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Students Learn Impact Of Choices In Week Of Activities

As the second grade continues their current unit of inquiry, Choices, students in the second grade spent the week listening to guest speakers and enjoying outdoor activities.  It was a continuation of their first Primary Years Programme (PYP) unit of inquiry for the year in which students learn how the choices they make impact each other, different resources and the environment. The week included guest speakers Brooke Hoffman, Leslie Schlesinger and Tom Tompkins. Tompkins is an... Read More
at Friday, August 30, 2019

Sophomores Spend Week Volunteering At Local Non-Profits

This week at Lausanne, tenth grade students have been busy as they volunteer at local non-profits in the Memphis area.  Part of The Lausanne Way is to prepare students for college and life in a global environment. As a part of that, sophomores are required to complete a community service internship at a nonprofit in Memphis. This encourages the students to get involved and make a difference in the community they live in. “These internships are beneficial to our students because... Read More
at Thursday, August 29, 2019

Fifth-Graders Test Their Design Skills During STEAM Lab Activity

Lausanne fifth-graders could barely contain their excitement as they watched the device they created successfully spin. Students from the Class of 2027 were spending the afternoon in the Middle School STEAM Lab learning about the design process and collaborating with classmates to solve a problem using just a string and a rod. Each group had to come up with a design-plan and create a contraption using the two items supplied, with the goal of connecting the string and getting it to wrap... Read More
at Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Class Of 2023 Learns Team Building As Part Of Yearly Class Trip

As the newest members of the Upper School, the Class of 2023 have spent the first few weeks navigating their role on campus.   The transition to ninth grade is a unique time. Students begin high school and start their push towards graduation, building a network of peers and mentors is one of the essential building blocks for their success.  Each year, the freshman class participates in a team-building and group-bonding trip as a way for students to get... Read More
at Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Fourth-Graders Host Annual Egg-Drop Challenge

On a warm Friday afternoon, Lausanne fourth-graders gathered at the amphitheater to witness the results of their week of hard work. “The fourth graders like to start their year with a team building activity”, said fourth grade teacher William Starner. During the first week of school, the fourth-graders split into small groups and were challenged to create an object that could hold an egg and prevent it from breaking if it was dropped from a significant height. Students had to... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, August 26, 2019

Lausanne Set To Kick Off 2019 Football Season

The Lausanne Lynx kick off their 2019 season in a place they have not been in a while: under the radar.  After two state championships and four playoff appearances, the Lynx come into this season without three-time Mr. Football winner Eric Gray in the backfield. In his place is Craig Cunningham '22. After playing a backup role in games as a freshman, he will be the primary ball carrier for Lausanne this season.  "We love his skill set and we think he has... Read More
at Friday, August 23, 2019

Second-Graders Take Classroom Outdoors For The Day

Lausanne second-graders had the opportunity to take what they are learning in the classroom outdoors during an afternoon spent at Blue Heron Lake. Students rotated between canoeing with Mrs. Fessler and Mrs. Mcbride, making and enjoying healthy treats with Ms. Robertson, examining worms with Mr. Frassinelli and shooting rockets with Mr. Massey. Their outdoor activities initiated the start of their first Primary Years Programme (PYP) unit of inquiry for the year, Choices , in which... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, August 20, 2019

House Sorting 2019

The doors to EPAC could barely contain the excitement as the members of Monmouth, Lendenwood, Cottingham and Massey cheered for their first event of the year: the house sorting.  Fifth Graders and students new to the Middle School are sorted into one of the four houses at Lausanne at the beginning of their journey through middle school as a way to help build relationships with peers and teachers outside of the classroom. Lausanne was the first school to develop and implement a house... Read More
at Monday, August 19, 2019

Two Alumni Return As Faculty To Lausanne Lower School

If you walk the lower school hallways on a daily basis, you can often feel creative energy coming out of the classrooms. From songs to reading to the excitement that comes with trips to the playground, the Lausanne Lower School is always bustling with enthusiasm and activity.  You might also notice a couple of new but familiar faces as two alumni have come back to campus as members of the lower school faculty.  Rhonda Spight '06  is a Memphis native, a mother... Read More
at Friday, August 16, 2019

Lausanne Teacher Making A Difference Through Her Use Of Sign Language

Special Education is a passion of Dr. Luanne Sailors, Lausanne's Lower School learning specialist for the second through fourth grade. Although she's been teaching for over ten years, when she saw the chance to teach others in a new and unique way, she jumped right in. "Teaching and helping others is my love," Dr. Sailors explained. "Working with students who have diverse learning needs is something I have always enjoyed learning more about. Taking... Read More
at Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Lausanne Teacher Honored With Teacher Of The Year Award

Lausanne Collegiate School is proud to announce that Catherine Hammons has won the Ed Williams Teacher of the Year award.  In conjunction with West Tennessee History Day, the Shelby County History Commission & West Tennessee History Day recognize the Ed Williams Teacher of the Year Award annually.  The late Ed Williams was a Memphian and longtime engineer, legislator and author. The award will be presented by the county mayor at a dinner hosted by the Shelby County... Read More
at Thursday, August 8, 2019

Archives Reflect On First Trimester History At Lausanne

We have exciting things happening at Lausanne as we kick off the school year, including two new collections featured in the Lausanne archives. If you are feeling nostalgic, stop by the displays around campus to reflect on some of the campus traditions that have taken place in the first trimester of school over the years.  In the library, you can view the tradition of Freshmen Initiation/Senior Appreciation along with pictures of what it is like on the first... Read More
at Wednesday, August 7, 2019