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Middle and Upper School
Weekly Newsletter
April 14, 2006


“The self-referral state of consciousness is that one element in nature on the ground of which the infinite variety of creation is continuously emerging, growing, and dissolving.”—Maharishi

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to Noah Caplan, who has qualified to take the USA Math Olympiad. This is a 9-hour, 6-question exam to determine the team that will represent the United States in the international Math Olympiad.

Noah is one of about 350 students from across the country that qualified to compete at this level. He achieved this honor by first taking the American Mathematics Competition (25 problems in 90 minutes) where he scored 126.5.

Those who scored above 120 (about 23,000 students) were invited to take the American Invitational Math Exam (15 problems in 3 hours). The average score on this exam was 2.71. Noah's score of 11 was the highest in the state of Iowa.

The USA Math Olympiad, in which Noah will be competing, takes place this Tuesday and Wednesday at Maharishi School. Approximately 15 minutes before the starting time of 11:30 am, a proctor downloads the exam from the Olympiad website and then administers the test. Good luck Noah!!!


Our spring sports program is off to a great start. The boys’ track team has already broken 4 school records, including a 23-ft. long jump by Steven George, which is the longest jump in Iowa this year.

Sam Goldstein jumped 21 ft. 1/4 inch in his first jump, which was a meet record in Washington, Iowa. Justin Roca has set two school records: the 100-meter and the 200-meter. The relay team has also set a school record in the 4 X 100.

The boys’ tennis team won their first match of the year with a 9-0 victory over Fort Madison. The team also placed third overall in the Cedar Rapids Warrior Tournament, and came in first among the Class1A schools. Coach Eyre is very happy with the progress of the team.

The girls’ tennis team also had their first match. They went to Davenport during spring break with a partial squad. Avery Gibson was outstanding with a first place finish among the #1 singles players.

The boys played their first golf match of the year on Tuesday. They handled themselves admirably, finishing third in a field of mostly 3A schools. This is the first time that the golf team has played an 18-hole tournament so early in the schedule, which is a clear indication that we are in for an exciting and successful golf season this year.

We have a very busy sports schedule in the coming week, so you can look forward to more exciting results in next week’s newsletter.


Best Wishes,

Laurie Baumann and Alan Colby


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