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Maharishi School Students Gear Up For Destination Imagination

Every year for over twenty years Maharishi School students have participated in Destination Imagination, a "fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning." Students form teams of up to seven members, choose a... Read More »

Teams Find Success at Destination ImagiNation Global Finals

Maharishi School Destination ImagiNation teams returned this year with two top ten finishes at the May 20-23 Global Finals, held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Approximately 60 teams from the United States and around the world performed in each competitive category. Earning 5th place in the High School Improvisation challenge were team members Jordan... Read More »

Big Wins at Destination Imagination State Competition

Maharishi School sent eleven teams to the Destination Imagination State competition on Saturday, March 28, and returned with five State Champion teams to represent Iowa at Global Finals in May. Jeremy Goodale, Blake Jarmosco, Jayanta Wegman, Jack Unger, and Devrishi Eisner An international non-profit, volunteer organization, Destination Imagination aims to be the global leader in teaching... Read More »

Students Successful at State Creativity Competition

Congratulations to Maharishi School’s winning teams at the Destination Imagination state competition! Program director, Mark Wilkins said that of the nine teams that competed at the state competition, six teams have qualified to compete at the international competition in May. All of the teams will perform for the Fairfield community at the annual DI Showcase, Dinner... Read More »

Winning Creativity at Destination Imagination Competition

At the Destination Imagination sub-state competition in Ames on March 8, Maharishi School students received top scores for their creative solutions to unusual challenges. The teams placed first in every category they entered, garnering 7 first-place finishes and 2 second place finishes.  “Our teams did really well at Sub-state, both in their long term and instant... Read More »

Destination ImagiNation Showcase Saturday

“World Flavors” Destination Imagination Dinner, Showcase & Silent Auction May 18 This year we tied our school record: Maharishi School is sending 8 state champion teams to the Destination ImagiNation (DI) Global Competition. This means 41 kids will be joining 16,000 students from 30 countries at the University of Tennessee for a week of creative competition... Read More »

Why Support Destination ImagiNation

Destination ImagiNation (DI) is the world’s largest creativity and problem-solving competition and inspires participants in its programs to think on their feet, work together and devise original solutions to solve the mind-bending challenges. The students must come up with solutions to the challenges on their own, without adult interference. What Kids Learn Participants gain more than... Read More »

Eight Maharishi School Teams to Compete at Destination ImagiNation Global Finals

41 Maharishi School students came home State Champions from the Destination ImagiNation (DI) State Finals in Ames on April 6th. Out of the 12 teams from Maharishi School, 8 teams placed 1st and 2 teams placed 2nd. Iowa will send 15 teams to DI Global Finals, the largest creative problem-solving competition. More than 16,000 students from... Read More »

DI Teams Cleans Up at Creative Problem Solving Competition

Maharishi School Destination Imagination teams performed at the sub-state tournament March 9 and won eight first-place, two second- place and one third-place awards. Teams were scored for creativity and innovation, which means every element had to be their own solution and had to be complex. Next, the Destination Imagination teams will go to the state level... Read More »

Success at International Problem-Solving Competition

After winning top scores at the state Destination ImagiNation creative problem-solving competition, 6 teams from Maharishi School joined more than 18,000 participants from 12 countries at the international competition May 22-26 at University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Maharishi School’s team of high school girls came in 7th place overall in the science category. Also of note for Iowa, a senior-level team... Read More »

Student Problem Solvers Especially Creative at State DestiNation ImagiNation Tournament

Maharishi School’s DestiNation ImagiNation teams were hugely successful at the state creative problem-solving tournament in Ames on Saturday April 14. Six of the eight teams received the highest points and qualified for the international competition which will take place at the University of Tennessee Knoxville campus May 23-26. The high school level girls’ team was honored... Read More »

Maharishi School Students Take Top Awards at Destination Imagination Sub-State Tournament

Maharishi School sent eight teams to Ames on March 3 to compete at the Iowa Sub-State Destination Imagination (DI) Competition. Six of those teams placed first, and the remaining teams placed third in their respective categories. In Iowa the DI program is run by a non-profit organization, Students for a Creative Iowa. According to their website,... Read More »

Maharishi School Magic: Destination ImagiNation

By Dr. Richard Beall for TM Magazine in July 2011. To see the article in it's entirety go to: http://issue2.tmmagazine.org/maharishi-school-magic.html I’m six miles high, flying across the Midwest to Knoxville, TN, to join 14,000 of the world’s most out-of-the-box inventive kids. It’s Destination ImagiNation’s Global Finals, and we have five Maharishi School state champions representing Iowa. This is... Read More »

Maharishi School Destination ImagiNation Teams Triumph Internationally - Again

Maharishi School’s Destination ImagiNation teams had another successful trip to the 5 day international creative problem solving competition at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, May 24-29. The middle level girls’ team gave an outstanding performance that wowed the appraisers and earned them 5th place. The team’s solution involved both acting and technical (engineering) elements and included an... Read More »

Destination ImagiNation Showcase at Maharishi School Set for May 21

Come enjoy performances at Maharishi School on May 21 by our winning Destination ImagiNation teams before they leave for the Global Competition in Knoxville, Tennessee! Help the teams get to the Global competition: Click here to donate The evening begins at 6:30 with dinner and desserts available a la carte. It’s always an amazing spread with... Read More »

Got Stuff? Need Stuff?

Garage Sale May 14 to Support Destination ImagiNation Teams There will be a giant, multi-family garage sale on May 14, 8:00 a.m.- 3 p.m. at 1600 S. Main. The event is to raise funds to send 5 Destination Imagination teams to Tennessee for the international problem-solving competition. Want to donate stuff? Contact Mark at 919-6064 or... Read More »

Maharishi School Family Triumphs at Destination ImagiNation

One family at Maharishi School stands out as performing very well at Destination ImagiNation, a creative problem-solving competition. The three Stakland children have gone to Global Finals for 10 consecutive years. They have also placed numerous times in the top 10. "The Stakland family has been participating in DI since Jordan (left) was in 4th grade,... Read More »

Students Headed to International Creative Problem Solving Competition

Nine teams from Maharishi School competed April 9 at the Iowa Destination ImagiNation Competition in Ames. Five of those teams took first place and will compete at the International competition at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the week of May 25. They will compete against thousands of students from over 30 countries. Destination ImagiNation is an... Read More »

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