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End of Year Message From Headmaster Richard Beall

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Middle School 2014

Upper School 2014

Dear Maharishi School Parents,

You all know the expression, “It takes a village to raise a child.”

We’re certainly blessed by inhabiting one of the most extraordinary “villages” on the planet, a place where inner development isn’t left to chance, where we take time to transcend, where the creative potential of our students is on full display (more on that later).

But did you know that it literally took a village to raise Hopson Hall, our main campus building? Twenty-five years ago this fall, in 1989, many of us were laying carpet, painting walls, installing baseboard and chalkboards—and a hundred other tasks—to prepare a brand new building for its first students. This was truly a community project and the building was buzzing with activity day and night—all night—the full week leading up to the grand inauguration ceremony.

And we made it. The entire front lawn was filled with students, teachers, parents, and many community members—our temporary construction workers—to celebrate a crowning collective achievement. When we walked through those finished doors for the first time, it was a joy and memory shared by hundreds.

This fall when you walk through the doors at Maharishi School, you’ll see pictures of those special days by Board member and alumni parent Jim Davis. And we’ll be honoring those dedicated volunteers with our 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee Celebration in September.

While we look back, let’s also acknowledge another year of remarkable achievements at Maharishi School:

  • 6 state champion teams in Destination ImagiNation, four finishing in the Top 20 internationally
  • Southeast Iowa Superconference Champions in Art, Photography, Judges award, and Quiz Bowl—in our first year of participation.
  • Grand Prizes in both Junior and Senior Science and Engineering Fairs
  • Another National Merit Scholar
  • The Fairfield High School soccer team was conference co-champions, and half of the starters were from Maharishi School, including Sheikh Saine who earned 1st team all-conference
  • Our seniors accepted at 36 colleges and universities from coast to coast
  • And the boys’ tennis team Triple Crown: State Champions in Singles, Doubles, and Team

There was another important addition this year. For several years we’ve been emphasizing Core Values at Maharishi School: Respect, Responsibility, Solutions, and Service. All were on full display in 1989, and have been ever since. But this year we added another Core Value, the one that distinguishes us: Transcending. Taken together, they give us a vision of the enlightened students and citizens we hope to provide for our world.

Let’s look forward now to another year of exciting progress, personal growth, and community pride. And let’s take inspiration from the pioneers of the past to also achieve the impossible.

Have a great summer,

Dr. Richard Beall, Head of School 



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