Lausanne News - September 2019
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Fall Brings College Visits to Lausanne's Campus

To help Lausanne Upper Schoolers prepare for the future, our college advisors diligently work to create opportunities for students to learn about and connect with a variety of colleges and universities across the globe. More than 80 colleges have visited Lausanne’s campus over the last two weeks to meet our students and share information about their school. To accommodate the large number of visitors, Upper Schoolers had the opportunity to attend two college fairs along with a variety ... Read More
at Friday, September 27, 2019

Middle School Students Kick Off Yearlong Project In Trashroom

Creating a joyful and challenging learning process is a part of the Lausanne Way and something Lausanne teachers do every day. Fun and innovative ways of teaching can also be found throughout the campus on a daily basis. A few weeks ago as fifth-graders returned from common time to a surprise Real World Scholars (RWS) kick-off experience in Dr. Robin Trusty's classroom.  While they were gone, teachers filled the room completely with trash. It hung from the ceiling and covered ... Read More
at Wednesday, September 25, 2019

ColorBricks Manufactured As Part Of Week Long Eighth Grade Exercise

Last week, Dwight Spain's eighth-grade learned about the production of goods. Through this experience, students studied creating products individually as well as assembly line production to see the benefits of both. Afterward, they headed up to the Makerspace area to put what they learned into action in a collaboration with Kim Bullard.  On Tuesday, students individually created a product called "ColorBricks." The bricks, made from two brown bags stuffed with recycle... Read More
at Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Sixth-Graders Inspired To Spread Kindness

A group of sixth-graders proudly grinned as Ms. Pirani walked around the STEAM Lab snapping pictures of her students as they held up their finished project. Their creations varied from water bottle to canvas bags to sweatshirts, and each one was marked with a self-designed symbol and a quote about kindness. Over the summer, Ms. Pirani’s class read the book “Wonder” as a part of their personal precepts project. The book is filled with words to live by that encourage kindnes... Read More
at Friday, September 13, 2019

Junior-Kindergartners Interview Friendly Faces From The Lausanne Community

Headmaster McCathie smiled as a group of Junior Kindergartners plopped down on the couch in front of him and began asking him interview questions. “Do you live here,” one of the students asked as his eyes explored the office around him. “No, but I am up here almost every day,” said Headmaster McCathie with a chuckle. As a part of the PYP unit of inquiry, Who We Are, the junior kindergartners are learning that everyone is a part of a community and interviewing Headma... Read More
at Thursday, September 12, 2019

National Merit Semifinalists Announced

Four Lausanne seniors have been honored with being named semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship competition. We would like to congratulate Peter Calkins ‘20, Agnes Kovesdy ‘20, Jacqueline Lee ’20 and Vilanna Wang ‘20, for being among the 16,000 names announced today as semifinalists in the competition. Students, who must be US citizens to be eligible, enter the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifyin... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Sixth Grade Tackles Tough Subject Of Human Rights In Unique Way

Each group stepped to the front of the class and acted out, without words, a basic human right that was either being put into practice or being violated.  The first Unit of Inquiry for the 6th Grade Individuals and Societies class is Human Rights in a Global Society. As part of that, students have been comparing and contrasting the United States Constitution and the United Declaration of Human Rights Agreement. "We have been reading about different circumstances when bas... Read More
at Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Learning to Express Emotions Through Theater

Helping students understand their emotions and feel comfortable expressing them is important to developing caring and empathetic adults. As Lausanne Collegiate School's Lower School Conservatory took to the stage for a production of Annie, students learned how to express themselves as they built the self-confidence to take center stage. Read More

Lausanne Senior Spends Week With Communications Department

As a senior at Lausanne Collegiate School, students are given the opportunity to have one week off from school to do an internship in a field that they are interested in. Sometimes that internship even involves working with one of the on-campus departments.  Knowing that he wanted to intern in the field of journalism, Phillip Kulubya '20 went to Charlotte Albertson, Lausanne’s director of Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs, so she could help him find the right spot. After a... Read More
at Thursday, September 5, 2019

Juniors Experience College Life During Class Trip

Choosing which college to attend is an exciting experience for high school students, but with so many options around the globe, it can be stressful deciding which one is the right fit. To help students at Lausanne prepare for that decision, our juniors spend a week visiting colleges and universities across the country to expose them to the application process and collegiate atmosphere. Lausanne chooses regions that offer a comprehensive blend of public vs. private, smaller vs. large, surbur... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, September 4, 2019

JK Uses Photo Hunt To Learn Way Around Campus

Introducing others to the amazing atmosphere at Lausanne is something that comes easy once you have set foot on campus.   “The Lausanne community is the best," JK teacher Carrie Miller said.   Lausanne's Junior Kindergarten (JK) teachers recently introduced our youngest and most energetic students to the different parts of our school as well as our friendly staff. Teachers, Ms. Morrison, Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Roberson took the students on a photo hunt that would docu... Read More
at Tuesday, September 3, 2019