Our mission is to provide a safe learning environment that is supportive of our students' potential as they develop academically and socially.  We strive to bridge the gap between what the students know and what they need to know.  We commit to building background knowledge, to scaffolding instruction, to providing a spectrum of materials and to giving ample time for cooperative interactions for all student.  We recognize that all students are capable of achieving high expectations while we celebrate all growth in learning as a success.  We are dedicated to working with parents and the community to ensure a strong educational foundation.

For Your Information

Parents, we would like your feedback on the District's Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program.  Please click on this link to complete a short (9 questions) survey. Thank you!



We hope that this site will offer you some resources to help build confidence with your family's math skills.


Notes from the Front Office

Mark Twain is Snow Excited for Winter!

Not only are your students excited for winter, but they are also excited for Winter Break!  Before we can get to that, let’s go over some important information.  If your child is going to be out for 3 days or more for vacation purposes, please stop by the office to fill out a Vacation Agreement form; please also inform your child’s teacher of the absences.

If your child is a Read by Three student, please make sure to continue the parent portion of your plan and continue reading with your child over the winter break.  This is a great time for all students to read; get comfy and cozy up with a good book!

The Mark Twain Positive Behavior Expectations are Safe, Respectful, Responsible, Kind.  These are attributes that your students and our staff exude daily.  We will continue this kindness throughout the remainder of the school year!

We are very proud of your students as they have completed their Winter MAPs testing.  They have worked extremely hard and are making great progress!  We have also thoroughly enjoyed band, choir and music performances recently at our school, School Board meeting, and the Christmas Tree Lighting at the Capitol building.  We have very talented students at Mark Twain!

Winter Break begins Friday, December 22, 2017 – Friday, January 5, 2018.  School resumes on Monday, January 8th.  Please note that Thursday, December 21st is an Early Release Day.  School dismisses at 2:00 p.m.



Am I too Sick to go to School?

Cold and Flu season will soon be upon us. Here are some tips to keep in mind, and help you decide if you need to keep your child home in order to control the spread of communicable diseases in the classroom.

 Child has vomited in the last 24 hours

 Fever of 99.6 or above (school must send student home for fevers of 100.0+)
Obvious severe cold symptoms (runny nose, nasal congestion, persistent chronic cough or sore throat)

 Eyes red, itchy, draining or matted shut in the morning. These are symptoms of Conjunctivitis & Pink Eye, usually contagious and needs to be treated by your physician.

 If your child needs special health care or medication during school time, please follow the School Medication Policy or contact the school nurse for more information at 283-1003.

 If your student stays home please remember to contact the school attendance line at 283-1000 to excuse your child’s absence.

                     Safe and Respectful Learning Environment


Free From Bullying or Cyber-Bullying

The Carson City School District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age, and it provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the District’s non-discrimination policies: Title IX and 504 Coordinator, 1402 W. King Street, Carson City, NV 89703, (775) 283-2130.