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Growing Up in Santa Cruz, “The Excavators on the Playground,” by Lisa Catterall

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, February 2023. “The Excavators on the Playground,” by Lisa Catterall. I spent three years involved in writing and defending the California Preschool Foundations. State-sponsored preschool is a marvelous concept, and there were hundreds of well-intentioned people who…

Middle School Athletic News: Mount Madonna’s Inaugural Lacrosse Team

Middle School Lacrosse, 2/2/2023: This school year, Mount Madonna School (MMS) expanded its athletic program with its first-ever middle school lacrosse team! Middle School Athletic Director Nick Cabassa said offering lacrosse was an experiment to see if there was enough interest –…

Watsonville Patch.com: Watsonville Star Student Is Student Government President

Watsonville Patch.com, 1/30/2023, “Watsonville Star Student Is Student Government President,” by Bea Karnes. WATSONVILLE, CA — Star Students are found in classrooms, on concert and theater stages and at debate lecterns, and out in the community doing good things to make life…

Deserts and Forests: Third Grade Students Construct Biome Models

Recently, Mount Madonna School (MMS) third grade students learned about ecology by building their own biome dioramas.  The project included a unit study on the world’s six different biome regions: tundra, coniferous, deciduous, tropical rainforest, grasslands and deserts. Students learned how to…

Mount Madonna to Host Regional Model United Nations Conference for Youth on February 11

On February 11, 2023, Mount Madonna School (MMS) will host a Model United Nations (Model UN or MUN) conference. Titled Climate Justice for All: Addressing Inequality, this conference will focus on issues related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly…