Our Mission Statement: Mark Twain staff members, students, and parents are committed to ensuring a safe and positive learning environment for all students. We will work collaboratively to provide students with carefully designed instruction, interventions and challenging activities that are aligned with state standards. With the additional support of advanced technology, we endeavor to empower our students with knowledge and enriching experiences that will create life-long learners. Indicators of the progress of students are monitored through the Smarter Balanced and the CELDT. These are enhanced by district Benchmark Assessments, Blueprint Assessments, DIBELS and Writing Assessments. At the school level, student are monitored with a wide variety of short term assessments in both language arts and mathematics that allow teachers to adjust instruction and provide intervention or advanced study. The school level monitoring ranges from every two weeks to every six weeks.
Active involvement of our students, staff members, and Twain families are essentially the keys to our successful educational program. Our parents and teachers work collaboratively to provide enriching learning experiences for our students. We provide various forms of close communication, including our "Going Green" paperless newsletters and flyers, Auto-dialer phone messages, and marquee displays. In addition, our teams of teachers regularly send home communications and post information on websites which serve to inform parens about current lessons, activities, and students' progress at Twain.