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LCS Innovations To Participate At Business Fair

This Saturday, Lausanne's 7th-grade business LCS Innovations will be participating in the Children's Business Fair in Collierville.  The business fair features over 70 kids from 17 schools to create a marketplace that is completely kid created.  Three students will be selling our products and competing against other businesses for cash prizes.   "We would like to let the Lausanne community know about our presence and invite them to come join us and support... Read More
at Thursday, March 21, 2019

Second Grade Takes To Lausanne Stage For Lesson In Self-Expression

As part of their unit entitled self-expression, Lausanne second graders took to the stage in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC) for some time of acting and dancing.  Their unit spirals around the idea that self-expression reflects beliefs, cultures and values. As part of the unit, they are focusing on being better communicators, more open-minded and being risk takers.  As part of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), guest speakers make up a significant component.  ... Read More
at Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Academic Honor Societies Induction 2019

Monday morning, a ceremony was held for student inductions into Honor Societies at Lausanne. Congratulations to all of the new members of the Spanish Honor Society, French Honor Society, National Chinese Honor Society, Quill and Scroll, National Art Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Rho Kappa Society, Science National Honor Society, Sigma Society and Modern Music Masters Society. National Spanish Honor Society La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is an... Read More
at Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Lausanne Soccer Kicks Off Season With Tournament Championship

Coming off a second straight state championship, the Lausanne soccer team kicked off their 2019 campaign where they left off last season by bringing home a championship.  After dropping the opening match of the Smoky Mountain Cup to George-Mason by a score of 2-1, the Lynx defeated Father Ryan 2-1 and Fairview 2-0 to win the Clingman's Dome Division of the Smoky Mountain Cup. This was the third straight Smoky Mountain Cup championship for the Lynx. This year, the Lynx played in... Read More
at Monday, March 18, 2019

Senior Profile: Ruhi Natarajan '19

Ruhi Natarajan ‘19 has attended Lausanne since junior-kindergarten and she credits her academic success to her family, friends and teachers.   “My family has taught me that hard work is the key to success and to forge my own path while remaining loyal to my roots,” Ruhi said. “My teachers have taught me to learn holistically and always seek more perspectives, as they have made me a well-rounded student and my friends have taught me how to love and care for... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, March 18, 2019

The Middle Years Programme in the 6th Grade

Beautiful handmade butterflies hung from Ms. Maria Pirani’s classroom ceiling. A closer look at the details revealed a glimpse of a tragic time in history. For a sixth grader, it can be hard to grasp the gravity of the Holocaust, but through the butterfly project, students have the opportunity to engage with written works from children their age who lived through this devastating time period. Maria Pirani, a sixth grade English teacher at Lausanne, introduced the project to her... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, March 17, 2019

Lower School Counselor Gains National Certification

Lausanne's lower school counselor, Angie Valadie, recently achieved her certification as a National Certified Counselor.  The National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates (NBCC) is the premier credentialing body for counselors, ensuring that counselors who become board certified have achieved the highest standard of practice through education, examination, supervision, experience, and ethical guidelines. Established as a not-for-profit, independent... Read More
at Saturday, March 16, 2019

Sophomores Showcase Personal Projects

Lausanne upper school sophomores displayed their hard work in the Lausanne Dining Hall last week as they showcased their Middle Years Programme (MYP) personal projects.  Students worked on their MYP Personal Project all year. The projects are the capstone piece of their MYP education, similar to how the capstone of the Diploma Program (DP) is the Extended Essay.   Students chose their projects based on their own personal interests and/or the skills that they wanted to work... Read More
at Friday, March 15, 2019

Lausanne Student Receives Award For Best Paper At Regional Conference

Lausanne's Model UN Club attended VOLMUN, a Model United Nations conference held annually at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. One of the Lynx delegates, Ayaka Kimura '21, received an award for best position paper in the entire conference. A relatively new club member, Kimura did a paper on her two position papers for her CSTD committee as a delegate of India . "Ayaka bringing home this kind of recognition is noteworthy considering a dozen schools and 150+... Read More
at Thursday, March 14, 2019

Ancient Civilization Leaders Square Off In March Madness Bracket

March Madness is upon us. Soon, sports fans everywhere will be filling out their brackets to prepare for the NCAA tournament. In the fifth and sixth grade hallway, a different kind of matchup is already taking place. An “Ancient Civilizations Leaders” bracket has been up since last week to commemorate March Madness. After revealing the overall vote vote-getter to students on Wednesday through Friday, The overall champion, Alexander the Great, was crowned on Friday. He edged... Read More
at Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Memphis Storyteller Visits Lausanne SK Students

Senior Kindergarten(SK) students had the opportunity to hear stories from a long-time Memphis storyteller. The SK classes met in the library with local storyteller Lynnie Mirvis. Students used their imaginations to journey with Ms. Mirvis and her puppet companion as they explored books. The students are currently studying "How We Express Ourselves" as part of their unit of inquiry. The central idea of the unit is that there are many ways to tell a story. Mirvis was... Read More
at Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Senior Profile: Jason Reed '19

Jason Reed ‘19 has experienced numerous school traditions over the years since beginning his journey at the school in Pre-kindergarten, but his favorite will always be the tapping of the seal. “The first time you tap the seal of Lausanne is in freshman year when you enter high school and you have to wait all four years to touch it again the day you graduate.” said Jason. “The suspense and patience required for this tradition is representative of the patience one... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, March 11, 2019

The Middle years Programme in the 5th Grade

“Breathe in for five seconds, hold for one second, exhale for seven seconds.” Lausanne fifth-graders sat with their eyes closed, as Kelly Douglas, fifth grade English teacher, repeated the instructions again. This meditating technique is part of the “Mindful Moment”, typically lasting from 30 seconds to two minutes, and it is how each teacher in Middle School starts every class period. During the school year, long days and full schedules can seem overwhelming at... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, March 10, 2019

Lausanne Students Recognized At History Day Competition

Congratulations are in order to several Lausanne students who competed in the National History Day West Tennessee District Competition on Saturday, February 23 at the University of Memphis. Several Lynx competitors progressed to the state level competition at the Capitol Building in Nashville on Saturday, April 13 and are also invited to the Shelby County Historical Society Awards Banquet in August. National History Day is an annual competition that encourages students to compete in... Read More
at Saturday, March 9, 2019

Lady Lynx Lacrosse Off To Great Start

The Lausanne Varsity Girls Lacrosse team displayed their strength and versatility Monday night in a win against White Station High School. Even as temperatures dropped below 30 during the game, the Lady Lynx never lost focus and finished with a 13-3 victory over the Spartans. Morgan Smith ’19 powered through scoring five goals, while Madeline Culbreth ’19, Nadia Elroz ’19, Zoe Hamblen ’20, Orli Katz ’20 and Kayla Hope ’20 also made their way past... Read More
at Wednesday, March 6, 2019