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Students participate in the Student vs. Staff Basketball Game! Some students share their creations in Knitting ELT. AVID Students and Staff enjoy fun and games at an AVID Mentor-Mentee event! Governor McAuliffe and Students gather for a picture. Governor McAuliffe speaks to Twain students, staff, and others.


Twain's Summer Bookmobile!

Are you ready to Book Your Summer?! Twain Middle School is! For the first time ever, Twain will have a Bookmobile driving throughout the community to check out books to students over the summer!

Fairfax County students will be able to check out books, return books, and participate in the FCPS Book Your Summer Reading Program to win fabulous prizes! There may also be special Twain guests with the Bookmobile to answer questions about Twain!

The Bookmobile will run from Monday, July 11th through Thursday, August 11th and will stop at the following locations:

  • Lee District Recreation center
  • Kingstown South and Kingstown North pools
  • Highland Park Swim and Tennis Club
  • Virginia Hills Swim Club
  • Rose Hill Elementary school parking lot
  • Clermont Elementary school parking lot
  • Cameron Elementary school parking lot
  • Mt. Eagle Elementary school parking lot
  • Kingstown shopping plaza near the movie theatre
  • Bush Hill Elementary school parking lot
  • Franconia Elementary school parking lot

The Bookmobile will be active Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 4:15. To check on the exact location of the book mobile, you can follow us on Twitter for a live map @TwainBookMobile

To learn more about the Book Your Summer Reading Program, visit:

For questions about the Bookmobile, contact Emily Godfrey at or follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TwainBookMobile

Rising 9th Graders

EDISON SPORTS: 8th graders interested in trying out for sports at Edison next year:  The first step toward eligibility to participate is to complete a sports physical on the VHSL physical form

All Edison Rising 9th graders interested in playing sports, also complete this form.

Electives Brochure

Do you have a rising 7th grader or a transferring student coming to Twain next year?  Please take a moment to view our Electives video at and peruse the Electives Brochure to help your child prepare for choosing their classes.  The brochure includes contact information for the Electives teachers in case you have any questions.


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

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.

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!

Jump Start 2016

Jump Start Activities will be a blend of team building, working on lockers, scavenger hunts, learning about the school, recreation sports, and other activities. Students who participate in the Jump start program will attend during the days and times listed below.  Students will be provided a small snack midway through the day. Transportation will be provided for the students with a schedule of the stops being emailed closer to the start date. Click here to download the registration form.

  • Monday August 22nd          9 am – 1 pm
  • Tuesday August 23rd           9 am – 1 pm
  • Wednesday August 24th   9 am – 1 pm  

Summer Assignments 2016-17

Rising 7th Grade Summer Reading Assignment
Rising 8th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

Not sure what book to choose? Start here: or here:

Rising Math 7 Summer Assignment
Rising Math 7 Honors Summer Assignment
Rising Algebra Summer Assignment
Rising Math 8 Summer Assignment

Would you like help with your Math and/or Reading assignment? Attend either of the help sessions below:

When: Thursday, August 18th & Thursday, August 25th, from 5-8pm
Where: Mark Twain Middle School

No sign-up necessary, and you may attend only for as long as you need.

2016-17 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.

2015-16 Supply List

After School Program Survey

Please take a moment to complete this short survey.



Check out Twain's Literary Magazine!

The MTMS Literary Magazine is full of fantastic and thoughtful work by Twain's very own students (and staff!) It includes poems, photography, short stories, artwork, reviews, nonfiction writing, and more! Click here to check it out (You will need to be logged into your FCPS Google Account to view it.)

Interested in submitting your own work to the magazine? Send it to Ms. Thompson ( or stop by her room (200) for a pass to attend her Tuesday ELT.

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Watch the Morning Announcements

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Wellness Information

June 2016 Energy Zone Newsletter
Junio 2016 '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.