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Lower School Students Hear From SpaceX Explorer

It isn't every day that you get to listen to and ask questions of a space explorer. Lausanne Lower School students got just that chance as they heard from Hayley Arceneaux, who took a ride to space on a SpaceX rocket in September of 2021. Arceneaux blasted off in Inspiiration4, on a mission that marked the world's first all-civilian mission to orbit. The rocket was named in recognition of the four-person crew that raised awareness and over $240 million for St. Jude Children's Res... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, December 26, 2022

IB Business Management Students Take Virtual Tour Of Amazon

In correlation with their curriculum, IB Business Management students explored how computer science, engineering and Amazon's warehouse employees help ensure online purchases reach customers' doorsteps even during the holiday season, the retail giant's busiest time of year. Students had the opportunity to engage in an hour-long virtual tour of Amazon's Milwaukee and Chatanooga fulfillment centers. The behind-the-scenes experience included a combination of live streaming, vide... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, December 23, 2022

EAL Instructor Shares Theatre Memphis Tradition With Students

As an international school representing 77 countries, it is essential to have a learning environment that enables all students to thrive.  Thankfully, Lausanne has passionate faculty members like EAL instructor Lily Minor, who continuously work to make a global campus community possible. Through her role leading Lausanne's EAL tutoring program, Minor teaches international students English as an additional language while helping them become comfortable in their new surroundings and i... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, December 22, 2022

Lausanne Holds Signing Day For Four Football Student-Athletes

Lausanne football held a signing day on Wednesday in the Elder Performing Arts Center, with four Lynx student-athletes from the class of 2023 signing their letters of intent to play at the collegiate level.  Langston Rogers (Harvard) Starting football in the tenth grade, Langston had a huge learning curve. A fast learner, he committed to the process and worked hard to transform himself into the player he is now. The Lausanne senior safety/cornerback/wide receiver is headed to... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Students Create Digital Masterpieces With Assistance From Fellow Student

When thinking up innovative ways to learn in the classroom, you don't have to look further than Lausanne students and teachers.  "Mrs. Fernandez came to me about a month ago about a project she envisioned for her students encompassing the novel they were reading," Director of Academic Technology & Innovation Amy Brownlee said.  Fifth Grade Language Arts teacher Cass Fernandez wanted her students to do an art piece to accompany their written essays about the symb... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, December 8, 2022

Max Gilbert '23 Nominated For Mr. Football Kicker Of The Year

Lausanne's Max Gilbert '23 was named a finalist for the Tennessee Mr. Football High School Kicker Of The Year award that was given out on Wednesday at a ceremony in Nashville at Nissan Stadium.  Gilbert, recognized as one of the top kickers in the country, was nominated alongside Oziel Hernandez of Germantown High School and Reese Keeney of Farragut High School.  "It was an honor to be nominated,' Gilbert said. "To be seen as one of the top kickers ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Middle School Students Represent Lausanne At Model UN Competition

While most of their classmates were on campus, on the fourth floor of City Hall, Dylan Steinfeld '27, Coopers Mears '27, Kylie Roberson '28 and Sara Pradhan '28 stood before a room full of middle schoolers from various schools. Despite being the first group to present and some of their first times participating in a Model UN competition, the Lynx committee was confident in their diplomatic approach and knowledge as delegates for Slovakia.  "It was a little n... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Matilda, Jr. Takes The Stage Dec. 2, 2022!

Join our Middle School theatre performers for Matilda Jr. the Musical. Meet Ms. Honey (Emma Ryan '27) and Matilda (Gillian Parker '28) as they encounter the mean and cruel ways of Ms. Trunchbull (Violet Kadien '28). Rebellion takes center stage as Matilda and her classmates invite you to join them on Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in Elder Performing Arts Center at Lausanne. See all the pics from the show here! Tickets are o... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, December 2, 2022

Middle School Students Explore The Similar Themes In The Giver And The Truman Show

As the students walked into class, it was clear that Thursday's class would be slightly different than usual.  Popcorn and candy sat at a stand by the door, and the environment looked more like a movie theatre than the traditional classroom.  But it wasn't simply movie day in Maria Pirani Aldrich's Sixth Grade Language Arts class.  The students just finished reading The Giver by Lois Lowry, and annotated different ways that the setting helped to develop th... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, December 1, 2022