Lausanne News - August 2020
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Middle School Hosts Annual House Sorting

The cheers coming from the Middle School halls could be heard all across campus last Friday as the members of Monmouth, Lendenwood, Cottingham and Massey celebrated their first event of the year: the house sorting.  During the highly anticipated event, fifth-graders and students new to the Middle School are sorted into one of the four houses at Lausanne to signify the start of their new journey through middle school while helping students build relationships with peers and teachers. Lau... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, August 31, 2020

Final Chance To Sign Up for Fall After School Activities!

As Lausanne enters phase four of the Fall 2020 re-entry plan, after-school activities will resume following Labor Day and run on an eight-week schedule from Sept. 8 to Oct. 30.  Students in Senior Kindergarten through 8th grade will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities that include Sunshine Art Studio, Outdoor Dance, Outdoor Tennis, Outdoor Soccer and Virtual International Chess. "Lausanne 360° wants to support all facets of our students’ ... Read More
at Thursday, August 27, 2020

Lower Schoolers Explore Science Through Visual Learning

Students watched curiously as Dr. Frassinelli prepared for the science experiment he was doing in class that day to help them make a connection to the curriculum they'd been learning. With an empty Pepsi can, a small tank filled with ice water, some tongs, and a portable burner sitting on the table in front of him, the Lower School Science teacher began his experiment.  "Heating a tablespoon or so of water inside the coke can make the water boil," he explained to the four... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, August 27, 2020

Middle Schoolers Create Class Charters For The School Year

Each day, complimenting one person, respecting each other's ideas, and keeping spaces clean are just a few of the objectives that can be found on the bright blue poster hanging in Robin Trusty's fifth-grade classroom. As a part of their Social and Emotional Class Charter, the poster features the students' signatures, and a complete list of rules, promises, and guidelines the class and teacher agreed to uphold for the school year.  "The class charter gives stu... Read More
at Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Lausanne Welcomes Students Back to School

With some of our Lynx on campus and others online, the first week of school was slightly different this year, but none the less exciting! "The campus was abuzz with life as students from Lower, Middle and Upper School navigated their way around Lausanne for the first time since March," said Headmaster Stuart McCathie. "Online students joined into discussions and spent time building relationships virtually, as well. We've been preparing fo... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, August 21, 2020

Campus Upgrades Made To Prepare For Students' Return

Along with installing cameras and wifi access points in preparation for families who chose to start the school year online, Lausanne also spent the summer making enhancements around campus to help ensure the health and safety of our Lynx returning to the classroom.  "Adapting to the circumstances happening around us while still being able to provide the best possible education is a huge priority at Lausanne," Headmaster Stuart McCathie said. "We spent a lot of time resea... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Lower School Faculty Practices Mindfulness By Blue Heron Lake

With one hand over their heart and the other across their stomach, Lower School faculty closed their eyes and took a long, deep breath before exhaling.  As a way to help them relax and reset, Lower School members met by Blue Heron Lake this morning to practice a mindful moment that was led by Director of Social and Emotional Learning, Greg Graber. Mindful Moments are a component of the mindfulness program implemented at Lausanne that promotes the social, e... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Three Join Lausanne Teaching Fellowship Program

As Lausanne begins In-Service week, we are excited to welcome three members to our new Teaching Fellows Internship program.  The program, specifically designed to recruit minority candidates interested in pursuing education as a career, provides a notable and supportive experience that produces exposure to the PreK through 12th-grade academic learning environment, after school activities and other duties at Lausanne. Please join us in welcoming in the following people in... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Lausanne Welcomes New Staff and Faculty To Campus

We would like to welcome the following staff and faculty to Lausanne! Early Childhood and Lower School      Lisa Ferrante - SK Lisa Ferrante is thrilled to be part of Lausanne! She said she is looking forward to joining the SK teachers this year. A native Memphian, Mrs. Ferrante received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Memphis and my Master of Education from Christian Brothers University. For the last eleven years, she taught at Incarnation ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Saturday, August 8, 2020