Entries by Kenzie Wacknov

10 Trends in Preparation for College 2024

Navigating the Shifting Tide: Trends in US College Admission As the academic landscape continuously evolves, so do the trends shaping the US college admission process for hopeful students. Whether you’re a high school junior setting sail for higher education or a parent guiding this journey, understanding these trends can be the compass that steers your […]

How to Enhance Your Child’s Education

Collaborating with your school is good for everyone “The partnership with the school will work best if parents are able to trust the school and realize that investment in longer-term learning and growth requires tolerance for some shorter-term disappointment.” -Psychologist Rob Evans. What this means in terms of how you look at your children’s time […]

Ayurveda 101: Pule Diagnosis with Paul Morehead PhD

Ayurveda for Teens In the bustling world of teenage-hood, where physical, emotional, and social changes occur at a rapid pace, maintaining a healthy balance is essential. Ayurveda, the ancient science of life and holistic well-being, it’s prevention-oriented, natural and time-tested, approaching health from every level: mind, body and environment. This offers valuable insights and practices […]

Let’s Talk Middle School CCLS

An exciting development for the upcoming Fall 2023 school year is that  Diogo Santos, who is an experienced International Baccalaureate (IB) art teacher and examiner–and who teaches TM–will be taking the lead in reimagining  CCLS in Middle School.  Diogo’s strength is in curriculum design and integration–and he is also passionate about Consciousness and Creativity, making […]

Let’s Talk Middle School Science

Mr. Aikar has been teaching Technology courses to our Upper School students this past years using a curriculum that ranges from cyber security and authentic sources, to designing games and building robots. He will continue to teach technology as a Project to 7th and 8th graders in the Fall 2023 school year–and he will be […]

Ukrainian Teens Find Refuge on the Tennis Court in Iowa

Written by Andrea Gallagher | June 30th, 2023 While bombs flew through the sky in a war-torn country last year, three Ukrainian teenagers were safe in Fairfield, Iowa. Thanks to a generous community outpouring, they were able to go to school at Maharishi School, an independent, non-denominational college-prep boarding school. While the three girls, a […]

End of Year Wrap Up 2023

ROCKETRY Our team qualified for The American Rocketry Challenge (TARC) Nationals in Virginia as one of the top 100 in the nation. There we finished 17th in the US, out of almost 800 original entries, which also qualifies our team to apply for the NASA Student Launch Program next year. DESTINATION IMAGINATION Our Upper School […]

What is Destination Imagination?

Destination ImagiNation, Inc., the world’s largest creativity and problem solving organization, inspires participants in all of its programs to learn the process, art, and skill associated with problem solving.  DI is a place where kids take what they know and what they are good at, and learn to apply it to solve challenges, working together […]

Middle School Empty Bowls Project

Empty Bowls The core purpose of the Empty Bowl project, was for the students to raise money for local food banks as well as food for the  international community, while working on project management skills. While our 8th graders worked on various layers of the project to ensure its financial success—it was more than tallying […]