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Quick 5 Podcast: 12th Grade Learning Journey to India (Part 1)

Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce, Quick 5 Podcast, 2/14/2023. New episode of Quick 5 released 2/28/2023! On this episode of Quick 5 Chamber CEO Nick Gaich and Quick 5 Producer Kylie McLaughlin sat down with Mount Madonna School’s upper school Director Shannon…

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Trek to India, A Learning Journey

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 2/27/2023, “A Learning Journey,” photo and story by Shmuel Thaler. Eleventh graders at Purkal Youth Development Society (PYDS) have courtside seats as Mount Madonna School senior Sky Weir challenges an attack at the net from one of the society’s…

Technology, Engineering and Art (TEA): Students Create Clay Lamps and Learn About Power Generation

Over the past few weeks, Mount Madonna School (MMS) eighth grade students have been working in their Technology, Engineering and Art (TEA) class to create clay lamps, that, when finished, will be wired and functionable. Teachers Angela Willetts and John Welch have…

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, “The Excavators on the Playground,” by Lisa Catterall

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, February 2023. “The Excavators on the Playground,” by Lisa Catterall. I spent three years involved in writing and defending the California Preschool Foundations. State-sponsored preschool is a marvelous concept, and there were hundreds of well-intentioned people who…

Watsonville Patch.com: Watsonville Star Student Is Student Government President

Watsonville Patch.com, 1/30/2023, “Watsonville Star Student Is Student Government President,” by Bea Karnes. WATSONVILLE, CA — Star Students are found in classrooms, on concert and theater stages and at debate lecterns, and out in the community doing good things to make life…