In this week’s Hot Topics, we highlight the final day for
the IPS Math Competition, two IPS actors, and My Brother’s Keeper mentoring program!
Last Day to Participate in
the IPS Math Competition
Friday, March 17, is your last chance to participate in this year’s IPS Math
Competition, which is in its 29th year!
year, Indianapolis Public Schools holds the districtwide mathematics
competition for Grades 3–12. The online contest is based around timed tests
available to our students.
the week, participants have had the opportunity to solve problems created
specifically for the event.
winners will be invited to the annual Math Competition ceremony on May 23,
2017. Last year more than 5,800 IPS students participated in the
Ripple Alumnus, Quincy Fouse, in Top Box Office Hit
You can now see Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the
Arts and Humanities alumnus, Quince Fouse, on the big screen! Fouse plays Nate
Munson in the Marvel Comic superhero film “Logan.”
Upon its opening on March 3, groups of fellow Broad
Ripple alumni have gone in droves to see the film and support Fouse. The movie,
staring Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart, is still sitting at the top of the
box office and has already garnered more than $150 million domestic.
You can also see Fouse in his recurring role as Taz Money
in the hit sitcom series “The Goldbergs.”
Keeper Program Launches
On Monday, March 13, city leaders officially launched five
new Indianapolis chapters of the national My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) program. The initiative seeks to help young
people in urban areas across the country reach their full potential.
During Monday’s conference at the Indiana Black Expo
Office, the group also announced their partnership with Project Indy. Project
Indy is an initiative launched by Mayor joe Hogsett to bring summer jobs to
teens. Officials for the My Brother’s Keeper program said they are planning
three upcoming youth job fairs and hope to employ 2,000 young people this
MKB is for boys age 16-24.
Davis Jr. to Open When “Motown” Comes to Indy
Edison School of the Arts School 47 student Raymond Davis Jr. is
currently touring across the country in the Broadway hit “Motown
The tour will soon be bringing the sixth-grader back to
his hometown, when the musical heads to the Murat Theatre at Old National
Centre for an eight-day run, March 28 through April 2
Based on the life of Motown founder and music mogul Berry
Gordy, Raymond stars as the younger versions of Gordy, Michael Jackson and
information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.motownthemusical.com.