The Spelling Bee is an annual event, for students in grades 4 through 6. The first round of Spelling Bee takes place during Language Arts classes and participation is completely voluntary. Students who place 1st or 2nd move on to the School-wide Spelling Bee. Study word lists are distributed to interested participants prior to the competition. Additional information can be found on the Scripps National Spelling Bee website http://spellingbee.com.