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Displaying posts from March 2011

Dr. Deans and the Senior Class Rendezvous in Rome

From School Director, Dr. Ashley Deans: It was great to meet up with the Maharishi School seniors in Rome and to participate in the latter part of their senior trip to Italy. Our guide in Rome was long time Governor of the Age of Enlightenment Roberto Baitelli (kneeling) who showed us many of the sights. The... Read More »

Maharishi School Students Take Top Awards at Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair

Sixteen Maharishi School students earned over 40 awards at the Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair (EISEF) on March 19 in Cedar Rapids. The mission of the EISEF is stated on the website, “To inspire eastern Iowa’s students to pursue careers in science, engineering, and math.” Winners at the senior division: Senior, Atreya Dey’s research project... Read More »

New Sister School Partnerships

From Dr. Beall, School Head: This is my last blog from China, but not about China. Later today we’ll begin the long trip home, curiously leaving Beijing at 4:10pm and arriving in Chicago at 4:19pm, the same day. But that’s with time changes after a 13-hour+ flight. This has been an extraordinary experience, from start to... Read More »

Laurie Bauman Reporting From Italy

I apologize for being out of touch for so long. I know everyone is interested in hearing about the girls' trip. The fact is we've been too busy to blog! Florence was glorious in everyway. We saw all the beautiful things we had planned to see and walked back and forth over the city until we... Read More »

In China, Meeting the Families of Our Students

These last days have been a whirlwind of travel, meetings, and presentations in Qingdao and Beijing, all very interesting and fulfilling. But last night will stand out as one of the highlights of our entire China experience. I’ve always enjoyed meeting parents of our students, but never traveled quite so far to make that happen. As... Read More »

Raph Burne Chosen to Present at National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Maharishi School Senior, Raph Burne, was selected to attend the 49th National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) April 27 - May 1 in San Diego. The National JSHS will be hosted by the Office of Naval Research in cooperation with the Space and Naval Warfare Research Center, San Diego. Burne was also chosen in 2010... Read More »

Student Photo Exhibit at Iowa State Bank

Iowa State Bank is hosting an exhibit of Maharishi School student photography. Over 100 color photographs were selected from work by our Middle School students, taught by Greg Thatcher, as well as over 30 black and white photos from the Upper School photography classes taught by Greg Holland. In addition, Maharishi School is sponsoring this year's... Read More »

Senior Trip to Italy 2011 Blog

The Maharishi School Seniors left for Italy on Sunday! Follow their adventures on the Senior Trip to Italy 2011 Blog!

US Students Visit Sicily: EEG To Demonstrate Brain Effects

English translation of the press release that appeared in Italian newspapers announcing the arrival of Maharishi School seniors: Better Brains, Less Stress With Student Meditation. US Students To Visit Sicily: EEG To Demonstrate Brain Effects Fairfield, Iowa, USA – 20 US high school students are bringing portable EEG technology to Italy (Sicily, Florence and Rome) to... Read More »

Nature Explore Workshops, April 16

The Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation in collaboration with Maharishi School proudly invite you to a Nature Explore workshop devoted to reconnecting children with nature. Visit Maharishi School’s certified Nature Explore Classroom while attending the workshop.       WORKSHOP SCHEDULE Saturday, April 16, 2011 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Moving to Learn... Read More »

New Girls’ Uniform

Dear Parents, After Spring Break you will be receiving our School Uniform ordering packet. Because there will be a change in the girls' uniforms for the 2011-12 school year, we wanted to make sure you did not purchase any additional items for the rest of this school year. For many years, we have had Dennis Uniform... Read More »

Haiyin on Why Maharishi School Students Achieve So Much

In 2010 and 2011 nine students at our school won national awards or scholarships for their achievements in academic areas. Two students won such awards at the state level. Twelve teams from our school were selected to compete at the state level in theater or speech. Out of nine winners in art at the state level,... Read More »

Dr. Beall on the Bullet Train, Pandas, and More

We have a new record. During conversations with students here in China, I often ask how many students are in their class each day. The previous record? 68. But it was eclipsed by one boy’s school experience. He had all his classes in the same room with the same group of …79 students. That helps explain... Read More »

Spring Celebration and Awards

The Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment cordially invites all students, faculty, staff and community members to attend the 36th Annual Spring Celebration on Tuesday, March 22 at 8:00 p.m. at the Maharishi School Assembly Hall. The Spring Celebration is a time to celebrate the achievements of the past season and to honor a few... Read More »

Dr. Beall Reports From the Ancient City of Ningbo

Yesterday we flew to Ningbo, an eastern port city in China. Its name translates as “Serene Waves” but we haven’t visited the coastline yet to see the city’s namesake. Ningbo is one of the oldest cities in China, with a history extending back to 4800 BC. It was a trade city on the silk road two... Read More »

Haiyin: Fundraising For the Senior Trip to Italy

Every year in our school, the seniors go on a trip together. Last year the girls went to Thailand. Our goal was to travel to somewhere in Europe. But where we can go depends on how much money we can raise. One of the most interesting customs in America is the practice of fundraising. I had... Read More »

The Drive to Thrive

Dr. Beall's Blog: I just sat down to meditate yesterday when the thought popped, “That’s why I feel so at home in China!” We’ve had three school fairs where interested students or parents approach our table to learn more about Maharishi School and we about them. It’s a window into the personality and stories of today’s... Read More »

Dr. Beall in China

The clock? It's still ticking, but now it's recording memories of our days in China.  The Great Wall We've been here four days and haven't stopped moving. In fact, I began this blog on our mini-bus en route to the Great Wall. We caught our first glimpse of this antiquity about an hour from the city, snaking... Read More »

Speech Showcase March 4-6, 11-12

Enjoy an entertaining night of fantastic performances the weekends of March 4-6 and 11-12 at Spayde Theater on MUM campus. Performances begin at 7:30 March 4, 5, 11, and 12. A 2:00 matinee is scheduled for March 6. General admission is $10, $8 for students. Reserved seating is available for $15 by calling 512-632-8823. Four out... Read More »

Dr. Beall: China Bound

The clock is ticking… It won’t be long before Andrea and I depart for China—early Thursday morning. In our assembly this morning I asked the Boys School, "Why would we go to China to recruit students?" The students replied: "Because education in China is really stressful, and they need to know about our approach." "To increase... Read More »

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