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Students And Families Gather In EPAC For Fourth Grade Exhibition

A group of parents read over the colorful presentation displayed in front of them as students discussed the ways to stop food waste. As a part of the fourth grade exhibition, Lausanne families and Lower School students had the opportunity to walk around to different exhibits in EPAC to listen as the Class of 2027 discussed earth’s resources and how our actions can impact other living things for their Primary Years Programme (PYP) unit Sharing the Planet. In the final year of the... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Lausanne Track & Field Competes In State Championships

The Lausanne track and field team heads to Murfreesboro on Wednesday to represent the Lynx in track and field at the state championships.  Located at the Dean Hayes Soccer and Track Stadium, the Lausanne track and field team will participate in eight different events over the course of the day: Shot – Derreion Greenlee '19 - Placed 3rd overall 100 – Katie Wright '19 100H – Jonas Hart '20, Autumn Whitmore '20 200 –  Lauryn Terry... Read More
at Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Lausanne Soccer Heads To Murfreesboro Looking For Three-Peat

For the third straight year, Lausanne Lynx soccer is headed to Murfreesboro to represent Lausanne and vie for a championship.  The Lynx will face Christ Presbyterian Academy (CPA) on Wednesday in a state semifinal game that will take place at 4:30 p.m at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex. CPA comes into the matchup with a record of 19-1, their last loss coming on March 11 against Montgomery Bell Academy. The Lions are ranked 19th in the state by MaxPreps and are looking to avenge a... Read More
at Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Monmouth House Wins 2019 House Cup

For more than a decade, the Middle School House System at Lausanne has provided a unique and fun way for students and teachers to build relationships and strengthen the sense of community across fifth through eighth grade. The House System includes four houses named after the streets that border Lausanne’s campus: Massey Dragons, Lendenwood Moose, Monmouth Bears and Cottingham Knights.   Students are initiated into one of the Lausanne Houses when they enter fifth grade or... Read More
at Friday, May 17, 2019

Lower School Students Score High On National Math Contest

In early April, 40 second and third-graders from Lausanne competed in the Noetic Math Contest.   The Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC) is a semiannual problem-solving contest for elementary and middle school students. The goal of the competition is to encourage students' interest in math, to develop their problem-solving skills and to inspire them to excel in math. During the contest, students are given 45 minutes to solve 20 problems. Many problems are designed to challenge... Read More
at Thursday, May 16, 2019

Lower School Hosts 2019 Writer's Guild

Hardback books lined the table in EPAC’s lobby, each one telling a different and unique story written by our very own Lausanne students. For the 2019 Writer’s Guild, Lausanne Lower School students, family members and friends gathered in EPAC for a presentation and book signing by Liz Zunon, illustrator of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind followed by a book signing and reception in Blackmon Gallery. Lower school students have been reading Zunon’s book in class, while... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Underclassmen Awards 2019

The 2019 Underclassmen Awards and Honors Ceremony celebrates students who have outstanding academic performance in their classes and across subjects.  This year's awardees are listed below:   Subject Course   Excellence in Design Theatre Production Ella Gregory '22 Excellence in Design Yearbook Design Emma Hopper '20 Excellence in Design Product... Read More
at Monday, May 13, 2019

Students Take Visitors On Journey As Part of Their Living Museum

On Wednesday, the Lausanne Gym transformed into a museum featuring the lives of political, historical and sports figures as the Lausanne seventh graders held their annual Living Museum.  While walking through the exhibit, you could speak with political figures such as Donald Trump, sports icons such as Allan Iverson and cultural figures such as Elon Musk. Thurgood Marshall, Jane Goodall and Jonathan Ive were also represented.  "Students researched their character and... Read More
at Thursday, May 9, 2019

Celebrating "The Week Of The Young Child" At Lausanne

Lausanne is celebrating "The Week of the Young Child" this week in Pre-Kindergarten (PK), Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Senior Kindergarten (SK) with fun activities outside at recess. Daily events have included activities like the testing of 3D printed bubble wands. The wands were created by middle school students and will be given to Promise Academy students after receiving the seal of approval from PK, JK and SK students. Tuesday, students met with middle school teacher... Read More
at Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Senior Profile: Ryan Karchmer '19

Business has always been a passion for Ryan Karchmer ‘19 , who is following in his father’s footsteps.   “My father worked hard in college and eventually started his own small business,” said Ryan.  “He inspired me to go to business school because I want to carry on his legacy.” “Lausanne has inspired me to search for opportunities to help those with lesser opportunities,” said Ryan.  “Being in such a diverse school has... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, May 6, 2019

The IB Diploma Programme in 12th Grade

Moving into senior year at Lausanne, students reflect on their journey so far, and look forward to the future. The DP helps show them a path ahead after graduation.     “The DP is great for college applications, because our students leave Lausanne knowing how do a rigorous research paper, they have participated in a seminar-type classroom and they have learned to balance extra-curricular activities with academic life,” said... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, May 5, 2019

First-Graders Spend The Day Adventuring Around Memphis For A Good Cause

During an off-campus outing, the class of 2030 spent the day adventuring around Memphis to wrap up the first-grade service project. The first stop of the day was at the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) facility, where the first-graders had the opportunity to tour the kitchen, learn how the organization prepares meals for MIFA’s Meals on Wheels initiative and to present the proceeds students earned for the non-profit. “Visiting MIFA and presenting the organization... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, May 3, 2019

Lausanne Hosts Annual Spring Concert

The Lausanne community filled the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC) Wednesday night for the annual Spring Concert, a highly anticipated performance put on by the students enrolled in the Middle and Upper School Band, Chorus and string ensembles. As the night began, all attention shifted to the stage as the lights dimmed and Tara West, Lausanne’s Lower School Music teacher and Music Coordinator, took the stage to welcome the audience and introduce the talents of the evening. ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, May 2, 2019

Under A New Name, Lausanne Continues Many Traditions Of May Day Festivities

ArtsFest/SportsFest is a yearly tradition at Lausanne that includes a day of activities, friends, sports, arts and fun. It is a way to welcome the arrival of Spring and celebrate the closing of another school year. But did you know that before ArtsFest/SportsFest was a thing, there was another Spring tradition on the Lausanne campus?  For 18 years, Lausanne students would celebrate May 1 with the all-day event May Day.  "It would start early in the day with students,... Read More
at Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Senior Profile: Isaac Weiss '19

With the help of Lausanne, Isaac Weiss ‘19 found his passion and created a path to prepare himself for the future.     “When I began my senior year I did not know exactly what I wanted to do in college,” said Isaac.  “But when I completed my senior internship with the Memphis Grizzlies marketing and communications departments, I knew I had found what I wanted to study and hopefully do one day.”   This fall Isaac will be attending the... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, April 29, 2019