Spelling Bee

 

JCPS 15th DISTRICT PTA
SPELLING BEE

The JCPS 15th District Spelling Bee will be held on February 12, 2013 at Sallie Durrett Auditorium, Louisville Male High School, at 4:30.

Each JCPS elementary and middle school may send ONE representative to the county spelling bee. The 15th District PTA will provide the following prizes for the winners of the Spelling Bee. They are as follows:

1st Place          $100  +  Trophy
2nd Place         $50  +  Trophy           
3rd Place          $25  +  Trophy           

If you would like to register your school to participate in the JCPS 15th District PTA Spelling Bee, please fill out the registration form and fax or pony it to the Office of Academic Competition (6647) by December 3, 2012. There is no need to register with Scripps Howard and pay their fee to participate in the JCPS 15th District PTA sponsored spelling bee. This competition is not affiliated with the Scripps Howard Spelling Bee. The county winner WILL be sent to the Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee, but the Kentucky winner from that bee will not be eligible to go to the National Scripps Howard Bee in Washington, D.C. in 2013. The Kentucky Derby Foundation’s spelling competition is also no longer affiliated with Scripps-Howard.

After we receive your entry form, we will send you a Spelling Bee Study Guide, which contains words that you can use for your school spelling bee. These booklets will be available in late November or early December. You will also receive a form to report your school winner.

Each school conducts their own bee to pick their representative according to their school's tradition. Schools should plan their bees for December or early January. School winner forms are due in the Office of Academic Competition by Jan. 16, 2013.

JCPS 15th DISTRICT PTA
SPELLING BEE

Registration Form

Return ASAP to the office of Academic Competition

This entry form must be received by December 3, 2012 in order to receive your spelling bee study guide and your winner form. The winner form will be due in my office by January 16, 2013. Therefore, all school level spelling bees should be completed by January 16, 2013. Please plan accordingly.

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Your copy of the JCPS spelling bee study guide will be mailed in late November
or early December, as soon as we receive them from the KY Derby Festival.
The study guide contains approximately 2,000 words divided into categories
Please keep in mind that although it contains some of the words that will be used in the JCPS 15th District PTA Spelling Bee, it is not the exact spelling list for the bee. Students should use the dictionary and other sources to study as well.

 Send entry forms to:            

Janet Morris, Coordinator
Academic Competition
Pony: Activities/Athletics
J.C. Cantrell Gym
FAX-  485-6647
Email: janet.morris@jefferson.kyschools.us

 

2012 Results -4:30 on February 9, 2012

Sally Durrett Auditorium

2012 Winners

1st Yue Zhang – Meyzeek Middle
2nd Katie Cleary– Hawthorne Elementary School
3rd Avalon Gupta Ver Wiebe– Highland Middle School

The winner of the 15th District PTA Spelling Bee for the second consecutive year, Yue Zhang (pictured below), will represent JCPS in the state bee sponsored by the Kentucky Derby Festival on March 10, 2012 at the PNC Club at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Registration starts at 11:00 am.

SCHOOL WINNERS FOR 2011-2012

FirstName

LastName

School Name

Brady

Greer

Audubon Traditional Elementary School

Lukas

Coleman

Barret Traditional Middle School

Abigail

McQueary

Blake Elementary School

Barrett

Hoagland

Brandeis Elementary School

Drake

Hoskins

Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary School

Brianna

McCrea

Brown School

Lafayette

Stephens

Byck Elementary School

Jared

Downey

Carrithers Middle School

Douglas

Arthur-Mensah

Chancey Elementary School

Daniel

Brogdon (alternate)

Cochrane Elementary School

Xandra

Cardwell

Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School

Chris

Mura

Crosby Middle School

Christian

Mucker

Crums Lane Elementary School

Gage

Brown

Dixie Elementary School

Madeline

Straub

Dunn Elementary School

Hailie

Cannon

Eisenhower Elementary School

Micah

Witt

Engelhard Elementary School

Evelyn

Figueroa

Fairdale Elementary School

Steve

Hunt

Farnsley Middle School

Reagan

Haise

Fern Creek Elementary School

Lauren

Leong

Field Elementary School

Nyja

Elliott (Alternate)

Foster Traditional Academy

Briana

Mikesell

Frost Middle School

Eldin

Drljevis

Goldsmith Elementary School

Jacob

Ioffe

Greathouse-Shryock Traditional Elementary School

Leah

Hornback

Greenwood Elementary School

Trinitee

Hughes

Gutermuth Elementary School

Katie

Cleary

Hawthorne Elementary School

Avalon

Gupta

Highland Middle School

Erin

Ramsey

Hite Elementary School

Melody

Maddix

Indian Trail Elementary School

Sabrina

Petit-Frere

Jefferson County Traditional Middle School

Daniel

Parker

Jeffersontown Elementary School

Emily

Langnehs

Johnsontown Road Elementary School

Alissa

Vance

Kammerer Middle School

Lily Jane

Karlen

Kennedy Montessori Elementary School

Ce’Asia

Williams

King Elementary School

Mikalia

Quinton

Klondike Lane Elementary School

Skyler

Allen

Layne Elementary School

Felicia

Zhong

Lowe Elementary School

Donavan

Crowder

Luhr Elementary School

Peyton

Williams

Medora Elementary School

Yue

Zhang

Meyzeek Middle School

Jacob

Richards

Minors Lane Elementary School

Marie

Gonzalez

Moore Middle School

Hesed

Payocong

Myers Middle School

Lewis

Borgemenke

Newburg Middle School

Parker

VanHouten

Noe Middle School

Lane

Middleton

Okolona Elementary School

Monica

Tran

Olmsted Academy South

Sanje

Matthews

Rangeland Elementary School

Jaylen

Peoples

Sanders Elementary School

Kassandra

Julian

Smyrna Elementary School

Kashish

Khanna

St Matthews Elementary School

Sidharth

Sundar

Stopher Elementary School

Kyle

Salyer

Stuart Middle School

Kristina

Mann

Tully Elementary School

Elaina

Basile

Watterson Elementary School

Nika

Finkelsteyn

Westport Middle School

Justin

Dunn

Wheatley Elementary School

Edward

Zhong

Wilder Elementary School

Abigail

Havens

Wilkerson Elementary School

MacKenzie

Clayton

Wilt Elementary School

 

2011 15th District PTA Spelling Bee:Bee
February 15, 2011 at 4:30 at the Sallie Durrett Auditorium, Louisville Male High School.

Bee

2011 Winners

1st Yue Zhang – Meyzeek Middle
2nd Nina Erbes – Highland Middle School
3rd Alex Elek – Newburg Middle School

Yue ZhangYue Zhang (picture left) from Meyzeek Middle School represented Jefferson County Public Schools in the 2011 Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee and came in fourth place in the state. The spelling bee was held Saturday, March 19, at the PNC Club at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

THERE IS NO NEED TO REGISTER WITH SCRIPPS HOWARD AND PAY THEIR FEE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE JCPS 15TH DISTRICT PTA SPONSORED SPELLING BEE. This competition is not affiliated with the Scripps Howard Spelling Bee. The county winner WILL be sent to the Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee this year, but they will not be eligible to go to the National Scripps Howard Bee in Washington, D.C. in 2011. The Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation is no longer affiliated with Scripps Howard. Each JCPS elementary and middle school may send ONE representative to the county spelling bee.

The deadline to register your school to participate in the JCPS spelling bee and receive the study guide from us is December 3, 2010. Registration forms are sent to academic coordinators and PTA presidents in November. Once we receive your registration, we send you the study guide. Use the study guide as the word list for your school spelling bee, and then give it to your school winner to help him or her prepare for the county bee. Make sure your school winner is aware that the words do NOT come exclusively from that booklet. Only the early rounds have those words. The later rounds get increasingly difficult and come from the dictionary. Just studying the guide is not enough to prepare students for the county bee.

All school spelling bees need to be held prior to January 20, 2011, the due date for the spelling bee winner form. We send that form to you at the same time as the study guide. Once we know all the winners who will be participating, we send letters to the parents of each school winner letting them know the date and time of the county bee.

School Spelling Bee Coordinators: Please do not send a student to the county bee without letting us know he/she is coming. Send in the winner form! We plan for the number of students participating by using those forms.

SCHOOL SPELLING BEE WINNERS FOR 2010-2011

Name

School Name
Ethan
Essex
Audubon Traditional Elementary School
Callie
Armendt
Blue Lick Elementary School
Praveena
Somasundaram
Brandeis Elementary School
Josyiah
Ferguson
Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary School
Ethan
Hemming
Brown School
Emily
Lincoln
Byck Elementary
Raymesha
Hopson
Carrithers Middle School
Douglas
Arthur-Mensah
Chancey Elementary School
Eleanor
Sudduth
Chenoweth Elementary School
Rhonda
Roots
Cochran Elementary
Jacquelyn
Pombrio
Cochrane Elementary School
Natalie
Cushman
Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School
Abby
Hall
Conway Middle School
Donovan
Jackson
Crums Lane Elementary School
Audrey
Becker
Dunn Elementary School
Ruby
Diffey
Eisenhower Elementary School
Kelsie
Small
Engelhard Elementary School
Zachary
Edwards
Farmer Elementary School
Joshua
Dye
Farnsley Middle School
Reagan
Haise
Fern Creek Elementary School
Natalie
Novak
Field Elementary School
Jordan
Shadowen
Frost Middle School
Sophie
Lai
Greathouse-Shryock Traditional Elementary School
Christopher
Hale
Greenwood Elementary School
Justyce
Hirschover
Gutermuth Elementary School
Caliyah
Bradshaw
Hawthorne Elementary School
Nina
Erbes
Highland Middle School
Erin
Ramsey
Hite Elementary School
Diamond
Spurley
Indian Trail Elementary School
Garrett
Chandler
Jefferson County Traditional Middle School
Ansley
Minor
Jeffersontown Elementary School
Elizabeth
Cooksey
Kammerer Middle School
Mason
Miller-Breetz
Kennedy Montessori Elementary School
Emma
Kinney
King Elementary School
Braxton
Young
Klondike Lane Elementary School
Amara
Terrill
Laukhuf Elementary School
Casey
Kirchner
Layne Elementary School
Anna
Cambron
Lowe Elementary School
Will
Bowen
Luhr Elementary School
Kevin
Thach
Maupin Elementary School
Yue
Zhang
Meyzeek Middle School
Joshua
Geist
Minors Lane Elementary School
Kaitlyn
Napper
Moore Middle School
Ashleigh
Barks
Myers Middle School
Alex
Elek
Newburg Middle School
Parker
Van Houten
Noe Middle School
Mikayla
Curtis
Price Elementary School
Samantha
Benjamin
Ramsey Middle School
Cecilia
Neal
Semple Elementary School
DeAyriah
Lowe
Slaughter Elementary School
Jack
Gullett
St Matthews Elementary School
Ishan
Sheth
Stopher Elementary School
Samantha
Jackson
Stuart Middle School
Maria
Litvin
Tully Elementary School
Landy
Lin
Watterson Elementary School
Nina
Pham
Westport Middle School
Donte
McGee
Wilder Elementary School
Jane
Burch
Wilkerson Elementary School
C.J.
Pile
Wilt Elementary School
Clayton
Wagoner
Zachary-Taylor Elementary School

Last year’s 15th District PTA spelling bee was held on February 22, 2010 at 4:30 at the Sallie Durrett Auditorium, Louisville Male High School.

2010 Winners

1st Mahati Vavilala – Meyzeek Middle
2nd Parker VanHouten – Tully Elementary
3rd Vincent Schweinhart – JCTMS

Due to conflicts with other competitions, Mahati and Parker were unable to compete in the state bee. Therefore, Vincent Schweinhart will represent JCPS in the Derby Festival Spelling Bee on March 20, 2010 at the Frazier Museum.

 

Congratulations to all the student participants. Your school is proud of your accomplishments!

JCPS 15th District PTA
SPELLING BEE RULES

  1. Students will draw a number when they register and this will determine the order of spelling. Words will be given in the order that they appear in the JCPS Pronouncer’s Guide for the spelling bee.
  2. Late arrivals must be registered before round two begins, or they will not be admitted into the spelling bee.
  3. Words will be pronounced according to the diacritical markings in the fourth edition of the American Heritage Dictionary.
  4. In competition, after the pronouncer gives the contestant a word, the contestant will be encouraged to pronounce the word before spelling it and after spelling it.
  5. The contestant may ask the pronouncer to say the word again, define it, give the language of origin and/or use it in a sentence.
  6. Having started to spell a word, a contestant may stop and start over, retracing the spelling from the beginning, but in retracing there can be no change of letters or their sequence from those first pronounced. If letters or their sequence are changed in the respelling, the speller will be eliminated.
  7. The contest shall be conducted in rounds. Each contestant remaining in the spelling bee at the start of a round shall spell one word in the round.
  8. Upon missing the spelling of a word, a contestant immediately drops out of the contest, except as provided in Rule 9. The next word is given to the next contestant.
  9. This rule addresses the procedures that should be followed at the end of a spelling bee. This may not be the same as the procedure followed at your local school bee.
    1. If none of the contestants remaining in the bee at the start of a round spells a word correctly during the round, all shall remain in the competition.
    2. If only one of the contestants remaining in the bee at the start of a round spells a word correctly during that round, that contestant shall be declared the winner. Once the winner has been declared, a “spell down” will be conducted among the contestants in that round to determine the second and third place winners.
  10. Any question relating to the spelling of a word should be referred to the designated official immediately in writing on the official appeal form. Appeals may be filed by a parent, legal guardian, or teacher of the speller who is seeking reinstatement into the contest.
  11. The judges are in complete control of the spelling bee. Their decision shall be final on all questions.

 

Date Modified 11/13/12