WHS media center wins Cobb Impact Grant

On a WEB Wednesday just before Thanksgiving break, Mrs. Buckert was thrilled to discover she had won a Cobb Impact Grant.  She received a surprise visit by Cobb Schools Foundation Director Melissa Rutledge and a check for over $2,000, the startup funds for a county-wide high school book club she is developing.

Ms. Buckert and Ms. Colvin were honored at the Cobb Schools Foundation annual dinner. Their grant was one of 19 awarded to over 130 applicants.

Media specialists Susan Buckert of Walton and Kelly Colvin of Hillgrove were honored at the Cobb Schools Foundation annual dinner. Their grant was one of 19 awarded to over 130 applicants.

Mrs. Buckert applied for the grant with media specialist Kelly Colvin of Hillgrove High School. Together they hope to nurture high school students’ love for reading by creating book club kits filled with high-interest, quality young adult literature that can be enjoyed by teachers and students across the county.

Kits will be available for checkout by any Cobb teacher sponsoring a teen book club in the fall of 2017.

CCSD book club co-op participants will not only have the opportunity to discuss great reads with other students at their own high schools; they will also have the opportunity to participate in virtual conversations with their peers across the county.

A special shout-out goes to the Cobb Schools Foundation for this amazing opportunity.