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Krishnav Manga '24 Makes AMC Honor Roll

Krishnav Manga '24 made the American Mathematics Contest 8 Honor Roll, scoring in the top 5% of students taking the exam in North America. Congratulations to Krishnav and the Middle School Mathematics teachers! The AMC 8 is a 25 question, 40-minute multiple-choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The examination provides an opportunity to apply the concepts taught at the junior high level to problems... Read More
at Saturday, January 25, 2020

Lausanne Student Places In State Top 10 In Math Competition

Congratulations to Matthew Kulubya '23, who placed eighth in the state on the Tennessee Math Teachers Association (TMTA) annual competition exam in Algebra I.  "Matthew was an 8th grader last year, but he took Math 9 HL with Ms. Zimmerling, which pushed him to be third in the West Region and 8th overall," Math Teacher and Department Chair Janet Slesinski said.  Lausanne also had several other west region finalists including: Annabella Tian '22 (7th... Read More
at Monday, December 16, 2019

Students Honored With Duke TIP Recognition

The Duke TIP Program is a non-profit organization that aids gifted students assess the extent of their academic abilities with above-grade-level testing, recognizes them for their achievements, and provides them with a variety of enrichment benefits as well as accelerated face-to-face and online educational programs. Students qualify for the 7th Grade Talent Search by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on the ERB subtests. Students who were... Read More
at Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Recent Graduate Earns First IB Bilingual Diploma From Lausanne

Marie-Pia Bonnot '19 has become the first graduate from Lausanne to receive an International Baccalaureate Bilingual Diploma. "Out of 166,278 IB candidates across the globe, only 24 percent obtained a bilingual diploma," said Upper School World Languages teacher and IB test coordinator Rocio Rodriguez Del Rio. "For this to happen, Marie-Pia had to be disciplined, self-driven and extremely organized." To meet the requirements of the diploma, Marie-Pia chose to... Read More
at Thursday, September 26, 2019

Sixth Grade Tackles Tough Subject Of Human Rights In Unique Way

Each group stepped to the front of the class and acted out, without words, a basic human right that was either being put into practice or being violated.  The first Unit of Inquiry for the 6 th  Grade Individuals and Societies class is Human Rights in a Global Society. As part of that, students have been comparing and contrasting the United States Constitution and the United Declaration of Human Rights Agreement. "We have been reading about different circumstances when... Read More
at Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Lausanne Teacher Making A Difference Through Her Use Of Sign Language

Special Education is a passion of Dr. Luanne Sailors, Lausanne's Lower School learning specialist for the second through fourth grade. Although she's been teaching for over ten years, when she saw the chance to teach others in a new and unique way, she jumped right in. "Teaching and helping others is my love," Dr. Sailors explained. "Working with students who have diverse learning needs is something I have always enjoyed learning more about. Taking... Read More
at Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Lower School Students Score High On National Math Contest

In early April, 40 second and third-graders from Lausanne competed in the Noetic Math Contest.   The Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC) is a semiannual problem-solving contest for elementary and middle school students. The goal of the competition is to encourage students' interest in math, to develop their problem-solving skills and to inspire them to excel in math. During the contest, students are given 45 minutes to solve 20 problems. Many problems are designed to challenge... Read More
at Thursday, May 16, 2019

Senior Awards for the Class of 2019

Our Senior Awards recipients represent the top student in each class or subject, and are chosen by their instructor based on their performance throughout their senior year.  This year's seniors are: Excellence in Design Chad Partee Yearbook Design - Excellence as Design Director (cert.) Excellence in Design Derrion Greenlee Theatre Production Excellence in Design Elana Scharff  Yearbook Design... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Lynx take top spot at History Day Contest

Lausanne students took part in the National History Day   Contest last weekend and came away winning first place!  They will now advance to the National Competition in Maryland June 9 through June 12. Congratulations to Malaika Kumar '23, Hayley McManic '23, Risha Manga '23, Dany Hamze '23, and Nikhita Srinivas '23 for their winning group performance.  The upper school group performance by Ali Devji '21, Isabel Kagoo '21, Dalia... Read More
at Saturday, April 20, 2019

Lausanne Upper Schoolers Become Government Roles At State Capital

Twelve Lausanne Upper School students had the opportunity to take their knowledge of the governmental process from the classroom straight to the capital building this past weekend during the 66 th Annual Tennessee YMCA Youth in Government Conference in Nashville. Our Lynx joined approximately 750 other high schoolers from Tennessee for the volunteer conference, in which students had the opportunity to simulate the entire state level governmental process. Lausanne participants served as... Read More
at Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Cum Laude Inductees 2019

Congratulations to the 10 juniors and seniors inducted into the Lausanne chapter of the Cum Laude Society.  To be considered for Lausanne's chapter: The student must be in the top 10% of the junior class or the top 20% of the senior class in terms of academic excellence. This will be determined by ranking students according to their cumulative grade point average (GPA) and assessing standardized test scores. Their GPA must be 4.0 or higher. Students must have a history of... Read More
at Saturday, April 13, 2019

Lausanne Students Earn Multiple Awards at Language Fair

Lausanne always encourages global mindednesses and because of this, students across all grade levels are able to appreciate and expand their knowledge of other cultures and languages. As a part of the International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) at Lausanne, students participate in daily Spanish and Mandarin lessons from Pre-Kindergarten until Fourth Grade while they are in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). Their daily lessons help prepare the students as they enter middle school in Fifth... Read More
at Thursday, April 4, 2019

History Comes Alive For IB Class In Trip To Arkansas

Earlier this month, the junior IB History class took a trip to Little Rock, AR to visit Central High.  The school became the center of the debate on school desegregation in the United States when nine black students enrolled for the 1957-58 school year. After the important Brown v Board of Education decision in 1954, which overturned the premise of 'separate but equal', schools across the country were called to desegregate, a move that was deeply unpopular with many white... Read More
at Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Academic Honor Societies Induction 2019

Monday morning, a ceremony was held for student inductions into Honor Societies at Lausanne. Congratulations to all of the new members of the Spanish Honor Society, French Honor Society, National Chinese Honor Society, Quill and Scroll, National Art Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Rho Kappa Society, Science National Honor Society, Sigma Society and Modern Music Masters Society. National Spanish Honor Society La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is an... Read More
at Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Sophomores Showcase Personal Projects

Lausanne upper school sophomores displayed their hard work in the Lausanne Dining Hall last week as they showcased their Middle Years Programme (MYP) personal projects.  Students worked on their MYP Personal Project all year. The projects are the capstone piece of their MYP education, similar to how the capstone of the Diploma Program (DP) is the Extended Essay.   Students chose their projects based on their own personal interests and/or the skills that they wanted to work... Read More
at Friday, March 15, 2019