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Category: Middle School

Multiple Lausanne Students Make All-West 2020

Lausanne is proud to announce that 16 students have made the 2020 All-West Band, Chorus and Orchestra.  Each year, students from schools across West Tennessee demonstrate their musicianship abilities during an audition that includes prepared excerpts, sight-reading and scales. Those who qualify for a top chair spot have the opportunity to perform at the All-State Honors Conference and Festival.  The purpose is to promote the study of instrumental music through choral, band and... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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

Lausanne Celebrates Scholastic Art Awards Winners

Congratulations to all our student winners for this year's  Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards Competition , sponsored by the Brooks Museum League.  Once again this year, Lausanne students are very fortunate to have been so widely recognized in this nationally acknowledged competition.   The Scholastic Art Awards is a nation-wide art awards program, which started in 1923.  It is the longest-running and most prestigious art awards program for artistic young people... Read More
at Tuesday, January 14, 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

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

Will Carter '24 Becomes Back-To-Back Spelling Bee Champion

On Friday, eighth-grader  Will Carter '24  spelled the championship word  exorcist  correctly in round fourteen of the annual Lausanne Spelling Bee, making him the winner for the second year in a row. Will confidently spelled his winning word on the Elder Performing Arts Center Stage, which was met by a large round of applause by the Lower and Middle School student audience. Abhi Battini '25   was this year's runner-up after he and Carter... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, December 9, 2019

Middle School Invites You To James And The Giant Peach Jr.

Lausanne’s Middle School Theatre Department invites you and your family to experience their production of Timothy Allen McDonald’s, “James and the Giant Peach Jr.," a theatrical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved book. You will be immersed in the world of James, a kid who finds himself traveling around in a giant peach. Throughout his fantastical journey, James deals with people and talking insects, who either want to help him or do harm to him. The play will... Read More
at Thursday, December 5, 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

Lausanne Community Invited To Middle School Art Show

Students from Mrs. Floyd's class have been eagerly preparing to showcase their artistic talents through the Middle School Art Show. The art gallery will offer paintings inspired by famous artwork and sculptures depicting different insects and amphibians. "Students in sixth grade were to select a famous artwork past or present and incorporate the Blue Dog within the original painting," Middle School art teacher Geri Floyd said. "Fifth and eighth-graders selected an... Read More
at Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Sixth-Graders Learn About Staying Safe During a Natural Disaster

Sixth-graders from Ms. Vanzant's science class have been busily studying the Earth's Composition through research and various interactive activities.  The students began by investigating the layers of Earth, the Pangea Theory, the Continental Drift theory and the Theory of Plate Tectonics.  "After building our background knowledge, we began to explore specific movements and transforming boundaries," sixth-grade science teacher Brandi Vanzant said. "We... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, November 15, 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

Students Bring Eighteenth Century To Life With Art Project

Lausanne art students in the sixth grade began a sculpture project inspired by Marie Antoinette's eighteenth-century wigs in which they utilized paper as the primary medium.   The class, consisting of eight girls, viewed works created by Russian artist Asya Kozina. Kozina creates lavish wigs and clothing inspired by the eighteenth-century using white paper. Her works are showcased in galleries and fashion shows in Russia.   After the research, the... Read More
at Thursday, November 7, 2019

Lausanne STEAM Students Compete in Engineering Event At U of M

A group of Lausanne Middle and Upper School STEAM students had the opportunity to utilize their engineering skills outside of the classroom when they attended E-Day at the University of Memphis.  The annual event, hosted by the Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis, consisted of competitions, lab tours and various interactive activities.  Eighth-graders from Ms. Bullard's Advanced STEAM class competed in E-Day and took home first place in the Knex... Read More
at Friday, November 1, 2019

Lausanne Brother & Sister Honored With Keeper Of The Dream Awards By National Civil Rights Museum

A brother and sister team from Lausanne were honored on Wednesday with the 2019 Keeper Of The Dream award, presented by the National Civil Rights Museum yearly to students who are making a positive and meaningful impact in the community. Risha Manga '23 and Krishnav Manga '24 co-founded 901 PLEDGE, an effort for kids by kids to engage and give back to local and global communities. 901 PLEDGE arose from Risha’s and Krishnav’s individual passions. Risha... Read More
at Wednesday, October 30, 2019