Spelling Bee

  • Spelling Bees: It's more than memorizing letters

    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

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

    National Spelling Bee Winner: Karthik Nemmani

    2018: koinonia

    Definition: Christian fellowship or communion, with God or, more commonly, with fellow Christians

    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? MaryPat Hayden-Davis