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Category: Academics

Fifth-Graders Take Science Class Outdoors For A Dance Party With Slime

To help spark an interest in science, Mrs. Bullard's fifth-grade class took the classroom outdoors for an afternoon experiment involving a speaker and Oobleck, a gooey slime they created from cornstarch and water. Students cranked up some music and took turns watching their Oobleck dance around the speaker as the soundwaves moved through the solution.  Named after the slime that falls from the sky in Dr. Seuss's  Bartholomew And The Oobleck , students learned the... Read More
at Tuesday, September 22, 2020

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists 2021

Kewe Chen '21, Jad Hamze '21 and Ayaka Kimura '21  have been honored with being named semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship competition. The three Lausanne seniors are among the 16,000 names announced today as semifinalists. Students enter the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during their junior year.  Semifinalists must complete several requirements to advance to the finalist... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Lynx Attend Tennessee Governor's School

Recently, some of our Upper School Lynx had the opportunity to participate in different  Tennessee Governor's School programs.   This honor is available for rising 11th and 12th-grade students who are enrolled in Tennessee public and private high schools and nominated by a member of the school faculty. These academically demanding programs require high achieving students who rank at the top of their high school class in academic performance and their specific interest... Read More
at Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Peter Calkins '20- Senior Profile

Cross country has been a staple for  Peter Calkins ‘20  throughout most of his Upper School experience. The Lausanne senior has competed in multiple races and won various awards, so when he stepped up to the starting line at regionals this past November, he was confident and ready to go.  Fast forward five thousand meters and 18:20 later, Peter crossed the finish line with the same self-assurance but with one less shoe on his foot.  Although losing a shoe... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Agnes Kovesdy '20 - Senior Profile

Agnes Kovesdy '20 joined Lausanne's middle school band in 5th grade, quickly showing a passion for music. She has performed the trumpet with Lausanne's orchestra in multiple Lausanne musical productions and is part of the Germantown Youth Symphony Orchestra . Her proficiency on both the trumpet and violin has earned her with All-West honors, and she's been named an inventory chair of the Modern Music Masters Honor Society . But her performance at Lausanne has been anything... Read More

William Lenz '20 - Senior Profile

For Lausanne senior William Lenz, a multi-sport athlete and business-savvy student with entrepreneurial aspirations, it's the relationships and exposure to different belief systems and backgrounds he will miss the most from his time at Lausanne High School. According to him, the intellectual curiosity sparked by both students and teachers alike will leave him looking back fondly on this unique period of his life for years to come. "I would have to say that one of my favorite... Read More

Sophie Faughnan '20- Senior Profile

Whether it be hyping her fellow Lynx up during a game day pep-rally, leading the class of 2020 as class president or captivating audiences in EPAC with her electric stage presence, Sophie Faughnan '20 has made an impactful mark on Lausanne. As a theatre performer throughout high school, Sophie gives credit to the Lausanne Upper School Theatre program for helping shape her into the person she is today. "I couldn't speak on my time at Lausanne without expressing my adoration... Read More

Cum Laude Society 2020

Congratulations to the 11 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... Read More
at Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Yagmur Onder '20 - Senior Profile

When Yagmur Onder '20 joined Lausanne in eighth grade, she immediately became one of the school's most active community members. Yagmur can be seen around Lausanne's campus, working as an Ambassador and as an NHS tutor, helping her classmates understand Physics. In addition to being a member of the Language and Culture Club, the senior is the Make-A-Wish Club President, helping grant three wishes. A student-athlete, Yagmur has been a member of Lausanne's Cross Country... Read More

Academic Honor Society Inductions 2020

While we're unable to hold the ceremony celebrating these students, we can't wait to celebrate their accomplishments! 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. Students will still receive certificates, pins and... Read More

Dr. Robert Lewis Named Head of Middle School

I am pleased to share that following an intensive search process, we have secured the next Head of Middle School. Dr. Robert Lewis has accepted our offer to be our next Middle School Head. Dr. Lewis, a native of Pennsylvania, has a diverse learning and teaching background. After graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Social Sciences Education, he went on to obtain his Masters in History and a Doctoral Degree in Education from the ... Read More
at Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Lynx Teacher Launches Genius Hour For Students In Sixth Grade

Lausanne students are now in their second week of virtual learning. For some middle school students, the extra time that social distancing and quarantining provides has left them wanting more. With that in mind, sixth-grade individuals and societies teacher Kyle Lawrence had an idea. Why not start a "Genius Hour?" Genius Hour is a Google-inspired program that was developed by the creators of Google to allow their employees 20% of their workday to follow projects that they are... Read More
at Monday, March 23, 2020

Tips For Lausanne Learning At Home

Lausanne Collegiate School began distance learning this week, and we have heard so many stories of teachers that have been hard at work  providing the best learning experience possible for students across grade levels.  The partnership between the school, students and our families is vital to make sure online learning is successful. All of us have a responsibility to support meaningful engagement in learning, including through virtual means. It also involves some changes... Read More
at Thursday, March 19, 2020

Drew Sklar '20 - Senior Profile

As Captain of the Knowledge Bowl team, Drew Sklar ‘20 is no stranger to pressure. The Honor Society member has been a part of the team since his sophomore year.  "Knowledge Bowl is one of my favorite outlets for academic competition," Drew explains. "It has allowed me to put my knowledge to the test against some of the smartest people at Lausanne and in the entire metro area."  His efforts have been well placed. The team has excelled this... Read More

Ambria Williams '20 - Senior Profile

"To me, Lausanne means spending time with the most incredible people from diverse backgrounds and learning content that will help me succeed in life."  Ambria Williams '20 has an impressive resume. The IB Diploma Candidate is a member of the National Honor Society, as well as honor societies for Science, Social Studies, English and Journalism. She's won awards for both Excellence in Modern World History and Acting during her time in Upper School, where she's also... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Tuesday, March 3, 2020