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Hot Topics: Movies, Motown and Mentoring

March 17, 2017



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

Today, Friday, March 17, is your last chance to participate in this year’s IPS Math Competition, which is in its 29th year!


Each 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.


Throughout the week, participants have had the opportunity to solve problems created specifically for the event.


The 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 competition.


Broad 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.”Quincy Fouse


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.”


My Brother’s 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 summer.


MKB is for boys age 16-24.

Raymond 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 Musical.”Raymond Davis Jr.


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 Stevie Wonder.


For more information and to purchase tickets visit