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"Learning Journey Under the Sea," Mount Madonna School's 9th and 10th grade Catalina Island trip, May 2015. A big thank you to our hosts, the USC Wrigley Center (10th grade) and the Catalina Environmental Leadership Program (9th grade) for providing such a beautiful location to study ocean life!
Mount Madonna School is continuing the tradition started in 2013, of presenting awards to students in middle and high school whose achievement in one of the areas of our school's "Three Pillars" - Academic Excellence, Creative Self-Expression and Positive Character Development - was outstanding. These three areas are equally important to success at Mount Madonna School - and, indeed, in the world.
The students who received these awards are the following:
Positive Character Development
ServiceSpace.com, 6/1/2015, "Cultivating Compassion Quotient at Mount Madonna," by Audrey Lin.
On Saturday, May 30, forty educators from various walks of life and corners of northern California — rom classroom teachers to Peace Corps volunteers to researchers, college professors, social entrepreneurs, grassroots giftivists and storytellers — gathered atop the sanctuary of Mount Madonna School.
Santa Cruz Sentinel: All-SCCAL Boys Volleyball: Mount Madonna’s Pedro Aguirre named co-MVP; Buzzini, Mitchell, and Smith Named to 'First Team'
Santa Cruz Sentinel, 6/3/2015, "All-SCCAL Boys Volleyball: Aptos’ Kolby Losik, Mount Madonna’s Pedro Aguirre named co-MVPs," by Julie Jag. Photos by Shmuel Thaler. Read more
Mount Madonna School (MMS) is pleased to announce Cassidy Caborn and Renata Massion as the 2015 senior class Co-Salutatorians. The students earned this distinction 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.
Mount Madonna School (MMS) is pleased to announce Lexi Julien as the 2015 senior class Valedictorian. Julien earned this distinction through hard work and focused effort, edging out her peers at the small Central Coast school known for strong academics, environmental education, performing arts and a competitive volleyball program. The 2015 high school graduation ceremony will commence at 9:30am on Thursday, June 11 at the school’s upper campus.
Junior's Poem Wins First Prize in County Competition; Eight MMS Students to Have Works Published in Anthology
For the second time in as many years, Mount Madonna School (MMS) student’ junior Julia Gratton has wowed the judges and received first prize in the 22nd annual Santa Cruz County High School Poetry Competition. Gratton’s poem To the Janitor took top honors, while another of her works, 793 Cranes, received an Honorable Mention.
Awaking.org, 5/9/2015, "Call with Ward Mailliard, Values Educator: Nurturing Values-Based Learning Journeys for Tomorrow's Citizens." Listen to the podcast or read the call transcripts
March was Women’s History Month and the 12th graders taking the American Women’s History elective course with teacher Tiffany Wayne chose to commemorate by launching a campus education campaign highlighting historical and current gender equality issues.
India West, 5/15/2015, "Mount Madonna's Ramayana! Returns to San Jose in June." Read more