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Community Invited to MSAE Expo This Sunday, April 26

“Please join us for a celebration of student success, in your honor,” says Dr. Richard Beall, head of Maharishi School, expressing his appreciation to the school’s community of supporters. His invitation is seconded by Annalisa Miller, the school’s Development Director. “Look at what we’ve done because of what you’ve given us.” Maharishi School is showcasing its... Read More »

Mrs. Kavanaugh Retires After 32 Years at Maharishi School

If service or volunteerism were to have a face, it would be that of Laurie Kavanaugh, a “just shy of 32 years” staff member at Maharishi School, who is retiring this September. During those years, she has worn many hats, but they all centered around helping the school run smoothly. In tribute to Mrs. Kavanaugh’s many... Read More »

Students Graduate From L.E.A.P.

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 »

Maharishi School Senior, Suraj Rao, Leads Project to End Malaria

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 »


This Friday, April 20, from 1-3 p.m. Maharishi School students are “digging in” and planting 34 trees at school. Students should bring appropriate clothing for working in the dirt and water, gardening gloves if you have them, sunscreen and water. On Monday, April 16, Emily Swihart of "Trees Forever," and Scott Timm, Fairfield’s Sustainability Coordinator, gave... Read More »

Fairfield Rotary Club Honors Paul DeAngelis as Student of the Month

Paul DeAngelis, Maharishi School senior, was recognized as the Fairfield Rotary Club’s Students of the month for January. The awards ceremony was held January 20 at the Argiro Center on Maharishi University of Management campus. School directors choose the award recipients based on guidelines set by the Rotary Club. The recognition is based on many factors,... Read More »

Councilman Halley Encourages Students to Volunteer

City Councilman, Michael Halley, addressed Maharishi Upper School students Tuesday to share his experiences with volunteering. He encouraged students to get involved this summer in the many volunteer opportunities in Fairfield. Halley shared the concept of the “helper’s high,” a powerful uplifting experience that comes from doing good for others. Students can volunteer through the Fairfield... Read More »

Community Planting Day a Great Success

From Laura Bordow, Lower School Director: A huge thanks to all of the many volunteers, (including over 60 parents, children and community members), who helped plant trees, shrubs and ground cover in our Nature Explore Classroom. We were very fortunate to have permaculture designer Fred Meyer, Director of Backyard Abundance in Iowa City guiding everyone throughout... Read More »

Students Pitch in for Community Planting Day

Sustainability students, Paul DeAngelis, junior, and Runzhao Xie, junior, assist first graders, Lee Elliot and Liam Soares to dig a hole for planting a pear tree during community Planting Day the week of May 7.  The school was awarded $1,088.00 from Trees Forever and Alliant Energy’s Branching Out community tree-planting program. Many families and individuals came... Read More »

Community planting Day May 7

Maharishi School is branching out with new trees and edible landscaping. Support comes from Trees Forever, Alliant Energy and Arbor Day Foundation. One year ago Maharishi School proudly dedicated its new Nature Explore Classroom, one of only 50 in the entire nation certified by the Arbor Day Foundation Now we are ready for the next step:... Read More »

Young Volunteers Integral to Habitat Homes

from The Fairfield Ledger, written by Lacey Jacobs: The Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity broke ground on its ninth house May 3. As construction has progressed, the local organization has had a steady stream of teenagers eager to lend a hand. “We’re so happy with them,” said Pam Ausman, who serves on the volunteer committee.... Read More »


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