Lausanne News - August 2022
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Seniors Spend Week Interning At Companies Around The Mid-South

To give Lausanne students a glimpse of their potential future after college, Lausanne seniors had the opportunity to intern at a broad spectrum of organizations last week. Organizations at over 75 Mid-South companies across the Mid-South hosted 107 Lausanne seniors. Through these internships, the Class of 2023 had the opportunity to explore and use their talents and skills in a unique environment while also learning to market their abilities and step out of their c... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Lausanne STEAM Students Create Wind Powered Cars

As part of the MYP Design Criterion, Lausanne Middle School students were tasked with designing a wind-powered car on a budget. Given a timeline of three class days and a budget in which to “purchase” materials from the bins in Kim Bullard’s Middle School STEAM lab, students purchased materials such as plastic wheels, dowels, lights and batteries. They then assembled their designs in class while also setting goals for themselves as to what equaled... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Second Grade Students Take Trip To The Lake To Kick Off PYP Unit

On Friday, Lausanne second-graders took an outdoor adventure to Blue Heron Lake to kick off their PYP unit on choices. The students rotated between different activities, including canoeing, enjoying healthy snacks and exploring the use of solar energy. For the activity led by 2nd-grade teacher Whitney Robertson, groups learned how to power up small wind turbines and music boxes by connecting cables to the positive and negative terminals on a hand-held solar panel to generate electricity. Th... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, August 29, 2022

House Sorting 2022

Our Middle School House Sorting Ceremony returned to EPAC this afternoon! Fifth Graders and students new to the Middle School are sorted into one of the four houses at Lausanne at the beginning of their journey through middle school as a way to help build relationships with peers and teachers outside of the classroom. Middle School students await their name being called as they are sorted into one of four houses.  After the event, students also learned about al... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, August 26, 2022

Class of 2026 Shares Week Full Of Adventures During Freshman Class Trip

Lausanne's Class of 2026 packed up their camp gear Monday morning and headed toward Lampe, Missouri, to spend the week at Clearwater Cove.  The Class of 2026 loads up the bus bright and early Monday morning to travel to Clearwater Cove. For many years, the campground has served as Lausanne's Freshman Class trip destination and the place where countless lifelong friendships budded and beloved memories were made. The goal of the annual trip is to help st... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, August 25, 2022

The Class Of 2024 Experiences A Glimpse Of College Life With Junior Class Trip

Choosing which college to attend is an exciting experience for Lausanne's Upper School students, but with so many options around the globe, it can be challenging for our Lynx to decide which one is the right fit. To assist students in making that decision, the Class of 2024 is spending the week visiting various colleges and universities as part of the annual junior class trip that exposes them to the application process and collegiate atmosphere. Lausanne juniors stop... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Class of 2025 Works To Amplify Service Impact On Memphis Community

This week, Lausanne's tenth-graders are teaming up with their advisories for the Class of 2025 Internships and Olympics, a service-learning initiative that will help amplify their impact on the Memphis community. Throughout the week, students will have the opportunity to work with several local nonprofits, including Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Midsouth Food Bank and Bridge Builders, while learning more about the mission of those organizations.  Students kicked off the week i... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, August 22, 2022

Advising Process Prepares Students For College Success

This week, members of Lausanne’s class of 2022 are moving into dorms at colleges around the country. But while their work with Lausanne’s newest alums concludes, College Advising at Lausanne begins preparations to shepherd students from the class of 2027 through their college journey. “It is important to engage the students early in the college process,” shares Laurie Gray, Co-Director of College Advising. “Helping them lay out the blueprint and begin the proces... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, August 18, 2022

Middle School Students Pledge To Uphold Knowledge, Truth And Honor Code As Part Of KTH Code

Students across Middle School gathered in EPAC today for the annual signing ceremony in which students pledge to uphold knowledge, truth and honor as part of the values rooted in Lausanne's KTH Code. Committing to the KTH Code has been a long-standing tradition for Lynx students ever since the nineties when Lausanne established the honor system to continue fostering an environment of academic integrity and respect in all aspects of life as a Lynx.  The KTH Code challenges student... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Night of Broadway Auditions

Night of Broadway is a Broadway-themed talent show featuring singing, dancing, acting and instrumental performances from students and faculty of all divisions. Students, faculty and staff that want to participate are asked to record their acts and send a video of their performances to by August 31.  If your act is chosen (September 6), you must be able to attend a dress rehearsal in EPAC on September 14 from 4:00- 6:30 p.m. and the Live 7:00 p.m.... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Lausanne Welcomes New Faculty Members To The Lynx Family

Lausanne is happy to welcome 12 new faculty members across divisions this year!  LOWER SCHOOL Comelia Franceschi – Junior Kindergarten Comelia holds a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Educational Leadership. Before her move to Memphis, she spent the last 16 years teaching Kindergarten and one year as a First-grade teacher in the Hamilton County school district in Chattanooga, Tn. She and Comelia's husband were both born and raised ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, August 4, 2022