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May 5, 2017

We Appreciate You!

This week the Onslow County School District participated in Educator Appreciation Week. We are so appreciative of all the thank you notes, tweets, and special treats that parents, students, and staff provided. We are blessed to work in such a great school system and a wonderful community! The pictures below show just a few of the gratitude posters created by students and staff.

We Appreciate You Posters!

Important Dates and End-of-Year Information

This week students received a flyer with communicating lots of information about various end-of-year dates and events. Click here for a copy of the flyer.

Honor Roll and Principal's List for 3rd Nine Weeks

Trexler Earns the Status of being A Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School!

Digital media and technology are evolving at a dizzying pace, both unlocking extraordinary opportunities and posing real risks for young people. Students are using the immense power of the Internet and mobile technology to explore, connect, create, and learn in ways never before imagined, both in and out of the classroom. But issues that emerge from this 24/7 "connected culture," such as cyberbullying, privacy lapses, and uncertainty about which information to trust online, are surfacing both in schools and at home.


Trexler sees these as teachable moments. We believe that digital citizenship skills have become essential for students in the 21st century, especially in schools like ours that are using technology to transform learning. That's why we are committed to teaching our students how to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly. Trexler has just been approved as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship, an honor that recognizes our efforts in teaching digital literacy and citizenship to young people and engaging the entire school community in this important discussion. This recognition is provided by Common Sense Education, part of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.


We are one of the more than 100,000 schools across the country that use Common Sense Education's groundbreaking education resources. As a result, our students are better equipped to navigate the digital world and use devices for learning. We hope you will encourage other schools in our district to take advantage of them. If 50 percent of schools in the district become Digital Citizenship Certified Schools, we can apply to be a Common Sense Certified District, one of a handful in the country.

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Eighth Grade Falcon Finale

Thank you to Trexler's PTO for providing the Eighth Grade Falcon Finale event for our eighth graders. For months the PTO members planned the event, sought donations, and worked to create decorations and make food in order to transform our campus into a night to remember! Below are just a few pictures of some of the PTO members in action and be sure to check out next week's S'more when we'll have a few pictures taken during the event of students.

Attention AIG Parents and Students: CogniCon is here!

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; and the Power of Intelligence.


The camp will be held on June 19th through June 22nd (Monday-Thursday) from 8:00am to 2:00pm.


Please contact Mrs. Klompstra at elizabeth.klompstra@onslow.k12.nc.us for a registration packet or with any questions or concerns. Registration closes on May 10th.