Spelling Bee Information!!
The District Spelling Bee Planning Committee has taken into consideration the precautions and standards set forth within district COVID Guidelines, the number of students in both Face to Face and Tomball Virtual School instructional settings, and the recent updates to the Scripps Spelling Bee formats available in making the determination to hold school and district Spelling Bees.
Following the district’s guidelines, Willow Creek invites all 3rd and 4th grade students to participate in this year’s Classroom Spelling Bees. This year we will be conducting face to face classroom bees for our Face to Face students and a virtual spelling bee for our Tomball Virtual School students. A letter about this year’s Spelling Bee will be sent home on Wednesday November 4, 2020 to all the Face to Face students. All Tomball Virtual School students’ parents in grades 3 and 4 will receive an email with information coming from Scripps Spelling Bee regarding how to register their student for their virtual Classroom Spelling Bee on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 as well. A classroom winner from each 3rd and 4th grade homeroom will be determined the week of November 16th and those students will participate in Willow Creek’s school Face to Face Spelling Bee on December 10th. Per Tomball ISD District guidelines the Face to Face Campus Spelling Bee will be held after school and parents may not attend. Face to Face students will stay after school to compete and TVS students need to arrive at school on the day of the school bee to compete at 4:15. Students will be escorted to their parent(s) waiting outside of the campus upon elimination.
The district spelling bee is scheduled for Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the Tomball ISD Administrative Building at a time to be determined later. Only one parent will be allowed to be present with the student in the boardroom.
Our Tomball district champion will then compete in the regional Houston Public Spelling Bee that will be held on Tuesday, March 9. *Due to the uncertainty caused by Covid-19, the 2021 HPM Spelling Bee will not be a live, in-person event and will not have video production. The 2021 HPM Spelling Bee will be in virtual form using the SNSB online test platform.