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April 5, 2017

Purple Up Day

The Onslow County School District will be celebrating Purple Up! Day Friday, April 21, 2017

What is Purple Up Day?

Students and Staff are encouraged to wear purple to show support for military kids! "Purple Up Day" began in 2011 as a way to honor the sacrifices military children make every day for the nation and continues today as part of the Month of the Military Child.

Grade Level Competition: The grade level with the highest percentage of participates wearing purple will win a special treat – Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert following lunch on Friday, April 28!!

How to Get Involved: Parents and community members can also get involved by wearing purple to show your support on social media using the hashtag #PurpleUpOCS

Let's all wear our purple on April 28th to demonstrate our thankfulness for our military and all the sacrifices made to ensure our freedom!

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Trexler Athletics

Trexler is currently involved in the last two seasons of the school year. The baseball season kicks off with an away game against Brewster Middle School on April 18th.

There will be a Concussion/MRSA meeting on April 17th immediately after school at 2:30pm in Room 809 for parents and students desiring to tryout for Track. A second session will be offered at 6:00 pm in the library if you are unable to attend the 2:30pm session. Anyone trying out, who has not attended a meeting this school year, must attend to complete the necessary paperwork. Please make sure you have completed the athletic participation form and have an up to date physical on file. Track tryouts will begin on April 18th, immediately following school dismissal until 4:30. Students are to report to the gym and should have running shoes and proper attire. Students should be picked up by 4:30pm at the gym. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the athletic director, Mrs. Grunden.

Trexler's Athletic Reception to celebrate athletics for the school year will be held on May 24, 2017 at 6:00pm in the Richlands High School Auditorium.

The Last Yearbook Sale for the School Year

Yearbooks are currently on sale for the month of April. The cost is $39. Yearbook purchase order forms can be found in our main office or on our TMS website. Money and order forms should be submitted to the main office. This is the last time you will be able to pre-order a yearbook for the school year. Please know that there will only be a few extra yearbooks available for purchase at the end of the year so reserve your yearbook soon!
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Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Onslow County School District has partnered with the Child Advocacy Center for the first Annual Protect Our Children Campaign. The goal is to end child abuse and support every child in a happy and healthy childhood. According to the center, 1, 588 child abuse and neglect cases were assessed and/or investigated in Onslow County in 2016. These children come from all walks of life and all parts of our county. By bringing awareness of this issue and choosing to stand together to protect our children we will build a better community.

Due to the generosity of many individuals, businesses, and schools, the Child Advocacy Center was able to provide free materials for each school to have a pinwheel garden. Trexler’s pinwheel garden was installed by the Beta Club on April 6, 2017 and will be on display as we begin Spring Break. Thank you Beta for your service project intended to help bring an end to child abuse!

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PTO Sponsored Falcon Finale Update

Falcon Finale Dance Date: May 5th from 7:00pm-9:00pm in the TMS cafeteria

Planning for the annual Falcon Finale is well underway. Our 8th grade students and parents are getting SO excited for their upcoming special night! It is always such a wonderful night full of life-long memories to be made for everyone. With the planning in full swing there are still some items PTO are in need of, such as, donations and man-power to help set-up the event. If you would like to donate items or volunteer a little bit of your time our 8th graders and the Trexler PTO would greatly appreciate it. Our next meeting will be held on Monday, April 24th @ 6pm in the TMS Media Center. If you cannot make the meeting but would like to help please email Remember, It is never too late to lend a helping hand. Please Join the PTO Remind group for all current information and updates (directions are located on the TMS website)

PTO Discipline Policy: Any student that has ISS or OSS from 3/27/17 through 5/5/17 will NOT be permitted into the dance.

Please Mark Your Calendar:

Dance Meeting: Monday, April 24th @ 6:00pm in Trexler’s Media Center.

Ticket Sell Dates : April 17-21 $25.00 , Beginning April 24 to the date of the dance the tickets increase to $30. All Tickets Are Non-Refundable

Problem Solving to "Break Out"!

This week all 6th grade students got to be part of a "breakout" activity in math. With the assistance of our Technology Specialist, Mrs. Sydes, students utilized their problem solving skills to solve problems to unlock mysteries and puzzles. The students were able to strengthen their geometry knowledge using math strategies and teamwork to Break Out!

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Attention AIG Parents and Students: CogniCon is here!

What is CogniCon?

CogniCon is a four day summer camp that encourages gifted and talented Onslow County School students to “Use their Powers for Good”. Current 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Onslow County School students who have been identified as gifted and have a current DEP (Differentiated Education Plan) are eligible to participate. Students get to select different sessions to join that suit their interests. These sessions are:

The Power to BREAKOUT!

The Power of Cooking with Science

The Power of Service

The Power of Intelligence.

The camp will be held Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on June 19th through 22nd at Northside High School .

Please contact Mrs. Klompstra at for a registration packet or with any questions or concerns.

6th Grade AVID Backs the Pack!

6th grade AVID elective students went to NC State University on March 31st for a field trip full of great experiences and a little bit of rain! They were able to tour the campus, see a dorm room, and see all the great facilities the university has to offer. #tmsbacksthepack

Resources for Military Families

This week we want to highlight the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) resource and how it might be a resource to individuals. The FAP focuses on preventing domestic violence by offering resources, education, support, intervention, and treatments. They provide counseling to military families to promote healthy relationships.