The Nest

Trexler Middle School - Promoting Excellence

Orchestra Concert

Congratulations to the Trexler Orchestra on a fine performance Monday night! 6th grade orchestra showed great poise at their first concert, playing all three pieces very well together. 7th grade orchestra showed excellent growth in their performance skills, demonstrating good balance in playing out the melody parts in Saint Nick's Canon on the Housetop. 8th grade orchestra performed three pieces, stretching their technical abilities in Time Machine which highlighted famous melodies from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods and the jazz era. 7th and 8th grade combined forces successfully for two pieces, highlighting the violas, cellos, and basses in Aeolian Rock. Mrs. Nosow thanks you for your hard work this semester.

Band Concert

On Tuesday night the Trexler Band students held their Winter Band Concert. It was quite amazing so to see how far these students have come in such a short time this school year. At the concert the students played some classic Christmas tunes as well as some pieces that were new to the students. Everyone did a great job and we look forward to the continued progress that will be made throughout the year.

AVID Events

AVID students welcomed guest speaker Robin Randolph on Friday, December 15th. Ms. Randolph is a surgical technician. She works at a neurosurgeon in New Bern. She spoke to the AVID students about opportunities in the medical field, specifically in the operating room. She explained the path that she took to become certified in this field. The students were fascinated by the supplies and tools she brought to show the group. Ms. Randolph emphasized the value of being a good team member in the workplace. It was such a pleasure to hear Ms. Randolph and how passionate she is for this field and to help people.

Book Signing

One of Trexler's own 6th graders, Colleen Newbold, began working with an organization called Develop Africa when she was in 4th grade. She began collecting pencils to donate to the organization so that children in Africa would have something to write with at school. Richlands Elementary School 4th grade teacher James Ryan Orr wrote about Colleen's efforts in a book titled The Pencil Project which is a new release from Amazon. To celebrate Colleen's effort and the release of The Pencil Project there will be a book signing on Saturday, December 16th, from 1:00-3:00 PM at the Richlands Branch Library located at 299 N. Wilmington St. in Richlands. Mr. Orr will be there to sign his book and all proceeds from the purchase of his book will go to Develop Africa. Also, there will be a box at the event for any school supplies that people would like to donate to Develop Africa. For more information about Develop Africa please visit

1st Nine Weeks Principal's List and Honor Roll Students

Christmas Break

We hope everyone enjoy's their Christmas Break, which begins on Thursday, December 21st. We hope you have time to rejuvenate yourselves and enjoy your family and friends. Students return to school on Wednesday, January 3rd.

Upcomping Events

Interim Reports Cards go home- Monday, December 18th

Basketball at HCMS- Thursday, January 4th. Games begin at 4:00

Basketball at NWPMS- Tuesday, January 9th. Games begin at 4:00

Science Fair Success

Congratulations to Caroline Cubas, Carrington Sydes, Ethan Petsch, and Chris Bissette.

These Trexler students competed in the Onslow County District Science and Engineering Fair on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2017. Their outstanding projects have been selected to move on to the East Carolina Regional Science and Engineering Fair that will be held at UNCW in February. Their projects are:

"Stop Danger Zone" by Caroline Cubas and Carrington Sydes. Caroline and Carrington investigated a way to alert students at a bus stop of an oncoming car to increase student safety at bus stops.

"Duct Tape vs Masking Tape: Which is Better" by Ethan Petsch. There was great competition between the two tapes in a variety of areas, especially when Ethan wore tape shoes to school.

"Magnetic Force vs Gravity" by Chris Bissette. Can a magnetic force overcome gravity and cause an object to float in air? Chris made It do just that!

We wish all of them the best of luck at Regionals.