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Category: Upper School

Tenth-Grade Students Take On French Revolution With Role-Playing Exercise

A group of Lausanne tenth-graders stepped back in time recently during a role-playing experience that transformed their MYP History classroom into a scene out of the French Revolution.  As part of their formative assessment for the class, Upper School Social studies teacher Randall Siefker assigned students a role based on a real character from the French Revolution and challenged them to research, write and deliver a persuasive speech for the reenactment.  While por... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, October 26, 2021

College Advising Hosts Financial Aid And Scholarship Night

Lausanne's College Advising team hosted a Financial Aid and Scholarship night with guest speaker Michael Morgan, Director of Financial Aid for Rhodes College. Michael helped guide families through the process of applying for both merit-based and need-based aid at colleges. He explained the FAFSA, CSS Profile, and Institutional methodology used by Financial Aid offices, in an effort to promote transparency and understanding of an often dreaded part of the college application process. Vie... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, October 15, 2021

Lynx Cross Country Finish Strong At Weekend Meet

The Lausanne Cross Country team traveled to Oakville, Alabama this weekend to participate in the 23rd annual Jesse Owens Cross Country Classic. “The kids had a blast racing in a high energy, beautifully marked course,” head coach Heather Marshalek said. The Jesse Owens Cross Country Classic brings junior high and high school students from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi for a competitive race honoring one of Alabama’s greatest athletes. “Many o... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, October 4, 2021

Lausanne Defeats ECS To Remain Undefeated

The Lausanne Lynx improved to 6-0 Friday night, defeating Evangelical Christian School (ECS) 21-7. After a scoreless first quarter, Lausanne got on the scoreboard first late in the second quarter with a rushing touchdown from Craig Cunningham ’22 to go into halftime with a 7-0 lead. Having won the kickoff and deferring to the second half, the Lynx got the ball first to start the second half. ECS attempted a pooch kick, but the ball wound up in the hands of Ben Bolton ’22, who ra... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Saturday, October 2, 2021

Four Lynx Seniors Recognized As National Merit Commended Students

In addition to the five semifinalists selected earlier this month, Lausanne is proud to announce that four of our seniors have been named commended students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Marcus Cohn '22, Michael Hirsch '22, Lotanna Oraedu '22 and Remi Schaber '22 received letters of commendation to acknowledge their outstanding academic promise.  Students, who must be US citizens to be eligible, enter the competition by taking the ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Interactive Exercise Helps Students Learn IB Economics

The sounds of money changing hands filled the classroom of IB Economics teacher Heather Price. All a part of a lesson on the Circular Flow of Income Model. As a part of the exercise, half of the class played the role of households and the other half played the role of firms. The interdependence of the two on each other became quickly evident as the simulation began. “Simulating the circular flow model while learning about it in class helps students understand the motivations of both p... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Five Upper School Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Lausanne is honored to announce that five of our Lynx seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. We want to congratulate Walter Mink '22, Ryan Hof '22, Annabella Tian '22, Jason Nadiu '22 and Sophia Holland '22 for their hard work and dedication.  The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Students enter the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Sch... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, September 16, 2021

MYP Chemistry studies prepare students for college

At Lausanne, our Middle Years Programme (MYP) Chemistry studies prepare students for college by providing them with a fundamental understanding of the composition and structure of matter and the changes it undergoes. Content in this course covers atomic structure, reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, thermodynamics, organic chemistry and acid-base. Analytical thought develops by applying problem-solving skills to chemical computation and the use of the scientific method in laborato... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Lausanne Alumnus Thanks Former Design Teacher For Class Structure That Prepared Him For College

Zephyr Barlow '18, seen in the middle, poses for a picture with other members of the Class of 2018.  It's been a little over three years since Zephyr Barlow '18 was a student in Upper School teacher Jonathan Auger's design technology class, but the skills he developed in the course still benefit him today.  Now that Zephyr has entered his senior year as a metallurgical engineering major at the University of Alabama, the Lynx alumnus says planning out his final unde... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Juniors And Seniors Explore College Life During Class Trip

As our juniors and seniors enter their final stretch of Upper School, the students have been exploring the college application process and gearing up for life after graduation. Choosing what college to attend is an exciting experience, but with so many options around the globe, it can be challenging to decide which one is the right fit. To help our Lynx discover their personal preferences for a collegiate environment, our 11th and 12th graders spent the week exploring different college cam... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, August 27, 2021

Freshmen and Sophomores Take On Clearwater Cove For Class Trip

Lausanne's ninth and tenth-graders loaded up their camp gear bright and early Monday morning and headed off to Lampe, Missouri, to spend the week at Clearwater Cove for their Upper School class trip.  Over the years, the campgrounds have served as the freshman class trip destination and place where many Lynx experienced the start of lifelong friendships and some of their favorite memories. After placing the class trips on pause last school year, the excursions finally resumed, and t... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, August 26, 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

Senior Profile – Dalia Chemaitilly '21

With graduation a week away, Dalia Chemaitilly '21 is gearing up to begin the next chapter in her life. However, the impact she made on the Lausanne and Memphis community will be remembered long after she walks across the stage.  As President of the Environmental Club, Dalia promoted environmental awareness and ecological action and helped drive the sustainability efforts on campus. Under her leadership, Dalia helped connect with other Lausanne clubs with a common goal, which result... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, May 21, 2021

Upper School End of Year Awards

During convocation this week, Lausanne celebrated the 2021 Upper School Awards and Honors Ceremony for students with outstanding academic performance in their classes and across subjects. After honoring our Senior Awards a few weeks ago, this commemoration recognized upper schoolers in 9th through 11th Grade. Congratulations to all the recipients!  Visit our Facebook page to see pics from the ceremony.   Excellence in English 9 Rhea Sumpter '24 Excellence ... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Monday, May 17, 2021