Announcements and Upcoming Events

PTA Updates

Would you like to be on the Twain PTA next year?

The Twain PTA is currently recruiting for next year’s officers (Vice President and Secretary). The time commitment is minimal (typically less than elementary school) so please contact Henri Wingfield at if you are interested! Parent voices are needed to ensure student success! We will be providing a slate to the General Membership during the May 9th meeting! Twain needs YOU!!

Save the Date!

8th Grade Dance will be on June 9th from 6:30-8:30 pm.  The theme this year is “The Stars Are Out.”  All 8th Graders are invited to attend. Contact Linda Pinkney at with any questions or if you are interested in getting involved.  More details to follow.  

Request: PTA Audit Committee

The PTA Audit Committee is looking for a few people to complete a Twain PTA Financial Review. Please email Maggie DeMello at if you are interested!! 

PTA Needs you

VA Standards of Learning (SOL)

Twain Middle School students will be taking SOLS on the dates listed below. Parents/Guardians can help students be successful by minimizing their absences on these dates and insuring they are well rested. All students need to bring their fully charged laptop to school on these days.

Wednesday, May 17 – Math (All math courses)

Tuesday, May 23 – Science (8th grade only)

International Night Postponed

Due to the low number of ticket sales, International Night is being postponed to next school year. All students who purchased a ticket will receive a refund.

Twain MS Yearbook

Buy your yearbook today! Go to:

Use our code #:  8606

Available to order online until May 26

Updated Yearbook Pic

Mental Health Awareness Month

The month of May is a time to pause and raise awareness of the fact that many people live everyday with mental and behavioral health issues and there is a need to reduce the stigma attached with the experience. Post-COVID the reality is that millions of Americans are dealing with an increase in mental, behavioral, and substance misuse illnesses in their families (NAMI). Additional mental health challenges by the COVID-19 pandemic have also increased youth related substance use, mental health struggles, and suicide (HHS).  According to HHS, suicide is still the second highest cause od death in youth ages 10 to 14 and adults from ages 24 to 35. This prompted the July 2022 launch of 998 the new three digit code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7 call, text, and chat access to crisis counselors. It is for anyone experiencing suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crises or emotional distress. Concerns about loved ones may also be addressed using the 988 dialing code. SAMHSA has described the new 988 dialing code as an important step in transforming how crisis and trauma situations are handled in the United States. Please note that the 800-273-8255 number still works, 988 is just built off of the 10-digit number.


Substance Use Prevention and Encouraging Healthy Brain Development

Together for Mental Health

Fact Sheet: Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month 2022

988 Frequently Asked Questions

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @FCPSSAPS.

For further Information & support:

Shawn Elliott, BS, QMHP-C

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist