The Nest

December 8, 2017

Sports Updates

Basketball Tryouts
Basketball tryouts begin Monday, December 11, 2017. Boys basketball tryouts begin immediately after school and end at 4:00pm. Girls basketball tryouts begin at 4:00pm and end at 5:30. Students must meet eligibility criteria, have a current physical on file, and a current athletic participation form with insurance information and signatures in order to be eligible 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 have hold a meeting at 2:30pm on Monday, December 11m 2017. If this time is not convenient, please contact the athletic director, Mrs. Sharon Grunden at 910.324.4414 or

Athletic Eligibility

In January, the Onslow County School's athletic eligibility policy on attendance changes. When determining athletic eligibility for the second semester (January 24, 2018), any absences from the previous semester verified to be excused/lawful by the student’s school will not be considered. Students will forfeit athletic eligibility when unlawful/unexcused absences, out-of-school suspensions, or any combination of unlawful/unexcused absences and out-of-school suspensions during the previous semester exceed ten (10) days. No process will exist to request a waiver of unexcused/unlawful absences or out-of-school suspensions. Please keep in mind that any absences that exceed the ten unexcused allowable for athletic participation must be excused prior to the end of the current semester (January 19, 2018) in order for a student to be eligible for athletics in the following semester. Notes excusing absences after the final day of the semester for the purposes of athletic participation will not be accepted. If you have question's about your child's attendance, please contact Amy Rowntree, Trexler Data Manger, at 910.324.4414 or

Trexler's wrestling team hosted it's final match on Thursday, December 18th. Though the team did not have many members, the individuals that did participate showed tremendous effort. These wrestlers will participate in their final event beginning at 9:00am on Saturday, December 16th at the Onslow County Middle School Athletic Association Conference Wrestling Tournament located in Swansboro. Please come out to support our athletes.

Girls Soccer
The Lady Falcons finished their season 3-0-5. These athletes definitely deserved an undefeated season! Throughout the entire season, all team members showed tremendous heart and skill. Their ability to work together was also showcased at each match and practice, and the girls did not let anything separate them on the field. Congratulations goes out to these players. Coach Bostic and Coach Sunding have been honored to be your coach this season.

Winter Concert Updates

Concert season is in full swing. Please see below for detailed information regarding these upcoming events.

Orchestra - Monday, December 11, 2017

A message from Ms. Nosow:

The Winter Orchestra concert will be on Monday, December 11th in the Richlands High School auditorium. Students need to arrive at 6:00 pm wearing the black orchestra polo, black pants, and dark shoes (dark socks if necessary). The concert begins at 6:30 pm, and admission is free. No tickets are required, and family and friends are welcome!

Band - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A message from Ms. Sumner:

Trexler's Winter Band Concert will be taking place on Tuesday, December 12th at 6:00 p.m. in the Richlands High School Auditorium. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. and students are expected to be in their seats with instruments and music by 5:45 p.m. 6th grade will be seated on stage, 7th and 8th grades will have a designated area to sit in the auditorium. After each group performs you may leave but everyone is invited to stay for the entire concert. Each family will be given two free tickets for the performance. Regular admission is $2.00.

Band Concert Attire

Ladies: White blouse, black dress pants or skirt (2 inches below the knee), dress shoes

Young Men: White dress shirt, tie, black dress pants, dress shoes

**Note: Students need to unpack instruments and leave cases in the band room during the performance**

If you have questions please email:


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the parents and family members that came to hear our Trexler choral students perform on Monday, December 4, 2017. The students did a fantastic job presenting a variety of holiday selections to a standing room only crowd! We hope you enjoyed the show and look forward to seeing you at the next concert.

Geography Bee

The National Geographic Society holds the National Geography Bee for students in grades 4-8 in thousands of schools across the United States. Students in each grade competed within their social studies classes to represent their peers in a school-wide competition on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. During the school-level competition, students competed for a chance to represent Trexler. Congratulations to eighth grader Zakery Smith for winning the school competition! He will be accompanied by the runner-up seventh grader Rafael Pajak at the county-wide Geography Bee taking place on Thursday, December 14th at 7:00 PM at Trexler. All are welcome to attend! In addition, as the school winner, Zakery has the opportunity to advance to the statewide National Geographic Geography Bee upon completion of a written test.

Child Nutrition Update

Did you know that the Onslow County School's Child Nutrition Department has a new website? It features interactive menus and nutrition information for parents and students. Parents can also make payments to their child's lunch account using a debit or credit card or complete the online free or reduced meal application. To view the new website, please click here.

AVID Spotlight

AVID students welcomed guest speaker Dr. Bethany Tant, D.D.S. on Wednesday, December 6th. Dr. Tant is a dentist located in Jacksonville, and she spoke to the AVID students about opportunities in the medical field. She highlighted her path to dental school, the early part of her career as a dentist in the Navy, to then owning a private practice. Students learned about the requirements for becoming a dentist as well as various other careers in the dental field. Dr. Tant emphasized to the students that perseverance is key to achieving what you want reinforcing Advancement Via Individual Determination. It was such a pleasure to hear Dr. Tant speak and how she accomplished her dreams.

Do You Have the Onlsow County Schools Mobile App?

The best way to receive information from Onslow County Schools is from the mobile app designed specifically to keep our families better informed and connected to what's going in our schools. The new Onslow County Schools mobile app is available for both iPhone and Android smartphones.

The app delivers real time school news to a smartphone for fast up-to-date access. The app features:

  • The latest district and school news
  • Push notifications about breaking news, closures, weather, events and more
  • Photos from school events
  • Maps with school locations for easy navigation, contact information

The app is FREE and available for download today.

  1. From a smartphone go to the iTunes App Store or Google Play
  2. Search Onslow County Schools
  3. Then select the Onslow County Schools app for free download
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