• The Final Spelling Bee originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 26 has been postponed to Wednesday, February 27 at 9am.

  • Spelling Bee


  • STEP ONE- Enroll with Scripps:
    When you enroll at www.spellingbee.com and pay the materials and enrollment fee of $160, you will receive exclusive online access to:
    Grade-specific word lists and study sheets for grades 1–8, Study materials for your school spelling champion, The 2019 Classroom Pronouncer Guide, The 2019 School Pronouncer Guide, From Encyclopædia Britannica, a free one-year subscription to Britannica Online for Kids that you may award to one student at your school (a $74.95 value), Materials to conduct your Great American SpellCheck fund-raiser, Award certificates, and Key information about your local spelling bee program.
    • Early Bird Enrollment is August 22, 2018 through October 15, 2018. The fee is $160 per school.
    • Regular Enrollment is October 16, 2018 through December 16, 2018. The fee is $235 per school. 
    STEP TWO - Enroll with SSC:
    To participate in our Regional Spelling Bee, districts may register students based on the numbers in the document attached to this email. The Regional Spelling Bee is for students in grades 4-8. Districts must register for the Regional Bee in order to compete in the Final Bee.
    The registration fee is $110 (payable to Southeast Service Cooperative) per regional participant.
    Districts will be invoiced for this fee after the November 9, 2018 deadline.
    Districts must pay the $110 registration fee to SSC in order to send a student to Regional and Final, which determines if the student will be sent to National. Schools must pay the $160 enrolment fee to Scripps (by October 15) in order to be eligible to send a student to the National Spelling Bee.
    SSC will supply school districts with ribbons (1st, 2nd, 3rd).
    There are two (2) Regional Spelling Bees on Monday, February 11, 2019, at 9 AM and another at 1 PM. The top six spellers from each Regional competition will advance to the Southeast Minnesota Final Spelling Bee on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.
    The champion of our Southeast Minnesota Spelling Bee Final will win an expenses-paid trip (including one adult) to compete in the 2018-19 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC, held at the end of May 2019.
    October 15, 2018........ Scripps Registration Deadline and $160 Fee
    November 9, 2018....... SSC Registration Deadline including $110 fee per student
    January 21, 2019........ District Spelling Bees must be completed-Submit Name(s) of Participant(s) for the Regional competition to Katie at SSC
    February 11, 2019....... Regional Preliminary Spelling Bees (at Southeast Service Cooperative) at 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM
    February 26, 2019....... Southeast Minnesota Spelling Bee Final (at Southeast Service Cooperative)
    May 2019................... Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.