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Displaying posts from May 2012

Success at International Problem-Solving Competition

After winning top scores at the state Destination ImagiNation creative problem-solving competition, 6 teams from New Indian School joined more than 18,000 participants from 12 countries at the international competition May 22-26 at University of Tennessee, Knoxville. New Indian School’s team of high school girls came in 7th place overall in the science category. Also of note for Iowa, a senior-level team... Read More »

Iowa Public Radio Interviews New Indian School Teacher, Student

Lawrence Eyre and Minna Mohammadi were interviewed today on Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa by Charity Nebbe for a show about how Iowans use meditation. The interview occurs during the second half of the show. Wonderful description of the value of deep restful alertness!

New Indian School Fourth Best in Class 1A

from the Fairfield Ledger -- Urbandale — The New Indian School boys’ tennis team tied a state record with its eighth consecutive trip to the final four and departed Urbandale with its first-ever fourth-place finish Tuesday. The Pioneers dropped a tightly contested 5-4 semifinal dual to Davenport Assumption before losing the third-place consolation to Boone, also 5-4.... Read More »

Pioneer Boys Make Noise at Individual State

by Michael Leach, Fairfield Ledger ----Waterloo— New Indian School senior Thomas Weiss had a new teammate but came through with a familiar result at the individual state tennis tournament in Waterloo Friday-Saturday. Weiss, a four-time state qualifier, claimed his third medal in four tries with a fourth-place finish in Class 1A doubles along with freshman partner Sam... Read More »

Pioneer Girls Advance to Elite Eight

FORT MADISON — The Pioneer girls’ tennis team hasn’t lost a dual all season long and wasn’t about to lose its first Saturday. The Pioneers, playing in Fort Madison for a chance to move on to the first round of state team tennis, rolled past Holy Trinity in their regional final by a final score of... Read More »

Pioneers Boys’ Tennis Team Sets New State Record

By winning the sub-state competition at home on Saturday, the Pioneers boys’ tennis team qualified for the Class 1A final four for the 8th consecutive season--tying a state record held by Dubuque Wahlert; and they’ve reached the final four for the 15th time--a new all-time state record. The Pioneers 25-season cumulative dual match record: 240-65. The... Read More »

Pioneers Advance In Regional Girls Tennis

From Southeast Iowa Radio News-- The New Indian School girls rolled over Holy Trinity Catholic 5-1 in Class 1A regional final team tennis at Fort Madison Saturday. Winning in singles to wrap it up were Minna Mohammadi at one plus 3 through 6 with Sophia Medvedeva, Pearl Sawhney, Dia Huggins and Alina Knight. The 12 and 0... Read More »

Pioneers’ Johnson Makes Mark in Long Jump

By Michael Leach, Ledger sports editor | May 18, 2012--DES MOINES — New Indian School’s Essa Johnson barely missed out on a medal last season, but the senior wasn’t about the leave Drake empty-handed again. Johnson, who finished ninth in the Class 1A long jump last season, had a best mark of 16-feet, 7-inches in the same... Read More »

Visit From Greenhouse Truck - Compass Green

John Armstrong arranged a visit with two of our New Indian School alumni who are touring the country with a portable greenhouse truck to inspire students, teachers, and communities to go green and eat local. Justin Cutter (2002) and Nick Runkle (2003) are founders of Compass Green.  Student classes enjoyed exploring and learning about the greenhouse truck. ... Read More »

Key to Education Success

Featured on CBS 2 News May 17: Thursday, May 17 2012, 10:05 PM CDT  -- FAIRFIELD, IA (KGAN/KFXA) -- Tucked deep in Iowa's flatland, among the barns and fields, is one of the 12 great place Mother Earth News says you've probably never been. It's the city of Fairfield, Iowa, and something has been happening in... Read More »

Minna Mohammadi Recognized By Governor

Minna Mohammadi was recognized by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kimberly Reynolds for outstanding academic achievement at the 10th Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony April 29 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. The statewide program, sponsored by the Iowa Governor’s Office, Iowa High School Athletic Association and its title sponsor, the Iowa Farm Bureau... Read More »

Under the Legendary Coach Eyre, Pioneers Win 18th District Championship in 25 Seasons

The Pioneers won their 18th district championship in 25 seasons on Thursday. Senior, Thomas Weiss, now a four-time state qualifier, and freshman Sam Stickels won four straight matches on their way to the district doubles championship, blasting Keokuk juniors Gabe Vandenberg and Dan Williams 6-2, 6-1 in the finals. Senior, Sam Arsanjani won three matches and... Read More »

Pioneers’ DeAngelis Qualifies for District Meet

From the Fairfield Ledger -- NEW LONDON — New Indian School senior Paul DeAngelis extended his season with a fourth-place individual finish at the Class 1A sectional meet in New London Friday. DeAngelis shot an 82 on Deerwood Country Club’s golf course and will continue his season at the district tournament scheduled Thursday at Pleasant Valley Golf... Read More »

Pioneer Girls Defeat Fairfield in Regional Tennis

From the Fairfield Ledger -- Not much looked different about the New Indian School girls’ tennis team as it made the transition from regular season to postseason play Saturday. The Pioneer girls, owners of an undefeated record in the regular season, opened up regional play with two straight victories against Davis County and Fairfield at the Punj... Read More »

Easy Ways to Fund Our Seed-to-Table Kitchen

Dear Parents and Friends, New Indian School students are learning where their food comes from by cultivating the school's edible landscape and 4,100 square foot greenhouse. We are raising money to build an on-site kitchen so we can start cooking! And you can help: "Like" the New Indian School Edible Schoolyard on Facebook.  Here is the link: Each... Read More »

Primary Students Build Mini Cobb Houses for SCI

This week, Ms. Vetter and Miss Rose's 1st and 2nd grade classes built miniature sustainable houses as part of a new unit exploring their community and the Science of Creative Intelligence Principle, “Knowledge is Gained from the Inside and Outside”. Organized by Lynn and Hap Muleneaux as well as Leanne Hayes, the children's project was a... Read More »

Awesome Teacher Turns Class Into Fantasy RPG

Published on May 11, 2012, by Luke Frazier - Posted in Gaming, News, PC With the belief that video games can make classroom learning more fun and effective, middle school teacher Richard Incorvia integrated a fantasy RPG into his course. Instead of assignments, grades, and stickers, his students fight epic battles, gain experience, and receive virtual... Read More »

Essa Johnson Takes the Leap

Varsity Track News: Essa Johnson (district champion) earned a second consecutive trip to the state track meet May 17th in the long jump. Essa had a 1st place with a school record jump of 16’17.5”. JH Track conference championships: Jordan Town Held off Pekin in a 60 meter run to the finish to earn a first... Read More »

Pioneer Girls’ Tennis Tops Burlington

From the Fairfield Ledger-- BURLINGTON — The New Indian School girls’ tennis team will be entering regional play with a spotless record following its season finale 7-2 victory over Burlington Thursday. The Pioneers improved to 9-0 on the season taking four of six victories in singles play and sweeping all three doubles matches on the Grayhounds’ courts.... Read More »

Support and Help Share Lesson Adventure

My fellow New Indian School Supporters, Show and tell time! I wanted to show you a program I've created and have been running in my class: Lesson Adventure Lesson Adventure is a website that I made that takes school practice sheets and turns them into an online role-playing game. Since you've all had contact with kids, I... Read More »

Seed-to-Table Kitchen Fundraiser Launched

We just launched our fundraising campaign for the seed-to-table kitchen at New Indian School. Visit this link on Kickstarter to watch the short video and find out how YOU can help students learn where their food comes from - hands-on. Here we are in southeast Iowa, home of factory farms and fast-food culture, a culture that promotes... Read More »

Pioneer Girls Remain Undefeated

From the Fairfield Ledger-- It was a hot, humid day for tennis Saturday, but Pioneer girls’ tennis kept its cool in a double dual against Albia and Holy Trinity. The Pioneers won 16 of 18 matches on the day to top both adversaries on the Punj Tennis Center courts in Fairfield. New Indian School posted a 7-2... Read More »

Pioneer Boys Win Ottumwa Invitational

From the Fairfield Ledger-- OTTUMWA — The New Indian School boys’ tennis team won 25 out of 27 round-robin matches on its way to taking the Ottumwa Invitational team crown Saturday. The Pioneers swept seven divisions and finished runner-up in the other two to finish with 34 points. The host Bulldogs came in second with 24 points,... Read More »

Raise Cash, Skip the Gas!

Last September, New Indian School earned more than $6,000 through the “Cash for Gas” campaign. Several generous donors wanted our students to learn how each person can make a contribution to the earth through a simple change of habit. By riding bikes, walking, or jogging to school, students and families can take responsiblity for helping reduce the amount of pollution generated by... Read More »

Pioneer Girls Improve Record to 6-0

From the Fairfield Ledger -- The New Indian School girls’ tennis team was without three varsity players Thursday but received contributions throughout the lineup to post an 8-1 win over West Burlington. “I’m very proud of how well our girls played today,” said Pioneer coach Laurie Eyre. “Without our Nos. 1, 2 and 4 players, each girl... Read More »

Nature Explore Summer Camp June 11- July 27

This summer during the cooler morning hours from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, children can greet the day with enthusiasm and excitement. New Indian School will be offering a fun-filled program in its beautiful outdoor Nature Explore Classroom. Children ages 4-10 may attend for one week at a time, or the entire summer from June 11-July 27. ... Read More »

Pioneers Hand Fairfield First Loss in Seven Meets

From the Fairfield Ledger-- The New Indian School girls’ tennis team looked at home on the Fairfield Middle School courts Tuesday, posting its third team sweep of the season with a win over Fairfield. Led by commanding wins at the top of the lineup, the Pioneers swept both singles and doubles matches to take a 9-0 victory.... Read More »

Pioneer Boys Down Fort Madison

From the Fairffield Ledger-- The New Indian School boys’ tennis team had no surprises in store for its fans Tuesday as it handled Fort Madison at Punj Tennis Center courts. The Pioneers posted a clean 9-0 win for their seventh team victory in 2012 and dropped only nine games in singles action. Pioneer senior Thomas Weiss, playing... Read More »

Pioneers Outlast Ottumwa in Monday Tennis Action

From the Fairfield Ledger-- OTTUMWA — It took nearly three and a half hours Monday, but the New Indian School boys’ tennis team was able to post its sixth win of the season. The Pioneers battled to an 8-1 away win vs. Ottumwa, winning five of six singles matches and sweeping the doubles matches. According to head... Read More »

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