School News

Maharishi Upper School Rocketry Team Places Fourth in National Competition

The Maharishi School rocketry team finished fourth in the nation in this year’s Team America Rocketry Challenge, sponsored by Raytheon, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and others. 829 teams entered the competition this year.  Their task? Design, build and launch a rocket to go exactly 775 feet and land in 41-43 seconds…with a payload of a raw egg... Read More »

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Fairfield Iowa Provides Free Lunches for Children All Summer

There are many moments that make me feel proud to be a citizen of Fairfield, Iowa and here is one more to add to that list.  The Fairfield Community School District has made a commitment to the children of Fairfield to provide a free lunch Monday through Friday throughout the summer break. I love living in... Read More »

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Maharishi Upper School Rocketry Team Qualifies for National Competition

Fuweiyu (Wayne) Li grade 10, Bridget Bianco grade 11, Miles Falk grade 10, Karthik Vempati grade 11 The Maharishi Upper School Rocketry team qualified for the Team America National Rocketry Challenge in Washington DC this year, and we are eagerly awaiting news of their scores from the competition with 99 other teams from across the nation.... Read More »

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Pioneers Win Triple Crown District Championship

The Maharishi Pioneer tennis team pulled rabbit after rabbit out of the hat until they pulled the championship trophy out, capturing the most unlikely Triple Crown District Championship in school history. “Pella had the higher seeds, the favorable draws, and the deeper team,” said Coach Briggs, “A month ago, Pella literally doubled our point total in... Read More »

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Pioneers Win Ottumwa Invitational!

“By far the closest meet I’ve been involved with,” said Pioneer coach, Steve Briggs, . “We could have lost any number of ways, but the boys played for each other and came out on top.” On a pristine Saturday at Ottumwa park, the Pioneers faced Ottumwa, Knoxville, and Oskaloosa. After the completion of the morning singles... Read More »

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Hilary Nelson Earns MFA From University of Iowa

Maharishi School alumna Hilary Nelson is about to graduate from the University of Iowa with an MFA degree; however, her path to becoming an artist wasn’t always straightforward. Hilary has always been making art, but after graduating from Maharishi School she was one of the first students to enroll in the Sustainable Living Program at MUM.... Read More »

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Pioneers Defeat Mt. Pleasant 8-1

May Fourth: The Pioneers boys' tennis team ran their unbeaten dual meet record to 5-0 with a win over Mt Pleasant at East Lake Park. The match of the day pitted Pioneer #2 Daniel Zhu against Mt Pleasant’s Ethan Weber.  The match had plenty of long rallies as both players chased down balls everywhere but outside... Read More »

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Shristi Sharma Wins High Honors at Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair

Maharishi Middle School student Shristi Sharma has won big at the 2017 Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair with her project, "How Easily Can Your Password Be Hacked?". Shristi's work is important for anyone who does online banking, has an email account, or shops online - in other words, nearly every one of us!  Shristi's research... Read More »

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Pioneers Capture Invitational

The Maharishi School boys' tennis team finished on top today, defeating Fairfield High School, Albia, and Davis County in the Pioneer Invitational. Kai Vessey earned Pioneer "Player of the Match", winning 32 out of a possible 33 games. “Kai showed why he’s among the best in the state,” said Coach Briggs. Maharishi School 89 Albia 65... Read More »

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Destination Imagination at Maharishi School: Creativity for the Careers of Tomorrow

“We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . . using technologies that haven’t been invented . . . in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.” Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod, “Shift Happens”   Ray Kurtzweil, computer scientist, inventor, and author, sums up his view of our... Read More »

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