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Fifth Grade Studies Mummification Using Hot Dogs

Kyle Lawrence's fifth-grade classroom in Memphis, TN looked a lot like Memphis, Egypt Friday as students continued their study of Ancient Egypt by learning about mummification. In studying the unit, the class discussed why, scientifically, the Egyptians would have mummified their pharaohs (and sometimes cats!). They also studied the mummification process and how it tied to the Egyptian belief of the afterlife.  In an attempt to replicate that process, students used c... Read More
at Friday, January 11, 2019

Fourth Grade Practices Decimal Usage By Opening Classroom Restaurants

Decimals are everywhere! It is a lesson William Starner's fourth-grade class is currently learning in their math studies.  After a discussion about decimals and their uses, the class agreed that decimals are used frequently in restaurants, and what better way to learn than to open their own restaurants! The students proposed an idea for a restaurant menu complete with appetizers, main courses, drinks and desserts. After working independently or in pairs to create persona... Read More
at Thursday, January 10, 2019

Lausanne Arts Wins 21 Gold Keys at Scholastic Art Awards

Out of thousands of entries, and almost 800 awards given to approximately 50 tri-state (TN, MS, and AR) area schools participating in this year's Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards, Lausanne students were recognized with 66 total awards, including 21 Gold Keys, 21 Silver Keys, 24 Honorable Mentions, and 3 Regional Sponsored Awards this year!    This year once again, Lausanne was one of the top 4 recognized schools in the region, competing against sc... Read More
at Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Madeline Culbreth '19: Senior Profile

A Lynx since Kindergarten, senior Madeline Culbreth ’19 has used her time at Lausanne discovering her passions and embracing the sense of community she feels on campus. Madeline developed a love of science and Spanish at the beginning of high school and has used these subjects as her focus for the IB Diploma Program. She hopes to continue pursuing the two in her academic future. Along with her academics, the full I.B. student plays soccer, runs track and is the Team Captain for Varsit... Read More
at Monday, January 7, 2019

Lady Lynx Use Tough Schedule To Prepare Them For District Play

For the Lady Lynx, playing a tough schedule early has paid off as the season has progressed. The Lady Lynx began the 2019 season with a huge District win as they overpowered the Margolin Hebrew Academy 65-14. The Lady Lynx(2-1 in district play) had 3 players in double figures. Taa'lor Fondren '19  had 15 points in the victory. Elyse Warren '23 also chipped in 15 points and Kayla Pointer '20 added 10 points in the Lausanne win. This past Saturday night, th... Read More
at Monday, January 7, 2019

The IB: Primary Years Programme

At the beginning of the school year, Lausanne became a fully accredited International Baccalaureate World School. Within the IB, is the Primary Years Programme. This article, which is also featured in the fall 2018 Lausanne magazine, gives some background on the PYP and summarizes what our students are learning in the program.   The Primary Years Programme (PYP), designed for students three to 10 years old, is a leading academic system that introduces students to international... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, January 6, 2019

Lausanne Hosts Young Alumni Panel

On Friday, January 4, Lausanne kicked off the year by welcoming back eight alumni who spoke to our Upper School students during Lausanne's annual Young Alumni Panel as part of Young Alumni Day. The graduates, ranging from the classes of 2009-2018, shared about the experiences that led them to choose their colleges, universities, graduate programs, internships and careers. They answered questions about what to expect as they enter college and if they would have done anything differently ... Read More
at Friday, January 4, 2019

CAS Project takes 12 Lynx to Belize

12 Lausanne juniors and seniors took their graduation requirement to complete a CAS Project across international borders to Belize.  Students partnered with Santa Elena Primary Catholic School in San Ignacio, Belize. Students ran winter break camps involving science experiments, theatre design camps, math enrichment programs and sports introduction camps. Students also worked with Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic on graphic design and a new media campaign f... Read More
at Wednesday, January 2, 2019