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Middle and Upper School
Weekly Newsletter
May 5, 2006

 

“A tiny hope of love brings the light of dawn through the darkness of a lengthy night, and love, small, even as the twinkling of the faintest star, keeps the light at the altar shining.”—Maharishi, from Love and God

 

Dear Parents,

ALL SCHOOL PARENTS MEETING

On Wednesday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Henry Ogden Clark Auditorium, we will be sharing with the parent community the major recommendations and commendations made by the ISACS visiting team.

Also included in the evening’s agenda are the following presentations:

• A Proposal for Planning a Sound and Stable Financial Future for Maharishi School — Richard Hobbs, School Board Member

• Marketing Advisory Board (consisting of several local businessmen who are marketing experts)—Presentation of concrete action steps being taken — Molly Cutter, Director of Expansion and Dick DeAngelis, marketing expert

• Teaching Excellence Committee — Chris Jones, School Board member and Director of MUM Department of Education

IMPORTANT MEETING FOR THIS YEAR’S 6TH AND 7TH GRADE PARENTS

On Wednesday, May 10, at 7:45 p.m., there will be a meeting for 6th and 7th grade parents in the Henry Ogden Clark Auditorium.

We will discuss grouping options for next year – maintaining separate 7th and 8th grade classes or creating combined 7th/8th grade classes. Until registration is complete at the end of May, no decision will be made.

We do want to have the opportunity to discuss the options with you and get your input. During this meeting, we will also discuss important points for 6th grade parents regarding the transition to Middle School.

MEETING FOR  9TH GRADE PARENTS ABOUT CANOE TRIP

This Monday night, May 8, 9th grade parents will have the opportunity to meet with Dan Burks regarding the details of the traditional end-of-year 9th grade canoe trip. This trip provides the students with challenges that build confidence and lead to class coherence. During this meeting we will distribute permission slips, packing lists, and answer all your questions. We will also present an overview of all year-end activities. The meeting will be at 7:45 p.m. in the Henry Ogden Clark Auditorium.

SCHOOL UNIFORM INFORMATION

This week, a mailing was sent to all families containing uniform ordering information. Please note that uniform orders need to be in the Lower School office by Friday, May 26. For your convenience, sample sizes of all Dennis Uniform items are available for try-on in the School offices. Please call your child’s office to make an appointment for a try-on session.

DESTINATION IMAGINATION SHOWCASE MAY 20: CORRECTION

An article in last week’s newsletter, as well as The Ledger, included the erroneous statement that the DI Showcase on May 20 will be a free event.

In fact, this is an important fundraising event for the DI teams going to Global Finals. Admission is as follows: $5.00 students, $7.00 adults, $20.00 for an entire family.

Come see what all the buzz is about. Enjoy highlights from the winning presentations by our fabulously creative teams, delicious treats, and a special Silent Auction.

The Silent Auction preview starts at 7:00 p.m. and the main event begins at 7:45 p.m. in the Clark Auditorium.

MAHARISHI SCHOOL GREENHOUSE

An abundance of greens are available for purchase from the Maharishi School Greenhouse. Look for these bags of produce at the bus stop, in front of the School, on Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. and at the Golden Dome Market.

Seedlings are also available for purchase. They will be available at the bus stop on Tuesday afternoons and this Saturday morning at the Farmer's Market in Howard Park.

RAMAYANA VIDEO AVAILABLE

Videos of the wonderful performance of the Ramayana by the 11th grade boys are now available for sale at $10 each. Copies may be obtained from the Administrative Office.

SPORTS UNIFORMS

The Athletic Department is asking for your help in encouraging your son or daughter to return all sports uniforms (except Track) to the Athletic Department office NOW. 

Many students have already done so, but there are still uniforms that haven’t been returned. As the school year ends, it is time to turn in all these items (jerseys, shorts, jackets, warm-ups) for final accounting purposes. 

Thank you for your timely attention.

SPORTS NEWS

Both the girls’ and boys’ tennis teams had successful matches this week. The boys had convincing wins over Ottumwa, Albia, and Mount Pleasant.

The girls defeated Fairfield High School 7-2, which was the Trojans’ first loss of the season.

The boys’ golf team competed in the Superconference tournament with 15 other schools this week, and finished second by one stroke.

 

Best Wishes,

Laurie Baumann and Alan Colby

 

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