Preparations have begun for the MAGI 2018-2019 Spelling Bee! The Spelling Bee is a great way to encourage healthy academic competition while engaging students in their learning. As a registered participating school of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, students have an opportunity to advance to the city, state, and national Spelling Bees. Students who want to participate should practice at home to prepare for their class bee. Attached you will find the official Scripps guidelines, How to Study for a Spelling Bee, as well as the word lists for 1st-8th grade. Below you will find a timeline for the Spelling Bee events.
Spelling Bee Timeline
Nov. 13, 2018 – Spelling bee word lists, “How to Study for a Spelling Bee,” and Saint Louis Post Dispatch Spellcheck Spelling Bee resource packets sent home.
Dec. 7, 2018 – Deadline for classroom teachers complete to classroom Spelling Bees to determine class champion and runner-up.
Dec. 18, 2018-Jan. 5, 2019 – Two practice sessions at school. Dates TBA.
Feb. 1, 2019 – School Spelling Bee to crown MAGI champion – open to families and community members
Mar. 9, 2019 – Written Semi-Final bee at McKendree University
Mar. 16, 2019– Oral Final Bee at McKendree University
May 26-31, 2019 – Scripps National Spelling Bee at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch also prints supplementary Spellcheck materials in the paper every Wednesday from Nov. 7, 2018-Jan. 23, 2019 in the Arts and Entertainment or Business section of the paper.
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