Mark Twain Middle School

Grades 7-8

425 North Church Street
Silverton, OR 97381

Voice: (503) 873-5317
Fax: (503) 873-7108

Dandy Stevens, Principal

Mascot: Vikings


Viking's Track & Field


Spring is here!  See the attached Mark Twain Track & Field Schedule

School on Tuesday


Mark Twain is in session on Tuesday, March 11th.

All other K-8 schools have conferences on Monday & Tuesday, however Mark Twain is in line with SHS and has only one day to meet for conferences.

Conference Information

As you know, Parent-Teacher Conferences are being held on Monday, March 10th from 10am-6pm. There is no school for students this day, however, students are expected to attend conferences with their parent.

Now is the time to check your child’s grades on Pinnacle. If your student currently has a grade marked as a D or F, you should plan to see your child’s AG teacher. This is an especially critical time for 8th grade students. You can reach your student’s AG teacher via email, or by calling the main office, if you haven’t made an appointment already.

The following teachers are part-time teachers and will be available at the times listed below:

Mrs. Cindy Hawley:         2-6p

Mrs. Darby Hector:          2-6:30p

New at Mark Twain - FBLA!


Congratulations to Mark Twain Middle School!  We now proudly have the first and only 

middle school Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter in the state of Oregon!

FBLA is a student organization that is open to students from middle school through college.  Silver Falls School District recently received grant funds to support the creation of our middle school chapter, to include membership dues!  Students who join will be working with the very active Silverton High School FBLA Chapter to improve leadship, communication and team skills.  To find out more about this exciting new activity, and for contact information, go to the following website:





March Ski Trip!

March 15th might be the final ski trip of the year!  The last day to sign up is Wednesday the 12th.  

The bus may fill up sooner, so don’t procrastinate - sign up NOW rather than later!  Forms are in the Library.

See Mrs. Hector with any questions you have.

Outstanding Music Students

 The Oregon Music Education Association's annual conference was held last month at the Hult Center in Eugene, Oregon.  Gifted music students from around Oregon are hand selected to perform.  Mark Twain is proud to have had the following students participate:

All-State Middle Schools Girl's Choir
Sarah Cleary
Olivia Meyer
Clarice Walker
All-State Middle Schools Boy's Choir
Jonathan Schey
Jason Orr
All-State Middle School Band
Jasmin Pyper
Caitlin Fisher
Please read the following recent article in the Statesman Journal:

Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Hector for being named the middle school "Teacher of the Year"!

Mrs. Hector will be honored at the First Citizen Banquet this Saturday evening at the Oregon Garden.





New Boys' Basketball Schedule


For you Basketball Fans, here is a new schedule for the Mark Twain 7th & 8th Grade Boys' Basketball Schedule.

Additionally, attached are DIRECTIONS to each of the schools.

(See attachments)

Immunization Clinics Offered

Student Immunization Clinics Offered 


PARENTS:  February 19th is the exclusion day this year if your 7th grade student is not fully immunized.  Attached are some clinics and their locations offered by Marion County Health Department.  There also are local Pharmacies that offer immunizations.  Please call the Mark Twain office if you have any questions.

Message from Mrs. Stevens

 Dear Parents—

I received the attached document from an agency called the Youth Services Team. The purpose of this team is to share concerns and issues students may be having throughout Marion County.  This is often how we learn of the newest trends including those activities youth may be engaging in that could be harmful to themselves and others.  I think this document could be shared with your student and provide another opportunity for a healthy conversation about the importance of using electronic devices responsibly.

If you have questions, concerns or need some more information, please do not hesitate to contact me, Mr. Elliott, our school counselor, or another teacher on staff. 

Mrs. Stevens, Principal