Spelling Bee

  • The Bee's Purpose

    Our purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.

    The Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee Winning Word

    Every year, one speller is crowned champion. How well do you know their winning words?

    2017: marocain

    Speller:Ananya Vinay

    Sponsor:The Fresno Bee, Fresno, California

    Definition: a dress fabric that is made with a warp of silk or rayon and a filling of other yarns and is similar to but heavier than canton crepe.


    Word Club


    Through Word Club, the Bee now gives your parents and students FREE access to spelling and vocabulary materials for your classroom and school spelling bees.

    Parents will discover exclusive spelling and vocabulary content, including:  
    • Your school bee details (the "School Bee Information Form" must first be completed) 
    • School spelling bee study lists for your classroom and school bees 
    • Suggested Rules for Local Spelling Bees
    • White Board Words, with language learning and insights from official Bee pronouncer and former champion Dr. Jacques Bailly
    • More fun content to help your child prepare for the spelling bee

    Parents can visit spellingbee.com and click on Word Club.

     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. To receive emails and this free newsletter from the Scripps National Spelling Bee, click here.
    Questions?  Jenna Lenhart