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Geography Bee

The National Geographic Society holds the National Geography Bee for students in grades 4-8 in thousands of schools across the United States. Last week Trexler students participated in the classroom level preliminary round of the Geography Bee to determine who would advance to the school Bee. The top three students in each grade competed Tuesday to determine which two students would advance to the county wide Bee. Congratulations to seventh grader and returning champion Jessica Housel for winning the school competition! She will be accompanied by runner up Ian Frederick, also in seventh grade, at the county wide Geography Bee taking place on Thursday, December 8th at 7:00 PM at Trexler. All are welcome to attend! In addition, as the school winner, Jessica has the opportunity to advance to the state wide National Geographic Geography Bee upon completion of a written test to be given later this month.

Upcoming Orchestra and Band Concerts

We will have our Winter Orchestra Concert on Tuesday, December 6th at 6:30 at Richlands High Auditorium. Students need to arrive at 6:00 PM wearing a black polo, black pants, and dark shoes. Admission is free.


The Winter Band Concert will be on Monday, December 12th at 6:30 PM. Doors will open at 5:45 PM. Sixth grade students need to be on the stage at 6:15 PM and 7th and 8th graders needs to be in their seats in the audience at 6:15 PM. Students are expected to wear black bottoms (pants, skirt etc.), white polo or button up top and dark shoes. All band students will get 2 tickets to give to family members for free admission otherwise admission is $2.00.

Chorus Concert

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the parents and family members that came out to the Chorus concert on Thursday evening. The students did a great job presenting a variety of holiday selections to a standing room only crowd! We hope you enjoyed the show!

AVID Announcements

On Saturday, December 10th, AVID students and their families are invited to a holiday celebration event! We will be making Christmas cards for the troops overseas as well as patients at the Walter Reed Medical Center. There will be an opportunity to decorate your own holiday ornaments and enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies. The event runs from 4:00-5:00 PM at TMS, prior to the Richlands Christmas parade.


AVID is wrapping up their sale of the Attraction Dining Guides. Please make sure to turn in your money ASAP to your AVID teacher. If you wish to purchase another Attraction Dining Guide, there are a handful left and can be purchased for $20 at the front office.

Early College Informational Meeting

Onslow County Schools is opening an Early College in the Fall of 2017. Students who are currently taking or have already taken Math I are eligible to attend. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, December 7th at 5:30 PM and another at 6:00 PM for those attending the soccer and wrestling matches. For more information please contact Michael Elder at earlycollege@onslow.k12.nc.us. The brochure is below.
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Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming! Our fall book fair will be held in the media center December 7-13 during school hours. However, for early shopping please check out our online fair that opens today. Click on the link below for classroom wish lists, book previews and an opportunity to purchase from an online only list of items not available at our school book fair. All purchases made online will be ship to Trexler after the end of online fair, December 15th. Thanks for supporting our classrooms and media center.

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/trexlermiddle