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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.

The Edison Pyramid Art Show Art Reception is Thursday April 23, 2015 from 5:30-6:30 p.m at Bush Hill Elementary School. Click here for more details.

Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support Mark Twain Drama. Just come into the Kingstowne Chipotle on Tuesday, April 28th, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Mark Twain Drama .


Get them now before prices go up… Only $35! First come first serve!  school order number is 8606 or bring in cash or check.

Calling all Twain students.  The yearbook is looking for student pictures.  Please submit any interesting pictures that you have taken throughout the year!  Cool places you have visited, or just funny pictures of you and other Twainers!  Your picture could be in the yearbook! Also, you love selfies, so submit your favorite selfie!  We will have an entire page dedicated to selfies in the yearbook! Email your selfies or pictures to

MTMS Supply List 2014-2015 (pdf)

2014–2015 PTA Membership Form


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Student Shout Outs

GO MATHCOUNTS:  The Mark Twain Middle School MathCounts team participated in the Virginia State competition in Richmond this past weekend as the representative team for the George Washington Chapter.  The team consisted of Noah Holloway, Manna Haile, Nali Huynh, and Alexander Hayden.  They competed against the top MathCounts students from all over the state of Virginia.  Noah Holloway’s individual scored placed him in the top 25% of participants at the competition, with an overall ranking of 15th place!  Great job by everyone!!

CROSS COUNTRY STARS: Twain Cross Country runners took to the track over Spring Break to work on their speed and came away with some excellent mile times. 8th grader Jack Northrup won the middle school mile at Legard Relays on Saturday, March 28 at Woodson High School.  Jack ran away from the field with a blistering kick in 5:48  on a cold and blustery day with wind chill in the 20s.  Also running very well 8th grader was Natan Addas in 6:32 for second male.  Congratulations!
On Thursday, April 2, with temperatures over 40 degrees warmer, Jack Northrup continued his winning ways with a personal best time of 5:44 at the Leslie Sherman Invitational at West Springfield High School.  7th grader Jessica Lee placed second among middle school girls in a great time of 7:04.  Way to go, Jack and Jessica!
Next middle school mile is Saturday, April 18 at the Hall of Fame Invitational at Lake Braddock Secondary School.  Please contact Berni Flynn for additional information at

Music and Drama Announcements

ALICE IN WONDERLAND:  Twain’s production of Alice in Wonderland is fast approaching. Over 60 students are involved both onstage and backstage and they would love to have your support! Tickets are just $5 and will be sold at lunches April 21-24 and at the door.  Performances are Friday April 24th at 7:30, Saturday April 25th at 2:00 and 7:30, and Sunday April 26th at 2:00.

CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER:  Please continue to support Twain’s Drama Department on Tuesday, April 28th by having dinner at Chipotle in Kingstowne between 5:00 and 8:00pm.  Let the cashier know you’re with Twain and 50% of your order will be donated back to us. This applies to both dine-in and pick-up orders, just don’t forget to tell the cashier you’re there on behalf of Twain!

MUSIC BLUE RIBBON AWARD:  Congratulations to the Twain Chorus for obtaining a Superior Overall Rating at their assessment last week.  This superior rating means that all three music groups at Twain have been rated as Superior.  This also classifies Twain as  Blue Ribbon School for Music!  Well done by all music teachers and students!!  Thanks to Mr. Helm (Band), Ms. Tolpa (Chorus), and Ms. Weiss (Orchestra) for their dedication and hard work to the music program here at Twain.

Wellness Information

April Energy Zone Newsletter
Abril '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.