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.
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?”
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.
On a trail below the highway bridge connecting Pescadero State Beach to the nearby marsh, students huddle together and listen quietly to a story about the lives of the Ohlone people – early inhabitants of the area. While people frequently learn history through museum visits and reading, this group of Mount Madonna School (MMS) third and fourth graders was in nature’s classroom, spending two days along the north coast learning about marine science, coastal ecology, and local history.
Mount Madonna School teachers Lisa Catterall and Hamsa Heinrich smiled and looked on as about 30 students frolicked together at the shoreline, enjoying a break after a morning of kayaking together at Elkhorn Slough.
“My favorite moment was at lunch when we played at sinking down to our knees in the wet sand, and discovered all kinds of interesting life in the mud-flats,” said twelfth grader Aimee Hopkins. “We even found a red ghost shrimp.”
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
Three highly-qualified new teachers, Parunee Kaosayapandhu, Oscar Perez and Sandy Shaw, have joined the faculty at Mount Madonna School (MMS).
Communication of Change in Transportation:
If you are changing your child’s transportation arrangements, please call our school office the day of the change and inform the receptionist or you can email . They, in turn, with notify the teacher and write a note for the bus monitor, so all are aware of the change.