The first day of school at Lausanne is one of the most exciting days on campus. From the moment parents arrive to drop their students off until the day comes to a close, there is a contagious energy across campus. Events for the day include the senior breakfast, senior drive-through, opening pep rally and the ringing of the bell to signify the beginning of the school year. First-year students and teachers are also welcomed to campus by tapping the seal as their new classmates and colleagues cheer them on.
It’s always fun when the Lausanne community comes together to celebrate Homecoming. Homecoming is held in the Fall for football and in the Spring for basketball. Students from K-12 gather in the gym to celebrate in advance of the evening's homecoming game. During the Spring, the Lausanne Homecoming Court is presented, and a Homecoming Queen and King are named.
As part of the Writer’s Guild, Lower School students read a selected book in class while expressing their own creativity through writing, editing, illustrating and publishing hardback books. The students, along with family members and friends, then gather in EPAC for a presentation and book signing by a national artist followed by a reception in Blackmon Gallery. Guests wrap up the day outdoors, finding spots across campus to sit and listen as students share their novels aloud.
Once a year, as part of the Middle School House cup competition, students and faculty make their way down to the lake for an annual canoe race. Chosen members board their canoes and race the other teams across the lake and back while the rest of Middle School cheers from the banks!