Elementary

Deserts and Forests: Third Grade Students Construct Biome Models

Recently, Mount Madonna School (MMS) third grade students learned about ecology by building their own biome dioramas.  The project included a unit study on the world’s six different biome regions: tundra, coniferous, deciduous, tropical rainforest, grasslands and deserts. Students learned how to…

Student Government Association To Host First Friday Market on February 3

FIRST FRIDAY MARKET | February 3, 3:30-5:30pm, Assembly Room, upper campus, Mount Madonna School The Student Government Association (SGA) will host its second public market featuring an array of vendors with artisan goods, including small farms, baked items and jams, jewelry, art,…

Protecting Pelicans: Fifth Grade’s Environmental Project

Each year, the Mount Madonna School (MMS) fifth grade class engages in a year-long, cross-curricular study focused on an environmental topic selected by the students. For 2022-23, students voted to focus on pelicans to raise public awareness and reduce the existential threats…

Invasive Species, Saving Redwoods and Forestry Management: Students Visit County Park

While Mount Madonna School (MMS) school buses pass through Mount Madonna County Park each weekday morning and afternoon, on a recent day, MMS third through fifth grade students rode the school bus to – not through – the park, for an opportunity…

Expressing Gratitude: Hawks’ Homecoming Week

November 3, 2022: The Mount Madonna School’ (MMS) Homecoming Week festivities were a great success enjoyed by the whole school community. Following are two expressions of gratitude from MMS community members. Acknowledgement and Appreciation By Student Government Association President Zoey Ocampo-Sobkoviak, grade…

Where Food Comes From: Students Visit Live Earth Farm

This week, Mount Madonna School (MMS) kindergarten, second and twelfth grade students visited Live Earth Farm in Watsonville, providing an opportunity for peer-to-peer mentoring, farm learning and for the youngest students, and increased opportunity of where food comes from.  “Our year- long study…