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Finish Strong!

Monday, March 27 begins our last quarter of the school year and we want to take the opportunity to encourage students to finish the year strong. Now is the time for students to keep up with school work daily so they don't get behind. Teachers are using Throwback Thursdays or Flashback Fridays to review the curricula taught throughout the year. Students are encouraged to ask questions and participate in free after school tutoring to ensure they have learned all they can. Parents can help by asking students some key questions in the evenings:


1. What did you learn today? How does this relate to something you learned last week?

2. What questions do you still have?

3. Will you show me your completed homework? Do you have any missing assignments?

4. What are your goals for your future? What are your goals for this week?

CTE Showcase

Our 8th graders attended the 12th Annual CTE Showcase at the American Legion Building on Monday, March 21. Students were able to learn about high school courses related to a variety of careers as they prepare to transition into high school. The showcase highlighted careers in 8 program areas: Agriculture, Business, Finance and Information Technology, Career Development, Family and Consumer Science, Health Science, Marketing, Technology Education, and Trade and Industrial Education. CTE offers approximately 90 CTE courses to students in grades 6-12 within our school system.

Jacksonville-Onslow Council for the Arts 2017 Student Art Competition Winner

Trexler Middle is filled with a wide array of talented students. Ms. McClanahan reports that one of our students with talent in visual arts has been recognized recently. Kati Dare, a 7th grader, was awarded Honorable Mention for her original artwork entitled “Dot Painting” from the Jacksonville-Onslow Council for the Arts. Great job, Kati!

How can I help my kids develop good media habits?

When it comes to media and technology, kids really learn what they live. According to a Common Sense Media poll, most parents want to cut down their mobile device use, and over one-third of teens do, too. Here are some strategies for helping your whole family develop healthy media habits.

Set limits.

Choose age-appropriate, high-quality media.

Co-view and co-play when you can.

For more information, you can read the entire article from Common Sense Media.

Upcoming Events

3/27 Home Soccer and Volleyball

3/28 School Speech Contest

4/7 PBIS 9 Week Celebration

4/10-14 Spring Break (No school)