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The PTSA is excited to open registration for the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee program to all Alcott students. The program aims to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn new concepts and develop correct usage of the English language. Skills they will use throughout their lives. This year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee developed an online testing platform for students to participate from home.
Top 10 students from the Qualifying rounds will participate in the school-wide round, also held using the Scripps online platform. The winner of the school-wide round will represent Alcott at the Regional Spelling Bee in Seattle. The Regional Bee will be in-person.
Alcott Registration: 12/14-1/14
Scripps Spelling Bee Registration Deadline: January 27th
Required to participate in the online testing and allow tests to be assigned
Round 1 (qualifier): Thursday, February 3rd* (selection of top 10) *New date
Round 1 is an online test. Includes words from the 450 Word List.
Round 2 (final): Thursday, February 24th (selection of winner) *New date
Round 2 will be a virtual Spelling Bee with the top 10 from Round 1. Champion Word list may be used in this round.
Regionals: Saturday, March 19th
In person event in Seattle for Alcott Spelling Bee winner.
Eligibility: Registration is open to all Alcott student (Kindergarten - 5th grade*)
*Please note that there is not a Kindergarten word list.
Registration and payment of $10 fee is required to get access to the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee program. Scholarships are available. Please email Alcott counselor, Ms. Jones (email@example.com) or Amy Bodie (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a scholarship to cover the registration fee.
Cancelations can only be made by 1/14. Please email request to email@example.com.
Process: After registration, parents will receive an email with instructions how to proceed with official registration on Spelling Bee site. Materials and tests will be assigned through website and can be take online.
Registration is closed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
How to Use:
The word lists are divided by structure (spelling only or spelling and word meaning) and either grade level or difficulty level.
First, you should provide students with the word list that corresponds to their grade level. In general, its recommended lower elementary students begin with level One Bee, upper elementary students begin with level Two Bee, and middle school students begin with level Three Bee.
Students who master the study list for their grade level and difficulty level move on to the full 2022 Spelling Bee study list (i.e. the 2022 Full Word List). This list includes One Bee, Two Bee and Three Bee level words.
Round 1 will include words from or similar to the 450 word on the 2022 Study List. Round 2 may include words from the Full Word List/Champion Word List. This is up to the discretion of the Pronouncer.