Lausanne News - June 2020
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Lynx Attend Tennessee Governor's School

Recently, some of our Upper School Lynx had the opportunity to participate in different Tennessee Governor's School programs.  This honor is available for rising 11th and 12th-grade students who are enrolled in Tennessee public and private high schools and nominated by a member of the school faculty. These academically demanding programs require high achieving students who rank at the top of their high school class in academic performance and their specific interest of s... Read More
at Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Lausanne Student Chosen For University of Memphis African American Male Academy

Lausanne rising eighth-grader Tre Brewer '25 has been accepted into the University of Memphis African American Male Academy. The African American Male Academy identifies, recruits and inducts black students into a culture of inclusive excellence. Starting in middle school, 50 African American male eighth-graders in good academic standing at their schools are selected via application. The initiative takes an applied developmental approach. Beginning in middle school, program leader... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Lausanne Student Featured In Time For Kids Article

When Time For Kids magazine asked their readers for their thoughts, feelings, and opinions about the global coronavirus emergency, Lausanne student Shanaya Pokharna '27 knew she had a story to tell.  "The COVID-19 pandemic has changed lives forever. We have been at home, but I salute all healthcare workers who have risked their lives every single day to help us stay healthy and safe," Shanaya said.  Her story was one of six shared by the magazine from students a... Read More
at Monday, June 29, 2020

Fifth Grade Students Staying In Contact Over The Summer Via Classroom Project

With students on summer break, Lausanne fifth grade teacher Dr. Robin Trusty wanted a way to keep her students connected with each other.  As the school year drew to an end, Trusty sent a letter home to each of her students with a special surprise inside...a “Flat Dr. Trusty.” The idea came from the Flat Stanley Project, which was started in 1995 by Canadian third-grade school teacher Dale Hubert. It was created to facilitate letter-writing by schoolchildren t... Read More
at Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Rising Senior Honored As Girl Who Means Business

Rising senior Isabel Kagoo '21 will be honored Friday by the City of Memphis Office of Business and Compliance with a Girl Who Means Business Award. Girls Who Mean Business honors Memphis-area high school girls to recognize their academic, service and extracurricular accomplishments, nurture their career aspirations, equip them with a mentor who is an empowered Memphis businesswoman and invest in their future as leaders. Schools select one student per school to ... Read More
at Thursday, June 18, 2020

Chris Jordan Named Dean Of Student Affairs And Inclusion

Chris Jordan has been named the Upper School Dean of Student Affairs and Inclusion. In this newly created position, Mr. Jordan will provide guidance and perspective with an emphasis on diversity, inclusion and the student experience in Upper School. "I'm honored to serve the students and extremely grateful and excited to take on this new role," Mr. Jordan said. "Being in this position will allow me to provide additional levels of support while being able to contribu... Read More
at Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Chris Jordan - Upper School Dean For Student Affairs and Inclusion

In moving forward and addressing questions regarding inclusion with intentionality and purpose, we have created the position of Upper School Dean for Student Affairs and Inclusion. We are delighted to share with you that Chris Jordan has accepted the new role. The Upper School Dean for Student Affairs and Inclusion and provides leadership and perspective on student experience, diversity and inclusion in the Upper School. Working to facilitate a climate of respect across... Read More
at Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Lausanne Cross Country Prepares For Upcoming Season

With the academic year over, students settling into the summertime routine and social distancing rules and regulations still in place, varsity cross country coach Heather Clagett knew there had to be some intentionality in how she approached next season.  It is a challenge many coaches are feeling as summer conditioning begins at Lausanne.  "This season isn’t like other seasons," Clagett said. “My athletes are coming out of a period of sedentary, mostly ... Read More
at Friday, June 12, 2020

To Our Lausanne Community

My words of reflection on commencement in yesterday’s eNews did not mention the frustrations and anger we are all feeling regarding the George Floyd murder, and the systemic racism that persists in our culture and everyday lives. This was a naïve misstep. I sincerely and profusely apologize for it.  I hear you and feel your anger and frustration. Please know that I join with you and our entire community to grieve over the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Bre... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Thursday, June 4, 2020

A Reflection From The Headmaster

On the weekend of May 23 and 24, seniors from the Class of 2020 received their diplomas in the Elder Performing Arts Center. This commencement exercise began the official closing of the 2019-20 academic year. As they move on from our campus, I’d like to reflect on how we move forward and address the challenges and opportunities in our world today. Since its inception in 1926, Lausanne has challenged the status quo, taken a strong stance on social injustice and led the way for educatio... Read More