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Middle and Upper School
Weekly Newsletter
March 24, 2006

 

“The strength of love makes one tender and firm, makes one weak in wrong and powerful in right, brings forgiveness in authority and grace in all fields of life.”—Maharishi, from “Love and God”


Dear Parents,

NO MIDDLE AND UPPER SCHOOL THIS MONDAY, MARCH 27

In order to give the Middle and Upper School teachers a grading day before the fourth quarter begins, there will be no school for Middle and Upper School students on Monday, March 27. (Lower School will be in session as usual.) Please note this grading day does not appear on the school calendar you received at the beginning of the year.

STUDENTS WIN AT SCIENCE FAIR

Last Saturday, 19 eighth grade students from Maharishi School participated in the Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair, Junior Division.  Our students brought home a total of 15 awards and $375 in cash awards. The junior division of the fair is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from the eastern half of the state of Iowa. There were 197 students from 17 schools participating in the junior division of the fair this year. Congratulations to the following students who won awards:

  • Discovery Young Scientist Challenge Awards, sponsored by the Discovery Channel. These winners are now eligible to compete in a national competition: Gabrielle Hathaway, Suzanne Seehusen, Phoebe Jones
  • Biological Division – Class 1, Blue Ribbon - $50 cash awards: Gabrielle Hathaway, Suzanne Seehusen, Gabrielle Lamoureaux
  • Physical Division – Class 1, Blue Ribbon - $50 cash awards: Rose Hoffman, Phoebe Jones  
  • Biological Division – Class 2, Red Ribbon: Sophia Blitz
  • Physical Division – Class 2, Red Ribbon: Jay Stuart
  • Biological Division, Individual Projects, Honorable Mention: Holly Armstrong, Ariana Lisefski:

The followig students also received special awards:

  • Matt Fleshman – Sigma Tau Award
  • Gabrielle Hathaway – Isaac Walton Award and the Sierra Club Award for an outstanding environmental/conservation project (includes $50 cash award).

DISTRICT HISTORY DAY AWARDS

Maharishi School 7th graders competed against students from 7 other school districts in the District History Day this week. Our students placed in 5 out of 7 categories in which they competed. Congratulations to the following students who will be going on to the State History Day in April with their projects:

  • Atreya Dey: Exhibit on Rachel Carson, “ Taking A Stand Against Pollution”
  • Wesley Folz:  Documentary entitled "Eric H. Liddell: The Christian Runner Takes An Olympic Stand"
  • Lila Cutter and Dodi Paige Thiel: Documentary “The Tiananmen Square Protest of 1989”
  • Ryan Stakland and Toby Walker: Performance entitled "Taking the Stand: The Scopes Monkey Trial"
  • Hillel Costeff: Historical paper entitled "Galileo Galilei: The Man Who Took A Stand for the Stars"

MATHCOUNTS COMPETITION

Congratulations to eighth grader Sophia Blitz who represented Maharishi School at the State Mathcounts Competition last Friday. Sophia earned her way to State by placing second in the individual Chapter Competition in Ottumwa last month.

UPPER SCHOOL PARENTS’ NIGHT

The Upper School Parents’ Night, originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 12, has been changed to Thursday, March 30, at 7:45 p.m., in the Henry Ogden Clark Auditorium. This is an opportunity to meet with teachers and pick up your child’s report card.

MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Middle School parent conferences remain as scheduled, on Friday, April 14 (after Spring break.) Please call the Girls School office (472-9400, ext. 3) after Spring break to schedule appointments with your child’s teachers. Grade cards will be available for pick-up in the Henry Ogden Clark Auditorium that day. Please note that Middle School students will not have classes on that day.

SPRING CELEBRATION

The annual Spring Celebration, hosted by Maharishi School, was a great success on Monday night. The Upper School Boys Jazz Ensemble provided delightful entertainment, and the following four outstanding individuals were honored with Maharishi Awards:

  • Dr. Jim Buck, exemplary medical practitioner in Fairfield
  • Sgt. David Thomas, dedicated Fairfield police officer in charge of the canine unit
  • Mr. Ken Roseboro, editor and publisher of “The Non-GMO Report”, a monthly newsletter that helps food producers respond to the challenges of genetically engineered foods
  • Mrs. Mary Tarnoff, inspiring Science teacher at Maharishi School

THANK YOU FROM THE FACULTY AND STAFF

The faculty and staff would like to thank the Parents’ Association for the gifts they received this week. Each person received a goodie bag full of delicious treats and a bottle of body oil, with a beautiful card of gratitude. Everyone felt very appreciated by these gifts.

 

Best Wishes,

Laurie Baumann and Alan Colby

 

 

Best wishes,

Laurie Baumann and Alan Colby

 

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