MIDDLE SCHOOL SPELLING BEE

Scripps National Spelling Bee Week
May 26 – May 30, 2019
National Harbor, Maryland

Be Sure to WATCH GISA Member School Spellers
#148 Dhruv Hosamme, Cliff Valley School (GISA 2nd Runner-Up & RSVBee Participant)
#168 Marin Eckerson, Whitefield Academy (GISA 4th Runner-Up & RSVBee Participant)
#127 Cole Masterman-Smith, Robert Toombs Christian Academy (RSVBee Participant)

Preliminaries will be broadcast on ESPN3 on May 28 & 29
Finals on May 30 on ESPN2 and ESPN


 2019 GISA Middle School Spelling Bee Winners

1st Place:  Jemima Schoen, Atlanta Jewish Academy

2nd Place:  Dhruv Hosamane, Cliff Valley School

3rd Place:  Gabrielle McLaurin, Brookstone School

4th Place Tie:
Marie Torres, Pinecrest Academy
Marin Eckerson, Whitefield Academy

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our winners!


2019-2020 GISA Middle School Spelling Bee Timetable

May 1, 2019 SCRIPPS EARLY ENROLLMENT OPENS ($160 per school)
ENROLL at www.spellingbee.com
August 30, 2019 2020 Spelling Materials are available to Enrolled Schools
October 16, 2019 SCRIPPS EARLY ENROLLMENT CLOSES
Enrollment Fee increases to $240
December 30, 2019 SCRIPPS ENROLLMENT CLOSES
Friday,
November 22, 2019
ONLINE CONFIRMATION OF PARTICIPATION Due – confirming that school will send two (2) contestants to compete in GISA Spelling Bee Competition. CLICK HERE to Confirm Participation
Friday,
January 13, 2020
Due Date to submit NAMES of 2 Contestants (Online Form) and two alternates who will compete in GISA Spelling Bee Competition.
Thursday,
February 6, 2020
Round 1 of GISA Unit Spelling Bee at 6 area sites:
Woodward Academy; Cottage School; McGinnis Woods Country Day School; Mount de Sales Academy; Deerfield-Windsor School; Memorial Day School
Tuesday,
February 25, 2020
Rounds 2 & 3 (Finals) of GISA Unit Spelling
at The Atlanta Academy, Roswell
March 2020 GAE State Finals
May 2020 National Spelling Bee Competition, Washington, DC

 *Please note:
No student may compete in Round 2 unless he/she participates and is a top scorer in Round 1.
No student may compete in Round 3 unless he/she participates and is a top scorer in Round 2.
No student may compete in the GAE State Spelling Bee unless his/her school has enrolled and paid the School Fee.
(www.spellingbee.com).

 

GISA UNIT COORDINATOR

Robin Aylor, GISA Office
Tel: 706-938-1400
EMAIL


  The GISA Unit Spelling Bee is sponsored by GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATORS (GAE);

www.spellingbee.com


 Additional Resources
Click on links below.

GAE Website

National Spelling Bee Website


Bee Study Resources

The GAE Spelling Bee Committee does not furnish any practice list of words to use for your speller. The ultimate recommended guide is using Webster’s 3rd New Unabridged Online International Dictionary as a study reference (http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com/). Also, study information such as Scripps’ Spell It! Study Guide is available for download by your school at www.spellingbee.com. Your school can access it and other material once they have enrolled with Scripps and have the receipt of the enrollment fee. Those materials may be downloaded and printed for the school winner for ongoing study.

Below are some popular study sites:

www.hexco.com
www.nationalgeographic.org/bee
www.khanacademy.org (SAT vocabulary words)
www.vocabulary.com
www.phonicsestore.com
www.myspellit.com
www.geospell.com

 

 

 

 

 

Event Calendar

Calendar

September 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • PROF DEV: Teaching in an Independent School
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  • PROF DEV: How Healthy is Your School?
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  • Athletic Committee Meeting
  • Appeal Hearings
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  • PROF DEV: Life Safety Professional Development
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  • PROF DEV: Fundraising 101
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  • GISA Benefits Info Meeting
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  • PROF DEV: Practices in World Language Classrooms
  • State Literary Committee Mtg (for Region Coordinators ONLY)
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  • GISA Benefits Info Meeting
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  • PROF DEV: The College Board - What's Now, What's New, What's Coming?
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  • PROF DEV: ACT - What's New & Social/Emotional Aspects for Students
  • GISA Benefits Info Meeting
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