- About MMS
This is a friendly reminder about our dress code at school. While we do not yet have school uniforms, we do require neat and modest dress for school and public events. To be very clear, the following are not appropriate for school: low cut and/or skimpy blouses and shirts, underwear showing, short skirts and dresses, short shorts, ripped or torn clothing. Shorts, dresses, skirts should be at least mid-thigh in length.
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?)
When driving in mountains, who has the right-of-way on narrow road ?
a. vehicle going uphill?
b. vehicle going downhill?
Answer: Vehicle traveling uphill has right-of-way. Vehicle traveling downhill backs up to let him pass...
Communication of Change in Transportation:
If you are changing your child’s transportation arrangements, please call our school office the day of the change and inform the receptionist. They, in turn, with notify the teacher and write a note for the bus monitor, so all are aware of the change.
We're excited to announce that we now have wireless access in some locations at the Upper Campus!
We're still experimenting with how best to utilize this new tool and how to easily and reliably allow students to use their own devices to do school work while on campus. We also have a new laptop cart with 20 machines that can be used if a student doesn't have their own device they want to bring to use.
We encourage families to talk with their children if they bring any electronic devices to school about how to keep them safe and secure. We do have lockers available to all students who would like one.
Questions? Please contact Dr. Nicole Tervalon, IT Director, at nicole.tervalon_AT_mountmadonna.org or 408-847-2717 x293.
Chaperones for MMS Dances: Parents/Guardians, in addition to faculty members, are needed to chaperone Middle-High School Dances throughout the school year.
Our dances are fun for all and since most are attended by both middle and high school age-students, we ask that music, dancing and language be appropriate for all levels. Below is a list of guidelines to be followed.
Mount Madonna School has always valued community service, both in concept and practice. MMS was built, literally and figuratively, by volunteers. Service is a component of Positive Character Development and Creative Self‐expression.
Middle and high school students volunteer, both during school hours and after school, in ways that are meaningful to them.
On a recent foggy morning, in a forest clearing near Mount Madonna School (MMS), 35 high school students dressed in military-style fatigues, or even shorts, t-shirts and jeans, huddle in two opposing, waist-deep, muddy trenches. Nearby, other students peer watchfully from behind boulders and trees, scanning the surrounding terrain. Students can be overheard discussing in low voices, attack and defensive strategies, all the while listening for the signal to commence ‘battle’.
During World War II, the US government encouraged citizens on the home front to plant food gardens in whatever space they had available. Food production at that time was stretched by feeding the military overseas; the gardening effort was intended both to ease the burden on food production and to help get citizens involved in the war effort.
L'Chaim, L'Chaim to life! The reviews are in, and “Fiddler on the Roof.” was a rousing success! This poigant story was artfully brought to life by our talented high school students!
MMS parent Ross Bryan is offering his wonderful performance photos to MMS families.
Click on the link below to view Ross' photos and download some for your family album!