Monday, Top Educators, Yogi Bear
Here are 5 things you need to know in Kennesaw for Sept. 26.
1. After a gorgeous weekend, the National Weather Service says we'll see more clouds today and a 30 percent chance of showers, with a high near 83. Tonight there's a 30 percent chance of showers, with a low around 58.
2. McClure Middle School teacher Ryan Limpert was named the winner in the “Nominate Your Favorite Teacher Contest” sponsored by Scholastic Books and Homewood Suites. He was nominated by Cobb parent James Dahlquist and his daughter Lindsey. He won a trip to New York City out of more than 1,000 applicants.
“It is a great age to teach kids about science,” said Limpert, a middle school teacher for more than 16 years. “They become curious about it and want to study science further. Middle school students are willing and eager to learn.”
3. State Schools Supt. Dr. John Barge announced the 2011 Exemplary and Exceptional Library Media Programs for the state of Georgia, which included a Kennesaw school librarian. Palmer Middle School’s Janell McClure received the recognition.
4. Make plans now to bring the family to enjoy a free, fun, outdoor cinematic experience at Swift-Cantrell Park on a giant inflatable screen this Saturday, Oct. 1. The feature film is Yogi Bear, rated PG. The screening starts at dark. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring a blanket or comfortable low-back chair. Food and beverages will be available for purchase on-site. Arrive early (at 6:00pm) for inflatables, games, face painting, and plenty of giveaways. For more information, call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at 770-422-9714.
5. Fun fact: While Yogi Bear's mannerisms were inspired by Art Carney's character in The Honeymooners, his name was, quite obviously, borrowed from baseball great Yogi Berra.