Lausanne News - September 2021
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Middle Schoolers Commit To Knowledge, Truth And Honor Code

Knowledge, truth and honor are at the core of Lausanne's Middle School, a fact highlighted in the KTH Code. Students pledged themselves to these values during a ceremony today in Elder Performing Arts Center. As part of their official KTH Code, middle schoolers exhibit a strong work ethic, positive attitude, cooperative spirit, pleasant nature and a genuine commitment to Knowledge, Truth and Honor. Students pledge to be honest in word and deed, do quality work, self-advoca... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, September 30, 2021

Four Lynx Seniors Recognized As National Merit Commended Students

In addition to the five semifinalists selected earlier this month, Lausanne is proud to announce that four of our seniors have been named commended students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Marcus Cohn '22, Michael Hirsch '22, Lotanna Oraedu '22 and Remi Schaber '22 received letters of commendation to acknowledge their outstanding academic promise.  Students, who must be US citizens to be eligible, enter the competition by taking the ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Interactive Exercise Helps Students Learn IB Economics

The sounds of money changing hands filled the classroom of IB Economics teacher Heather Price. All a part of a lesson on the Circular Flow of Income Model. As a part of the exercise, half of the class played the role of households and the other half played the role of firms. The interdependence of the two on each other became quickly evident as the simulation began. “Simulating the circular flow model while learning about it in class helps students understand the motivations of both p... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Lynx Cross Country Frank Horton Invitational Results

Lynx Cross Country took part in the 33rd Annual Frank Horton Invitational at Shelby Farms this weekend. The race is run on a newly designed and fully-illuminated course that provides a great opportunity for athletes, coaches, and parents to experience cross country in a unique and competitive atmosphere. Upper School ran the 5k route on Friday night, with a majority of the runners reaching new personal time records during the race! “The kids did an excellent job of starting the race a... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, September 26, 2021

Lausanne Defeats Humboldt To Wrap Up Homecoming Week

The Lausanne Lynx stayed unbeaten Friday night, defeating Humboldt 52-0. After jumping out to a big lead early, the Lynx were able to rest most of their starters for the second half en route to the victory. Craig Cunningham '22 once again rushed for three touchdowns and CJ Jordan '24 had two receiving for the Lynx. Ben Bolton also recovered a Humboldt turnover for a touchdown on the defensive side of the ball. Max Gilbert '23 was carted off the field in the third quarter with an... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Saturday, September 25, 2021

Lausanne Football Defeats Hernando To Improve To 4-0

The Lausanne Lynx (4-0) football team continued their winning ways at home Friday as they defeated Hernando (2-3), 53-28. Craig Cunningham '22 ran for 251 yards and scored three touchdowns against the Tigers, upping his season total to 539 yards And nine touchdowns. Brock Glenn '23 also got in on the action, completing 11 of his 16 passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns. He also added a rushing touchdown on a QB sneak in the fourth quarter. The Lynx got off to a sluggish start, ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Saturday, September 18, 2021

Five Upper School Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Lausanne is honored to announce that five of our Lynx seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. We want to congratulate Walter Mink '22, Ryan Hof '22, Annabella Tian '22, Jason Nadiu '22 and Sophia Holland '22 for their hard work and dedication.  The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Students enter the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Sch... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, September 16, 2021

Middle School Kicks Off Club Time

Lausanne Middle School students filed into the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC) on Wednesday for a chance to pick out their clubs for the year. “We believe joining a club is a great way to explore new interests,” Assistant Head of Middle School Robin Trusty said. “It allows students to learn something new without the stress that often comes with school courses. Clubs connect students with like-minded people and allow you to become part of a community.” Among the c... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, September 16, 2021

Lausanne's Lower School Lynx kicked off their first-ever Community Time

Lausanne's Lower School Lynx kicked off this Monday with their first-ever Community Time, an event the students hope to make a new tradition! "I am excited about this new opportunity to come together as the Lower School," said Head of Lower School Kara Barbour. "Community Time will be held every other Monday morning and be a great way to get the week started in a fun and upbeat way. There will be music, dancing, cheers, guest speakers and time for character development.&qu... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, September 14, 2021

MYP Chemistry studies prepare students for college

At Lausanne, our Middle Years Programme (MYP) Chemistry studies prepare students for college by providing them with a fundamental understanding of the composition and structure of matter and the changes it undergoes. Content in this course covers atomic structure, reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, thermodynamics, organic chemistry and acid-base. Analytical thought develops by applying problem-solving skills to chemical computation and the use of the scientific method in laborato... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Seventh-Graders Use Natural Resources Around Campus To Build Miniature Shelters

During a recent STEAM collaboration in Middle School, seventh-grade students designed shelters to withstand rain and wind using only materials available in the environment. As students explore how people historically survived off their surroundings in Ms. Hammons' Individuals and Societies class, their STEAM activity correlated with their current curriculum and helped give them a real-world example of sustainability. The seventh-graders split into groups and spread out across specific... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Second Grade Kicks Off PYP Unit At Blue Heron Lake

Lausanne second-graders took the classroom outdoors recently during an afternoon spent at Blue Heron Lake. With help from members of the Lower School faculty, the students rotated between different activities, including canoeing, enjoying healthy popsicle treats and exploring the use of solar energy. For the activity led by 2nd-grade teacher Jeff Massey, groups learned how to power up small wind turbines by connecting cables to the positive and negative terminals on a hand-held solar pane... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, September 2, 2021