Lausanne News - December 2018
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Lausanne Toasts To A New Year While Reflecting On Its Incredible Past

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days o’ lang syne. As Lausanne celebrates another successful year coming to an end, the traditional New Year’s song reminds us to reflect on the incredible happenings since Lausanne opened its doors in 1926 and to toast to the good times. And now, anyone can look back at Lausanne's historical items by visiting our online archives. Whether it be the Commercial Appeal ne... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, December 31, 2018

80 Holiday Food Boxes Delivered

Over the final two weeks before Winter Break, Upper School advisories, faculty and staff collected holiday food boxes for families of students at Crump Elementary School. Lausanne’s partnership with Crump began at the start of this school year with the Class of 2022 tutoring Crump second graders. The Lausanne Upper School was challenged to create 50 food boxes for Crump families to have over the winter break. Due to the overwhelming support of the Lausanne community and a $500 gra... Read More
at Friday, December 21, 2018

Math Scholars Have Strong Showing At Regional Math Test

Five Lausanne students placed in the top 10 in regionals for the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers' Association (TMTA) math test.  TMTA gave its first math contest exam in 1957. There are now six different contests for all high school students (or advanced younger students): Algebra I (includes Core/Integrated Math I) Geometry (includes Core/Integrated Math II) Algebra II (includes Core/Integrated Math III) Statistics Precalculus Calculus and Advanced Topics The test Each stu... Read More
at Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Second Graders Explore Family History and Lausanne Traditions

Lausanne's second-grade class is currently working on a unit of inquiry entitled Traditions.  As part of the study, students are learning more about who they are as well as who they are in their family, school, community and world. They are also studying how those relationships they make and the traditions we all have makeup who we are.  "The central idea of the unit is that relationships and traditions contribute to shaping our identity," teacher Robin Fessler said.... Read More
at Monday, December 17, 2018

Lausanne Boys Basketball Off To Fast Start Behind Solid Team Play

The Lausanne Lynx boys' basketball team heads into Winter Break having opened the season with a good start.  Despite a tougher schedule than years past and eight players out to start the season due to football playoffs, the Lynx head into Winter Break with a 7-2 record after a 63-54 victory over the Memphis Nighthawks on Thursday night.  Head coach Marvis Davis is pleased with the fast start.  "We are playing a lot tougher. Having eight guys out, some are understand... Read More
at Friday, December 14, 2018

Junior Kindergartners Follow Clues To Look For Missing Gingerbread Cookies

Junior Kindergartners gasped as they entered their classrooms and found that the gingerbread cookies they made had disappeared from their desks and a note had been left behind. Ms. Miller, Ms. Morrison and Ms. Roberson began reading the note to the students. “I run away fast,” the teachers said as they read the piece of paper. “Bet you can’t catch me! If you find me, I’ll give you a treat! Go to the place where you run and jump with your feet!” Smiles cr... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, December 13, 2018

Lausanne Students Host Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Lausanne seventh and fifth graders will be hosting their annual pop-up shops this week. Seventh graders have been working hard this year to design and create products to sell for their classroom business, LCS Innovations.  The shop, located outside of the dining hall from 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday (12/11) and Thursday (12-13), will feature the following products:  Scented Candles  12 oz. soy wax scented candles $18 Room Sprays all-natural air fresheners  $5 ... Read More
at Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Lynx Robotics Headed to State!

The Lausanne Lynx Robotics team is advancing to state! The team placed 3rd overall at the Arkansas Qualifier in Helena, Arkansas. Lynx Robotics is an after-school club open to 7th through 12th graders, teaching students the students engineering and preparing them for life as an engineer. The Lynx Robotics team place 3rd in the Innovation Award, 3rd in the overall competition, and they came home with the 1st place in the Connect Award. One of the key aspects of the competition is the Engi... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith

Lausanne Expands Strings Offerings In Musical Department

The sound of violins can once again be heard echoing through the halls of Lausanne.  In an effort to spark interest to learn string instruments, Lausanne purchased 12 violins and have begun expanding string musical offerings.  With the help of Mrs. Roxanne Daws, Suzuki certified conservatory teacher and professional musician, Lausanne began teaching introductory violin skills to all Junior Kindergarten (JK) children.  Every JK student participates in two group lessons each m... Read More
at Sunday, December 9, 2018

Will Carter Wins Lausanne Spelling Bee

Demonstrable.  Will Carter '24 could have asked for the origin of the word. Or for the word to be used in a sentence. He did not need to. Much like the words in the 12 rounds before, he confidently began to spell the word.  D-E-M... As each letter came out of his mouth, the excitement in the room built. He was about to experience another spelling bee moment.  ...O-N-S-T... His first had come years ago when he was in the first grade. One of the young... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Saturday, December 8, 2018

Lausanne Goes Under The Sea For Middle School Musical

If you want to be where the people are, the Elder Performing Arts Center is where you can see them dancing. Walking around on those...what do you call them again? Oh, feet. The Lausanne Middle School is presenting The Little Mermaid, Jr. this weekend. Shows will be on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8 at 7 p.m. in the Elder Performing Arts Center. The show features over 30 middle school students involved. Another 15 worked on set design. "The middle school musical is really a... Read More
at Friday, December 7, 2018

Promise Academy Visits Lausanne Eighth Graders

At Lausanne, students build character through service to others from the time they enter Pre-Kindergarten until graduation and are encouraged to go out in the community and make a difference.   As a part of their community involvement, Lausanne eighth-graders received a visit from their Promise Academy friends during a day filled with laughter, learning and gift giving. Each year, Lausanne eighth-graders partner with the Promise Academy charter school to help younger children with thei... Read More
at Thursday, December 6, 2018

City Council Member Visits With Lausanne Third Graders

The Lausanne third graders got a visit from the city of Memphis on Wednesday, as councilman Ford Canale stopped by Lausanne to speak with Katie Hise's third-grade class to speak to the students about government.  As the representative of Super District 9, Position 2, Mr. Canale has the privilege of serving over 300,000 Memphians. He earned Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama. Currently, Councilman Canale serves as the Chairman of the Parks... Read More
at Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Eighth Graders Visit the Upper School During Step Up Day

The eighth grade class followed Upper School ambassadors from their classrooms to the other side of campus to begin their journey learning about the Upper School academic environment. “Welcome to your future,” one of the ambassadors said as they lead the eighth graders into the Upper School buiding.  During the annual event, Step Up Day, Lausanne eighth graders had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of what to expect next year when they enter ninth grade by spending th... Read More
at Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Blue Heron Coffeehouse Makes Return To Lausanne Campus

What used to be a once a semester tradition made its return to the Lausanne campus on Saturday night as the upper school thespian society transformed Blackmon Gallery into the Blue Heron Coffeehouse.  Coffee, tea and light snacks complimented the living room environment that welcomed students as they walked in.  Students took turns presenting stand-up comedy, songs, monologues and spoken word poetry.  "It’s fabulous to see the coffeehouse return. Students and... Read More
at Monday, December 3, 2018

Economic Students Learn Real Life Applications Of Unit Thanks To Guest Speaker

Students in IB Economics HL and SL Year Two classes have been covering International Economics since the beginning of the school year.  Friday, November 30, Mr. Ruchard Clarke, vice president for Cargill Cotton, was a guest speaker in classes. He discussed his experiences working in international economics, how current U.S. trade policy affects his work and company and current issues with economic integration (such as Brexit). Clarke asked the students to prepare for the discussion by ... Read More
at Sunday, December 2, 2018