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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 »

Maharishi School Teacher Michael Cook Featured on Atomic Blog

Do you remember being in school and thinking, "When am I ever going to use this?" Did much of your day seem to be eaten up with busywork that didn't particularly interest, let alone engage you? At Maharishi School, faculty and students are working to change that dynamic through Project-Based Learning. Project-Based Learning is a curriculum... Read More »

Maharishi School Theater Students Perform at Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase

Maharishi School theater students Anna Unger, Jivani Rodriguez, and Drew Schoenfeld performed in a collaborative inter-school medley led by a guest Broadway music director and choreographer at the 2016 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase. Presented by Des Moines Performing Arts, the Showcase was held at the Des Moines Civic Center and included students from... Read More »

Maharishi High School Students to Perform At Cafe Paradiso

A note from our high school students about their project based learning work this quarter, and upcoming performance! What is micra? MICRA or Music-Instrument Composition & Recording Arts is a high school project whose participants have produced and recorded several unique pieces of music that will all be performed on June 4th. MICRA has been an... 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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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