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Engineering Club Students Build Underwater ROVs for Ocean Experiments

What does it take to design and build a submersible, water-tight instrument to explore the oceans? Last week, with their school trip to Catalina Island just 10 days away, Mount Madonna School (MMS) high school Engineering Club students gave up lunch periods,…

Honoring the Past, Looking to the Future: Progressive Pedagogy in Preschool by Jasmine Star Horan

By Jasmine Star Horan  As we enter into this new school year, the preschool at Mount Madonna School (MMS) is in a unique position of honoring its rich history and opening to a future of creativity and innovation. The MMS preschool and…

Morgan Hill Life: Mount Madonna Students Receive President’s Environmental Youth Award

Morgan Hill Life, 8/25/21 issue, “Mount Madonna Student’s Receive President’s Environmental Youth Award.” The United States Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the 2019-20 fifth grade class at Mount Madonna School with the President’s Environmental Youth Award for working to resolve threats faced…

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Name Dropping: Mount Madonna Students Earn EPA Award

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 8/15/2021, Name Dropping: “Mount Madonna Students Earn EPA Award.” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the fifth grade class from the 2019-20 school year at Mount Madonna School with the President’s Environmental Youth Award for working to resolve threats…

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, Teacher’s Desk: Back In-Person by Lisa Catterall

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, Teacher’s Desk, “Back In-Person” by Lisa Catterall There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about. – Margaret Wheatley This summer, I’ve been teaching in a program where I feel compelled…

Students Receive President’s Environmental Youth Award for Shark Conservation Project

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the 2019-20 fifth grade class at Mount Madonna School (MMS) with the President’s Environmental Youth Award for working to resolve threats faced by great white sharks. These annual awards are presented to exceptional…