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Spelling Bee

27th Annual District Spelling Bee

January 27, 2024

800 S. Taft Ave, Loveland

Please contact your school's Spelling Bee Sponsor if you are interested in participating in the 2024 Spelling Bee.

Questions? Contact MaryPat Hayden-Davis 

Important Information:

  • 2023-2024 Study Lists will be provided to participating schools on November 1, 2023.
  • The Thompson School District Competition List pulls words from the Scripps Howard Pronunciation Guide, which is not public to spellers. The district list may include words from the official 2023-2024 study lists, Words of Champions List, Great Words, Great Works Book List, as well as the Meriam- Webster Dictionary.

Spelling Bees: It's more than memorizing letters

Our purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabulary, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.

The Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee

Every year, one speller is crowned champion. How well do you know their winning words?

2023 National Spelling Bee Winner:  Dev ShahPsammophile

Winning Word: Psammophile

Word Club


Through Word Club, the Bee now gives your parents and students FREE access to spelling and vocabulary materials for your classroom and school spelling bees.

Parents will discover exclusive spelling and vocabulary content, including:  

  • Your school bee details (the "School Bee Information Form" must first be completed) 
  • School spelling bee study lists for your classroom and school bees 
  • Suggested Rules for Local Spelling Bees
  • White Board Words, with language learning and insights from official Bee pronouncer and former champion Dr. Jacques Bailly
  • More fun content to help your child prepare for the spelling bee

Parents can visit and click on Word Club.

The Teacher’s BEEhive is a biweekly email newsletter where you can find words of the week from national finals pronouncer Dr. Bailly, plus ideas and tips to help your students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, and learn concepts. To receive emails and this free newsletter from the Scripps National Spelling Bee, click here.