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Lausanne Names Jessica Green Basketball Head Coach

Lausanne alumna Jessica Green '09 has been named the new head girls’ basketball coach at Lausanne Collegiate School, Athletic Director Kevin Locastro announced on Wednesday.  Green will take over a team she helped lead with Associate Athletic Director Cayce Densford this past season after the departure of head coach Wayne Kelley, who took a job in St. Louis.  “We are excited to name Jessica Green as our new Head Women’s Basketball Coach,” Athletic Director Ke... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, March 30, 2023

Zac Hill '04 Named 2023 Chair Of Ideas

Lausanne is honored to announce that Zac Hill '04 has been named the 2023 Chair of Ideas.  Zac is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of the Office of American Possibilities, a venture studio for civic moonshots. Co-chaired by a bipartisan team of former White House Domestic Policy Advisors, its projects have included The COVID Collaborative (public health), (refugee resettlement), More Perfect (democracy renewal), 24/7: A People's Filibuster for Gun Safety (gun sa... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Academic Honor Society Inductions 2023

Congratulations to the new inductees of the Spanish Honor Society, French Honor Society, National Chinese Honor Society, Quill and Scroll, National Art Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Rho Kappa Society, Science National Honor Society, Sigma Society and Modern Music Masters Society. The rigorous requirements to be inducted into each Honor Society are listed below.  Inducted students are given honor cords to wear during commencement that represent their membership into each... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, March 20, 2023

Summers@Lausanne Gears Up For Best Summer Ever!

As the director of Lausanne 360°, Rachel Hammons has lofty goals as her team creates the Summers@Lausanne programming. "I literally want them to remember their experience for the rest of their lives," she explains. "I still remember the summer camps I went to and their impact on me in figuring out my interests and passions. We try to give our campers that, too." Ms. Hammons began working at Lausanne as a camp counselor over 21 years ago while she finished college. After seeing her love of... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Lausanne Hosts Black History Month Celebration

Students across grade levels gathered in EPAC last week for celebrations that kicked off Black History Month at Lausanne. A program was held in the morning for Lower School and again in the afternoon for Middle and Upper School, and both included presentations from Upper School's Band, Choir, Strings, IB Dance and DEIB Student representatives.  The programs opened with remarks from Upper School student Kabir Syali '25, who shared the significance of the occasion and history behi... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, February 9, 2023

Geoff Calkins Shares Advice With Upper School

Geoff Calkins didn't start off planning to be a sports writer in Memphis. After growing up in Buffalo, New York, he graduated from Harvard and Harvard Law School and began practicing environmental law.  "I hated it," he shared with the Class of 2026 on Monday. "I went (to Harvard and took the job) for money and prestige. I would have been happier as a divorce lawyer in Memphis."  Calkins, whose three sons graduated from Lausanne, spoke to the 9th graders ab... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Friday, January 27, 2023

Lynx Earn 30 Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to the 15 Lausanne artists that took home 30 awards at this year's Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, including 11 Gold Keys! Pictured above: "Sleeping Giant" by Dylan Steinfield '27. The Lynx had the highest number of Gold Keys awarded to any private school in the area and had the second-highest number of total awards in the group. Senior Jack Gerald led the way for Lausanne, winning a total of eight awards for his art, believed to be a new single-ye... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, January 12, 2023

Middle School Students Collaborate To Create Pop Art

30 Lausanne Middle School students came together to create one unique piece of art that now hangs in the Upper Middle School stairwell.  Called Pop Art, the popsicle mosaic features individual squares from each student in the eighth-grade Advanced STEAM class. Each square was then put together to create one large collaborative piece.  Students worked on the project for two weeks before the art piece was hung in the Upper Middle School stairwell. Lighting adds to the art, with rota... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Friday, January 6, 2023

Students Come Together To Form Student Activity Council

On Wednesday, eight students in Middle School held their second meeting of the re-instated Student Advisory Council (SAC). Made up of a diverse group of two students from each grade level and headed by Middle School counselor Amanda Pearson, the group’s goal is to give the students a voice and better understand the current issues they are facing.  “Having a group like this allows us to help our students become problem solvers while also impacting the school culture for the ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, January 5, 2023

Students Create Digital Masterpieces With Assistance From Fellow Student

When thinking up innovative ways to learn in the classroom, you don't have to look further than Lausanne students and teachers.  "Mrs. Fernandez came to me about a month ago about a project she envisioned for her students encompassing the novel they were reading," Director of Academic Technology & Innovation Amy Brownlee said.  Fifth Grade Language Arts teacher Cass Fernandez wanted her students to do an art piece to accompany their written essays about the symb... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, December 8, 2022

Middle School Students Represent Lausanne At Model UN Competition

While most of their classmates were on campus, on the fourth floor of City Hall, Dylan Steinfeld '27, Coopers Mears '27, Kylie Roberson '28 and Sara Pradhan '28 stood before a room full of middle schoolers from various schools. Despite being the first group to present and some of their first times participating in a Model UN competition, the Lynx committee was confident in their diplomatic approach and knowledge as delegates for Slovakia.  "It was a little n... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Middle School Students Explore The Similar Themes In The Giver And The Truman Show

As the students walked into class, it was clear that Thursday's class would be slightly different than usual.  Popcorn and candy sat at a stand by the door, and the environment looked more like a movie theatre than the traditional classroom.  But it wasn't simply movie day in Maria Pirani Aldrich's Sixth Grade Language Arts class.  The students just finished reading The Giver by Lois Lowry, and annotated different ways that the setting helped to develop th... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, December 1, 2022

2022 National Honor Society Inductions

59 Lausanne students were inducted into the National Honor Society this morning in a ceremony in the Elder Performing Arts Center.  To be eligible for induction into the National Honor Society, Juniors and Seniors must demonstrate a commitment to scholarship, character, leadership and service. In addition to achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher at the beginning of the school year, a committee of five teachers looks at each student's resume to determine whether... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, November 28, 2022

JK Students Cast Votes For Favorite Work Of Art

Students in JK got into the voting spirit during the recent elections by casting votes for their favorite painting from a series of famous artists.  After reading the book "I Voted" by Mark Shulman and Serge Bloch, the little Lynx from three classes faced the important decision of deciding their favorite piece of art.  In one race, two versions of the Mona Lisa were voted on. One by Leonardo da Vinci and another by Fernando Botero. In another, the choice was Starry... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Middle School Students Go Off The Grid To Create Power

Eighth-grade students in Kim Bullard's STEAM class recently learned about living off the grid and were challenged to find alternative ways to get power.  Given only a hobby motor and a small LED lightbulb, students were tasked with building windmills that generated enough electricity to light a small model house.  "It was very fun," said William Trott '27. "There were some challenges along the way, but troubleshooting the issue and making my windmill work m... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, November 10, 2022

Lausanne professional development day focuses on global citizenship

Today, Lausanne faculty and staff had a professional development day focused on global citizenship, diversity and inclusivity training. Lausanne develops inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through education that builds intercultural understanding and respect.  As members of the Council of International Schools, we are called to work to build a stronger community and ensure that our students are prepared for college and li... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, November 7, 2022