Mark Twain
Elementary School
Home of the Eagles
student and adults in front of Home of the Eagles sign

Our School

Established as a railroad junction in the early 1900s, Corcoran USD began educating students in 1906. Mark Twain Elementary, previously known as South School, opened to students in the mid-1940s. Since that time, we have grown exponentially and narrowed our focus to meet the needs of fourth and fifth grade students in Kings County.

Our Curriculum

In addition to our regular fourth and fifth grade curriculum that meets California Common Core standards, Mark Twain focuses instruction on intervention in reading, writing, and math. Teachers and paraprofessionals collaborate to meet the unique needs of each student in our program and move them toward mastery of grade level standards.

School Climate

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports logoAt Mark Twain, we strive to create a positive atmosphere of encouragement and respect. Our school-wide behavior program, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), focuses on creating clear behavioral expectations, teaching students appropriate behavior, and preventing misbehavior through early intervention. Our school has become a model for this program, and we recently earned the PBIS Bronze Medal for our achievements!

Eagle Expectations

As part of the implementation of PBIS, Mark Twain has adopted the following expectations for all students:

Mark Twain Eagles "SOAR for Four": Safety, Ownership, Accountability, Respect

For your convenience, you can download the Mark Twain Eagles Matrix for printing.

In the Office/Nurse's Office

  • Keep hands and objects to yourself.
  • Sit correctly in a chair while you wait.
  • Know the person that you want to call.
  • Know your phone number.
  • Have a pass with you.
  • Know the reason you are here.
  • Enter quietly.
  • Sit in a chair and wait for your turn.

In the Classroom

  • Keep hands and objects to yourself.
  • Keep your work area clean.
  • Sit correctly in chairs.
  • Stay focused on the task.
  • Listen to and follow directions.
  • Ask for help.
  • Always try your best.
  • Keep track of and care for your supplies.
  • Own your mistakes and accomplishments.
  • Treat everyone with kindness.
  • Keep a positive tone.
  • Use accountable talk and active listening.

With Technology

  • Keep hands and objects to yourself.
  • Protect your username and password.
  • Complete digital citizenship.
  • Use an iPad on a desk or flat surface.
  • Keep iPad updated.
  • Park your iPad when not in use.
  • Only use approved apps.
  • Close out all tabs and apps at the end of the day.
  • Charge iPad at appropriate times.
  • Only use the iPad assigned to you.
  • Respect the privacy of others.
  • Use email appropriately.

In the Hallway

  • Keep hands and objects to yourself.
  • Walk with a purpose.
  • Line up in a timely manner.
  • Line up quietly.
  • Walk straight to your destination.
  • Carry materials responsibly.
  • Use inside voices.
  • Follow designated pathways.

In the Restroom

  • Keep hands and objects to yourself.
  • One person per stall.
  • Use the restroom in a timely manner.
  • Use the sign-in/sign-out sheet when leaving to use the restroom.
  • Throw away trash in the trash can.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Use the restroom closest to your classroom.
  • Notify an adult if the restroom needs to be cleaned.
  • Respect the privacy of others.
  • Keep restrooms clean.

In the Cafeteria

  • Hold your tray with both hands.
  • Walk.
  • Stay seated while eating.
  • Have your lunch ticket ready.
  • Stay in a single-file line.
  • Clean up your area before being dismissed.
  • Use the appropriate voice level.
  • Share only with permission.

In the Library

  • Keep hands and objects to yourself.
  • Use a shelf marker when taking a book.
  • Select books in a timely manner.
  • Have your library card with you.
  • Return books on time.
  • Take care of the books.
  • Walk directly to and from the library.
  • Use a quiet voice.
  • Wait your turn.

On the Playground

  • Keep hands and objects to yourself.
  • Walk on the blacktop.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Walk to your line only when dismissed.
  • Return equipment to its proper place.
  • Freeze and give five when the whistle is blown.
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  • Use a polite and respectful tone of voice.