School News

Iowa Source Publishes Article on Maharishi School Edible Schoolyard

THE EDIBLE SCHOOLYARD By Christine Albers, from the November 2011 Issue of the Iowa Source What do First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Chez Panisse owner Alice Waters have in common? They all support school gardens! At a time of soaring childhood obesity and poor eating habits, these three leaders all endorse programs in... Read More »

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Tennis Coach Lawrence Eyre Featured on TM.Org

AN INTERVIEW WITH LAWRENCE EYRE, "NATIONAL TENNIS COACH OF THE YEAR" Eleven-year-old Lawrence Eyre loved tennis from the first moment he set foot on court. He learned to play in the public parks of Moline, Illinois, and in high school he became the Quad-Cities singles and doubles champion. At Yale University he varsity lettered his freshman... Read More »

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Laura Bordow Presents at IAEYC Conference

On Saturday, October 15, Laura Bordow was a presenter at the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children’s annual conference, held in Des Moines, Iowa and attended by over 500 early childhood educators. Maharishi Preschool teachers attending the conference were Armando Tejada, Fatima Akbar, Mala Ngethe and Chrissy Hunter. The title of Laura’s presentation was,... Read More »

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BikeFest and GreenFest Are Huge Successes

  “This year’s BikeFest was a huge success,” according to Springli Johnson, Director of Development. Friday, October 14 was a beautiful day and the weather was perfect. The children collectively logged hundreds of miles, raising thousands of dollars for Maharishi School’s annual budget. Many teachers and parents participated in the BikeFest and everyone enjoyed the festive atmosphere. Thank... Read More »

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Ambassador from Nepal Addresses Student Assembly

Maharishi School was honored to have  the distinguished Nepalese Ambassador, Mr. Pramesh Hamal, address the student body on Monday, October 10.  Mr. Hamal is the Nepalese Ambassador to Luxembourg, The Netherlands, and Brussels, and also the uncle of student Praman Hamal. He toured the school with his wife, Sangeeta, and gave an inspiring address to the... Read More »

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Celebrating the International Day of Peace

On September 21st, Maharishi School celebrated the International Day of Peace for the second year in a row. As stated by the United Nations, "Peace Day should be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples…” Since its inception, Peace Day has marked our personal and planetary... Read More »

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Maharishi School Seniors Excel in ACT Test and College Readiness

Maharishi School students are exceptionally well prepared for college, according to a recent report by the American College Testing (ACT) Program. Students in Maharishi School’s Class of 2011 who took the ACT had a composite average of 27.9, compared with the Iowa state average of 22.3 and the national average of 21.1. In addition to the... Read More »

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Create Environmental Art for GreenFest

Create Environmental Art for GreenFest! Calling all Alumni, Students, Parents, Faculty and Staff, and members of our Community: Would you like to help transform this eyesore into a work of art? We're having a contest to make it beautiful! As part of this year’s GreenFest, Maharishi School is sponsoring a contest to create a piece of... Read More »

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Walk and Roll to School!

Walk & Roll to School! Help the environment by walking or riding a bike to school! Last year Maharishi School earned $4,985.00 through the “Cash for Gas” campaign. Several generous donors wanted our students to learn how each person can make a contribution to the earth through a simple change of habit. By riding bikes, walking,... Read More »

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Fall sports:  Maharishi School looking for more improvements

By Carson Tigges, Ledger sports editor | Aug 25, 2011 The Maharishi School volleyball team is hoping last year’s growing pains will at least be something to fall back on in 2011. The Pioneers had almost an entirely new lineup last fall, but made strides from opening night to their final regional game. Now, Essa Johnson... Read More »

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