Scripps National Spelling BeeCentral Minnesota Regional Spelling Bee

The spelling bee program is designed to help students improve their spelling and vocabulary development. This series of spelling contests starting at the school and district level with winners advancing to the regional event. Regional winners may participate in the Multi-Region State Spelling Bee with the winner advancing to the National Spelling Bee.

Congratulations to all of the students in grades 5-8 from schools within service cooperative region 7 who participated in Resource Training & Solutions' Central Minnesota Regional Spelling Bee on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Twenty-five spellers participated in the morning bee, and 23 spellers participated in the afternoon bee. A total of 27 schools across central Minnesota participated in the 2019 Central Minnesota Regional Spelling Bee. After 174 words and 28 rounds, four competitors will advance to the Multi-Regional State Spelling Bee at Lakes Country Service Cooperative in Fergus Falls on February 19.

Lydia Johnson, a seventh grader from Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School, successfully spelled “egalitarian” to take first place in the morning Bee. India Ratha, an eighth grader from St. Cloud Schools South Junior High took second place in the morning bee.

The afternoon bee was won by Ava Marquette, an eighth grader from St. Michael-Albertville Schools who successfully spelled “nucleotides”. Second place went to Lauren Rhode, an eighth grader from Rockford Schools. 
 View photos from the a.m. spelling bee and the p.m. spelling bee.

All schools that want to participate in the regional spelling bee need to enroll with Scripps AND Resource Training & Solutions. Participation Fee:
Resource Member $95 / student advancing to Regional Spelling Bee
Non-member $114 / student advancing to Regional Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee Coordinators, Officials, Assistants: Information for the 2018-19 Spelling Bee
(for your school calendar and planning purposes).
April 23 – August 21, 2018 Scripps Pre-enrollment Period - $160.00 / school
Note: Schools that pre-enroll receive early access to our 2019 Great Words, Great Works reading list and 25 codes good for 2019 Word Club Season Pass subscriptions.
August 22 - October 15, 2018 Scripps Early Bird Enrollment Period - $160.00 / school
October 16 – December 14, 2018 Scripps Regular Enrollment Period - $235.00 / school
Friday, November 2, 2018 Participation Registration Deadline (to receive ribbons and medallions)
Thursday, December 6, 2018   1 – 3:30 p.m. Coordinators' Meeting
January 7 – 18, 2019     District Spelling Bee Weeks
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

SNOW DAY: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Regional Spelling Bee - Resource Training & Solutions

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

SNOW DAY: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Multi-Region State Spelling Bee - Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Fergus Falls

TBD               Scripps National Spelling Bee     

Thanks for coordinating the Spelling Bee in your district. We know it is a lot of behind-the-scenes work that others don't see.
For further information, please contact Deb Thomes at 320-255-3236 or