Lausanne News - August 2021
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Lausanne Alumnus Thanks Former Design Teacher For Class Structure That Prepared Him For College

Zephyr Barlow '18, seen in the middle, poses for a picture with other members of the Class of 2018.  It's been a little over three years since Zephyr Barlow '18 was a student in Upper School teacher Jonathan Auger's design technology class, but the skills he developed in the course still benefit him today.  Now that Zephyr has entered his senior year as a metallurgical engineering major at the University of Alabama, the Lynx alumnus says planning out his final unde... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Lausanne Middle School Hosts 2021 House Sorting Ceremony

New fifth graders and dozens of new students and teachers were welcomed as Monmouth, Lendenwood, Cottingham and Massey members in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC), one of our most popular events for Middle School students each year.  During the highly anticipated event, new members of the Lausanne Middle School are sorted into one of the four houses at Lausanne. It signifies the start of their new journey through Middle School while helping the students build relationships... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, August 30, 2021

Lausanne Volleyball Looks To Build On Early Season Momentum

Lausanne Volleyball is set for an impressive season. Led by Aaliyah Bethea '23 and Reese Trusty '24, the team has added key pieces to the lineup in Kinney Boyle '24 and Kaylee Alford '25. After hosting sparse crowds for sporting events for over a year, The Lair was packed and the atmosphere was electric last Thursday evening at the Lausanne volleyball team took to the court. Their opponent, Harding, had won the last five matches against the Lynx. But the junior... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Sunday, August 29, 2021

Juniors And Seniors Explore College Life During Class Trip

As our juniors and seniors enter their final stretch of Upper School, the students have been exploring the college application process and gearing up for life after graduation. Choosing what college to attend is an exciting experience, but with so many options around the globe, it can be challenging to decide which one is the right fit. To help our Lynx discover their personal preferences for a collegiate environment, our 11th and 12th graders spent the week exploring different college cam... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, August 27, 2021

Freshmen and Sophomores Take On Clearwater Cove For Class Trip

Lausanne's ninth and tenth-graders loaded up their camp gear bright and early Monday morning and headed off to Lampe, Missouri, to spend the week at Clearwater Cove for their Upper School class trip.  Over the years, the campgrounds have served as the freshman class trip destination and place where many Lynx experienced the start of lifelong friendships and some of their favorite memories. After placing the class trips on pause last school year, the excursions finally resumed, and t... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, August 26, 2021

Lower School Launches Robotics Team For Third And Fourth-Graders

The world of robotics has always been a topic students love to explore during their Primary Year's Programme (PYP) unit on programming. This year, Lausanne's third and fourth-graders will have the opportunity to continue pursuing their tech interests beyond the classroom with the launch of the Lower School Robotics Team.  "We are super excited about starting the Lower School Robotics Team this school year," said Lausanne's Directo... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Fourth-Graders Take On First Science Lab Of The Year

Who knew observing bubbles could offer essential lessons about the world of science? Lower schoolers in Dr. Frassinelli's science class, of course!  Through our fourth-graders' first lab of the school year, "Speed of Bubbles," the students are developing observational skills, learning the basics of data collection and dabbling in a little bit of math with addition and averaging. Using tubes filled with different colored fluids and an air bubble in each, student... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, August 19, 2021

Lausanne Unveils Memphis Themed Early Childhood Playground

With the start of the 2021-22 school year comes the unveiling of our newly renovated Early Childhood Playground. To celebrate, Lausanne had the honor of inviting the playground's donors and their families to a grand opening.  After completing the Outdoor Discovery Center in 2015, Lausanne set its sights on a similar endeavor for our littlest Lynx. The Early Childhood playground's new design represents last year's overarching theme of "We Are Lausanne. We Are Memphi... Read More

Gagliano Field In The Running For National Award After Being Named Regional Field Of The Year

The National High School Baseball Coaches Association named Gagliano Field, Lausanne's baseball park, Regional Field Of The Year. With that award, it is now in the running for the National title.  Gagliano Field was built in 1967 as a co-op between the City of Memphis and American Legion Baseball. It is named after the legendary coach, Tony Gagliano. Tony coached the Bill Speros team, which consisted of some of the most talented high school players in the Memphis area, of which more... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Friday, August 13, 2021

Two Lausanne Student-Athletes Sign To Play With Nashville SC As Part Of MLS Academy

Lausanne Soccer players Nick Dyer '23 and Brendan French '23 have been selected to join Nashville SC as a part of their MLS Academy program. The MLS Academy program was founded to provide elite soccer athletes with the ability to compete against top-level competition throughout the year. "This competitive structure is built to elevate the level of competition and provide talent identification opportunities for all players throughout the youth soccer landscape allowing players t... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, August 12, 2021

Lausanne Welcomes New Faculty

We would like to welcome the following new faculty to Lausanne! Lower School Katie Hise – First Grade Katie graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education degree from the University of Memphis. She has nine years of teaching experience in junior kindergarten, second and third grades. Katie previously taught at Lausanne from 2014-2019 and is very excited to return "home!" She has also taught at St. Luke's Day School and PDS. Katie is marrie... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, August 9, 2021