Santa Cruz Sentinel, 10/2/2011, Education Digest, Read more: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_19023223?IADID=Search-www.santacruzsentinel.com-www.santacruzsentinel.com
“I left part of my heart in South Africa,” commented Mount Madonna School (MMS) senior Quincy Mitchell. “And in return it has given me a piece of its soul that I shall carry with me forever.”
Mitchell’s comment came during the September 23 Sawubona Project presentation at MMS. ‘Sawubona’, Zulu for ‘I See You’, is the name of a year-long project which culminated in a June journey to South Africa for MMS’ senior class. The project was developed as part of the “Values in World Thought” social studies course, a two-year curriculum for MMS 11th and 12th graders.
To raise funds for construction of our new multipurpose gymnasium, Mount Madonna School participated in Drive for Schools! ALL stubs, money, and unsold tickets were due back by Thursday, October 13th. The auto/cash drawing took place on Sunday, October 23rd at 1:00pm at the Capitola Auto Mall (Toyota). You do not need to be present to win. LIST OF WINNERS
THANK YOU to families and students for your support of the Drive for Schools ticket sales. We raised $8,519 for our Capital Campaign.
The 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade classes sold the most tickets and they will celebrate with pizza lunch parties!
Congratulations to our top individual fundraisers who will receive gift certificates as a thank you for their outstanding efforts:
- Alyssa Feskanin (9th gr) – 102 tickets! WOW!!!
- Noah Tervalon (4th gr) – 72 tickets!
- Isabella Cambell (1st gr) – 70 tickets!
- Savannah Cambell (3rd gr) – 61 tickets!
- Benjamin Pearson (2nd gr) – 61 tickets!
Middle school students at Mount Madonna School combined a hands-on science lesson with a chance to cool off during last week’s hot weather, by wading and swimming in the School’s lake and removing – handful by handful – the abundant elodea that thrives there. Elodea, an invasive aquatic plant often used in aquariums is damaging to the lake’s ecology when left to grow unchecked.
Santa Cruz Sentinel, 9/23/2011, “Local Roundup, Girls Volleyball.” Read more: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/sports/ci_18959500
Welcome to the 2011-12 academic year! School got off to an exciting start with successful middle and high school trips September 6th – 9th, which staff and students proclaimed “the best ever!”
Now that we’ve been on our “regular schedule” for a week, I’d like to tell you about what’s happening on campus this year. First of all, we are very thankful to welcome back all our faculty members from last year! We have an exceptional team of dedicated teachers.
Santa Cruz Sentinel, 9/15/2011, “Women’s Volleyball,” by Ryan Moses. Read more: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/football/ci_18899099
Santa Cruz Sentinel, 9/18/2011, “Madonna teachers earn master’s degrees,” Education Digest. Read more: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_18922156
Santa Cruz Sentinel, 9/18/2011, “Mount Madonna seniors reflect on Africa trip,” Education Digest. Read more: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_18922156
Two of Mount Madonna School’s (MMS) middle/high faculty, Amy Neff and Matthew Meachen, recently earned master’s degrees in education, a significant milestone in their personal and professional development.