School News

Summer Fun With Natalie!

In two weeks the school year will start again - summer vacation has gone by so quickly! From now until the first day of school we thought we'd share a few things our students of all ages have been up to this summer, starting with Natalie Cahiu, age five. Natalie's mom Mala reports, "Natalie is having... Read More »

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Winning Destination Imagination and Rocketry Teams Meet Iowa Governor

Maharishi Upper School students from the winning Destination Imagination and Rocketry teams were invited to the Governor's office in Des Moines this week to meet both the Governor and Lieutenant Governor in the capitol building.  The group included, from left to right: Drew Schoenfeld, Philip Winer, Alista Winkle, Governor Kim Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg, Bridget... Read More »

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Maharishi School Sophomore Competes in Global Healthcare Challenge 2017

Yes, I know I keep posting about Maharishi School sophomore Pranav Chhalliyil, but he's having such an exciting year that I can't help but share! In the last blog post, we learned about one part of the International BioGENEius Challenge 2017, the Gene Pool, and how Pranav won first prize in this fast-paced, exciting competition. Another... Read More »

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Maharishi School Sophomore Pranav Chhalliyil Wins BioGENEius Gene Pool Competition

When last we heard from Pranav Chhalliyil, he had just competed in the INTEL International Science Fair and won third place in the Microbiology category.  Not one to rest on his laurels, Pranav moved on to another prestigious, global competition, the 2017 International BioGENEius Challenge.   "The BIO International Convention (BIO) attracts 16,000 biotechnology and pharma... Read More »

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Iowa Tennis: Maharishi School Brings Together Top Young Players in the State

This week the top players in southeast Iowa are training at the Punj courts at Maharishi School courts. Among the participants is Fairfield High School star Anatta Charoenkal, 2017 state high school singles champion, Yana Gaskell, #1 Iowa USTA 14 & under girls team, Lachlan Gaskell, #1 Iowa USTA 12 & under boys team, Hanna Lindblom... Read More »

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Maharishi School Alumni Launches Gift Giving Service App

Maharishi School alumni Jonathan Jarvis, class of 2002, has worked in strategy and design for companies including Honda, Adobe, and Google, as well as for the global children's charity UNICEF, since graduating from ArtCenter College of Design in 2009.  Now Jarvis has combined his passion for economics and graphic design into a new venture, Token, a... Read More »

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Jennie Rothenberg Gritz to Deliver Graduation Address

Update: Here is a link to the Commencement address delivered by alumna, Jennie Rothenberg Gritz at our 2017 graduation ceremony on June 11: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMO66t9DeSg&t=12m40s. The entire Fairfield community is warmly invited to join our 2017 Graduation events and hear a graduation address by Maharishi School alumni Jennie Rothenberg Gritz.  The ceremony will take place in the... Read More »

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Maharishi Lower School Girls Explore Ornithology

"Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives." Thomas Berry, The Dream of the Earth   Maharishi Lower School students recently completed a project-based learning unit about birds. The first through third grade girls began by gaining a basic understanding of animal taxonomy,  then moved... Read More »

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Maharishi School Graduate Hired as US Foreign Service Officer, Posted at Liberian Embassy

Colette "Coco" Clark, a 2011 graduate of Maharishi School, has recently been hired by the U.S. State Department as a Foreign Service Officer. Her first posting will be at the U.S. embassy in Liberia, beginning in June.   Ms. Clark is the daughter of Fran Clark and the late Henry Ogden Clark of Fairfield. She received a... Read More »

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Maharishi Upper School Destination Imagination Team Takes Home First Prize and Da Vinci Award!

Maharishi Upper School Destination Imagination team "Not Your Average Punch Party" (from left to right: Philip Winer Alista Wikle, Drew Schoenfeld, Loreena Hansen, and Caleb Mulleneaux  ) won first place AND a Da Vince Award for exceptional creativity at this year's Destination Imagination Global Finals! "The 17th annual Global Finals, hosted by Destination Imagination, ended Saturday... Read More »

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