Regional school districts to hold spelling bees


School districts throughout North Idaho will hold spelling bees in January that qualify students for the North Idaho Spelling Bee scheduled for March 22 at North Idaho College. The winner of the regional bee will receive an all-expense paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. in June, courtesy of bee sponsor Hagadone Newspapers.

A total of 55 schools in 12 districts (including public, private and home school students across the five northern counties of Idaho) are involved in this year’s spelling bee, according to North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee Coordinator Mindy Patterson of NIC.

District spelling bees will wrap up in January in preparation for the North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee at NIC in March.

 

District Bees:

 

Home School District (North Idaho Home Educators Association)

10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Grace Bible Church, 152 W Prairie Ave, Coeur d’Alene

 

Boundary County School

Noon Wednesday, Jan. 14 (sixth through eighth grades) at Boundary County Middle School

9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 (fourth and fifth grade) at Free Methodist Church in Bonners Ferry

 

Kootenai School District

1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at respective schools

 

Plummer-Worley Joint School District

9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at Lakeside Elementary

 

Lakeland School District

6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Twin Lakes Elementary

 

West Bonner County School District

6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 at Priest River Elementary gym

 

Lake Pend Oreille School District

5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 at Sandpoint High School

 

Kellogg School District

7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 at Pinehurst Elementary School

 

Private School District

9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at North Idaho Christian School

 

St. Maries School District

9 a.m. (fourth grade) and 10 a.m. (fifth grade) Thursday, Jan. 30 at Heyburn Elementary

12:30 p.m. (sixth – eighth grades) Wednesday, Jan. 29 at St. Maries Middle School

 

Coeur d'Alene School District

6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at Coeur d’Alene High School

 

Wallace School District

3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 at Wallace Jr/Sr High School (6-8 grades)

1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 at Silver Hills Elementary (4-5 grades)



For More Information
NIC Executive to the Vice President for Community Relations and Marketing and North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee Coordinator Mindy Patterson, (208) 769-3316 or mindy_patterson@nic.edu.

Posted: Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

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