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Category: IB Programme

Senior Profile – Beren Rogers '21

Being a three-sport athlete who is business-oriented and focused on serving the Memphis community define some of the attributes Senior Beren Rogers '21 holds.   As a Lynx his entire life, Beren had time to realize and pursue his talents and passions over the years. "Lausanne is the most diverse school in the Memphis area," said Beren. "I think that just being exposed to those that are different from you, especially at a young age, will help you beco... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, February 11, 2021

Students Across Grade Levels Honor Black History Month

Across grade levels at Lausanne, students and teachers have been honoring Black History Month and demonstrating how it is essential to infuse Black History into daily lessons in a meaningful and intentional way during February and beyond. Lower Schoolers in Alexa Dell's third-grade class acknowledge black figures through daily lessons that help students connect not only accomplishments but also struggles that were apparent centuries ago and still exist in the Black Community today. Thro... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Senior Profile – Cailin Brown '21

From shining on the EPAC stage to being one of the most friendly faces you'll see in the Upper School hallways, Lausanne senior Cailin Brown '21 is known for her lively presence and contagious smile.    As a proud Lausanne Lynx since Senior Kindergarten, Cailin has always been an active member of the Class of 2021.  "I spend more time at Lausanne than I spend time at my own house, but I love it," said the senior.  With the immense amount of extra... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, January 25, 2021

Senior Profile – Anne Rack '21

For SGA Vice-President and International Baccalaureate student Anne Rack '20, her journey through Upper School has involved a multitude of academic and extra-curricular experiences that carried her outside her comfort zone and gave her memories she'll cherish for a lifetime.  "What I love most about being a Lausanne student is the community. I have been going to Lausanne since 5th grade, so I have grown to be very close with my classmates and teachers," said Anne.... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, January 15, 2021

Lausanne Honors 2021 Scholastic Art Winners

Lausanne would like to congratulate all our student winners for this year's Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards Competition, sponsored by the Brooks Museum League.  In this year's nationally recognized competition, Lausanne art and design students were acknowledged with 25 total awards, including 5 Gold Keys, 7 Silver Keys and 13 Honorable Mentions.  "Congratulations to all our Scholastic Art Awards winners, and congratulations to all their teachers. It takes ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, January 11, 2021

IB Multimedia Art Class Experiments With Stop Motion Animation Films

At Lausanne, being able to create a joyful but challenging learning environment is essential. That is why our International Baccalaureate classes are critical for students to push their creative boundaries and sharpen their skills.   Upper Schoolers in IB Multimedia arts recently had the opportunity to experiment with their artistic strengths when Mr. Naya tasked them with creating a movie in "Claymation" stop-motion animation techniques or hyper-lapse animation. "... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, December 21, 2020

IB Anthropology Students Take Their Knowledge Of Street Style Internationally

Recently, some of our IB Anthropology seniors had the opportunity to apply the visual auto-ethnographic methods they learned about in their first term reading assignment, "Street Style" by Brent Luvaas, to make a collaborative blog called "Lynx Street Style."  The seniors will share their photo journals with iEARN global partners in Russia, Belarus, Algeria and Taiwan, who are also making class photo journals for Lausanne students to compare and contr... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, December 3, 2020

IB Business Students Visit With Local Coffee Entrepreneur

Students in Upper School IB Business Management had the opportunity to learn a little about life as an entrepreneur, or as their guest speaker, Kenny Bakers calls it “nontrepreneur,” during a recent chat with the local coffee roaster.  Based in the Bartlett area, Kenny is a coffee entrepreneur who has grown his hobby and side hustle into a full-time career in the last two years with Ethnos Coffee Roasters. The term “nontrepreneur” he uses comes from hi... Read More
at Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Upper Schoolers Connect With Penpals in Madrid

At Lausanne, we love when students use the skills they built in the classroom to make connections in their communities, throughout the country and across the globe. This year, upper schoolers in Spanish II HL have had the opportunity to take their knowledge of the Spanish language beyond Lausanne's campus all the way to Spain by connecting with penpals in Madrid.  "In the past, students had various opportunities to practice their Spanish in real-life scenarios through int... Read More
at Thursday, November 19, 2020

Lausanne's Middle School Honors Students With IB Learner Profile Awards

Lausanne's Middle School had the opportunity to honor multiple students across Fifth through Eighth Grade with an IB Learner Profile - October Community Leaders of the Month certificate. Award recipients earned recognition because of their commitment to displaying what it means to be a good community leader through the 10 IB Learner Profile attributes, which empower students to be Open-Minded, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Inquirers, Reflective, Know... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Upper Schoolers Create Experimental Short Films

Upper School students had the opportunity to express themselves creatively when they demonstrated their artistic talents through a video design project.  The students produced experimental short videos as a part of their IB Programme summative. The project incorporated all the skills they've learned from this term, including continuity editing, parallel editing, phantom shots, skip editing and video transitions.  Along with testing their knowledge of these skills, the upp... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, November 16, 2020

Upper Schoolers Test Design Skills With Handmade Bridges

While Mr. Auger grabbed another weight to place in the bucket, an Upper Schooler squealed, "I think the string is going to snap!" As the student leaned in to get a closer look, the bucket hanging by the string attached to her handmade bridge hit the floor and a crashing sound echoed across the design lab. The experiment was a part of a design exercise in which Upper School students got to put their innovative skills to the test to create bridges that could withstand a massive amoun... Read More
at Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Students Take On Roles Of Historical Figures During "Reconstruction Mixer"

In Upper School IB History of the Americas, the Senior class had the opportunity to take on various roles of historical figures in the civil rights, women's rights and labor rights movements during a "Reconstruction Mixer" they held outdoors.  Using the Facing History curriculum in recent classes, Seniors studied the complexities of the Reconstruction era, including the debates around healing and justice in political Reconstruction and the possibilities of Radical Rec... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, October 14, 2020