Whether you come to walk in support of your favorite nonprofit organization or for ensuing fun, the 7th annual Summit for the Planet Walk-a-thon and Earth Day Celebration offers something for all ages. The celebration will feature solar vehicle races, ‘eco-carnival’ games, live animals, community networking, ‘green’ businesses, live music, and delicious, organic foods!
By Supriya McDonald, Head of Lower School
Academic Excellence is one of the three main pillars of our School, together with Positive Character Development and Creative Self-Expression . Academic achievement is one of the five core values of an MMS education. These words are found in the mission statements of most schools, and also heard in political speeches during election season. But what does academic achievement and excellence look like at MMS? How do we demonstrate it and how do we measure it?
Dr. Yong Zhao, an internationally known scholar, author and speaker, will be the featured presenter at an upcoming public lecture in Aptos. Dr. Zhao, author of more than 100 articles and 20 books, including Catching Up or Leading the Way ; American Education in the Age of Globalization and World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students will be addressing an audience of parents, educators and others interested in the topic of education trends and innovations.
Peace activist and educator Dr. Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba, founder of the Creative Minds International Academy (CMIA) in Jos, Nigeria, will be a special guest at Mount Madonna School (MMS) on Monday, February 4.
Gazing out from the stage in the school’s Assembly Room, thirteen second grade students stand together and collectively ask questions and share statistics with the assembled audience: “Don’t all people deserve enough food to be able to live with health and happiness?”
Mount Madonna School (MMS) students Milana Beck, 5th, Riley Butler, 6th, and Amelia Busenhart, 8th, will be dancing in Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre’s (SCBT) upcoming production of the “Nutcracker,” December 14, 15, and 16 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.
Santa Cruz Sentinel, 11/14/2012, “Animal Planet’s Dave Salmoni, exotic animals wow students at Mount Madonna School,” by Stephen Baxter. Photos by Kevin Johnson. Read more (and view a video clip from the presentation) at: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/education/ci_21991023/exotic-animals-wow-students-at-mount-madonna-school
At Thursday’s SCCAL Cross Country Finals he qualified for the Central Coast Section (CCS) competition. This is a milestone for MMS: Daniel is our first athlete to compete in Cross Country at the CCS level.
The CCS championship meet will be held on Saturday November 10 at Toro Park in Salinas.
The Connection, Summer/Fall 2012 edition, an annual publication for families, friends and alumni of Mount Madonna School.
Emergency Power Announce Test:
Wed, Nov 18, the school will be testing our Power Announce system. Expect to receive a test message at your email, phone and text (if you have designated texting). There is no need to respond to the message or alert liaisons.
This is our procedure for letting everyone know when School Closure happens or emergencies. We call school for the following reasons:
- Roads are closed
- No electricity at MMS Lower Campus
- Emergency services have designated hazardous road conditions and it is deemed dangerous for students and buses to drive to MMS