The seventh annual IMSA Community Family Reading Night, coordinated and hosted by IMSA’s Information Resource Center and student volunteers, was held on November 15, 2012 for area elementary school students and their families.
This year’s theme, “The Physics of Sports,” was a grand slam – everyone had a good time! Approximately one hundred students from five Aurora elementary schools attended, along with about seventy-five parents.
Lauren Carlini, West Aurora High School senior, and Kenny Battle, West Aurora High School alum, along with the help of IMSA students, presented the skills of volleyball and basketball to demonstrate the physics of sports.
Lauren Carlini has just been named the top college recruit in the nation for volleyball in 2012 and will be attending University of Wisconsin. Kenny Battle is both a former NBA player and Harlem Globtrotter.
During the Storytime activity, Lauren Carlini and IMSA staff members read sports themed books to the children. Each child who attended was given a free book provided by the Literacy Program of the Junior League of DuPage and Kane Counties .
The children crafted sports medallions and baseball hats, and had their faces painted with their favorite sports teams, mascots and logos. Throughout the evening they also participated in sports-related physics experiments with the Kid’s Institute staff of IMSA.
During Family Reading Night the IMSA Office of Admissions coordinated student-led bilingual tours of the IMSA campus for parents.
Everyone enjoyed ice cream, which was a shared donation with Oberweis Dairy. Raffle prizes were donated by East and West Aurora School Districts, Pizza Hut and Cinemark Tinseltown.