Lausanne News - October 2022
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Diwali Gives Lausanne Students Chance To Share Cultural Tradition

"Lighting Diyas for Diwali is part of my family's tradition," said Malaika Kumar '23. "At Lausanne, we're encouraged to share our cultures with each other, and I thought this would be a fun way to share mine."  Led by Malaika, Lausanne students celebrated Diwali on campus this week. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is the most important holiday of the year in India. It's observed by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists.  One traditional way t... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Middle School Students Bond In Class Trip To Arkansas

As he harnessed in, what was once something that seemed easy in his head became real, and the nerves kicked in. The self-doubt voice of "can I do this" was loud but his classmates' voices cheering him on were even louder. He pulled the cord and began the swing from the treetops. The fear disappeared and was replaced with pure exhilaration and the roar of approval from his friends. Finn O'Malley '29 had done it. He had overcome fear, and his reward was congratulations fro... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, October 24, 2022

Eighth Grade Students Experience Upper School Learning Environment For The Day

Lausanne eighth graders caught a glimpse of what to expect when they enter ninth grade during their recent experience exploring Upper School's learning environment for Step-Up Day. The middle schoolers had the opportunity to meet with Upper School Head Stuart Dunster and Assistant Head Chris Jordan, toured different spaces they'll have access to next year, including the Virtual Reality Lab and student lounge and participated in classroom sessions with the ninth-grade teachers. ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Students Walk In The Fictional Footsteps Of Novel Characters During Field Trip To Elmwood Cemetery

In conjunction with their classroom novel, Graveyard Girl, students across fifth grade had the opportunity to tour Elmwood Cemetery, one of the oldest and most famous historical sites in the Mid-South. The history-filled expedition allowed students to follow the fictional footsteps of the characters from the book and learn more about the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1897. With a guided tour from Elmwood staff members, students explored the dramatic Entry Bridge, the Carpenter-... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, October 7, 2022

Upper School Design Agency Shares Projects And Goals With Lausanne Community

Students in Upper School's Lausanne Design Agency (LDA) had the opportunity to share their current projects, and future goals for the organization with parents in this morning's LPC meeting.  Organized by Upper School design teacher Todd Cowden, LDA is a new student-led "company" with a mission to provide creative solutions and new and innovative designs that amplify success for companies within the community.   "I've been teaching design to high sc... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, October 4, 2022