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Lausanne Celebrates Middle School Moving Up Ceremony

Lausanne's 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony marked a significant milestone in the lives of the Class of 2027. The ceremony celebrated their Middle School journey and looked forward to their bright future in Upper School. With hearts filled with anticipation and excitement, the 8th graders walked across EPAC's stage, beaming with pride as they received their certificates of completion. The ceremony recognized their academic achievements and acknowledged their personal growth, resilience, and dedic... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, June 1, 2023

5th Grade Students Embark On The Working World At Biztown

Lausanne's 5th-grade entrepreneurs took a break from their classroom routines to embark on the working world at JA Biztown.  Students experienced different job roles, such as being a CEO, a CFO, a salesperson, a marketer and even a mayor!  The program is designed to teach theoretical concepts and put them into practice. Students got to run their own businesses, work in teams, make decisions and learn from their successes and failures in a safe, controlled environment. The simulated... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, April 27, 2023

Lausanne Middle School Students Earn Multiple Awards At IAC Regionals

Congratulations to all the Lausanne Middle School students who competed in the IAC West Tennessee Regional Finals on Saturday, April 1. Multiple Lynx placed at the top of their respective categories and qualified to move on to Nationals and Internationals. International Academic Competitions (IAC) is a buzzer-based competition program that challenges students to compete globally against like-minded youth around the world in single-subject disciplines such as history, geography and science.&nb... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Sixth-Grade Students Transform Classroom For A Mock Trial Inspired By Classic Novel

Sixth Grade Language Arts students transformed their classroom into a courtroom this week as they challenged each other to a thrilling Mock Trial inspired by the classic novel "The Outsiders." With their teacher Maria Aldrich keeping things in order as the judge, the students tested their critical thinking skills and debated whether Johnny Cade was innocent or guilty of the murder of Bob Sheldon. Working alongside faculty and student volunteers who acted as the jury, the sixth-graders dresse... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, April 6, 2023

Class Of 2027 Celebrates 8th-Grade Milestone

After years of successes, challenges and the emotional highs and lows students encounter as they navigate becoming a teenager, completing Middle School is a developmental milestone. To celebrate our eighth-grade students and their hard work throughout this year, Lausanne's Middle School honored the Class of 2027 as individuals and as a grade level by displaying their portraits in the Upper Middle School stairwell. "We are proud of our students and celebrate this accomplishment alongside ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Middle School Scheduling for 2023-24

Beginning in August of 2023, students will follow a seven-day rotation this fall, carefully planned to ensure students receive an equal amount of time in each course. Classes meet during a variety of times during a week to help give each class morning and afternoon time to meet. The schedule is also similar to the Upper School and will prepare students for their transition to ninth grade in a few years. Students follow their seven classes in order, taking five classes a day.  O... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Monday, March 6, 2023

Middle School Students Learn More About Themselves And Each Other During Trip To BRIDGES

The distance between Tori Harbor '28 and her classmates seemed massive as she reached the halfway point of the rock wall and looked down at them waiting below. It was her first time climbing the 30-foot tall wall at BRIDGES USA, but any nervousness she felt before had long ceased. Instead, Tori felt confident in her ability to make it to the top, and her classmates reassured her as they shouted encouraging words. Tori's experience was one of many for the sixth and seventh-grade students who ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, March 2, 2023

Fifth Graders Gain Deeper Understand Of Novel Through Walk To Water Simulation

When you think about water, do you think about walking? Those words are very much associated with Nya, a character from Linda Sue Park's A Long Walk To Water.  Under the leadership of 5th Grade teacher Cass Fernandez, students read Nya's story and simulated the long walk that she took every day.  "The book is called Long Walk to Water, and it is about two people whose stories are parallel and then intertwine at the end," Mrs. Fernandez shared. "First, a Sudanese refugee Salva's stor... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, February 23, 2023

Sixth Grade Students Visit National Civil Rights Museum

As Black History Month continues to fuel meaningful discussions across campus, students in sixth grade had the opportunity to explore some of these topics on a deeper level when they headed downtown to visit the National Civil Rights Museum.  "It was very eye-opeing to see some of the history we've been learning about in class displayed at the museum," Ian Aviotta '29 shared. "Although it was difficult and sad to see what people went through on display, It felt meaninful to share that ex... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Lower And Middle School Lynx Connect Through Handmade Candy Dispensers

First-grade students had the opportunity to connect with some of their older Lynx friends when a group of middle schoolers visited for an early Valentine's surprise.  This morning, eighth-Grade Advanced STEAM students stopped by with handmade candy dispensers they built in class. The middle schoolers shared how to access the candy in each design and passed them around so students could dispense pieces of candy.  While exchanging candy has become an annual event for Middle and Lower ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, February 13, 2023

Lausanne Hosts Black History Month Celebration

Students across grade levels gathered in EPAC last week for celebrations that kicked off Black History Month at Lausanne. A program was held in the morning for Lower School and again in the afternoon for Middle and Upper School, and both included presentations from Upper School's Band, Choir, Strings, IB Dance and DEIB Student representatives.  The programs opened with remarks from Upper School student Kabir Syali '25, who shared the significance of the occasion and history behi... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, February 9, 2023

Middle School Robotics Tops Leaderboard At First Lego League Competition

On Saturday, our Middle School Robotics Blue and Gold Teams competed against 30 schools from West Tennessee for First Lego League's Superpowered Competition. The teams topped the leaderboard, winning first and second place.     Throughout the day, teams were judged in four areas of equal value: Robot Game, Core Values, Innovation Project and Robot Design. The theme for this year's competition was Superpowered, with an emphasis on ways we harness, store and use energy. The ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Lausanne Students To Give Back To Community Through Pennies For A Purpose

When it came to working on a service project for the year, students in the LynxServe and Student Government Association (SGA) knew they wanted to do something special.  "Our process started with the idea of bridging the two groups together, as they both embody the Lausanne Way of developing leadership and service," Evan Lewellyn '23 said.  "We knew we wanted to do something that incorporated students from the whole campus," Dany Hamze '23... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, January 23, 2023

Lynx Earn 30 Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to the 15 Lausanne artists that took home 30 awards at this year's Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, including 11 Gold Keys! Pictured above: "Sleeping Giant" by Dylan Steinfield '27. The Lynx had the highest number of Gold Keys awarded to any private school in the area and had the second-highest number of total awards in the group. Senior Jack Gerald led the way for Lausanne, winning a total of eight awards for his art, believed to be a new single-ye... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, January 12, 2023

Middle School Students Collaborate To Create Pop Art

30 Lausanne Middle School students came together to create one unique piece of art that now hangs in the Upper Middle School stairwell.  Called Pop Art, the popsicle mosaic features individual squares from each student in the eighth-grade Advanced STEAM class. Each square was then put together to create one large collaborative piece.  Students worked on the project for two weeks before the art piece was hung in the Upper Middle School stairwell. Lighting adds to the art, with rota... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Friday, January 6, 2023

Students Come Together To Form Student Activity Council

On Wednesday, eight students in Middle School held their second meeting of the re-instated Student Advisory Council (SAC). Made up of a diverse group of two students from each grade level and headed by Middle School counselor Amanda Pearson, the group’s goal is to give the students a voice and better understand the current issues they are facing.  “Having a group like this allows us to help our students become problem solvers while also impacting the school culture for the ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, January 5, 2023