The Nest

May, 25, 2018

Testing Reminders

With end of year testing scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 30th, here are a few reminders to help students be successful:

1. Students should charge their laptops each night prior to testing and ensure it is in good working condition. It is recommended that students bring their charger on test days.

2. Other than permitted calculators, students are not allowed to use or have in their possession cell phones or any other electronic recording, listening, scanning, communication, or photographic devices (e.g., smart watches, smart pens) at any time during testing, including breaks. It is recommended that these devices be left at home; however, devices brought to school will be collected by the test administrator.

3. Students will want to eat a healthy breakfast. The brain needs the energy from food to work efficiently, and it aids in increased focus and attention. Additionally, all students should come to school rested and on time.

4. Parents should encourage their child to do the best work possible. It is important to openly discuss the test in a positive way with your child. Ask your child how they have prepared for the test, and how you can help them to prepare. Reassure them by telling them that you are proud of their effort.

End of Grade Testing Schedule

Please use the following information about testing as you plan for the last two weeks of the school year. Generally, testing ends by noon each day.


6th & 7th Grade Testing Schedule – Students will take the English/Language Arts End of Grade (EOG) Test, Math End of Grade (EOG) Test, Science North Carolina Final Exam, and Social Studies North Carolina Final Exam. ALL assessments will be ONLINE

May 30, 2018 Students will test in Math ONLINE

May 31, 2018 Students will test in English/Language Arts ONLINE

June 1, 2018 Students will test in Science ONLINE

June 4, 2018 Students will test in Social Studies ONLINE


8th Grade Testing Schedule - Students will test in the English/Language Arts End of Grade (EOG) Test, Math Grade 8 or Math I End of Grade (EOG)/End of Course (EOC) Test, Science End of Grade (EOG) Test, and Social Studies North Carolina Final Exam. ALL assessments will be ONLINE

May 30, 2018 Students will test in Math or Math I ONLINE

May 31, 2018 Students will test in English/Language Arts ONLINE

June 1, 2018 Students will test in Science ONLINE

June 4, 2018 Students will test in Social Studies ONLINE

Awards Ceremonies

On June 8, 2018, grade level awards ceremonies will be held in the gym. The 6th grade ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7:45am, and the 7th grade ceremony is scheduled to begin at 9:30am. All teachers will recognize Class Highest Academic Average recipients as well as a Teacher’s Choice recipient for each class. A variety of other recognitions and/or acknowledgements may be presented or announced.


An Awards Ceremony will also be held for 8th graders and refreshments will be served following the ceremony as we give a formal farewell to our 8th graders and their parents. The ceremony will begin at 12:00pm and generally lasts a little over one hour. Additionally, all teachers will recognize class Highest Academic Average recipients as well as a Teacher’s Choice recipient for each class. A variety of other recognitions and/or acknowledgements may be presented or announced.


Perfect Attendance (no absences, tardies and/or early checkouts) will be recognized during the awards ceremonies. Feel free to call Amy Rowntree, Data Manager, at 910.324.4414 to confirm your child’s status at any point prior to June 8, 2018.

AVID Spotlight

AVID held their annual AVID Family Cookout on Thursday, May 24th. This event provided the opportunity for the AVID Site Team to join in fellowship with AVID students and parents to celebrate their child's growth within the AVID elective class. Trexler's AVID Site Team looks forward to the next school year with the return of many determined AVID elective students. For those students that completed an AVID application, selections for the 2018-19 school year are currently underway!

Athletic Reception

The 2017-18 Trexler Athletic Reception was held on Monday, May 21st in the Richlands High School Auditorium. Athletes were recognized for their participation with a certificate. Additionally, the coaches also presented three individualized awards for each sport. The softball team was recognized as conference champs and the girls’ basketball team was recognized as both conference and tournament champs. The last awards presented were the Female and Male Athlete of the Year, the Burlingame Award and the Century Club Award. These awards went to the following individuals: Female Athlete - Mallory Foy, Male Athlete – Kai Blizzard, Burlingame Award – Caroline Cubas, Century Club Award – Mallory Foy. The reception was followed with light refreshments. The Trexler Athletic Department would like to thank all athletes for their hard work and dedication. We look forward to the 2018-19 school year and to the future successes of our athletes!

Memorial Day

Onslow County Schools will be closed on Monday, May 28th in honor of Memorial Day. Please take a moment to remember our brave service men and women that paid the ultimate sacrifice to our country.

Library Updates

With the closing of the school, Trexler's media center is in the process of reconciling materials that have been issued to students throughout the school year. Please see the information below regarding our most frequently used materials.


Computers and Computer Chargers

Following testing, students will need to return their 1:1 device and charger that was issued earlier in the school year. Often times, computer chargers are misplaced or lost; however, students are responsible for the return of the charger that was checked out to them. Students that are unable to return their laptop charger will be responsible for the cost of a replacement, which is $16.50.


Library Books/Materials

Overdue notices for library books/materials are being emailed daily to homeroom and ELA teachers. Students are responsible for any lost and/or damaged library books/materials checked out to them, and the charge for the replacement is located on the overdue notices.


Please note that rising 9th graders' overdue materials, including laptop chargers, will transfer with them to their new high schools.