School News

Bike Fest 2017 is Coming!

Bike Fest 2017 is our first fundraiser of the year and a wonderful way for students to physically challenge themselves and enjoy the beautiful Iowa autumn with their friends. All boarding and day students in grades 1-12 plus the three to six-year-old Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Class will participate in this event, which will take place on... Read More »

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Harvard Study: Student Happiness Boosts Academic Success

Many husbands might say, “When Mama is happy, everyone is happy.” For educators and parents, we would say that when the student is happy and thriving, everyone is happy. Is happiness really that important? The Harvard Graduate School of Education thinks so. One of their studies showed that student happiness is positively associated with GPA.   OK,... Read More »

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Coding Club at Maharishi School!

Maharishi School is starting a Coding Club next week on Thursday, Sept 18 from 4:30-6:30pm in the Maharishi School Media Center. It is for all students sixth through twelfth grade who want to learn more about programming. You don't need to have any previous experience to join the club - we will be learning to code... Read More »

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Girls on the Run Returns to Maharishi School!

Maharishi School is excited to once again offer Girls on the Run this fall! Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in third through eighth grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. The ten-week program teaches critical life skills, encourages personal development and fosters team building and community... Read More »

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Maharishi School Alumnus Jason Shields Wins Ju Jitsu World Championship Gold

Imagine a person who meditates twice a day and what comes to mind?                                   Lotus pose? Brown rice? "Ommmmm"? Heel hooks? Side mount chokes? Wait, what? Ok, let me explain. If you’ve done any reading about Transcendental Meditation before, you already know that it’s not for a certain kind of person, and it doesn’t turn you... Read More »

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Elan Visits Camp Med O Lark in Maine

                                                                                               Maharishi Middle School student Elan Jenkins traveled to Maine this summer and spent two weeks at Camp Med O Lark, which "offers an all-elective arts program in which campers create their own schedule from a wide array of activities such as... Read More »

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Summer Fun With Natalie!

In two weeks the school year will start again - summer vacation has gone by so quickly! From now until the first day of school we thought we'd share a few things our students of all ages have been up to this summer, starting with Natalie Cahiu, age five. Natalie's mom Mala reports, "Natalie is having... Read More »

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Winning Destination Imagination and Rocketry Teams Meet Iowa Governor

Maharishi Upper School students from the winning Destination Imagination and Rocketry teams were invited to the Governor's office in Des Moines this week to meet both the Governor and Lieutenant Governor in the capitol building.  The group included, from left to right: Drew Schoenfeld, Philip Winer, Alista Winkle, Governor Kim Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg, Bridget... Read More »

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Maharishi School Sophomore Competes in Global Healthcare Challenge 2017

Yes, I know I keep posting about Maharishi School sophomore Pranav Chhalliyil, but he's having such an exciting year that I can't help but share! In the last blog post, we learned about one part of the International BioGENEius Challenge 2017, the Gene Pool, and how Pranav won first prize in this fast-paced, exciting competition. Another... Read More »

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Maharishi School Sophomore Pranav Chhalliyil Wins BioGENEius Gene Pool Competition

When last we heard from Pranav Chhalliyil, he had just competed in the INTEL International Science Fair and won third place in the Microbiology category.  Not one to rest on his laurels, Pranav moved on to another prestigious, global competition, the 2017 International BioGENEius Challenge.   "The BIO International Convention (BIO) attracts 16,000 biotechnology and pharma... Read More »

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