Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Summer Readers’ efforts to be celebrated at Union Station

News Release

Students in the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools District spent the summer solving mysteries, learning about faraway places, historical figures, the planets and the earth.

Now these students will have a chance to extend their learning in some of these areas and more as a reward for their reading efforts.

The top readers in the district’s summer reading programs have been invited to attend the KCKPS Summer Reading Achievers Celebration at Kansas City’s Union Station on Friday, August 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Nearly 650 students will gather to be commended for their efforts and will be treated to a morning of fun and memorable learning experiences.

The groups will tour Science City, the Planetarium, the KC Rail Experience, the Model Train Experience and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. They also will be treated to lunch.

“We know that reading is critical to our students’ success in school and to their lives, so we provide them with the opportunity each summer to get involved in reading initiatives that will enrich their literacy and enhance their performance,” said Dr. Cynthia Lane, superintendent of schools. “And we are thrilled that now we can celebrate their efforts and at the same time, keep the learning going through some of the powerful and unique experiences that Union Station has to offer.”

Union Station has partnered with KCKPS on this effort. Sponsors who have helped underwrite the cost of admission and lunch include book distributor Baker & Taylor, Apple Market and Thriftway.