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AVID students visit JMU. Some students visit the ABC 7 News station in Arlington. Staff pull off a victory over the students, 20-12! Twain's spring production. Students create paintings of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.


Support Local at Upcoming Book Fair

Support the Edison Library buy purchasing books at Barnes and Noble! See students perform, enjoy an Edison Eagle hot cocoa, and take advantage of gift wrapping.

When: Thursday, Dec. 3rd 2015, from 5-8pm

Where: Barnes and Noble, Springfield

Click here for more information.

Friday After-School Cancelled

The After-School program is cancelled Friday 11/20 because of the need to set up for Tiger Night that evening.


Tiger Night IS COMING this FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20th from 6:30 - 8:30 at Mark Twain Middle School.

Tiger Night is a student-only (but chaperoned) event that includes a DJ, dancing, Improv Station, karaoke, Minute to Win It, wii games, basketball tournament, snacks for sale and even a "Selfie Spot"

STUDENTS: Buy your tickets in advance for $3 during lunch.  Tickets will be $5 at the door.
PARENTS and STAFF: Click here to see how you can help out on Tiger NIght!

Questions? Contact Tiger Night Chairs:

Debbie Halla 

or Kim Wilson

Spring Musical Announced!

Have you heard the news?  This April the MTMS Drama Department will present Seussical, The Musical as its Spring production!  Performances are April 15th at 7:00, April 16th at 2:00 and 7:00, and April 17th at 2:00. 

Auditions are tentatively scheduled for February 8th and 10th and are open to all Twain students.  Audition packets will be available in December here and in the Drama Room.  The script will also be available to read here (please note, the script will only be able to be read online and will not be printable.)  Questions?  Email Ms. Lebowitz at

Mark Twain’s Birthday Celebration

A fun annual tradition at Twain is to celebrate the birthday of the man our school is named after.  Each year we celebrate Mark Twain’s birthday by providing cupcakes for every student and staff member.  This year, our celebration will be held on Thursday, December 3rd.  Students and staff members always enjoy this celebration!

We need lots of parent help to make this celebration a success, with just under 1,000 students at Twain, we’re going to need a lot of cupcakes!  Parents can help by sending in cupcakes (homemade or store bought) and parent help will also be needed to pass out cupcakes at lunch.  Donations of nut free, dairy free and gluten free cupcakes are always appreciated for our students with food allergies (please mark if donating special cupcakes).  To sign up to help, please visit:


Twain is applying, in partnership with Edison High School, to become an IBMYP school.  Check out this brochure for more information on this exciting process!

Drama Updates

Follow the MTMS Drama Department!

Twitter: @TwainTheatre
Instagram: @TwainTheatre

Career Day

The Mark Twain MS Student Service Team will be hosting an annual Career Day on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 from 7:30 am to 10:30 am. We are seeking presenters/community members who would be interested in participating in showcasing their profession for our future workforce leaders.   The purpose of the event is to encourage students to begin thinking about their futures, to make connections to the world of work, and how it is linked to their academics.  If you would be interested in volunteering to showcase your career path please email me at or you can reach her by phone at (703) 313-374.

New Practice App 

The Daily Practice for the New SAT mobile app is now available in the iTunes store, GooglePlay, and an Amazon for free.  With it, students will receive an official sample SAT question daily and get immediate feedback and answer explanations.  Students can also scan their completed SAT practice test answer sheets and get their scores in seconds.

Order Yearbooks for $30!

Get your yearbooks now, for $30! For more information, click here.

To order your yearbook, go to: Our school code is #8606,

Please turn in cash/check to Carolina Soto or Matt Kestyn.

SIS Parent Accounts

Letters with activation codes for SIS parent account activation will be mailed on August 17th for the Edison pyramid.
View the links below for information about parent account registration and navigation:
                SIS Parent Account Registration
                SIS Parent Account Navigation

For questions regarding SIS parent account, please contact Student Services during office hours.

Back-to-School forms

PTA Membership Form (PDF)

Emergency Care Form– Bring in with you a pre-printed emergency care form.  Please be sure that all information has been updated with the most current information on your student.  All students are required to turn in an updated, preprinted emergency care form at Tiger Fest. It is important that we ensure that all emergency information is correct and updated at the beginning of each school year.

Directions for Downloading your Emergency Care Form

SR&R Handbook

SR & R Parent/Guardian Signature Contract (PDF)
After-School Program Registration Form (PDF)

If you are having difficulty in accessing or downloading these forms, please contact the school or come by Mark Twain during office hours for assistance.

Pay for school meals online using My School Bucks!

2015-16 Supply List

2015-2016 MTMS Course Guide

Beginning in September 2015, Mark Twain Middle School will begin at 7:30 a.m. and dismiss at 2:15 p.m.

Summer Assignments

Rising 9th Grade Summer Reading Assignment-Edison HS

Rising 8th Grade Summer Reading Assignment-Twain MS

Rising 7th Grade Summer Reading Assignment-Twain MS (Assignment Book List)

Rising Math 7 Summer Assignment-Twain MS

Rising Math 7 Honors Summer Assignment-Twain MS

Rising Math 8 Summer Assignment-Twain MS

Rising Algebra/Algebra Honors Summer Assignment-Twain MS

After School Program Survey

Please take a moment to complete this short survey.



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Wellness Information

December 2015 Energy Zone Newsletter
Deciembre 2015 'Zona de energía Newsletter' en español

FCPS Food and Nutrition Services

HR Wellness for blackboard

Lee District Rec Center

Turn Your Trash into Cash for MTMS!!!

Before you throw it in the trash, check to see if it can be used by MTMS.  MTMS participates in several programs that use bottle tops or parts of labels as proofs of purchase.  The programs in which MTMS currently participates are:

Box Tops for Education    btfelogoforword

Box Tops for Education – clip and save Box Tops coupons and drop them in the collection box in the front office.  MTMS receives 10¢ for every Box Tops coupon submitted.  Box Tops coupons come on a variety of items you have in your classroom – Kleenex, Ziploc bags, Hefty bags and plates, Avery binders and labels.  For a list of participating products, visit


clip_LFE-Logo     Campbell’s Labels for Education   upc_example

Submit the entire UPC (must have the whole UPC similar to the one directly above in order for it to count) from participating products in the collection box in the front office.  For a list of participating products, visit

My Coke Rewards   my coke rewards 2

My Coke Rewards - Open a My Coke Rewards account at, enter codes from bottle caps or flaps from can cartons from Coke products (Coke, Diet Coke, Fresca, Fanta, Minute Maid, Sprite, Mello Yello, Nestea, Segram’s, Mr. Pibb, etc.), and transfer points to MTMS through the SCHOOLS tab to help MTMS earn merchandise through this program, or drop off bottle tops and carton flaps in the front office.