Last Day of Late Buses
The last day of late buses at Mark Twain Middle School will be on Thursday May 26th. Although certain programs will still take place after school, any student that needs to stay must make their own arrangements for transportation.
Hayfield Rising 9th Graders
Hayfield Secondary School will hold the “Rising 9th Grade Activities Fair” at Hayfield in our field house on June 7th, 2016 from 2:00-2:45pm. This is a great opportunity for students to see what sports, clubs, and activities are available as they enter our great high school.
If you have any questions, please contact Chris Dux, Assistant Director of Student Activities at Hayfield at email@example.com or 703-924-7570.
Rising 9th Graders interested in Edison Sports
8th graders interested in trying out for sports at Edison next year: The first step toward eligibility to participate is to complete a sports physical on the VHSL physical form. The Edison High School Athletic Training Department is offering sports physicals at Edison High School on May 11, 2016. The cost of the physicals is $40 when you register online.
You can register by following this Physical Sign Up link to select your desired time slot.
All Edison Rising 9th graders interested in playing sports, also complete this form.
SOL Testing Schedule
The Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) testing window will begin at Twain on Tuesday May 17th. 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.
The following schedule is the SOL testing calendar for Mark Twain Middle School:
- Tuesday May 17th – Reading 8
- Wednesday May 18th – Reading 7
- Thursday May 19th – Science 8
- Friday May 20th – Math 7 Honors
- Monday May 23rd – Geometry and Algebra Honors
- Tuesday May 24th – Algebra and Math 8
- Wednesday May 25th – Math 7
- Thursday May 26th - Civics
When: July 5th – August 4th 8 am – 4 pm
Click here for more information.
Fundraisers & PTA Spirit Days
Last two restaurant/events of the year!
Ledo's Spirit Days
Join us at restaurant nights at Ledo Pizza in Kingstowne on Tuesday and Wednesday nights May 24-25 from 5 p.m. to close. Ledo will very generously donate 20% of their earnings from all customers who dine at Ledo's! Prefer to take out? No problem! Just mention Twain at pick up and we’ll get 20% of that, too. Ledo offers pizzas, salads and a variety of Italian specialties. Check out their menu at: http://ledopizza.com/menu/ See you there!
Flight Trampoline Night
End the year with some fun with your Twain friends at Flight Trampoline Park on Wednesday, June 22 from 6-9 p.m. Celebrate the night before the last day of school! Flight will donate 30% of your jump ticket cost to Twain PTA. Be sure to:
- complete the online waiver ahead of time (https://flightspringfield.pfestore.com/waiver/)
- bring the Twain Flight flyer (click here to download flyer)!
For more information about the Trampoline Park, see this website: http://flighttrampolinepark.com/springfield
Do you have a rising 7th grader or a transferring student coming to Twain next year? Please take a moment to view our Electives video at https://youtu.be/DX7IbO5diKs and peruse the Electives Brochure to help your child prepare for choosing their classes. The brochure includes contact information for the Electives teachers in case you have any questions.
Twain is applying, in partnership with Edison High School, to become an IBMYP school. Check out this brochure for more information on this exciting process!
Follow the MTMS Drama Department!
New Practice App
The Daily Practice for the New SAT mobile app is now available in the iTunes store, GooglePlay, and an Amazon for free. With it, students will receive an official sample SAT question daily and get immediate feedback and answer explanations. Students can also scan their completed SAT practice test answer sheets and get their scores in seconds.
Order Yearbooks for $35!
Get your yearbooks, for $35! They are sold on a first-come,first-serve basis. For more information, click here.
To order your yearbook, go to: www.yearbookordercenter.com Our school code is #8606,
Please turn in cash/check to Carolina Soto.
SIS Parent Accounts
Letters with activation codes for SIS parent account activation will be mailed on August 17th for the Edison pyramid.
View the links below for information about parent account registration and navigation:
SIS Parent Account Registration
SIS Parent Account Navigation
For questions regarding SIS parent account, please contact Student Services during office hours.
PTA Membership Form (PDF)
Emergency Care Form– Bring in with you a pre-printed emergency care form. Please be sure that all information has been updated with the most current information on your student. All students are required to turn in an updated, preprinted emergency care form at Tiger Fest. It is important that we ensure that all emergency information is correct and updated at the beginning of each school year.
Directions for Downloading your Emergency Care Form
- Access the weCare@School web site - you will need to have an active FCPS 24/7 Blackboard Parent View Account. Additional information to assist you can be found here. http://www.fcps.edu/is/instructionaltechnology/247help/parents.shtml
- weCare@School General Information: http://www.fcps.edu/news/wecare.shtml
- Directions for using weCare@School: http://www.fcps.edu/is/instructionaltechnology/247help/documents/weCare@school.pdf
Health Form: http://www.fcps.edu/it/forms/se71.pdf
If you are having difficulty in accessing or downloading these forms, please contact the school or come by Mark Twain during office hours for assistance.
Pay for school meals online using My School Bucks!
Beginning in September 2015, Mark Twain Middle School will begin at 7:30 a.m. and dismiss at 2:15 p.m.
After School Program Survey
Please take a moment to complete this short survey.
Check out Twain's Literary Magazine!
The MTMS Literary Magazine is full of fantastic and thoughtful work by Twain's very own students (and staff!) It includes poems, photography, short stories, artwork, reviews, nonfiction writing, and more! Click here to check it out (You will need to be logged into your FCPS Google Account to view it.)
Interested in submitting your own work to the magazine? Send it to Ms. Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or stop by her room (200) for a pass to attend her Tuesday ELT.
Follow Us on Twitter
Watch the Morning Announcements
Have any announcements? Click here to submit it!
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.