Mark Twain Congratulates Scholars in End of the Year Celebration - article thumnail image

Mark Twain Congratulates Scholars in End of the Year Celebration

Mark Twain celebrated student graduations and promotions in an exciting ceremony. Students were promoted from kindergarten to 1st grade, 8th to 9th grade, and high school to adult transition. Congratulations, scholars! Keep up the amazing work in you…
Mark Twain's Spring Choral Concert Knocks Our Socks Off! - article thumnail image

Mark Twain's Spring Choral Concert Knocks Our Socks Off!

Our Spring Choral Concert featured all our students performing with the support of our music teacher, Darci Gibson. Students collaborated with each other in a fun musical concert, bringing our close community together for an evening of musical fun.
Santiago Helpers Support Mark Twain in Softball Fun - article thumnail image

Santiago Helpers Support Mark Twain in Softball Fun

Our softball game paired our Mark Twain students and support from Santiago students in playing a softball game.

Join us at our School Site Council Meeting on Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Our School Site Council Meeting will take place on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 3:00 PM here at the Mark Twain Special Education Center. Click here for access to our meeting's agenda!
Student of the Quarter WINNERS!! - article thumnail image

Student of the Quarter WINNERS!!

Congratulations to our Student of the Quarter winners! Room 1    Jacob Garcia Room 4    Dmitri Heishman Room 7    Naheem Karzai Room 9    James Trieu Room 10  Derick Nguyen Room 12  Elvis Menjivar Room 13  Erika Nghiem Room 14  Gabriel Pena
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Mark Twain Hosts Fun Parent Appreciation Event

Recently, the Special Education Center at Mark Twain hosted Parent Appreciation Day to show parents how much they value their engagement and support for the school and students. Parents were treated to a 10-minute massage as well as a 30-minute circu…

Principal's Message

Dear Mark Twain Families,

 

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am honored to have been selected as the new leader at Mark Twain. Over the past 22 years, I have been fortunate to be a part of making a difference in the lives of my students and families as a special education teacher and administrator. I am excited for the opportunity to work with the students, staff, and families at Mark Twain to build upon the great work and successes that have already been set in place.

 

I am not only looking forward to working with your students and the staff but also the opportunity for the work we will do together. Fostering a collaborative connection between home and school is a passion of mine. It is this collaboration and communication between home and school that facilitates the success of our students. “Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much” Helen Keller

 

Once again, I am thankful to have the opportunity to bring all that I have learned and my experience with me to your wonderful community. Please know that I always welcome any suggestions, comments or concerns you may have to share. My door is always open.

 

Let’s Go Warriors!!!

 

 

Most sincerely,

 

Tricia Chinn

Our School

Mark Twain provides specialized academic instruction for students aged preschool through adulthood.  Our instructional program focuses on building the functional skills of our students in the following areas:

  • Academics
  • Communication,
  • Social skills
  • Daily living skills
  • Vocational skills
  • Recreation and leisure
  • Physical education
  • Humanities- art and music 

Our instructional program also incorporates community-based instruction, where students increase their opportunities to further develop their social skills and other specific skills critical to the individual’s ability to function independently in the community.  With support from staff, families, and the community, Mark Twain works tirelessly to ensure an empowering, safe, and enriching educational environment for our students.