Lausanne News - January 2022
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Upper School Students Participate In Virtual DECA Competition

Lausanne DECA Club students participated in a virtual competition against high schools around the country last week. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. The annual competition is a club competition for high schools around the country.  “The club is entirely student-driven, with students working independently on a chosen business challenge, and taking an online... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Friday, January 28, 2022

Photography Students' Exhibit Opens In Blackmon Gallery

Students in Photography and Advanced Photography at Lausanne launched an art exhibit this week that is currently on display in Blackmon Gallery. “Photography isn’t simply about capturing a moment in time, it’s about capturing light and shadow and crafting it in a way that tells a story or evokes an emotion,” career tech teacher Todd Cowden said. “It’s about seeing the world through an artistic lens, in ways that other people may not be capable of.” ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, January 27, 2022

Second Grade & JK Students Share Ideas In Creative Collaboration

Second-grade students at Lausanne had the chance to share their robotics knowledge with students in Junior Kindergarten (JK) this week. "I love being a part of a school where we can share and learn together," director of academic technology and innovation Amy Brownlee said. With the weather too cold to be outside, JK students have been spending their time creating in the hallways outside their classrooms. Meanwhile, second-grade students have been creating as well as a part of LEG... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Lynx Named To All-West Honor Band

Earlier this month, Lausanne band students took part in the All-West Tennessee Honor Band auditions at Arlington High School. Each year, the West Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association (W.T.S.B.O.A.) puts on a large convention to share things that are happening with music education in West Tennessee. Students are invited to participate in blind auditions where they are judged, the most successful players selected to participate in honor bands. West Tennessee School Band and Orchest... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Knowledge Bowl Team Finishes Strong In Weekend Tournament

Lausanne’s Knowledge Bowl team took second place this weekend at a tournament at Bartlett High School over the weekend. “I couldn’t be prouder of the team. This year we’ve brought on a lot of students new to trivia competition and their skills as a team are growing quickly, and the leadership of our seniors has a lot to do with that success," IB Literature & TOK teacher and Knowledge Bowl coach Wade Linebaugh said.  Lausanne bought two teams to the comp... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, January 24, 2022

Middle School Students Create Replicas Of Famous Structures In STEAM Lab

For their unit, Rise and Fall of Empires, Middle School students headed to the STEAM lab on Friday to re-create some famous structures from some of their studied Empires. “As a summative to this unit in their Individuals and Societies class, they are combining their knowledge and design skills in the STEAM lab,” Middle School STEAM teacher Kim Bullard said. Students have discussed in class how empires showed their power through their building projects and expansion. They then di... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Friday, January 21, 2022

Students Measure Effects Of Activities on Blood Pressure In Upper School Lab

Students in the Upper School Sports Exercise and Health Science class used a lab on Thursday to measure the effects of various activities on blood pressure in a circulation lab. IB Sports Exercise and Health Science SL focuses on basic concepts of anatomy and how they specifically relate to exercise, sports, and health. “We recently started studying the circulatory system,” Upper School Science teacher Mallory Perry said. “In class, we discussed the parts of the heart and ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, January 20, 2022

A Colorful Science Lab Turns Into Exciting Learning Experience For Third-Graders

A colorful lab turned into an exciting learning experience for our third-grade scientist in Dr. Frasinelli's class. For the experiment, the students tested a variety of liquids, including vinegar, Pepto Bismol, mouth wash and orange juice, using a pH scale to decipher if the liquid was an acid or a base. To start the lab, Dr. Frassinelli boiled red cabbage in water, so the color in the leaves would come off, turning it purple. Then, the students slipped some drops of the purple liqui... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Lausanne Students Create Paint Colors To Match Their Skin Tones

Lausanne students in Junior Kindergarten (JK) have been learning about diversity and Martin Luther King Jr's dream to live in a world where we treat others fairly and see the beauty in each of us. “We've talked about how special each of us are and how beautiful it is that we don't all look different,” Junior Kindergarten teacher Lindy Roberson said. In fact, students have created a lot of art over the course of the school year and mixed a lot of colors together. But ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, January 17, 2022

Middle School Students Try And Escape To Earn House Points

Friday, Lausanne Middle School students used their house activity time to try to escape from one of four escape rooms in an effort to earn points for their respective houses.  “We are trying to keep our students as engaged as possible while also keeping them as safe as possible,” Sixth Grade Individuals and Societies Teacher and House System Director Kyle Lawrence said.  The students worked either alone or in groups to try and escape from as many of the four escape r... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Friday, January 14, 2022

Lausanne Alumna Returns To Lausanne For An Experience Shadowing The Routines Of Lower School Teachers

Lucie Finley '21 has always known she wanted to pursue a career in teaching, and her passion for educating others led her back to where her own academic journey started. Last week, the Lynx alumna, who is currently a freshman at UTChatt, returned to Lausanne's campus for an opportunity to shadow the classroom routines of second-grade teacher Robin Fessler and Lower School Learning Specialist Joy Stephens.  "I loved getting to work with both Ms. Fessler and Mrs. Stephens ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, January 13, 2022

Sixth Grade Students Learn Map Projecting As Part Of Minecraft Project

Over the next three weeks, sixth-grade students in Tom Brazina’s class will be undertaking a Minecraft mapping project where they will be charged with representing a famous map projection in Minecraft.  “This project allows the students to practice what they learned during their mapping unit while reflecting on the impacts of science,” Brezina said.  Brezina said this exercise helps the students as part of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) sciences criterion. ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Lausanne Celebrates 2022 Scholastic Art Award Winners

Lausanne would like to congratulate all our Lynx students awarded in the 2022 Scholastic Art Awards Competition, sponsored by the Brooks Museum League.  In this year's nationally recognized competition, Lausanne art and design students earned 30 total awards, including 8 Gold Keys, 8 Silver Keys and 14 Honorable Mentions.  "To all the talented students in our art classes, congratulations on your efforts," Lausanne Art teacher Geri Passo-Floyd expressed. "Yo... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Middle Years Programme Capstone Project

As part of the capstone project 10th-graders complete in their final year of the Middle Years Programme, students have the opportunity to utilize their critical thinking skills in a unique way. Each year, the 10th-graders are challenged to develop a personal project that focuses on a topic they find meaningful and encourages them to research and learn something new. Students write essays to reflect on their journey throughout the process and showcase their final product during an exhibition ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, January 10, 2022

Eighth-Grade Students Bring Edgar Allan Poe Story To Life Through Mask Making

Eighth-grade students in Ginger Reese's Language Arts class tapped into their creative side to bring their reading assignments to life through mask making. As part of their MYP curriculum, the middle schoolers explored tangible symbolism and how authors use an object to add deeper meaning to a story. The students learned how to identify and document these symbols through readings of short stories, including their most recent, "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe.&... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, January 7, 2022

Daily Yoga And Dance Sessions Help PK2 Students Groove Into Their First Year At Lausanne

As Lausanne's PK2 program embarks on the second half of its introductory year, our littlest Lynx have been introduced to many new concepts and activities and grown accustomed to their learning environment. While the early childhood learners love exploring shapes, colors and letters, their daily yoga and dance sessions have also become an exciting part of their routine. "Like adults, yoga and dance for kids also have several health benefits,"  PK2 co-teacher Simone Lima ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, January 5, 2022