Update: The Hall of Stories The sixth graders, as part of Michelle Beske’s English class, wrote their first novels. The students wrote as much as possible, every day, for 30 consecutive days (inspired by “Nanowrimo,” the national novel writing month that takes…
Sharing Their Learning: On a recent day in Mount Madonna School’s fourth grade classroom, students presented their Spanish Mission project and reports with third grade students.
Photos by Linda Pope
The Mount Madonna School (MMS) graduating class of 2013 and the current third grade class have a special story to tell together. They are the first two classes who have maintained a mentoring relationship across divisions for three consecutive years.
Mount Madonna School teachers Lisa Catterall and Hamsa Heinrich smiled and looked on as about 30 students frolicked together at the shoreline, enjoying a break after a morning of kayaking together at Elkhorn Slough.
“My favorite moment was at lunch when we played at sinking down to our knees in the wet sand, and discovered all kinds of interesting life in the mud-flats,” said twelfth grader Aimee Hopkins. “We even found a red ghost shrimp.”
With so many parents seeking out positive learning experiences for their children, teachers and administrators are often asked just what it is that sets their school apart. At Mount Madonna School (MMS), located atop a mountain overlooking the Monterey Bay, the inspiring natural environment of 355 acres of redwood forests and oak meadows is one significant and unique offering for local students and their families.