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Morgan Hill Life, 11/27/2013, "Mount Madonna students learn about California history on two-day field trip." Read more: http://morganhilllife.com/pioneers-the-gold-rush-and-cullumah-students-learn-ca-history/
Middle / High December Special Schedule has been posted on the Homework Website in the General Information section for each grade. These schedules include the finals schedules for the HS students.
MS students don't have formal finals. Schedules were handed out to MS students Tuesday, Nov. 26. HS schedules were handed out Wednesday, Nov. 27
Garbed in loose-fitting, camouflage print jackets, t-shirts and jeans, their long hair bound in tight braids, two eleventh grade girls bent down, and each dipped a finger in the sticky mud, and casually smeared muddy lines under their eyes and across their cheeks. Then, with a little nervous, anticipatory chatter, they rejoin their classmates in a three-foot wide, 25-foot long, waist-deep rocky trench to discuss strategy and appoint the ‘general’ who would lead them into ‘battle.’
‘Intentional debris’ is haphazardly strewn around the surrounding ‘scarred’ battlefield: a couple hundred red bricks caked with crumbling mortar, large chunks of concrete, an array of broken tree branches, pieces of bark and mud. Lots of mucky, wet mud. This man-made mud, courtesy of volunteer firefighter Kevin Campbell’s frequent drenchings from a nearby fire tanker truck containing 1,000 gallons of water, was intended to keep participating students wet, uncomfortable and even a bit cold – all for the sake of learning.
caisca.org, 11/13/13, "Takling Aim: Students Engage in Outdoor Adventure." Read more: http://www.caisca.org/page/22499_Mount_Madonna_School.asp
How Our Schools Can Inspire Emergence of Community Builders, a Plexus Institute Interview with Teacher Ward Mailliard
Plexus Institute, 8/9/0213, Plexus Call, "How Our Schools Can Inpsire Emergence of Community Builders," and interview with teacher Ward "SN" Mailliard and entrepreneur Lisa Kimball. Listen to the podcast: http://www.plexusinstitute.org/events/event_details.asp?id=334465
The Gilroy Dispatch, 11/6/2013, "Pionners, the Gold Rush and "Cullumah": Students Learn California History," Read more: http://www.gilroydispatch.com/blogs/school_bulletins/pioneers-the-gold-rush-and-cullumah-students-learn-california-history/article_0455012e-4741-11e3-81f6-101f742c6b16.html
Along the banks of the American River’s South Fork, in a valley native Nisenan people called “Cullumah“ or “beautiful valley,” craftsman James Marshall discovered gold in 1848. Marshall’s discovery began the great California Gold Rush and fueled the West’s dramatic growth for decades.
Mount Madonna School (MMS) is pleased to announce that senior Roger Hooker has been named a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. Earning this distinction signifies that a student scored in the top 5% nationwide of the more than 1.5 million students who took the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
Behind the educational philosophy and inspiring natural environment that is Mount Madonna School (MMS), is its most significant ‘natural resource’: a diverse faculty of enthusiastic, personable, creative, and innovative individuals, who together bring a broad range of personal and professional experiences to the community. Over the course of this school year, we look forward to ‘introducing’ some of these teachers to you, to offer a new perspective on the people who are guiding MMS students, and to help you know better the people behind the course syllabi.
Whether they’re learning about Egyptian pharaohs, ancient Greece, the Native American diaspora, America’s colonial period or other topics, middle school students in Amy Neff’s history and Core classes are engaging with a vibrant and rich course of study full of stories, heroes, legends, treachery and war.
“Archers to the line!”
As she focused on a brightly-colored bull’s-eye several yards in front of her, the girl tucked her long brown hair behind her ear, raised the bow she was holding to chest level, and pulled back firmly on the string until it almost touched her nose. The instructor beside her adjusted the angle of the girl’s chin and shoulders, and told her to concentrate only on where she was aiming. Then, with a slight shift of three fingers, she released the arrow, sending it ‘whooshing’ through the air to strike the target.