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Massey Wins the 2022 House Cup

It's official: the Massey Dragons are the winners of the 2022 House Cup. While Massey had a strong showing for most of the year, Lendenwood fought back, volunteering for service hours and earning points for their House, taking the lead in April and the majority of May. But the Dragons would not be denied, with several students working on service projects in the final weeks to bring the cup back into reach. When thunderstorms forced the final competition off the lake, 6th Grade Teacher ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson

Lausanne Dancers Prove Things Are "Better Together" During Spring Recital

Lausanne students in Lower, Middle and Upper School took to the stage on Saturday morning in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC) as part of the Spring Dance Recital. During their performances, students used songs that stuck with the theme of “Better Together,” showcasing the Lausanne Way traits of global mindedness and meaningful relationships. After a long and uncertain 2020-2021 school year, the Lausanne Conservatory Dance program quietly held a small show for a small audie... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, May 9, 2022

Lynx Fifth And Sixth Grade Students Visit JA BizTown

"Hello, Biztowners, it's a beautiful day for some tunes," DJ Braylen Wilbern '28, JA Biztown's Radio personality, said into the microphone. "If you'd like to hear a specific sound, I'll be taking song requests for the next ten minutes!" At Junior Achievement's JA Biztown, along with titles like  CEO, CFO, police officers, mayors, and managers being a disc jockey is just one of the roles students can take on. When they took a field trip ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson

Origami Cranes Take Flight At West Cancer Center

In support of the patients at the West Cancer Clinic, the entrance of the organization's Desoto location has gained a bright and meaningful addition with a new art installation created by students at Lausanne. Since last fall, students across Middle and Upper School have joined in the Student Government Association's (SGA) community goal of folding 1,000 origami cranes for the cancer clinic. As cranes have long symbolized peace, good health, longevity and healing in many Asian cult... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Middle School Students Earn Multiple Awards At History, Geography And Science Bees Regional Finals

Lausanne students in 6th through 8th had the opportunity to challenge their knowledge last weekend during the highly anticipated Middle School Regional Finals for the History, Geography and Science Bees. Sponsored by International Academic Competitions, each bee is a buzzer-based competition in which the students participate in three preliminary rounds, with qualifiers moving on to a final round.  The event was held at Lausanne and consisted of student contestants from Tennessee, K... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, April 14, 2022

Sixth-Grade Students Take On Book Characters For Annual Mock Trial

To wrap up their novel study of "The Outsiders," sixth-grade language arts teacher Maria Pirani challenged her students to the annual Mock Trial of Johnny Cade. The students had to put together evidence for or against Johnny's innocence in the murder of the book's character Bob Sheldon. With assistance from a group of faculty and student volunteers, a jury was built to help decide which team would win this year. No prior knowledge of the story was necessary – just a... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Middle School Students Study Global Economics During Class Exercise

Middle School students are preparing for Biz Town and learning about Medieval Europe at the same time this week with a class exercise. “The activity teaches students how Medieval Europe came out of the manorial system and back into the global economic trade system,” sixth-grade Individuals and Societies Teacher Kyle Lawrence said. As a part of the assignment, students had to walk around and purchase items in different places on the trade route, accruing enough materials to be su... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, March 24, 2022

Students Learn How To Make A Difference As A Part Of Black History Month

Students at Middle School convocation on Wednesday were told about different places and events in the city of Memphis that they could spend the remainder of the month helping out at or volunteering for as the school continues to celebrate Black History Month. During the presentation, Assistant Head of Upper School Chris Jordan and Diversity and Inclusion committee president Ariyana Muesse ’22 told students about the many ways to support Black History Month, including: Absorbing Medi... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Sharing the Love: Middle School students create Valentine's Cards for St. Jude and the Lausanne community

Eighth-grade students helped spread the love on Valentine's Day by teaming up to create custom e-cards for children at St. Jude and delivering hand-written notes to faculty and staff around Lausanne's campus.  Using St. Jude's website, the students had the opportunity to choose a card inspired by the artwork from patients at the children's hospital and write a special message for the recipient.  The kind gesture was in conjunction with one of the eighth-grader... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Middle School Students Create Safe Valentine's Day Dispensers For Lower School

With Valentine’s Day parties set to take place Monday across campus, students in the Middle School Advanced STEAM class knew that sharing candy between Lower School students was going to be more difficult than in years past. They also had ideas for how to make it safe for our Little Lynx.  Knowing that the idea was for the candy to transfer from person to person without touching, students created candy dispensers that allowed small amounts of candy to be dispensed without it ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, February 11, 2022

Learning Gets Electric As Students Create Games For Lower School Students

Students in Kim Bullard's fifth-grade class continued learning about electricity in class on Monday. Something that many of them have learned to appreciate over the past few days after experiencing the winter weather that affected much of the Mid-South.  "With so many currently without power, the importance of electricity is something the students have become very aware of," Bullard said.  As students started the class, they joined hands in a circle, with Bullard sta... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, February 7, 2022

Students Use Black History Month As Inspiration For Podcasts

Lausanne sixth graders are spending the month of February learning about a different meaningful court case, person or event that made or is making a significant impact in the lives of African-Americans living in America.  "I believe it is vital for our students to see the people and the court cases behind some of the legislation that we have today for equality and civil rights for all," sixth grade Individual and Societies teacher Kyle Lawrence said. "Although we are not ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, February 7, 2022

Middle School Robotics Hosts LEGO Invitational Scrimmage

Our Lynx Middle School Robotics Team had the opportunity to showcase their innovative minds and design skills recently during a LEGO invitational scrimmage held at Lausanne.    Typically, the students compete in the Memphis Region of the First Lego League every winter. With scrimmages canceled this year, the Lynx Middle School teams decided to host their own and invited independent schools in the area to join in on the action. "We wanted an opportunity for our kids to showca... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, February 3, 2022

Middle School Students Create Replicas Of Famous Structures In STEAM Lab

For their unit, Rise and Fall of Empires, Middle School students headed to the STEAM lab on Friday to re-create some famous structures from some of their studied Empires. “As a summative to this unit in their Individuals and Societies class, they are combining their knowledge and design skills in the STEAM lab,” Middle School STEAM teacher Kim Bullard said. Students have discussed in class how empires showed their power through their building projects and expansion. They then di... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Friday, January 21, 2022

Middle School Students Try And Escape To Earn House Points

Friday, Lausanne Middle School students used their house activity time to try to escape from one of four escape rooms in an effort to earn points for their respective houses.  “We are trying to keep our students as engaged as possible while also keeping them as safe as possible,” Sixth Grade Individuals and Societies Teacher and House System Director Kyle Lawrence said.  The students worked either alone or in groups to try and escape from as many of the four escape r... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Friday, January 14, 2022

Sixth Grade Students Learn Map Projecting As Part Of Minecraft Project

Over the next three weeks, sixth-grade students in Tom Brazina’s class will be undertaking a Minecraft mapping project where they will be charged with representing a famous map projection in Minecraft.  “This project allows the students to practice what they learned during their mapping unit while reflecting on the impacts of science,” Brezina said.  Brezina said this exercise helps the students as part of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) sciences criterion. ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, January 12, 2022