WHEN: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 2:00 pm to 8:00+ p.m
WHERE: Chenery Middle School 95 Washington Street
WHERE TO PARK AT CMS:
- In the CMS parking lot
- On side streets adjacent to Chenery
- Parking is limited – consider walking or car pooling to Chenery.
RULES: Click HERE for the Fall 2017 Spelling Bee Rules.
FAQ: For a list of frequently asked questions click HERE.
ARRIVAL TIME FOR SPELLERS:
Use the link below to look up the scheduled arrival times to our 2017 Spelling Bee by speller and swarm.
REGISTRATION: WILL OPEN IN OCTOBER 2018
Please note that a team name and the names of all team participants are required in order to register for the Bee. This event fills up quickly and may sell-out before the registration deadline. So, put your teams together, decide on a name, and register as soon as registration opens!
ADDITIONAL BEE INFORMATION:
Spellers participate in three or four-person teams and can review the appropriate grade word lists at home and with their team. On the day of the Bee, teams go on stage in groups (swarms) and are given words from the list to write on a small team whiteboard (teams can designate one writer or rotate).
The K-4 swarms are non-competitive. Teams will be told if their word is correct or incorrect, but there is no elimination.
The 5th and 6th grade swarms are competitive using our famous “two stingers before you’re out” rules. Challenging, off-list words will be used, if needed.
Bee teams are encouraged to wear attire (shirts, hats, etc.) to show their team spirit.
Bee participants should check the FBE website the week before the Bee to determine approximately what time their team will be on stage!
Pizza, drinks and desserts will be available for sale in the cafeteria.
Family members and friends are welcome to come and watch!
VOLUNTEER! Volunteers are essential to the success of the Bee and are always welcome and greatly appreciated. Volunteer sign-ups will be open in October 2018.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY CAN WATCH THE BEE FROM HOME:
The Spelling Bee will air live on Saturday, November 3rd on channel 8 (Comcast) and 28 (Verizon) and online at belmontmedia.org/watch/government-education. Repeats will be cablecast on Channel 96 (Comcast) and Channel 30 (Verizon) at 12:00 PM noon on Saturdays and Sundays: November 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, and December 9-10. The Bee will also be available on demand at: belmontmedia.org/watch/govt-ed-access/spelling-bee.