MTMS Course Guide (pdf) 2014-2015 School Year
The following forms must be completed and turned in before students receive their schedule & locker.
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Summer Reading Assignments
You will choose a book from the attached list. Not sure what to read?? To see super awesome descriptions and booktalks of the books, check out this link!
*Students taking AAP English next year should not choose any of the following books from the list: Red Scarf Girl, Tom Sawyer, Night, Touching Spirit Bear, and Out of the Dust.* You may choose either a fiction or nonfiction book.The book cannot be a graphic novel, and it cannot have been turned into a movie, television show, or video game. You will also complete these two assignments. These assignments are due the first day of school. If you have any questions about this assignment, feel free to contact Sarah Thompson.
Students will be reading a non-fiction book of their choosing for this assignment. They may choose any book that is labeled as non-fiction, including, biography, autobiography, self-help, and non-fiction graphic novels. Students must also complete the attached assignment and turn it in to their English teacher on the first day of school. Books must be of a level and length that is appropriate for 8th grade.
Options for finding a book:
You do not have to purchase a book. You can borrow a book through Fairfax County Public Libraries.
If you are having trouble choosing a book, please refer to the Fairfax County website for recommended books or the Fairfax Reads website: This assignment may be hand written or typed.
Summer Math Assignments
This assignment must be completed by ALL Twain students who are enrolled in Math 7 for the 2014-2015 school year.
This assignment must be completed by ALL Twain students who are enrolled in Math 7 Honors for the 2014-2015 school year.
Rising Algebra or Algebra Honors Summer Assignment (7th and 8th grade)
This assignment must be completed by ALL Twain students who are enrolled in Algebra or Algebra Honors for the 2014-2015 school year.
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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
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 www.boxtops4education.com.
Campbell’s Labels for Education
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 www.labelsforeducation.com.
My Coke Rewards
My Coke Rewards - Open a My Coke Rewards account at www.mycokerewards.com, 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.