Lausanne News - September 2022
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Cross Country Teams Have Strong Showing At Shelby Farms Meets

The Lausanne Cross Country teams had strong showings in their meets this week at Shelby Farms.  In Lower School, Zachary Califf ’30 (16th) and Andre Pizzimenti ’30 (18th) finished in the top 20 out of 408 runners on the boys' side with Adelaide Donecker ’30 finishing 17th out of 33 girls. The boys' and girls' teams both placed 9th out of 28 teams.  In Middle School. Ainsley Donecker ’28 was the top Lau... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, September 29, 2022

STEAM Students Create "Better Bots"

Students in Kim Bullard's eighth-grade STEAM class put their creativity to work when faced with helping a fictional toy maker with a problem he was having. "Two weeks ago, I presented the class with a problem," Middle School STEAM teacher Kim Bullard said. "A local toy maker was disappointed that his sales numbers were down for the last three months. The robots he had made were cute and fun to look at but weren't selling."  Students in the class were then t... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Lausanne Junior Kindergartens Connect With Community Members Around Campus

Over the past month, Junior Kindergarten students discovered that connecting with others is the best way to learn more about a community! As a part of their PYP unit of inquiry, Who We Are, the little Lynx learners have been venturing outside the classroom to explore the school and engaging with Lausanne members across campus. "Our JK kiddos have spent this first month of school learning about themselves and the value they and others bring to the Lausanne community," Junior Kinde... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, September 27, 2022


In addition to the three semifinalists selected earlier this month, Lausanne is proud to announce that seniors Grant Beeber '23, Dany Hamze '23, Jonathan Roberts '23, Max Weiss '23 and Gabor Wollak '23 have been named commended students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.  The five Lynx seniors will receive letters of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) to acknowledge their distinctive academic talents.  To... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, September 26, 2022

Middle School Trips Return for 2022-23 School Year

Seventh Grade students restarted one of the Middle School's annual traditions this week: the Middle School Class Trip. The Class of 2028 left early Wednesday morning to journey to Camp Bear Track, a residential camp in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas on Greers Ferry Lake, for a few days of bonding and team building.  While class trips have long been a tradition in Lausanne's Middle School, the COVID-19 pandemic caused the school to cancel all of its trips since Spring 2020. Thi... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Friday, September 23, 2022

Colleges Around The Country Visit Lausanne Campus To Meet With Upper School Students

To help prepare upper schoolers for the future, our college advisors invited representatives from colleges and universities around the country to Lausanne's campus to answer students' questions about admission, financial aid, scholarships and campus life at their respective school. "We love having the college reps on campus," Co-Director of College Advising Whitney Morrison shared. "It allows students to ask specific questions to the people with the most knowled... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Lausanne Alumna Named Among First Recipients Of Obama-Chesky Voyager Scholarship

Lausanne alumna Ambria Williams '20 (NYU) was recently announced as one of the recipients of the Obama-Chesky Scholarship For Public Service, also known as the Voyager Scholarship.  Created by President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO, The Voyager Scholarship was formed to "help shape the next generation of leaders that will create meaningful change through understanding, empathy and cooperation." "This generation has so much to offer,"... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Students Showcase Talents During Night Of Broadway Performances

Night of Broadway returned in full force Saturday night, with 25 different acts taking the stage to perform their Broadway favorites. Hosts Jasmine Younes ‘23 and Malaika Kumar ’23 introduced students from 1st through 12th grades as they shared their musical talents to a live audience in Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC). The evening also featured a return of our Arts Gala, an exhibition of various works of art from Lausanne Lower, Middle and Upper School students. L... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, September 19, 2022

2023 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists Announced

Congratulations to Nick Dyer '23, Matthew Kulubya '23 and Nikhita Srinivas '23 for being named as Semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship! Today officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  These academically talented seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarship... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Middle School Students Celebrate Annual Raising Of House Flags

Lausanne's fifth through eighth-grade students gathered outside Upper Middle School yesterday to celebrate the annual raising of the Massey, Cottingham, Monmouth and Lendenwood House flags. The students erupted with cheers as Elinor Barrett '27, Jonah Elijovich '27, Terran Hauberg '27 and Emma Lee '27 took turns raising the flag in honor of their respective Houses.  The order of the flags is determined by the previous year's house cup race, and marks the sta... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, September 9, 2022

Author Sherri Winston Visits Lausanne

Author Sherri Winston visited Lausanne today to speak to our third and fourth-grade classes, sharing her new book Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution. Ms. Winston is also the author of President of the Whole Fifth Grade (a Sunshine State Young Readers Award selection), President of the Whole Sixth Grade (a Kids' Indie Next Pick), President of the Whole Sixth Grade: Girl Code, The Sweetest Sound (a Kirkus Best Book of the Year), Jada Sly: Art... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Lausanne Senior's Oil Painting To Display In Young Tennessee Artists Advanced Art Exhibition

Congratulations to Lausanne senior Julia An '23 for being chosen by the Frist Museum of Art to display her limited palette oil painting, A Warm Welcome, in their Young Tennessee Artists Advanced Art Exhibit. A Warm Welcome by Julia An '23 "Julia is a spectaculary gifted artist," Upper School art instructor Kate Manzo shared. "She is wise beyond her years and I have no doubt that one day she will be a phenomenal professiona... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, September 6, 2022

New Flags Welcome Families From Outside of the United States

While families across the United States, from California to Virginia, have decided to call Lausanne home this year, the school is also welcoming students moving to Memphis from other countries to our community.  “Organizations like St. Jude, International Paper and FedEx all bring new employees from around the globe to Memphis,” explains Laura Trott, Lausanne’s Director of Admission. “Because these families are usually familiar with the International Baccalaureate... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson

Middle School Students Connect Grade Levels With House Activity

Lynx Middle School students are using their house activity to connect the 16 grade levels across the Lausanne campus. “For our House Activity this week the 7th and 8th graders created posters for the other grade levels around campus,” sixth-grade Individuals and Societies teacher and House System Director Kyle Lawrence said. “They worked on creating a poster that includes Social Emotional Learning, a positive note, a drawn picture and their House... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Friday, September 2, 2022