May 5, 2021
From the Desk of the Principal
Hello Trix Academy Family!
Thank you to all of the families who have ensured your child(ren) has taken his/her MSTEP assessment. Unlike NWEA, Michigan's state assessment must be taken in person. Make Up days are continuing to take place for 3rd-8th grade scholars. Please continue to look for information regarding the make up days. If you have any questions, please contact the office at (313) 426-1020 or email email@example.com.
Detra Coleman, Ed.S.
Trix Academy School Leader
Phalen Leadership Academies is partnering with Summer Advantage USA to offer a 5-week summer learning program to our scholars AT NO COST TO YOU! Beyond being one of the nation's ONLY scientifically-studied summer programs proven to improve academic scores, Summer Advantage also artfully incorporates engaging enrichment activities every afternoon for a FULL DAY of learning & fun for our scholars! To enroll your scholar, please visit www.summeradvantage.org and click the yellow 'enroll here' button. Program specifics are below.
Location: Trix Academy (in-person)
Dates: June 28, 2021 - July 30, 2021
Times: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM
Grades: 2nd - 6th
High School Information
Virtual High School Visits:
“Virtual Visits” are a 1 hour introduction of each school that are led by current high school students and staff - a great opportunity for your students to learn about school options, the high school experience, and ask questions!
Application High School Virtual Visits
Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine (5/11 or 5/18 at 12 p.m.) Register Here!
Detroit School of Arts (5/10 at 2 p.m.) Register Here!
Exam High School Virtual Visits
Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School (5/6 or 5/13 at 1 pm.) Register Here!
Exam High School Webinars – Register Here
Wednesday May 26 at 6 p.m.
This 2-hour info sessions will showcase all six Exam High Schools, provide information on the on the admissions process, and offer ample time for questions.
Application High Schools Webinars – Register Here!
Thursday May 20 at 5:30 p.m.
This 2-hour info sessions will showcase all six Application High Schools, provide information on the on the admissions process, and offer ample time for questions.
Facts About Attendance
Trix Academy is continuing to help all of our scholars participate in the learning process on a consistent basis. Based on an abundance of research, children who miss an excessive amount of school follow a pattern that does not lead to being successful in school.
- Missing school in the early grades can have a snowball effect. It sets kids up to fall behind in the fundamental reading skills they need in order to move on to more complicated work.
- Each day of learning builds on the previous day. When kids miss a few days in a row, it can be hard to follow subsequent lessons. And when kids aren’t in school, they’re missing opportunities to be identified for intervention and extra supports.
In the midst of the challenges we are currently facing, it is important for our scholar(s) to log into class on a daily basis. Receiving first hand instruction on a consistent basis is critical to the learning process.
Technology Device Care Tips and Incentive
- Ensure the case remains on the iPad or Chromebook
- Ensure food and drinks are not around the technology device
- Ensure scholars are stationary when using the iPad or Chromebook
- Monitor data usage on the hotspot
- When lessons have concluded for the day, ensure the scholar places the device in the same location for the next day
- Ensure technology devices are plugged in to charge at the end of the school day in order for scholars to have a fully charged device for the next school day.
If you have any questions, please let me know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the office at (313) 426-1020.
Staff Email Addresses
Detra Coleman, Principal - email@example.com
Paula Hayes, Culture Specialist - firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Orpe, Instructional Coach - email@example.com
Sheilene Smith, Office Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Martha Miller, Social Worker - email@example.com
Matthew Bowman, Academic Interventionist - firstname.lastname@example.org
Monica Mbua, Teacher - email@example.com
Charlene Long, Teacher - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea Henry, Teacher Assistant - email@example.com
Tiara Owens, Teacher - firstname.lastname@example.org
Darryle Cross, Teacher Assistant - email@example.com
Asia Bradley, Teacher - firstname.lastname@example.org
Atica Bell, Teacher Assistant - email@example.com
Christine Truesdell, Teacher - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheryll Purdy, Teacher - email@example.com
Josef McKinney, Teacher Assistant - firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Kulcharyk, Teacher - email@example.com
LaTesha Gordon, ELA Teacher - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pantel Tzavellas, Social Studies Teacher - email@example.com
Steven Orellana, Teacher Intern - firstname.lastname@example.org
Andre Keys, Teacher Assistant - email@example.com
Johari Brown, Math Teacher - firstname.lastname@example.org
Paige DeRue, Teacher Assistant - email@example.com
Yolanda Betty, Science Teacher - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryant Robertson, Teacher - email@example.com
Edward McLean, Teacher - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerel Allen, Teacher - email@example.com
Tyresha Robinson, Student Enrollment Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org