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)
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|
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|
January 13, 2020
|Due Date to submit NAMES of 2 Contestants (Online Form) and two alternates who will compete in GISA Spelling Bee Competition.|
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
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|
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.
GISA UNIT COORDINATOR
Robin Aylor, GISA Office
The GISA Unit Spelling Bee is sponsored by GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATORS (GAE);
Click on links below.
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: