Spelling Bee

Grades: 3rd - 8th 

The spelling bee competition is designed to help students improve their spelling and vocabulary development. The series of spelling contests starts at the school and district levels, with winners advancing to regional events. Regional winners may participate in the Multi-Region State Spelling Bee and the winner advances to the National Spelling Bee. All schools wishing to participate in the Region 7 Regional Spelling Bee must enroll with Scripps National Spelling Bee for District materials and with Resource Training and Solutions for the Regional Spelling Bee.

New! This year we will be hosting one Region 7 Regional Spelling Bee at the ballroom of Atwood Memorial Center at St. Cloud State University with one winner advancing to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May. 

Interested in Learning More about this Program?

Fill out our Student Competitions Interest Form.

To Register your School / District for Spelling Bee:

1.) Register with Resource Training & Solutions - Register now!

Included with your registration:

  • Participant Certificates for all students participating in your District Bee
    Participation for your District Winner(s) at the Regional Spelling Bee
  • Medal for those students advancing to the Regional Bee presented at the Regional Bee on Feb. 13, 2024
  • Access to the Coordinator’s Corner with materials to help you plan your Bee

2.) Register with Scripps - Register Now!

Included with your registration:

  • Access to their online teacher’s only site
  • Official Pronouncer Guides for your Classroom, School and/or District Bees
  • Study Materials & more‍

Important Spelling Bee Dates:

Spelling Bee Coordinators Meeting

Spelling Bee Coordinator's meeting is for all schools wanting to participate in the 2024 Region 7 Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by Resource Training & Solutions at Atwood Memorial Center at St. Cloud State University in February. At this meeting we will go through updates to the spelling bee program and answer any questions you may have about hosting a school level meet.

** There have been many changes to the 2024 Spelling Bee; we strongly encourage ALL Coordinators to attend this meeting. 

Thursday, December 7, 2023 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Hybrid Meeting with Virtual and In Person Options Meeting Via Zoom
  • RSVP to Attend

Deadlines to Register for Spelling Bee

December 15, 2023 - Resource Training & Solutions Deadline - Register Now!

December 31, 2023 - Scripps Spelling Bee Deadline - Register Now!

District Spelling Bee Weeks

Participating Schools should complete their District Spelling Bee between January 2 - 26, 2024.

Deadline to Submit Materials for your District Winner(s)

School district need to have their materials submitted by January 30, 2024 in order to participate in the Regional Spelling Bee.

Region 7 Regional Spelling Bee

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - Ritsche Auditorium - Stewart Hall at St. Cloud State University

720 4th Ave S, St Cloud, MN 56301

  • SNOW DAY: Thursday, February 15, 2024

* Note the Change in Location for the 2024 Region 7 Regional Spelling Bee. We will now host one Regional Spelling Bee in the Ritsche Auditorium at St. Cloud State University.

National Spelling Bee Week

TBD - Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland

Registered Coordinators will receive access to the Coordinator's Corner, which will be available before the start of the new school year.

Teachers & Parents looking for additional study materials. Beginning August 22, 2022, parents may also purchase an eBook version of the Words of the Champions booklet at Amazon.com.

For More Information:

Contact Kelsey Harps, Education Manager at 320-255-3236 ext 315 or via email at kharps@resourcecoop-mn.gov.