Hawk News

Wildlife Photography in the Wetlands

Thursday, Nov. 14th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Presentation — Wildlife Photography in the Wetlands. Local wildlife photographers Denise Murphy and Efren Adalem will give a slide show of their stunning photographs while they talk about their many adventures and the process of…

‘Blue Collar’ Economics: Students Rate Top-Three Finishes in Virtual Stock Market

Tesla Motors, Activision and Boeing were among the high-performing company stocks traded by Mount Madonna School (MMS) students engaged in a Virtual Stock Market competition during the last school year. When the contest ended students Joseph Frediani (’13), Willy Bryan (’13) and Daniel Clifton (now a senior), finished in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place among the 400 California high school students who participated!

Drive for Schools Fundraiser!

Thank you!

THANK YOU to everyone who chose to support your school through the Drive for Schools fundraiser. It is an important one in that it allows all of us to reach outside our own pocketbooks to friends, relatives, neighbors, and business associates. Along this line, thank you to Jessica Cambell for setting up the ticket sales opportunity at Deluxe Foods in Aptos.

Drive for Schools raised $13,755 for our annual and capital funds, which, unfortunately, was quite a bit short of the $20,000 goal. We will need to make up this shortfall in our other fundraising efforts this year.

On the Road to Kindness – A Fall Welcome to Our Families from Supriya

Reentry to school or work after vacation often brings new vision and fresh perspective. The down time of summer revitalizes adults and children alike. Greeting the youngsters on Day One is one of my favorite moments of the school year. Students return with taller bodies, longer or shorter hair, huge smiles (sometimes with new front teeth) and jump off the bus looking for faces both familiar and new at the bus stop.

Offshore and Underwater Learning: Marine Science at Catalina Island

The ninth grade class recently returned from a Learning Journey they call “Flow with Water” or Yeyeco Ica Atl in the language of the Pimungan people, the first human occupants of California’s Santa Catalina Island. The class went to Catalina Island off the coast of Long Beach and joined the Catalina Environmental Leadership Program (CELP) for a week of outdoor field studies, leadership challenges, and personal growth.