they make impact each other, different resources and the environment. The week included guest speakers Brooke Hoffman, Leslie Schlesinger and Tom Tompkins. Tompkins is an... Read More
at Friday, August 30, 2019

Sophomores Spend Week Volunteering At Local Non-Profits

This week at Lausanne, tenth grade students have been busy as they volunteer at local non-profits in the Memphis area.  Part of The Lausanne Way is to prepare students for college and life in a global environment. As a part of that, sophomores are required to complete a community service internship at a nonprofit in Memphis. This encourages the students to get involved and make a difference in the community they live in. “These internships are beneficial to our students because... Read More
at Thursday, August 29, 2019

Fifth-Graders Test Their Design Skills During STEAM Lab Activity

Lausanne fifth-graders could barely contain their excitement as they watched the device they created successfully spin. Students from the Class of 2027 were spending the afternoon in the Middle School STEAM Lab learning about the design process and collaborating with classmates to solve a problem using just a string and a rod. Each group had to come up with a design-plan and create a contraption using the two items supplied, with the goal of connecting the string and getting it to wrap... Read More
at Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Class Of 2023 Learns Team Building As Part Of Yearly Class Trip

As the newest members of the Upper School, the Class of 2023 have spent the first few weeks navigating their role on campus.   The transition to ninth grade is a unique time. Students begin high school and start their push towards graduation, building a network of peers and mentors is one of the essential building blocks for their success.  Each year, the freshman class participates in a team-building and group-bonding trip as a way for students to get... Read More
at Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Fourth-Graders Host Annual Egg-Drop Challenge

On a warm Friday afternoon, Lausanne fourth-graders gathered at the amphitheater to witness the results of their week of hard work. “The fourth graders like to start their year with a team building activity”, said fourth grade teacher William Starner. During the first week of school, the fourth-graders split into small groups and were challenged to create an object that could hold an egg and prevent it from breaking if it was dropped from a significant height. Students had to... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, August 26, 2019

Lausanne Set To Kick Off 2019 Football Season

The Lausanne Lynx kick off their 2019 season in a place they have not been in a while: under the radar.  After two state championships and four playoff appearances, the Lynx come into this season without three-time Mr. Football winner Eric Gray in the backfield. In his place is Craig Cunningham '22. After playing a backup role in games as a freshman, he will be the primary ball carrier for Lausanne this season.  "We love his skill set and we think he has... Read More
at Friday, August 23, 2019

Second-Graders Take Classroom Outdoors For The Day

Lausanne second-graders had the opportunity to take what they are learning in the classroom outdoors during an afternoon spent at Blue Heron Lake. Students rotated between canoeing with Mrs. Fessler and Mrs. Mcbride, making and enjoying healthy treats with Ms. Robertson, examining worms with Mr. Frassinelli and shooting rockets with Mr. Massey. Their outdoor activities initiated the start of their first Primary Years Programme (PYP) unit of inquiry for the year, Choices , in which... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, August 20, 2019