Spelling Bee

Each February, CESA #1 coordinates a series of regional spelling bees for the top spellers from schools throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.

The champion from each of the five regional bees advances to the Badger State Spelling Bee in Madison sponsored by the Wisconsin State Journal

The top three finishers at the state spelling bee will represent Wisconsin at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.

Students in grades 3-8 in participating districts are eligible to compete.


2015-16 Spelling Bee Dates


School and District Bees

Final school and district spelling bees should be completed by January 31, 2016.


Regional Spelling Bees

Five regional spelling bees will be held at CESA #1 between February 18-24, 2016. The champion from each regional bee advances to the state spelling bee.


Badger State Spelling Bee

The state spelling bee will be held in Madison on Friday, March 18, 2016. The top speller from each of the five regional bees in CESA #1 will join other spellers from across the state to vie for a chance to travel to Washington DC for the national spelling bee.


Scripps National Spelling Bee

Bee Week 2016 will take place in late May/early June. Exact dates have yet to be announced but will be posted here as soon as they are available.


Last Updated: 9/25/15