Buy Your MTMS Yearbook for $25!
Yearbooks are now first come first serve and CASH only! Only a few yearbooks left!
Parents: Please complete this survey about the After School Program: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Z8N3HPW
MTMS Main Office Summer Hours
Mark Twain Middle School will begin summer hours on June 24th and will continue with the summer schedule through August 20th. The office will be open from 9am – 2pm during this time period.
Rising 7th Grade Summer Reading Assignment
All 7th grade students are asked to choose a book from the attached list. This is a list compiled by Fairfax County Public Schools and modified by the faculty at Mark Twain Middle School. Students taking AAP English next year should choose books from the list in italics. You will also complete the following two assignments. These assignments are due the first day of school. Be sure to also bring a copy of the book the first two weeks of school. This assignment is due for ALL Mark Twain Middle School rising 7th grade students on the first day of school, September 3rd, 2013. If you have any questions about this assignment, please contact English 7 Department Chair Lee Conger at email@example.com.
Rising 8th Grade Summer Reading Assignment
All 8th grade students are asked to read a non-fiction book of their choosing.
Students may check out a book from the Fairfax County library or buy a copy of one.
Students are also asked to complete a packet of questions about their book. They must complete all three assignments in the packet.
This assignment is due the first day of school to your student’s English teacher.
If you have any questions about this assignment, please contact English 8 Department Chair Dana Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rising 9th Grade Edison Summer English Reading: The Assignment (all ninth graders)
The assignment is, simply, to read the text. In past years, students have been asked to arrive at school with a project or document already in-hand. This year, English 9 teachers intend for the reading to be assessed within the first two to three weeks of the semester. All ninth-grade students will take a formal assessment on the reading in their English classes, so it is important that students review their summer reading before returning to school.
Rising 9th Grade Summer English Reading: Honors Extension (Fillable pdf Form)
In addition to reading The Hunger Games, all students enrolled in an Honors English 9 section will need to read the play Antigone by Sophocles. Students in Honors 9 are expected to come to school on the first day with their Double Entry Journal assignment completed. See the link for detailed assignment directions. These may be typed or handwritten and will be graded by the student’s English 9 teacher and accompanied by a class discussion on the reading. Students who do not have English first semester may turn this assignment into Mrs. Heslink during the first week of school for safe keeping.
Personal Electronic Device Information
If you are interesting in bringing a personally owned electronic device to school for educational use please review this packet (pdf) and follow the procedures.
The Mark Twain PTA has launched a new monthly fundraising program that provides restaurant quality foods for your family at a value while returning a percentage of the purchase price to our school. Each month an order sheet will be available online. You’ll find many of the items on the order sheet are products you use on a daily basis. In addition, there will always be something new to keep your breakfast, lunch or dinner “menus” interesting! We are partnering with Springfield Estates Elementary School for this fundraiser because the more we order, the higher the profit we can earn. If you’re interested in ordering, you can go to www.marketday.com. Enter school code 16604 (it will read Springfield Estates). Check out the fundraising page to see more!
Watch the Morning Announcements
Have an annoucements? Click here to submit it!
Students of the Month
FIELD DAY 2013 SUCCESS!!! The weather held off, over 450 students and adults were fed, and all students and staff had a great time at Field Day. A huge THANK YOU to all 8th grade parent volunteers for their hard work at Field Day yesterday! Everyone did a tremendous job and the day not have taken place without each and everyone of you!!! THANK YOU AGAIN!!! We want you all to come back next year to volunteer
POTOMAC VALLEY TRACK CLUB RESULTS: Congratulations to all the Twain students who competed at the PVTC track and field meet this past Sunday! Twain had several runners in the mile led by Caleb Yonas who ran in the fastest section and placed third overall in 5:03! Also running personal best times were Joseph McAlister (6:02), Andy Rodgers (6:03) and Steven Kirby (6:26). Great job, guys!
Other results: 100 meters, Lexie; 400 meters: Danielle Newsome 1:18; high jump Miranda Grier-Spratley, 4’10”; 200 meters, Melvin Coughenour. The highlight of the meet was the first section of the 4 x 100 relay featuring the Osbourn Park ladies, #2 at last week’s State Championships in 47.21 versus several men’s teams including one consisting of former Redskins player and now their track club coach, Ricky Ervins, and the valiant run by the Mark Twain/Edison team of Wilfredo Zelaya, Jhonie Geffa, Harsh Gupta and Hunter Vaught.
The last event of the PVTC meet was, of course, the 4 x 400 and the Twain soon to be Edison team of Melvin Coughenour (:59), Andy Rodgers (1:10), Joseph McAlister (1:13) and Caleb Yonas (:58) won their age group in 4:21!
Remaining meets at Edison: June 30, July 20, August 10 and the Potomac Valley Games August 31 - September 1. Go to http://www.pvtc.org/ for more information and meet results.
Check back later for more annoucements.