WHAT IS SPELLING BEE?

Spelling Bee is a great way for students to expand their word knowledge and learn how to stand up in front of peers and compete in a friendly way. It is for kids from grade 1 through 5. 

The suggested donation is $10, you can pay it online at the time of enrollment. The fee covers enrollment, a participation certificate, and entry into the Final School Spelling Bee provided that the student qualifies by first passing the Written Round Test. After the enrollment the students will receive a word list for preparation. The school winner will represent the school for the regional competition in Seattle.  

VOLUNTEERS

We need volunteers to help us during next year round 2020. Please consider signing up!
 Dates for 2020

  • Jan. 15th Written Round – Prelims
  • Jan. 22nd Mock Spelling Bee!
  • Feb. 1st Final School Spelling Bee!

REGISTRATION 

Please register here to participate!

  • You should be able to access the required study materials online after you register. Please let us know at spellingbee@redmondelptsa.org, if you were unable to download the lists and rules.
  • We have scholarship options. If you need scholarship for this program please email us with your details at spellingbee@redmondelptsa.org and we will help you with the registration.

AFTER YOU REGISTER
  • Please download the word and vocabulary list and start preparing.
  • This year the study list has been broken by structure and difficulty level. The Word and Vocabulary List (450 words) will be used for the school spelling bee
  • Lower elementary students (Grade 1-3) begin with level One Bee, upper elementary students(Grade 4-6) begin with level Two Bee, and middle school students (Grade 7-8) begin with level Three Bee
  • The prelims will be a written round and we expect the kids to know the meaning of all the words. It will be a multiple choice test along with 10 words given to spell.
  • The Words of the Champion list (more than 1000 words) will also be useful to the School winner, who will be participating in the regional competition.
  • Please use Merriam Webster to hear the pronunciation of each and every word. It also has details about the origin of the word, examples, alternate pronunciation and meaning. This website is recommend by Scripps for pronunciation. The Pronouncer would use this site as the standard for both, final school spelling bee and the regionals. 
  • Please find the 2020 Rules for Local Spelling Bees here Spelling Bee Rules.
 
QUESTIONS


Please email spellingbee@redmondelptsa.org with any questions!