KSCO 1080AM, 10/11/2011, Listen to the podcast of educator Sri Gyan McCaughan’s interview on the Dr. Future program: http://www.drfutureshow.com/drfutureblog/month/october-2011
Santa Cruz Sentinel, 10/12/2011, Local Roundup: Girls Volleyball:
Mount Madonna School beat visiting Scotts Valley 25-19, 25-21, 28-26 in SCCAL play. The Hawks were highlighted by Allison Ota, who had 14 kills and 25 digs. For the Falcons, Allison Twisselman had 18 digs, Maggie Witzig had 12 digs and Emily Payne knocked out seven kills.
Santa Cruz Sentinel, 10/10/2011, Coast Lines: “Teacher to discuss ‘war against our children,’ read more: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_19079481
Prior to the arrival of the first Europeans, California’s indigenous population included more than 150 tribal groups comprised of some half a million people. This is just one historical fact Mount Madonna School (MMS) 3rd and 4th graders will learn about when they visit the California State Indian Museum this week.
Congratulations to all for your engagement in the audition process, your trusting yourself and those in the room to be positive witness to your experimentation and discovery. Casting does not denote success or failure in terms of growth and expansion. At the same time, disappointment is natural and part of life. For those experiencing sadness or frustration, hang in there; it stings now, but trust the process and yourself and find your way back to openness and opportunity.
“What does a post-consumer society look like?” asks longtime Mount Madonna School (MMS) teacher Sri Gyan James McCaughan. “As educators, we need to be having this conversation. The current cultural emphasis on endless consumption and competition for limited resources is excluding too…
Santa Cruz Sentinel, 10/2/2011, Education Digest, Read more: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_19023223?IADID=Search-www.santacruzsentinel.com-www.santacruzsentinel.com
“I left part of my heart in South Africa,” commented Mount Madonna School (MMS) senior Quincy Mitchell. “And in return it has given me a piece of its soul that I shall carry with me forever.”
Mitchell’s comment came during the September 23 Sawubona Project presentation at MMS. ‘Sawubona’, Zulu for ‘I See You’, is the name of a year-long project which culminated in a June journey to South Africa for MMS’ senior class. The project was developed as part of the “Values in World Thought” social studies course, a two-year curriculum for MMS 11th and 12th graders.
To raise funds for construction of our new multipurpose gymnasium, Mount Madonna School participated in Drive for Schools! ALL stubs, money, and unsold tickets were due back by Thursday, October 13th. The auto/cash drawing took place on Sunday, October 23rd at 1:00pm at the Capitola Auto Mall (Toyota). You do not need to be present to win. LIST OF WINNERS
THANK YOU to families and students for your support of the Drive for Schools ticket sales. We raised $8,519 for our Capital Campaign.
The 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade classes sold the most tickets and they will celebrate with pizza lunch parties!
Congratulations to our top individual fundraisers who will receive gift certificates as a thank you for their outstanding efforts:
- Alyssa Feskanin (9th gr) – 102 tickets! WOW!!!
- Noah Tervalon (4th gr) – 72 tickets!
- Isabella Cambell (1st gr) – 70 tickets!
- Savannah Cambell (3rd gr) – 61 tickets!
- Benjamin Pearson (2nd gr) – 61 tickets!
Middle school students at Mount Madonna School combined a hands-on science lesson with a chance to cool off during last week’s hot weather, by wading and swimming in the School’s lake and removing – handful by handful – the abundant elodea that thrives there. Elodea, an invasive aquatic plant often used in aquariums is damaging to the lake’s ecology when left to grow unchecked.