The Nest

Trexler Middle School -Promoting Excellence

AVID Guest Speaker

On Monday, February 20th, AVID students welcomed guest speaker Victoria Paul. Ms. Paul spoke with students about the field of nursing. Part of the presentation focused on the various types of nursing degrees, from a two-year degree at a community college to a doctoral degree at a university. Students also learned that nurses can work in a variety of settings ranging from clinical to corporate. Volunteers were able to “scrub down” for surgery and learned that you must wash with a sanitizing soap for five minutes prior to entering the operating room. Several students were also able to wear surgical uniforms. Disease transmission was also discussed, and Ms. Paul emphasized the importance of covering your cough, washing your hands, and seeking treatment for ailments. Students were able to interact by hearing their own heartbeats with stethoscopes. The highlight of the visit was “Vinny” the vein finder. This device shines a red light a person’s skins quickly locating a vein in the event a patient needs intravenous fluids. The pictures below are from the event.


Our 2017 Volleyball Team is off to a great start and ready to play! Our first game is Tuesday, February 28th at Brewster Middle School starting at 4 pm. Our first home game is Thursday, March 2nd against Hunters Creek Middle School starting at 4 pm in the TMS gym. Come out and support your Lady Falcons!

The Trexler Falcons Soccer Team has been gearing up all week in preparation for their first game on Tuesday, February 28th. The Falcons will travel to Brewster to battle it out against the Bulldogs in their first game of the season. Come on out to support your team!

Battle of the Books

Trexler's Battle of the Books team will travel to Southwest High on Monday, February 27th to compete in the Onslow County Middle School competition. Team members have been reading titles selected by the North Carolina School Library Media Association and preparing for the competition by practicing after school. Titles from the 2017 list include A Monster Calls, Wonder, I Am Malala, and To Kill a Mockingbird. The winner of the county competition will represent Onslow County in the regional competition in April. Team members are Allison Bundle, Leticia Cordova, Lena Phillips, and Azel Solomon. Thank you to the parents for allowing your children to stay after school and participate.

High School Registration

On Thursday March 2nd, Richlands High School will be meeting with rising 9th graders during the school day regarding high school registration. On Thursday March 23rd, students attending Southwest High School will hear a presentation regarding high school registration from their home school. At these meetings, students will learn about graduation requirements, freshman scheduling, and the course catalog that will guide them through the registration process. These meetings are presented by the respective high school staff members. Student attendance is strongly encouraged on these days, as the schools will provide important information for rising 9th grade students. Eighth grade students out of district that are approved to attend Trexler must register with their home high school. Parents interested in attending the registration meeting can contact Amanda West, School Counselor, at or 910.324.4414 for the appropriate times.

AVID Night

On Tuesday, February 28, Richlands Elementary School will be hosting Trexler's AVID night for rising 6th grade students. Please share with friends and family that anyone interested in joining our AVID program can join us starting at 5:30. AVID is a program that strives to teaches students the skills and habits they need to be successful in school and to go to college and having continued success there.