Parent and Student Resources

GGRSB Parent/ Student Resources

Is your child interested/decided to be a part of the Spelling Bee?

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2018 Regional Sites Information - available NOW! Click here for more information.

Join us for the Greater Grand Rapids Spellng Bee

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018, 6:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
303 Pearl Street, NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504


In 2015, the National Spelling Bee took place in May. But the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee actually starts months before, as, every year, competition is narrowed at school, local, and regional events....READ MORE to find out more information

How It Came to Bee

The National Spelling Bee was launched by the Louisville, Kentucky, Courier-Journal in 1925. With competitions, cash prizes, and a trip to the nation's capital, the Bee hoped to stimulate "general interest among pupils in a dull subject."...READ MORE.

What's a Bee?

The word "bee" has long been used to describe a busy gathering of people who come together for a special purpose, such as quilting, spinning, logging, or raising a barn. "Spelling bee" ...READ MORE.

Take our spelling challenge

Check out the winning words that made spellers into national champions the past two decades. Then test your spelling savvy with our spelling quiz!