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Advising Process Prepares Students For College Success

This week, members of Lausanne’s class of 2022 are moving into dorms at colleges around the country. But while their work with Lausanne’s newest alums concludes, College Advising at Lausanne begins preparations to shepherd students from the class of 2027 through their college journey. “It is important to engage the students early in the college process,” shares Laurie Gray, Co-Director of College Advising. “Helping them lay out the blueprint and begin the proces... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, August 18, 2022

Lausanne Quarterback Commits To Ohio State

At his home in Covington, Brock Glenn '23 announced Saturday morning that he will attend The Ohio State University, ending a long recruiting battle for the Lynx quarterback.  "The whole process has been crazy", Glenn said. "It began after my sophomore year when I picked up seven offers. After my junior year, many more teams had the opportunity to se me play in person, and things took off. It has been fun but stressful." Ultimately, the decision came down to his ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Saturday, July 30, 2022

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

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, July 21, 2022

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

Senior Profile: Micah Cross '22

For Micah Cross '22, transferring to Lausanne in 10th grade was something that changed her life.    "I've become a more outgoing and academically successful person," Micah said. "I believe Lausanne has improved all aspects of my life - academics, community, and service."   According to Micah, she was quiet and reserved when she first arrived at Lausanne as a sophomore. She turned to theatre as a way to come out of her shell.    "I had ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Two Student-Athletes Sign To Play At The Next Level

On Thursday, Lausanne held a signing day for two student-athletes both signing to play collegiate baseball. A two-way player in baseball, Remi Schaber '22 could be found on the mound, at third base and providing the Lynx with run support with a bat this season. She was awarded the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association (TCBA) Scholarship, a scholarship given for accomplishments on the baseball field, in the classroom & in the community and became the first female in th... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, May 19, 2022

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

Upper School Students Create Spanish Books For Lower School

Over the past month, students in Chary Jara's Spanish II HL classes used their creative skills to create something special for the Lower School Lynx. Relating to the unit of childhood they were currently studying, students created a children's book written completely in Spanish. "My students had to create a story in Spanish that included some traditions from a Spanish-speaking country of their choice while incorporating the vocabulary and grammar covered in this ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, May 5, 2022

Fourth Grade Scientists Host Annual Rocket Launch

Last week, Lausanne's fourth-grade scientists hosted their annual rocket launch, an interactive project that gives students the opportunity to test the hand-made spacecraft they created in correlation with their PYP curriculum.  Leading up to the big day, Lower School science teacher Dr. Frassinelli stopped by to present a brief background of Sir Issac Newton & asked the fourth-graders to analyze what the famous scientist meant when he said: "I have been like a boy on ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Lower School Students Hold Album Release Session

As a part of their music technology projects this year, fourth-graders in Mrs. Tara West's class composed meditation music. Last week, the students held an "album release" session to listen to all of their songs over the course of three days in the Lower School music room. Students learned to create the music using a DAW (digital audio workstation) called Soundtrap. The unit included a questionnaire for family and friends that helped the students gauge the calming effect of the... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Lower School Teacher Exchange Helps Teachers Break Out of Their Comfort Zones

The Lower School pulled an April Fool’s prank on their students today by changing their teachers for the day. The exchange was the idea of Lower School Head Kara Barbour, who thought it would be a fun way to build connections across grade levels and help teachers look at their own processes. “We always ask students to step out of their comfort zones, and by asking our teachers to teach a different subject or grade level class, it allows them to see their work in a new light,&rdq... Read More
at Friday, April 1, 2022

Student Directed One-Act Plays To Be Performed This Weekend

Lausanne student directors have put together a fun evening of one-act plays featuring Lausanne students that will take the stage this weekend. Covering topics such as blind dates, the perils of education, vices versus virtues and bullying, the plays tackle the subject matters in an approach that is both educational and entertaining. This year's directors are:  Ella Gregory '22 Jasmine Younes '23 Skylar Harts '22 and Hanna Hu '23 Adam Loskovitz &... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, April 1, 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

Lynx Victorious at National History Day Competition

National History Day students at Lausanne took part in the West Tennessee Regional History Day competition in late February, with several of the students placing in the top three in their categories. National History Day (NHD) is a non-profit education organization based in College Park, Maryland. NHD offers year-long academic programs that engage over half a million middle- and high-school students around the world annually in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. S... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Lausanne Dance Celebrates Black History Month With Performance

The Lausanne Black History Month celebration continued last week as Lausanne dance classes performed to Stand Up, a song by Cynthia Erivo. Originally scheduled to be performed in EPAC in front of an audience, the performance was moved to the virtual setting after COVID numbers rose. “As part of Black History month, we are committed to expressing the significance of how dance is used in its culture and the big impact it has in the world.” Upper School dance teacher Noelia Jo... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, February 28, 2022

Ghoulish Upper School Musical Prepares To Take The Stage

The Lausanne thespians take the stage starting Thursday evening for this year's Upper School musical, Zombie Prom! ‚Äč ‚ÄčThis girl-loves-ghoul rock 'n' roll musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal, Miss Strict (played by Malaika Kumar '23). Pretty senior, Toffee (Josephine Bonnot '23) has fallen for the class bad boy, Jonny (Gabriel Franceschi '25). Family pressure forces her to end the roman... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, February 17, 2022