Trix Family News

Week of April 25, 2022

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Message from Principal Perkins (37 Instructional Days Left in Quarter 4)

Happy Sunday Family!

The weekend is over and we are heading into another full week of instruction and testing for a couple of grade levels. 3rd-5th grade did a wonderful job last week taking portions of the MSTEP assessment. They begin our testing season strong just how we plan to finish.

Last week attendance numbers had a slight dip. I want to encourage families to remember scholars still have a quarter of instruction left. It is important for our scholars to be in class daily to ensure they are prepared for the following grade. Attendance is important for their academic growth and when scholars are not in class they are not learning.

MSTEP testing continues next week and we want our 5th and 8th graders to be prepared to finish out this leg of testing for their grade levels. Below are are tips to support parents to prepare your scholars for testing next week!

Testing Tips for Parents

1. Make sure your child gets plenty of rest the night before the test.

2. On the morning of the test, your child needs to get up in plenty of time so he/she won't feel rushed.

3. Feed your child a good breakfast. Research shows that children do better on tests if they have had a good breakfast. (Trix Academy Breakfast runs from 8:05am-8:25am)

4. Do as much as you can to make your child feel comfortable. Try not to say things to make him/her feel more nervous.

5. Reassure your child that no matter the outcome of the test you will still love him/her. Encourage them to simply do their best.

6. Take an active role in your child's education throughout the school year. Let your child know you are interested in his/her learning by taking part in the entire process.

7. Give your child praise even if he or she didn't do well on the test.

Let's make it a wonderful week!!!


Ms. L. Perkins, M.Ed


"Parents are the ultimate role model for children. Every word, movement, and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than a parent." - Bob Keeshan

MSTEP Testing Schedule Week of April 25th

Monday, April 25th 3rd (ELA/Math), 4th (Math), 5th (ELA) Make Up's

Tuesday, April 26th 5th Grade Math

Wednesday, April 27th 8th Grade Social Studies

Thursday, April 28th 8th Grade Science

Friday, April 29th Make Up's

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Phalen Leadership Academies Town Hall -Wednesday, April 27th at 6:00 PM EST/5:00 PM CST

Calling all families with scholars that attend PLA partner schools in the Michigan or D.C. area! Join Phalen Leadership Academies Regional Leadership for a Michigan and D.C. area Virtual Townhall on

Wednesday, April 27th at 6:00 PM EST/5:00 PM CST.

Get important news and updates, learn more about PLA and ask questions!

Click the link today to register:

PLA Townhall Family Survey Please Complete by May 4th

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Please complete the survey below to give your feedback on how to use our ESSER III funds to support the staff and scholars of Trix Academy.

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Spots are moving quickly. Hard copy applications went out last week. Please return your form to secure your spot! One 60% of spots have been filled. Don't miss out on this opportunity for your scholars.

Summer Advantage Registration

Or call the Summer Advantage Team at 1-866-924-7226 from 8am-6pm Monday - Friday

Summer Advantage 2022: Registration & Dates Now Available
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Climate and Culture

Climate & Culture

Trix Academy is a uniform school. All scholars in grades K-8 are expected to be in proper uniform daily. Please ensure your scholars are in uniform daily.

  • Grades K-3: Red polo shirt with black or khaki pants.
  • Grades 4-5: Gray polo shirt with black or khaki pants.
  • Grades 6-8: Solid black or white shirt with black or khaki pants.


To ensure the academic success of your scholar, please make sure your school comes to school daily. Tardies and early dismissals can and will affect the academic success of your scholar as well. When scholars are absent, tardy and picked up early, they lose instructional time.

  • School starts everyday at 8;30am
  • School ends everyday at 3:30pm
  • The scholars can enter the building at 8:05am
  • Scholars are considered tardy at 8:45am
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Mandatory Face Mask

Parents please send your scholars with a face mask DAILY!! We have limited supply and cannot keep up with providing a face mask to each scholar in the school every school day (M-F). Please help the school by sending your scholars prepared with their own face mask.
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Kickboard Store Friday, April 29th

Last Week's Kickboard Winners

Arielle Jackson - K

Kamiya Hardin - K

Zay'len Draughan - K

Kam'Ryn Woods - K

Malaysia Gaines - 1st

Damiyah Cottrell - 2nd

Tylecia Moore - 3rd

Dominica Riley - 3rd

Emoni Rodger - 4th

DeAngleo Fisher - 4th

Damontai Neal - 5th

Paris Malone - 5th

Jamari Barnes - 6th

Raychelle Binion - 8th

Makayla Young - 8th

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78% Average Daily Attendance the week of April 18th - April 22nd DAILY GOAL 95%

What's Happening At Trix Academy???

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Dates to Remember

April 19th Testing Season Officially Begins (MSTEP Testing Day 1)

Upcoming May Dates

May 6th Professional Development Early Dismissal

May 17th NWEA Testing Begins

May 27th-May 30th Memorial Day Weekend No School

May 31st School Resumes

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Top Trade Schools in Detroit

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Detroit At Work Scholarship Program

Detroit at Work has five scholarship programs designed to give Detroiters access to greater opportunity, better careers and higher earning power.

Fill out the FORM and choose all programs you're interested in.

If you're interested in a finding a job, call us at 313-962-9675! Detroit at Work is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Emerging Industries Training Institute:

Emerging Industries Training Institute (EITI) is Detroit’s premier vocational school. We are the only employer led training facility in the City of Detroit. We pride ourselves in offering employment opportunities for our graduates, offering classes year round. EITI has the success of our students at the forefront of everything we do…we are in the business of changing lives for the better…starting with yours!

Since 2009, EITI has placed over 2,200 graduates into viable careers. With a placement rate of over 90% and consistently retaining over 88% of our students, EITI works closely with participating employers to ensure our graduates receive the best employment experience possible.

Local Food Pantry:

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13560 E. McNichols
Detroit, MI - 48205

Phone: (313) 526-4000

Staff Email Addresses


Luvenia Perkins, Principal -

Sheilene Smith, Operations Manager -

Tyresha Robinson, Student Enrollment Coordinator -

Kenyatta Manley, Office Manager -

Paula Hayes, Culture Specialist -

Laura Green, Instructional Specialist -

Karen Orpe, Instructional Coach -

Special Education

Monica Mbua, Teacher -

Martha Miller, Social Worker -


Charlene Long, Teacher -

Patrice Nelson, Teacher -

Chelsea Henry, Teacher -

First Grade

Tiara Owens, Teacher -

Second Grade

Asia Bradley, Teacher -

Josef McKinney, Teacher -

Third Grade

Stephanie Stamas, Teacher -

Fourth Grade

Sheryll Purdy, Teacher -

Atica Bell, Teacher -

Fifth Grade

Michelle Kulcharyk, Teacher -

Grace Munoz, Teacher -

Middle School

LaTesha Gordon, ELA Teacher -

Johari Brown, Math Teacher -

Yolanda Betty, Science Teacher -

Steven Orellana, Teacher -

Andre Keys, SEL Support/Teacher -


Bryant Robertson, Art Teacher -

Edward McLean, Technology Teacher -

Jerel Allen, Physical Education Teacher -

Reading Intervention

Matthew Bowman, Teacher -

Toiya Davis, Teacher -

Nicolas Wolak, Teacher -

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