Mark Twain Middle School
425 North Church Street
Dandy Stevens, Principal
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.
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
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: http://shsbusiness.silverfallsschools.org/fbla/mark-twain-middle-school-fbla/
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
Congratulations Ms. Willow!
Mark Twain is pleased to announce that Ms. Eryn Willow has been selected to receive $250.00 for her
grant submission to Maps Credit Union.
Ms. Willow submitted a grant request for new reading materials in order to implement the new common core standards. She plans to address the more complex standards that are now in place as well as open doors to other parts of the world. By giving kids access to literature from around the world from native authors, Maps Credit Union felt that her goals align with Maps’ values in continuing education, diversity, and community. The specificity of her request, for a set of “Keeping Corner” for her seventh grade class, stood out to them. Having a novel about the caste system in India will help open up a different time, place, and culture to the junior high students of Silverton.
Nice job Ms. Willow!