Lausanne News - August 2018
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Lausanne 7th Graders Donate Kale Grown In The Middle School Green House

Out of appreciation for the dining hall staff, Lausanne 7th graders donated gallon-sized bags full of Blue Kale to the head chef and his team. The kale was grown over the past year in the middle school greenhouse that was built and is tended to by Mr. Brezina’s 7th Grade Life Science class. “We grew several types of plants in our garden, and were extremely successful with our kale harvest,” said 7th Grade teacher Tom Brezani. Through the Life Science class, a compost c... Read More
at Thursday, August 30, 2018

Middle Schoolers Compete For Title Of House Head

The Lausanne House System began in the summer of 2006 as a way to encourage students to build meaningful and positive relationships with one another while fostering a strong sense of community. "It is a way to ignite the passions of the children in terms of facilitating their development in areas such as community service, character education and school spirit,” Head Of Middle School Greg Graber said. House Head for each of the four houses (Massey, Lendernwood, Cottingham an... Read More
at Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Pre-Kindergartners Learn How To Garden In Hands-On Learning Experience

Lausanne Pre-Kindergartners changed up the classroom setting during an outside activity in the Lower School garden. PK classmates learned how to garden by pulling up leftover vegetables from the previous year, adding new soil and planting carrot and radish seeds. The gardening project is a part of the PYP unit "How the World Works," in which Pre-Kindergartners become curious and committed inquirers as they learn about different types of plants, the growth cycle and how plan... Read More
at Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Forging Meaningful Relationships

    Connecting with others and being a part of a life-long community is one of the many benefactors that make Lausanne so special. For Cooper Mears ’27, the Lausanne community helped him find a mentor and a friend in Cameron Kinley ’17, and their relationship offers an example of how caring for others can go a long way.   “We knew Cameron was headed to the Naval Academy after he graduated from Lausanne, so we followed his Twitter account,” said Ann... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, August 27, 2018

Lausanne Seniors Choose Internships That Reflect Professional Goals

From the Memphis Grizzlies to New York University to Spotify and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Lausanne seniors are interning at a broad spectrum of organizations across the country. In an effort to give Lausanne students a glimpse of their potential future in the working world, our seniors spent the week interning in the corporate realm. Through these internships, the class of 2019 have the opportunity to explore and use their talents and skills in a unique environment, while also... Read More
at Friday, August 24, 2018

Lausanne Juniors Head Off To College For Class Trip

One of the most stressful decisions for many high school students is deciding on which college to attend. With so many choices available, how do you know which one is the right fit?  Knowing that, juniors at Lausanne embark on a trip the second week of school to colleges across the country to expose students to the college atmosphere and application process. Regions are picked that offer students a sample of different styles of universities: public vs. private, libe... Read More
at Thursday, August 23, 2018

Lausanne Sophomores Intern At Local Nonprofits

It has been a busy week for Lausanne 10th graders as they embark on a week-long journey volunteering at local nonprofits. As a way to prepare students for college and life in a global environment, sophomores are required to complete a community service internship at a nonprofit in Memphis to encourage students to get involved and make a difference in the community they live in. “These internships are beneficial to our students because it allows them to see the bigger picture, how they... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Freshman Class Builds Bonds

As the newest members of the Upper School, the Class of 2022 have been working to navigate their new role on campus. Many of the 85 freshmen have come to Lausanne for years, but the transition to ninth grade can be a confusing time for teenagers. As they start their final push towards graduation, having a strong network of peers and mentors they trust is essential for their success.  That's why each year the freshman class participates in a team building and... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Daily Focus in Middle School Helps Build Social and Emotional Skills

Middle schoolers have started participating in a Daily Focus, a new curriculum that gives students the opportunity to expand their social and emotional skills during a daily session.    “Students begin each day by meeting for ten minutes in their advisories for activities that foster self-reflection and vital self-management and social and communication skills,” said Courtnay Veazey, Middle School Counselor and Learning Specialist. Each trimester students will follow ... Read More
at Monday, August 20, 2018

Lausanne Points Add Up For St. Jude

The victory against Rosa Fort was a win for the Lynx, but also for St. Jude.  Seniors Isaac Weiss '19 and Eric Gray '19 both dedicated their seasons to raising money for the research hospital. They opened up accounts on Pledge It, a free sports fundraising platform that helps teams and athletes raise money for non-profits based on their performance. "Cancer has touched all of our lives in some way, and I want to make each point that I score count toward something bigger th... Read More
at Sunday, August 19, 2018

Lausanne Kicks Off 2018 Season In Historic Style

Twenty-seven wins.  What began on the season opener in 2016 against Germantown now brought the Lausanne football team to August 17, 2018, against Rosa Fort.  A victory and Lausanne enters the record book tied with MUS for the longest winning streak in Shelby County prep football history. Rosa Fort came to Lausanne a team that the coaching staff did not take lightly. All week they had talked about the Lions size and speed. In fact, this Rosa Fort team was returning many of the pla... Read More
at Friday, August 17, 2018

Lausanne Football Prepares For What Could Be A Historic Season

Witness Lynx History was the Lausanne football team motto headed into the 2016 season.  The previous season had ended in the second round of the TSSAA state football playoffs: a 42-10 loss to St. George's.  But the offseason had seen the team come together in a way head coach Kevin Locastro knew could be special.  "We had all the components needed for success entering the 2016 season. We had a poised and talented quarterback, Mario Nolan-Dillard, and a special playe... Read More
at Wednesday, August 15, 2018

New Things in Store at Lausanne

A new chef is joining the Lausanne family this school year. Executive Chef of the dining hall, Matt Pearce comes to the Lausanne community with 12 years of experience working in the food industry. “We are pleased to have Matt join the dining hall team,” said Frank Supergan, manager of the Lausanne Dining Hall. “He brings a lot experience with him and we are excited to see his take on food.” This year’s menu will include more diverse options, healthier... Read More
at Wednesday, August 8, 2018

11 New Faces Join Lausanne Upper School

A number of fantastic new faculty join the Upper School this year. The experience this group brings to campus has enabled us to add enhanced curriculum offerings for the 2018-19 calendar year. Olivia New – College Counseling Olivia holds a Master’s in Education that focused on college success initiatives and brings a wealth of college counseling experience having most recently worked as an Admissions Counselor at the University of Memphis. Christopher Sutton &ndas... Read More
at Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Lower School Welcomes Four New Faces

Our Lower School welcomes four new members to our team this year. Shannon Somogyi is excited to be joining the Lausanne team as the Lower School Administrative Assistant. She has been involved in education for the last 12 years. Shannon was most recently a state assistant at Farmington Elementary. She assisted the first-grade team as well as assisting in the SPED department. Prior to that, she was the administrative assistant and Spanish teacher at ECS Lower School. At ECS, Shannon also... Read More
at Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Important Dates For New Lausanne Families

With a little more than a week until all the students are back on campus, events at Lausanne are cranking back up to help get you and your student ready for the first day of school.  For new parents, there are a few important dates coming up that we want to make sure you know about.  From meeting the teacher to learning the Lausanne Way around campus, each of these sessions is designed to answer any questions, help you feel at home and introduce you to members of the Lausanne fami... Read More
at Wednesday, August 1, 2018