The Nest

Trexler Middle School - Promoting Excellence

AVID Hosts Judge Hardison as Guest Speaker

On Friday, December 09, 2016 AVID students welcomed guest speaker the Honorable Paul A. Hardison , Chief District Court Judge, Onslow County. Judge Hardison spoke with students about achieving their true potential. He shared with them “don’t let your situation determine your destination.” What he meant by this was, while students may encounter barriers such as low social economic status and/or single family households amongst other things, it is the individual determination and drive that determines how successful you become in life. He spoke about the struggles he faced growing up in a single-parent household with little money. He emphasized that his hard work and determination to accomplish his dreams allowed him to have a very successful career. The judge reiterated this point by emphasizing “don’t let your attitude affect your altitude.” He encouraged positive peer connections and the importance of surrounding yourself with friends that inspire you to reach your full potential. He also spoke about humility, and understanding that while no one is perfect, learning from your mistakes makes you more successful.

FCA Sock Drive

Trexler’s FCA will be sponsoring a Winter Sock Drive to benefit the Onslow County Homeless Shelter beginning on Monday, December 12th and lasting through Friday, December 16th. If you would like to participate, send in new pairs of socks. Thank you in advance for your assistance in this endeavor. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask Ms. Lacy or Ms. Sydes. Have a blessed day!

OCS Science and Engineering Fair

Six Trexler Falcons will participate in the county Science and Engineering Fair at the American Legion building on December 13th. TMS representatives are Allison Bundle, Carrington Sydes, Lincoln Hughes, Caroline Cubas, Riley Stone, and Makayla Bentley. The event is free and open to the public.

After School Tutoring

There will be no after school tutoring for any subject during the week of December 12th.

We will resume regular weekly tutoring on the first week in January.

Wrapping Up Wrestling

According to Coach Scott, the TMS wrestling team performed better than ever before in TMS wrestling history! The team finished in 2nd place in the conference with a record of 6 wins, 1 loss, and 1 tie. Avery Cook completed the season undefeated! We look forward to next year’s wrestling season and hope that we will perform as well as we did this year, Scott finished.

Sizing Up Soccer

The Lady Falcon soccer team played a tough season this year! Every game, the team fought hard to score and to protect the goal. The Falcons went 4-4 throughout the season. Coach Bostic, Coach Coy, and Coach Sunding are very proud of all the girls, their hard work, and their accomplishments throughout the season! We wish our 8th graders luck at the high school and look forward to seeing our 7th graders again next year!

Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, Dec. 12th, 7:30am to Tuesday, Dec. 13th, 12pm

112 East Foy Street

Richlands, NC

Visit Trexler Media Center to shop in the Scholastic Book Fair. You may also shop online at

Upcoming Events

12/16 – Students get out for Christmas Break

1/2 – Students return from Christmas Break

1/16 - Holiday – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/23 & 1/24 – Teacher Workday’s (no school for students)

1/30 – PTO Meeting (6:00pm) & Open House with Report Card pick-up (6:30pm-7:30pm)

AVID students and families had a pre-parade event Saturday afternoon, December 10th.

Seasons Greetings. We hope everyone in our Trexler family enjoy the holidays. We will see you in January 2017.