Monthly Archives: November 2015

Tenth Annual Family Reading Night will be held on November 19, 2015

2015 FRN Posteremail-1The tenth annual IMSA Community Family Reading Night will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The theme for this year’s event is, “Read, Think and Go Green @ IMSA!”

Students from Aurora school districts 129 and 131, and children of IMSA employees, will be in attendance to enjoy an evening that includes a scientific demonstration by the SciTech Hands on Museum, which is located in Aurora. During the evening the children will participate in crafts, science activities and book readings held during the IMSA staff story time. Parents can take a tour of the school led by IMSA student volunteers.

A raffle will be held and prizes include puzzles of the rain forest and the ocean, movie tickets from Cinemark Tinseltown movie theater in Aurora, and coupons for a local Pizza Hut in Aurora. Back packs filled with goodies and a t-shirt will be handed out to every child who attends.

Oberweis Dairy will provide ice cream treats during the evening.

Dart Container is this year’s event sponsor. Student volunteers from the IRC, Admissions and Allies departments of IMSA will help prepare and oversee crafts for the event, painted faces and other activities throughout the night.

For more information, please contact Angela Richardson at or 630 907-5075.

New Displays in the IRC

In October several displays were set up in the IRC.

024The Diversity Awareness display includes books and DVDs that can be checked out.

026Each picture in the “Faces of IMSA” display has a QR Code under it that links to a YouTube video in which the pictured person gives their name, graduating class and how they self-identify.

022The display cases under the skylights show fossils collected by IMSA staff and others.