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Category: Middle School

Middle Schoolers Earn State Recognition For Exceptional ACT And SAT Scores

When it comes to challenging themselves academically, our Lynx prove there's no limit to what they can accomplish!  Lausanne students Naji Ghandour '25, Abi Battini '25, Ezra Baer '25, Nick Hoffman '25, Elisa Hurtado '25, Aidan Johnson '25, and Ethan Johnson '25 have earned Duke TIP State Recognition for their academic skills by achieving exceptional scores on the SAT or ACT as a middle schooler.  The Duke TIP Program is a... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, January 22, 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... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, January 11, 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... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, January 7, 2021

Sixth-Graders Create Unique Way To Remember The 13 Colonies

Lausanne sixth-graders took their Lower School peers on an engaging journey through history recently when they taught them how to remember the order of the 13 colonies in a unique way.    As part of their MYP Geography Unit, students learned about some of the "Absolutes" that students should know before leaving 6th grade. One of those absolutes is the 13 colonies in the order in which they were founded.  To drive this learning home, Mr. Lawrence tasked the... Read More
at Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Abhi Battini '25 Wins 2020 Lausanne Spelling Bee

C-A-T-A-R-A-C-T. Eighth-grader  Abhi Battini '25  spelled the word  cataract  correctly in the final round last week to become the 2020 annual Lausanne Spelling Bee winner. After many back-and-forth rounds with seventh-grader  Sachin Lyons '26 , Abhi confidently spelled his winning word on the Elder Performing Arts Center Stage, which was met by the applause from the socially distanced families who attended.  Congratulations to all of our... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, December 7, 2020

Lausanne Students Kick-Off LynxServe Season Of Service

Now that Thanksgiving holiday celebrations have come to a close, students are gearing up for Lausanne's next big season – the LynxServe Season of Service. In alignment with one of the International Baccalaureate Programme's core values, LynxServe promotes the development of lifelong learners through service-learning opportunities that help engage students with the community. This year, Lausanne is participating in a Season of Service, which offers students different ways to... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, November 30, 2020

Middle School Students Compete In National History Bee

Middle schoolers  Sachin Lyons '26  and  Hugh Parker '25  had the opportunity to demonstrate their historical knowledge while representing Lausanne recently when they competed virtually in the Regional Final for the History Bee.  The contest, hosted by the International Academic Competitions , tested the students' knowledge of USA and world history. Both Sachin and Hugh exceeded the challenge, qualifying them for the National Championship, which is... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, November 20, 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, ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Students Test Their Knowledge In Regional Science Bee

A group of Middle and Upper School Lynx had the opportunity to showcase their science knowledge recently when they competed in a science Bee hosted by  International Academic Competitions (IAC).   The virtual competition was held at the beginning of November, and  Jonathan Goldfeder '24 ,  Abhiram Battini '25  and  Sachin Lyons '26  qualified to move on to nationals in December. Usually, this is held in Chicago, but this year it will be hosted... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, November 12, 2020

Seventh-Graders Create Dichotomous Keys For Pumpkins

As seventh-graders in Mrs. Hoffman's Life Science class examined the small piece of pumpkin they had carved out and placed under a microscope, they chatted amongst themselves. "This is so awesome," exclaimed one middle schooler. "Who knew a pumpkin looked like this under a microscope," chimed in another.   As a part of the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) unit, Classifying and Exploring Life, students studied the characteristics of Life, how to use a microscope... Read More
at Friday, November 6, 2020

Seventh-Graders Meet With Former President Of Latvia

Embracing global mindedness is a big part of The Lausanne Way . Recently, our seventh-graders gained a better understanding of this when they had the opportunity to talk to the former president of Latvia.  During the discussion, President Vaira Vike-Freiberga spoke about the importance of international cooperation. Drawing on her experience as the sixth president of Latvia from 1999 to 2007—the first woman to hold the post and head a post-Communist Eastern European... Read More
at Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Middle School Cross Country Wraps Up Great Season

Lausanne's Middle School Cross Country team wrapped up a great season this week with the Shelby 7/8 Championship Meet, which awards the top 25 runners in boys' and girls' races.  The Lynx completed the championship race with all the MS runners achieving their personal bests for running times and  Sachin Lyons '26 ,  Vikram Srinivas '26  and  Hugh Parker '25  placing in the top 25.    "The Cross Country runners... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, October 18, 2020

MYP Unit On Human Rights Inspires Sincere Speeches From Students

Sixth-graders in Mr. Lawrence's class tackled a challenging subject recently when they explored human rights in a global society and gave sincere speeches about it in front of their classmates. Each year, the 6th-grade individual societies class begins with the Middle Years Programme Unit (MYP) on Human Rights. During this time, students learn the 30 United Declaration of Human Rights and apply them to our world today.  "Given the state of the world and what is... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Eighth-Grade Entrepreneurs Create All Natural Bath Bomb Company

A big part of the  International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme  at Lausanne is implementing the curriculum students learn in the classroom to real-world situations.  The goal is for students to build skills they can use on and off-campus and in the future when they leave Lausanne. Recently, eighth-graders Jaqueline Beeber '25 and Sara Kapadia '25 did just this when they created  Blossom Bombs , a company that sells homemade, all-natural bath bombs... Read More
at Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Q and A With Dr. Robert Lewis, Head Of Middle School

When Dr. Robert Lewis visited Lausanne in early March, Covid-19 was just beginning to change our day to day lives. Upon accepting the position, Dr. Lewis spent the summer preparing for his new role and how he would continue to positively shape the lives of students during a pandemic. When his tenure at Lausanne began in August, the experienced administrator immediately began making an impact, adding perspective to the school's plans for reopening and moving forward with the ... Read More
at Monday, October 5, 2020

Middle Schoolers Live Prehistoric

Our 5 th  graders transformed their socially distanced desks into caves as they studied petroglyphs. Brown butcher paper became cave walls for the as the Class of 2028 showcased their creativity through the eyes of a prehistoric human.  The students have been studying the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic eras in Individuals and Societies, part of their Middle Years Programme curriculum (MYP). After being introduced to "Prehistory," they learned about the discovery of... Read More
at Wednesday, September 30, 2020