Lausanne News - May 2022
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Massey Wins the 2022 House Cup

It's official: the Massey Dragons are the winners of the 2022 House Cup. While Massey had a strong showing for most of the year, Lendenwood fought back, volunteering for service hours and earning points for their House, taking the lead in April and the majority of May. But the Dragons would not be denied, with several students working on service projects in the final weeks to bring the cup back into reach. When thunderstorms forced the final competition off the lake, 6th Grade Teacher ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson

Fourth Grade Students Celebrate Their Lower School Experience During PYP Exhibition

To celebrate the end of their Lower School journey, Lausanne fourth-graders invited family and friends to the grade level's annual Primary Years Programme (PYP) exhibition. Guests gathered in EPAC to see a display of culminating projects that highlighted various skills, attitudes and learner profile traits the students developed over the years.  Leading up to the event, the students formed groups and worked collaboratively with other classmates, teachers and mentors t... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Senior Profile: Micah Cross '22

For Micah Cross '22, transferring to Lausanne in 10th grade was something that changed her life.    "I've become a more outgoing and academically successful person," Micah said. "I believe Lausanne has improved all aspects of my life - academics, community, and service."   According to Micah, she was quiet and reserved when she first arrived at Lausanne as a sophomore. She turned to theatre as a way to come out of her shell.    "I had ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Lausapalooza Brings Performances To Driven Audience

In 2021, with Covid restrictions forcing the Lower School’s annual musical performances to be canceled, Lower School Music Teacher Tara West wanted to ensure the tradition could continue. “Our Lower School Concert, Lausannia, has been a favorite tradition of Lower School families for years,” she explains. “We knew we wanted to still share our students' amazing musical talents, but we wanted to make sure it was in a safe way. That’s how Lausapooloza was born!... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson

Lower School Lynx celebrate the Week of the Young Child and the annual Writer's Guild

Last week was an exciting one for Lower School Lynx. While our Early Childhood classes celebrated the Week of the Young Child, 1st through 4th  took part in the Writer's Guild, a Lausanne tradition. The Week of the Young Child celebrates the wonder of childhood and the importance of family, friendships, and play in a child's development. Our Early Childhood students invited their families to campus for picnics and a tour of their classrooms in honor of the event. Guests had the... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson

Two Student-Athletes Sign To Play At The Next Level

On Thursday, Lausanne held a signing day for two student-athletes both signing to play collegiate baseball. A two-way player in baseball, Remi Schaber '22 could be found on the mound, at third base and providing the Lynx with run support with a bat this season. She was awarded the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association (TCBA) Scholarship, a scholarship given for accomplishments on the baseball field, in the classroom & in the community and became the first female in th... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, May 19, 2022

Senior Profile – Bella Leggett '22

For Bella Leggett '22, being a multi-sport athlete played a significant role in shaping her Lausanne experience. During her time in Upper School, Bella gained invaluable experiences while assisting in multiple Lynx victories as a member of Varsity Basketball, swimming, cross-country, volleyball and leading the lacrosse team as captain.  "My greatest contribution to Lausanne has been my athletic presence in various sports throughout my highschool career," Bella said. "... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Middle School Students To Be Featured In Poetry Publication

A group of middle schoolers had the opportunity to express themselves creatively through a recent poetry competition, and six of the students' submissions were selected to be featured in a national publication. The Creative Communications Spring 2022 Anthology, A Celebration of Poets, invites 45% of their entries from across the nation to be published in their publication. “I am exteremly proud of these young authors for taking the opportunity to compete a... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Underclassmen Awards 2022

We celebrated the 2022 winners of our Underclassmen Award and Honors today in EPAC during a ceremony for their outstanding academic performance this school year. Keep up the good work, Lynx! Aaliyah Bethea '23   Best Dance for Athletes       Abby Hodus '23 Excellence in DP Theater HL - Year 1   Abby Trott '24 Excellence in Theatre Production   Abhi Battini '25 Exc... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, May 16, 2022

Lausanne Dancers Prove Things Are "Better Together" During Spring Recital

Lausanne students in Lower, Middle and Upper School took to the stage on Saturday morning in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC) as part of the Spring Dance Recital. During their performances, students used songs that stuck with the theme of “Better Together,” showcasing the Lausanne Way traits of global mindedness and meaningful relationships. After a long and uncertain 2020-2021 school year, the Lausanne Conservatory Dance program quietly held a small show for a small audie... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, May 9, 2022

Upper School Students Create Spanish Books For Lower School

Over the past month, students in Chary Jara's Spanish II HL classes used their creative skills to create something special for the Lower School Lynx. Relating to the unit of childhood they were currently studying, students created a children's book written completely in Spanish. "My students had to create a story in Spanish that included some traditions from a Spanish-speaking country of their choice while incorporating the vocabulary and grammar covered in this ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, May 5, 2022

Fourth Grade Scientists Host Annual Rocket Launch

Last week, Lausanne's fourth-grade scientists hosted their annual rocket launch, an interactive project that gives students the opportunity to test the hand-made spacecraft they created in correlation with their PYP curriculum.  Leading up to the big day, Lower School science teacher Dr. Frassinelli stopped by to present a brief background of Sir Issac Newton & asked the fourth-graders to analyze what the famous scientist meant when he said: "I have been like a boy on ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Lynx Fifth And Sixth Grade Students Visit JA BizTown

"Hello, Biztowners, it's a beautiful day for some tunes," DJ Braylen Wilbern '28, JA Biztown's Radio personality, said into the microphone. "If you'd like to hear a specific sound, I'll be taking song requests for the next ten minutes!" At Junior Achievement's JA Biztown, along with titles like  CEO, CFO, police officers, mayors, and managers being a disc jockey is just one of the roles students can take on. When they took a field trip ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson

Senior Profile – Marcus Cohn '22

Through the support of his teachers, Lausanne senior Marcus Cohn '22 believes he gained the confidence to engage in many challenges and bring a unique presence to his classrooms. "I believe that my teachers have always been very supportive of me throughout Upper School, and that is part of what makes Lausanne special to me," Marcus Cohn '22 shared. "I think I bring a presence to the classroom that is lively and engaged as well as productive." Being a productive... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, May 2, 2022

Class of 2022 Matriculation

Return to the Commencement page Name Honors      College to Attend Tala A Abdo Magna Cum Laude       University of Indiana Arin Annette Adams* Summa Cum Laude   Candidate for the IB Diploma      University of Tampa Omar Olawole Akinwumiju     &nbs... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, May 1, 2022