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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.


TIGER NIGHT: November 21st from 6:30 - 8:30 at MTMS.

  • Tiger Night is a FUN student-only social event
  • Includes a DJ, dancing, Minute to Win It, wii games, basketball tournament, snacks for sale and even a "Selfie Spot"
  • Tickets are only $3 when purchased in advance (on sale during lunches Nov. 17-21) or $5 at the door.  Buy early and save!
  • Volunteers and donations are needed. To see how you can help, please visit:

Questions? Contact Tiger Night Chairs: Tina Schulz, Kristyna Meyer or Debbie Halla

CAREER DAY VOLUNTEERS: Mark Twain’s Student Service Team will be hosting an annual Career Day on Monday, November 24, 2014. We are seeking parents who would be interested in participating in showcasing their profession for our future workforce leaders.  The purpose of the event is to encourage students to begin to think about their futures, to make connections to the world of work and how it is linked to their academics, to expose students to careers, and to prepare students to be college and career ready. If you’re interested in being a guest presenter, please send your contact information (first and last name, email address, cell phone number, child’s name, and your job title/profession) to Zakiyya Brodie’s email address at or by phone at (703) 313-3741.


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


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Student Shout Outs

PTA REFLECTIONS WINNERS: Congratulations to the following MTMS students for being selected as the winners in the 2014 PTA Reflections competition.  Their work will represent Twain and now be submitted to Fairfax County for judging.  

* Outstanding Interpretation in Literature: Marcella Villagomez (7th grade)
* Outstanding Interpretation in Photography: Jillian Brooks - "Acceptance" (8th grade)
* Outstanding Interpretation in Music Composition: Nicole Askenazy (8th grade)
Congratulations to the following students for their participation in the program this year:
* Participation in Literature: Jessica Lee (7th grade)
* Participation in Photography: Jillian Brooks - "Contemplate" (8th grade)
Great job by everyone and we look forward to hearing the results of the Fairfax County judging!

Students of the Month

Ali Ali
Alexander Fleittes
Aber Gadelrab
Michael Galdamez-Reyes
Mason Gower-Fici
Jacqueline Leon Angel
Ryan Merritt
Verak Nheuk
Olivia Nelson
Angelou Papa
Ana Rojas
Emily Rosales
Andrea Solorzano-Escobar
Bekalu Tamagne
Jeffrey Tang
William Wolfe
Lauren Wattendorf
Trinity Williams



Music Announcements

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  Where do the princesses disappear to every night?  And why can’t Empie get to the Merchandise?  It’s right there!  Don’t miss Mark Twain Middle School’s fall production of Twelve Dancing Princesses adapted by Richaed Hellesen and A Simple Task by Alan Haehnel on December 12th (7:30 pm) and 13th (2:00 and 7:30 pm).  Tickets are just $5 and will be sold at lunches Dec 9th – 12th and at the door.  The fall production is an Advanced Drama class project and all proceeds will go to help fund their trip to New York in June. 

Join us Tuesday, December 16, at the Kingstowne Chipotle from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  Tell the cashier you’re with Twain Drama and 50% of your order will be donated to the Drama Department! (this applies to both dine in, carryout, and web orders as long as you tell the cashier to apply it to Twain!)   Contact Ms. Lebowitz at for more information.

Wellness Information

November Energy Zone Newsletter
Noviembre '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.