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Category: Middle School

Middle School Students Compete For House Points In School Supply House Band Competition

Lausanne Middle School students participated in a brand new house activity last week when they took to the stage in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC) with the School Supply House Band competition. “This was an idea that stemmed from Jimmy Fallon’s Classroom Band cover songs that he does on The Tonight Show,” Sixth Grade Individuals and Societies Teacher and House System Director Kyle Lawrence said. After Fall Break, students were tasked with working together in the... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Middle School Students Artwork On Display As Part Of Color My World Exhibit

Lausanne art students in the fifth and sixth grades began their year creating with various new mediums in their art classes. That artwork is now on display in Blackmon Gallery as a part of the Color My World exhibit through November 12. In the fifth grade, students studied the art of Alma Woodsey Thomas, (1891-1978). "They studied her artwork that features light and movement through color, pattern and line,” Middle School Visual Arts teacher Geri Passaro-Floyd said. &ld... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, October 18, 2021

Middle School Students Expand Their Reading Palates With Book Tasting

Lausanne fifth-graders had the opportunity to expand their reading palates with a book tasting experience held in our campus library.  Featuring a seating arrangement complete with tablecloths, paper plates and a book menu, the event's restaurant-style atmosphere provided the perfect setting for students to sample some compelling reads.     Some of the genres available for evaluation included science fiction, nonfiction, classics, biographies, fantasy and books from... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Middle School Students Take Part In Two Day BRIDGES Workshop

Lausanne students spent the final two days before Fall Break learning about themselves and each other through discussions and team-building as the BRIDGES organization visited with students in classrooms. BRIDGES, a local Memphis organization that "provides students an opportunity to find their voice through unique experiential learning activities that are adventurous, relational and transformative," was invited to campus by the head of Middle School David Nelson after the pandemic... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell

Sixth Grade Students Attend Public Speaking Boot Camp

To better prepare students for speaking in front of their class on a serious topic, sixth-grade Individuals and Societies Teacher Kyle Lawrence established a “Public Speaking Boot Camp” on Monday as a cooperative learning activity for his sixth-grade students. Students walked a total of 10 stations, practicing various parts of public speaking. Stations included: Citing resources within a speech. Telling a joke. Finding your voice in a conclusion Hand placement while speak... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, October 4, 2021

Middle Schoolers Commit To Knowledge, Truth And Honor Code

Knowledge, truth and honor are at the core of Lausanne's Middle School, a fact highlighted in the KTH Code. Students pledged themselves to these values during a ceremony today in Elder Performing Arts Center. As part of their official KTH Code, middle schoolers exhibit a strong work ethic, positive attitude, cooperative spirit, pleasant nature and a genuine commitment to Knowledge, Truth and Honor. Students pledge to be honest in word and deed, do quality work, self-advoca... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, September 30, 2021

Middle School Kicks Off Club Time

Lausanne Middle School students filed into the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC) on Wednesday for a chance to pick out their clubs for the year. “We believe joining a club is a great way to explore new interests,” Assistant Head of Middle School Robin Trusty said. “It allows students to learn something new without the stress that often comes with school courses. Clubs connect students with like-minded people and allow you to become part of a community.” Among the c... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, September 16, 2021

Seventh-Graders Use Natural Resources Around Campus To Build Miniature Shelters

During a recent STEAM collaboration in Middle School, seventh-grade students designed shelters to withstand rain and wind using only materials available in the environment. As students explore how people historically survived off their surroundings in Ms. Hammons' Individuals and Societies class, their STEAM activity correlated with their current curriculum and helped give them a real-world example of sustainability. The seventh-graders split into groups and spread out across specific... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Lausanne Middle School Hosts 2021 House Sorting Ceremony

New fifth graders and dozens of new students and teachers were welcomed as Monmouth, Lendenwood, Cottingham and Massey members in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC), one of our most popular events for Middle School students each year.  During the highly anticipated event, new members of the Lausanne Middle School are sorted into one of the four houses at Lausanne. It signifies the start of their new journey through Middle School while helping the students build relationships... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, August 30, 2021

Stella Nichols Mural Project

Stella Nichols ‘25 devoted many hours before and after school this year, creating a mural inspired by Lausanne’s diverse and global environment in the stairway leading up to the library and Lower Middle School.  Check out this time lapse of the process and Stella's thoughts about the piece here:   Read More
Posted by Drew Smith

Middle School Talent Show 2021

The Middle School Houses gathered for their final competition of the year: the Talent Show! Pictures of the performances can be found over on our facebook page. Great job by all the participants!  5th Grade Merrick Arthur '28 Olivia Rasoul '28 Alicia Gibson '28 Cate Knot-Craig '28 Emily DeVivo '28 Nicolas Mason '28 Mohib Farooq '28 Morgan McBride '28 Violet Kadien '28 Gillian Parker '28 6th Grade Abby Bakelaar '27 Lily M... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith

Sixth Grade History Buffs Re-Create Historical Artifacts

Our sixth-grade history buffs had the opportunity to express themselves creatively when they re-created historical artifacts in their Individuals and Societies class.  Leading up to the project, the students explored the world's transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, focusing on the reemergence of culture, art, science and architecture from the Roman and Greek classical periods.    The sixth-graders had to research and choose a piece of Renaissance Art, Arch... Read More
at Thursday, May 20, 2021

Middle Schoolers Test Their Knowledge In Regional Science Bee

We had several Middle School Lynx grades compete during this year's Regional Science Bee hosted by International Academic Competitions. Six students qualified to move onto Nationals, with two of them being Regional Finalists.  The National Science Bee is a science-themed academic quiz competition for individual students. Competing students test their science knowledge against other students in their respective age divisions in an action-filled tournament setting.  This year&#... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, May 10, 2021

Lower School Lynx Find Inspiration In Seventh-Grade Project

Friday afternoon at Lausanne, third grade students took educational trips without ever leaving campus. Over the last several weeks, the seventh grade has been preparing a virtual health fair.  Each exhibit highlights one human body organ system and takes the viewer on an interactive educational tour.  “The designs are unique to each exhibit and reflect the students’ creativity,” seventh grade science teacher Brooke Hoffman said. “Some experiences inclu... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, May 10, 2021

Fifth-Graders Practice Laws Of Motion With Marble Race

Fifth-graders in Mrs. Bullard's Science class had the opportunity to test their knowledge of engineering recently when they constructed a marble race maze.   The activity contributes to their Middle Years Programme (MYP) curriculum, in which students learn about Sir Isaac Newton and how we can see the Laws of Motion in our everyday lives.  "We've discussed concepts relating to Laws of Motion ranging from why we wear seatbelts to the amount of for... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Sixth-Graders Launch Unique Online Newspaper For Students In Their Grade

Student expression is an essential part of the Lausanne experience, and a group of our sixth-graders has found a unique way to share their voices and creative abilities with fellow classmates. Elinor Barrett '27, Ruby Gsanger '27, Maya Clark '27, Rebeca Batalha '27 and Manuela Batalha '27 recently launched, The 6th Page, a student-led online newspaper featuring short stories, student interviews, a kindness corner, teacher features, trivia, animations and comic... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, March 31, 2021