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Santa Cruz Sentinel, 5/31/2011, "A life-changing month for Mount Madonna grad," by Joel Hersch. Read more: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_18173559?IADID=Search-www.santacruzsentinel.com-www.santacruzsentinel.com
Santa Cruz Sentinel, 6/5/2011, "Santa Cruz locals participate in Model United Nations at UC Davis," by Natalia Williams. Read more: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_18209949?IADID=Search-www.santacruzsentinel.com-www.santacruzsentinel.com
“I like this house,” said the small boy, his dark eyes shining as he watched teacher Nate Rockhold adjust placement of the stylish new playhouse in the school’s play yard. “I want to go inside it.” Adjustments completed, Rockhold stepped back and smiled, watching the ten or so preschool and kindergarten students as they took turns going inside, looking out the windows and opening and closing the door.
MMS received another six year term of accreditation, which began June 2010, from both CAIS and WASC! Member schools are reviewed every six years (or more frequently, if they receive shorter reaccreditation terms after review).
The official Self-Study document is available for viewing in the office. In the early part of the summer, we revised our Action Plan, based on the Visiting Team’s commendations and recommendations. The Action Plan involves three strategic areas: Finance, Community and Governance, as well as a few specific Program improvements.
Mount Madonna School has been a proud member of the Green Schools Program for several years. As a Green/Waste Free School, we are constantly looking for ways to reduce the amount of trash we generate as a school and instead reuse and recycle many of the items we use on campus every day. (Did you know that Santa Cruz County generates more than one million pounds of trash everyday?)
MaxPreps and the Army National Guard are pleased to announce the second annual Citizen Athlete program. This program is designed to encourage outstanding citizenship from high school student athletes. The awards are based on four main areas of life: community service, academics, athletics and school involvement.
Teen volunteers are needed at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History's annual train show. Teens can come with a best buddy and help the little kids share the controls. After a two hour shift they can do what teens do downtown! For more information or to volunteer, contact Eric Child at 831.423.8072.
California residents enrolled in grades 8 through 12 are eligible to apply to CSSSA. Students from outside of California may also apply; a limited number are admitted each year. Participants are selected in the spring on the basis of their talent and creativity as demonstrated through assignments and teacher recommendations. CSSSA’s student body is representative of the ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of the state.
The Junior Class will be departing for South Africa on June 18th. One of the communities they want to visit, gift and serve is Botshabelo. The community lives literally on a subsistence level and is asking for some basic necessities of life: soap, tooothbrushes and toothpaste, baby products, etc. The full list is printed below.