8th Annual ISC Scripps Spelling Bee

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The 8th Annual North Cook ISC Scripps Spelling Bee will be held at the Joseph Sears School on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 (snow date February 13, 2018). Our Regional ISC Scripps Spelling Bee will be held for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finalists from our Annual Bees at North Cook ISC, South Cook ISC, and West 40 ISC. The championship event will be at McClure Jr HS on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (snow date February 21, 2018). Registration for our bees will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the event to begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. The ISC Champion and one parent will have all expenses paid, based on our generous grant award from ComEd, to participate in Washington D.C. at the National Scripps Spelling Bee in May 2018.

Register your school online at www.spellingbee.com. The enrollment fee is $133. If you pay by check, a $7.50 handling fee will apply. No purchase orders are accepted. A recommendation would include enrolling in the Word Club with Scripps (separate fee).

Upon enrollment with Scripps, you will receive the following information:

  • Online access to the teachers-only area of spellingbee.com 
  • Grade specific word lists and study lists for students in grades 1-8 
  • Study materials for your school champion
  • 2018 Classroom Pronouncer Guide
  • 2018 School Pronouncer Guide
  • Rules for Local Spelling Bees
  • Materials to conduct a Great American SpellCheck fundraiser
  • Award certificates
  • One free one-year subscription to Britannica Online for Kids (https://kids.britannica.com a $69.95 value) from Encyclopedia Britannica for use as a prize in your district-wide spelling bee final competition.
  • Key information about your local spelling bee program.

If further information is needed, please contact Margot J. Fennelly at mfennelly@ncisc.org.

We hope to see all of our elementary school districts participate in the 8th Annual Suburban Cook County Scripps Spelling Bee on February 6, 2018 at the Joseph Sears School, School District 38 in Kenilworth.

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