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WESD Spelling Bee Information and Timelines

posted Dec 2, 2020, 12:36 PM by Ioana Kinghorn
Washington Elementary School District
Spelling Bee Information and Timelines

A highlight of each year is participation in our school and district spelling bees. As with so many opportunities this year, the spelling bee format will look different. Scripps National Spelling Bee organization, host of the annual national spelling bee in Washington D.C., has developed an online testing platform to assist in allowing participation in spelling bees virtually this year. WESD will be utilizing this platform for school and district level spelling bees.

Who is eligible to participate? All interested students in grades 3-8

What will be the process? Each WESD schools will offer online spelling bee participation to students.

Parents will register their students for the online program. Parents will receive an invitation with testing directions and confirmation of dates to complete testing. Once all students participating have completed the online assessment, the top two winners of each school bee will be determined and will represent the school at the WESD District Spelling Bee.

Next Steps and Timeline

 School spelling bee information sent to families by the school
 Parents will register their child at no later than December 11th. Use zip code 85021 and select Royal Palm Middle School.
 Students will complete the online spelling bee assessment no later than December 18th
 Schools top two spelling bee winners will be determined and advance to the District level
 Winners notified and provided additional information on District bee week of January 4th
 District spelling bee to be held online week of January 18th
 Top seven spelling bee participants will advance to the Arizona Regional Spelling Bee

For questions or additional information, please contact Janet Valenzuela at 602-347-2641 or by email at
Ioana Kinghorn,
Dec 2, 2020, 12:36 PM