Lausanne News - April 2019
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Senior Profile: Isaac Weiss '19

With the help of Lausanne, Isaac Weiss ‘19 found his passion and created a path to prepare himself for the future.     “When I began my senior year I did not know exactly what I wanted to do in college,” said Isaac.  “But when I completed my senior internship with the Memphis Grizzlies marketing and communications departments, I knew I had found what I wanted to study and hopefully do one day.”   This fall Isaac will be attending the Univers... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, April 29, 2019

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in 11th Grade

When Lausanne students reach their junior year, the Diploma Programme (DP) presents an opportunity for students to expand their learning horizon and prepare themselves for college.   As a part of the DP, students take six classes and participate in three extra components that offer a challenging, but beneficial academic experience:   The Theory of Knowledge, a seminar-type course, where students explore the way a human bei... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, April 28, 2019

Lausanne Artists Showcase Talents In Mystery Model Workshop

For Lausanne students in the art program, being exposed to a wide variety of cultural art styles helps them discover how to express themselves as individuals. Every year in the Michelangelo Project-Atelier, the artists engage in a three-week portrait workshop. This is a unique opportunity at the high school and middle-school level, as the workshop is similar to those more typically presented to adult-aged professional artists.  The first two weeks include lectures, presentations and dr... Read More
at Thursday, April 25, 2019

Senior Awards for the Class of 2019

Our Senior Awards recipients represent the top student in each class or subject, and are chosen by their instructor based on their performance throughout their senior year.  This year's seniors are: Excellence in Design Chad Partee Yearbook Design - Excellence as Design Director (cert.) Excellence in Design Derrion Greenlee Theatre Production Excellence in Design Elana Scharff  Yearbook Design - Excellence as Ad Manager&nbs... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Senior Profile: Sammi Weiss '19

Sammi Weiss ‘19 has always been passionate about the world around her and through Lausanne’s global minded learning environment and her involvement with Model United Nations she feels prepared for her future, starting with college and eventually taking on global issues.   “One of my favorite activities I’ve participated in at Lausanne is Model UN,” said Sammi.  “I love that it gives me the opportunity to learn about issues that the world faces a... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, April 22, 2019

The Middle Years Programme in 10th Grade

It’s not often someone considers the mathematical probability of the existence of extraterrestrial life. But with the IB curriculum at Lausanne, questions stream from the minds of our students. IB learners strive to be inquirers, figuring out new ways to ask questions and find elusive solutions.   In the final year of the MYP, sophomores are required to complete a capstone personal project that al... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, April 21, 2019

Lynx take top spot at History Day Contest

Lausanne students took part in the National History Day Contest last weekend and came away winning first place! They will now advance to the National Competition in Maryland June 9 through June 12. Congratulations to Malaika Kumar '23, Hayley McManic '23, Risha Manga '23, Dany Hamze '23, and Nikhita Srinivas '23 for their winning group performance.  The upper school group performance by Ali Devji '21, Isabel Kagoo '21, Dalia Chemaitilly &... Read More
at Saturday, April 20, 2019

First Graders Hold Food Truck Fair In Alumni Dining Hall

The Lausanne Dining Hall is known for providing students, faculty and parents with amazing meals on a daily basis. On Thursday, it was home to about a dozen food trucks. But these weren't your regular food trucks. Something made these special.   Lausanne first graders set up a Marketplace and Food Truck Festival in the alumni dining area to go along with what they had been learning. In the classroom, they had been studying how the system of economic exchange impacts communities. F... Read More
at Friday, April 19, 2019

Science Teacher Creates Joyful And Challenging Learning For Students

Cheers and laughter erupted from a group of fourth-graders, as they watched their science lab creation. “It’s working,” exclaimed a student as she high-fived a member on her team.    Dr. Frassinelli, the Lower School science teacher, loves creating an educational experience for students filled with unique labs and experiments that challenge students to become inquirers who use their critical thinking skills while having fun and enjoying what they are learning. &n... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, April 18, 2019

Fifth-Graders Participate In Job Interviews

Headmaster McCathie smiled as a fifth-grader entered the room and introduced himself.  In this moment, the middle schooler was no longer the Lausanne student that McCathie had known since Pre-Kindergarten, but instead a business professional seeking an employment opportunity.  “It’s very nice to meet you, let’s begin your job interview,” said Headmaster McCathie. It’s not very often a fifth-grader has the opportunity to interview for a... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Lausanne Upper Schoolers Become Government Roles At State Capital

Twelve Lausanne Upper School students had the opportunity to take their knowledge of the governmental process from the classroom straight to the capital building this past weekend during the 66th Annual Tennessee YMCA Youth in Government Conference in Nashville. Our Lynx joined approximately 750 other high schoolers from Tennessee for the volunteer conference, in which students had the opportunity to simulate the entire state level governmental process. Lausanne participants served as House ... Read More
at Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Senior Profile: Andrew Tian '19

Each year Lausanne celebrates International Week, a tradition Andrew Tian ‘19 uses to gain a global minded experience and to engage with different cultures from both students and teachers.     “International Week is an opportunity for us to celebrate our cultural differences that set Lausanne apart from other schools,” said Andrew.  “I love to try the different homemade foods people bring and do trivia about cultures from around the world.” &nb... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, April 15, 2019

The Middle years Programme in Ninth Grade

Through Lausanne’s commitment to give its students a global perspective, our 9th graders were given the task of interviewing immigrants who migrated to America and creating a video to highlight the experience.  By completing the oral history project, the class of 2021 had the opportunity to help preserve people’s memories for future generations and to discover stories that they might not have known heard. ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, April 14, 2019

Cum Laude Inductees 2019

Congratulations to the 10 juniors and seniors inducted into the Lausanne chapter of the Cum Laude Society.  To be considered for Lausanne's chapter: The student must be in the top 10% of the junior class or the top 20% of the senior class in terms of academic excellence. This will be determined by ranking students according to their cumulative grade point average (GPA) and assessing standardized test scores. Their GPA must be 4.0 or higher. Students must have a history of taking... Read More
at Saturday, April 13, 2019

SK Takes Trip To Memphis Botanic Garden

Senior Kindergarten (SK) took a trip to the Memphis Botanic Garden to explore, hike and learn about sharing the planet. The field trip went along with the Primary Years Programme (PYP) unit, Sharing the Planet, the students are currently working on.  "The central idea of the unit is living and nonliving things go through change," senior kindergarten teacher Cristy Buziak said. "Students learn that animals can be classified into groups, living things have wants and n... Read More
at Friday, April 12, 2019

Art from "Emerging and Expanding Visions"

We celebrated artwork by US and MS students in IB Visual Arts 2 and the Michelangelo Project-Atelier with a reception, where the artists explained their artwork to an adoring public. If you'd like to see some of the amazing pieces, their work is currently on view in Blackmon Gallery through April 24. This is a culminating event for many of these students, with 150 pieces of art on display from over 60 different artists. This highly decorated group was awarded 36 Scholastic Art ... Read More
at Wednesday, April 10, 2019