Lausanne News - October 2020
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Lower School Student Showcase School Spirit For Upper School Athletics

When it comes to school spirit, it comes in all sizes at Lausanne. Lately, it is the little ones that have been leading the way. Thursday, Senior Kindergarten (SK) students made Lausanne's Varsity Cheer a banner to wish them good luck in their regional competition this weekend. "It meant so much to the team knowing they have the love and support from the Lausanne Community," cheerleading coach Kenzie Neel said. "Seeing the younger students support them as they c... Read More
at Friday, October 30, 2020

Lausanne Soccer Wraps Up Season With Eye On The Future

As time ran out on the Lausanne soccer season, head coach Amy Morrison watched on with a full heart.  “This team has been so special to coach,” Morrison said. “I am so impressed with how the girls stayed present in each moment. From workouts to battles against rivals, everyone was all in all year. To maneuver through this year and all the uncertainty and still achieve the success we have is a testament to how hard these ladies have worked. I am so proud of them.”... Read More
at Friday, October 30, 2020

First-Graders Explore And Identify Bones In Science Experiment

"Look everyone, I found something," exclaimed Qahir Devji '32 as he proudly held up an animal bone the size of his fingernail.  After showing his fellow classmates, the excited first-grader placed his discovery on a napkin and began recording what he found on a bone identification chart. At Lausanne, students are continuously learning about the world around them through the IB Programme curriculum implemented in the classroom.  Often, this involves explor... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, October 29, 2020

Upper School Students Pair Up To Celebrate Freshmen-Senior week

With health and safety procedures implemented across campus, Senior Class President Justice Crawford '21, Vice President Alex Rochkind '21 and Secretay Sophie Manis '21 knew planning this year's Freshmen-Senior Week would be different. However, the three seniors took on the challenge and came up with creative ways to ensure students could still have a memorable, interactive experience.  "Freshmen-Senior Week is one of the best trad... Read More
at Monday, October 26, 2020

First-Graders Explore Different Habitats At Blue Heron Lake

With clipboards and pencils in hand, students across first-grade adventured around Blue Heron Lake, letting their inquiring minds lead the way as they searched for habitats near the water.  While one first-grader stood on her tiptoes to observe the spiderweb she spotted in a tree, another got down on his hands and knees to watch the ant colony moving through a sand mound. As each student came across a different environment, they moved toward it carefully to not&... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, October 22, 2020

Lynx Soccer Advances to State Quarterfinals After Win In Nashville

The Lausanne Lynx soccer team continued their march to the state championship on Tuesday with a 2-1 win over Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK). Match day was kicked off Tuesday morning in a special way. As the Lynx soccer team boarded the bus to Nashville, they were cheered on by students from Lausanne’s Lower School. “Seeing our little Lynx is a joy in and of itself, but to hear them chanting Go Lynx Go is pure happiness," head coach Amy Morrison said. "I cann... Read More
at Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Lausanne Seniors Earn Hispanic Scholar Award

Lausanne would like to congratulate seniors Martin Succar '21 and John Henry Campbell '21 for earning the Hispanic Scholar award from The College Board National Recognition Programs.  The educational program creates an avenue to college for students from underrepresented communities by granting them academic honors and connecting them with universities across the country. "When students gain accomplishments, we will always be the first in lin... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Cross Country 2020

Saturday our Varsity Cross Country team hit the trails, competing in the Memphis Youth Athletic’s meet at Shelby Farms to finish the regular season. “The team has been working really hard this season, and it shows,” shared Coach Heather Clagett. “Our times have gone down considerably since the start of the season, and our ‘pack time’ (the amount of time between #1 and #5) has gotten a lot smaller. I’m really proud of their work and dedication.”... Read More
at Monday, October 19, 2020

Middle School Cross Country Wraps Up Great Season

Lausanne's Middle School Cross Country team wrapped up a great season this week with the Shelby 7/8 Championship Meet, which awards the top 25 runners in boys' and girls' races.  The Lynx completed the championship race with all the MS runners achieving their personal bests for running times and Sachin Lyons '26, Vikram Srinivas '26 and Hugh Parker '25 placing in the top 25.    "The Cross Country runners continued to imp... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, October 18, 2020

Upper School Choir Uses Amphitheater To Find Their Voice

Learning the song In Flanders Field has been a long-standing and respected tradition for Upper School choir students at Lausanne.  This year, to ensure the custom remains and students can continue their singing passion, the upper schoolers have moved rehearsals from EPAC's stage to the outdoor amphitheater.  "I am so impressed with their flexibility, dedication and hard work ethic that has helped the choir to continue in this challenging time," said Upper School Choi... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, October 16, 2020

Students Take On Roles Of Historical Figures During "Reconstruction Mixer"

In Upper School IB History of the Americas, the Senior class had the opportunity to take on various roles of historical figures in the civil rights, women's rights and labor rights movements during a "Reconstruction Mixer" they held outdoors.  Using the Facing History curriculum in recent classes, Seniors studied the complexities of the Reconstruction era, including the debates around healing and justice in political Reconstruction and the possibilities of Radical Rec... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, October 14, 2020

MYP Unit On Human Rights Inspires Sincere Speeches From Students

Sixth-graders in Mr. Lawrence's class tackled a challenging subject recently when they explored human rights in a global society and gave sincere speeches about it in front of their classmates. Each year, the 6th-grade individual societies class begins with the Middle Years Programme Unit (MYP) on Human Rights. During this time, students learn the 30 United Declaration of Human Rights and apply them to our world today.  "Given the state of the world and what is happening ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Eighth-Grade Entrepreneurs Create All Natural Bath Bomb Company

A big part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme at Lausanne is implementing the curriculum students learn in the classroom to real-world situations.  The goal is for students to build skills they can use on and off-campus and in the future when they leave Lausanne. Recently, eighth-graders Jaqueline Beeber '25 and Sara Kapadia '25 did just this when they created Blossom Bombs, a company that sells homemade, all-natural bath bombs using so... Read More
at Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Second-Grade PYP Unit Heads to Blue Heron Lake

For their first Primary Years Programme (PYP) Unit of Inquiry, Choices, students learn how their decisions impact each other, different resources and the environment. As a culmination, second-graders spent the afternoon at Blue Heron Lake rotating between canoeing, enjoying healthy popsicle treats, and shooting off energy rockets while wearing masks and remaining socially distant. "Second-graders have worked hard on the understanding that the choices humans make impact the wor... Read More
at Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Expanding SEL Program Makes Positive Impact On Lausanne Students

After alumni Cameron Kinley '17 snagged his first college interception as starting cornerback for the Naval Academy football team, the former Lynx and current Senior Class President of his college sent a text to Lausanne's Director of Social and Emotional Learning, Greg Graber, that said: "Mr. Graber! I had my first collegiate interception. I was able to stay calm and composed throughout the whole game. I owe a lot of that to you. I used the breathing technique from yo... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, October 2, 2020

Upper School Theatre Presents Fall Play, Trap

Students in Lausanne's award-winning theatre program have swooned audiences with passionate performances on EPAC's stage for decades. So when a pandemic threatened to halt live performances this year, students were determined to find a safe way to continue performing, because as P.T. Barnum famously said, "The Show must go on." "Live performance is a central part of the theatre program experience, and the upper schoolers have been working so hard to make taking the s... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, October 1, 2020