The Scripps National Spelling Bee helps students to improve their spelling, expand their vocabularies, learn language concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all of their lives.
Please enjoy the 2 part video of the Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee held at the Grand Rapids Ballet on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.
Congratulations to our 2016 winner Aiden Mischley from Forest Hills Northern Hills Middle. His winning word was "feloniously"!
Any school who registers for the 2016-2017 Spelling Bee will receive 2 free one-year subscriptions to britannica Online for Kids to be awarded as school spelling bee prizes.
Please contact Mary Nell Baldwin or Karen Lezan at Kent ISD to register for the Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee.
Mary Nell Baldwin: 616-365-2284
Karen Lezan: 616-365-2231
Ottawa Area ISD Schools: contact Karen Kooiker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last day for late registration for the Scripps National Spelling Bee (with late fee). Last day to register for the Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee.
Your school should hold your spelling bee on or before January 20, 2017. Please report your school's winner and runner-up to your county, ISD, RESA Spelling Bee Coordinator on or before January 20, 2017. Kent ISD Schools should report the TWO names to KENT ISD by January 20.
Regional Spelling Bee Coordinators Meeting, 4:30- 5:30 PM, at Kent ISD
Each participating local Bee will be assigned to a regional site. Please check your time and location with your county/ISD/RESA Coordinator. The school winner and first runner-up will BOTH compete at the Regional Bee. Only the winner of each Regional Bee will compete at the final Bee on March 14, 2017.
Regional Spelling Bee Coordinators must enter Regional Winner Information online due to Kent ISD by February 17th, 2017.
A Spelling Bee Ad listing the Regional Winner of Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee will be printed the The Grand Rapids Press.
Spellers should arrive at 6:00 PM and Bee will start at 6:30 PM. Each regional winner will receive a letter confirming the date, time and place of the Greater Grand Rapids Final Spelling Bee. A response is required.
A Spelling Bee Ad with the results of the Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee will be printed in The Grand Rapids Press.