The Nest

December 1, 2017

Music is in the Air!!!

Get ready for Trexler's Christmas concert series as students in the chorus, orchestra, and band demonstrate skills learned thus far this school year. Please read the following information specific to each music program.

Chorus - December 4

A message from Ms. Andrews:

It is the time of year when the Trexler Middle School Choral students present their winter concert. We invite you to join us on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 6:30 PM for a concert of holiday selections and more in the RICHLANDS HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM. There will be a $2.00 admission fee for adults and school age children.

I am requesting that 6th choral students be on the risers by 6:00 PM so that we may warm up and do a sound check. The 7th and 8th grade students will meet in the RHS band room by 6:30 p.m. Please make every effort to have your child in the designated area on time.

All students must be in concert attire. The young ladies should wear a white sleeved shirt, black pants or knee length skirt and black shoes—NO ATHELETIC SHOES, FLIP FLOPS, OR VERY HIGH HEELS PLEASE. The young men should wear a white dress shirt, long tie (7th & 8th grade only), black slacks and dress shoes (NO ATHELETIC SHOES). Students should not bring any personal belongings (coats, purses, cell phones, etc.) with them to the stage area.

Orchestra - December 11

A message from Ms. Nosow:

The Winter Orchestra concert will be on Monday, December 11 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 - December 12

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:

Trexler - a National AVID Demonstration School in Action!

On November 16th Trexler welcomed representatives from AVID Center in San Diego, California who came to review and observe our progress in utilizing the AVID College Readiness System. The team observed in classrooms, spoke with students, staff, and district leaders and reviewed student work and binders. Thank you to all the students, staff, and parents who assisted with the visit and we are pleased to announce that Trexler has been re-validated as a National AVID Demonstration school (one of less than 150 across the United States) for the maximum range of 3 years!
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Trexler’s Positive Behavior Intervention Support team has been busy providing students with reminders of school rules and strategies for success. Students who qualified for the first quarter award recently enjoyed a dance in the gym. The team is currently looking at providing possibly a fieldtrip opportunity for the second quarter so students need to remain focused on earning their incentive stamps. The next prize redemption date is scheduled for December 8th.


Girls Soccer and Wrestling will have their last two scheduled games/meets on December 5 & 7 at 4:00pm. Wrestling competes at Trexler and the soccer game will be held at Richlands High School. Good luck teams as you finish your season strong!

The Wrestling team will compete in the Onslow County Middle School Athletic Association on December 16th in Swansboro.

Basketball Tryouts will begin on December 11th.

Boys Soccer and Volleyball Tryouts will begin on February 9th

After School Tutoring

Please take advantage of Trexler's free after school tutoring program that is offered each week by teachers in all core content areas. Interested students should see their teacher to arranged to stay after school on the designated day from 2:15pm - 3:00pm to receive additional support in the areas of English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. There will be not tutoring during the weeks of December 18th, January 3rd, and January 24th. The purpose of after school tutoring is to provide supplemental instruction and support in the core content area. All students are welcome to attend; however, prior parental permission is required. Parents may email the core teacher directly or fill out this form. All students need to have a ride available at 3:00pm. Students will be picked up in the front of the school.

The schedule for tutoring is:
Monday: 6th Grade Science & Social Studies, 7th Grade Science, and 8th Grade ELA
Tuesday: 6th Grade ELA, 7th ELA, 8th Grade Math and Math 1
Wednesday: 6th Grade Math, 7th Grade Math, and 8th Grade Science
Thursday: 7th Grade Social Studies and 8th Grade Social Studies

Upcoming Events/Dates

December 14 AVID Parent Night 5:30pm in the Cafeteria

Onslow County Middle School Geography Bee 7:00pm in the 900 building commons area

December 21-Jauary 2 No School - Christmas/New Years Holiday

January 15 No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

January 22 & 23 No School - Teacher Workday's

January 29 Open House/PTO Meeting/Report Card Pick-up Evening