Highlighted again this year is the inclusion of a vocabulary round. It is highly recommended that you incorporate a least one vocabulary round into your Bee early in the competition. Both the regional and state Bees will incorporate vocabulary rounds. You will find vocabulary and spelling resources on the Scripps website once you register. Since Scripps’ addition of a vocabulary component at the national level in 2012, the Committee feels stronger than ever that it would place Georgia students at a disadvantage if a vocabulary round was not introduced. This would begin to emphasize and reinforce the fact that our students need to begin studying and learning the actual mechanics of spelling, rather than just rote memorization.
REGISTERING FOR THE BEE
Registration is now through December 20, 2021
NO SCHOOLS WILL BE REGISTERED AFTER
DECEMBER 20, 2021.
When registering with Scripps, please ensure you choose your correct school category.
If you consider yourself a charter school, you are more than likely a public charter, so please choose the PUBLIC category.
If you are a private or parochial school, check first to see if you are a member of GISA (Georgia Independent School Association) and if so, please contact the GISA office with regard to your spelling bee information after registering with Scripps. You can check by viewing the GISA membership list.
Finally, to ensure a memorable and successful Bee, please review GAE’s official procedures, rules and regulations for Georgia on pages 6-11 and utilize the products and resources cited on pages 33-34 of the PRR manual.