Creative Arts

Honoring Día de Los Muertos: School Community Invited to Contribute to Altar

¡Saludos Mount Madonna School Community! In preparation for the upcoming Día de Los Muertos (or “Day of the Dead”), I wanted to reach out to inform you of the anticipated festivities, and to invite your contributions. Though it is my first year…

Self-Expression, Connection, Transcendence: Music Teacher Holly Ota

Holly Ota is the new Mount Madonna School (MMS) performing arts music director and middle and high school music teacher. Holly has been educating Santa Cruz County music students since 1991. She holds a M.M. in piano performance and pedagogy from Northwestern…

Homecoming Week Events: October 19-27

With the addition of the first prom in May 2022, Mount Madonna School (MMS) students enjoyed a tradition that has long been part of the high school experience for many young people.  Next, the Student Government Association (SGA) worked together to add…

Self-Expression, Connection, Transcendence: Music Teacher Holly Ota

Holly Ota is the new Mount Madonna School (MMS) performing arts music director and middle and high school music teacher. Holly has been educating Santa Cruz County music students since 1991. She holds a M.M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern…

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Mount Madonna School Makes AP Honor Roll

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 10/6/2023, “Mount Madonna School makes AP Honor Roll,” story and photo by Aric Sleeper. The Mount Madonna School in Watsonville announced that it recently made the top-tier of the Advanced Placement School Honor Roll, which is a distinction recognized…

Mount Madonna Named to Top Tier of Advanced Placement Honor Roll

The College Board has announced that Mount Madonna School (MMS) has been named to the Advanced Placement Program (AP) School Honor Roll, earning the top-tier Platinum distinction. The AP School Honor Roll recognizes schools whose AP programs are delivering results for students…

Morgan Hill Life, Community Voices by Beatrice Miller, Grade 12

Morgan Hill Life, 10/4/23 issue, Community Voices, “Students respect the significance of International Peace Day,” by Beatrice Miller, grade 12 Read Beatrice Miller’s reflection on the publication website Or, read the full version below: By Beatrice Miller, grade 12 What is peace?…

Connections and Collaboration: 2023-24 Student Government Representative

Recently, Mount Madonna School (MMS) middle and high school students elected peer representatives to the Student Government Association (SGA). Senior Sophia Manzur, who served as an eleventh grade representative, will serve as student body president. The elected class representatives are: Beatrice Miller…