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Glassford Hill Middle School earns ASBA award, students shine in contests and reading

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The top three readers with the highest Reading Counts! points for the first semester were: Amber LaBelle, Gabrielle Remer and Kaylie Stearman. Below is the bulletin board that Ms. Sharon Stevenson’s students in Extended Resource and the students from the Star Program (both are Special Education) made to show their appreciation for Glassford Hill Middle School.

Courtesy photos<br> The top three readers with the highest Reading Counts! points for the first semester were: Amber LaBelle, Gabrielle Remer and Kaylie Stearman. Below is the bulletin board that Ms. Sharon Stevenson’s students in Extended Resource and the students from the Star Program (both are Special Education) made to show their appreciation for Glassford Hill Middle School.

Arizona School Board Association (ASBA) has announced that Glassford Hill Middle School has been selected to receive a 2014 ASBA Golden Bell Award.

Glassford's "iChoose Excellence" program was awarded runner-up honors by the judges in the Middle Years category. ASBA received many outstanding entries this year, according to a news release and the school district. The highly qualified judges deliberated for many hours, and were pleased that Glassford's entry was chosen. Glassford is one of only six schools in the state to receive this prestigious award in the 2014-15 school year.

In other news:

• Glassford Hill Middle School eighth-grade student Isabelle Martin won the MATFORCE Pizza Box Top contest in the 6-8 grade category. Isabelle was recognized by MATFORCE and the Prescott Valley Police Department at the GHMS Honors Assembly on Wednesday, Jan. 14.

• Glassford Hill Middle School held its Top Cat Assembly to honor high achievers for the first semester of the school year.

Parents were invited and the auditorium was nearly at capacity. There were 37 seventh graders and 32 eighth graders who have attained the Honor Roll. The high achievers for the Principal List were 42 seventh graders and 38 eighth graders.

Students and parents know the importance of good attendance, too. GHMS had 21 seventh graders and nine eighth graders with perfect attendance.

• The top three readers with the highest Reading Counts! points for the first semester were Amber LaBelle (676 points), Gabrielle Remer (665 points), and Kaylie Stearman (543 points).

After completely reading a chosen book, students take a 10-question quiz on a computer. Each quiz is designed to test students' reading comprehension over their chosen book, which is why finishing the book before taking a quiz is important.

A passing score of eight or more correct answers awards the entire point value of the book to the student. Each quarter, students have a point goal that must be met in order to receive full credit for their Reading Counts grade.

• Glassford is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Spelling Bee that was held on Friday, Dec. 5. Cassidy Leo took first place and Cullen Coldiron finished in second place. Cassidy will advance to the Yavapai County Spelling Bee, which will be held this month.

For more information about Glassford Hill Middle School, call 928-759-4600. Or visit the district at www.humboldtunified.com, click on "Our Schools" and find Glassford Hill listed under "Middle School."

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