Lausanne News - December 2021
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Eighth-grade Students Create Their Own Countries During Unique Classroom Exercise

As part of their year-long Middle Years Programme (MYP) theme on globalization, students in eighth-grade study and research critical periods and historical events that have shaped today's world from a global perspective.  When students recently kicked off their MYP unit on the Age of Imperialism, they were organized in small groups and told that they were an imperial nation but would not know which nation they were until the end of the activity.   "The end goal was to c... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, December 31, 2021

Environmental Outreach Club Aims To Be A Part Of Recycling Solution

Over a year ago, the Environmental Outreach club at Lausanne raised concerns over recycling in the city of Memphis. They wanted to figure out why so much of the recycling goes to landfills and wanted to be a part of the solution. The students had seen numerous news articles about single stream recycling and how ineffective it was in our city. They were disappointed to learn that a large part of the recycling ends up at the city dump. “This weighed on them and we began to discuss our r... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, December 30, 2021

Seventh Grade Students Create Lausanne Tree Database

Seventh-grade science students worked hard on an exciting project for their MYP Classifying and Exploring Life unit.    For the exercise, which students call the Lausanne Tree Project, the seventh-graders researched trees across Lausanne's campus and designed web pages for a Lausanne Tree Database. Additionally, students built birdhouses to hang on branches and designed nameplates in their STEAM class to place at the base of each tree. The nameplates have a QR code that, when... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Lower School Students Recognized In Noetic Math Competition

For this year's winter Noetic Math Competition, Lausanne had many participants and winners in second and third grade. The Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC) is a semiannual problem-solving contest for Lower School students. The goal of the competition is to encourage students' interest in math, develop their problem-solving skills, and inspire them to excel in math. Students have 45 minutes to solve 20 math problems designed to challenge students and enrich their problem-s... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Lausanne Alumni Art League Gives New Artists Start Towards Success

In 2018, Lausanne started the Museum Without Walls program, which places works of art in public spaces throughout campus. The program creates an aesthetic dimension to campus while symbolizing Lausanne's commitment to creativity, uniqueness and student-centered learning.  But beginning a career as an artist can be a daunting task.  "Whether you're a freelance designer or an artist, trying to support yourself by selling your craft in today's ever-changing professio... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Sunday, December 26, 2021

Lower School Students Explore Holidays Worldwide

Lausanne's first and second-graders eagerly waited as teachers stamped each student's hand-made passports, sending their imaginations on a journey to explore different holidays and cultures worldwide.  As part of their yearly Primary Years Programme (PYP) tradition, Holidays Around the World, first and second-grade students learned about different national and international cultures to connect the curriculum to real-life experiences. For the class activity, students &q... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, December 24, 2021

Junior Kindergarten Students Host Virtual Art Tour

Vincent VanGogh, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollack are just a few famous artists who inspired the captivating creations displayed in this year's virtual Junior Kindergarten art gallery!  The JK students set up Zoom meetings to lead their family members through a virtual tour of the gallery for an opportunity to showcase their masterpieces.  The annual event is a part of the Primary Years Programme unit, "How We Express Ourselves. Junior kindergartners re... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, December 23, 2021

Lausanne Junior Gaining Recognition For His Voice

Evan Lewellyn ’23 was selected to represent Lausanne as a member of the Tennessee All-State Choir. On November 20, Lewellyn participated in the All-West Honor Choir after going through a rigorous audition process and scoring a high score. December 4, Evan auditioned for the Tennessee All-State Choir and won third chair in the Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass (SATB) choir. Lewellyn will now travel to the Tennessee Music Educators Association Conference in April 2022 where he will spend... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, December 22, 2021

JK Students Go On Adventure In Search Of Their Gingerbread Men

Junior Kindergartners (JK) had to follow a trail of clues in December when they returned to their classrooms following recess to find that the gingerbread men they had spent the day creating had escaped. JK students had spent the morning following directions and working as a team to make the cookies. Before leaving for recess, they had set the out to cool so that they could decorate them upon their return. However, when they returned to the class they found their new baked friends had decide... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, December 16, 2021

Upper Schooler Holds Adopt-A-Thon To Find Homes For Shelter Pets

As an owner of three cats adopted from shelters, Lizzie Brown ’23 sees taking care of her pets as a way to help the environment. “Animals are a critical part of nature and should be protected,” said Lizzie. “Adopting a pet helps fill your life with happiness and love.” Her own experience with pet adoption led the junior at Lausanne to team up with classmate Kenna Bullard ’23 and host an Adopt-A-Thon for the Humane Society as their CAS Project (Creativity... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson

Lausanne Hosts 2021 Young Alumni Day

Lausanne welcomed seven alumni who spoke to our Upper School students virtually during Lausanne's annual Young Alumni Panel as part of Young Alumni Day. The Lynx graduates, ranging from 2016-2021, shared the experiences that led them to choose their colleges, universities, graduate programs, internships and careers. They answered questions about what to expect as they enter college and if they would have done anything differently to go through the college process again. You can watch the... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson

Lynx Tennis Standout Signs With Southern

Friends, faculty and family gathered on the tennis courts at Lausanne in December as Kai Wince ’22 announced she was headed to Southern University to play tennis. “Southern is the entire package. I plan on majoring in speech pathology, and Southern offers an amazing program,” Wince said. “I connected with the team and the coaches, and I know they will have my best interest at heart. Southern embraced me as a student and player and I’m excited and grateful to be ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Sunday, December 12, 2021

Three Lynx Selected To Play In All-Star Game

After a season that saw the Lynx advance to the state semi-finals, three Lausanne football players were named to the 2021 Autozone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game roster. Craig Cunningham ’22 , Ben Bolton ’22 and Myles Saulsberry ’22 were all selected to play in the game. All three Lynx will play on the “blue” team “The game is a great opportunity to get exposure to colleges for recruiting purposes and gives the senior players a chance  to bui... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Saturday, December 11, 2021

Students Take Part In Coding Activities As Part Of Computer Science Education Week

This week is Computer Science Education Week and Lausanne students are celebrating it by taking part in Hour of Code activities during ANTS  (Acquiring New Technology Skills) classes. Computer Science Education Week was created to “inspire students to learn computer science, advocate for equity, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field.” “Computer science is a big part of everything we do and is becoming more acce... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, December 9, 2021

Lausanne Uses Strong Second Half In Both Games To Sweep Lions

Lausanne used strong third quarters Thursday night to complete a varsity basketball sweep of the Harding Lions in an electric night in The Lair. The night began with the Lausanne girls’ basketball team defeating the Lions 49-40. Lausanne was led in scoring and rebounding by Maddy Elliott ’25 with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Curea Cunningham ’23 also chipped in 10 for the Lynx, who trailed by six after the first quarter and went into the half down two. “It was a total... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Middle School Students Investigate Sea Monkeys Under A Microscope

Our eighth-grade scientist had the opportunity to investigate sea life under a microscope recently during a lab in Middle School teacher Brooke Hoffman's class.  Students designed and carried out an investigation to determine which salinity concentration would hatch the brine shrimp, commonly called sea monkeys, for the project.  "They used three different concentrations to compare," Middle School science teacher Brooke Hoffman shared. "After one week, they co... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, December 7, 2021