This is the third year that Mount Madonna School parent Sumana Reddy (Kavi, 10th, Lekha, 5th) has headed MMS’ Model United Nations club. Interest in the club continues to grow, and it couldn’t happen without the strong support and coordination of a dedicated parent leader. Thank you Sumana! The club’s activities got off to a great start earlier this month with their first assembly in Santa Cruz, and several eager new student members. Here is Sumana’s update:
MMS is now a certified “Green” school. We are the first in Santa Cruz Co. to have completed this arduous process.
KSBW TV8, 10/17/2010, 6:00pm news, Mount Madonna 6th grade students prepare for videotaping a public service announcement (PSA) with a Discovery Communications film crew. Watch the broadcast at http://www.ksbw.com/video/
India Abroad, 7/2/2010, “California school showcases Ramayana, 32 years and counting,” by Shalini Kathuria Narang. Read more: http://www.indiaabroad-digital.com/indiaabroad/20100702?pg=58#pg58
Silicon India, 7/1/2010, “Ramayana Comes to U.S. at Mount Madonna School.” Read more: http://www.siliconindia.com/shownews/Ramayana_in_Mount_Madona_School-nid-69266.html
Audiences already familiar with Mount Madonna School’s unique and professional production of “Ramayana” don’t need any additional incentive to follow the show to San Jose; the music, costumes, and special effects – not to mention the 200+ young actors – keep loyal fans returning year after year.
Mount Madonna School has been a proud member of the Green Schools Program for several years. As a Green/Waste Free School, we are constantly looking for ways to reduce the amount of trash we generate as a school and instead reuse and recycle many of the items we use on campus every day. (Did you know that Santa Cruz County generates more than one million pounds of trash everyday?)
SantaCruzParent.com, 9/30/2010, “Sharing Nature with Children,” by Sarojani Rohan. Read more: http://newsletters.santacruzparent.com/Newsletters/view/September302010,111.html
Sahana Lakka (SL) is the mother of three Mount Madonna School students who have performed in the Ramayana for many years – since preschool! Sahana and her family have strong ties with India and visit their family there each year.
My American Ramayana Experience
By Jasbir Nijor
The play is about to start, and the only thing I can think about is why the costume lady tied my bells so tight. They’re cutting off the circulation in my ankles, but the feeling of pride and honor in being one of the lucky few to wear these bells outweighs the pain.