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Snapchat Snapshot: Students Use Mobile Messaging App for Women’s History Lessons

March is Women's History Month! When the twelfth graders in Mount Madonna School's American Women's History class got together to brainstorm ideas for celebrating Women's History Month, they came up with an interesting and creative way to raise awareness among their peers, the campus community and beyond – using social media, and specifically the mobile messaging app, Snapchat.

Public Screening of "Shore Wars: The Shore Awakens," fifth grade's educational movie related to their Western Snowy Plover environmental project

Apr 08, 2016

Traditions, Industry, Arts and Environment: Students Explore the Cultural Diversity of Spanish Speaking Countries

From mariachi and marimba to flamenco, from Dia de los Muertos to the Running of the Bulls, empañadas to tortillas, and songs celebrating the Earth, childhood and more – elementary students at Mount Madonna School (MMS) have spent recent months engaged in learning about the history, geography and diverse cultural traditions of several Spanish speaking countries. 

Choosing Who to Become: High School Students Attend Career Forum

What do you want to do after high school? Which college or university will you attend? What major? What DO you want to DO with your life? Most high school students will confirm that as their studies progress, these questions, often with an increased urgency during senior year, are regularly asked of them by family, friends and other well-intended folks.

Second Grader Awarded in Bookshop Santa Cruz’s Young Writers Contest

Congratulations to Mount Madonna School (MMS) second grade student Siena Liddicoat for being published!

Student Spotlight: Holden Smith

Name, age, grade, city of residence
Holden Smith, 17, senior, Corralitos
What inspires you? 
I am constantly inspired by the natural world that surrounds me. To me, the mountains and oceans are a source of wonder.
What is your favorite subject in school, and why? 

What We Talk About When We Talk About Writing; Creative Writing Reading on March 18

When I realized as a child that books are not merely sovereign entities and that instead they are painstakingly crafted by real people, literature became even more fascinating to me. We can create entire worlds in our minds and communicate stories through language to ignite the imaginations and evoke emotions in readers whom we may never meet. That’s incredible!

New High School Director for 2016-17 Announced - A Letter from our Head of School

Dear MMS Community,
We are pleased to announce the selection of Shannon Kelly as our new high school director for the 2016-17 school year. Shannon is an MMS alumna ('92) as well as the parent of three daughters, Zoe ('15), Indigo (10th) and Cecily (5th) and will bring great intelligence, vision and integrity to the position.

Santa Cruz Symphony Guests Visit MMS Fifth Grade Students

A great hands-on presentation from Santa Cruz Symphony representatives; helping to excited students for their visit to the symphony this week!

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Sixth Graders Hold Solar Oven Cookout

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 2/19/2016, "Sixth-grades hold solar oven cookout." Read the story