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Santa Cruz Sentinel, 12/12/12, "Mt. Madonna wins CCS scholastic title." Read more: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/aptos/ci_22174071/mount-madonna-girls-v...
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS): Fifth Grade's Owl Project Wins National Attention
caisca.org, December 2012, "Mount Madonna School: Fifth Grade's Owl Project Wins National Attention." Read more: http://www.caisca.org/page/22499_Mount_Madonna_School.asp
Mount Madonna School’s girls varsity volleyball team has received the Central Coast Section (CCS) highest academic honor by the CIF: “2012-13 Fall Season Scholastic Championship Team Award.”
Gazing out from the stage in the school’s Assembly Room, thirteen second grade students stand together and collectively ask questions and share statistics with the assembled audience: “Don’t all people deserve enough food to be able to live with health and happiness?”
A humorous and poignant tale of growing up, Mount Madonna School’s upcoming production of Alice in Wonderland, Jr. is a good fit for middle school-age performers; and a show that somehow combines the iconic styles of Monty Python, Saturday Night Live and Walt Disney.
The Mount Madonna School (MMS) Model United Nations (MUN) Club participated in its first meet of the 2012-2013 school year November 9-11 at Stanford University. The current student group is the largest and most participatory delegation MMS has had yet, with fifteen high school students, anchored by senior club mentor Kavi Duvvoori.
“This was my fifth and final year in MUN,” notes Duvvoori. “I co-founded the club when I was in eighth grade with my friend Zach. I have managed it since then, with some parent support. I have represented all manner of countries and characters, with specialization in dictators and genocidal regimes, and was able to bring this trend to its culmination this year.
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Animal Planet's Dave Salmoni, Exotic Animals Wow Students at Mount Madonna School
Santa Cruz Sentinel, 11/14/2012, "Animal Planet's Dave Salmoni, exotic animals wow students at Mount Madonna School," by Stephen Baxter. Photos by Kevin Johnson. Read more (and view a video clip from the presentation) at: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/education/ci_21991023/exotic-animals-wo...
On a recent foggy morning, in a forest clearing near Mount Madonna School (MMS), 35 high school students dressed in military-style fatigues, or even shorts, t-shirts and jeans, huddle in two opposing, waist-deep, muddy trenches. Nearby, other students peer watchfully from behind boulders and trees, scanning the surrounding terrain. Students can be overheard discussing in low voices, attack and defensive strategies, all the while listening for the signal to commence ‘battle’.
Several Mount Madonna School 11th and 12th grade students spent Monday's ‘election eve’ engaging with supporters of incumbent Congressman Sam Farr (D, Monterey) at an event at the Monterey Cookhouse. The students were invited to attend as Farr’s special guests, and were accompanied by MMS high school social studies teacher Ward Mailliard, Farr has represented the 20th Congressional District in Congress since 1993, and was reelected by a huge margin on Tuesday.