Academics section

Gilroy Dispatch, Student of the Week: Imogen Cockrum

-Name, age, grade, school
Imogen Cockrum, 13, 8th grade, Mount Madonna School

-What inspires you?
I am inspired when older people and the elderly tell me stories of their younger lives. It reminds me that my present will soon be my past and it should be worth telling later on.

Register-Pajaronian: Mount Madonna Students Clean Beach; Study Their Impacts on the Environment

Register-Pajaronian, 3/5/2015, "Mount Madonna students clean beach; study their impacts on the environment," by Todd Guild. Photos by Tarmo Hannula (RP) and Jessica Cambell (MMS). Read more

Summer Program: Register by April 30 for a $25/week Discount!

Mount Madonna School's summer program, Mountain of Fun, runs July 13 - August 7, Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:30pm. Four weeks of discovery and fun! Register for one, two, three, or all four weeks.

Register by April 30 and receive a discount of $25/week!

Featured Video: Fifth Grade Students Address the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council

On February 20, the fifth grade class presented to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. They asked the council to consider changing the current "recommendation" of a 50-yard boating distance from whales in the Monterey Bay to a 100-yard law.
Students were well-spoken, educated and mature! Great job!

Morgan Hill Times, Student of the Week: Max Medvedev

Morgan Hill Times, "Student of the Week: Max Medvedev," 2/20/2015

Featured Video: Students Interview with Rinchen Khando Choegyal, Director of the Tibetan Nuns Project

See the world through our students' eyes: 

In 2013 while in India, Mount Madonna School students interviewed Rinchen Khando Choegyal, director of the Tibetan Nuns Project. Choegyal s a former Minister of Education in the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, founding President of the Women’s Tibetan Association and sister-in-law of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She resides in Dharamsala.

Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting - 5th grade

Feb 20, 2015

The Gilroy Dispatch, Student of the Week: Will Pramanik

-Name, age, grade, city of residence
Will Pramanik, 12, 7th, Gilroy
-What inspires you?
I am inspired by anything that is strategy related.  My favorite game is “Magic the Gathering,” which is pure strategy. 
-What is your favorite subject in school, and why? 

The Gilroy Dispatch: 'Footloose' and Fancy Free

The Gilroy Dispatch, 2/6/2015, 'Footloose' and fancy free, by Andrea Joseph, lifestyle editor. Read more

Learning and Teaching: First Graders Share Native Animal Research

Mount Madonna School (MMS) first graders can tell you a lot about some of the animals native to Santa Cruz County, including wild turkeys, barn owls and rattlesnakes, following several weeks of research and presentations to their peers, parents and teachers. 


Photos by Cassia Laffin and Leigh Ann Clifton