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First-Graders Explore Their Campus Community For PYP Unit

As a part of their  Primary Years Programme  unit, Who We Are, "Many Faces, Many Places," our first-graders explored their school community this week.  Their journey began with visitors, including Nurse Jo, Officer Walsh, and learning specialist Dr. Sailors, stopping by the first-grade classrooms throughout the week to explain how they help the community, followed by a campus tour with Headmaster McCathie to learn about Lausanne's history.  The... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, September 11, 2020

Annual Night Of Broadway Virtual Auditions Are Open

Auditions are open for Lausanne students to take to the (virtual) stage for the annual Night of Broadway, hosted and directed by the Upper School thespians.  The show, normally held in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC), features songs from Broadway musical favorites. Night of Broadway, which is in its 13th year at Lausanne, has become an annual favorite among students. The evening was originally started by a student to raise money for her grade. It was then passed on to... Read More
at Thursday, September 3, 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 on Thursday that they had nominated Cameron Kinley ‘17 for the prestigious Campbell Trophy. "It's definitely a blessing to be nominated for the Campbell Trophy and an honor that I don't take lightly. Since I was young, my parents always emphasized the importance of handling my business in the classroom and taking... Read More
at Saturday, August 29, 2020

Campus Upgrades Made To Prepare For Students' Return

Along with installing cameras and wifi access points in preparation for families who chose to start the school year online, Lausanne also spent the summer making enhancements around campus to help ensure the health and safety of our Lynx returning to the classroom.  "Adapting to the circumstances happening around us while still being able to provide the best possible education is a huge priority at Lausanne," Headmaster Stuart McCathie said. "We spent a lot of time... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Lausanne Welcomes New Staff and Faculty To Campus

We would like to welcome the following staff and faculty to Lausanne! Early Childhood and Lower School      Lisa Ferrante - SK Lisa Ferrante is thrilled to be part of Lausanne! She said she is looking forward to joining the SK teachers this year. A native Memphian, Mrs. Ferrante received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Memphis and my Master of Education from Christian Brothers University. For the last eleven years, she taught at... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Saturday, August 8, 2020

New Women's Strength and Conditioning Facility Opens

The ladies of Lausanne athletics will enjoy a new addition when they return to campus. The new Women’s Strength and Conditioning Facility is complete and ready for use. The facility houses a combination of strength and conditioning equipment including four Sorinex racks.  Built for Lausanne and emblazoned with the school's logos and colors, the new equipment is an upgrade for our Lady Lynx, who were previously having to share space with the male athletes. ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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