Lausanne News - July 2019
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Lausanne Learning: Teach Tech 2019

Teach Tech 2019, formerly LLI Memphis, took place this year at University of Memphis on July 25-26 and the 16th year of the Lausanne Learning annual summer conference was a huge success! Educators from across the Mid-South came together to learn and share resources and ideas they can immediately use in their schools.  Workshops focused on a variety of technology in teaching topics like AR/VR, project planning, starting and maintaining a robotics program, using technology for differenti... Read More
at Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Camp Offering Highlights Lynx In Action

Forging meaningful relationships and building character through service to others. It is not only two of the tenets of the Lausanne way, but it is also part of the DNA that makes up a Lausanne Lynx.  As we close out Summers @ Lausanne and prepare for the upcoming school year, a camp offering emphasizes those characteristics.  The Week of July 29-August 2, the Lynx In Action camp will give campers the opportunity to show the difference they can make in the Lausanne community. &quo... Read More
at Monday, July 22, 2019

Upper School Students Study Use Of Propaganda Videos

As part of a study on how commercial and political advertisements employ the rhetorical triangle in their efforts to persuade an audience, ninth-grade students in Heather Clagett's upper school English class produced propaganda videos last Spring.   In the movie 1984, "the Party" effectively markets Big Brother through videos (such as the “Two Minutes Hate”) that both praise Big Brother and demonize his enemies. In order to demonstrate an understanding of how ... Read More
at Monday, July 22, 2019

Rising Senior Pursues His Passion For Technology Through VR Society At Lausanne

When Ben Brandon ‘20 started his academic journey at Lausanne in ninth grade, Headmaster Stuart McCathie held a meeting to learn about Ben’s interests and goals, a ritual done with each new student at Lausanne. During the meeting, Ben discussed his interest in technology and getting involved with one of the programs Lausanne offers for its students. Mr. McCathie decided to encourage Ben to join the VR Society, a student-run after school program that allows students to create... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, July 15, 2019

Don't Throw Away Your Shot To Be A Part Of The Hamilton Master Class

Join Lausanne's Broadway Connection Master Class Series on Friday, July 12th for the one-time opportunity to study with performers from Broadway's hit show Hamilton! Attendees of this exclusive workshop will learn music and choreography Hamilton before a Q&A session.  Students will also get invaluable performance tips and audition advice before finishing off the day with an autograph and picture session.  Come prepared to sing and dance on Friday, July 12 from 10:00 - ... Read More
at Monday, July 8, 2019

Middle School Students Compete In National History Bee

Last month, Lausanne middle school students competed in the IAC National History Bee competition in Chicago.  International Academic Competitions is a consortium of competitions for primary and secondary students operating in over 25 countries around the world. IAC’s mission is to reward academic excellence by bringing innovative, stimulating, fair, and relevant competition opportunities to students around the world.  "Academic competitions have a unique role to play in... Read More
at Monday, July 1, 2019