Values

A Collaborative Discussion: Senior Class Meets with Save Our Shores and Congressman Jimmy Panetta

Save Our Shores organized a meeting with Rep. Jimmy Panetta and Mount Madonna School‘s senior class recently. The group had a collaborative discussion about the health of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Washington’s ocean policies, and how to successfully communicate with a wide variety…

The Connection, 2017-18

The Connection, 2017-18, an annual publication for families, friends and alumni of Mount Madonna School. Click on the image to load  and view the content in a ‘page-turning’ format or download the PDF.

Broadening Our Circles: Students Attend Fundraiser for Texas Congressional Candidate

Mount Madonna School (MMS) twelfth grade students Anika Compoginis and John Dias, and alumnus Cyrus Kamkar (’18) recently attended a political fundraising event in Woodside honoring Texas Congressional candidate Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar. “I saw MJ’s campaign video – which has since…

Class of 2018: Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Seniors’ College Choices

Mount Madonna School (MMS) is pleased to announce Indigo Kelly as the 2018 Valedictorian, and Zachary Wagner as Salutatorian. These students earned this distinction through hard work and focused effort, edging out their peers at the small Central Coast school known for…

SantaCruzParent.com: We Remember, Honoring the “Greatest Generation,” A Teen’s Passion for History Connects Generations

SantaCruzParent.com, 5/24/2018, “We Remember – Honoring the ‘Greatest Generation,’ Teen Engages Veterans to Discuss War, Sacrifice and History,” by Cyrus Kamkar, grade 12.  When I read  a local teen’s essay about World War II veterans and American values, I was so impressed with the concepts and…

The Art of Asking Questions: Students Interview Former Secretary of State George Shultz

Sitting around an imposing table at the Annenberg Conference Center at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, some 30 Mount Madonna School (MMS) juniors and seniors leaned forward listening intently to the soft and yet authoritative voice of former Secretary of State George P. Shultz. The students had prepared for this interview for weeks, conducting research and discussing and formulating questions, as part of their Values in World Thought social studies curriculum. This preparation and hard work was worthwhile; as evidenced by students’ engagement with this seminal political figure, and insights drawn from the advice and experiences he shared.