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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 »

Pioneers Win Hometown Showdown

By Michael Leach, Ledger sports editor The Maharishi School boys’ tennis team had to go without two of its varsity mainstays Monday against Fairfield but received a huge lift from a pair of newcomers. MSAE sophomores Davis Fleshman and Avery Mullenneaux both posted straight set wins in their varsity singles debuts to help the Pioneers roll... Read More »

Student Problem Solvers Especially Creative at State DestiNation ImagiNation Tournament

Maharishi School’s DestiNation ImagiNation teams were hugely successful at the state creative problem-solving tournament in Ames on Saturday April 14. Six of the eight teams received the highest points and qualified for the international competition which will take place at the University of Tennessee Knoxville campus May 23-26. The high school level girls’ team was honored... Read More »

Seniors Present: Travelling to San Francisco

The seniors of Maharishi School would like to invite you to a presentation on their recent trip to San Francisco. They have many experiences and photographs to share and would like to thank you and everyone who supported them for this unforgettable trip. It is a time they will never forget. In their eight days the... Read More »

Art Faculty Exhibit at Augustana College Art Museum

Maharishi School art faculty Greg Holland and Greg Thatcher have artwork featured in the 36th annual Rock Island Fine Art Exhibition. The competitive exhibition is co-sponsored by the Rock Island Art Guild and Augustana College Art Museum. The Juror Joseph Mella said, "This is a strong exhibition on all counts, one that reflects the innovative, creative... Read More »

Pioneers Fourth at Weekend Tournament

From The Fairfield Ledger -- By Michael Leach, Ledger CEDAR RAPIDS — The Maharishi School boys’ tennis team went toe-to-toe with some of the best teams in the state Saturday at the Dave Meyer Warrior Invitational in Cedar Rapids. The Pioneers finished fourth in the six-team field made up of much larger schools. Anchored by a... Read More »

Middle School Photo Exhibit at Iowa State Bank

A new exhibit of the recent work of Maharishi School photography students will open this Friday evening during Art Walk at the Iowa State Bank Gallery and continue there for two months. The exhibit includes from Greg Holland's Upper School Photo class, as well as the 7/ 8 grade students color photographs from Greg Thatcher’s classes.... Read More »

Pioneers Boys Tennis

From Fairfield Ledger 04/05/12 Members of the 2012 Maharishi School boys’ tennis team are pictured, from left, front row: David Fleshman, Sam Stickels, Rashan Anderson, Raffi Gelfand, Solaris Nite, Daniel Pirc, head coach Lawrence Eyre; back row: assistant coach Rick Trautman, Thomas Weiss, Avery Mullenneaux, Sam Arsanjani, Surya Sawhney, Hong Li Liu, Nicolas Martina and Girindra... Read More »

Essa Leaps Beyond Competition

At the track meet on April 4 Essa Johnson began where she left off last season with an Impressive win in the Girls Long Jump. She was competing with girls from 3A schools (the second largest in the state). Her 16’2” jump won by over a foot against girls from Fairfield, Keokuk, Fort Madison and Oskaloosa.

Pioneer Boys Light Up Nikes In Opener

From the Fairfield Ledger -- Michael Leach Apr 03, 2012-- Though the weather was hot on the Punj Tennis Center courts Monday, the play of the Maharishi School boys’ tennis team proved even hotter. The Pioneer boys picked up the 2012 season right where they left off last year and rolled to a 9-0 match sweep... Read More »

Sawhney Siblings Successful in Science

On Friday and Saturday, March 30th and 31st, Surya and Pearl Sawhney competed in the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa (SSTFI) held in Ames, Iowa. They again took top prizes for their research project entitled "Obesity and Diet: Exploring Solutions for a Healthy Lifestyle." The team placed first in Senior High Team Seminar, first... Read More »

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