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Category: Middle School

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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, December 7, 2020

Lausanne Students Kick-Off LynxServe Season Of Service

Now that Thanksgiving holiday celebrations have come to a close, students are gearing up for Lausanne's next big season – the LynxServe Season of Service. In alignment with one of the International Baccalaureate Programme's core values, LynxServe promotes the development of lifelong learners through service-learning opportunities that help engage students with the community. This year, Lausanne is participating in a Season of Service, which offers students different ways to... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, November 30, 2020

Middle School Students Compete In National History Bee

Middle schoolers  Sachin Lyons '26  and  Hugh Parker '25  had the opportunity to demonstrate their historical knowledge while representing Lausanne recently when they competed virtually in the Regional Final for the History Bee.  The contest, hosted by the International Academic Competitions , tested the students' knowledge of USA and world history. Both Sachin and Hugh exceeded the challenge, qualifying them for the National Championship, which is... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, November 20, 2020

Lausanne's Middle School Honors Students With IB Learner Profile Awards

Lausanne's Middle School had the opportunity to honor multiple students across Fifth through Eighth Grade with an IB Learner Profile - October Community Leaders of the Month certificate. Award recipients earned recognition because of their commitment to displaying what it means to be a good community leader through the 10 IB Learner Profile attributes, which empower students to be  Open-Minded, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled,  Inquirers, Reflective, ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Students Test Their Knowledge In Regional Science Bee

A group of Middle and Upper School Lynx had the opportunity to showcase their science knowledge recently when they competed in a science Bee hosted by  International Academic Competitions (IAC).   The virtual competition was held at the beginning of November, and  Jonathan Goldfeder '24 ,  Abhiram Battini '25  and  Sachin Lyons '26  qualified to move on to nationals in December. Usually, this is held in Chicago, but this year it will be hosted... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, November 12, 2020

Seventh-Graders Create Dichotomous Keys For Pumpkins

As seventh-graders in Mrs. Hoffman's Life Science class examined the small piece of pumpkin they had carved out and placed under a microscope, they chatted amongst themselves. "This is so awesome," exclaimed one middle schooler. "Who knew a pumpkin looked like this under a microscope," chimed in another.   As a part of the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) unit, Classifying and Exploring Life, students studied the characteristics of Life, how to use a microscope... Read More
at Friday, November 6, 2020

Seventh-Graders Meet With Former President Of Latvia

Embracing global mindedness is a big part of The Lausanne Way . Recently, our seventh-graders gained a better understanding of this when they had the opportunity to talk to the former president of Latvia.  During the discussion, President Vaira Vike-Freiberga spoke about the importance of international cooperation. Drawing on her experience as the sixth president of Latvia from 1999 to 2007—the first woman to hold the post and head a post-Communist Eastern European... Read More
at Tuesday, November 3, 2020