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Underclassmen Awards 2022

We celebrated the 2022 winners of our Underclassmen Award and Honors today in EPAC during a ceremony for their outstanding academic performance this school year. Keep up the good work, Lynx! Aaliyah Bethea '23   Best Dance for Athletes       Abby Hodus '23 Excellence in DP Theater HL - Year 1   Abby Trott '24 Excellence in Theatre Production   Abhi Battini '25 Exc... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, May 16, 2022

Lynx Fifth And Sixth Grade Students Visit JA BizTown

"Hello, Biztowners, it's a beautiful day for some tunes," DJ Braylen Wilbern '28, JA Biztown's Radio personality, said into the microphone. "If you'd like to hear a specific sound, I'll be taking song requests for the next ten minutes!" At Junior Achievement's JA Biztown, along with titles like  CEO, CFO, police officers, mayors, and managers being a disc jockey is just one of the roles students can take on. When they took a field trip ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson

Lausanne Seniors Awards Ceremony 2022

Today, Lausanne held their annual Senior Awards recognizing the top student in each class or subject. The awardees are chosen by their instructor based on their performance throughout their senior year.  Excellence in Industrial Design Ebony Wamwitha Excellence in DP Dance HL Y2 Zoe Matthews Excellence in DP Visual Arts HL Y2 Susie Stephens Excellence in DP Visual Arts SL Y2 Ella Peeples Excellence in Morning Band Tanner M... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson

Upper School Students Compete At Youth In Government Competition

This past weekend, sixteen Lausanne Upper School students attended the 2022 Tennessee YMCA Youth in Government Conference in Nashville.  The conference is a simulation of the entire state-level governmental process with students serving as Senate and House members, lobbyists, press corps members (print and digital media), Supreme Court Justices and lawyer teams that argue before the court, a governor along with the governor's cabinet. Lausanne students served in the capacity of legi... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Sixth-Grade Students Take On Book Characters For Annual Mock Trial

To wrap up their novel study of "The Outsiders," sixth-grade language arts teacher Maria Pirani challenged her students to the annual Mock Trial of Johnny Cade. The students had to put together evidence for or against Johnny's innocence in the murder of the book's character Bob Sheldon. With assistance from a group of faculty and student volunteers, a jury was built to help decide which team would win this year. No prior knowledge of the story was necessary – just a... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Top of the Class Honored at Cum Laude Society Inductions 2022

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 of t... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson

Third-Grade Students Host Annual Marketplace

This year's Third Grade Marketplace was a success, as Lausanne family members gathered outside Lower School last Friday for a shopping spree benefitting those affected by the Ukrainian war. The annual event is a part of the Primary Years Programme Finance unit, which focuses on function, responsibility, causation and exploring learning products and the market. As the students prepped for their big event, they collaborated and worked as a real business to brainstorm ideas for things they... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Seventh Grade Students Create Lausanne Tree Database

Seventh-grade science students worked hard on an exciting project for their MYP Classifying and Exploring Life unit.    For the exercise, which students call the Lausanne Tree Project, the seventh-graders researched trees across Lausanne's campus and designed web pages for a Lausanne Tree Database. Additionally, students built birdhouses to hang on branches and designed nameplates in their STEAM class to place at the base of each tree. The nameplates have a QR code that, when... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Lower School Students Recognized In Noetic Math Competition

For this year's winter Noetic Math Competition, Lausanne had many participants and winners in second and third grade. The Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC) is a semiannual problem-solving contest for Lower School students. The goal of the competition is to encourage students' interest in math, develop their problem-solving skills, and inspire them to excel in math. Students have 45 minutes to solve 20 math problems designed to challenge students and enrich their problem-s... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Cum Laude Society 2021

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 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 taking hon... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell

Academic Honor Societies Induction 2021

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. Pictures from the events can be found on our Facebook page here. NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is an honor society for the students of North A... Read More
at Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Three Middle School Students Earn Awards In National Math Competition

Three Lausanne students are celebrating high-level recognition after placing in the American Mathematics Competition. The Mathematical Association Of America's (MAA) American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) program is a national program that helps America’s educators identify talent and foster a love of mathematics.  "The AMC program positively impacts the analytical skills needed for future careers in an innovative society," MAA president Michael Dorf... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, January 7, 2021

Isabel Kagoo '21 Named Semifinalist For The 2021 Class Of The Coca-Cola Scholars Program

Lausanne student Isabel Kagoo '21 has been named a Semifinalist for the 2021 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program, moving to the next round of the selection process to become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college scholarship. "I am so grateful to be named as a semi-finalist for the Coca-Cola Scholars Program and to be moving on in the selection process," said Isabel. "It is an honor to be recognized out of over a hundred thousand applicants as a l... Read More
at Wednesday, December 9, 2020

National Honor Society 2020

2020's National Honor Society Ceremony honored 52 students with induction into the academic organization. The inductees were split into three separate groups to ensure social distancing could be maintained. You can watch an edited version of the ceremony below or on our vimeo site. Fifteen seniors were inducted on November 30: Jazmin Bolden, Brandon Bruckman, Darian Eslami, Hattie Greene, Keith Hoffmeister, Emilio Miguel Lachica, Brinnan Lawson, James Locke, Elle Nienhuis, Bri... Read More
at Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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 solution a... Read More
at Tuesday, September 22, 2020

National Merit Scholarship Finalists 2021

Updated 2/10/21: Kewe Chen '21, Jad Hamze '21 and Ayaka Kimura '21 have advanced to become Finalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship competition. The three Lausanne seniors were among the 16,000 names announced as semifinalists back in September after earning high marks while taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during their junior year.  Semifinalists must complete several requirements to advance to the fi... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Tuesday, September 22, 2020