On a trail below the highway bridge connecting Pescadero State Beach to the nearby marsh, students huddle together and listen quietly to a story about the lives of the Ohlone people – early inhabitants of the area. While people frequently learn history through museum visits and reading, this group of Mount Madonna School (MMS) third and fourth graders was in nature’s classroom, spending two days along the north coast learning about marine science, coastal ecology, and local history.
Fox News, 9/29/2012, “Students Help Researchers with Crab Count.” Watch the video clip. http://youtu.be/ByVIixaI3oc
CIF / Central Coast Section: Pursuing Victory with Honor
Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship
The shuttle Endeavour, on its way to its new home at a Los Angeles science museum, flew over the Monterey Bay atop a 747 jumbo jet in the morning on Friday, September 21. MMS students came out of their classrooms to catch a glimpse of the shuttle, which was carried at very low-altitude. In fact, students on campus on the mountain actually looked down on the shuttle as it passed along the fog layer over the bay.
TV Asia, June 10, 2012, View TV Asia’s coverage of 34th annual Ramayana!: http://youtu.be/Un-SsflrF18
MercuryNews.com and Santa Cruz Sentinel, 6/2/2012, “Mount Madonna students reflect on visit to nation’s capital,” story by Bonnie Horgos and photos by James Tensuan. Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_20768466/mount-madonna-students-reflect-visit-nations-capital
Once again, the Creative Writing Reading was a great success, thanks to the fantastic work of our wonderfully talented high school students and also the dedication of many parents and staff.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO:
We hope you are planning to attend our elementary students’ Cultural Awareness Performance on March 30. The performance is the culmination of months of academic and enriching study about the island nation of Japan. In recent weeks students, preschool through fifth grade, have created beautiful and vibrant works in different mediums and styles, including Japanese-inspired ceramics, fans, Kabuki stage set pieces, paintings and silhouettes. Many of these works will be on display, and guests will have the opportunity to purchase them, with proceeds being donated to the Japan Society.
Congratulations to Mount Madonna School alumni parent Amy Colton (Aaron, ’08 and Lindsey, ’11), recently named by Good Times magazine as one of six local change-makers!
“Right up front it was easy to see that Amy Colton was an unlikely champion to take on Sacramento and our broken health system to fight for an important cause having to do with women’s health,” comments Ward ‘SN’ Mailliard, Mount Madonna School Values in World Thought teacher and a longtime friend of Colton’s. “She did not like public speaking, or have any experience with politics, However the cause of making sure doctors who reviewed mammograms notified women that they have an additional risk factor for breast cancer was just too important for her to ignore. It was personal. Amy, a breast cancer survivor, became aware that her late diagnosis was due to the difficulty in spotting cancer in women who have dense breast tissue. Nobody seemed to care. The industry did not want to respond, so Amy, with no political experience, decided to get this issue noticed.”