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Trexler Middle School News

Saving Student Work on Their 1:1 Laptop

Onedrive…the only saving place your student needs for their files!

Has your student been saving their work to their Onedrive? If not, they are taking a risk of losing ALL their work that is saved on their 1:1 device. How could this happen to them you ask? Well, if their computer has to be “reimaged” it will be completely wiped clean a.k.a all their files will be gone! How can they keep this catastrophe from happening to them? The answer is simple…. they should be saving their files to their Office 365 Onedrive. Below are some tips to help your student with this process.


1-Start all new Microsoft files, such as, Word, Powerpoint, Excel in their Office 365 Onedrive. This is IMPORTANT because if they start a file in Onedrive it automatically saves it in their Onedrive for them (click the “New” button in Onedrive to access the Microsoft applications)

2-Files currently saved in their Documents library on their 1:1 device should be moved to the Office 365 Onedrive (click on the file in Documents and drag and drop it into Onedrive)

3-Office 365 Onedrive is web-based and can be accessed by any computer, such as, a home computer (helpful because they can still access their work if their 1:1 device is being worked on or they can print documents at home from their home computer)

4-Students who want to be able to save directly to their Office 365 Onedrive from their computer must select Onedrive-Onslow County Schools under “Save As” NOT the option that only says Onedrive. If they do not see the Onedrive-Onslow County Schools option under “Save As’ they must sign-in. There is a How-to video on the Trexler website under Latest News demonstrating how they should login to link their Microsoft accounts.

After School Tutoring

There will be no after school tutoring for any subject during the week of November 21st.

AVID Guest Speaker

AVID welcomed guest speaker James Andersen from Coastal Carolina Community College. Mr. Andersen works in the Career Center at CCCC which provides a full service, comprehensive approach that is focused on teaching, guiding, and empowering students. The goal of the Career Center allows students to be in control of their career development. Throughout his presentation Mr. Andersen introduced our AVID students to the Career Coach which is a free program that analyzes interests and personality traits. The program will then provide a list of potential employment opportunities in eastern North Carolina including current employers, salary ranges, and employment outlook. While other programs over this service, the great thing about the Career Coach is that it only focuses upon career opportunities within a 100 mile radius of Onslow county.

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District-Wide Benchmark Testing

With the end of the first grading period, Trexler participated in several district developed benchmark assessments. All students were assessed in Language Arts and Mathematics, and eighth grade students also participated in a science benchmark. Students that are currently enrolled in Math1 and/or a Career and Technical Education class also participated in a district developed test for the respective class. While these assessments do not count towards a student’s grade, the teachers are able to use the results from these formative assessments to help guide instruction. Teachers are busy analyzing the data provided from these tests to focus on areas of student need. If you would like information regarding your child’s performance on the benchmark, please speak with his or her teacher.

Thanks for Supporting Trexler!

Special thanks and recognition goes out to all the companies and organizations that help support Trexler. Recent donations include:

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce donated the funds from their annual Golf Tournament to Trexler in the amount of $400.

Smithfield’s Hog Production Division (formally Murphy-Brown Farms), the world’s leading pork producer, recently provided their Human Resource Manager and a veterinarian to serve as a guest speakers for some of our classes. Then, Trexler was pleasantly surprised with a generous donation of $500.

Jason Bell of Woodmen of the World recently presented Trexler with a check for $150 to be used for instructional supplies. He also offered free copies of The American Patriot’s Handbook to anyone interested. If you would like to receive this resource, please click the link and submit your information.

At the start of the school year, Trexler’s PTO provided their annual donation from available funds collected during the 2015/2016 school year. This year they were able to donate $6,750!

Carolina Orthodontics continues to be a strong supporter of schools in the Onslow County School District in which their new patients attend. So far Trexler has received $1,500.

Once again, thank you to all sponsors, companies, and individuals that have given so much in time and funds to Trexler. We are currently working to install an outside school marque with digital display to help communicate happenings at Trexler to all who travel near the campus and updating Promethean boards in classrooms.


AVID students had a great day at Camp Don Lee on October 14th. First, they participated in a series of games and group activities that were designed to help them get to know each other. Then, during the day, they participated in a variety of low-element challenge course stations where each activity was designed to help students work as a group to accomplish the goals, tasks, and obstacles set by a trained facilitator.

This was a very active day for our AVID students. This was not just a fun day away from school, but a day where they were able to grow in their ability to work together and solve problems in a group setting. This experience helped students understand the wonder and adventure that comes from being a member of a team. This was very important to the new AVID members this year. The rewards and results have followed many of the students back to the classroom. They use those positive interactions at Camp Don Lee as an example for working together. Several of the students gained a new understanding of being a positive, productive, and contributing member of the AVID program/family.

During the week of October 31 – November 14, AVID students will be selling Attraction Coupon Books. These books have hundreds of dollars of coupons to local restaurants and shops. The cost of the book is $20. If you are interested in purchasing an Attraction Coupon Book, please see an AVID student, or contact the school. It’s a great way to Save Money!!!

Upcoming Events

11/5 - OCS Middle School Cheer Competition

11/7 - PTO Meeting, 6pm in Cafeteria

11/7 - Report Cards go home

11/10 - Early Release Day, students dismissed at 11:15am

11/11 - Veterans Day Holiday Closure

11/23 - Teacher Workday

11/24 & 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday Closure

News from Onslow County Schools

Military parents, your children have a unique opportunity to receive free tutoring online through, which can be accessed 24/7. Students will be connected to a live tutor to help with homework or teach a concept. For more information:

Eighth grade parents, did you know that OCS students will soon be able to complete high school courses from their own living room? More information on Onslow Virtual Academy will be forthcoming. Your OCS contact is Vikki Childress.