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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 »

Bird Lesson

By Julie Johnston Reposted from the Fairfield Ledger Maharishi School of the Age of Englightenment first- and second-grade boys went to Jefferson County Park Thursday for a science lesson on birds with park naturalist Therese Cummiskey. There was a brief introduction to the kinds of bird food followed by each boy getting a cup full of... Read More »

Middle School Students Reenact Trial at Jefferson County Courthouse

Maharishi School's 7th, 8th and 9th grades were given a tour of Jefferson County's newly renovated courthouse by County Supervisor, Dick Reed. After their tour, the students reenacted the Simeon Bushnell trial from the Civil War Era involving the Fugitive Slave Act. American History teacher, John Armstrong, oversaw the proceedings as judge. The role of the... Read More »

International Day of Peace Festival September 21

The community is invited to celebrate the International Day of Peace at Maharishi School on Tuesday, September 21 from 6:30pm-9:00pm. This festival will include a variety of fun cultural events, international food and crafts, parade of flags, entertainment, workshops and activities. Guest speakers include authors Heather Chase and Ken Beller, and visual artist, author and educator,... Read More »

Dr. Calderon, Lower School Students, Aid Vietnamese Children

Last month Dr. Raul Calderon, Maharishi University of Management professor and former teacher and coach at Maharishi School, met with lower school students and shared his vision for helping impoverished children in Vietnam. The students responded by donating enough books and toys for about 50-60 children. During his travels to Vietnam several years ago, Dr. Calderon... Read More »

Iowa Puppeteers Perform with Maharishi School Students

Maharishi School elementary students had the delightful opportunity to perform with the Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre Company from West Liberty, Iowa, on March 24. After participating in theater and puppet workshops on Monday and Tuesday, the fifth and sixth grade students helped perform "The Flea," with Ron Hillis, musician, Monica Leo and Pam Corcoran, puppeteers, and Johanne... Read More »

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