NDACS – North Dakota Association of County Superintendents are proud sponsors of the State Spelling Bee.
The 2017 Event is scheduled for Monday, March 20, 2017, at the Ramkota in Bismarck – see Agenda.
Here is the State Enrollment Form for registration. The form can be printed and completed manually or you can open the link, save the form, enter the data into the table fields and print. The completed form should be mailed to the address at the bottom along with a check for the enrollment fee payable to “NDACS Spelling Bee”.
Schools must be registered both with NDACS for State and with Scripps for National in order for students to be eligible to advance from the County Bee and participate in the State Spelling Bee.
Here is a link to the Scripps web site for National enrollment - http://spellingbee.com/
The school representative completing the enrollment should make sure and remember the login and password used for registration as this gives them access to Scripps study tools throughout the Bee year. Although the Scripps site states that the early bird discount is only available until October, NDACS has negotiated with Scripps to extend the early enrollment period this year until November 30, 2016. Scripps has said that the additional late fees of $75 will not apply until 12/01/16, so please be prompt with your registration.
The District Pronouncer Guide used for the County Spelling Bees will be distributed to each county coordinator before year-end. County Spelling Bee competitions need to take place between February 1-26, 2017.
Each County can send two students to the State Spelling Bee (those students must be from a school that is fully registered with both National and State prior to the deadlines). The forms for Spelling Bee Student Data and Luncheon Registration will be updated and ready for registration on this web site by year-end.
Registration Due: 3/01/17 Payment Due: 3/08/17
Click on the above heading / link to complete the online Spelling Bee and Luncheon Registration Form for student, parent, and County participants attending the Bee. This form must be submitted online by Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Please print your completed form before you hit “Submit” at the end. Keep a copy as your invoice and mail a copy of the registration form along with check payment for lunches by Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
For those traveling to Bismarck the night before the event, a block of hotel rooms is reserved at the Ramkota – if you would like to reserve a room there, please call the Best Western Ramkota Hotel at 701-258-7770.
Student Data Form Due: 03/01/17
Click on the above heading / link to complete the online Spelling Bee Student Data Form for each County winner advancing to the State Spelling Bee competition (submit one registration per student). This information must be submitted online by Wednesday, 3/01/17 in order for students to have information printed in the Participants Booklet at the State Spelling Bee.
Regarding Study Guides – the Scripps 2017 Spell-It! is the source for studying for the State Spelling Bee. Schools have access to this document with the Scripps login and password set up when they complete National enrollment with Scripps in the fall. Please note that the Oral Spelldown rounds at the State Spelling Bee will consist of words from the 2017 Spell It! as well as additional dictionary words that are not included in the study guides.
North Dakota State Spelling Bee
PO Box 4087
Bismarck, ND 58502-4087