Mount Madonna School’s Model United Nations (MUN) Club participated in its first meet of the 2011-2012 school year on November 5-6 at Stanford University. Student participants in the meet were: Alyssa Feskanin, Lena Wiley, Pedro Aguirre, Renata Massion and Tobin Mitchell, 9th grade; Preethi Balagani, 10th grade; Amber Zeise and Kavi Duvvoori, 11th grade; Lulu Morell-Haltom and Quincy Mitchell, 12th grade.
Gazing out from the stage in the school’s Assembly Room, fifteen second grade students stood and collectively asked the assembled audience some objective questions: “What if you only had one meal a day, could you be happy? Could you concentrate in school? Probably not,” they answered. “Your stomach would ache, your head would hurt and your heart would be broken.”
On a typical morning at Santa Cruz’s Natural Bridges State Beach, children and adults can be seen walking, playing and exploring the shore and sand along this scenic stretch of coastline. On Saturday, October 15, some 25 visitors to the beach were Mount Madonna School (MMS) students and parents taking part in LiMPETS (Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students), an environmental monitoring and education program for students and teachers and other volunteer groups.
Santa Cruz Sentinel, 10/16/2011, Education Digest, “Young students explores ‘Edible Learning’; and “Students get hands-on history lesson.” Read more: http://www.scsextra.com/story.php?sid=109352&storySection=Letters&fromSearch=true&searchTerms=
The Performing Arts Program at Mount Madonna school is a major part of our curriculum.
For the high school production to be a success, all parents and guardians are asked to participate in some way. To indicate the preferred area where you would like to support the production of Fiddler on the Roof, please fill out the survey by November 16. Go to survey (Survey Monkey)
Each area will have a coordinator who will contact parents helping in their area with the details of what is needed and scheduling. If you have any questions regarding participation, please contact Wendy or Anurag at 408-847-2717.
Interview with Sacha Manov (‘04)
By Lara Kilpatrick (’85)
The Connection, Summer/Fall 2011 edtion, an annual publication for families, friends and alumni of Mount Madonna School.
KSCO 1080AM, 10/11/2011, Listen to the podcast of educator Sri Gyan McCaughan’s interview on the Dr. Future program: http://www.drfutureshow.com/drfutureblog/month/october-2011
“What does a post-consumer society look like?” asks longtime Mount Madonna School (MMS) teacher Sri Gyan James McCaughan. “As educators, we need to be having this conversation. The current cultural emphasis on endless consumption and competition for limited resources is excluding too…
“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.