Jaya Meuhlman, 11th grade daughter of Mac and Ellen Meuhlman, has been accepted at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy in New York City for a 5-week summer intensive dance program. She has trained five years for this. This winter, she traveled to Chicago and auditioned for the summer intensive along with many other young dance students. Gelsey... Read More »
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair has been a once in a lifetime experience for me. I got a chance to look around LA, talk with Nobel Prize winners about their successes and failures, and meet scientists and engineers from over 70 different countries. I don't know if I have ever been to anything as... Read More »
On Saturday 10 girls from Maharishi Lower School ran 5 kilometers with over 400 others with the Girls on the Run program in Cedar Rapids. The girls met twice weekly for 10 weeks to train with Rebecca Bellonci, Juliet Jarmosco, Liza Saturley and other volunteers. Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development... Read More »
Over the course of the last month Laurie Baumann has been hosting an Iron Chef-type competition in her advanced cooking class, part of Maharishi School's Seed-to-Table program. Contestants are given ingredients from which they must create a meal. Saturday's final show-down between Mickey DeAngelis, Brandon Prather-Huff and Davin Titus, was judged by local epicureans Steve Boss... Read More »
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 »
Dear Maharishi School Community, I hope your spring vacation is off to a good start and that it includes enough warmth to thaw you out from the long winter! I returned home Thursday night from the senior class’s successful trip to Los Angeles. These trips have three purposes: 1) to connect with meditating peers in other... Read More »
From the Fairfield Ledger--March 10 The Fairfield Public Library was one of the sites of Friday’s Art Walk, where young people showed off their visual art and their skills at the performing arts.
Maharishi School students were delighted by a wonderful performance of the Sonos Handbell Ensemble, led by Jim Meredith, artistic director, with cellist, Emil Miland of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. The handbells are enchanting to hear, and equally impressed with watching the 12-member ensemble handle sixty-eight chromatically tuned bells covering over five octaves. This considerable acrobatic... Read More »
Three Maharishi School seniors recently graduated in the inaugural class of the L.E.A.P. Academy, a leadership development program offered through the Regional Economic Advancement division of Indian Hills Community College. The Maharishi School seniors were Michael Corazza, Mickey DeAngelis and Leanna Miller. L.E.A.P. is an acronym for Leadership, Empowerment, Achievement, Progress. Ashley Moyer, L.E.A.P coordinator, said... Read More »
By Andy Hallman, Fairfield Ledger, 11/08/2013 -- Students Fight Malaria With Neem Trees Fairfield Rotary’s high school and college chapters are trying to stamp out malaria by planting trees. The idea may sound odd at first, considering previous efforts to control the disease have focused on mosquito nets. But a special kind of tree known as... Read More »
Cross-country has given six students a chance to compete by Allyus Fritz-- Fairfield Ledger-- Samantha Bell was seeking a fresh outlook. Bell was living in Hilton Head Island, S.C. She felt that the people there were superficial. The wealthy community that Bell grew up in was not providing the acceptance that she needed. She wanted to... Read More »
by Andy Hallman--Fairfield Ledger-- Imagine cooking a pizza from start to finish in just two minutes. Although it sounds impossible, the feat is within reach for a homemade cob oven at Maharishi School for the Age of Enlightenment. The base of the oven is made of reclaimed concrete blocks and the body is made of a... Read More »
On April 13, Elsa Jensen, presented to Maharishi School students. Elsa Jensen is the mission operations manager for Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego. She helped develop, build, and operate the science cameras on NASA’s Mars rover, “Curiosity.” Jensen has worked on five planetary missions with NASA, including four to Mars and one currently en... Read More »
At the risk of breaking some frozen hearts, I am writing from Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica, where the senior boys are concluding their trip....on a beach...in 95 degree heat and humidity. No, we are not complaining. And, yes, we heard that Iowa's unending Winter of 2013 has delivered yet another snow. A couple of weeks ago... Read More »
To see fantastic photos taken by Jim Davis of all the wonderful Upper School Speech Competition performances, please click here.
Maharishi School students will present artwork and performances during Friday's Artwalk at the Fairfield Public Library. Student improvisational theater performances will be at 7:30 in the library conference room. Artwork from grades 9-12 will be set up around the library. The art show will be up through the weekend.
The Fairfield Ledger, By ANDY HALLMAN - Feb 15, 2013 The Maharishi Middle School students put on a carnival for their younger peers Thursday night at the Maharishi School Assembly Hall. Each student was responsible for a different part of the carnival. Some baked cookies. Some sold drinks. Others worked booths and still others walked throughout... Read More »
Maharishi School class of 2013 put on a great show last Sunday and raised several thousand dollars for their senior trip. Congratulations! Thanks to Jim Davis we have some terrific photos from this exciting event. Please click the photo below to enjoy the album.
The Intermediate boys and girls recently hosted a wonderful “Great Person Celebration” for their parents, where they presented projects about a great person of their choice including interviews, posters, dioramas, and booklets. A Master of Ceremony ran the shows, that included singing and student presentations. In addition each student chose a “great person” they knew personally... Read More »
The children in grades 3 to 6 had an opportunity last Friday to hold a Skype call with the author, Neil Klayman, and the illustrator, Barry Chung, of a delightful new children’s book: “Boris Ate a Thesaurus.” Mr. Klayman and Mr. Chung work for Hawthorne Direct in their Los Angeles office. They recently donated a copy... Read More »
The Upper Elementary class just finished their study on Iowa and corn. The children drew maps of Iowa on which they located important places and rivers. On the corn project, they studied the corn’s growth cycle, GMO corn, types and uses of corn.The children presented their research and findings to each other. As part of their... Read More »
"I am Ms. Perry, Ms. Katy Perry! The teacher of the future," announces Ms. Vetter with her first and second grade girls as they pose for the camera. Students and teachers had a great time today sharing their creativity and fun for a festive Halloween celebration. From left to right-back row: Dorothy from the Wizard of... Read More »
The third and fourth grade girls have been brainstorming ideas about what makes a great person, and what inner qualities might be exhibited by great people. The girls have also discussed inner qualities of great people, and looked for those qualities in the lives of people whose biographies they have heard or read about. They have... Read More »
For the last few weeks the 3rd and 4th grade boys have been enjoying studying about creativity, energy and intelligence in Science of Creative Intelligence class. Recently in science class they used their creativity to design and observe results of 13 different 'plant investigations' to experiment with how different things affect the growth of plants. Ideas... Read More »
At the beginning of each school year students and faculty in the Girls School enjoy a delightful three days at Camp Hantesa near Boone, Iowa. Older and younger girls join together to participate in team-building activities, creating a feeling of coherence that sets the tone for the year. This year our camp was Thursday through Saturday, September... Read More »
Two dazzling alumni visited the school to share their vocation ventures and give us guidance. The first speaker was Adrien Daller. Adrien calls herself a speech nerd who was always shushing people when they interrupted the teacher. She is grateful for the School’s theatre program because that was where she understood that she wanted to perform.... Read More »
Maharishi School convocation started at 9:30 Wednesday morning to celebrate the first day of school for the 2012-2013 school year. Dr. Beall welcomed us back by reminding us of our connection to the world family. We are an internationally diverse school with over 20 nationalities represented. This year we will celebrate that global diversity in collaboration with... Read More »
The seniors of Maharishi School would like to invite you to a presentation on their recent trip to San Francisco. They have many experiences and photographs to share and would like to thank you and everyone who supported them for this unforgettable trip. It is a time they will never forget. In their eight days the... Read More »
For over ten years film icon George Lucas has been a catalyst for educational innovation with his online publication "edutopia." He identifies promising practices "to help students receive a 21st century education." This widely circulated and respected source now includes the Quiet Time program, with the Transcendental Meditation program, among its list of recommended strategies. I... Read More »
You are invited to Maharishi Middle School World Premiere Movie Night on Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 pm in Dalby Hall at MUM’s Argiro Center. Come see four original student-related films created by our middle school students. Black-tie event.
Dear Friends, The clock is ticking. Our Senior Class is approaching the final quarter of their highly decorated school careers. Think of all this Class has achieved: State championships in speech, science, poetry, robotics and Destination ImagiNation. Volunteered for a wide variety of school and community service projects Leadership of their Student Councils Back-to-back State Runner-Up... Read More »
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January 23 marked the beginning of Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dragon. Maharishi School’s 12 boarding students from China, together with Chinese-American students, hosted a celebration Monday morning in the auditorium. The stage was colorfully decorated with red lanterns and an auspicious Chinese dragon, symbolic of good luck, power and strength. Each student showed slides from... Read More »