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Diversity And Inclusion Task Force Members

Lausanne recently announced the members that Diversity And Inclusion Task Force. The Task Force is comprised of current students, alumni, parents and faculty and staff. These members will work with their constituency groups to ensure that the task force hears from all members of our community. Beginning this month, members of the task force will meet on a regular basis to facilitate further discussion throughout the community, make recommendations and guide change. As we move forward, we... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Lynx Attend Tennessee Governor's School

Recently, some of our Upper School Lynx had the opportunity to participate in different  Tennessee Governor's School programs.   This honor is available for rising 11th and 12th-grade students who are enrolled in Tennessee public and private high schools and nominated by a member of the school faculty. These academically demanding programs require high achieving students who rank at the top of their high school class in academic performance and their specific interest... Read More
at Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Lausanne Student Chosen For University of Memphis African American Male Academy

Lausanne rising eighth-grader Tre Brewer '25 has been accepted into the University of Memphis African American Male Academy . The African American Male Academy identifies, recruits and inducts black students into a culture of inclusive excellence. Starting in middle school, 50 African American male eighth-graders in good academic standing at their schools are selected via application. The initiative takes an applied developmental approach. Beginning in middle school,... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Lausanne Student Featured In Time For Kids Article

When Time For Kids magazine asked their readers for their thoughts, feelings, and opinions about the global coronavirus emergency, Lausanne student Shanaya Pokharna '27 knew she had a story to tell.  "The COVID-19 pandemic has changed lives forever. We have been at home, but I salute all healthcare workers who have risked their lives every single day to help us stay healthy and safe," Shanaya said.  Her story was one of six shared by the magazine from... Read More
at Monday, June 29, 2020

Fifth Grade Students Staying In Contact Over The Summer Via Classroom Project

With students on summer break, Lausanne fifth grade teacher Dr. Robin Trusty wanted a way to keep her students connected with each other.  As the school year drew to an end, Trusty sent a letter home to each of her students with a special surprise inside...a “Flat Dr. Trusty.” The idea came from the Flat Stanley Project, which was started in 1995 by Canadian third-grade school teacher Dale Hubert. It was created to facilitate letter-writing by schoolchildren... Read More
at Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Rising Senior Honored As Girl Who Means Business

Rising senior Isabel Kagoo '21  will be honored Friday by the City of Memphis Office of Business and Compliance with a Girl Who Means Business Award. Girls Who Mean Business honors Memphis-area high school girls to recognize their academic, service and extracurricular accomplishments, nurture their career aspirations, equip them with a mentor who is an empowered Memphis businesswoman and invest in their future as leaders. Schools select one student per school... Read More
at Thursday, June 18, 2020

Chris Jordan Named Dean Of Student Affairs And Inclusion

Chris Jordan has been named the Upper School Dean of Student Affairs and Inclusion. In this newly created position, Mr. Jordan will provide guidance and perspective with an emphasis on diversity, inclusion and the student experience in Upper School. "I'm honored to serve the students and extremely grateful and excited to take on this new role," Mr. Jordan said. "Being in this position will allow me to provide additional levels of support while being able to... Read More
at Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Lausanne Cross Country Prepares For Upcoming Season

With the academic year over, students settling into the summertime routine and social distancing rules and regulations still in place, varsity cross country coach Heather Clagett knew there had to be some intentionality in how she approached next season.  It is a challenge many coaches are feeling as summer conditioning begins at Lausanne.  "This season isn’t like other seasons," Clagett said. “My athletes are coming out of a period of sedentary,... Read More
at Friday, June 12, 2020

An Online Home For Lausanne's 2020 Graduation

As we close out the school year at Lausanne and prepare for graduation this weekend, we wanted to make sure those celebrating the Lynx know about a spot on our website where you can join us in celebrating the Class of 2020. The Class of 2020 will be celebrating Graduation a little differently than those in years before. On May 23 and 24, graduates will arrive with their advisory group at the top of the hour and take part in one of eleven special graduation ceremonies.  We'll... Read More
at Friday, May 22, 2020

Lausanne Honors The Class Of 2020 Heritage Club Members

During this year's graduation, Lausanne has the honor of celebrating 21 Heritage Club members from the Class of 2020. "For a student to gain membership in the special club, they must have attended Lausanne for a minimum of 12 years," Headmaster Stuart McCathie said. "The individual and collective accomplishments of a Lausanne graduating class are always very impressive, and membership in the Heritage Club is one such impressive accomplishment."  "The... Read More
at Thursday, May 21, 2020

Lausanne Lower School Kicks Off Summer With Carpool Drive-Thru

If you stepped outside during the day at Lausanne on Monday and Tuesday near the carpool drive outside the Lower School, you could tell when it was the top of the hour.  Dance music, horns honking, bubbles in the air and the cheers of teachers and staff welcomed families in cars as they came to drop off their supplies on the last day of school.  Keeping a social distance and wearing masks, students and teachers greeted each other as parents drove up one at a time to say their... Read More
at Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Upper School Students Reflect On And Share Their Music Experiences

At the end of each school year, Lausanne's music program usually hosts its annual Spring Concert, a highly anticipated performance put on by the students enrolled in the Middle and Upper School Band, Chorus and string ensembles. Although the students weren't able to perform in front of a packed house in EPAC this year, they were still given the opportunity to showcase their talents.  "Our students work together so well in so many ways to... Read More

Lindsey Baker '20- Senior Profile

Lindsey Baker ‘20 has been a Lynx since Junior Kindergarten. Now, as she prepares for graduation, she reflects on all her experiences over the past 14 years that have helped shape her into the person she is today.  “One of my favorite things about being a Lausanne student is being challenged,” Lindsey said. “I love the extent to which we are pushed to explore and dig beyond just the content needed to pass a test. The challenges presented in my classes and... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Upper School Awards and Honors Ceremony 2020

The 2020 Upper School Awards and Honors Ceremony celebrates students who have outstanding academic performance in their classes and across subjects.  You can watch the 2019/20 Upper School Awards ceremony  here . This year's awardees are: Excellence in Advanced Art  - Ryan Hof '22 Excellence in Advanced Photography HL  - Zoey Matthews '22 Excellence in American History - Jyotika Maharaj... Read More
at Thursday, May 14, 2020

Roberson's JK Class Treated To Unique End Of Year Book

For students in Junior Kindergarten Lindy Roberson's class, the end of the year is a fun and upbeat time that includes the annual end of year book. However, when looking at the books that she has used in the past, the traditional end of the year routines just did not suit the current situation.  "While brainstorming, I found a few other teachers creating templates for end of the year books that were a bit more relatable to our current situation," Roberson... Read More
at Wednesday, May 13, 2020