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Growing Up in Santa Cruz: Calling All Ideas, Waste-Free 2020 by Lisa Catterall

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, Green Living, “Calling All Ideas: Waste-Free 2020,” by Lisa Catterall. Periodically our faculty comes together to review our school’s mission statement and our three pillars of Academic Excellence, Positive Character Development, and Creative Self Expression. Often during…

Creativity, Physics and Function: Eighth Graders’ “Newton Vehicles”

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, Sir Isaac Newton’s third law of motion formalized in his 1687 tome Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy), has intrigued scientists and curious students ever since – and was the inspiration…

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Opinion: “Waste-free Holiday Celebrations”

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 12/16/2019, Opinon, “Waste-free Holiday Celebrations,” by Lisa Catterall. Periodically our faculty comes together to review our school’s mission statement and our three pillars of Academic Excellence, Positive Character Development, and Creative Self Expression. Often during our discussions, the idea…

Second Grade STEAM: Students Design Geometric Puzzles and Share with Pre/K Buddies

Geometry in second grade? It’s never too early to introduce age-appropriate lessons in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM), and Mount Madonna School (MMS) second graders recently worked on a project linking geometry with art to create their own individual colorful…

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Name Dropping: Students Assist with Cleanup of Cowell Beach

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 12/9/2019, ” Students assist with cleanup of Cowell Beach.” Fifth-grade students and ninth-grade students at Mount Madonna School participated in a cleanup of Cowell Beach on Friday. The fifth graders are studying great white sharks as their in-depth class…

Watsonville Patch: 5th Graders Are Marine Scientists For A Day At Santa Cruz Wharf

Watsonville Patch, 12/9/2019, “5th Graders Are Marine Scientists For A Day At Santa Cruz Wharf,” by Courtney Teague. SANTA CRUZ, CA — For fifth graders of Watsonville’s Mount Madonna School, class was in session at the wharf Friday. Students learned about the…