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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.

PSAT Testing For 10th & 11th Grades

10/15/2014 at 8 am for PSAT testing  - all Juniors and Sophomores at MMS (3 hours)

Oct 15, 2014

End of Year Message from Supriya

Dear Lower School Families and Faculty,

This final week of school on campus is a time of celebration, recognition and gratitude. As I walked the Summit Trail this morning, I reflected on the growth and accomplishments of the students this year.

The Path to Equality: Students Hear Stories of Struggles and Perseverance

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.

Sophomore’s Poem Wins First Prize in County Competition

21st Annual Santa Cruz County High School Poetry Reading

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."

Read more about this by Creating Writing and English Literature teacher, Melissa Sanders-Self

May 22, 2014

Return textbooks and library books before end of school year

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: 'Ramayana!' Set for June 6-8; Celebrates 36 Years of Magic

India West, 5/7/2014, "Ramayana! Set for June 6-8; Celebrates 36 Years of Magic." Read more

The Art of Asking Questions: Students Interview Former Secretary of State George Shultz

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.