The MTMS After School Program will be cancelled Friday May 22nd due to the 3 day weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we look forward to having one last great week of the program culminating with the AVID dance on Thursday May 28th.
Beginning in September 2015, Mark Twain Middle School will begin at 7:30 a.m. and dismiss at 2:15 p.m.
The spring Standards of Learning (SOL) testing window will begin at Twain on Tuesday May 19th. During the testing window, please assist the school in minimizing absences and tardies on scheduled testing days to allow all students to have maximum and optimal testing opportunities. Thank you for your assistance. The following schedule is the SOL testing calendar for Twain:
Tuesday May 26th – Geometry SOL and Algebra Honors SOL
Wednesday May 27th – Math 7 SOL and Science 8 SOL
Thursday May 28th – Math 7 Honors SOL and Civics SOL
**Note: 7th grade students do not take an SOL in science or history
End Of Year Awards Ceremony Speakers
Does your student want the chance to inspire their friends and tell the whole school what they think? The they should write a speech and audition to be the speaker at the end of the year awards ceremony! One 7th grader and one 8th grader will be chosen to speak. Auditions will be during ELT on June 2 and 3 so students have plenty of time to prepare but should start now. Why wait?! The awards ceremony is Thursday, June 18. All students interested in auditioning will need to sign up with Ms. Lebowitz by Wednesday, May 27 (speeches don’t need to be ready until the audition date). Want more information? A one page information sheet from can be found here or can be picked up from Ms. Lebowitz or any English teacher. Email Ms. Lebowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for an audition or if you have any questions.
8TH GRADE DANCE
8th graders! Celebrate the end of your middle school years in style at the fabulous 8th grade Masquerade Ball on Friday, June 12th. Tickets will be sold during lunches June 8-12, and are $10. The earlier you buy tickets, the more raffle tickets you'll get for prizes at the dance. Come see the cafeteria transformed into a Masquerade Ballroom, dance to DJ Jammin' Jeff, enjoy delicious food, and hit the photo booth and selfie spot. Any questions? Contact Karen Vaught email@example.com or Linda Pinkney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
What is your middle school child doing this summer? Like you, we believe your child is a very important person and deserves a summer experience that is safe and full of fitness, friends, fun and enrichment. FCPS and Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5 week camp for rising 7th and 8th graders in the Sandburg, Whitman, Twain, Key Hayfield and South County area. The camp is free and limited bus transportation is available. Campers will have a great time playing sports, games, doing arts and crafts and exploring concepts in science and technology. Field trips to local water parks and amusement parks also give campers exciting experiences to look forward to with their new camp friends. The staff is led by your local After-School Specialists and trained DNCS staff.
Dates: June 29, 2015-July 30, 2015 (campers are encouraged to attend all 5 weeks)
Location: Carl Sandburg Middle School
Registration Begins: Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Sign up by picking up a packet from Twain's After-School Program Specialist, Mr. Amato, or by visiting this link on April 21st.
Watch the Morning Announcements
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Student Shout Outs
SOL MEGA REVIEW WINNERS: Congratulations to Trinity Williams, Sherif Ezzat, and Fernando Villagomez for winning the 2015 SOL mega review. They competed against 4 classes on subjects including Civics, Math, Science, and Reading and came out on top. Well done!
Music and Drama Announcements
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.
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.