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Colorful, Growing Science: Third Grade Crystal Trees

Colorful and oh, so delicate, Mount Madonna School third graders really enjoyed a recent hands-on chemistry lesson, that engaged them in growing miniature “crystal trees” on their classroom tabletops.
 
“They are so fragile,” commented third grade teacher Hamsa Heinrich, “in addition to an engaging science experiment, it's also a lesson in the temporary nature of all things!”
 

Morgan Hill Times Student Spotlight: Lily Petersen

Morgan Hill Times, 3/14/2014, "Student of the Week: Lily Petersen."

Lily Petersen, a 10th grader from Morgan Hill at Mount Madonna School, is this week's student of the week.

Banana Slugs and Rubber Boas: First Graders Share Native Animal Research

Banana slugs, opossums, rubber boas, skunks and coyotes are some of the animals that Mount Madonna School (MMS) first graders can tell you a lot about, following several weeks of semi-independent research and presentations to their classmates.  

Return to School

Date: 
Jan 05, 2015

First Day of School for New Preschool Students

Date: 
Sep 08, 2014

Challenges, Growth and Opportunity: Nigerian Educator Visits MMS

Dr. Emmanuel Ivorgba, founder of the Creative Minds International Academy in Jos, Nigeria, recently visited Mount Madonna School (MMS) and spoke with 11th and 12th grade students. Ivorgba was in California being honored by the Dalai Lama with an Unsung Heroes of Compassion award.

First Day of School Except for New Preschool Students

Date: 
Sep 02, 2014

Morgan Hill Times Student Spotlight: Martin Wenzel

Morgan Hill Times, 2/20/2014, "Student of the Week: Martin Wenzel." 

What inspires you?

I am inspired by my teachers on a day-to-day basis. Teachers at Mount Madonna School are creative, unique and often extraordinary in their accomplishments. They show me all the ways one can make a difference in the world and each one of them has had a significant impact on the lives of those around them.

Favorite subject in school:

CPR and First Aid Certification for MS Students; Parents, Faculty and Staff Also Invited

All Middle School students will soon have the opportunity to become CPR and First Aid certified! 

Training and certification will take place over two Tuesday mornings at the MMS Upper Campus: March 11 and 18, from 9:00-11:30am.

All middle school students will participate as part of their Outdoor Adventure and Life Skills class. This training and certification is also open to current MMS parents, faculty and staff for a discounted rate of $30 per person.

Date: 
Mar 18, 2014

CPR and First Aid Certification for MS Students; Parents, Faculty and Staff Also Invited

All Middle School students will soon have the opportunity to become CPR and First Aid certified! 

Training and certification will take place over two Tuesday mornings at the MMS Upper Campus: March 11 and 18, from 9:00-11:30am.

All middle school students will participate as part of their Outdoor Adventure and Life Skills class. This training and certification is also open to current MMS parents, faculty and staff for a discounted rate of $30 per person.

Any adults wishing to partcipate need to contact faculty member Matt Meachen by March 7 at matt.meachen@mountmadonna.org

Date: 
Mar 11, 2014