CBE Parent Information Session

Mrs. Holly will be hosting 1 hour Compentency Based Education (CBE) sessions at Mark Twain on February 5th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Cafeteria/Gym.  There will be a brief presentation and then time ask questions about CBE with some of the teachers and administrators involved in CBE this school year.  Please click here for more information about CBE and additional session dates in case you can't make February 5th.



Kindergarten students are assessed in reading and math three times per year using an assessment known as AIMSweb. Your child is tested individually by either a classroom teacher, Title I teacher, a paraprofessional or a trained volunteer from EIU. Testing takes less than 10 minutes. The first assessment period took place during the middle of September. The second testing period is scheduled for January 28th and 30th . This testing provides us with information that is used to help guide instruction.


Tardy Policy

The Mark Twain tardy policy has taken effect as of January 6, 2020. You may also find the tardy policy in the parent/guardian handbook. Please remember, school begins at 7:55 a.m.


Delayed Starts 

Charleston CUSD #1 may run a delayed start schedule for all schools on severe weather days.  On these days, Mark Twain students may be dropped off at 9:30 a.m. and school will begin at 9:55 a.m. and will dismiss at our normal 2:10 p.m. A light breakfast will be served on these days.  Please have a plan in place in the event of a 2-hour delayed start.


Weather - Reminder

We do go outside whenever it is possible, so please ensure your child is dressed for the weather. Our official temperature cutoff for recess is 20 degrees (wind chill). Hat, gloves and winter coats are necessary on the playground when temperatures get cold.  If you can please label these items so they do not get lost.


Important Dates

January 17th, 2020

2 Hour Early Dismissal - 12:10 Dismissal for Mark Twain


January 20th, 2020

No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day


January 28th and January 30th

AIMSWeb testing


January 31st, 2020

2 Hour Early Dismissal - 12:10 Dismissal for Mark Twain


February 5th, 2020

CBE Parent Information Session
Mark Twain Cafeteria/Gym
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm