School Coordinators Information

Register your school with the Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee AND The Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Once you are registered:

Bookmark this page! The Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee will frequently be updating this page with information for the coordinators. Check back often for new documents and information.

Spelling Bee Communications:

School Pronouncer Guide can be downloaded from the Teachers only area of spellingbee.com (username and password are required)

**2020 Regional Bee Sites-Not yet available.

Spelling Bee Updates:

Subscribe to the National Spelling Bee's Teacher's BEEhive
The Teacher's BEEhive is a biweekly email newsletter where you can find words of the week from national finals pronouncer Dr. Bailly, plus ideas and tips to help your students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, and learn concepts.

Spelling Bee Rules

For rules, and more information read the 2020 Spelling Bee Rule Guide.

2020 Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee Prizes

One 1st Place Winner will Receive:

  • Trip for 2 to the National Spelling Bee, May 24- May 29
  • $125 cash card from Old National Bank
  • One year subscription to Britannica Online Premium
  • Merriam-Webster Unabridged Online Certificate (from Merriam-Webster)

One 2nd place winner will receive:

  • $100 cash card from Old National Bank
  • Plus Opening Night Recognition, Tour, & Reception
  • Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition (from Merriam-Webster)

One 3rd place winner will receive:

  • $75 cash card from Old National Bank 
  • Plus Opening Night Recognition, Tour, & Reception

Additional Prizes:

  • Each finalist will receive a personalized Regional Winner plaque from Kent ISD
  • Places 4-21 will receive a $30 cash card from Old National Bank

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What is a School Coordinator? 

School Spelling Bee Coordinators organize their school spelling bee and are the school contact person for the Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee. 

Interested in becoming a School Coordinator?

Speak to the principal at your school for more information.