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As students in Linda Pope’s fourth grade class watched a slideshow about the American Civil Rights Movement, the historical images – some inspiring and others disturbing – included a clip featuring American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger signing the Baptist hymn We Shall Overcome.
All families are warmly invited to this poetry reading, awards ceremony, and celebration of the publication of the Competition Anthology. Admission is FREE.
Julia Gratton, CeCe Moreno, Pedro Aguirre, Lexi Julien, Saniya Lakka, and Holden Smith will be reading their poems. Congratulations to Julia for taking the First Prize award for her piece "Georgia O'Keeffe, Abiquiu, New Mexico, 1948."
May 22, 2014
Attention parents/guardians: Please assist your children in locating their books and making sure they're returned to the Library by May 30.
Parents will receive a bill to cover the cost of replacing any books not returned by the end of the school year. Contact Gail in the Library with any questions.
May 30, 2014
India West, 5/7/2014, "Ramayana! Set for June 6-8; Celebrates 36 Years of Magic." Read more
Sitting around an imposing table at the Annenberg Conference Center at Stanford's Hoover Institution, some 30 Mount Madonna School (MMS) juniors and seniors leaned forward listening intently to the soft and yet authoritative voice of former Secretary of State George P. Shultz. The students had prepared for this interview for weeks, conducting research and discussing and formulating questions, as part of their Values in World Thought social studies curriculum. This preparation and hard work was worthwhile; as evidenced by students’ engagement with this seminal political figure, and insights drawn from the advice and experiences he shared.
Congratulations to the Mount Madonna School (MMS) fifth grade class: their environmental education project, “Don’t Be A Nurdle, Save the Sea Turtle” was awarded top honors and a $300 prize at the recent Santa Cruz Earth Day, and named a National Finalist in the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge!
MorganHillTimes.com, 4/22/2014, "Feel-Good Fundraising: Summit for the Planet." Read more.
Santa Cruz Sentinel, 4/13/2014, "MMS Host annual Summit for the Planet." Read more: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/News/ci_25553974/Education-digest-April-13-2014:-Gateway
KSBW.com, 4/11/2014, "Mount Madonna students say 'Don't be a nurdle, help the sea turtle'," by Amy Larson. Read more: http://www.ksbw.com/news/central-california/santa-cruz/mount-madonna-students-to-litterbugs-dont-be-a-nurdle-save-the-sea-turtle/25441200