The Nest

February 2, 2018

Onslow Education Jeep Giveaway

Don't forget about the school district's Jeep Raffle Giveaway for a 2018 Jeep Wrangler going on this school year. Tickets for the raffle are only $20, and they may be purchased at Trexler's front office between now and May 4th. Raffle tickets sold at Trexler will directly benefit Trexler Middle School. Two lucky tickets will be pulled at Trexler, and these winners will participate in a reverse drawing that will be held on May 19th, and the one lucky winner will leave with a 2018 Jeep Wrangler!
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MATHCOUNTS!

Trexler’s Mathcounts team competed at the Onslow County Schools Mathcounts Competition on February 1st. This year’s team was made up of the following students: Andrew Zonneveld, Madyson Griffith, Riley Davis, Carrington Sydes, Erika Treusch, and Hadley Brinson. The students competed in 4 different rounds: Sprint, Target, Team and Ciphering. Each round focuses on Mathematics word problems in various contexts and formats. Team members have been meeting regularly since late November to practice various math skills including working with patterns, functions and probability. They also have participated in problem solving and team building activities to prepare for this competition.

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Cheddar Bo with Your Kiddo (a studend led parent conference event)

Parents, please mark your calendar for February 16th when Trexler will host a parent conference day. Students will take home a flyer next week to provide you more information about the event. Parents will be able to enjoy a Bojangles cheddar biscuit while your child shares a summary of their progress this school year. As follows are the times designated for each grade level:

6th Grade = 11:00am-11:45am

7th Grade = 9:15am-10:00am

8th Grade = 8:30am-9:15am

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All County Band

Last weekend Onslow County held its annual All County Band Clinic at Jacksonville High School. The county's best and brightest band students are selected by their directors to participate in the event each year. This year Trexler Middle School had three students participate, Angelia Perry on flute, Nathaniel Dietz on bass clarinet, and Israel Rodriguez-Soto (not pictured below) on trumpet. These students spent their Friday afternoon and Saturday practicing music they had only been working on for a few weeks with musicians they had never met before. By the end of the event, the students gave a fantastic performance. It is truly amazing what was accomplished in just a few hours.

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Athletics

There will be a Concussion/MRSA meeting on Tuesday, February 6th at 6:00pm in the library. Anyone trying out for boys’ soccer or girls’ volleyball, who has not attended a meeting this school year, must attend to complete the necessary paperwork. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the athletic director, Mrs. Grunden.


Boys Soccer Tryouts will begin on Friday, February 9th at 2:30pm and will last until 4:00pm. Prospective athletes should plan on meeting in the cafeteria immediately following school. Athletes should come dressed out and prepared with their gear. This includes cleats and shin-guards, as well as their own personal water bottle. Parents should plan on picking up their athletes in front of the gym building promptly at 4:00pm. Coach Sunding and Coach Simpkins look forward to seeing you on Friday, the 9th!


Volleyball tryouts will be Friday, February 9th until 3:30pm. Monday, February 12th and Tuesday, February 13th tryouts will be until 4:00pm. Please meet in the gym on all tryout days. Bring shorts, shirt, tennis shoes, and a water bottle to tryouts. Any questions, please see Coach Cubas.


The Onslow County Middle School Athletic Association is hosting a basketball tournament this year to close out this year’s basketball season! The tournament will kick off on Thursday, February 8th with the Quarter Final games that will be held at the school of the top four seeded teams (exact schools/teams to be determined). The Semi and Final tournament games will be played at Swansboro Middle School on Saturday, February 10th, with the first two games beginning at 9:00 am. We look forward to seeing our Trexler teams progress through the season and hopefully win at the tournament!