Lausanne News - September 2018
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Lausanne Freshman Class Begins Partnership With Crump Elementary

"Meaningful relationships through service to others," is one of the pillars of the Lausanne Way, and something Upper School Counselor and Learning Specialist Samantha Douglas said she knew she wanted to ingrain deeply in the freshman class.  As part of that, this year Lausanne Collegiate School has partnered with Crump Elementary School, a school of over 700 students in southern Shelby County. During their advisory period, freshmen will travel&nbs... Read More
at Friday, September 28, 2018

Second Grade Wraps Up "Choices" Unit

As the second grade wraps up their first unit, CHOICES, there has been lots of fun activity in the classroom.  Earlier this week, students rotated through three centers. In one center, they recycled old plastic water bottles into pencil holders using a hot glue gun and zippers. They also made sugar water stations using mason jars and rocks for bees to drink water while on the Lausanne campus.  Back inside, students experienced a fun activity where they became stationary tree... Read More
at Thursday, September 27, 2018

Patrice and Jarvis Reed honored with the 2018 Lausanne Way Award

Tuesday evening at the annual Lausanne Leadership Soiree, Patrice and Jarvis Reed were recognized as the recipients of the 2018 Lausanne Way Award.  Having been part of the Lausanne family since their oldest son entered the first grade in August of 1997, the Reed family's faith in Lausanne's focus on education gave them the confidence to enroll their three other children here as well.  That confidence was rewarded. Their oldest son is now practicing law in Knoxville, ... Read More
at Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Donated Lausanne Books Find New Home In Kenya

"It's a small world!" Those were the words from former Lausanne college counselor Emilee Tollefson after her parents told her of what they encountered on a trip to Africa.  After spending three weeks volunteering at different schools and outreach programs in Kenya, her parents found themselves at the Naivasha Children Shelter Project. A nonprofit organization based in Naivasha, Kenya, the shelter spends time working with boys that are homeless and living in the stree... Read More
at Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Lausanne Talent Takes The Stage For Night Of Broadway

Lausanne students took to the stage Saturday night in the annual Night of Broadway performance hosted and directed by the Upper School thespians.  The show, held in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC), featured songs from Broadway musical favorites such as Arabian Nights from Alladin and Wait For It from Hamilton.  Other shows features in the evening's performances included Les Miserables, Annie, The Sound of Music and Wicked. Night of Broadway, which has taken place at L... Read More
at Monday, September 24, 2018

Fifth Grade Students Creating Educational Book For Lower School

For some, getting your writing published and used as an educational tool is a dream. Students in Nick Blackwell's fifth-grade class have begun an interdisciplinary project with STEAM in which they will be researching an animal and creating a class book that will be professionally published as a hardback book and used for a teaching tool in a lower school classroom.  Each student in the class will get four pages to teach their lower school classmates about the animal they have ... Read More
at Friday, September 21, 2018

Pk Students Learn The Importance Of Hard Work While Making Rolls

As part of their reading of The Little Red Hen and their unit "How We Express Ourselves," the students in Peggy Boyd's PK class are acted out parts of the book itself by baking bread.  In the story of The Little Red Hen, the hen finds a grain of wheat and asks for help from the other farmyard animals during the planting, harvesting, threshing, milling and baking process. All the animals refuse, but when it comes time to eat the bread they all eagerly volunteer.  The ... Read More
at Thursday, September 20, 2018

Fifth Grade Studies "Hammurabi's Code"

Not all time travel requires a time machine. For Kyle Lawrence's fifth grade class, it did not even involve leaving the classroom. As part of studying the Ancient Civilization of Mesopotamia, the class has been focusing on the geography, economy, cultures and laws of different groups that lived in Mesopotamia. In their studies, students learned about the sixth Babylonian king Hammurabi. The students were appalled at how harsh and potentially unjust Hammurabi’s Code, the Laws of An... Read More
at Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Lausanne Hosts Mini-College Fair

Choosing the right college is a big decision for students as they approach graduation. With so many opportunities, how do you know which is the right fit for you?  To make the process easier, Lausanne hosts over 100 colleges on our campus throughout the year. Including a mini-college fair for parents and students this morning in the Elder Performing Arts Center lobby. As part of the event, 12 colleges visited the Lausanne campus to answer questions for students and parents about ad... Read More
at Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Lausanne First Graders Learn How To Vote

Mrs. Whittaker’s first Grade class erupted with cheers as their special guest drew tally marks on the white board. As a part of the PYP unit who we are, Lausanne first graders are exploring the community, and received a visit from Up the Vote 901 volunteer, Janet Lo.  Up the Vote 901 is non-profit that helps advance initiatives for voting and increased political involvement in Memphis and Shelby County, while helping register, educate and empower citizens to improve social and po... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, September 17, 2018

Three Lausanne Seniors Named Semifinalist in National Merit Scholarships Program

    Lausanne is proud to announce that three of our seniors are semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. We would like to congratulate Andrew Calkins ’19, Claire Kvande ’19 and Samantha Weiss ’19, for their hard work and dedication. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Students enter the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, September 14, 2018

Students Explore Science In Series Of Labs

Science class in the Lausanne Lower School was more of a science lab on Wednesday as students took part in three separate projects, each with a different lesson learned.  The morning began with a lab on collecting gas. Students created a flask of water with a stopper and tube and the end of the tube was stuck into an upside-down bottle of Gatorade filled with water.  The inverted Gatorade bottle was submerged in a one-gallon ice cream bucket half-filled with water. "When we d... Read More
at Thursday, September 13, 2018

Former Astronaut Visits Lausanne

It is not often you get to meet the first astronaut who tweeted from space, but at Lausanne every day offers an extraordinary experience for its students.   In an effort to inform students about STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Lausanne had the pleasure of hosting Columbia University Professor, Dr. Michael Massimino. Dr. Massimino is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University’s The Fu Foundation School of Engine... Read More
at Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Ready, Set, Go! French Students Participate In Course De Relais

When you think of relay races, you probably don't think of French. You also probably don't associate it with models and clothing. Last week, French 2 Upper School students participated in a unique in-class relay race. The students, made up of a mixed class of higher level and standard level freshman and sophomores, are currently working on learning the words for clothing in the French language. "It is important for students in a foreign language classroom to engage in int... Read More
at Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Junior Kindergartners Embrace Their Creative Side

Mrs. Roberson’s junior kindergarten classroom bustled with excitement as students worked together to build an imaginative castle.   “We did this all by ourselves,” shouted one junior kindergartner, before turning back around to continue wrapping ribbon around the classes’ castle creation. At Lausanne, tapping into your creative side is embraced and encouraged, and during a classroom activity Junior kindergartners had the opportunity to explore their creative ab... Read More
at Monday, September 10, 2018

Lynx Win Overtime Thriller Over Whitehaven At Rhodes

With the game on the line, the Lynx fans knew who the ball was going to. The Whitehaven fans knew who the ball was going to.  Eric Gray '19 knew, too. He wanted the ball. A chance for redemption after his fumble near the Whitehaven goal line ended what could have been a game-winning drive in regulation.  "I said I've got to put the team on my back, especially after fumbling on the goalline. The team said to go win the ballgame for us so that is what I had to do,"... Read More
at Saturday, September 8, 2018