School News

Middle School Holds Friday, October 24, “Trial” at County Courthouse

Far more in-depth than a simple mock trial project, Maharishi Middle School students have run their own criminal investigation of a simulated crime committed on the school grounds. They worked with local Fairfield police, the Jefferson County attorney, and with Judge Gookin. Two students were “arrested” and will stand trial at the courthouse on Friday, October... Read More »

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A Beautiful Autumn Bike Ride

October 10 was a perfect day for Maharishi School’s annual Bike Fest. The students had a wonderful time riding bikes on a sunny autumn day. Students rode varying distances, depending on their age. Earlier in the week, all lower school students had completed a bike and helmet safety check during PE classes. Their chains were oiled... Read More »

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Middle School Students Run Restaurant

--by Andy Hallman, Fairfield Ledger For one night earlier this month, Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment was a full-service juice bar and restaurant, run completely by students. The middle school students organized the restaurant as part of a class project, with a little help from English and social studies teacher Richard Incorvia and math... Read More »

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Maharishi School Girls Enjoy Camp Hantesa

The annual Camp Hantesa field trip for grades 7-12 Maharishi School girls was September 10-12 this year. Camp Hantesa, located in Boone, Iowa, is an in-residence facility operated by Campfire Girls International, with cabins and lodges for campers. The girls participated in a series of activities, such as the climbing wall, orienteering, arts and crafts, and... Read More »

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Upper School Boys Bivouac at Backbone

The Maharishi School 9-12 boys held their annual fall camp-out this year on September 25-27 at Backbone State Park, Iowa’s oldest state park. The good news is that the faculty supervisors, Vishal Bakshi, Sam Rose, Greg Thatcher, and Mark Wilkins, collected all cellphones so that the campers would experience a true weekend immersed in nature. Some... Read More »

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International Day of Peace Celebration

September 22 was Maharishi School’s celebration of the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. The celebration was one that represented Maharishi School students from thirty nations. According to the International Day of Peace website, the event is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981, the United Nations General Assembly declared this... Read More »

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World Behind the Waterfall: Artist-in-Residence Program for Preschool through Grade 6 Students

Beginning Monday, November 17, and continuing through Tuesday, November 25, Maharishi School welcomes multi-talented artist-in-residence, Donna Warwick, developer of the Artsfusion Method. Using a story Donna wrote, “The World Behind the Waterfall,” our students in preschool through grade 6 will be guided through the Artsfusion Method, an arts integration-based curriculum combining art, music, storytelling, creative movement... Read More »

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Bike Fest Instructions and Details

  Bike Fest is Back! What? Bike Fest is great family fun, and is one of Maharishi School’s most popular annual fundraisers where students are sponsored to ride their bikes. Who participates? Students of every age, parents, families, friends… anyone who wants to support Maharishi School. All preschool - 8th graders will participate and it will be... Read More »

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Bike Fest 2014 Coming Soon: Maharishi School’s “Tour de Fairfield”

Peter Sagan, twice winner of bike racing’s Green Jersey for his sprinting ability, is considered one of pro cycling’s great young talents. He is a member of Cannondale Pro Cycling, which boasts 30 sponsors. When it comes to Maharishi School’s Bike Fest, our Pioneers are sponsored by you. Yes, parents and children for the entire school... Read More »

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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 »

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