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Phillip Kulubya '20- Senior Profile

For Phillip Kulubya '20, having the opportunity to explore his interests and being challenged intellectually led him to discover his passion and contributed to some of his favorite experiences as a Lausanne student. "I love being a Lynx and I'm thankful that a big part of who I am today comes from the learning environment and community I've been surrounded by for the last 13 years at Lausanne," Phillip said.  Competing for the V... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, April 19, 2020

Second Grade Class Boards Virtual Bus For Class Field Trip

With learning at Lausanne moved to the virtual world, students might have thought the end of the year field trips would be put on hold until next year.  Not so fast, Little Lynx! Jump on board the virtual bus (Zoom) and let's take a trip down Walnut Grove to the Wolf River Conservancy, which is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the Wolf River and its watershed as a sustainable natural resource. Lausanne second-graders in Ms. Fessler's class joined the Wolf Riv... Read More
at Friday, April 17, 2020

Orli Katz '20- Senior Profile

Throughout her time at Lausanne, Orli Katz’20 has explored a variety of academic and extracurricular interests and excelled in every opportunity she has taken.  The well-rounded student’s academic skills are evident by her focus in the classroom that helped her earn the Excellence in Physics SL and Excellence in Anthropology SL awards and her inductions into numerous honors societies including the Spanish, English, Science, Rho Kappa, Sigma Zeta, Quill and Scroll ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, April 16, 2020

Students Earn Multiple Awards During State History Day Competition

Our students had an awesome showing at the virtual State History Day Competition, with Middle and Upper School teams earning various awards and advancing to the National Competition which will be held online in June.  "While it was a shame the teams couldn't perform at State, as their performances are a strength, I am as impressed as the judges with the quality of the team's historical work," Christopher Sutton, teacher and head of the Upper School National Histo... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Middle School Takes The Race For The House Cup Online

The Lausanne middle school is not letting the fact that students are not on campus get in the way of the beloved house activities. The race is in the home stretch for the coveted house cup and things are definitely heating up virtually!  The Lausanne house system was designed to connect students both within and across grades five through eight via a common identity, cause and activity. Houses offer students and teachers the opportunity to work with one another outside of the academic ar... Read More
at Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Sophie Jones '20- Senior Profile

As a Lynx for the last 15 years, one of the things Sophie Jones '20 is most proud of is being a member of the Heritage Club.  To be considered a part of the club, a student has to have been at Lausanne since at least Kindergarten, and though that is one of the factors that makes it special, for Sophie, her pride comes from all the experiences in between that led her to be a member.  "Some of the things I love and am going to miss the most about Lausanne are the peop... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, April 13, 2020

Lynx Strength And Conditioning Coach Offers Live Workout Videos For The Lausanne Community

Looking for ways to stay active? One of Lausanne's strength and conditioning coaches, Heather Nichols, is leading our Lynx athletes and the Lausanne community through some workouts from home.  "I’m hoping the sessions help the students and community keep and build some strength and endurance for their sports or just to be healthier in general and move more during this downtime," Heather said. Being quarantined in your home can be tough, but the workouts are a... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, April 9, 2020

Lower School Students Create Dance Party Through Computer Coding

Over the past week, Lausanne third and fourth-graders have had the opportunity to create some awesome dance moves while also putting their computer coding skills to the test. In an assignment posted to Seesaw by Lower School ANTS instructor Amy Brownlee, students were tasked with completing an Hour of Code Dance Party, an online activity that challenged students to choose music and characters and program them to dance.   As part of their reflection on the assignment, they were ask... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Seniors Reflect On Changes Caused By Pandemic As Part Of Class Project

As our seniors shift into unprecedented times, upper school social studies teacher Dr. Rebecca Hodges asked them to reflect on the Lausanne Way of transitioning to quarantine. Hodges did her PhD fieldwork in Sociocultural Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis with a Fulbright research fellowship in Amman, Jordan during the Arab Spring, and thus can help guide the students to do anthropological research in trying times. This led her to start an anthropology of pandemic ... Read More
at Monday, April 6, 2020

Carson Webb '20- Senior Profile

When Carson Webb '20 began his academic journey at Lausanne his freshman year, he immediately felt at home as a Lynx and has accomplished so much since becoming one.  "Lausanne has taught me to show up and do my best every day to make the most of my opportunity," Carson said. "On top of that, Lausanne has taught me how to work effectively with others, especially with others from all over the world with different views, religions, and backgrounds." Carson is a fu... Read More
at Monday, April 6, 2020

Lausanne Basketball Represented Well In Post-Season Awards

The Lausanne Lynx boys basketball team wrapped up a historic season last month with a state championship, the third since 2013. That was followed a few days later by Moussa Cisse '21 winning Mr. Basketball for Division II-A in Tennessee.  Earlier this week the Lynx were once again honored as three players were named to the All-Metro team and head coach Marvis Davis was awarded Coach Of The Year Honors.  "I’m humbled and blessed to receive this award again,"... Read More
at Saturday, April 4, 2020

Carson Webb '20 And Yagmur Onder '20 Named Mr. And Ms. Lausanne

Today in Upper School Convocation, it was announced that Yagmur Onder '20 and Carson Webb '20 have been named this year's Mr. and Ms. Lausanne! As members and leaders of various clubs, respected athletes and full International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme students, both seniors embody what it means to be a Lynx. Yagmur joined Lausanne in eighth grade and became one of the school's most active community members. Yagmur can be seen around Lausanne's campus, working... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, April 3, 2020

Lausanne Middle School Students Finding Solutions For Real World Problems

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, one of the greatest needs for healthcare workers and those who are immunocompromised is protective masks.  The demand for the masks has created a shortage, which puts those in greatest need at risk. However, crafty people are stepping up to create homemade masks for health care workers facing shortages amid the coronavirus pandemic. A famous quote from Fred Rogers is, “When I was a boy and I would s... Read More
at Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Middle School Teachers Adapting To New Classroom Setting

Hectic. Yet gratifying.  Those words from Kyle Lawrence describe the experience of many middle school teachers as virtual learning at Lausanne continues.  "It has been fun for me to relinquish some control and allow my students to take ownership of their learning in the Social Studies realm of education," Lawrence said. "I enjoy the freedom my students now have to pursue their own passions with Genius Hour." Lawrence said he misses seeing his&nb... Read More
at Wednesday, April 1, 2020