Lausanne News - October 2019
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Lausanne Brother & Sister Honored With Keeper Of The Dream Awards By National Civil Rights Museum

A brother and sister team from Lausanne were honored on Wednesday with the 2019 Keeper Of The Dream award, presented by the National Civil Rights Museum yearly to students who are making a positive and meaningful impact in the community. Risha Manga '23 and Krishnav Manga '24 co-founded 901 PLEDGE, an effort for kids by kids to engage and give back to local and global communities. 901 PLEDGE arose from Risha’s and Krishnav’s individual passions. Risha turne... Read More
at Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Lausanne Cheer Wins Regional Championship & Secures Third Straight Bid To Nationals

In just three years of competition, the Lausanne Lynx cheerleading squad is doing something special. On October 26, they became regional champions in the small varsity game day non-tumbling division at the Mid-South Regionals.  In 2017, the Lausanne cheerleading squad took to the mat in their first-ever cheerleading competition. Their third-place finish in the Game Day division gave them their first bid to nationals.  In 2018, they improved on the previous year by finishing second... Read More
at Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Lausanne Cross Country Looks To Bright Future As Girls Punch Ticket To State

For the first time since 2012, the Lausanne girls cross country team is headed to the state tournament.  "The region that was highly competitive this year," coach Jack Gallop '14 said. "The last time a Lausanne cross country girls team went to state was in 2012, so major props to easily one of the best girls XC teams Lausanne has ever had." The Lausanne boys cross country team fought hard in a competitive region but ended their season with a fifth-place finish.&... Read More
at Friday, October 25, 2019

When A Mindful Moment Becomes So Much More: As Told by Lauren Stallings

At the beginning of each middle school class, we practice mindfulness by closing our eyes and focusing on our breathing. We breathe in for five counts, hold our breath at the top for one count and then exhale for seven counts.  Today, I began by counting in Spanish for the first time and then switched to French for our second breathing sequence. When I was finished, without my prompting, one of the girls quietly began counting for us in Mandarin. Which inspired a second girl to count in... Read More
at Thursday, October 24, 2019

Scholastic Book Fair Is Back At Lausanne

Calling all reading lovers! Stop by EPAC this week for the annual Scholastic Book Fair, offering a wide selection of books, posters, school supplies and more. Students can make in-store purchases, pre-order unreleased books and create a booklist to reference if they want to come back at a different time during the week. The book fair also gives students the opportunity to share their love for reading with classmates by purchasing a book from their teacher’s classroom wish-list. The e... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Lausanne Soccer Picks Up Honors As They Head Into State Tournament Play

The Lausanne varsity soccer team ended their post season tournament play Tuesday evening at home against Battle Ground Academy (BGA) in the first round of the state tournament, falling 6-0.  The loss closed a Lausanne Lady Lynx season that garnered the team a lot of recognition.  Taylor Rhodes '21, Jordan Timmons '21 and Analise Murphy '22 were all honored by being added to the West District Team.  Rhodes and Simi Faleye '22 were also sele... Read More
at Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Middle School Students Study Earthquake Engineering As Part Of Class Exercise

Many areas of the globe are prone to earthquakes. Here in the Mid-South region, we sit on something known as the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The 150-mile long seismic zone extends into five states and includes West Tennessee. Sixth grade Lausanne students are studying tectonic plates and the Earth’s layers and composition in Science class. As part of that study, they have also been in STEAM researching structure design, specific types of braces and joints that are more resistant... Read More
at Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lausanne Students Explore Communities With Trip Around Memphis

To support their current unit of inquiry, Where We Are in Place and Time, the SK classes went on an “Around the Town” field trip. The students are learning about different types of communities (urban, suburban and rural).  As a part of that, they recently took their class outdoors to the Mielenz Farm, the family farm of Lausanne students Zoe '27 and Alder '25. While there, they were shown the characteristics of a rural community. "There weren’t any neigh... Read More
at Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Students Honored With Duke TIP Recognition

The Duke TIP Program is a non-profit organization that aids gifted students assess the extent of their academic abilities with above-grade-level testing, recognizes them for their achievements, and provides them with a variety of enrichment benefits as well as accelerated face-to-face and online educational programs. Students qualify for the 7th Grade Talent Search by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on the ERB subtests. Students who were awarded Duke ... Read More
at Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Middle & Upper School Students Work Together On Lausanne Garden

The Creativity, Activity and Service Program (CAS) at Lausanne is a part of the IB Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum. The DP framework capitalizes on the inquiry-based, holistic classroom skills learned and applied in Lower and Middle School. This gives students the opportunity to focus on discipline-specific curricula that are enriched by interdisciplinary collaboration. Through CAS, students practice and reflect on their interests and their potential contributions to the... Read More
at Friday, October 4, 2019

Lord Of The Flies Comes To The EPAC Stage This Week

After many weeks of rehearsals, the curtain rises on Lord Of The Flies, the Lausanne Upper School Theatre fall play for 2019.  Lord of the Flies, from the William Golding novel, traces the disintegration of the civilized individual into the savage.  "While the novel deals only with British schoolboys, we have chosen to cross-gender the story in order to add more texture and complication into ... Read More
at Thursday, October 3, 2019

Former NASA flight controller Speaks to Upper Schoolers About His Work With Apollo Missions

Between exploring intellectual topics that prompt curiosity and the lively discussions that usually follow, there is never a dull moment in Ms. Brown's Theory of Knowledge (TOK) class. As a part of the IB Diploma Programme, Upper School students in TOK  have the opportunity to reflect on the nature of knowledge and how we know what we claim to know.  "In this class we explore several scenarios, demonstrations and activities that provide students insight involving their as... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Faculty and Students Help Junior Kindergartners Learn About The Lausanne Community

Lausanne Junior Kindergartners have had an exciting few weeks, full of community-building experiences. Their current unit of inquiry, “Who We Are”, has given JK students the opportunity to explore the Lausanne while gaining knowledge from their peers and a wide range of faculty and staff. During one of their most recent outings around campus, the Lower Schoolers spent the day with members from the athletics community.  At the amphitheater, the Little Lynx Cheerleaders ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, October 1, 2019