Lausanne News - November 2020
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Lausanne Students Kick-Off LynxServe Season Of Service

Now that Thanksgiving holiday celebrations have come to a close, students are gearing up for Lausanne's next big season – the LynxServe Season of Service. In alignment with one of the International Baccalaureate Programme's core values, LynxServe promotes the development of lifelong learners through service-learning opportunities that help engage students with the community. This year, Lausanne is participating in a Season of Service, which offers students different ways to se... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, November 30, 2020

Upper Schoolers Channel Memphis Photographer

Upper School photography students recently had the opportunity to channel famous Memphis photographer William Eggleston in a project that challenged their creative abilities.  Students explored the photographer's technique before heading outdoors for "photo walks" to take photos of what inspired them, using the methods they learned.   "The goal for students was to capture photographs that used their knowledge of the artist but also connected them to their own li... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, November 27, 2020

IB Business Students Visit With Local Coffee Entrepreneur

Students in Upper School IB Business Management had the opportunity to learn a little about life as an entrepreneur, or as their guest speaker, Kenny Bakers calls it “nontrepreneur,” during a recent chat with the local coffee roaster.  Based in the Bartlett area, Kenny is a coffee entrepreneur who has grown his hobby and side hustle into a full-time career in the last two years with Ethnos Coffee Roasters. The term “nontrepreneur” he uses comes from hi... Read More
at Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Fourth Graders Explore American Sign Language

To kick-off their current PYP unit of inquiry "How We Express Ourselves," fourth graders received a special visit from Lower School Learning Specialist Dr. Luanne Sailors.  This unit's central idea focuses on how communication has changed over time, modes of communication and how people communicate differently. During Dr. Sailor's visit, she gave the student's insight into the method of expression she holds dear to her heart: American Sign Language. As someon... Read More
at Monday, November 23, 2020

Middle School Students Compete In National History Bee

Middle schoolers Sachin Lyons '26 and Hugh Parker '25 had the opportunity to demonstrate their historical knowledge while representing Lausanne recently when they competed virtually in the Regional Final for the History Bee.  The contest, hosted by the International Academic Competitions, tested the students' knowledge of USA and world history. Both Sachin and Hugh exceeded the challenge, qualifying them for the National Championship, which is being held... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, November 20, 2020

Upper Schoolers Connect With Penpals in Madrid

At Lausanne, we love when students use the skills they built in the classroom to make connections in their communities, throughout the country and across the globe. This year, upper schoolers in Spanish II HL have had the opportunity to take their knowledge of the Spanish language beyond Lausanne's campus all the way to Spain by connecting with penpals in Madrid.  "In the past, students had various opportunities to practice their Spanish in real-life scenarios through int... Read More
at Thursday, November 19, 2020

Lausanne's Middle School Honors Students With IB Learner Profile Awards

Lausanne's Middle School had the opportunity to honor multiple students across Fifth through Eighth Grade with an IB Learner Profile - October Community Leaders of the Month certificate. Award recipients earned recognition because of their commitment to displaying what it means to be a good community leader through the 10 IB Learner Profile attributes, which empower students to be Open-Minded, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Inquirers, Reflective, Know... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Senior Kindergarteners Explore Communities Through PYP Unit

Using boxes, paper, scissors and tape, students in Senior Kindergarten built replicas of the communities they have been learning about in class to support their current Primary Years Programme (PYP) unit of inquiry: "Where We Are in Place and Time." "SK students just completed their second Unit of Inquiry, and they built communities for their culmination project," said Senior Kindergarten teacher Rhonda Fullilove. "After learning about the three types... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Upper Schoolers Create Experimental Short Films

Upper School students had the opportunity to express themselves creatively when they demonstrated their artistic talents through a video design project.  The students produced experimental short videos as a part of their IB Programme summative. The project incorporated all the skills they've learned from this term, including continuity editing, parallel editing, phantom shots, skip editing and video transitions.  Along with testing their knowledge of these skills, the upp... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, November 16, 2020

Second-Graders Explore Materials Of Exhchange

As students in second grade studied the features of American money and money from countries worldwide, guest speakers stopped by to give a little insight into the topic. One of the visitors, Mr. Will Starner, a Lausanne teacher and dad to second-grader Jet Starner, shared the money his family has collected while living overseas. The students also had a virtual visit from Leslie Brucker, second-grade student Sam Seessel's grandmother, and former 4th-grade teacher at Lausanne in the 70s. ... Read More
at Friday, November 13, 2020

Lausanne Cancels Game Against Lipscomb Following Positive COVID Test

The football game between Lausanne Collegiate School and Lipscomb Academy Nashville, scheduled for this Friday at 7 p.m. in Nashville, TN, has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Lausanne has paused all team-related activities due to a single confirmed COVID-19 case within the Lynx program. This decision was made by Director of Athletics Kevin Locastro and Lausanne Headmaster Stuart McCathie following CDC recommendations and those of the Shelby County Health Department. "T... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, November 12, 2020

Students Test Their Knowledge In Regional Science Bee

A group of Middle and Upper School Lynx had the opportunity to showcase their science knowledge recently when they competed in a science Bee hosted by International Academic Competitions (IAC).  The virtual competition was held at the beginning of November, and Jonathan Goldfeder '24, Abhiram Battini '25 and Sachin Lyons '26 qualified to move on to nationals in December. Usually, this is held in Chicago, but this year it will be hosted online.&... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, November 12, 2020

Lausanne Alum Nominated For "Academic Heisman"

As the college football season approaches, one Lausanne alum is making news for his work at college both in the classroom and on the field. Navy announced in August that they had nominated Cameron Kinley ‘17 for the prestigious Campbell Trophy. On November 12, they shared that he is one of 12 finalists for the award, earning an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class. "It's definitely a blessing to be nominated for... Read More
at Thursday, November 12, 2020

Upper Schoolers Host Annual Egg-Drop Challenge

During a recent outdoor activity, Upper School students in Mrs. Faunne Brown's MYP Physics HL class gathered over a 6-meter high ramp by the main gym at Lausanne. They took turns testing the durability of their handmade Egg-Drop projects, made from plastic drinking straws and transparent tape. As a part of the annual Upper School Egg-Drop competition, MYP Physics HL students spent weeks researching real-world scenarios involving fragile objects surviving high-velocity impact co... Read More
at Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Lausanne Immigrant Families Speak To Fourth-Graders About Their Personal Experiences

As an international school, many community members at Lausanne have personal immigration experiences.  "We all share in the immigrant history," said fourth-grade teacher Nancy Garriga. "Millions of people have made their way to America, and hundreds of thousands still come each year. We wanted to give immigrant families at Lausanne the opportunity to share their voices." Lausanne Fourth-graders have spent the last few weeks studying the causes and effects of immigra... Read More
at Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Lausanne Football Advances In Playoffs After Win Over Harding

Behind a lights-out defense and a balanced passing and rushing attack, the Lausanne Lynx defeated Harding 50-0 Friday night at Lausanne. Here’s that @LausanneFB defense I’ve been talking about. #LetsGoLynx #BeGreat — Lausanne Athletics (@LausanneLynx) November 7, 2020 Brock Glenn '23 found Travis Dockery '21 and A.J. Dillworth '23 multiple times in the end zone in the first half to lead the Lausanne passing attack. Tyler Wilson... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Saturday, November 7, 2020