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THE 2020 SPELLING BEE HAS BEEN CANCELED

THE 2020 SPELLING BEE HAS BEEN CANCELED

The Butte County Office of Education has made the decision to cancel the Butte County Spelling Bee scheduled for Friday, April 3rd due to ongoing public health concerns around COVID-19.
 
At this time, we do not know if we will reschedule the county spelling bee. We will continue to evaluate the situation in the weeks to come and look to guidelines from state public health officials before making a decision to reschedule.
 
We apologize for the inconvenience and any disappointment this may cause your student(s). This decision was difficult but the health and safety of our students and community is our top priority.
 
For questions, please contact Mary Ellen Garrahy through email.
 
2020 Spelling Bee
 
ABOUT

ABOUT

The Butte County Office of Education coordinates the county elementary Spelling Bees for grade 4-6 students and the county junior high competition for students in grades 7-9. Butte County Spelling Bees give students the opportunity to demonstrate their spelling ability, think on their feet, and speak before an audience.
ELEMENTARY SPELLING BEE (GRADES 4-6)

ELEMENTARY SPELLING BEE (GRADES 4-6)

Grade 4-6 students participate in school competitions.  The top spellers from each school advances to the Butte County Elementary Spelling Bee. Each school may send (2) participants to compete at County Elementary Bee.  The Elementary County Competition is an oral contest.  District staff, school staff and the contestant's family are welcome to attend.  All County Spelling Bee participants will receive a Spelling Bee medallion for their participation. First and second place County winners will be awarded a trophy. The top two spellers in the county event advance to the California State Elementary Spelling Bee Championship held on May 11th in Stockton.
 
BUTTE COUNTY ELEMENTARY SPELLING BEE: 
Date:  
April 3rd, 2020
 
Location:
Southside Community Center
2959 Lower Wyandotte Rd, Oroville, CA 95966
 
California State Championship (ELEMENTARY)
 Website
Coordinated by the San Joaquin County Office of Education
JUNIOR HIGH SPELLING BEE (GRADES 7-9)

JUNIOR HIGH SPELLING BEE (GRADES 7-9)

Grade 7-9 students participate in school competitions. The top speller from each school advances to the Butte County Junior High Spelling Bee. Each school may send (2) participants to compete at County Jr. High Bee. The Jr. High County Competition is a written contest. District staff, school staff and the contestant's family are welcome to attend. All County Spelling Bee participants will receive a Spelling Bee medallion for their participation. First and second place County winners will be awarded a trophy.  The top two spellers in the county event advance to the California State Junior High Spelling Bee Championship held on May 4th in San Rafael.
 
BUTTE COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH SPELLING BEE:
Date:
April 3rd, 2020
 
Location:
Southside Community Center
2959 Lower Wyandotte Rd, Oroville, CA 95966
 
CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP (JUNIOR HIGH)
Website
Coordinated by the Marin County Office of Education
CONTACT

CONTACT

Additional information about Butte County Spelling Bee Competition is available by e-mailing or phoning Mary Ellen Garrahy (530-532-5647)
 
Important Dates at a Glance

Important Dates at a Glance

January 31st - SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM DUE
Online registration must be completed by schools who intend to participate in the Spelling Bee
 
March 2nd -  STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM DUE
Online Registration with student information must be received by March 2nd by participating schools.  You must have parent complete a Parent Authorization Form and email the form to Mary Ellen Garrahy.  School administrators will determine which students advance to County Bee
Parent Authorization Form - To be completed and returned by parent of each student participating.  Due March 2, 2020
 
April 3rd, 2020 COUNTY SPELLING BEE
LOCATION: Southside Community Center Oroville, CA
2959 Lower Wyandotte Rd, Oroville, CA 95966
 
Elementary Spelling Bee: 
4th - 6th Grade Students 
Begin promptly at: 8:00 a.m.
(Students should arrive by 7:45 a.m.)
 
Junior High Spelling Bee:
7th - 9th Grade Students
Begin promptly at: 1:00 p.m.
(Students should arrive by 12:45p.m.)
2020 List of Participating Students and Schools (coming soon)
2 smiling girls with large trophies
Spelling bee participants sitting at tables
Spelling bee participants sitting at tables
A woman talking to a crowd at the start of the spelling bee
2 smiling boys with large trophies
2 smiling boys with large trophies
A boy receiving a medal
A boy receiving a medal
2 smiling boys with medals
A boy participating at the spelling bee
A boy participating at the spelling bee
A girl participating at the spelling bee
A boy participating at the spelling bee
A girl participating at the spelling bee
Spelling bees participants lined up behind the podium
Spelling bee participants looking at the crowd
A boy participating at the spelling bee
A crowd watching the spelling bee
A girl participating at the spelling bee
2 smiling girls with trophies
students sitting at tables
Students sitting at tables during the spelling bee
A teacher speaking before the start of a spelling bee
2 smiling boys with large trophies with 4 adults
2 smiling boys with large trophies
A boy receiving a medal
A boy receiving a medal
2 smiling boys with medals around their necks
A girl participating at the spelling bee
A boy participating at the spelling bee
A girl participating at the spelling bee
A boy participating at the spelling bee
A girl participating at the spelling bee
A crowd watching the spelling bee
A crowd watching the spelling bee
A crowd watching the spelling bee
A crowd watching the spelling bee
A girl participating at the spelling bee
A girl participating at the spelling bee
A girl participating at the spelling bee
A boy participating at the spelling bee
A teacher talking at the spelling bee