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Chile Group Tours Iowa, Stops in Fairfield

By ANDY HALLMAN | The Fairfield Ledger--Apr 30, 2013 A group of Chileans visited Fairfield Thursday as part of a month-long tour of Iowa sponsored by Rotary International. The group was in Fairfield as part of a Rotary Group Study Exchange visit, whereby a group of Chileans was sent to visit Iowa while a group of... Read More »

Maharishi School Blows Past Ottumwa in Boys’ Tennis

from the Fairfield Ledger, April 30--Maharishi School continued its winning ways Monday with an 8-1 victory over Ottumwa in Fairfield. The Pioneers, who improved to 7-0 in duals with the win, kicked off the day with five match wins in singles play before sweeping Ottumwa 3-0 in doubles matches. Sam Stickels earned a 6-3, 6-3 win... Read More »

Stickels, Pioneers Roll to Titles

From the Fairfield Ledger, April 29 -- On a near-perfect day for tennis Saturday, sophomore Sam Stickels played close to perfection and anchored Maharishi School to a first-place finish at his home Pioneer Invitational in Fairfield. Stickels won 53 out of a possible 55 games, including an 11-0 win over crosstown rival Alexander Punj, Fairfield’s star... Read More »

Pioneers Victorious in Girls’ Tennis Thursday

FORT MADISON — Maharishi School girls’ tennis earned a 9-0 sweep against host Holy Trinity on Thursday in Fort Madison. The Pioneers’ Dia Huggins won an 8-2 match at No. 1 singles, and Jacqueline Leete won 8-4 at No. 2. Pioneer No. 3 Alina Knight earned an 8-6 victory, Flower Shreck won 8-2 at No. 4,... Read More »

High School Students of the Month

Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment senior Taj Matumbi received a Student of the Month Award from Beltramea, executive and board member of the Rotary Club of Fairfield.. The Student of the Month Award is granted by the Rotary Club of Fairfield to high school seniors for their achievements in the area of academic performance,... Read More »

Pioneer Boys’ Tennis Picks Up Win No. 6

From the Fairfield Ledger, April 24 -- Sometimes the bigger they are, the easier they fall. Just ask the Pioneer boys’ tennis team, which hasn’t often had much trouble knocking the much larger schools down a peg or two. On Tuesday, the Pioneers claimed another of their large school victims, and they did it with their... Read More »

Earth Day Assembly

Fairfield’s Sustainability Director, Scott Timm, was the guest speaker for Earth Day. Scott began with a discussion of resources and energy consumption in Iowa and in Fairfield. He said that for long-term sustainability the United States needs to change its use of resources and energy infrastructure. Iowa is a small state, but Iowa uses more energy... Read More »

Why Support Destination ImagiNation

Destination ImagiNation (DI) is the world’s largest creativity and problem-solving competition and inspires participants in its programs to think on their feet, work together and devise original solutions to solve the mind-bending challenges. The students must come up with solutions to the challenges on their own, without adult interference. What Kids Learn Participants gain more than... Read More »

Pioneer Golfers Edged Monday in Fort Madison

FORT MADISON — Maharishi School fell via tiebreaker Monday to Holy Trinity at Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course in Fort Madison. The two teams tied at 187, but the host Crusaders were granted the win when their fifth-highest individual score came in lower than Maharishi’s. Despite the loss, the Pioneers featured the meet medalist in Mickey DeAngelis,... Read More »

Pioneers Claim First Tourney Title

From the Fairfield Ledger, April 22, 2013--PELLA — Wins have been plentiful for the Maharishi School boys’ tennis program this season, and Saturday proved no different as the Pioneers rolled to their first tournament title of the season. Competing at the Pella Invitational, the Pioneer boys finished first among six southeast Iowa schools with a 165-point... Read More »

Maharishi School Represents Iowa in Afghanistan — Hearts & Minds Adventures Program

Maharishi School students are participating in an interactive, trans-national curriculum called Afghanistan — Hearts & Minds Adventures. Developed by Minnesota nonprofit Children’s Culture Connection, sponsorships of the program were awarded to one school in each of the 50 states, recognized for their missions, past work and commitment to globalism. The Maharishi School is representing Iowa and... Read More »

Pioneer Boys Mow Down Keokuk 7-2

By MICHAEL LEACH, Ledger sports editor | Apr 19, 2013 Rain and cold has yet to thwart the Pioneer boys’ tennis team, which often has found shelter from the weather at its indoor facilities this spring. In fact, the Pioneers have been playing so well lately in the newly named Laurie and Lawrence Eyre Tennis Center,... Read More »

New Coach, Same Lofty Expectations for Pioneer Boys

By MICHAEL LEACH, Ledger sports editor | Apr 18, 2013-- For 25 years under head coach Lawrence Eyre, success and Maharishi School tennis went hand in hand. With Eyre’s sudden retirement last spring, it ended one of the most successful head coaching stints in Iowa prep history. Yet it also opened up an opportunity for a... Read More »

Mission Operations Manager for Malin Space Science Systems Meets Our Students

On April 13, Elsa Jensen, presented to Maharishi School students. Elsa Jensen is the mission operations manager for Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego. She helped develop, build, and operate the science cameras on NASA’s Mars rover, “Curiosity.” Jensen has worked on five planetary missions with NASA, including four to Mars and one currently en... Read More »

Eight Maharishi School Teams to Compete at Destination ImagiNation Global Finals

41 Maharishi School students came home State Champions from the Destination ImagiNation (DI) State Finals in Ames on April 6th. Out of the 12 teams from Maharishi School, 8 teams placed 1st and 2 teams placed 2nd. Iowa will send 15 teams to DI Global Finals, the largest creative problem-solving competition. More than 16,000 students from... Read More »

Pioneer Boys Blast Fairfield

From the Fairfield Ledger, April 16 Sam Stickels eked out a two-set victory over rival Alexander Punj of Fairfield, and the Pioneer boys cruised to victories in the other five singles matches Monday to take an 8-1 meet win over their rivals at the M.U.M. recreation center. The match between Stickels and Punj at No. 1... Read More »

Winners From the Iowa Super Conference Art Show

Winners from the 2013 Southeast Iowa Super Conference Art Show held in March at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant have been announced. In addition to Maharishi School, works by student artists from  Pekin, Columbus, Highland, Iowa Mennonite, Lone Tree, Louisa-Muscatine, Mediapolis, WACO, Wapello and Winfield-Mount Union high schools were on display. Winning artworks from Maharishi... Read More »

Pioneer Boys Topple City High

From the Fairfield Ledger, April 12-- It was a different Iowa City team but the results were the same for the Pioneer boys’ tennis team, which downed City High 6-3 Thursday on the M.U.M. tennis courts. Much like Tuesday when they earned a 6-3 victory over Iowa City West, the Pioneers won using a balanced singles... Read More »

Pioneer Girls Open Season With Win

From the Fairfield Ledger, Apr. 10-- Featuring a new coach and a roster full of young players, the Maharishi School girls’ tennis team produced the same old winning results Monday at its season-opening dual vs. West Burlington/Notre Dame in Fairfield. The Pioneer girls took wins in four of six singles matches, then shut the door on... Read More »

Pioneer Boys Bounce Iowa City West

From the Fairfield Ledger, Apr. 10-- In a classic “David vs. Goliath” matchup Tuesday, the Maharishi School boys’ tennis team pulled out a 6-3 win against defending Class 2A state champion Iowa City West on the Punj Tennis Center courts in Fairfield. Maharishi School, the smallest school in the state to have a tennis program, outlasted... Read More »

Alumnus Jonathan Freeman Speaks at Excellence Assembly

Captain Jonathan Freeman, Maharishi School graduate of the class of 1993, addressed Upper School students at a quarterly Excellence Assembly. Captain Freeman was in Fairfield visiting his family and graciously agreed to meet with the students to share some wisdom and principles of success that he has gleaned from his illustrious and varied career. Captain Freeman... Read More »

Pioneer Boys Take Third at Saturday Tournament

CEDAR RAPIDS — Maharishi School scored one for the little guy with a third-place finish at the 2013 Warrior Invitational tennis tournament Saturday in Cedar Rapids. The Pioneers earned 143 points in the tournament to finish behind defending Class 2A state champion Iowa City West (184) and perennial power Cedar Rapids Washington (151). Other schools in... Read More »

Maharishi Middle School Designs Phone Apps

The Maharishi Middle School has designed android phone apps as part of their math and science project-based curriculum. They have published 20 apps on the Google Play Store that as of today have been downloaded and installed 1550 times from over 24 different countries. Here is their link: Teachers Richard Incorvia and Barbara Hays made... Read More »

Pioneer Boys’ Tennis Blanks Notre Dame

From the Fairfield Ledger, Apr. 3-- It was business as usual for the Maharishi School boys’ tennis team Tuesday as it kicked off the 2013 season with a 9-0 sweep of visiting Burlington Notre Dame at the M.U.M. indoor courts. “Maharishi School got their season off to a strong start,” said new head coach Steve Briggs,... Read More »

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