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Category: Schoolwide Event

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

Class of 2021 Achieves 97% Passing Rate On IB Diploma Programme Exam

Lausanne's Class of 2021 had a near-perfect performance on the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) Exam, with students receiving some of the strongest scores ever.  While the IB diploma pass rate is 88.96% with an average score of around 33.02, the Class of 2021 achieved an extraordinary rate of 97% and several Lynx earned 40's and above on the exam. As acceptance rates become increasingly competitive, colleges and universities look for students who cho... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, July 8, 2021

Spring Sports Athletes Receive City & State Recognition

With Lausanne athletics already preparing for next season, awards continue to roll in for our spring sports athletes from the success of last season, with soccer, tennis and track student-athletes receiving city and state recognition.  Three Lynx soccer players were named to the Daily Memphis All-Metro team: Max Gilbert ’23, Jad Hamze ’21 and Luca Iannaccone ’22. “I’m so proud of these student-athletes for a great season and their hard work, commitment lev... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Saturday, July 3, 2021

Cameron Payne '13 Helps Lead Suns To NBA Finals

Class of 2013 graduate Cameron Payne and the Phoenix Suns punched their ticket to the NBA Finals last night with a 130-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, winning the Western Conference championship. In Wednesday night’s game-clinching win, Payne played 15 minutes and scored seven points to go along with seven assists. Instrumental in winning the series for the Suns, he stepped up in the absence of the injured Chris Paul in game two, scoring a career-high 29 points and dishing ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, July 1, 2021

Maegan Laymon Joins Lausanne Athletics Department

The Lausanne athletic department got another boost last week with the addition of Maegan Laymon as the new physical education teacher. Laymon comes to Lausanne with an impressive history in lacrosse at the college level. An Ilion, New York native, she grew up playing soccer as well as participating in track and field with her two brothers. A dual-sport athlete in high school, she also became a state qualifier in bowling, a sport she also enjoyed with her brothers. She started her lacrosse c... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Friday, June 18, 2021

Lower School Lynx Find Inspiration In Seventh-Grade Project

Friday afternoon at Lausanne, third grade students took educational trips without ever leaving campus. Over the last several weeks, the seventh grade has been preparing a virtual health fair.  Each exhibit highlights one human body organ system and takes the viewer on an interactive educational tour.  “The designs are unique to each exhibit and reflect the students’ creativity,” seventh grade science teacher Brooke Hoffman said. “Some experiences inclu... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, May 10, 2021

Lower School Students Use Technology To Create Gifts For Mother's Day

Lausanne students have been working hard in Lower School as they prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day. Lower School Lynx made interactive Mother’s Day cards designed in their ANTS (Acquiring New Technology Skills) classes. The cards featured a QR code that links to a video made by the students that also feature creative personalization to make them extra special. “Students in second grade have used their coding and programming skills to create cards for their amazing moms,&rd... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Sunday, May 9, 2021

After Announcing Retirement From Coaching, Lesa Mears Looks Back On Storied Career

Lausanne hired Sara Hammond as their basketball coach last week, a position made available when former head coach Lesa Mears announced her retirement from coaching after 38 years. While she enjoyed her last nine years of coaching at Lausanne, Mears basketball career began on the court over 45 years ago. A time when the girls’ game looked very different. “Girls played half court-3 guards who played defense on the opposing forwards and 3 forwards who were on the offensive end,&rdq... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Saturday, May 1, 2021

Lausanne Names Sara Hammond Head Coach Of Girls’ Basketball Team

Lausanne Collegiate School has added former Union University Lady Bulldogs assistant coach Sara Hammond as the new head coach of the girls' basketball team. Hammond comes to Lausanne after coaching for four seasons as an assistant to NAIA Hall Of Fame Coach coach Mark Campbell, a position she has held since May of 2017. Campbell praised Hammond’s work ethic. Calling her a hard worker, a lover of people and someone who is self-motivated. A native of Mt. Vernon, Ky., she played high... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Saturday, May 1, 2021

Lower School Celebrates Week Of The Young Child

The Lausanne Lower School is celebrating the “Week Of The Young Child” this week. Included in that celebration has been a series of picnics on campus to start the week. “Evidence tells us that a person’s life successes, health, and emotional well-being have their roots in early childhood. We know that if we get it right in the early years, we can expect to see children thrive throughout school and their adult lives,” Head Of Lower School Kara Barbour said. ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Bee Green and Environmental Outreach Clubs Team Up for Earth Day Event

In honor of Earth Day, the Bee Green Lausanne Club and the Environmental Outreach Club are hosting a cleanup event at the Wolf River Trailhead Sunday, April 25, from 10am-12pm! Because of continuous littering and pollution, the Wolf River Trailhead is in need of a big pickup. This event is open to the whole Lausanne community- so bring your gloves, some trash bags, sturdy shoes, long pants, and the family to show your appreciation for nature in Memphis!  ... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith

Cum Laude Society 2021

Congratulations to the 10 juniors and seniors inducted into the Lausanne chapter of the Cum Laude Society.  To be considered for Lausanne's chapter: The student must be in the top 10% of the junior class or the top 20% of the senior class in academic excellence. This will be determined by ranking students according to their cumulative grade point average (GPA) and assessing standardized test scores. Their GPA must be 4.0 or higher. Students must have a history of taking hon... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell

Lausanne Lacrosse Enters Final Month Of The Season With Excitement & Hope

With the end of the season approaching at the end of the month, Lausanne lacrosse is ending the season with lots of excitement and hope for the future of the program. The girl’s lacrosse team fields a young group of Lynx that are led by three young captains in Kolby Cohen ’23, Bella Leggett ’22 and Alyssa Koplon ’22 . “This team is filled with a great group of emerging leaders that are developing and voice on and off the field,” coach Cayce Densford said.... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Friday, April 9, 2021

Lausanne Track & Field Off To Fast Start For 2021 Season

When he took the job as The Lausanne track coach this off-season, head coach Chris Jordan knew he had the pieces in place for a successful year. “We have a bunch of hard-working, talented kids at our school," Jordan said. "Coupled with knowledgeable and passionate coaches, the season looks to be extremely promising." Those athletes and that commitment have gotten Lausanne off to a good start. At their first meet of the year against Harding, the Lynx had a str... Read More
at Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The Job Of Keeping Lynx Healthy A Labor Of Love For Lausanne Athletic Trainers

National Athletic Training Month is held every March in order to spread awareness about the important work of an Athletic Trainer. Here at Lausanne Collegiate School, we are lucky to have two of the best as a partnership between the school and OrthoSouth. In his seventh year at Lausanne, Director of Sports Medicine Outreach Marty Scuggs provides coverage to every sports team on Lausanne’s campus. With over 20 years of experience with high school athletes, you can find him on the sideli... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, April 1, 2021