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NAIS, Independent Ideas, Climbing Mountains: A School Year of Ups and Downs by Grace Timan, grade 11

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), January 2021, “Climbing Mountains: A Year of Ups and Downs,” by Grace Timan, grade 11. Editor’s note: The pandemic has forced school leaders to make tough calls about staffing, safety protocols, and how and when to…

Teachable Moments and Students’ Well-Being: Discussing the January 6 National Events

Following the unprecedented events of January 6, 2021 in our nation’s Capitol, Mount Madonna Head of School Ann Goewert shared the following message with school employees. We share it here, as it may offer perspective and support for parents and others in…

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, Teacher’s Desk: Carry Forward by Lisa Catterall

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, January 2021, Teacher’s Desk, “Carry Forward,” by Lisa Catterall. The past gets carried with us. It’s always there. – Ann Pearlman Two days ago the sky finally poured a real amount of rain on our beautiful mountaintop…

Growing Up in Santa Cruz: “Children are Parched for In-School Learning,” by Lisa Catterall

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, November 2020, Behind the Teacher’s Desk, “Children are Parched for In-School Learning,” by Lisa Catterall. I’ve learned that terror doesn’t happen because some group of people somewhere like Pakistan or Afghanistan simply decide to hate us. It…

MMS will observe eight school days of remote learning following the Thanksgiving and December-January holiday breaks

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday and December-January holiday breaks, the Mount Madonna School (MMS) community has much to be grateful for, from welcoming back all of our students to campus to our dedicated and caring faculty and staff. The holidays are traditionally…