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IB Business Management Students Take Virtual Tour Of Amazon

In correlation with their curriculum, IB Business Management students explored how computer science, engineering and Amazon's warehouse employees help ensure online purchases reach customers' doorsteps even during the holiday season, the retail giant's busiest time of year. Students had the opportunity to engage in an hour-long virtual tour of Amazon's Milwaukee and Chatanooga fulfillment centers. The behind-the-scenes experience included a combination of live streaming, vide... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, December 23, 2022

Juniors Learn Research Techniques In Class Trip

41 International Baccalaureate students from the Class of 2024 traveled from the Lausanne campus to the University of Memphis last week for a research session with the librarians at the Ned McWherter library.  During the day, students have an in-depth lesson on academic research skills and gain access to the University of Memphis Libraries system. They can access all the sources, databases and state-of-the-art information technology that the university provides to re... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Diwali Gives Lausanne Students Chance To Share Cultural Tradition

"Lighting Diyas for Diwali is part of my family's tradition," said Malaika Kumar '23. "At Lausanne, we're encouraged to share our cultures with each other, and I thought this would be a fun way to share mine."  Led by Malaika, Lausanne students celebrated Diwali on campus this week. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is the most important holiday of the year in India. It's observed by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists.  One traditional way t... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Upper School Design Agency Shares Projects And Goals With Lausanne Community

Students in Upper School's Lausanne Design Agency (LDA) had the opportunity to share their current projects, and future goals for the organization with parents in this morning's LPC meeting.  Organized by Upper School design teacher Todd Cowden, LDA is a new student-led "company" with a mission to provide creative solutions and new and innovative designs that amplify success for companies within the community.   "I've been teaching design to high sc... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Upper Schooler Holds Adopt-A-Thon To Find Homes For Shelter Pets

As an owner of three cats adopted from shelters, Lizzie Brown ’23 sees taking care of her pets as a way to help the environment. “Animals are a critical part of nature and should be protected,” said Lizzie. “Adopting a pet helps fill your life with happiness and love.” Her own experience with pet adoption led the junior at Lausanne to team up with classmate Kenna Bullard ’23 and host an Adopt-A-Thon for the Humane Society as their CAS Project (Creativity... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson

Lausanne Recognizes 42 students at 2021 National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Today, Lausanne inducted 42 students into the National Honor Society during a ceremony held in the Elder Performing Arts Center.  The Class of 2022 welcomed Tala Abdo, Luca Iannaccone, Ariyana Muesse, Jacob Rossi and Ebony Wamwitha.            Students initiated from the Class of 2023 included Julia An, Naomi Assefa, Josephine Bonnot, Nikhil Borschel , Elizabeth Brown, Kenna Bullard, Nancy Cliff, Nick Dyer, Whit Faughnan, Hana Farooq, Elizabeth Fenno, Bren... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, November 29, 2021

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