Spelling Bee

12th Annual Scripps Spelling Bee


South Cook ISC, in partnership with Pepper Construction and Wight & Company, are honored to sponsor and host the North, South and West 40 ISC Scripps Spelling Bees.

Welcome all spellers to the 12th Annual and Regional ISC Scripps Spelling Bee competition in suburban Cook County! We deeply apologize for this delay, but due to the pandemic crisis (COVID-19), our focus remains being diligent and providing an event that is safe for our constituents.

Any public, private or home schooled students within the service areas of the ISCs can participate in the 12th Annual Scripps Spelling Bee events provided they have registered and enrolled with Scripps National Spelling Bee ( www.spellingbee.com ). Our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finalists from the North Cook, South Cook and West 40 Annual Bees will have the opportunity to compete at the Regional ISC Scripps Championship Event.

The enrollment fee is $175 per school. Home-schooled Fee is $120. Check handling fee is $7.50. No purchase orders are accepted, credit cards are recommended. Enrollment deadline is February 22, 2022.

All school district spelling bees must be held prior to February 23, 2021 and only one student from each district can participate in our 12th Annual ISC Scripps Spelling Bee Events. THE STUDENT WINNER AND SPELLING BEE COORDINATOR WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION NOTICE ELECTRONICALLY, AS TO THE DATE, TIME AND LOCATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE 12th ANNUAL ISC SCRIPPS SPELLING BEE.

The 12th Annual North, South, and West 40 ISC Scripps Spelling Bees will be conducted the 1st or 2nd week of March with the Regional Championship at the end of March, 2022. Registration for all of our bees is from 6:00-6:45 pm with the bee to begin promptly at 7:00 pm.

The dates and locations for each of our bees are as follows:
  • 12th Annual North Cook ISC Scripps Spelling Bee will be held on March 9, 2022 at the New Performing Arts Center at Gemini Middle School, 8955 Greenwood Avenue in Niles, IL. (Snow Day: March 10)
  • 12th Annual South Cook ISC Scripps Spelling Bee will be held on March 2, 2022 at Southland Preparatory Charter High School, 4601 Sauk Trail in Richton Park, IL. (Snow Day: March 3)
  • 12th Annual West 40 ISC Scripps Spelling Bee will be held on March 7, 2022 at E. F. Lindop School, 2400 South 18th Avenue in Broadview, IL. (Snow Day: March 8)
  • 12th Regional ISC Scripps Spelling Bee Championship will be held on March 29, 2022 at Triton College, 2000 5th Avenue, at R Building in the Triton College Performing Arts Center, in River Grove, for our 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finalists. (Snow Day: March 30)

The Spelling Bee Coordinator needs to complete the DISTRICT WINNER REGISTRATION FORM for submission of the District Winner no later than February 22, 2022.

The student winner and coordinator will receive a confirmation notice electronically, as to the date, time and location for participation in the 12th Annual ISC Scripps Spelling Bee event.

An electronic confirmation notice will be sent electronically to our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finalists and coordinators for details of the 12th Regional ISC Scripps Championship.

Pepper Construction and Wight & Company will provide an all-expense paid trip to Washington D. C. for our regional champion and one parent to attend the National Scripps Spelling Bee competition that will be held in person during the Memorial Day Week at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland televised live on OWN and Bounce.

Many of our school districts are very sensitive about conducting in person gatherings, so we are trying to set forth multiple safeguards in conducting our bees in person at our designated host schools. The safety precautions instituted during all bees are subject to change which at this time are as follows: 1) masks must be worn by anyone entering the building and remain on during the entire event; 2) additional masks and gloves will be available at the registration table; 3) our spellers will have the masks on when stepping up to the microphone; 4) our finalist must remove their mask when spelling the word, and prior to returning to their seat reinstate the face mask ; 5) the microphone will be cleaned and disinfected following each student speller by an adult; 6) social distancing will be enforced on stage for all of our spellers along with our guests in the audience; 7) the 12th Annual ISC Scripps Spelling Bees will be conducted during the first and second week in March, 2022; 8) the Regional ISC Scripps Spelling Bee Championship will be conducted in the western suburban cook county region for our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from the 12th North Cook, South Cook and West 40 Annual ISC events during the third or week in March, 2022; 9)The pandemic has created a fluid situation with continued uncertainty, and at this time our scheduled bees may change last minute based on State and CDC guidelines.

If further information is desired, please do not hesitate to contact Margot Fennelly, South Cook ISC Grant Spelling Bee Coordinator, at mfennelly@s-cook.org

Good luck to our spellers!

ISC 12th Annual SCRIPPS SPELLING BEE Flyer