Spelling Bee

Scripps National Spelling Bee Champions Week

Join the Scripps National Spelling Bee and the Riverside County Spelling Bee team in congratulating all of the Riverside County students who advanced to the 2020 Spelling Bee competition!  Meet all our top 2020 Riverside County spellers.

March 13, 2020 Update

Because the safety of students, volunteers, and educators is of utmost importance, and in light of the statewide directive related to the COVID-19 coronavirus and large group gatherings, RCOE has decided to CANCEL the 2020 Riverside County Spelling Bee.

Grades 4-8

The Spelling Bee competition is for students in grades 4 through 8.  The Bee helps students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage.

Students study the correct spelling of words from prepared study lists and participate in “round” competition in which contestants are eliminated as they misspell a word. Students prepare for the county Spelling Bee using materials provided by Scripps through school enrollment.

Within Riverside County, the competition begins at the school level, with winners advancing to a district competition, then to the county level.  The top speller in the county Bee advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, courtesy of our sponsor, the Riverside County Press-Enterprise.

Highlights from the 42nd Annual Riverside County Spelling Bee

2019 Spelling Bee Press Release

Important Dates*

May 1 – December 20, 2019
Scripps Enrollment Period**
**All spellers in the Riverside County Spelling Bee must be from a school that has enrolled and paid the enrollment fee to Scripps by December 20, 2019.  Independent home-schooled students must also enroll in Scripps by December 20, 2019 to participate within their local public school, with approval of the school.  To enroll, visit www.spellingbee.com during the enrollment period.
September 4, 2019
Spelling Bee District Coordinator’s Orientation Meeting
via Zoom Web Conference | 4:00 p.m.
February 18, 2020
All district and/or private, parochial, or charter school Spelling Bees to be completed by this date
February 21, 2020

Spelling Bee Registration Deadline
March 24, 2020 –
Riverside County Spelling Bee Competition
Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center
14075 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley | 9:00 a.m.
May 24-30, 2020
Scripps National Spelling Bee
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland

*Dates subject to change.


Spelling Bee Information Packet

Registration Form

Student Participation Form

Map to Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center