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CC HRRB Coach Training 2015 Presentation

For coaches:  Below is the PowerPoint presentation which was shared with you at the mandatory coaches meeting.  Feel free to review as needed.

CC HRRB Coach Training 2015

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Attention Elementary School Coaches

The book Sylo has been removed from the state level Helen Ruffin competition for elementary only. We are still awaiting notification from the state. We have reached out with no response as of our meeting on August 31, 2015. The only notification we have received is the removal of the title from the official book list on the state site. We apologize for the delay in this notification.


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Mandatory Coaches Training

Coaches Training–Mandatory

The Cobb County Ruffin Reading Bowl Steering Committee will be offering two MANDATORY meetings for all coaches. The dates and locations are as follows: 

September 15, 2015 – 6-8 PM at McEachern High School or

September 28, 2015 – 6-8 PM Central Library

This meeting is required attendance (just one meeting) for the head coach from all teams participating in the 2016 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competition. We will have the registration paperwork available at that time. If you would like, you may bring the registration check to register and pay that evening. This year the registration amount is $60. Checks can be made payable to Cobb County Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl. Please register by clicking on the link below. Registrations are due NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 23!




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2016 competition date

HRRB Cobb County Competition Date:

January 16, 2016

at McEachern High School

Regional Competition     February 13, 2018   Carrollton, GA

Divisional Competition   February 27, 2016   Clayton State University

State Competition     March 19, 2016      University of GA

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Georgia Children’s Literature Award Finalists announced 2015 – 2016

Elementary and Middle School List

High School List

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Congratulations!!! Cobb Rocks the HeRRB competition!

Congratulations to Lovinggood Middle School and Walton High School

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl teams.  

Both teams will represent Cobb County in the State competition!  

Way to go! You make us proud!

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2013 – 2014 HRRB WInners!

Congratulations to all of the teams that partipated this year. The top two teams will go on to regional competition.

Elementary School
1st Place – Shallowford Falls
2nd Place – Still
3rd Place – Birney

Middle School
1st Place – International Academy Of Smyrna
2nd Place – Cooper
3rd Place  – Pine Mountain

High School
1st Place – Walton
2nd Place – Kennesaw Mountain
3rd Place – Campbell


2013-2014 HRRB State Winners

1st place – Centennial Arts Academy – Gainesville Charter School
2nd place – Gum Springs Elementary – Jackson County

Middle School:
1st place – Chamblee Middle School – DeKalb County
2nd place – Midway Middle School – Liberty County

High School:
1st place – Bradwell Institute – Liberty County
2nd place – Marietta High School – Marietta City

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History of the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

Helen Ruffin was the media specialist at Skyhaven Elementary School in DeKalb County until her retirement in 1992. To encourage her students to read, she created a competition game based on the Georgia Children’s Book Award nominees. The idea took hold in DeKalb County and grew to a statewide competition in 2003.

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