Service Learning

Building Community: 2021-22 Student Government Representatives

The democratic process was this month, as Mount Madonna School (MMS) middle and high school students elected peer representatives to the Student Government Association (SGA). Ballots were shared as Google Forms, and students had from 8:00am to 3:30pm on October 8 to…

Environmental Protection Agency Honors Students’ Shark Conservation Efforts

Environmental Protection Agency Honors Students’ Shark Conservation Efforts

On October 5, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 honored Mount Madonna School our students – national President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) winners – for their “Save Our Sharks” project they completed in 2019-20 as fifth graders. The EPA Region 9…

Endangered Blue Whales

Morgan Hill Life, Community Voices: Mt. Madonna Students’ Project Aims to Save Endangered Blue Whales

Morgan Hill Life, May 15, 2021, “Community Voices by four children: Mt. Madonna students’ project aims to save endangered blue whales,” by Mount Madonna School fifth graders Deja Orozco, Minami Wu, Rory Kayne and Sera Krawetz. Majestic blue whales are found throughout…

Fifth Graders Enlist Congressman’s Support in Creating a National Blue Whale Day

While a firsthand sighting of a blue whale along California’s coast has so far eluded Mount Madonna School (MMS) fifth grade students; this hasn’t diminished their passion for wanting to raise awareness about protecting these ocean giants from environmental and human-caused threats…

Mary Supriya McDonald

Integrity, Leadership and Day-to-Day Kindness: Supriya McDonald

Mary Supriya McDonald, teacher and head of school, joined Mount Madonna School in 1987 and is retiring at the end of the current school year. Alumna Haley Campbell (’02) spoke with McDonald in December 2019, and shares this revealing profile. It was…

Enough to Eat: Students Study History, Food Insecurity and Visit Local Food Bank

We know that a peaceful world cannot long exist, one-third rich and two-thirds hungry. – Jimmy Carter, 39th United States president In their world history class, Mount Madonna School (MMS) seventh grade students recently learned about medieval Europe and the social structure of…