Lausanne News - March 2019
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Second-graders Showcase Talents During Assembly

Lausanne Lower School students and family members gathered in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC) to watch the Class of 2029 take the stage as they hosted the second grade assembly. The second-graders entertained the audience by presenting their diverse talents ranging from magic tricks to gymnastics moves to piano performances.   The assembly was a part of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) unit, How We Express Ourselves, that students have been learning in their classrooms. The un... Read More
at Thursday, March 28, 2019

History Comes Alive For IB Class In Trip To Arkansas

Earlier this month, the junior IB History class took a trip to Little Rock, AR to visit Central High.  The school became the center of the debate on school desegregation in the United States when nine black students enrolled for the 1957-58 school year. After the important Brown v Board of Education decision in 1954, which overturned the premise of 'separate but equal', schools across the country were called to desegregate, a move that was deeply unpopular with many white Americ... Read More
at Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Lausanne Middle School Band Hits All The Right Notes At Competition

The Lausanne Collegiate School Middle School Band took a trip to Atlanta over the weekend for competition and came back with top place awards and a trophy. The band participated in the Worldstrides Heritage Adjudication Festival in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, March 23. The ensemble returned with three top placed awards. The received a silver award for their score rank as well as scoring first place within the middle school division. They also won the First Place Outstanding Award wit... Read More
at Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Senior Profile: Jai Sharma '19

Jai Sharma '19 has always been passionate about politics, and Lausanne's Model United Nations club gave him the opportunity to pursue his interests while expanding his knowledge of the topic.  “Model UN has opened me up to international relations and the complexities that are required when drafting global solutions,” said Jai. "I began to understand the various ways to tackle an issue from a policy perspective, as any small change can affect a larger population ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, March 25, 2019

The Middle Years Programme in the 7th Grade

Scented candles, glittery slime and headphone organizers lined the table as eager seventh-graders waited for shoppers to enter the Farmer’s Market. The class of 2023 spent the school year planning and creating products to sell, and the Farmer’s Market was the final event in an effort to raise money for a local charity.  With a grant from Real World Scholars, a non-profit based out of San Diego, students were given the opportunity to step into the roles of entrepreneur and p... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, March 24, 2019

Two Lausanne Artists Win National Scholastic Art Gold Medals

Lausanne Upper School Visual Art Students were recognized by the Scholastic Art Awards at the national level by receiving two national Gold Medals.   Hannah Siegler won a national gold medal in the ceramics and glass category for "Chime In The Wind" and Chad Partee won a national gold medal in digital art for  "Nature Fox’ - De’aaron Fox." National Scholastic Art Award winners will be formally recognized in New York City on June 5-7, 2019, with rece... Read More
at Saturday, March 23, 2019

¡Leamos! Upper School Students Bring Storytelling To Lower School

Tuesday and Wednesday of this week Spanish II HL students made the trip across campus to read children's books in Spanish, written by them, to first-grade students.  For the last seven years. Instructor of Spanish and Department of World Languages Chair Chary Jara has been working with first-grade Spanish teacher Flavia Dunmyer on this inter-departmental project. "I have always had my students write children's book when I teach the topics of childhood, cultural traditions ... Read More
at Friday, March 22, 2019

LCS Innovations To Participate At Business Fair

This Saturday, Lausanne's 7th-grade business LCS Innovations will be participating in the Children's Business Fair in Collierville.  The business fair features over 70 kids from 17 schools to create a marketplace that is completely kid created.  Three students will be selling our products and competing against other businesses for cash prizes.   "We would like to let the Lausanne community know about our presence and invite them to come join us and support our b... Read More
at Thursday, March 21, 2019

Second Grade Takes To Lausanne Stage For Lesson In Self-Expression

As part of their unit entitled self-expression, Lausanne second graders took to the stage in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC) for some time of acting and dancing.  Their unit spirals around the idea that self-expression reflects beliefs, cultures and values. As part of the unit, they are focusing on being better communicators, more open-minded and being risk takers.  As part of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), guest speakers make up a significant component.  "I... Read More
at Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Academic Honor Societies Induction 2019

Monday morning, a ceremony was held for student inductions into Honor Societies at Lausanne. Congratulations to all of the new members of the Spanish Honor Society, French Honor Society, National Chinese Honor Society, Quill and Scroll, National Art Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Rho Kappa Society, Science National Honor Society, Sigma Society and Modern Music Masters Society. National Spanish Honor Society La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is an honor so... Read More
at Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Lausanne Soccer Kicks Off Season With Tournament Championship

Coming off a second straight state championship, the Lausanne soccer team kicked off their 2019 campaign where they left off last season by bringing home a championship.  After dropping the opening match of the Smoky Mountain Cup to George-Mason by a score of 2-1, the Lynx defeated Father Ryan 2-1 and Fairview 2-0 to win the Clingman's Dome Division of the Smoky Mountain Cup. This was the third straight Smoky Mountain Cup championship for the Lynx. This year, the Lynx played in the... Read More
at Monday, March 18, 2019

Senior Profile: Ruhi Natarajan '19

Ruhi Natarajan ‘19 has attended Lausanne since junior-kindergarten and she credits her academic success to her family, friends and teachers.   “My family has taught me that hard work is the key to success and to forge my own path while remaining loyal to my roots,” Ruhi said. “My teachers have taught me to learn holistically and always seek more perspectives, as they have made me a well-rounded student and my friends have taught me how to love and care for others... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, March 18, 2019

The Middle Years Programme in the 6th Grade

Beautiful handmade butterflies hung from Ms. Maria Pirani’s classroom ceiling. A closer look at the details revealed a glimpse of a tragic time in history. For a sixth grader, it can be hard to grasp the gravity of the Holocaust, but through the butterfly project, students have the opportunity to engage with written works from children their age who lived through this devastating time period. Maria Pirani, a sixth grade English teacher at Lausanne, introduced the project to her classr... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, March 17, 2019

Lower School Counselor Gains National Certification

Lausanne's lower school counselor, Angie Valadie, recently achieved her certification as a National Certified Counselor.  The National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates (NBCC) is the premier credentialing body for counselors, ensuring that counselors who become board certified have achieved the highest standard of practice through education, examination, supervision, experience, and ethical guidelines. Established as a not-for-profit, independent certificatio... Read More
at Saturday, March 16, 2019

Sophomores Showcase Personal Projects

Lausanne upper school sophomores displayed their hard work in the Lausanne Dining Hall last week as they showcased their Middle Years Programme (MYP) personal projects.  Students worked on their MYP Personal Project all year. The projects are the capstone piece of their MYP education, similar to how the capstone of the Diploma Program (DP) is the Extended Essay.   Students chose their projects based on their own personal interests and/or the skills that they wanted to work on... Read More
at Friday, March 15, 2019

Lausanne Student Receives Award For Best Paper At Regional Conference

Lausanne's Model UN Club attended VOLMUN, a Model United Nations conference held annually at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. One of the Lynx delegates, Ayaka Kimura '21, received an award for best position paper in the entire conference. A relatively new club member, Kimura did a paper on her two position papers for her CSTD committee as a delegate of India. "Ayaka bringing home this kind of recognition is noteworthy considering a dozen schools and 150+ students... Read More
at Thursday, March 14, 2019