Spelling Bee Information
It’s time again to prepare for the Spelling Bee! OLV has a long tradition of Spelling Bee champions, and we’re sure that this year’s Bee will again be fun and exciting. Here’s how it works! OLV students compete in classroom spelling bees in grades 3-8. Winners from each class then advance to the school wide spelling bee to be held in January. (See the school calendar for the date and time.) The winner from the school will advance to the Shelby County Spelling Bee. The County spelling bee winner advances to the Alabama Spelling Bee to compete for the state championship. The Alabama Spelling Bee champion will represent the state at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
The spelling bee words are available online to registered schools. OLV has assumed the cost for spelling bee registration so there is no cost to students who want to participate and we’ve made the spelling bee guide available to students through their classrooms if requested.
Click on 2017-18 National Spelling Bee website to get more information on the National Spelling Bee competition.
Click here for 2018 Spell-It Booklet (full-color pdf) from the National Spelling Bee website.
Please encourage your children to participate in the Spelling Bee! It’s a wonderful event that celebrates academic achievements by our students. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Winnie Martinez at [email protected].