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Category: Lower School

Lausanne Students Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With Concert

To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lausanne hosted its eighth annual MLK Remembrance Day Concert.  The Lausanne community packed EPAC to watch performances from the Middle and Upper School Choirs. The choir members performed songs that gave strength to civil rights activists like Dr. King while they were bravely fighting for equality. These historically uplifting songs were accompanied by a presentation by Lausanne students who also are fighting for equality for all people. The... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, January 20, 2020

Second-graders Create and Test Hypotheses In Their Classroom

Students across second grade have been learning about the scientific method which included creating and testing a hypothesis. Each student was tasked with brainstorming questions they wondered about and experimenting within their classroom. Their inquiries ranged from how far a marble would roll across tile versus carpet to how many books a student could stack before tumbling to the floor. "The students wrote down each step for their experiments and carried them out all by... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, January 13, 2020

Namaste: Lower School & Upper School Join Together In Yoga Lesson

The Lausanne Yoga CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service) Program partnered with the lower school on Wednesday to teach yoga techniques to Lynx second graders.  As a part of CAS, upper school students at Lausanne practice and reflect on their interests and their potential contributions to the communities to which they belong. "Lausanne encourages students to be well-rounded, and CAS activities support just that," Upper School English Teacher Dr. Wade Linebaugh... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Archives Reflect On History At Lausanne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot , And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot , And days o’ lang syne. As Lausanne celebrates another successful year coming to an end, the traditional New Year’s song reminds us to reflect on the incredible happenings since Lausanne opened its doors in 1926 and to toast to the good times.  Did you know that anyone can look back at Lausanne's historical items by visiting our online archives ? Whether... Read More
at Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Lower Schoolers Explore Different Holidays Around The World

The Lower School Hallway buzzed with excitement as students lined up outside different classrooms. The first and second-graders were eagerly waiting for their turn to have their hand-made passport stamped by the teachers at each door so they could explore the country being represented inside the classroom. The students were participating in the yearly tradition of  Holidays Around the World , in which first and second-graders learn about different national and international... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Junior Kindergartners Host Art Walk For The Lausanne Community

Lausanne families were invited to the JK Art Walk in Blackmon Gallery this morning for an opportunity to hear students speak about their artwork and to see their pieces on display.   “Setting it up in a gallery format is such a special way for our JK kids to show off their knowledge and their art with family and friends," Junior Kindergarten teacher Lindy Roberson said. "I’m always amazed to watch their knowledge and creative imagination come to life in their... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, December 12, 2019

Lausanne Teachers Participate In St. Jude Marathon And Raise More Than $110,000 For Children's Hospital

This past Saturday, several Lausanne faculty members participated in the St. Jude Marathon in various races. Lower School Science teacher John Frassinelli and sixth grade Social Studies teacher Kyle Lawrence completed the Full Marathon, second-grade teacher Whitney Robertson, third-grade teacher Shelby Longfellow, and Middle School Learning Specialist Julie Cooper completed the Half Marathon, and second-grade teacher Jeff Massey completed the 5K. "To raise money for the St. Jude... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Lausanne Hosts Annual Grandparent's Day

To kick-off Thanksgiving break, grandparents and families were invited to Lausanne for the annual Grandparent's Day with family and friends celebration.  The annual event is a favorite among students across grade levels because they get to connect and share their daily learning experience at Lausanne with loved ones.  Families had the opportunity to meet faculty and staff, visit classrooms, learn about current projects and curriculum and watch student-led performances. ... Read More
at Tuesday, November 26, 2019

First-graders Learn Multiple Lessons Through Bread Baking

"I like that we are all cooking together," Zaria Jackson '31 said as she finished her turn stirring a pumpkin bread mixture and passed it to her classmate.  Students across first grade spent their morning baking pumpkin and cranberry bread as a part of their math unit on measurement and current PYP unit of inquiry, How We Express Ourselves.  "Students created items that relate to Thanksgiving," First-grade teacher Christina Mewborn said. "We learned... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, November 25, 2019

Senior Kindergartners Celebrate New Accomplishments and International Thanksgiving

Our Senior Kindergarteners had an exciting day celebrating with the Lausanne community.  The students kicked off their celebrations with the SK Writers' Parade, an annual tradition and senior kindergarten favorite that signifies the completion of their first written work.  Students across Lower School gathered outside their classrooms to greet the senior kindergartners with high-fives and cheers as they proudly walked through the halls holding their stories and chanting... Read More
at Friday, November 22, 2019

Lower School Students Conduct Tasty Science Experiment

The lower schoolers could barely sit still as they excitedly watched Dr. Frassinnelli move around the room, lighting the burners under beakers filled with popcorn kernels and oil. Dr. Frassinelli's class was participating in day two of the "Popcorn Percentages" science experiment, in which students test whether Orville Redenbacher or Kroger brand popcorn yields the greater number of popped kernels. Each team starts with fifty seeds and alternates between brands over two days... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, November 21, 2019

Fourth-Graders Learn About Immigration From Lausanne Family Members

Lausanne Fourth-graders are currently learning about the causes and effects of immigration as a part of their PYP unit of inquiry. To help gain a better understanding of the topic, Lausanne families were invited to share their immigration experiences.  In the library, students attentively listened while family members spoke about the different paths they took or their ancestors took to arrive in the United States.  As students listened to the visitors talk about their different... Read More
at Thursday, November 14, 2019

World Kindness Day at Lausanne

As students walked through the double doors of the Middle School hallway to start their day, they were welcomed with a gesture that left them smiling. Attached to the doors were sticky notes that offered kind reminders like,  "You are the person you want to be" and "Love yourself – be yourself." For World Kindness Day, Middle School students wrote encouraging messages on post-it notes and placed them throughout the hallways. “Anyone can post some... Read More
at Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Middle & Lower School Students Collaborate Over Snacks

What's better than snacking alone? Snacking with a friend, of course. Lausanne Middle School students saw an opportunity to cross collaborate with the students in the Lower School utilizing something that they do every day. The Middle School Snack Shack is a place all middle school students know about. For snack time, students can bring their own snacks or buy one from the snack shack every day from 7:45-8:25 a.m. Items sell from 50 cents to a dollar with proceeds going back into... Read More
at Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Lausanne Students Explore Communities With Trip Around Memphis

To support their current unit of inquiry, Where We Are in Place and Time, the SK classes went on an “Around the Town” field trip. The students are learning about different types of communities (urban, suburban and rural).  As a part of that, they recently took their class outdoors to the Mielenz Farm, the family farm of Lausanne students Zoe '27 and Alder '25. While there, they were shown the characteristics of a rural community. "There weren’t any... Read More
at Tuesday, October 15, 2019