A Reading Contest for Middle School Students
                The middle schools of Stafford County have created the reading contest “Battle of the Books”. The contest is a promotional reading program with a county-wide competition in the spring. Each middle school will create a team of up to twelve students who together have a comprehensive knowledge of fifteen pre-selected books. These teams will compete against each other at the Stafford County Battle of the Books to test their understanding of these books in a Jeopardy-style quiz of knowledg.
         Here at Gayle, seventh grade English teachers each recruit a team of super-readers to compete in a challenge. Our seventh graders will compete in a battle this winter to determine which team best knows these books. Winning teams will earn "bragging rights" and a celebration. Students who wish to take their knowledge to the next level can compete for a spot in our county-wide Gayle team.
    2021-2022 :  The battle is on at Gayle Middle School on April 12, 2022.
    The first rounds will be held at Gayle Middle School.  The semi final round and the final rounds will be held virtually.