Lausanne News - April 2020
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Middle School Students Promote Energy Conservation

Lausanne eighth grade students worked hard on their Energy Conservation Campaigns to create different ways to encourage the community to reduce their electrical energy usage. The campaigns were their summative project for the Electricity and Magnetism Unit.  The project’s goal was to encourage the community to reduce their electrical energy usage by explaining the how and the why.  Students made PSA’s, Powtoons, children’s books, trifold bulletin boards... Read More
at Thursday, April 30, 2020

Agnes Kovesdy '20 - Senior Profile

Agnes Kovesdy '20 joined Lausanne's middle school band in 5th grade, quickly showing a passion for music. She has performed the trumpet with Lausanne's orchestra in multiple Lausanne musical productions and is part of the Germantown Youth Symphony Orchestra. Her proficiency on both the trumpet and violin has earned her with All-West honors, and she's been named an inventory chair of the Modern Music Masters Honor Society. But her performance at Lausanne has been anything but ... Read More

End of Year Item Pick-Up Schedule

With the school year coming to a close, we realize students may have left some things at school. Below you'll find a schedule for when you can come to campus and retrieve your student's items.  Lower School Lower School parents and their children will drive through Tanner loop. Teachers will hand you your items and wish you a good summer!  Monday, May 18 9 a.m.:  PK and JK 10 a.m.:   SK 11 a.m.:  1st Grade 1 p.m.:  2nd Grade... Read More

Senior Awards For The Class Of 2020

Our Senior Awards recipients represent the top student in each class or subject and are chosen by their instructor based on their performance throughout their senior year.  This year's seniors are: Excellence in  246 Band  Lindsey Baker Excellence in  Atelier Year 4     Tevy Byrd Excellence in Atelier Year 6     Madison Cooley Excellence in DP Biology HL - Year 2     Jacquline L... Read More
at Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Drew Culbreath '20- Senior Profile

Drew began her tenure at Lausanne in the 9th grade, but her passion for learning started long before that.  “Through Lausanne, I was introduced to anthropology and an entire world of cultural understanding I would have never experienced otherwise,” Drew said.  When it comes to giving back Drew always shares her time generously. In her first year as a Lynx, she started volunteering at Painting with a Twist, a studio that blends art with being social. Through her work th... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Third-graders Host Virtual Talent Show

Lausanne's third-graders had the opportunity to celebrate each other's unique and creative skills during a recent Zoom call featuring the entire Class of 2029.  "The virtual talent show was a fun way to connect the students as they kicked-off their IB Primary Years Programme unit on self-expression," Third-grade teacher Mrs. Fonseca said. "Each student shared their unique talent and passion for the Arts. Third-Graders are Virtual Rock Stars!" The students sh... Read More
at Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Junior Kindergartners Add "Wacky Wednesday" To Their Weekly Online Routine

Lausanne's Junior Kindergarten classes decided to add some extra excitement to their weekly Zoom meeting recently by hosting a Wacky Wednesday. The JK teachers encouraged their students to dress up in their wackiest attire and surprised them by hosting the call with the entire grade level, instead of their usual classroom specific one.  "It was so fun to see them as they recognized their sweet friends and got excited to share their silly outfits," JK teacher Mrs. Roberson... Read More
at Monday, April 27, 2020

Lausanne Student Given National Recognition

Risha A. Manga '23, was recently inducted into the 100 High School Students America Needs to Know About. ™  The Workforce Career Readiness website says the students honored "are forward-thinking entrepreneurs, student leaders, activists, radio hosts, designers and so much more. Some have "beaten the odds" under difficult and extreme circumstances." Risha is the co-founder of 901PLEDGE and has turned her passion for crafting jewelry into comp... Read More
at Sunday, April 26, 2020

Alexandria Weaver '20- Senior Profile

From writing for the school newspaper club to leading the spirit committee and challenging herself academically, Alexandria Weaver '20 has spent her time at Lausanne embracing diverse opportunities that helped pave a path to success. "Lausanne has allowed me to be a step ahead by teaching me how to become an independent, mature and self-starting young adult, prepared to take on challenges, Alexandria said." When Alexandria was a sophomore, she decided to join the Lacrosse team... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, April 26, 2020

Self-Compassion Tips For Kids During Uncertain Times

It would be an understatement to say that we are living in uncertain times. To put it mildly, our world has been turned upside down with the coronavirus pandemic. People are sick and dying. Families are suffering. Businesses and schools are shuttered up, and most of us are quarantined inside of our homes. These aren't scenes out of some late-night cable dystopian movie. It is the new reality we are all living. If all of this is disconcerting to us as adults, imagine the mental stress it i... Read More
at Saturday, April 25, 2020

William Lenz '20 - Senior Profile

For Lausanne senior William Lenz, a multi-sport athlete and business-savvy student with entrepreneurial aspirations, it's the relationships and exposure to different belief systems and backgrounds he will miss the most from his time at Lausanne High School. According to him, the intellectual curiosity sparked by both students and teachers alike will leave him looking back fondly on this unique period of his life for years to come. "I would have to say that one of my favorite memorie... Read More

SACAC awards Lausanne's Director of College Advising Mentoring Award for 2020

On Monday, the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling announced that John Hawkins, Lausanne's Director of College Advising, had won the William Starling Award for Mentoring for 2020.  The award is named in honor of William Starling, who "taught all who worked with him the true purpose of work. He worked hard for many years at Wake Forest University, where he set an example of integrity and trained himself to see and shape the best in people. He always saw beyond ... Read More

Lausanne Middle School Students Enjoy Virtual Lunches With Inspiring Memphians

Filing into virtual classrooms has become the norm for Lausanne students and teachers as the 2019-20 school year is completed off-campus. For some students in the sixth grade, "walking" into their virtual lunch during the week is an exciting game of seeing what surprise might await them in the form of a special guest. "I first had the idea when I watched John Krasinski’s Some Good News and saw how excited the kids were when he brought on special guests," teacher Ky... Read More
at Thursday, April 23, 2020

Sophie Faughnan '20- Senior Profile

Whether it be hyping her fellow Lynx up during a game day pep-rally, leading the class of 2020 as class president or captivating audiences in EPAC with her electric stage presence, Sophie Faughnan '20 has made an impactful mark on Lausanne. As a theatre performer throughout high school, Sophie gives credit to the Lausanne Upper School Theatre program for helping shape her into the person she is today. "I couldn't speak on my time at Lausanne without expressing my adoration for ... Read More

Cum Laude Society 2020

Congratulations to the 11 juniors and seniors inducted into the Lausanne chapter of the Cum Laude Society.  To be considered for Lausanne's chapter: The student must be in the top 10% of the junior class or the top 20% of the senior class in terms of academic excellence. This will be determined by ranking students according to their cumulative grade point average (GPA) and assessing standardized test scores. Their GPA must be 4.0 or higher. Students must have a history of t... Read More
at Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Elementary Students Experience Science Lab At Home

One of the highlights for elementary school students during classroom time at Lausanne Collegiate school is class experiments in John Frassinelli's classroom.  Unfortunately, online distance learning presents a particular challenge for elementary science.  "The goal is to teach science and tell its story, whenever possible, using the tools we most of our children have at home," Frassinelli said. "The lessons have to be valid, motivational, tr... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, April 20, 2020