Lausanne News - November 2022
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2022 National Honor Society Inductions

59 Lausanne students were inducted into the National Honor Society this morning in a ceremony in the Elder Performing Arts Center.  To be eligible for induction into the National Honor Society, Juniors and Seniors must demonstrate a commitment to scholarship, character, leadership and service. In addition to achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher at the beginning of the school year, a committee of five teachers looks at each student's resume to determine whether... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, November 28, 2022

Model UN Members Earn Multiple Awards At Conference In Murfreesboro

Upper School's Model UN Club members attended the Tennessee YMCA Model United Nations Conference in Murfreesboro last weekend and brought home three well-deserved awards.  The Lynx competitors earned an Outstanding Resolution Award for Delegate Teams in both the 10th and 12th Grades. Awardees included seniors Matthew Kulubya '23, Dany Hamze '23, Lizzie Brown '23 and Andrea Huynh '23 and sophomores Sam Dyer '25, Lauren Demery '25, Samantha Castillo '2... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, November 16, 2022

JK Students Cast Votes For Favorite Work Of Art

Students in JK got into the voting spirit during the recent elections by casting votes for their favorite painting from a series of famous artists.  After reading the book "I Voted" by Mark Shulman and Serge Bloch, the little Lynx from three classes faced the important decision of deciding their favorite piece of art.  In one race, two versions of the Mona Lisa were voted on. One by Leonardo da Vinci and another by Fernando Botero. In another, the choice was Starry... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Lausanne Students Hold Veteran's Day Ceremony To Honor Those Who Served

Lausanne students and veterans gathered in Elder Performing Arts Center to celebrate the annual Veteran's Day presentation.  Upper School's Chorus, Band, and Strings Ensembles played, honoring all those who served in the military, with speakers highlighting the sacrifices veterans have made for the country throughout the program. After our Upper School Choir and String Ensembles performed "In Flanders Fields," Dr. Rebecca Hodges, Lausanne's Social Studies Depart... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, November 11, 2022

Middle School Students Go Off The Grid To Create Power

Eighth-grade students in Kim Bullard's STEAM class recently learned about living off the grid and were challenged to find alternative ways to get power.  Given only a hobby motor and a small LED lightbulb, students were tasked with building windmills that generated enough electricity to light a small model house.  "It was very fun," said William Trott '27. "There were some challenges along the way, but troubleshooting the issue and making my windmill work m... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, November 10, 2022

Senior Kindergarten Students Explore Communities During Off-Campus Adventure

As senior kindergartners learned about the ways communities live, work and play together, students had the opportunity to fuel their inquiring minds even further with an off-campus adventure exploring the community they call home.  SK students headed downtown for their first stop, where they boarded trolleys for a ride across the Main Street Line. Along the way, students chatted with locals, heard stories from the conductor and pinpointed different attributes that make the area u... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Lausanne professional development day focuses on global citizenship

Today, Lausanne faculty and staff had a professional development day focused on global citizenship, diversity and inclusivity training. Lausanne develops inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through education that builds intercultural understanding and respect.  As members of the Council of International Schools, we are called to work to build a stronger community and ensure that our students are prepared for college and li... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, November 7, 2022

Immigrant Families Share Their Journey With Lausanne Fourth-Graders

Lausanne fourth-graders have spent the last few weeks studying the causes and effects of immigration as a part of their PYP unit of inquiry while gaining an understanding of the immigrant experience.  "We all share in the immigration story," fourth-grade teacher Susan White said. "Millions of people have made their way to America, and hundreds of thousands still come each year." As an international school, many community members at Lausanne have per... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, November 3, 2022

Juniors Learn Research Techniques In Class Trip

41 International Baccalaureate students from the Class of 2024 traveled from the Lausanne campus to the University of Memphis last week for a research session with the librarians at the Ned McWherter library.  During the day, students have an in-depth lesson on academic research skills and gain access to the University of Memphis Libraries system. They can access all the sources, databases and state-of-the-art information technology that the university provides to re... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Tuesday, November 1, 2022