Georgia-Pacific donates 30 Nooks to Washington Middle School

Washington Middle School students received a donation of 30 new Barnes & Noble Nook™ e-readers this week from Georgia-Pacific for classroom use. Georgia-Pacific employees distributed a classroom set of  the electronic-book readers to teacher Tami Schick’s two-hour reading and language arts block.

Washington Middle School has a student population of approximately 900. The school’s motto is “Watch Me Succeed,” and teachers believe that the new technology will help reluctant readers become more motivated and find the love for reading.

With the new Nook e-readers, students will have a wide variety of books at their fingertips to read at any level, since the technology allows the school to download electronic books at a lower cost than purchasing printed books.  The new Nook e-readers will also help the students engage in reading and serve as a tool for teachers. Special features, such as one that helps students pronounce difficult words, provides an opportunity for students to take an individual responsibility in their own success

“Georgia-Pacific and its employees recognize that education is one of the essential building blocks of a strong, thriving community. We feel this innovative, results-driven program will make a measurable difference in Green Bay students’ lives,” said Mike Kawleski, Public Affairs Manager for Georgia-Pacific.

Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products and related chemicals. Its Green Bay facilities employ about 2,300 people and make nationally-known bath tissue, paper towels and napkins.

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