The Spelling Bee begins Saturday!

It’s time for Lafayette’s annual spelling bee!  Instead of a live bee, we’ll be using Scripps’ official online testing platform.  Students in grades three through five have between Saturday, January 22 and Tuesday, January 25 to take the test.  The students with the three top scores will advance to the cluster bee in February. 

To have access to the bee tests, students have to be registered by an adult.  You will need to go to online-test.spellingbee.com, click on Register in the upper-right corner, find our school (zip code is 20015), and create an account with an email address.  A video tutorial is available here.  Deadline to register is Tuesday, January 25, but if you register any time after Thursday, January 20 at 3:30, please contact Ms. Leese so she can make sure your student is assigned the test! 

For our school bee, please monitor your student while taking it if possible.  Students will log on and sign an integrity pledge.  There will be 25 words to spell, and most (but not all) will be words from the School Spelling Bee Study List.  Students will type in their responses.  They will click on the speaker icon to hear the word, and they will be able to get definitions and languages of origin.  The test is not multiple choice, but we still recommend taking the sample test beforehand to make sure your student is comfortable with the platform and your sound is working. 

Your student must complete the test before the given deadline, and these tests can be taken on any device with a web browser, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones.  If your student would prefer, we will offer testing during lunch/recess on January 24 and 25.  Students will need to know your username and password to complete the test at school.  If you would like to take advantage of this option, you must let us know in advance. 

All students can see their test results after the testing window closes by logging into the online testing platform.  Any ties will be broken on Thursday, January 27. 

Links for the study lists, registration information and the testing platform are all available on the Lafayette Tech page. 

If you have any questions, please ask a Spelling Bee Committee member or contact Ms. Leese on Canvas or . 

Thank you and good luck! 

The Spelling Bee Committee