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AVID students show what they have learned in AVID class. Some students visit the ABC 7 News station in Arlington. Staff pull off a victory over the students, 20-12! Students practice yoga in ELT. Students create paintings of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.



FRIDAY JANURY 30th/MONDAY FEBRUARY 2:  1/30/15 and 2/2/15 are student holidays for Fairfax County Public School students as staff members will be participating in professional development opportunities.
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 3rd:  The first day of the 3rd Quarter is Tuesday February 3rd. All students will report to their 1st Period class from the first semester.  They will receive their new class schedules during this time.  Students moving to a different class will be released after the morning announcements.


LEE HIGH SCHOOL RISING 9th GRADERS:  Do you have an 8th grade student that will be attending Lee High School next school year?  If so, you are invited to attend the Rising 9th Grade Parent/Student Night on Wednesday January 28, 2015 at 6pm in the Auditorium.  For more information about this evening, please see the attached flyer.        


All rising 7th and 8th grade students and parents to Twain are invited to attend our Transition Information Night.  This will take place on Thursday February 5th, 2015.  The following are the start times for the different presentations during the evening:
                5pm – Rising 8th Grade Orientation
                 5:45pm – IB Information Overview (Rising 7th, 8th, and 9th Grade Parents are welcome)
                 6:15pm – Rising 7th Grade Orientation (For ALL Rising 7th Grade Parents)
                 7:15pm – Overview of Rising 7th Grade Advanced Academic Program
Please see the attached flyers (both in English and Spanish) for more information.




Get them now before prices go up… Only $30! First come first serve!  school order number is 8606 or bring in cash or check

MTMS Course Guide (pdf) 2014-2015 School Year

MTMS Supply List 2014-2015 (pdf)

2014–2015 PTA Membership Form


Watch the Morning Announcements

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Student Shout Outs

WORD MASTERS SUCCESS:  Congratulations to the MTMS 7th Grade students that participated in the recent Word Masters challenge.  Twain as a school placed 8th in the nation during Round #1.  Shout out to all of the students that participated and to Ms. Bennett, their English teacher, that led them in this competition.

ELLIPTICAL EXPERIENCE:  Cross Country ELT students were visited Thursday by Jeff Caron, high school state champion, former collegiate runner at University of Maine and professional runner and now East Coast ElliptiGO rep.  Jeff spoke to the students about the progression of his running career from high school to college to the pros and spoke about the ElliptiGO – an outdoor elliptical bike and great cross-training activity for runners.  Students rode the stationary ElliptiGO indoor trainers and were able to experience “running without impact.”

Music and Drama Announcements

Have you heard?!  The MTMS Drama Department 2014-2015 spring production will be Alice in Wonderland by Anne Coulter Martens.  Auditions are February 4th and 5th and performances are April 24th, 25th, and 26th.  Everything you need to know about auditioning, rehearsing, and performing in the show can be found in the audition packet here – students can also pick up a copy of the audition packet in the Drama Room.  Give yourself time to read through all the information and make sure you complete all the necessary forms before auditions!  You can read the script here.  Due to copyright laws, the script cannot be printed and can only be read online.  Contact Ms. Lebowitz at with any questions.

Wellness Information

January Energy Zone Newsletter
Enero '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.