Hawk Life

Building Community: 2021-22 Student Government Representatives

The democratic process was this month, as Mount Madonna School (MMS) middle and high school students elected peer representatives to the Student Government Association (SGA). Ballots were shared as Google Forms, and students had from 8:00am to 3:30pm on October 8 to…

Gather and Grow: Honoring Supriya McDonald

Supriya McDonald, a teacher, administrator and head of school at Mount Madonna School (MMS) who retired in June 2020 after more than 30 years of service, was honored in-person on October 20, for her dedication and service to the school community with…

Students Learning About Farming

Berries, Beans and Goats: Students Learning About Farming

Young students applied all of their senses – sight, sound, smell, touch and taste – this week to experiential lessons at Live Earth Farm in Watsonville. Mount Madonna School preschool and fourth grade students enthusiastically engaged with resident livestock and friendly farmers…

Environmental Protection Agency Honors Students’ Shark Conservation Efforts

Environmental Protection Agency Honors Students’ Shark Conservation Efforts

On October 5, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 honored Mount Madonna School our students – national President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) winners – for their “Save Our Sharks” project they completed in 2019-20 as fifth graders. The EPA Region 9…

T.E.A. Program for First-Twelfth Grades

Technology, Engineering and Art: Mount Madonna’s T.E.A. Program for First-Twelfth Grades

By Lisa Catterall Our schools will improve if they deliver quality arts education to all students. The students deserve nothing less. – James S. Catterall  My office just became host to a tray of smiling, blinking robotic bees happily keeping me company…

KION News Channel 5/46.com: High School Students in Santa Cruz Build Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles for Ocean Experiments

KION News Channel 5/46.com, “High school students in Santa Cruz build Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles for Ocean Experiments,” by Melody Waintal. Mount Madonna School Engineering Club students built an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to explore the ocean floors of Catalina Island….

Engineering Club Students Build Underwater ROVs for Ocean Experiments

Engineering Club Students Build Underwater ROVs for Ocean Experiments

What does it take to design and build a submersible, water-tight instrument to explore the oceans? Last week, with their school trip to Catalina Island just 10 days away, Mount Madonna School (MMS) high school Engineering Club students gave up lunch periods,…