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Middle and Upper School
Weekly Newsletter
May 12, 2006


“A mother’s life is the expression of the creative power of nature.”—Maharishi


Dear Parents,


Parents are warmly invited to the first Middle and Upper School Instrumental Music Concert at School this Wednesday, May 17, from 10:45 a.m.–12:00 noon in the Clark Auditorium.

There will be performances by the Upper School boys’ jazz ensemble, the new string and wind orchestra, and the new wind/percussion ensemble.

In addition there will be solos, duets, and quartets, featuring songs composed and improvised by students.


If your child is planning to play any sports next year, he/she needs to have a physical.

These are available at School with Jody Loin, RN, on the following dates:
Saturday, May 20, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
Wednesday, May 24, 4:30–7.00 p.m.
Saturday, June 3, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
Saturday, August 26, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

Students do not need to schedule an appointment. They can simply go to the Athletic Department office during those times.

The cost of the physical is $15. Payment must be made at the time of the examination.

If you have any questions, please call the Athletic Department at 472-9400 ext. 5535.


Did you know that May is National Bike Month? This week, May 15–19, is National Bike-to-Work Week, culminating with Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 19.

Let’s get into the spirit of being healthy, keeping the environment clean, and having fun by riding our bikes as much as possible this week.


Our community seems to have been largely unaffected by the outbreak of mumps in Iowa.  One middle school girl, however, had mumps and was contagious during the first week of May. Her only symptom was one swollen gland.

Please be alert to the possibility of mumps if your child is ill. The incubation period is 12–25 days. The most common symptoms are fever, headache, and swollen salivary glands under the jaw.


Maharishi School sports teams are continuing their winning streak. In tennis, golf, and track, all our teams won significant events last week.
Congratulations to the boys’ track team, who set four school records at the Superconference track meet last week. They had first place wins in the long jump and the 100, 200, and 400 meter dashes.

Lanie Goldstein also had a first place win in the girls’ 100 meter dash.

At the boys’ district/state qualifying meet on Saturday, the track team had its best showing in the history of the School.

Seven events qualified for the state meet, which takes place Thursday through Saturday this week.

The qualifying events are:

Steven George and Sam Goldstein in long jump

Steven George in the 100 meter dash

Justin Rocca in the 200 meter and 400 meter dashes

Lanie Goldstein in the 100 meter dash

Boys’ 4 X100 meter relay

andboys’ 1600 meter distance medley.

Congratulations to the boys’ tennis team.

The two doubles teams of Cooper Rose/Owen Blake and Luke Hillis/Mehul Kar, as well as the singles player Devon Jarvis, have all qualified for the individual state tournament in Waterloo on May 26 and 27.

Congratulations to the girls’ tennis team.

At the first round of the regional team tournament on Saturday in Fort Madison, they won their 2 matches, beating Notre Dame 5-0 and Mount Pleasant 5-1.

The girls go on to play at the district finals on Thursday this week. If they win on Thursday, they will play the regional final on Monday next week.

Congratulations to the boys’ golf team who came first at the first round of the sectional competition in New London on Friday. They move on to the regional final on Friday this week. 


The wonderful produce grown in our Maharishi School Greenhouse, enlivened by the sounds of nature, freshly picked and pesticide-free, is sold every Tuesday afternoon between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m., in front of the School in the bus shelter.

Also, look for the green Maharishi School labels on our produce in the Golden Dome Market.


Best Wishes,

Laurie Baumann and Alan Colby


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