Hawk Life

Students Bond Over Whale Project, Marine Studies and Reducing Plastic Debris

With a distinct body shape, large pectoral fins and knobby head, humpbacks whales have long captured people’s imagination and interest. Intelligent and vocal, each humpback population communicates in its own dialect, and males sing songs that can last for 20 minutes and…

Register-Pajaronian: Mount Madonna School Presents “Lion King Jr.”

Register-Pajaronian, 12/9/2017, “Mount Madonna School presents “Lion King, Jr.” “For our production, students are taking on the challenge of personalizing their roles and investing deeply into the world of the characters,” said director Sampad Kachuck. “Whether singing, dancing or simply ‘living’ on…

gmh Today: Relationships – Opening the Door to Transformational Learning

gmh Today, November-December 2017, pages 102-103, “Relationships – Opening the Door to Transformational Learning,” by Ward “SN” Mailliard. Photos by Shmuel Thaler. I am often asked, “How do you manage to engage the prominent leaders that the students interview?” and “How do…

Boys Cross Country Team Scores CCS Top Academic Honor

The Mount Madonna School (MMS) boys varsity cross country team has received the Central Coast Section (CCS) highest academic honor by the California Interscholastic Federation: “2017-18 Fall Season Scholastic Championship Team Award.” “As a teacher and a coach, I believe academics is…

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Mount Madonna Girls Volleyball Flying Blind Into NorCAl D-V Championship vs. San Marin

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 11/24/2017, “Mount Madonna girls volleyball flying blind into NorCal D-V championship vs. San Marin,” by Julie Jag. Photos by Shmuel Thaler. When the girls volleyball season extends past Thanksgiving — an experience only 26 teams across the state will…

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Mount Madonna Setter Thrown for a Curve by Scoliosis Will Guide Team Through NorCal D-V Volleyball Playoffs

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 11/20/2017, “Mount Madonna setter thrown for a curve by scoliosis will guide team through NorCal D-V volleyball playoffs,” by Julie Jag. Photo by Lucjan Szewczyk. WATSONVILLE >> Mount Madonna School’s path to the final stages of the Northern California…