Lausanne News - November 2017
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Middle School Math Students Number 1

Twenty-nine Lausanne Middle School students participated in the Perennial Math competition at Arlington High School last week. The Lynx were represented by eight teams; two fifth grade teams, one sixth grade team, three seventh grade teams and two eighth grade teams. Students competed against other schools in the Memphis area with more than 300 students at the competition from grades 3-8. Congratulations to our competing teams and individual award winners for jobs well done!  Class of ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, November 30, 2017

Making A Global Impact

When Tropical Storm Winston hit Fiji in February of 2016, the residents of a small village knew their homes wouldn't weather the storm. So they gathered together and fled up the mountain, taking refuge in a small cave that overlooked their town. Standing at the mouth of that cave a year and a half later, Kwaku Aning could understand the panic that the villagers must have felt that night. As part of a United Nations mission to help tell the stories of children affected by climate change, ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Lynx Debate To The Top

The Lausanne Debate Team competed in a state-wide tournament at Collierville High School last week, facing fourteen other schools. Lynx seniors Ceylan Metin '18 and Lucy Callicott '18 went undefeated and took first place in the tournament. Sophomore Stephan French '20 and senior Laney Surbrook '18 made it to the finals where they took third place. Congratulations Lynx debaters!  #TheLausanneWay Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Students Named to National Honor Society

Congratulations to our 41 new members of the National Honor Society (NHS) who were inducted today. Each year, new students are eligible for this high academic honor. The requirements for consideration into the NHS are scholarship, service within the school or community, leadership and character. Students are expected to have a 3.75 GPA or higher, to be resourceful, problem solvers and idea contributors. They must demonstrate high standards of honesty and reliability as well as show courtesy, ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, November 27, 2017

Lausanne's Eric Gray '19 Wins Back-To-Back Mr. Football Awards

    For the second year in a row, Lausanne junior running back Eric Gray '19 has been named the 2017 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football for Division II-AA. Eric was named a finalist on November 20, along with Morgan Ernst of Webb School of Knoxville and Cam Wynn of Notre Dame.   In just 12 games, Eric has scored 44 touchdowns on 2870 rushing yards, 268 receiving yards for 3138 total yards this season. He scored 264 of Lausanne's total 487 points. Lausanne will play fo... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, November 27, 2017

HOSA Club Visits Le Bonheur

Lausanne's Health Occupations Service of America (HOSA) club toured Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and the associated FedEx Family House last week.  Club co-president Alisha Pershad '18 gives us a small glimpse of the day. This was a great opportunity for the club members to get firsthand experience and see the many job opportunities at the hospital they may wish to pursue as a future health professional. We toured the main floor, the Neuroscience Institute and th... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, November 16, 2017

Our Mindful Middle School Culture

Lausanne has been on the forefront of the mindfulness practice in the city of Memphis for close to a decade and continues to integrate new techniques each year to benefit our students. To be mindful means to be aware. Be aware of your words, your actions and your situation. Mindfulness is an integral part of our Middle School community. Beginning in 2009, our Middle School teachers began the process of training to integrate mindfulness techniques into the classroom setting, which was implem... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Cheering All The Way To Nationals

The Lynx cheerleading squad competed on Saturday in their first ever competition and placed third. The finish gave them a bid to nationals. Congratulations, ladies! You could feel the nervous energy. It practically filled Lausanne's suite at the Landers Center in Southaven, Miss. last Saturday. It wasn't because the Lynx cheerleaders inside didn't know their routine. They had that down. Months of practice, early morning conditioning and performances at sporting events and pep ra... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, November 1, 2017