Spelling Bee

Welcome to GAMS Spelling Bee EventImage of the National Spelling Bee Logo

 


Every year, GAMS students participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee


In the fall, students in grades 5-8 take a written spelling test to determine the best spellers in each Language Arts class. Next, the best spellers in each grade participate in an oral spelling bee for each grade, five through eight. 

From there, approximately 30 of the best spellers advance to the GAMS Spelling Bee, an oral bee, which is traditionally held on the Monday morning before Winter Break in the GAHS auditorium. Family members of the participants are invited to watch this round of the spelling bee. The top four spellers from the GAMS Spelling Bee advance to the Central Pennsylvania Spelling Bee, hosted by WITF (PBS-affiliate) in their studio in Harrisburg, PA, to compete against the top spellers from an 11-county region of our mid state. 

The first round of the Central PA Spelling Bee is a written test, which includes spelling and definitions. This round is usually held on a Sunday afternoon in late January

The top 36 spellers from this round advance to the Central PA Spelling Bee Championship round, which usually takes place on a Saturday afternoon in late February. This round is televised on WITF.  

The winner of the Central PA Spelling Bee advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC in May to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarship awards.



For information, please contact:

Mr. Mowery
​Language Arts Teacher







Spelling Bee 2019 Image

Spelling Bee by Grade Level


5th Grade
Friday, December 6, 2019

8th Grade
Friday, December 6, 2019

7th Grade
Monday, December 9, 2019

6th Grade
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

GAMS Spelling Bee
Parents or Guardians are Welcome to Watch
Friday, December 13, 2019


Semi-Final Round

Central Pennsylvania Spelling Bee

The Semi-Final Round is a written spelling test for the top middle school spellers in an 11-county region in the mid-state. 

Location: WITF Public Media Center (PBS-affiliate) in their studio in Harrisburg, PA
WITF Spelling Bee Logo
Deadline for Submission/Registration: Friday, December 20, 2019
Event Date:
  Sunday, 
January 19, 2020
Snow Date: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020


Championsh
ip Round
 Central PA Spelling Bee 
WITF Grand Championship Spelling Bee

This is an oral spelling bee with the 36 top spellers from the semi-final round will go on to the Grand Championship Spelling Bee. The winner of this round advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee this Spring.

This round is recorded and televised on a later date on WITF Public Media Center.

Location: Washington D.C. 

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Snow Date:
Saturday, March 14, 2020

TBD
GAMS PARTICIPATION TO BE DETERMINED


Scripps National Spelling Bee
Winner will receive thousands of dollars in scholarship awards. 

 Location: 
Washington D.C. 
Date: May 24-30, 2020

GAMS PARTICIPATION  TO BE DETERMINED