Eighth Graders Visit the Upper School During Step Up Day
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Eighth Graders Visit the Upper School During Step Up Day

The eighth grade class followed Upper School ambassadors from their classrooms to the other side of campus to begin their journey learning about the Upper School academic environment.

“Welcome to your future,” one of the ambassadors said as they lead the eighth graders into the Upper School buiding. 

During the annual event, Step Up Day, Lausanne eighth graders had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of what to expect next year when they enter ninth grade by spending the morning in Upper School.

To experience the feeling of being am Upper School student, Upper School Head Stuart Dunster gave students a tour of the building, and then the ambassadors took students to different classrooms sessions. Students spent time in the Design studio with Mr. Auger, in a Math class with Ms. May, in English with Ms. Claggett and in Biology with Ms. Soellner. The Upper School teachers taught sample lessons in their discipline and gave students the opportunity to ask questions and engage in group activities.

After spending time in the Upper School classrooms, the eighth graders ate lunch in the Alumni Dining Hall where they listened to advice given by other Upper School students and spoke about what they hope next year offers.

“This experience is important for the eighth graders, because it gives them something to look forward to and allows for an easier transition when they enter Upper School,” said assistant head of Upper School Stephen Campbell.