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Spelling Bee

National Spelling Bee competition for students in grades 5-8.



Upcoming Events

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South Central Service Cooperative sponsors the Spelling Bee for the South Central Region of Minnesota. Students in grades 5-8 participate in the regional event have won their local district event. The winner goes on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. the first week in June.

When you enroll at and pay the enrollment fee, you will receive exclusive online access to:

  • The teachers-only section of
  • Official study lists for your students, organized by grade level and level of difficulty
  • Official pronouncer guides for use in conducting classroom and school spelling bees
  • The Great Words, Great Works reading list with all source books, organized by reading level
  • Words of the Champions: the 4,000-word study guide for school champions
  • Access to the Online Testing Platform, a tool that allows educators to administer a school spelling bee program via online tests whether students are learning in the classroom or virtually 
  • Supplemental word meaning materials for classroom and school levels
  • Customizable certificates for your participants and school champion
  • A one-year subscription to Britannica Online for Kids (a $74.95 value) to award to a participant in your school spelling bee program - enroll before September 30 for a second free subscription!

Learn more at the Spelling Bee website.

Upcoming Events and Deadlines:

The Regional Spelling Bee was held on 2/20/24 (View Results)

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For more info, contact:

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Mary Hillmann

Student Academics Program Manager
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