This year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has developed an online testing platform that will allow Half Day and Daniel Wright (students in grades fourth through eighth) to host a school spelling bee program, whether your children are learning in classrooms or remotely from your homes.
In place of our traditional spelling bee program, round one will be a grade-level competition through the online spelling and vocabulary tests. The first step to the Spelling Bee participation is for you to register for the Scripps National Spelling Bee's online testing platform.
We encourage you to watch this video tutorial that will walk you through the registration process.
Once you have registered, the Spelling Bee coordinator, Mrs. Sotos, will be able to assign the appropriate grade-level test to your child. The first round (grade-level) competition test will be available the week of Dec. 7-11. Your child must complete the test before the given deadline, and these tests can be taken on any device with a web browser, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
The top five students from grades fourth through eighth with the highest scores will move on to compete at the school level.
This year, our school-level competition will be administered in person on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 at Daniel Wright Jr. High School, while we attend to all safety COVID-19 protocols. This competition will also be administered through the online program. While we are prepared to provide an in-person experience, we also understand that we may need to move to a remote competition if necessary.
The District champion will then move on to represent District 103 in the Lake County regional spelling bee program, which also may include online tests in lieu of in-person spelling bee events.
The first step to spelling bee participation is to register at Scripps National Spelling Bee's online testing platform. Please register before Wednesday, Dec. 2. If you have already registered in the online testing platform for another child, you can log in to your account and add an additional child to that same parent account. There is no need to register a different email address for each child in your household.
Please check the district extracurricular pages if you have any questions about our school spelling bee program.