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The community has fun together at this annual Twain event. Some 8th grade students visited the United States Botanic Garden in DC before visiting the United States Capitol. Go team Hay and team Jones!! Students practice yoga in ELT. These two AVID students are enjoying time spent with their mentor.


Twain Calendar of Events 2013-2014 (pdf)

MTMS Course Guide (pdf) 2014-2015 School Year

MTMS Spring 2014 SOL Schedule -updated 3/20/2014 (pdf)

Our school offices will be closed over Spring Break (April 14-18).

8th GRADE DANCE:  Attention all 8th graders and parents and guardians.  The 8th grade dance is coming, Friday May 9th from 6:30- 9:00 pm.  All 8th grade students will be able to vote on their theme during lunch Tuesday - Thursday April 8-10.  Make it your dance let us know your theme. PARENT VOLUNTEERS: We are also in need of parents and guardians to serve on the planning committee as well as provide refreshments, door prizes, and volunteer the day and evening of the dance. If interested please contact dance chairs; Michele Weinstein Bessenger and Kathy Nieves at MLBESSENGER7@VERIZON.NET or

Social Media Trends and Internet Safety: A Dialogue - It’s hard to keep up with the latest trends in adolescent social media and internet use. Communication and sharing is key. Please join us for Parent Information Night #3 on Monday April 28th, 2014 at 6:00pm in the library. Student Services and Officer Hairston will begin with presentations, and then we invite you to join in the conversation.


Order your Mark Twain Middle School Yearbook NOW for $35! Yearbooks are sold on a first come first served basis we only have 200 books left! Once they are gone they are gone, and no more will be available. You can order online, bring cash or a check made out to Mark Twain MS. There will be no yearbooks available for purchase in June. To order your yearbook, go to and use the school code #8606 as your Order Number (new sale).  This will guarantee you will have your own personal yearbook at the end of the school year.  More information.

Personal Electronic Device Information 2013-2014

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.




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Students of the Month

September 2013

Yaba Ahounou
Sebastian Aragon
Micah Badie
Jorge Barahona
Dagnachew Bizuwerk
Deborah Chavez
Musu Coly
Jeniece Cox
Shannon Flack
Victoria Foley
Jeremiah Joseph Fox
Jasmin Gonzalez
Hussain Hassan
Quinn Jackson
Thanachit Krongsathan
Jurnee Lewis
Shruthi Muralidran
Dang Nguyen
Maria Paz
Brenden Powers
Briseida Romero
Cameron Thornton
Francisco Villagomez
Tanijah Williams

October 2013

Diana Aguilar Castaneda
Emma Askren
Javier Ayala
Tanzanea Christian
Sebastian Crapa
Abby Harris
Anna Hiltajczuk
Kedus Kinfe
Michael Krause
Victoria Marin
James Macfarlane
Rosy Moreno
Derek Payne
Rinasia Terry
Khoa Tran
Lauren Wattendorf
Holy Westbrook
Benjamin Zendejas Lopez


November 2013

Orlando Amaya
Ameera Ali
Rana Bakhsh
Selam Berhane
William Briffa
Cielo Del Valle
Alejandro Flores-Castro
Deisy Flores Romero
Justin Freeman
Jonathan Gonzalez Velasquez
Sonia Guevara-Garcia
Zane Hasnain
Bonnie Mai
Jonathan Martinez
Melissa Mjelde
Paul Moloney
Chad Montoya
Erin NewRingeisen
Juviny Pereira
Waraporn Phromchuen
Kimberly Williams


Student Shout-Outs

VOTE FOR “NEXT”: Congratulations to Erin NewRingeisen, Katie Manzo, and Vandana Subramanian for being selected as one of the 5 finalists in the 2014 Kavli Video Contest through the U.S. Science and Engineering Festival.  The challenge was to create a 90 second video that examines the science fiction behind a current book or movie—and how today’s scientists are working on projects that could make this fiction a reality.  They chose to examine the genetic engineering behind the book “Next”.  If their group is awarded a cash award, the proceeds will go to Mark Twain!  While the science content will determine the main awards, there are other awards that will be given for number of views and “likes” on Facebook. Views and likes must occur before next Friday to count.  Here’s the link to their entry:

Music Announcements

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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 Ca$h 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.