Artistic Achievements

Students Successful at State Creativity Competition

Congratulations to Maharishi School’s winning teams at the Destination Imagination state competition! Program director, Mark Wilkins said that of the nine teams that competed at the state competition, six teams have qualified to compete at the international competition in May. All of the teams will perform for the Fairfield community at the annual DI Showcase, Dinner... Read More »

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A Youthful Art Walk

From the Fairfield Ledger--March 10 The Fairfield Public Library was one of the sites of Friday’s Art Walk, where young people showed off their visual art and their skills at the performing arts.

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Award Winning Student Performances at Spayde Theater

“Incredibly captivating,” “Awesome Interpretation,” “WOW!” Maharishi School’s dramatic performances at the Iowa High School Speech Association Festival thrilled judges last weekend and now Fairfield audiences will have the chance to enjoy them too! Under the award-winning direction of Brendan Thomas, the students will present for only 3 days at MUM’s Spayde Theater. Friday February 28, 7:30... Read More »

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Greg Thatcher at Quad Cities International Airport Gallery

Greg Thatcher, Maharishi School Art Department Chair, will be showing his work along with three other Midwestern artists for the months of May and June at the airport gallery in Moline, Illinois. Greg was invited to submit works to the Quad Cities Arts Association last year and was subsequently chosen to exhibit his work. The gallery... Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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DI Teams Cleans Up at Creative Problem Solving Competition

Maharishi School Destination Imagination teams performed at the sub-state tournament March 9 and won eight first-place, two second- place and one third-place awards. Teams were scored for creativity and innovation, which means every element had to be their own solution and had to be complex. Next, the Destination Imagination teams will go to the state level... Read More »

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Performances Selected for Speech Festival

After competing in Cedar Rapids at the Iowa High School Speech Association competition, two of Maharishi School’s entries have been selected to perform at the annual All-State Festival in Ames on February 16. Selected to perform are a one act play, The Elephant Man, and a choral reading performance entitled Dream Song. Of the 43 Maharishi... Read More »

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Art Teacher Greg Thatcher Finds Inspiration in England

Maharishi School’s own Mr. Thatcher has become famous under England’s yew boughs. Greg travels overseas most summers to draw in St. Mary's Churchyard in Painswick, England. He sits with these ancient yews, and has discovered their visual language. This year, Britain’s Stroud News featured Thatcher’s work in an article. They note that he has been drawing... Read More »

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Graduating Class of 2012

With great jubilation the Maharishi School class of 2012 celebrated their graduation over four days from June 7-10. The graduation address was given by alumna, Heather Hartnett, Communications Director of the David Lynch Foundation Television, and a member of the School Board of Trustees.  “People are desperate for solutions to bring real change. You have a... Read More »

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