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Category: Middle School

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

Writing Skills Earn Lausanne Students Multiple Awards At Wordsmith Competition

Lausanne Middle and Upper Schoolers showcased the power of the written word recently when they competed in the 2021 Wordsmith Writing Olympics. The annual contest, hosted by the University of Memphis and held virtually this year, allows students to challenge their extensive writing skills through a series of competitive events.  "The virtual Wordsmith Writing contests were so unique in their presentation this year but Lausanne students still demonstrated their amazing creativity,&... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, March 19, 2021

Middle School Students Create Connections In Dear Evan Hansen Workshop

Friday afternoon in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC), Lausanne eighth-graders gathered as part of a workshop that combined both social and emotional learning (SEL) and the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen. The project is a result of a partnership between Dear Evan Hansen and Microsoft titled Creating Connections with Dear Evan Hansen. It is a program that educates and empowers teens to build more meaningful connections in their everyday lives. Dea... Read More
at Monday, March 8, 2021

Fourth-Graders Explore Their Future Learning Environment During Middle School Step-Up Day

Lausanne fourth-graders recently had the opportunity to switch up their daily routine with an afternoon exploring our Middle School learning environment.  As a part of the annual Step-Up Day, the students spent time in each fifth-grade classroom getting to know the teachers, warming up to the curriculum, and discovering more about the Middle School traditions they will soon experience.  Fifth-Grade teachers Kelly Douglas, Kim Bullard and Dr. Robin Trusty helped their Lower Sc... Read More
at Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Sixth-Graders Chat With Lynx Alum About His Lausanne Experience And Life Since Graduation

Preparing for a successful life after graduation is a familiar concept Lausanne students work towards daily. Recently, our sixth-graders had the opportunity to gain insight into some of the benefits challenging themselves now can have on their future when they chatted via zoom with Lynx alum Cameron Kinley '17.   "I wanted Cameron to talk to the entire 6th Grade due to his incredible work as the Senior Class President at the Naval Academy and his leadership duri... Read More
at Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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 non-pr... 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 teachers. It takes ... 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 Dorf... 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 students... 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 Lausanne spelling ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, December 7, 2020