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Category: Academics

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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 i... 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 season... 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 a... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Lynx IB Scores Well Above Global Passing Rates for DP Exams

Lausanne's Class of 2019 had a close to perfect performance on the International Baccalaureate Exam, with more students receiving their diploma than ever before. While the national diploma pass rate is 67%, the Class of 2019 achieved an astonishing rate of 98%. With acceptance rates becoming increasingly competitive, colleges and universities look for students who choose a rigorous course of study in high school. IB Diploma candidates have greater rates of admiss... Read More

Saad Khan '20 - Senior Profile

When the curtain rises tonight for the Upper School musical "Bye, Bye Birdie," Saad Khan '20 will be in a familiar spot: center stage.  "I love performing on stage," Saad shares. "I am able to truly express myself, whether that be projecting myself into a character or singing a song."  Saad is impressive in front of a crowd. A gifted vocalist, he writes his own songs and is the president of the A Capella Club. Saad has been in multiple musicals an... Read More

VR Revolution in Fourth Grade

To learn about the American Revolution, students in fourth grade worked collaboratively to design virtual scenes recreating the events that led up to the war.   Students conducted research and crafted essays in their fourth-grade classes. During ANTS (Acquiring New Technology Skills), they learned how to transform this research into an immersive three-dimensional environment where they told the story of significant events surrounding the historical period.  Using a web-based... Read More

Damla Onder '20 - Senior Profile

"To me, Lausanne means Gibson's donuts during zero hour chem labs, taboo games for new Spanish vocabulary for dulces, afterschool conversations about life with the best teachers, getting candy from college counseling, and growing as a student and a person to reach my goals," Damla Onder '20 explains.  Her passion for creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome is evident in her day-to-day life. She's a leader within the Sisters of Salaam Shalom&#... Read More

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 w... 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 in Alg... 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 awarded Duke ... 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 st... 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 6th 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 bas... 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 stude... 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 - Excellence as Ad Manager&nbs... 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 Chemaitilly &... Read More
at Saturday, April 20, 2019