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Photos of "Seussical" Characters and Performances Available for Download

The reviews are in and the audience says "two thumbs up!"
"Seussical, Jr.” was amazing from top to bottom, truffula trees to McElligot's Pool; from the colorful sets and original costumes to the wonderfully talented middle school students and dedicated performing arts team. Kudos, one and all!

Whales' Tale: Students Learn About Marine Mammals

Under a covered walkway at Mount Madonna School (MMS), boys and girls stood alongside one another, their small fingers curled around pieces of braided nylon rope. The rope was precut into specified lengths, with each piece labeled to correlate to the average size of different whale and dolphin species. The children, MMS elementary students, were participating in a simulation designed to give them a visual and physical representation of the comparative sizes of large marine mammals.

Student Spotlight: Rami Walker

-Name, age, grade, city of residence
Rami Walker, 18, senior, Watsonville
-What inspires you?
Being in nature, climbing things, and exploring. Also the type of feel good movies that make you want to live a better life.
-What is your favorite subject in school, and why?
have always been fascinated with biology.

Featured Videos: Singing Shosholoza in Tembisa and Visiting Botshabelo

See the world through our students' eyes:

Mount Madonna School  students visited the Tembisa Arts Center (TSWEPA), outside Johannesburg, South Africa on June 27, 2011, as part of the Sawubona Project. In this video, high school students from California and South Africa sing Shosholoza, a South African song of freedom. Watch on YouTube

Morgan Hill Times, Student of the Week: William Murphy

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Moral Hero Living Museum: Students Research Inspiring Individuals

"It's the little things citizens do. That's what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees." – Wangari Maathai, Kenyan educator, conservationist, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient

The Connection, 2013-14

The Connection, 2013-14, an annual publication for famiiies, friends and alumni of Mount Madonna School.

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The Gilroy Dispatch and Morgan Hill Times: Middle School Students Take On Shelter-Building Adventure

The Gilroy Dispach and Morgan Hill Times, 12/5/2014, "Middle school student take on shelter-building adventure."

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Story on Morgan Hill Times website 

The Gilroy Dispatch, Student of the Week: Sophia Saavedra

-Name, age, grade, city of residence
Sophia Saavedra, 15, junior, Gilroy
-What inspires you? 
My teachers inspire me on a daily basis because of their dedication to developing and supporting their students. I have been able to develop meaningful relationships with my teachers because of the small class sizes at my school.

Student Spotlight: Lena Wiley

-Name, age, school, grade, city of residence
Lena Wiley, 17, Mount Madonna School, senior, Watsonville
-What inspires you? 
I am inspired by how vast the world is and how much is possible for me to do and see in it. The community also inspires me, along with the great things people have created and accomplished by working together.
-What is your favorite subject in school, and why?
Womens “Herstory,” because we learn about women and the feminist movement throughout American history, and discuss prevalent current gender issues.