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A Day of Kindness

Thank you to all the students, parents, and community members who participated in Trexler's Day of Kindness that was held on March 14, 2018. During this event we worked to stress the importance of being kind, reaching out to those who may be lonely, nurturing friendships among classmates, and promoting unity. We also participated in a moment of silence at 10:00am in honor of all previous acts of school violence including the tragedy in a Florida high school last month. Students and staff wore the color blue (the color associated with peace) to serve as an outward expression of our commitment to being kind. Students engaged in teacher led activities during the Enrichment period to promote these traits. Thank you for your help in supporting violence free schools and kindness to others.

Parent Survey

We want your input! At Trexler we are always striving to do all that we can to meet our students' needs and to provide them with the best education possible. To do that successfully we need your input. Please take a few minutes to take our survey by clicking on the link below.

https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/62310/8721

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For Rising 9th Graders

All students slated to attend RHS next year have been provided a blue registration form and students should be working with their parents to make their course selections. The high school has asked that parents ensure that the forms are legible and include signatures from both the student and the parent. Registration materials are due to the homeroom teacher or Trexler counselor no later than Wednesday, March 21st.


Southwest High School will be at Trexler on Monday, April 9th during the Enrichment period to discuss registration with Trexler students slated to go to SWHS next year. They will also be hosting a parent/student night on Tuesday, April 10th at 6pm in their auditorium.

Spring Pictures

Spring pictures will be held on Thursday, March 22nd. Students were provided with a picture flyer this week; however, extra forms are available at the main office. Students should bring their completed form and money on picture day. Only students with their completed form and money will have their picture taken. Pictures will take place after benchmark testing is complete.
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Benchmark testing

As we prepare for the last 9-weeks grading period for the school year, students will take their last round of benchmark testing for the year. The tests will be given on the following days: Math on Wednesday, March 21st, ELA on Thursday, March 22nd, and 8th grade Science on Friday, March 23rd. The teachers will use the benchmark results to identify possible gaps in student learning and to determine the best plan for preparing students for top notch performance on the North Carolina End-of-Grade assessments. Please make sure that your child arrives to school on time and their laptop is fully charged for the assessments.

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Sports

The Falcon Volleyball Team and Boys' Soccer Team traveled to Dixon Middle School this week. The Soccer team lost the game 0-3. Despite this loss, the team continues to work hard every day at practice to improve their soccer skills. The level of team play has increased significantly since the beginning of the year and the team looks forward to testing their skills next week.


Trexler Lady Falcons played at Dixon Middle School on Wednesday, March 14th. The Falcons were able to win the first 2 games, but the Lady Bulldogs came back to win game three. Finally, the Lady Falcons were able to put the match away with a win in game 4. It was a battle with many good volleys from both teams. The Lady Falcons were led by Caroline Cubas with 12 points and a 6 point serving streak in game 4. Chloe Falcone, Amelia Weber, and Macausey Bedell each contributed 7 points a piece. A truly superb team effort to bring home the win!


The Soccer team and Volleyball team will play on Wednesday, March 21st at home against New Bridge Middle School, and again on Thursday, March 22nd at Southwest Middle School. All games will begin at 4:00 pm.


Baseball tryouts will begin on Monday, March 26th. Students must meet eligibility criteria, have a current physical on file, and a current athletic participation to include insurance information and signatures in order to participate. Furthermore, parents must have attended a MRSA and concussion training prior to participation in tryouts. If you have not attended a meeting for this school year, Trexler will hold a meeting at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, March 21st. If this time is not convenient, please contact the athletic director, Mrs. Sharon Grunden at 910.324.4414 or Sharon.Grunden@onslow.k12.nc.us.

Counselors' Corner

The Semper Fi Fund is looking for campers (ages 8-14) as well as mentors (rising juniors and seniors) to attend their Kids Camp this July in Boswell, Pennsylvania…ALL EXPENSES PAID AND TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED! They are specifically looking for military dependent students in Quantico, VA and Jacksonville, NC. The deadline for mentors is April 10 and the deadline for campers is May 1. Please contact a Trexler counselor for more information.


SFF Kids Camp Team

Dawn Van Skike | SFF Kids Camp Coordinator

Vickki | North Carolina Local Representative, 910.467.6893

Carey | North Carolina Local Representative, 910.545.3700


For more information visit SFFKidsCamp@SemperFiFund.org



The Family Resource Center South Atlantic Teens Against Bullying (TAB), will host the 2018 Youth Summit, “Expand the Circle, Reach All Victims” at Pullen Memorial Church,1801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC. TAB is a teen-led, volunteer driven approach to reduce victimization from bullying and cyberbullying. TAB promotes this approach through their mission statement, "Victimized but not a Victim”. The purpose of this summit is to raise awareness about youth victimization, and to create easy access and resources for potential youth victims of bullying and other crimes. Join us on April 14, 2018, to learn various ways to advocate for and identify youth victims of bullying and cyberbullying. You do not want to miss this summit. There will be workshops for youth and parents, vendors, entertainment, food and prizes. Please join us for this unforgettable event on April 14, 2018 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-youth-summit-teens-against-bullying-tickets-41464744166

PTO Update

The last PTO Sponsored Dance for this school year will be held on Thursday, March 22nd until 4:30 pm. Admission is $6 and concessions will be sold.


The PTO is still looking for volunteers to assist with the 8th Grade Falcon Finale scheduled for Friday, May 18, 2018. If you are interested in helping set up, chaperone, or clean up after the event please contact PTO President, Andrea Bissette, at trexlerpto@yahoo.com