Lausanne News - November 2019
Enter your search term and press enter. Press Esc or X to close.


Juniors Volunteer at FedEx Family House

A group of Lausanne students are volunteering at the FedEx Family House as part of their service hours for their CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) project.  Juniors, Ayaka and Yuka Kimura '21, Shreya Palakurthi '21 , and Brinnan Lawson '21 Upper School French and Spanish Instructor and Sophomore Advisor Eric Becker are baking for families currently residing at the house.t the FedEx Family House, an extension of LeBonheur Hospital. The juniors are volunteerin... Read More
at Friday, November 29, 2019

Lausanne Hosts Annual Grandparent's Day

To kick-off Thanksgiving break, grandparents and families were invited to Lausanne for the annual Grandparent's Day with family and friends celebration.  The annual event is a favorite among students across grade levels because they get to connect and share their daily learning experience at Lausanne with loved ones.  Families had the opportunity to meet faculty and staff, visit classrooms, learn about current projects and curriculum and watch student-led performances.  ... Read More
at Tuesday, November 26, 2019

First-graders Learn Multiple Lessons Through Bread Baking

"I like that we are all cooking together," Zaria Jackson '31 said as she finished her turn stirring a pumpkin bread mixture and passed it to her classmate.  Students across first grade spent their morning baking pumpkin and cranberry bread as a part of their math unit on measurement and current PYP unit of inquiry, How We Express Ourselves.  "Students created items that relate to Thanksgiving," First-grade teacher Christina Mewborn said. "We learned th... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, November 25, 2019

Senior Kindergartners Celebrate New Accomplishments and International Thanksgiving

Our Senior Kindergarteners had an exciting day celebrating with the Lausanne community.  The students kicked off their celebrations with the SK Writers' Parade, an annual tradition and senior kindergarten favorite that signifies the completion of their first written work.  Students across Lower School gathered outside their classrooms to greet the senior kindergartners with high-fives and cheers as they proudly walked through the halls holding their stories and chanting "... Read More
at Friday, November 22, 2019

Lower School Students Conduct Tasty Science Experiment

The lower schoolers could barely sit still as they excitedly watched Dr. Frassinnelli move around the room, lighting the burners under beakers filled with popcorn kernels and oil. Dr. Frassinelli's class was participating in day two of the "Popcorn Percentages" science experiment, in which students test whether Orville Redenbacher or Kroger brand popcorn yields the greater number of popped kernels. Each team starts with fifty seeds and alternates between brands over two days w... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, November 21, 2019

Students In Newspaper Club Share Inside Scoop On Beloved Teacher

This "Teacher Feature" was shared by students in the LynxLink Newspaper Club. Click here to view the original story and to see more of their articles.  The interview was done by Minaal Khan '20 and the article was organized for the Lynx Link student newspaper by Zoe Hamblen '20. Mr. Wilson, one of the two 12th Grade English teachers, has lots more to share than just literary analysis! In this article, the LYNXLINK went on a mission to discover all the interes... Read More
at Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Lausanne Community Invited To Middle School Art Show

Students from Mrs. Floyd's class have been eagerly preparing to showcase their artistic talents through the Middle School Art Show. The art gallery will offer paintings inspired by famous artwork and sculptures depicting different insects and amphibians. "Students in sixth grade were to select a famous artwork past or present and incorporate the Blue Dog within the original painting," Middle School art teacher Geri Floyd said. "Fifth and eighth-graders selected an insect,... Read More
at Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Lausanne Gymnastics Team Wins Multiple Awards At 2019 Turkey Tumble

The Lausanne Gymnastics Club tumbled their way around campus Saturday during the 2019 Turkey Tumble Meet. The event was held in Lausanne's Main Gym and consisted of more than 100 competitors from Tennessee and Illinois, with gymnasts ranging from Level one to Level 10 and gymnasts from the Excel Bronze, Silver and Gold divisions.  Seventeen Lausanne students competed in the meet, resulting in multiple awards and new records for the Lynx gymnastics team. Za... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Saturday, November 16, 2019

Sixth-Graders Learn About Staying Safe During a Natural Disaster

Sixth-graders from Ms. Vanzant's science class have been busily studying the Earth's Composition through research and various interactive activities.  The students began by investigating the layers of Earth, the Pangea Theory, the Continental Drift theory and the Theory of Plate Tectonics.  "After building our background knowledge, we began to explore specific movements and transforming boundaries," sixth-grade science teacher Brandi Vanzant said. "We learne... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, November 15, 2019

Fourth-Graders Learn About Immigration From Lausanne Family Members

Lausanne Fourth-graders are currently learning about the causes and effects of immigration as a part of their PYP unit of inquiry. To help gain a better understanding of the topic, Lausanne families were invited to share their immigration experiences.  In the library, students attentively listened while family members spoke about the different paths they took or their ancestors took to arrive in the United States.  As students listened to the visitors talk about their different ba... Read More
at Thursday, November 14, 2019

World Kindness Day at Lausanne

As students walked through the double doors of the Middle School hallway to start their day, they were welcomed with a gesture that left them smiling. Attached to the doors were sticky notes that offered kind reminders like,  "You are the person you want to be" and "Love yourself – be yourself." For World Kindness Day, Middle School students wrote encouraging messages on post-it notes and placed them throughout the hallways. “Anyone can post some kindne... Read More
at Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Middle & Lower School Students Collaborate Over Snacks

What's better than snacking alone? Snacking with a friend, of course. Lausanne Middle School students saw an opportunity to cross collaborate with the students in the Lower School utilizing something that they do every day. The Middle School Snack Shack is a place all middle school students know about. For snack time, students can bring their own snacks or buy one from the snack shack every day from 7:45-8:25 a.m. Items sell from 50 cents to a dollar with proceeds going back into purchas... Read More
at Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Lausanne Students Honor Veterans During Annual Ceremony

Lausanne students and veterans filled the seats of the Elder Performing Arts Center this afternoon as we celebrated the annual “We Remember” Veterans Day Presentation. The ceremony, honoring our veterans, began with the song "In Flanders Field" performed by the Upper School Chorus and followed with an opening statement from Social Studies Department Chair Dr. Rebecca Hodges.  Lausanne’s SGA President, Audrey Chatfield '20, took to the stage to welcome th... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, November 11, 2019

Empowered to Animate

We entered the front of a nondescript warehouse in Burbank, California and stood there blinking as our eyes adjusted. A friendly receptionist sat on the other side of the desk, smiling as she asked who we were there to meet.  “Melissa Shepherd,” I explained, and she directed us to the sign-in keypads with a smile. My daughter, Madeline Smith ’19, was trying to figure out which college to attend in her quest to become an animator.  We traveled to California to tou... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Monday, November 11, 2019

Upper School Students Learn Shakespeare Through Performance

Lausanne freshmen are currently learning Shakespeare through both reading and performance in their Upper School English class. The students are currently reading Twelfth Night, a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare. Instead of simply reading the play in a classroom setting, Upper School teacher Heather Clagett took the class to the Elder Performing Arts Center lobby to take turns performing one of the earlier scenes in the play.  "We have been doing this for a few years no... Read More
at Friday, November 8, 2019

Students Bring Eighteenth Century To Life With Art Project

Lausanne art students in the sixth grade began a sculpture project inspired by Marie Antoinette's eighteenth-century wigs in which they utilized paper as the primary medium.   The class, consisting of eight girls, viewed works created by Russian artist Asya Kozina. Kozina creates lavish wigs and clothing inspired by the eighteenth-century using white paper. Her works are showcased in galleries and fashion shows in Russia.   After the research, the students ... Read More
at Thursday, November 7, 2019