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The Gilroy Dispatch Senior Spotlight: Preethi Balagani

The Gilroy Dispatch, 6/20/2014, "Senior Spotlight: Preethi Balagani." Read the story

Morgan Hill Times Senior Spotlight: Soul Kerr

Morgan Hill Times, 6/20/2014, "Mount Madonna School Senior Spotlight: Soul Kerr." Read the story

Mount Madonna Student Chosen for Young Women's Leadership Program in D.C.

Kion TV46.com, "Mount Madonna Student Chosen for Young Women's Leadership Program in D.C." Read more

MMS Junior Chosen to Participate in Annual Young Women’s Political Leadership Program

MMS junior Zoe Kelly recently participated in the Values in World Thought social studies trip to Washington, D.C.  On this interview tour, she met Susannah Wellford, president and founder of Running Start. During the interview and in subsequent communication, a connection was formed, resulting in Ms. Kelly's being offered the change to participate in this amazing leadership program!

MS/HS Graduations and Early Dismissal Schedule

Please note the following schedule for middle and high school students during the final week of school:

Mon, June 9 - NO SCHOOL

Early Dismissal:
Weds, June 11, 1:30pm dismissal. Buses as usual in the a.m.; transportation by reservation only in the p.m.

MMS Announces 2014 Valedictorians and Salutatorian; Seniors' College choices

Mount Madonna School (MMS) is pleased to announce Preethi Balagani and Talia Speaker as the 2014 senior class Co-Valedictorians, and Roger Hooker as Salutatorian. These three students earned these distinctions through hard work and focused effort, edging out their peers at the small Central Coast school known for strong academics, environmental education, performing arts and a competitive volleyball program.

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Learning Politics Firsthand

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 5/29/2014, "Learning politics firsthand: Mount Madonna School students talk about trip to nation's capital," by Calvin Men. Read more

Photo by Shmuel Thaler

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Students Learn About Civil Rights Movement

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 6/1/2014, Education Digest, "Students learning about civil rights movement." Read more

Hands-On Literacy: Students Make Books

Colorful, handmade books, authored and illustrated by Mount Madonna School (MMS) students were on display earlier this month at the 31st annual Student Authors’ Fair at Capitola Mall in Capitola. The event featured hundreds of books created by students from throughout the area.

GSA Blog: Dan Tangherlini Talks Leadership with High School Students

The GSA Blog, 5/28/2014, "Dan Tangherlini Talks Leadership with High School Students," by Ori Hoffer.

Recently, a group of students from Mount Madonna School in Watsonville, California visited GSA as part of a “Government in Action” tour that also saw them sit down for conversations with members of Congress, non-profit organizations, private industry and the media to learn how things happen here in Washington.