Lausanne News - March 2020
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Lower School Students Challenged To Create At-Home Obstacle Courses

To help our Lynx stay active and engaged, Lower School P.E. coaches Lesa Mears and Woodrow Lowe have been creating weekly challenges for students to complete at home. "Coach Lowe and I miss our boys and girls in P.E. so much and we thought weekly challenges would be fun for the kids and a good way to keep us connected and active," Coach Mears said.  Last week, the lower schoolers were challenged to design obstacle courses using house-held items and combing the skills they pra... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Middle School Students Find The Lausanne Way In A Virtual Environment

Every third Wednesday at work, the communications department has car rider line duty. Every third week, it is my turn. To be honest, it is one of my favorite things to do.  Why? Because greeting the students as they bound out of the car onto campus lets me capture some of that youthful energy and starts my day off right. Working from home has its perks. Getting to wear a hat and shorts to the home office isn't a bad thing. I also don't have to put up with the morning traffic on... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, March 30, 2020

A Calligraphy Lesson From Lausanne Teacher That Is Fun For The Whole Family

One of the challenges of teachers during this time of virtual learning is mimicking the classroom environment as best as they can. This is especially true in classes dealing with the arts. Re-creating the environment of the stage in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC) or the Atelier is hard. However, IB Visual Arts & Director of the Michelangelo Project/Atelier Kate Manzo found a fun way to not only teach students a new skill but also include their families in the fun.  "Wh... Read More
at Friday, March 27, 2020

Yagmur Onder '20 - Senior Profile

When Yagmur Onder '20 joined Lausanne in eighth grade, she immediately became one of the school's most active community members. Yagmur can be seen around Lausanne's campus, working as an Ambassador and as an NHS tutor, helping her classmates understand Physics. In addition to being a member of the Language and Culture Club, the senior is the Make-A-Wish Club President, helping grant three wishes. A student-athlete, Yagmur has been a member of Lausanne's Cross Country te... Read More

Academic Honor Society Inductions 2020

While we're unable to hold the ceremony celebrating these students, we can't wait to celebrate their accomplishments! Congratulations to all of the new members of the Spanish Honor Society, French Honor Society, National Chinese Honor Society, Quill and Scroll, National Art Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Rho Kappa Society, Science National Honor Society, Sigma Society and Modern Music Masters Society. Students will still receive certificates, pins and ot... Read More

Members Of Lausanne Family Helping Feed Those In Need

After a Shelby County Schools central nutrition services employee tested positive for coronavirus, students within the district stood to lose out on the community-wide distribution of meals indefinitely.  The nutrition program was preparing for 15,000 meals daily for at-risk students in need. With the risk of all those students losing out on meals, Memphians stepped up to the plate. Among those were some of our very own Lausanne family.  In fact, all of our Sodexo&... Read More
at Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Lynx Teacher Launches Genius Hour For Students In Sixth Grade

Lausanne students are now in their second week of virtual learning. For some middle school students, the extra time that social distancing and quarantining provides has left them wanting more. With that in mind, sixth-grade individuals and societies teacher Kyle Lawrence had an idea. Why not start a "Genius Hour?" Genius Hour is a Google-inspired program that was developed by the creators of Google to allow their employees 20% of their workday to follow projects that they are ... Read More
at Monday, March 23, 2020

Looking for Connection? LPC is here to help!

Dear Lausanne parents, Day four, soon to be many more… There is only one wrong way to parent during self-isolation, social distancing or mandated quarantine - and that is beating yourself up for not doing it "right." These are unprecedented times, and every one of us is charting new territory within our (suddenly much closer) family units.  We are lucky to have the backing and support of the truly special Lausanne teachers and staff as they explore new tools and total... Read More

Tips For Lausanne Learning At Home

Lausanne Collegiate School began distance learning this week, and we have heard so many stories of teachers that have been hard at work providing the best learning experience possible for students across grade levels.  The partnership between the school, students and our families is vital to make sure online learning is successful. All of us have a responsibility to support meaningful engagement in learning, including through virtual means. It also involves some changes i... Read More
at Thursday, March 19, 2020

Junior Kindergarten Teachers Find Creative Ways To Keep Students Connected

As Lausanne takes-on its first week of remote learning, the faculty, staff and Lausanne community have been devoted to helping our Lynx adjust to their new environment.  With the use of different online platforms and innovative learning techniques, teachers across grade levels have been providing virtual versions of their classroom curriculum and daily routines while continuing Lausanne's goal of creating a joyful and challenging learning experience for our students. ... Read More
at Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Mindfulness Tips to Help Your Child Stay Calm and Centered During the Coronavirus Outbreak

By Greg Graber   To help safeguard our students from added anxiety and fear during the recent outbreak of the coronavirus, I've provided a few mindfulness tips that will help restore some of their calmness and confidence during this trying time. They are great for children of all ages, and their parents!    1. Kids pick up on our vibes and energy. They are symbiotic creatures. If we are nervous and anxious, they will be, too. Model the behavior you want them to... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Drew Sklar '20 - Senior Profile

As Captain of the Knowledge Bowl team, Drew Sklar ‘20 is no stranger to pressure. The Honor Society member has been a part of the team since his sophomore year.  "Knowledge Bowl is one of my favorite outlets for academic competition," Drew explains. "It has allowed me to put my knowledge to the test against some of the smartest people at Lausanne and in the entire metro area."  His efforts have been well placed. The team has excelled this season... Read More

Middle & Upper School Girls Work Together To Ensure Bright Future For Robotics

Tucked away in the back corner of the second floor of the library at Lausanne on afternoons throughout the week, you can witness the future of Lausanne robotics working with the present.  The ladies of  Upper School robotics are making sure that the future is a bright one for the program.  You might remember that last year, the Lausanne all-female middle school robotics team competed at the University of Memphis robotics competition with Dalia Chemaitilly '21 and Ela... Read More
at Thursday, March 12, 2020

Melissa Goodwin Shepherd Named 2020 Chair Of Ideas

Lausanne alumna Melissa Goodwin Shepherd '98 was named this year's Chair of Ideas. Melissa works as a stop motion animator and has created for various studios over the years including Fox, Nickelodeon, Google, Netflix, Amazon, Cartoon Network and Disney.   The Memphis native grew up loving cartoons and at an early age began building the animations and writing scripts. She knew she wanted to pursue a career in animation, but was scared her dream as an artist was n... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Lausanne Wins 2020 State Basketball TItle

The Lausanne Lynx are bringing home their third gold ball in boy's basketball after a 54-44 victory over First Assembly Christian School (FACS) in the state championship game in Nashville.  The game, a rematch of the regional finals that FACS won on a half-court shot, looked to be headed for another nailbiter of a finish after the Crusaders took a two-point lead into the locker room.  But the third quarter was all Lausanne. The Lynx outscored the Crusaders 19-7 and took a 36-2... Read More
at Saturday, March 7, 2020

Lynx Advance To State Championship Game

The Lausanne Lynx basketball team advanced to the state championship game on Saturday with a 63-55 win over Webb School of Knoxville on Thursday afternoon at Lipscomb University in front of a large contingent of Lausanne fans. "I'm so proud of the team, the coaches and the Lausanne community as a whole," head coach Marvis Davis said. "From the students watching at the school back in Memphis to all the students and staff that drove up. It was a great day for the Lynx f... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, March 5, 2020