2023-24 Spelling Bee

  • 2024 Spelling Bee

    Each year, District 15 students in Grades 4-8 participate in Spelling Bees in their classrooms. The winners progress to their School Bees, and the winner from each school participates in the District 15 Annual Spelling Bee.

    This year’s District Spelling Bee was held on Monday, February 5, 2024, at 7 p.m., at Walter R. Sundling Junior High. All Spelling Bees held at the schools take place prior to Winter Break and comprehensive study guides will be provided to the district participants (school winners), prior to break. Each school will provide details on their School Bee.

    The Scripps National Spelling Bee organization incorporates both spelling and vocabulary components in their competition. In District 15 we also have vocabulary rounds at the School and District levels of competition. Rounds 5, 10, and 15 are vocabulary rounds. In those rounds, students are given a word and two choices of the definition. Students who respond with the correct definition continue on in the Bee.

    Spelling bee winners

    2024 Results

    The 1st place winner, Yousef, is a 6th-grade student at Virginia Lake. He will compete in the 14th Annual North Cook ISC Scripps Spelling Bee, at Lincoln Hall Middle School on March 13, 2024.

    Leandro, a 5th grader from Lincoln School, earned 2nd place, and Avalyn from Marion Jordan School took 3rd place.  

    Great work to all of our D15 Spellers!  Best of Luck to Yousef!

    The District Spelling Bee was streamed live on Monday, February 5, 2024, at 7 p.m. Click here for the recording!

    Resources

    Scripps Spelling Bee website Parent Page 

  • Elementary
    Spelling Bee Info
  • Junior High
    Spelling Bee Info