- About MMS
Every year I take the MMS seniors to my family’s ranch in Mendocino for the weekend.
There are several reasons why this tradition has been maintained over almost two decades of students moving through the MMS program. Originally it was a way of allowing the students to get some idea of what it meant to travel together and, as such, it provided valuable lessons in preparation for the Washington DC government interview journey that is the culmination of the “Values in World Thought” class: understanding about cooperation, seeing the need for dealing with the inevitable emotions that arise on the road, and taking time to bond as a group were all benefits of the weekend.
Dec 07, 2012 - Dec 09, 2012
HS Students Invited to Participate in Model United Nations
Planning for next year's Model United Nations started in June. Due to the various constraints of planned MMS trips, our participation in MUN will be the weekend program at Stanford, November 9th to 11th.
Nov 09, 2012 - Nov 11, 2012
This is a friendly reminder about our dress code at school. While we do not yet have school uniforms, we do require neat and modest dress for school and public events. To be very clear, the following are not appropriate for school: low cut and/or skimpy blouses and shirts, underwear showing, short skirts and dresses, short shorts, ripped or torn clothing. Shorts, dresses, skirts should be at least mid-thigh in length.
The Performing Arts Program at Mount Madonna school is a major part of our curriculum.
For the high school production to be a success, all parents and guardians are asked to participate in some way. To indicate the preferred area where you would like to support the production of Fiddler on the Roof, please fill out the survey by November 16. Go to survey (Survey Monkey)
Each area will have a coordinator who will contact parents helping in their area with the details of what is needed and scheduling. If you have any questions regarding participation, please contact Wendy or Anurag at 408-847-2717.
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?)
When driving in mountains, who has the right-of-way on narrow road ?
a. vehicle going uphill?
b. vehicle going downhill?
Answer: Vehicle traveling uphill has right-of-way. Vehicle traveling downhill backs up to let him pass...
IMPORTANT REHEARSAL DATES and PERFORMANCES FOR ALL STUDENTS:
Please attend all appropriate rehearsals and performances. Avoid excursions or appointments during rehearsal times. Please let Directors know of conflicts immediately after the start of the school year.
Communication of Change in Transportation:
If you are changing your child’s transportation arrangements, please call our school office the day of the change and inform the receptionist. They, in turn, with notify the teacher and write a note for the bus monitor, so all are aware of the change.
We're excited to announce that we now have wireless access in some locations at the Upper Campus!
We're still experimenting with how best to utilize this new tool and how to easily and reliably allow students to use their own devices to do school work while on campus. We also have a new laptop cart with 20 machines that can be used if a student doesn't have their own device they want to bring to use.
We encourage families to talk with their children if they bring any electronic devices to school about how to keep them safe and secure. We do have lockers available to all students who would like one.
Questions? Please contact Dr. Nicole Tervalon, IT Director, at nicole.tervalon_AT_mountmadonna.org or 408-847-2717 x293.
Chaperones for MMS Dances: Parents/Guardians, in addition to faculty members, are needed to chaperone Middle-High School Dances throughout the school year.
Our dances are fun for all and since most are attended by both middle and high school age-students, we ask that music, dancing and language be appropriate for all levels. Below is a list of guidelines to be followed.