MTMS Course Guide (pdf) 2014-2015 School Year
MTMS Spring 2014 SOL Schedule -updated 3/20/2014 (pdf)
Our school offices will be closed over Spring Break (April 14-18).
8th GRADE DANCE: Attention all 8th graders and parents and guardians. The 8th grade dance is coming, Friday May 9th from 6:30- 9:00 pm. All 8th grade students will be able to vote on their theme during lunch Tuesday - Thursday April 8-10. Make it your dance let us know your theme. PARENT VOLUNTEERS: We are also in need of parents and guardians to serve on the planning committee as well as provide refreshments, door prizes, and volunteer the day and evening of the dance. If interested please contact dance chairs; Michele Weinstein Bessenger and Kathy Nieves at MLBESSENGER7@VERIZON.NET or firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media Trends and Internet Safety: A Dialogue - It’s hard to keep up with the latest trends in adolescent social media and internet use. Communication and sharing is key. Please join us for Parent Information Night #3 on Monday April 28th, 2014 at 6:00pm in the library. Student Services and Officer Hairston will begin with presentations, and then we invite you to join in the conversation.
Order your Mark Twain Middle School Yearbook NOW for $35! Yearbooks are sold on a first come first served basis we only have 200 books left! Once they are gone they are gone, and no more will be available. You can order online, bring cash or a check made out to Mark Twain MS. There will be no yearbooks available for purchase in June. To order your yearbook, go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and use the school code #8606 as your Order Number (new sale). This will guarantee you will have your own personal yearbook at the end of the school year. More information.
Personal Electronic Device Information 2013-2014
If you are interesting in bringing a personally owned electronic device to school for educational use please review this packet (pdf) and follow the procedures.
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Students of the Month
Diana Aguilar Castaneda
VOTE FOR “NEXT”: Congratulations to Erin NewRingeisen, Katie Manzo, and Vandana Subramanian for being selected as one of the 5 finalists in the 2014 Kavli Video Contest through the U.S. Science and Engineering Festival. The challenge was to create a 90 second video that examines the science fiction behind a current book or movie—and how today’s scientists are working on projects that could make this fiction a reality. They chose to examine the genetic engineering behind the book “Next”. If their group is awarded a cash award, the proceeds will go to Mark Twain! While the science content will determine the main awards, there are other awards that will be given for number of views and “likes” on Facebook. Views and likes must occur before next Friday to count. Here’s the link to their entry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLYGk5QkalU
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Turn Your Trash into Ca$h 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.