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WELCOME TO THE REGIONAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION #39

School enrollment season for 2021 opens May 1, 2020.

Beginning in August, teachers at enrolled schools will have access to spelling and vocabulary materials for the 2020-2021 school year, including suggestions and guidelines for conducting the spelling bee program in a remote environment.

The 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee is scheduled for June 1-3, 2021, in National Harbor, Maryland


To qualify for the Early Enrollment Fee of $175 per school, please register before October 16, 2020.  Regular enrollment from October 17, 2020 to December 20, 2020 will be $250 per school.

Enroll at www.spellingbee.com/enrollment.

What do you receive for your enrollment? They provide access to everything you need to organize classroom and school spelling bees, including:

  • Word lists and study lists for grades 1-8,
  • The 2021 Classroom Pronouncer Guide for administering classroom spelling bees,
  • The 2021 School Pronouncer Guide for administering a school spelling bee,
  • The Bee's new online testing platform,
  • Words of the Champions, the 4,000-word study resource for your school spelling bee champion,
  • The Great Words, Great Works reading list with all source books for the School Spelling Bee Study List, organized by grade level,
  • Supplemental vocabulary materials for classroom and school levels,
  • Award certificates for participants and your school champion

Enroll your school at: www.spellingbee.com/enrollment.

Parents should contact their child’s school to determine who the school or district “key” contact is to request a copy of the student study list. Parents can purchase an eBook version of the Words of the Champions booklet through Amazon.

Local Spelling Bee dates:

Macon County Bee: February 2021 (Day TBD)
Host - Richland Community College
Schilling Theater
One College Park, Decatur, IL 62521
Check in Time: 8:30-8:45am - The Spelling Bee starts at 9:00am.
Contact person:  MaryLynn Mann - email: mlmann@roe39.k12.il.us
Contact person: Matt Snyder - email: mattsnyder@roe39.k12.il.us

Piatt County Bee: February 2021 (Day TBD)
Cerro Gordo Elementary School
300 E. Durfee, Cerro Gordo, IL 61818
Check in Time: 8:30-8:45am - The Spelling Bee starts at 9:00am
Contact person: Joni Neaveill 
Phone:  217-763-2551
Email:  jneaveill@cgbroncos.org
Bee Coordinator:  Nancy Rosenbery
Phone: 217-762-8511 Ext. 1230
Email:  rosna@sages.us

Regional Spelling Bee: March 2021 (Day TBD)
Host - Eisenhower High School
1200 S. 16th Street, Decatur, IL 62521
Check in Time:  8:00-8:45am - The Spelling Bee starts at 9:00am
Contact person:  MaryLynn Mann - Email:  mlmann@roe39.k12.il.us
Contact person: Matt Snyder - Email:  mattsnyder@roe39.k12.il.us

To participate in the National Bee students may be no older than 15 and have not passed beyond the eighth grade.

2021 National Contest Rules are available at  www.spellingbee.com