On September 16, Mount Madonna School held its first community morning circle for kindergarten through twelfth grade students, faculty and staff. Each weekly circle will have a theme, and this week the theme was gratitude. Participants were invited to give a shout out of appreciation for anything they wanted. One person was appreciative of the first whole-school assembly after 18 months. Another person was grateful for the land on which the school exists, and especially appreciative of the morning’s fog, as it provides much-needed moisture for the redwood forest that surrounds campus.
Senior students each chose a quote and led a small-group exercise in gratitude. After discussing the quotes in small groups, seniors took turns sharing highlights from the group conversations with all who were gathered.
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Nestled among the redwoods on 375 acres, Mount Madonna School (MMS) is a diverse learing community dedicated to creative, intellectual, and ethical growth. MMS supports its students in becoming caring, self-aware, discerning and articulate individuals; and believe a fulfilling life includes personal accomplishments, meaningful relationships and service to society. The CAIS and WASC accredited program emphasizes academic excellence, creative self-expression and positive character development. Located on Summit Road between Gilroy and Watsonville. Founded in 1979.