Beginning in September 2015, Mark Twain Middle School will begin at 7:30 a.m. and dismiss at 2:15 p.m.
Twain vs. Edison Basketball Game
Attention all Students and Parents! Mark Twain will be participating in the 4th annual "Twain vs. Edison" basketball game on Friday April 10th at 7pm @ Edison High School. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. All Mark Twain students should buy their ticket at lunch during the week of the game. Tickets will be sold for $5 with the proceeds going to the Mark Twain PTA. Please come out and support the Twain Staff!
Students will not have school on the following dates due to teacher professional development days and teacher work days: Monday April 6th, and Thursday April 16th.
SPRING BREAK: All Mark Twain Middle School offices will be closed during Spring Break, March 30 to April 3rd.
TWO HOUR EARLY RELEASE: Students will be dismissed from school two hours early on FRIDAY APRIL 17th. This is the last day of the 3rd Quarter. All Twain students must depart school at 12:50pm.
Get them now before prices go up… Only $35! First come first serve! www.yearbookordercenter.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Student Shout Outs
2014-2015 PTA REFLECTIONS: Congratulations to the following students who participated in this year's PTA Reflections Program! The final results are in...
Jillian Brooks - Outstanding Interpretation in Photography
Nicole Askenazy - Award of Excellence in Music Composition
Marcella Villagomez – Award of Excellence in Literature
Jessica Lee - Certificate of Participation in Literature
PAPER VASES FOR SUNRISE: Great job by Tatiana Constancia, Andrea Gallegos, and Alyssa Arao for creating tissue paper vases during Service Learning Extended Learning Time with Ms. Zeitlin. These vases were made for Sunrise Senior Living in Springfield and will be used in the bistro area for decoration. The ELT is partnered with Sunrise Senior Living.
SUPERIOR ASSESSMENTS: All of the Twain Music groups are in full swing and working hard. They are squeezing in final practices around snow days and performing at high levels at the District Assessments. District Assessments are the equivalent of the SOL Exam for music groups. Congratulations to the following groups for the fantastic assessment ratings:
Advanced Orchestra: Overall Superior Rating (Straight Superior Rating for Stage Performance)
Intermediate Orchestra: Overall Superior Rating (Two Superior Ratings for Stage Performance)
Advanced Symphonic Band: Overall Superior Rating (Straight Superior Ratings)
Intermediate Concert Band: Overall Excellent Rating (Superior Rating in Sight Reading)
Special thanks and shout outs to Ms. Weiss for leading the Orchestra groups and to Mr. Helm for leading the Band groups.
NORTHERN VIRGINIA FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME: Congratulations to William Wolfe who was inducted into the 2015 Northern Virginia Football Hall of Fame on March 8, 2015. William played with Lee Franconia on the 130LB Central team as a Center and Defensive End. His induction was based upon leadership, dedication, conduct, character, and scholastic as well as athletic achievements. William completed volunteer service through his church, DeMolay, Boy Scouts, 7th Grade Citizenship Award and Inductee of the National Junior Honor Society. Well done William!
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!
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.