Dec. 1, 2017

Arsenal Tech Alum Trey Lyles to Talk to Fans

Trey Lyles, an Arsenal Technical High School alum and Denver Nuggets forward, will return to his hometown when the Nuggets take on the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, Dec. 10, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St.

Arsenal Tech High School Night with the Pacers will include a post-game meet and greet with Lyles for fans who purchased select tickets to the game. Game tipoff begins at 5 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m.

Ticket prices are $20 (balcony, rows 11 and higher), $25 (balcony, rows 1-10) and $75 (club level, corners). Once the game ends, make your way to Section 17 near the main court for your chance to engage with one of Tech’s most famous alums.

To order tickets online, visit The deadline to order tickets is Dec. 8. For more information, contact Arsenal Tech Athletic Director Tom Starnes at

LIDS, Colts Give Back to Students at Wendell Phillips

Christmas will come early this year for hundreds of IPS students, thanks to an annual event hosted by LIDS Sports Group and the Indianapolis Colts.

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, from noon to 3 p.m., the Indianapolis Colts and more than 100 volunteers from Zionsville-headquartered LIDS and its parent company Genesco Inc. will gather at Wendell Phillips School 63 for the 12th Annual Cold Feet, Warm Shoes & Hats. The event provides underserved children with the essentials needed to keep warm during the winter months.

Students at Wendell Phillips will get to shop around the created “store” to select a new pair of shoes and a hat donated by LIDS and Genesco.

Through the Cold Feet, Warm Shoes & Hats program, LIDS has provided thousands of children in Indianapolis with properly fitted shoes and hats. To learn more about LIDS and its community initiatives, visit

Students to Display Talent at Holiday Showcase Inside IPS Education Center

The board room inside the John Morton-Finney Center for Educational Services, 120 E. Walnut St., will once again serve as the venue for holiday entertainment from IPS students from Dec. 11-13.

More than 10 IPS choirs, orchestras, ensembles and even ukulele players — from elementary to high school — will offer free performances for IPS staff and parents of the students participating in the annual Holiday Board Room Entertainment program.

“This has been a way to showcase the many varied talents of our students while providing an uplifting and festive spirit at our downtown location,” said Event Coordinator David Newman, IPS K-12 fine arts instructional coach. “Some groups come while they are out performing other places that day. Some have never performed before, and are using this as a proving ground.”

The schedule for the Holiday Board Room Entertainment:

December 11, 2017

  • 11 to 11:30 a.m.: Charles Warren Fairbanks School 105 Choir (Para Gale, director)
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Clarence Farrington School 61 Choir (Sarah Huffaker, director)
  • 12 to 12:30 p.m.: Center for Inquiry School 27 Band and Choir (Brenda Dugan, director)
  • 12:30 to 1 p.m.: Jonathan Jennings School 109 Orchestra (Coleen Walker, director)

December 12, 2017

  • 11 to 11:30 a.m.: Edison School of the Arts School 47 Jazz Band (Michele Pickard, director)
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Arlington High School Choir (Matthew Jackson, director)
  • 12 to 12:30 p.m.: George Washington Carver Montessori School 87 Handbell Choir (Carter Bell, director)
  • 12:30 to 1 p.m.: Center for Inquiry School 2 Choir and Ukulele Ensemble (Brian Hoover, director)

December 13, 2017

  • 10:30 to 11 a.m.: Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities Jazz Band (Thomas Ewigleben and John Hague, directors)
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: George Washington High School Performing Ensembles (Alexander Warren, director)
  • 12 to 1 p.m.: Shortridge International Baccalaureate High School Performing Ensembles (Terion Cooper and Susan Sieler, directors)

“We would love for employees of the John Morton-Finney Center for Educational Services and other buildings to bring a sack lunch to the board room and enjoy the students,” said Newman.