Lausanne News - May 2021
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Crais Family Tech Center Named

The Crais Family Tech Center was named today in honor of one of Lausanne’s most longest serving staff members. A 27-year veteran of the school, Stewart Crais, Lausanne's Director of Operations, has been an important part of the school’s growth and use of technology over the past two decades. "Lausanne has been integrated into all facets of my life for these many years," shared Stewart. "The school has grown and matured, but we have never wavered from our ... Read More

Middle School Talent Show 2021

The Middle School Houses gathered for their final competition of the year: the Talent Show! Pictures of the performances can be found over on our facebook page. Great job by all the participants!  5th Grade Merrick Arthur '28 Olivia Rasoul '28 Alicia Gibson '28 Cate Knot-Craig '28 Emily DeVivo '28 Nicolas Mason '28 Mohib Farooq '28 Morgan McBride '28 Violet Kadien '28 Gillian Parker '28 6th Grade Abby Bakelaar '27 Lily M... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith

Senior Profile – Dalia Chemaitilly '21

With graduation a week away, Dalia Chemaitilly '21 is gearing up to begin the next chapter in her life. However, the impact she made on the Lausanne and Memphis community will be remembered long after she walks across the stage.  As President of the Environmental Club, Dalia promoted environmental awareness and ecological action and helped drive the sustainability efforts on campus. Under her leadership, Dalia helped connect with other Lausanne clubs with a common goal, which result... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, May 21, 2021

Sixth Grade History Buffs Re-Create Historical Artifacts

Our sixth-grade history buffs had the opportunity to express themselves creatively when they re-created historical artifacts in their Individuals and Societies class.  Leading up to the project, the students explored the world's transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, focusing on the reemergence of culture, art, science and architecture from the Roman and Greek classical periods.    The sixth-graders had to research and choose a piece of Renaissance Art, Arch... Read More
at Thursday, May 20, 2021

Upper School End of Year Awards

During convocation this week, Lausanne celebrated the 2021 Upper School Awards and Honors Ceremony for students with outstanding academic performance in their classes and across subjects. After honoring our Senior Awards a few weeks ago, this commemoration recognized upper schoolers in 9th through 11th Grade. Congratulations to all the recipients!  Visit our Facebook page to see pics from the ceremony.   Excellence in English 9 Rhea Sumpter '24 Excellence ... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Monday, May 17, 2021

Senior Profile – Sarah Kate Fisher '21

As a multi-sport athlete, talented artist and powerhouse in the classroom, Sarah Kate Fisher '21 had a distinct and memorable Lausanne experience.  Over the years, Sarah Kate helped pump up her fellow Lynx school spirit from the sidelines as a member of the spirit committee while also assisting in the victories for multiple sports, including Varsity Swim, Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Lacrosse and Varsity Soccer. The senior also was a member of the Big Lynx Little Lynx Club... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, May 13, 2021

Behind Three Goals From Max Gilbert, Lynx Advance to Regional Championship

Behind three goals from Max Gilbert ’23, the Lausanne soccer team traveled to Cordova Tuesday night and defeated ECS, 3-1. Lausanne opened the scoring in the first half after a pass from Isaac Dorsey '22 set up a blast from Gilbert that found the back of the net. “Scoring first gave us the advantage of being able to focus on stopping their game plan," head coach Rogerio Lima said. "We could sense they were getting frustrated and that allowed us to control the game ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Middle Schoolers Test Their Knowledge In Regional Science Bee

We had several Middle School Lynx grades compete during this year's Regional Science Bee hosted by International Academic Competitions. Six students qualified to move onto Nationals, with two of them being Regional Finalists.  The National Science Bee is a science-themed academic quiz competition for individual students. Competing students test their science knowledge against other students in their respective age divisions in an action-filled tournament setting.  This year&#... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, May 10, 2021

Senior Profile – Justice Crawford '21

As Senior Class President, Justice Crawford '21 recently gave his farewell speech to his fellow classmates, who he has gracefully led through a pandemic without skipping a beat. In his address, he recited the quote, "if at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again."   "Every year of high school, I have run for a position in my class's student government," said Justice. "Also, every year of high school, with the exception of one, ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, May 10, 2021

Lower School Lynx Find Inspiration In Seventh-Grade Project

Friday afternoon at Lausanne, third grade students took educational trips without ever leaving campus. Over the last several weeks, the seventh grade has been preparing a virtual health fair.  Each exhibit highlights one human body organ system and takes the viewer on an interactive educational tour.  “The designs are unique to each exhibit and reflect the students’ creativity,” seventh grade science teacher Brooke Hoffman said. “Some experiences inclu... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, May 10, 2021

Lower School Students Use Technology To Create Gifts For Mother's Day

Lausanne students have been working hard in Lower School as they prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day. Lower School Lynx made interactive Mother’s Day cards designed in their ANTS (Acquiring New Technology Skills) classes. The cards featured a QR code that links to a video made by the students that also feature creative personalization to make them extra special. “Students in second grade have used their coding and programming skills to create cards for their amazing moms,&rd... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Sunday, May 9, 2021

Senior Profile – Jazmin Bolden '21`

If you ask Jazmin Bolden '21 about her time at Lausanne, her response reflects an abundance of love-filled experiences. "I love the school and the programs afforded to me, but most of all, I love the community," said Jazmin. "I love the personability of the teachers, eating lunch on the field with my friends, and laughing super hard when we get off-topic in class. I love going to hang out with the kids in the junior kindergarten and playing games, and I love the atmosphere... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Saturday, May 8, 2021

Lower School Lynx Celebrate 2021 Writer's Guild

For this year's 2021 Writer's Guild, Lausanne Lower School students spent the morning chatting with author/illustrator Brian Pinkey over Zoom and gathered outside throughout the afternoon to enjoy ice cream as they celebrated their writing and illustrating accomplishments.  . .  In class, students have been reading their guest speaker Brian and Andrea Davis Pinkey's book, Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa, while expressing their own creativity through writi... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, May 7, 2021

Fifth-Graders Practice Laws Of Motion With Marble Race

Fifth-graders in Mrs. Bullard's Science class had the opportunity to test their knowledge of engineering recently when they constructed a marble race maze.   The activity contributes to their Middle Years Programme (MYP) curriculum, in which students learn about Sir Isaac Newton and how we can see the Laws of Motion in our everyday lives.  "We've discussed concepts relating to Laws of Motion ranging from why we wear seatbelts to the amount of for... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Lower Schoolers Recognized For Spring 2021 Noetic Math Competition

For this year's annual Spring Noetic Math Competition, Lausanne had many participants and winners from the second and third grades. "We are so proud and wish to recognize the participants, team winners and students who have received the National Honor Roll and National Honorable Mention awards," said Lower School ANTS Instructor Amy Brownlee, who led this year's competition. "Thank you to everyone for your participation!" The Noetic Learning Math Contest (N... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Senior Profile – Sophie Manis '21

Lausanne Senior Sophie Manis '21 made a promise to herself during her first semester at Lausanne. "I made myself a promise that I would immerse myself into the numerous communities that Lausanne has to offer and contribute my skills."  Four years later, this ambitious and dynamic Lynx has taken Lausanne by storm and has left her mark on the student body. From quickly jumping into leadership roles as Secretary and President in her 9th and 10th-grade years to showcasing he... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, May 3, 2021