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Category: Schoolwide Event

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

Students Learn Impact Of Their Digital Lives As Part Of Digital Citizenship Week

Lausanne students are learning the importance of being a good online citizen by participating in this year's Digital Citizenship Week, observed October 18-22. The goal is to encourage students to reflect on how their digital lives impact their social and emotional well-being by challenging students to daily activities, promoting digital citizenship in the community and building an online citizenship roadmap. Students will evaluate and analyze online information throughout the week and en... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, October 19, 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 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

Lynx Cross Country Finish Strong At Weekend Meet

The Lausanne Cross Country team traveled to Oakville, Alabama this weekend to participate in the 23rd annual Jesse Owens Cross Country Classic. “The kids had a blast racing in a high energy, beautifully marked course,” head coach Heather Marshalek said. The Jesse Owens Cross Country Classic brings junior high and high school students from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi for a competitive race honoring one of Alabama’s greatest athletes. “Many o... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, October 4, 2021

SEL Speaker Series: Dr. Justine Okerson on Emotional Intelligence and College Admissions

From finding the right fit for college to navigating applications, now more than ever emotional intelligence is crucial for college admission. Join Lausanne alumna, Dr. Justine Okerson, to discuss how to cultivate emotional intelligence, and apply lessons learned to college admission, future careers, and lifelong learning.   Read More
at Friday, October 1, 2021

Interactive Exercise Helps Students Learn IB Economics

The sounds of money changing hands filled the classroom of IB Economics teacher Heather Price. All a part of a lesson on the Circular Flow of Income Model. As a part of the exercise, half of the class played the role of households and the other half played the role of firms. The interdependence of the two on each other became quickly evident as the simulation began. “Simulating the circular flow model while learning about it in class helps students understand the motivations of both p... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Tuesday, September 28, 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

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

Lausanne Volleyball Looks To Build On Early Season Momentum

Lausanne Volleyball is set for an impressive season. Led by Aaliyah Bethea '23 and Reese Trusty '24, the team has added key pieces to the lineup in Kinney Boyle '24 and Kaylee Alford '25. After hosting sparse crowds for sporting events for over a year, The Lair was packed and the atmosphere was electric last Thursday evening at the Lausanne volleyball team took to the court. Their opponent, Harding, had won the last five matches against the Lynx. But the junior... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Sunday, August 29, 2021

Gagliano Field In The Running For National Award After Being Named Regional Field Of The Year

The National High School Baseball Coaches Association named Gagliano Field, Lausanne's baseball park, Regional Field Of The Year. With that award, it is now in the running for the National title.  Gagliano Field was built in 1967 as a co-op between the City of Memphis and American Legion Baseball. It is named after the legendary coach, Tony Gagliano. Tony coached the Bill Speros team, which consisted of some of the most talented high school players in the Memphis area, of which more... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Friday, August 13, 2021

Two Lausanne Student-Athletes Sign To Play With Nashville SC As Part Of MLS Academy

Lausanne Soccer players Nick Dyer '23 and Brendan French '23 have been selected to join Nashville SC as a part of their MLS Academy program. The MLS Academy program was founded to provide elite soccer athletes with the ability to compete against top-level competition throughout the year. "This competitive structure is built to elevate the level of competition and provide talent identification opportunities for all players throughout the youth soccer landscape allowing players t... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, August 12, 2021

Lausanne Welcomes New Faculty

We would like to welcome the following new faculty to Lausanne! Lower School Katie Hise – First Grade Katie graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education degree from the University of Memphis. She has nine years of teaching experience in junior kindergarten, second and third grades. Katie previously taught at Lausanne from 2014-2019 and is very excited to return "home!" She has also taught at St. Luke's Day School and PDS. Katie is marrie... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, August 9, 2021

Peggy Reed Retires After 24 Years Of Helping Shape Lausanne

"Lausanne taught me a lot about myself. It taught me a better direction and that you can have a beautiful community no matter where you find yourself." When Peggy Reed found herself at Lausanne Collegiate School 24 years ago, the campus looked very different. Administration, Middle and Upper School all shared the same space, with carpool taking place right outside Lausanne's current lobby. Norfleet was the main gym, and the area now used for Dance, Music and Art classes&n... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Lausanne Learning Announces 2021-22 Speaker Series

Lausanne and Lausanne Learning are proud to announce our 2021-22 Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Speaker Series.  September 14, 2021 at 7 p.m. - Dr. Justine Okerson on Emotional Intelligence & College Admissions October 19, 2021 at 7 p.m. - Dr. Bryan Pearlman on Supporting Students Emotionally November 16, 2021 at 7 p.m. - Patricia Smith on Compassion Fatigue February 15, 2022 at 7 p.m. - Dr. Tegan Reeves on Embodied Literacy & Resilience March 22,... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, July 22, 2021