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Category: Schoolwide Event

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

Lynx Use Strong Defense In Win Over Harding

Hall of Fame basketball player Bill Walton once said, “one way to regain your rhythm on offense is to make some big plays on defense.” The Lausanne boys’ team used that philosophy Tuesday night at Harding, using a stifling press that they turned up in the fourth quarter en route to a 65-61 win over the Lions. “With a young team we understand offense is not going to be clicking on all cylinders every night, but we can always take pride in getting stops on... Read More
at Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Lausanne SEL Kicks Off Speaker Series with Best Selling Author

Last night, Lausanne SEL kicked off its inaugural Speaker Series. More than a hundred Lausanne community members registered to see Jonathan Mooney, best-selling author of The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal and Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines.  "Jonathan was a great speaker," said Lausanne parent Kerry Connors. "I loved his book. I read it one sitting and did a lot of highlighting. It's rare to find a useful... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, January 13, 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

Senior Profile – Ali Devji '21

Ambassador, diversity and inclusion task force member and co-president of the Class of 2021. Ali Devji '21 has taken on many roles at Lausanne and has spent his time as a Lynx embracing his leadership skills.  At Lausanne, the International Baccalaureate has a strong focus on community engagement, and as a full IB student, Ali found this helpful in encouraging him towards his leadership roles. "I would encourage everyone to take the IB, as it has truly helped me... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Lausanne Hosts Virtual Young Alumni Panel

Lausanne welcomed six alumni who spoke to our Upper School students virtually during Lausanne's annual Young Alumni Panel as part of Young Alumni Day. The graduates, ranging from 2014-2020, shared about the experiences that led them to choose their colleges, universities, graduate programs, internships and careers. They answered questions about what to expect as they enter college and if they would have done anything differently if they were to go through the college process again.... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, December 14, 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

SEL Speaker Series At Lausanne Planned For 2021

In January, Lausanne will begin hosting a monthly SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) speaker series via Zoom. The series intends to give school constituents guidance and resources as we continue to navigate the pandemic.  The series begins with acclaimed author Jonathan Mooney on January 12, 2021, at 7 p.m. Mooney is the author of  The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal  and  Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the   Lines  and numerous... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Saturday, December 5, 2020

Lausanne Winter Sports To Tip-Off Off With Phased Re-Opening

While keeping students safe and class in session has been the top priority of Lausanne's coronavirus response, the school has also worked to ensure extracurricular activities can continue safely. Band, choir, theater and athletic programs have worked to adapt to the situation, and each had to adjust their approach to practices, performances and games. For student-athletes that participate in Lausanne winter sports, the recent local surge in COVID-19 cases had led to uncertainty about... Read More
at Friday, December 4, 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

Second-Graders Explore Materials Of Exhchange

As students in second grade studied the features of American money and money from countries worldwide, guest speakers stopped by to give a little insight into the topic. One of the visitors, Mr. Will Starner, a Lausanne teacher and dad to second-grader Jet Starner, shared the money his family has collected while living overseas. The students also had a virtual visit from Leslie Brucker, second-grade student Sam Seessel's grandmother, and former 4th-grade teacher at Lausanne in the... Read More
at Friday, November 13, 2020

Lausanne Cancels Game Against Lipscomb Following Positive COVID Test

The football game between Lausanne Collegiate School and Lipscomb Academy Nashville, scheduled for this Friday at 7 p.m. in Nashville, TN, has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Lausanne has paused all team-related activities due to a single confirmed COVID-19 case within the Lynx program. This decision was made by Director of Athletics Kevin Locastro and Lausanne Headmaster Stuart McCathie following CDC recommendations and those of the Shelby County Health Department. ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, November 12, 2020

Lausanne Alum Nominated For "Academic Heisman"

As the college football season approaches, one Lausanne alum is making news for his work at college both in the classroom and on the field. Navy announced in August that they had nominated Cameron Kinley ‘17 for the prestigious Campbell Trophy. On November 12, they shared that he is one of 12 finalists for the award , earning an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class. "It's definitely a blessing to be... Read More
at Thursday, November 12, 2020

Lausanne Football Advances In Playoffs After Win Over Harding

Behind a lights-out defense and a balanced passing and rushing attack, the Lausanne Lynx defeated Harding 50-0 Friday night at Lausanne. Here’s that @LausanneFB defense I’ve been talking about. #LetsGoLynx #BeGreat — Lausanne Athletics (@LausanneLynx) November 7, 2020 With a running clock in the second half, the Lynx added a field goal by Max Gilbert '23 and a defensive pick-six touchdown to close things out by Jarvis Barber... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Saturday, November 7, 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