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Ancient Civilization Leaders Square Off In March Madness Bracket

March Madness is upon us. Soon, sports fans everywhere will be filling out their brackets to prepare for the NCAA tournament. In the fifth and sixth grade hallway, a different kind of matchup is already taking place. An “Ancient Civilizations Leaders” bracket has been up since last week to commemorate March Madness. After revealing the overall vote vote-getter to students on Wednesday through Friday, The overall champion, Alexander the Great, was crowned on Friday. He edged out... Read More
at Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Memphis Storyteller Visits Lausanne SK Students

Senior Kindergarten(SK) students had the opportunity to hear stories from a long-time Memphis storyteller. The SK classes met in the library with local storyteller Lynnie Mirvis. Students used their imaginations to journey with Ms. Mirvis and her puppet companion as they explored books. The students are currently studying "How We Express Ourselves" as part of their unit of inquiry. The central idea of the unit is that there are many ways to tell a story. Mirvis was featured... Read More
at Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Senior Profile: Jason Reed '19

Jason Reed ‘19 has experienced numerous school traditions over the years since beginning his journey at the school in Pre-kindergarten, but his favorite will always be the tapping of the seal. “The first time you tap the seal of Lausanne is in freshman year when you enter high school and you have to wait all four years to touch it again the day you graduate.” said Jason. “The suspense and patience required for this tradition is representative of the patience one ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, March 11, 2019

The Middle years Programme in the 5th Grade

“Breathe in for five seconds, hold for one second, exhale for seven seconds.” Lausanne fifth-graders sat with their eyes closed, as Kelly Douglas, fifth grade English teacher, repeated the instructions again. This meditating technique is part of the “Mindful Moment”, typically lasting from 30 seconds to two minutes, and it is how each teacher in Middle School starts every class period. During the school year, long days and full schedules can seem overwhelming at time... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, March 10, 2019

Lausanne Students Recognized At History Day Competition

Congratulations are in order to several Lausanne students who competed in the National History Day West Tennessee District Competition on Saturday, February 23 at the University of Memphis. Several Lynx competitors progressed to the state level competition at the Capitol Building in Nashville on Saturday, April 13 and are also invited to the Shelby County Historical Society Awards Banquet in August. National History Day is an annual competition that encourages students to compete in a ... Read More
at Saturday, March 9, 2019

Lady Lynx Lacrosse Off To Great Start

The Lausanne Varsity Girls Lacrosse team displayed their strength and versatility Monday night in a win against White Station High School. Even as temperatures dropped below 30 during the game, the Lady Lynx never lost focus and finished with a 13-3 victory over the Spartans. Morgan Smith ’19 powered through scoring five goals, while Madeline Culbreth ’19, Nadia Elroz ’19, Zoe Hamblen ’20, Orli Katz ’20 and Kayla Hope ’20 also made their way past the ... Read More
at Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Upper School Students Host Dance Convention

In honor of Black History Month, Ms. Stallings’ Upper School Dance 1 class spent February learning about black dance in America. Students utilized class periods to dig deep into where the dances originated, who created the dances and why it matters. “We began by studying traditional West African dance and its early, extremely complicated history in this country. For example, how Africans taken from their country were forced to perform their native dances for their captors on slav... Read More
at Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Claire Kvande '19: Senior Profile

Being a student at Lausanne for Claire Kvande '19, means feeling comfortable with the environment and appreciative of traditions.  “I feel at home at Lausanne,” said Claire. “I love the community, from my teachers to my friends, and that it manages to simultaneously challenge and support me.” From the senior night ceremonies to the volleyball send-off and many other senior recognitions that Claire has had the privilege to participate in, she has felt inspire... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, March 4, 2019

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme

“MYP learners engage with larger ideas rather than memorizing facts for an exam, so students can develop learning skills that can be utilized to promote independence throughout their life,” said Greg Graber, head of Middle School. “We want our students to be able retain what they are learning and in the future be able to use the skills taught in our classrooms with confidence. The MYP provides this for our students.” The MYP offers a broad range of understanding throu... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, March 3, 2019

Lausanne Hosts International Week

Each year in February, an International Week is held to gives students the opportunity to participate in cultural learning experiences, food tastings and fun-filled activities that reflect the diverse and globally minded atmosphere at Lausanne. “Students are encouraged to get involved in one or more of the activities that remind us of how diverse we are and how much the world has to offer,” said Upper School Spanish teacher Chary Jara. “That way we can celebrate o... Read More
at Friday, March 1, 2019