Reading bowl team wins again!

For the fifth year running Walton’s Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team claimed the Cobb title. The group dominated the county competition on Saturday at McEachern High School and will advance to the region tournament at West Georgia University on Saturday, February 4th. Way to go Raiders!

Curl up with a good book

As the year comes to an end, we get excited about the many “best of” lists people publish, and we love the one that NPR just released. The 2016 Book Concierge covers everything from realistic fiction to kids’ books to young adult titles. Use filters to search for books in multiple categories. Click here to check it […]

And the winners are…

Congratulations to our “Guess What Your Favorite Raiders Read” quiz contest winners! Ms. Waibel , Ms. Cohen, senior Jared Palmgren, and junior Malathi Reddy each received a $10.00 Amazon gift card (for purchasing new books, of course), and major bragging rights for correctly matching many of the teachers on our quiz with their favorite books. […]

Celebrating life through poetry

Walton’s third annual Poetry Out Loud competition on Monday night was a great success. Over 40 spectators gathered to support nine competitors as they recited poems in two rounds of competition. Selections ranged from Maya Angelou’s “Caged Bird” to Percy Shelley’s “Ozymandias,” and Walton’s own Senora Cox recited her beautiful poem “Ay, Granada!” for all […]

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. Mrs. Buckert applied […]

Library Link: Issue 6

The sixth issue of our Walton High School media center resource bulletin features an important article about teenage stress and anxiety from Time, a fun multitasking quiz for teachers and students, and some great mindfulness resources–just in time for this hectic holiday season. We hope you’ll take a moment to check out the full issue, with […]

Raider reader favorites

As part of our 2016 Teen Read Week promotion, we’re asking you to guess which books your favorite Raiders love to read. Take our quiz. Then, bring it to the media center. We’ll enter you in our Teen Read Week prize drawing. Good luck!  

Have fun @ your library!

This year’s Teen Read Week was a blast. Students took time out to de-stress and have fun while coloring tables and bookmarks, playing games, and participating in our Raiders Read quiz activity. We were reminded that downtime is important and that the media center is a fun place to be!