Sonoma County Office of Education

Student Events

Spelling Bees

BeeThe Sonoma County Office of Education coordinates the regional and county elementary Spelling Bees for grade 4-6 students and the county junior high competition for students in grades 7-9. Sonoma County Spelling Bees give students the opportunity to demonstrate their spelling ability, think on their feet, and speak before an audience.


Elementary Spelling Bees

Grade 4-6 students participate in school competitions, then advance to the regional spelling bees. Two students from every school are eligible to compete in the regionals. The top five spellers from each regional bee advance to the county spelling competition. The top two spellers in the county event advance to the state championship.

Regional Competitions

North County

North-Photo100.pngTuesday, January 30, 2018 | 4:30-6:30pm*
Mark West Elementary School, 4600 Lavell Road, Santa Rosa | Map (pdf)



Central County

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 4:30-6:30pm*
Hidden Valley School, 3435 Bonita Vista Lane, Santa Rosa | Map (pdf)



West County

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | 4:30-6:30pm*
JX Wilson School, 246 Brittain Lane, Santa Rosa | Map (pdf)



South County

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 4:30-6:30pm*
Corona Creek School, 1851 Hartman Lane, Petaluma | Map (pdf)



County Competition

Monday, March 12, 2018 | 4:00-6:30pm*
Sonoma County Office of Education
5340 Skylane Blvd, Santa Rosa | Map (pdf)

Elementary Spellers

State Championship

Saturday, May 12, 2018 | Website
Coordinated by the San Joaquin County Office of Education
Wentworth Education Center, 2707 Transworld Drive, Stockton
State Championships, 2004-09, in Sonoma County


Junior High Spelling Bees

Grade 7-9 students first participate in school spelling bees, then advance to the county-level event. The countywide competition is open to two students from every school with grade 7-9 students who have been certified as school champions by their principal or school coordinator. The top two winners of the county competition advance to the California State Junior High Spelling Bee Championship.


County Competition

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | 4:00-6:30pm*
Sonoma County Office of Education
5340 Skylane Blvd, Santa Rosa | Map (pdf)

Junior High Spellers

State Championship

Saturday, May 5, 2018 | Website
Coordinated by the Marin County Office of Education
Miller Creek Middle School, 2255 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael



Contacts

Event Director/Spokesperson:
Karen McGahey | kmcgahey@scoe.org

Event Coordinator:
Connie Anderson | canderson@scoe.org


* All ending times are approximate