What: The annual Stocklmeir Spelling Bee!

When: Tues, April 23 (TK - Grade 2) and Wed, April 24 (Grades 3 - 5). 

How to Register: Please complete one form per child by Friday, April 12th. Registration is $20 per child.

Where to Learn More about the process and how to prepare: Details below


Registration is open until Friday, April 12th, and is $20 per child. Please fill out one form per child if you are registering multiple children. There is assistance available for those that are unable to pay for registration: please contact spellingbee@stocklmeirpta.org.

Word List and Preparation

We have partnered with the Scripps National Spelling Bee organization this year, and as a result  will be using their smartly curated Study and Competition lists. These are proprietary lists we have purchased, so please don’t share outside of the Stocklmeir community or post online.

The full study list can be found here

Children should focus on learning the words appropriate for their grades to start, and then can move to more advanced words if interested. In later rounds of the Spelling Bee, depending on the skills of participants, we may select words from the next grade level(s).

Spelling Bee Rules

Students will be organized into groups by grade, TK - 5, with participants engaging in the spelling bee alongside students in their own grade (there will be no competition across grades).

Following a traditional spelling bee format, the Stocklmeir Spelling Bee will be conducted in rounds. Only students that are able to spell the word they are given correctly will move on to the next round. We anticipate that there will be 3 - 5 rounds for the younger grades and 8 - 10 rounds for the older grades (subject to change, based on number and skill of participants!).  If there are still multiple participants at the end of the 10th round, the spelling bee will be deemed a tie and all of the remaining participants will be named winners.

At the beginning of each turn, a Pronouncer will read a word, its definition, and its part of speech to the participant, and ask them to spell the word. The participant will have up to 60 seconds to spell the word correctly in order to move on to the next round. The participant can ask the Pronouncer to say the word again, and/or define it up to 2 more times during their 60 second turn. If they run out of time or spell the word incorrectly, the participant will not move on to the next round.

Participants and winners of the Spelling Bee will get some special recognition by their classmates and the school!