Sitting near containers filled with assorted plastic K’Nex and Lego Mindstorm pieces, two seventh grade girls laugh as they put the finishing touches on their robot creation, and joke about what to name it. Nearby, other students concentrate on working with the program software and syncing it to correctly control their robot.
In the News
Santa Cruz Sentinel, 1/20/2012, “Mount Madonna fifth graders give a hoot about bird on state’s concerned list,” by Joel Hersch. Read more: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_19777552?IADID=Search-www.santacruzsentinel.com-www.santacruzsentinel.com
What: Presentation and DVD screening on the Western Burrowing Owl, subject of Mount Madonna School’s 5th Grade Class current environmental project.
When: Wednesday, January 18, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Reservation requested; contact Kathy Fieberling at (831) 345-1226 or
Santa Cruz Sentinel, 12/25/2011, Education Digest, “Dolls and scones mark the holidays” and “Students rally to help needy.” Read more: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_19617236?IADID=Search-www.santacruzsentinel.com-www.santacruzsentinel.com
Mount Madonna preschool student Kinsey Don Carlos was recently featured in “Companion,” the Santa Cruz SPCA’s winter 2011 newsletter, for her efforts to help local shelter animals.
Santa Cruz Sentinel, 11/24/11, “Mount Madonna students focus on return of owl at slough near Watsonville,” by Joel Hersch. Photos by Sri Gyan James McCaughan. Read more: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_19401291?IADID=Search-www.santacruzsentinel.com-www.santacruzsentinel.com
KSBW TV8, 11/22/2011, “Watsonville Students Rebuild Burrowing Owls’ Habitat,” by Michelle Imperato. Watch the video: http://www.ksbw.com/video/29837804/detail.html
Mount Madonna School’s Model United Nations (MUN) Club participated in its first meet of the 2011-2012 school year on November 5-6 at Stanford University. Student participants in the meet were: Alyssa Feskanin, Lena Wiley, Pedro Aguirre, Renata Massion and Tobin Mitchell, 9th grade; Preethi Balagani, 10th grade; Amber Zeise and Kavi Duvvoori, 11th grade; Lulu Morell-Haltom and Quincy Mitchell, 12th grade.
Gazing out from the stage in the school’s Assembly Room, fifteen second grade students stood and collectively asked the assembled audience some objective questions: “What if you only had one meal a day, could you be happy? Could you concentrate in school? Probably not,” they answered. “Your stomach would ache, your head would hurt and your heart would be broken.”
Santa cruz Sentinel, 10/30/2011, Education Digest, “Students study at the beach.” Read more: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_19226601?IADID=Search-www.santacruzsentinel.com-www.santacruzsentinel.com