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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
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The Harlem Ambassadors basketball team will be bringing their entertaining, engaging show to Bill Green Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 30, to face off against a team of local “all-stars”. This team is known for high-flying dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks, and hilarious comedy routines. The Ambassadors — all college grads who are committed to remaining drug free — are also great role models with a positive message for young people.


More information about the game in the evening of Nov. 30 at MHS's Bill Green Arena, including where to get your tickets, is available at MarionGiantsSports.com

The Ambassadors will also be bringing a special program to some of our schools earlier in the day. Click the links below to learn more!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News
For the month of November, we're sharing photos of some of the special people here at Kendall Elementary. We're thankful for ALL of our students, teachers, staff, families, and our community! 



>> Click here to view the full gallery!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News A Marion High School student has been named the state leader for an international network of support groups for teens with scoliosis, Curvy Girls.

Emily Phillippe, a freshman at MHS, has been dealing with the challenges of having scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, since she was 7 years old. When she was 12, she found Curvy Girls Scoliosis Support Group to help her deal with the challenges of wearing a back brace 20 hours per day. At age 13, Emily’s curve progressed, even though she was braced. Emily needed spinal fusion surgery. Now, at the age of 14, Emily is fully recovered and is starting a chapter of Curvy Girls in her own town. She wants to help other girls dealing with this condition.

Curvy Girls brings girls together to raise awareness and support one another at monthly meetings, hospital visits, and brace-wear shopping trips. Because teens with Scoliosis typically feel self-conscious about their appearance, and because they often have to wear a hard plastic torso brace up to 23 hours a day, they tend to isolate and may experience depression. Support groups provide an important opportunity to share concerns and information.

Curvy Girls of Indiana is a chapter of international groups started in 2006 by then-14-year-old Leah Stoltz of Long Island, N.Y. Since being featured on national television’s TeenNick HALO (Helping and Leading Others) Awards Show in 2009, Curvy Girls has grown to 42 chapters throughout the world.

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a medical condition of unknown cause in which a preteen or teen has an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. On an X-ray, the spine of an individual with a scoliosis may look more like an "S" or a "C" than a straight line. Conventional treatment is through bracing and/or surgery. Scoliosis progresses 10 times more frequently in girls than boys, and some girls have to wear a hard plastic torso brace for up to 23 hours a day. In an attempt to halt curve progression and avoid spine surgery, bracing is continued throughout the growing years.

“Scoliosis affects us both physically and mentally,” Leah said. “While the back brace supports our bodies, Curvy Girls is our emotional brace. We need to help our girls feel better about themselves from the inside out.”

Emily welcomes girls with scoliosis to contact her so that together they can continue to make a difference. Visit www.curvygirlsscoliosis.com/indiana and learn more about Emily and Curvy Girls of Indiana, or email IN@curvygirlsscoliosis.com.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News On Veterans Day, Kendall Elementary will be having our annual Veterans' Day Lunch for parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of our students that are veterans or currently serving in the armed forces.

If you are among this group, and you would like to have lunch with your student on this day, please ask your student for the "Celebrating Veterans" paper that is going home on Thursday. Then simply fill out the paper and return it to the school by Tuesday, Nov. 8. Registration is required for this event, so we can prepare a meal for you!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News This Thursday, Nov. 3, all Kendall students and families are invited to a skating party at Idyl Wyld, 4013 S. Meredian St.

Join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the roller rink. Parents, please stay with your children at the rink.

Tickets are $1.50 a the school, or $2 at the door. Skate rental is an additional $2 at the rink.

We hope to see YOU there!