Lausanne News - April 2022
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Lausanne Announces Rog Lima as 2022-23 Varsity Girls Soccer Coach

Rogerio Lima has been named as Lausanne’s Varsity Girls Soccer Coach for the 2022-23 season, leading both the school's Boys and Girls teams. Lima has been at Lausanne since 2014, where he and his coaching staff have built the school’s boys team into a competitive program, winning state championships in 2017 and 2018.  “We are committed to building a strong and sustainable soccer program PK -12 for both boys and girls, and Rog’s appointment is the ne... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson

Lower School Students Hold Album Release Session

As a part of their music technology projects this year, fourth-graders in Mrs. Tara West's class composed meditation music. Last week, the students held an "album release" session to listen to all of their songs over the course of three days in the Lower School music room. Students learned to create the music using a DAW (digital audio workstation) called Soundtrap. The unit included a questionnaire for family and friends that helped the students gauge the calming effect of the... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Lynx Authors Earn Multiple Awards At 2022 Wordsmith Writing Olympics

Some of our Lynx authors from Middle and Upper School displayed their writing talents recently when they competed in the 2022 Wordsmith Writing Olympics. Hosted by the University of Memphis, the annual contest gives students a platform to display their writing skills through a series of timed competitive challenges.  The students faced writing prompts that required quick responses and clarity. However, their innate gift of understanding language and expressing emotion through words mad... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Lausanne Seniors Awards Ceremony 2022

Today, Lausanne held their annual Senior Awards recognizing the top student in each class or subject. The awardees are chosen by their instructor based on their performance throughout their senior year.  Excellence in Industrial Design Ebony Wamwitha Excellence in DP Dance HL Y2 Zoe Matthews Excellence in DP Visual Arts HL Y2 Susie Stephens Excellence in DP Visual Arts SL Y2 Ella Peeples Excellence in Morning Band Tanner M... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson

Upper School Students Celebrate Annual Diversity Week

Upper School's Diversity and Inclusion Committee wrapped up this year's Diversity Week extravaganza with an epic talent show that featured performances with an international flair. Each spring, a week-long celebration is held to observe Lausanne's diverse and global community through various cultural learning experiences. This year kicked off with an International Foods taste testing hosted by the students in the Exploring Culture Through Food Club, followed by a day designated f... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, April 22, 2022

Origami Cranes Take Flight At West Cancer Center

In support of the patients at the West Cancer Clinic, the entrance of the organization's Desoto location has gained a bright and meaningful addition with a new art installation created by students at Lausanne. Since last fall, students across Middle and Upper School have joined in the Student Government Association's (SGA) community goal of folding 1,000 origami cranes for the cancer clinic. As cranes have long symbolized peace, good health, longevity and healing in many Asian cult... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Senior Profile – Analise Murphy '22

"Lausanne has helped me in more ways than I can count, but the most significant was making me confident in my own skin through my academic, athletic and social success," Analise Murphy '22 shared. "Even though I have faced many hardships throughout my career, they have only made me stronger and taught me how to deal with stress." Whether on the court or the field, Analise's confidence was continuously showcased through her athletic efforts as she helped assist i... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, April 18, 2022

Living History Magazine To Present Special Memphis Belle Screening At Lausanne

At Lausanne Collegiate School on May 1, Living History Magazine will present a special screening of "The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress." The film contains original film footage of the Belle and has been restored and digitized into a 4k version. Since 2011, Lausanne's Oral History Program and the Memphis Belle Memorial Association have worked together to preserve the history of the famous B-17 bomber from WWII and those who flew it. Additionally, a website was... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Upper School Students Compete At Youth In Government Competition

This past weekend, sixteen Lausanne Upper School students attended the 2022 Tennessee YMCA Youth in Government Conference in Nashville.  The conference is a simulation of the entire state-level governmental process with students serving as Senate and House members, lobbyists, press corps members (print and digital media), Supreme Court Justices and lawyer teams that argue before the court, a governor along with the governor's cabinet. Lausanne students served in the capacity of legi... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Seniors Jonah Smith And Mary Lee Fontana Named 2022 Mr. And Miss Lausanne

The results for the 2022 Mr. and Miss Lausanne are in, and Jonah Smith '22 and Mary Lee Fontana '22 have earned this year's respective titles!  As members and leaders of various clubs, full International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme students and distinguished members of the Lausanne community, both seniors more than exemplify what it means to be a Lynx. Over the years, Jonah has showcased his athleticism as a member of the Varsity Cross Country team, joined his fell... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, April 11, 2022

Senior Profile – Lotanna Oraedu '22

As a varsity and club volleyball player, Lynx thespian, Bridge Builder, rock climber, web editor on the school newspaper, National Merit Commended Scholar, National African American Recognition Program winner, and member of nine honor societies, Lotanna Oraedu '22 has had a busy yet highly successful Lausanne experience.  Lotanna's ability to manage her multiple activities along with her leadership skills have empowered her to take on many roles, and as a junior, she was appoi... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, April 7, 2022

Sixth-Grade Students Take On Book Characters For Annual Mock Trial

To wrap up their novel study of "The Outsiders," sixth-grade language arts teacher Maria Pirani challenged her students to the annual Mock Trial of Johnny Cade. The students had to put together evidence for or against Johnny's innocence in the murder of the book's character Bob Sheldon. With assistance from a group of faculty and student volunteers, a jury was built to help decide which team would win this year. No prior knowledge of the story was necessary – just a... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, April 6, 2022

IB Physics Students Compete In Annual Mousetrap Car Challenge

IB Physics students had the opportunity to participate in one of their favorite class traditions this week with the 2022 Mousetrap Car Competition. The annual challenge tests the students' ability to design a long-distance or race car powered by the stored energy in the spring of a mousetrap for the motor.  The idea is to attach a string to the mousetrap and axle. By winding the string around the axle, the mouse trap's spring stretches to store elastic potential energy. The m... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Top of the Class Honored at Cum Laude Society Inductions 2022

Congratulations to the 11 juniors and seniors inducted into the Lausanne chapter of the Cum Laude Society.  To be considered for Lausanne's chapter: The student must be in the top 10% of the junior class or the top 20% of the senior class in terms of academic excellence. This will be determined by ranking students according to their cumulative grade point average (GPA) and assessing standardized test scores. Their GPA must be 4.0 or higher. Students must have a history of t... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson

Lower School Teacher Exchange Helps Teachers Break Out of Their Comfort Zones

The Lower School pulled an April Fool’s prank on their students today by changing their teachers for the day. The exchange was the idea of Lower School Head Kara Barbour, who thought it would be a fun way to build connections across grade levels and help teachers look at their own processes. “We always ask students to step out of their comfort zones, and by asking our teachers to teach a different subject or grade level class, it allows them to see their work in a new light,&rdq... Read More
at Friday, April 1, 2022

Student Directed One-Act Plays To Be Performed This Weekend

Lausanne student directors have put together a fun evening of one-act plays featuring Lausanne students that will take the stage this weekend. Covering topics such as blind dates, the perils of education, vices versus virtues and bullying, the plays tackle the subject matters in an approach that is both educational and entertaining. This year's directors are:  Ella Gregory '22 Jasmine Younes '23 Skylar Harts '22 and Hanna Hu '23 Adam Loskovitz &... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, April 1, 2022