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Junior Olympics 2017!

On Tuesday, June 6th, all Maharishi School Lower School students will participate in an outdoor field day.  Junior Olympics, an annual end-of-the-year tradition, will group teams of seven to eight children, separated by gender, but mixed by grade from K-6, into different “countries”. There will be a teacher assigned to each country, and 6th-grade students will... Read More »

Kai Vessey finishes Second in State Singles

Foreign exchange students have proved to be a nemesis for Maharishi School players over the years. Tyler Cleveland (1994) was denied a record four state singles titles by a Spaniard and Adam Bordeaux (2001) failed to win back to back titles when he lost in the state finals to a German. On a foggy Saturday morning... Read More »

Chamber Singers of Southeast Iowa:  Songs of Love, Lament, & Laughter

The Chamber Singers of Southeast Iowa will present their annual spring concerts, “Love, Lament, & Laughter,” on Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, at 7:30 p.m. (note time change) at the First Presbyterian Church, 200 South Main Street in Fairfield. The audience will be treated to a rich variety of springtime love songs descriptive of... Read More »

Maharishi School Team Overcomes Challenges and Builds Skills at Destination Imagination Globals

Let's hear from Annalisa Miller, team chaperone for the Maharishi Upper School team "The Mustachios"! Hello All, I have to say, this is a real team in the true sense of the word. These girls exhibit great collaboration and support for each other. It's very inspiring to see them interacting with each other.  There were many... Read More »

Annual Maharishi School Spring Concert

The end of the school year is quickly approaching and that means it's time for our annual Spring Concert!  We will celebrate the conclusion of a successful school year next Wednesday, May 31st, at 6:30 pm in the auditorium. As usual, we will start with the lower grades so that they can get home and get... Read More »

Fantastic First Day for Destination Imagination Teams

The Destination Imagination Global Finals are off to a great start for six Maharishi School teams and their chaperones. The kids have had time to rest and recuperate from the road trip, the props truck is unpacked, and students are getting their sets and costumes ready for performance! Four teams will perform today and will receive... Read More »

Destination Imagination Teams Head to Knoxville, Tennessee for Globals!

What would compel a group of kids to wake up before sunrise and head out to school in the dark?  The Destination Imagination Global Finals, of course!   Tuesday morning at 6:00 am an excited bus-load of students and chaperones departed for Knoxville, Tennessee, prepared to meet 17,000 peers from around the world and compete in their... Read More »

Pella Takes Down Pioneers In State Tennis Tournament

Long time rival Pella defeated the Pioneers 5-2 today in the first round of the state tennis tournament played at the MUM Recreation Center in Fairfield, Iowa. "Pella’s been knocking on the door for a long time. As a team and community, they showed serious resolve today. They’re on their way to the final four in... Read More »

Fairfield Iowa Summer Sign Up 2017

Hello parents and caregivers!  Please come to the Fairfield Public Library on Saturday, June 3rd from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm for the 2017 Summer Sign Up!  You'll be able to sign up your children for a variety of summer day camps and activities, as well as peruse the library book sale.  See you there!

20th Annual Pioneer Invitational Golf Tournament Announced

Dear Friends and Pioneer Invitational Golfers, You are warmly invited to come have fun playing golf, being with your golfing friends, raising money for Maharishi School, and getting out of mowing the lawn!  Click here for the Facebook event! What: 20th Annual Pioneer Invitational Golf Tournament Date: Sunday, June 4 Time: Tee times available between 9:15... Read More »

Pioneers Beaten in First Round of State Tournament

Long time rival Pella defeated the Pioneers 5-2 today in the first round of the state tennis tournament played at the MUM Recreation Center in FF. "Pella’s been knocking on the door for a long time. As a team and community, they showed serious resolve today. They’re on their way to the final four in Des... Read More »

Preschool and Kindergarten Open House at Maharishi School

Registration at Maharishi School is now open for the 2017-18 school year. On Friday, ​June 2nd from 9:45-11:45 am, an Open House will be held for children who are ready to enter Preschool and Kindergarten.  Preschool children can be 18 months– 4 years of age.  Kindergarteners turn five years old by September 15th, 2017 and attend... Read More »

Maharishi Upper School Rocketry Team Places Fourth in National Competition

The Maharishi School rocketry team finished fourth in the nation in this year’s Team America Rocketry Challenge, sponsored by Raytheon, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and others. 829 teams entered the competition this year.  Their task? Design, build and launch a rocket to go exactly 775 feet and land in 41-43 seconds…with a payload of a raw egg... Read More »

Fairfield Iowa Provides Free Lunches for Children All Summer

There are many moments that make me feel proud to be a citizen of Fairfield, Iowa and here is one more to add to that list.  The Fairfield Community School District has made a commitment to the children of Fairfield to provide a free lunch Monday through Friday throughout the summer break. I love living in... Read More »

Maharishi Upper School Rocketry Team Qualifies for National Competition

Fuweiyu (Wayne) Li grade 10, Bridget Bianco grade 11, Miles Falk grade 10, Karthik Vempati grade 11 The Maharishi Upper School Rocketry team qualified for the Team America National Rocketry Challenge in Washington DC this year, and we are eagerly awaiting news of their scores from the competition with 99 other teams from across the nation.... Read More »

Pioneers Win Triple Crown District Championship

The Maharishi Pioneer tennis team pulled rabbit after rabbit out of the hat until they pulled the championship trophy out, capturing the most unlikely Triple Crown District Championship in school history. “Pella had the higher seeds, the favorable draws, and the deeper team,” said Coach Briggs, “A month ago, Pella literally doubled our point total in... Read More »

Pioneers Win Ottumwa Invitational!

“By far the closest meet I’ve been involved with,” said Pioneer coach, Steve Briggs, . “We could have lost any number of ways, but the boys played for each other and came out on top.” On a pristine Saturday at Ottumwa park, the Pioneers faced Ottumwa, Knoxville, and Oskaloosa. After the completion of the morning singles... Read More »

Hilary Nelson Earns MFA From University of Iowa

Maharishi School alumna Hilary Nelson is about to graduate from the University of Iowa with an MFA degree; however, her path to becoming an artist wasn’t always straightforward. Hilary has always been making art, but after graduating from Maharishi School she was one of the first students to enroll in the Sustainable Living Program at MUM.... Read More »

Pioneers Defeat Mt. Pleasant 8-1

May Fourth: The Pioneers boys' tennis team ran their unbeaten dual meet record to 5-0 with a win over Mt Pleasant at East Lake Park. The match of the day pitted Pioneer #2 Daniel Zhu against Mt Pleasant’s Ethan Weber.  The match had plenty of long rallies as both players chased down balls everywhere but outside... Read More »

Shristi Sharma Wins High Honors at Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair

Maharishi Middle School student Shristi Sharma has won big at the 2017 Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair with her project, "How Easily Can Your Password Be Hacked?". Shristi's work is important for anyone who does online banking, has an email account, or shops online - in other words, nearly every one of us!  Shristi's research... Read More »

Pioneers Capture Invitational

The Maharishi School boys' tennis team finished on top today, defeating Fairfield High School, Albia, and Davis County in the Pioneer Invitational. Kai Vessey earned Pioneer "Player of the Match", winning 32 out of a possible 33 games. “Kai showed why he’s among the best in the state,” said Coach Briggs. Maharishi School 89 Albia 65... Read More »

Destination Imagination at Maharishi School: Creativity for the Careers of Tomorrow

“We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . . using technologies that haven’t been invented . . . in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.” Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod, “Shift Happens”   Ray Kurtzweil, computer scientist, inventor, and author, sums up his view of our... Read More »


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