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Spelling Bee

                            
The Butte County Office of Education (BCOE) is pleased to host the Butte County Spelling Bee 2023 competition. The spelling bee is open for Butte County students in grades 4-9. 
ABOUT

ABOUT

The Butte County Office of Education coordinates the Elementary Spelling Bee for grade 4-6 students and the Junior High Spelling Bee 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.
BCOE will host two county spelling bees:
 

Butte County Elementary Spelling Bee (Grades 4-6)

  • March 31st, 2023
  • Oroville State Theater, 1489 Meyers Street, Oroville, CA
  • Check-in begins at 7:30 am. Competition starts promptly at 8:00 am.

Butte County Junior High Spelling Bee (Grades 7-9)

  • March 31st, 2023
  • Oroville State Theater, 1489 Meyers Street, Oroville, CA
  • Check-in begins at 12:30 pm. Competition starts promptly at 1:00 pm.
How To Qualify 

How To Qualify 

Each school must register its participant(s) by March 10th. It is up to each school staff to determine how they select their participants for the county bees. Any competition a school uses is acceptable.
Each school may send two students to their respective divisions of the bee. Schools that have students in grades 4-8, or any other combination of elementary & junior high grades, may send two students to the elementary bee and two students to the junior high bee. 
Winners

Winners

The 1st and 2nd place winners from each Butte County Spelling Bee will advance to the California Spelling Bee which will be held in San Joaquin County. Date TBA. Check back for more information.
 
California State Elementary Spelling Bee
  • Date and Location TBA
California Junior High Spelling Bee
  • Date and Location TBA
 
Participation

Participation

Registration is done solely online.  If your school would like to participate in one, or both of the Butte County Spelling Bees, please complete the registration by March 10th. There is a registration fee for the Elementary School Bee that is $50.00 per school. The registration for the Junior High Spelling Bee is $50.00 per spelling bee. 
Students will not be allowed to compete in the bee unless registration has been submitted online by Friday, March 10th. 
 
Butte County Spelling Bee Rules 2023
Important Dates at a Glance

Important Dates at a Glance

December 14th - SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM DUE
Online registration must be completed by schools who intend to participate in the Butte County Spelling Bee
 
March 10th -  STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM DUE
Online Registration with student information must be received by March 10th by participating schools.  You must have each participant's parent complete a Parent Authorization Form and email the form to Mary Ellen Garrahy.  School administrators will determine which students advance to the Butte County Spelling Bee.
Parent Authorization Form - To be completed and returned by parent of each student participating in the Butte County Spelling Bee.  Due March 10th
 
Results and Gallery
CONTACT

CONTACT

Additional information about Butte County Spelling Bee Competition is available by e-mailing or phoning Mary Ellen Garrahy