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Three Mount Madonna School students, all dancers with Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre (SCBT), recently participated in the Regional Dance America (RDA) Pacific Region Festival of Dance in Phoenix, Arizona. The students, fifth grader Milana Beck, sixth grader Riley Butler, and eighth grader Amelia Busenhart, represented SCBT at this showcase event, and Busenhart, a member of SCBT’s senior company, performed in a company ensemble at the festival.
On Friday, June 14th, the Junior class from Mount Madonna School will depart for a Learning Journey to South Africa. While there we will speak with top world thinkers such as Desmond Tutu, visit a number of schools, and engage in community service. We are also bringing goods to donate to Philani Child Health and Nutrition Project and to Botshabelo Children’s AIDS Project.
My name is Aimee Hopkins, and I am a senior at Mount Madonna School. I am working to raise money for a school in Africa, named Creative Minds International Academy, for my Capstone Project this year. The school is in Jos, a very poor part of Nigeria. The founder and principal of CMIA, Emmanuel Ivorgba, has incorporated Values-based education in his school to teach universal human values, such as compassion and kindness, to his students. He has also worked to stop the practice of violent consequences traditionally practiced in most schools as punishment for unsatisfactory student behavior. Mr. Ivorgba also works to end tensions between Muslims and Christians.
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Please join us:
May 19, 2013, from 10:00am - 3:00pm at the Mello Center for the Performing Arts in Watsonville for the first ever TEDxYouth@Watsonville Conference.
Tickets go on sale on Thursday, April 25.
For more information, visit http://tedxyouthwatsonville.org/.
MMS' junior class is selling "Sawubona Ngikhona" t-shirts to raise money for the organizations it will visit and take donations to in South Africa. These shirts featuring an African lion, were designed by Preethi Balagani and Sophie Kamkar. Order yours today! T-shirts are available in the School Office.
Summer internship/volunteer program for 25 students, 12 yrs. - 17 yrs old. Includes workshops, field trips and internships at local non-profits in Santa Cruz County, beginning second week of June - July. The sites include: Science Workshop, Bike Shack, Youth N.O.W, Second Harvest, SPCA Summer Camp, Jacob’s Heart and Watsonville Volunteer Center.
Daniel Fried will attend our Capstone Project Assembly on Tuesday, May 14th and give us more information after the Capstone presentations.
Honoring the Life and Works of Baba Hari Dass in His 90th Year.
Mount Madonna School will present a 35-year photographic retrospective on Saturday, May 25, at 2:00 - 3:30 pm at Mount Madonna Center.
Mount Madonna School alumni, students, friends and family are invited to be a part of this special celebration through singing the songs "Candy Man" and "We are the Monkeys."
May 25, 2013
Laughing with His Holiness:
A Passage through India
An Evening to Benefit Schools in India
May 31, 2013
7 - 9 pm
A Passage through India - as told through photographs by Santa Cruz photographer, Shmuel Thaler, videographer Devin Kumar and Mount Madonna School seniors, from their recent travels in Northern India and their visit with His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama.
May 31, 2013