Spelling Bee 2018/ 2019


Here’s a chance to participate in a time-honored tradition of language skills. The spelling bee is open to children of different grade levels and ages. The spelling bee event will take place over the course of two days. Join the “Spell-a-bration”!


January 10, 2019 2pm

Kinder - 3rd Grade Levels | For-Fun-Competition

4th Grade - 8th Grade* Levels | Practice Bee

January 11, 2019 2pm

4th Grade - 8th Grade* Levels | Official Spelling Bee

*The speller must not have reached his/her 15th birthday on or before August 31, 2018.

Our Spelling Bee activity has been graciously sponsored by Texas Home Educators.

 


 

RULES

Eligibility: A speller qualifying for the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington, D.C. must meet these requirements:

  1. The speller must not have won a Scripps national Spelling Bee championship near Washington, D.C.

  2. The speller must attend a school that is officially enrolled with the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

  3. The speller must not have passed beyond the eighth grade on or before February 1, 2019.

  4. The speller must not have repeated any grade for the purpose of extending spelling bee eligibility. If the speller has repeated any grade, the speller must notify the Scripps National Spelling Bee of the circumstances of grade repetition by March 31, 2019; and the Scripps National Spelling Bee will, at its sole discretion determine the speller’s eligibility status on or before April 30, 2019.

  5. The speller- or the speller’s parent, legal guardian or school official acting on the speller’s behalf- must not have declared to another entity an academic classification higher than eighth grade for any purpose, including high school graduation equivalency or proficiency examinations and/ or examinations such as the PSAT, SAT or ACT.

  6. The speller must not have earned the legal equivalent of a high school diploma.

  7. The speller must not have completed or have been enrolled in more than six high school-level courses or two college-level courses on or before April 30, 2019.

  8. The speller must not eschew normal school activity to study for spelling bees. The Scripps National Spelling Bee defines normal school activity as adherence to at least four courses of study other than language arts, spelling, Latin, Greek, vocabulary and etymology for at least four hours per weekday for 34 of the 39 weeks between August 27, 2018 and May 22, 2019.

  9. The speller must not have reached his/ her 15th birthday on or before August 31, 2018.

  10. The speller must have been declared a champion of a Bee-sanctioned for final local spelling bee taking place on or after February 1 ,2019, or be a spelling champion whose application for participation in the Scripps National Spelling Bee’s self-sponsorship program has received final approval by the Scripps National Spelling Bee.