Library Link: Issue 7

The seventh issue of our media center resource bulletin focuses on the positive benefits of reading real (i.e, non-digital) books and helpful tips for locating  just the right ones to check out this new year. Click here to enjoy the full newsletter with functional hyperlinks. And don’t forget you can access all of our previously published Library Link issues from […]

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 […]