MMS Faculty Member Seeks Support for Cancer Treatment Research

Before she was teaching middle and high school science at Mount Madonna School, Lisa Catterall worked in cancer treatment research. The company folded in the 1990s after the treatment it focused on stopped working for patients. A few weeks ago, Catterall had an epiphany while watching a student experiment with iron filings in the chemistry lab and realized why the treatment stopped working.

Third Grader Competes in Regional Climbing Competition

Mount Madonna School third grader Ben Pearson competed in the Northern California regional Sport Climbing Series (SCS) climbing competition in Fremont on May 11. He was competing against boys between the ages of 8 and 11 in the Youth-D category.

He finished 7th in the qualifying climbs in the morning and moved on to the afternoon finals. He finished 8th in the finals. Over the whole season he ranked 6th in the region and 30th in the nation in the USA Climbing scoring.

Condor Protection and Avoiding the ‘Plasticene Era’: Legislator Meets with Fifth Grade Students

It is not uncommon for state legislators to receive hundreds – if not thousands – of letters from their constituents, all of which are usually acknowledged via a formal response drafted by the recipient or a designated staff member. Sometimes, however, a more personal acknowledgement is called for.

Don’t Miss the Vendors and Organizations at the 2013 Summit for the Planet!

In addition to the enjoying the morning walk-a-thon with friends and family, attendees of the Summit for the Planet celebration will not want to miss the engaging array of eco-conscious vendors and organizations at the event. Below is some information about event participants.

Thank you to sponsors SunRidge Farms and the Michael Lee Educational Foundation who helped make this event possible (but will not be hosting event booths).

SunRidge Farms

‘Fun-raising’ and Family Fun at Summit for the Planet

Whether you come to walk in support of your favorite local 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 – including ice cream from Santa Cruz’s Penny Ice Creamery!