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 19 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 47 schools in 10 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 and Inland Northwest Christian Homeschoolers)
10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at Grace Bible Church, 152 W Prairie Ave, Coeur d’Alene

Boundary County School
11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 (sixth through eighth grades) at Boundary County Middle School
9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 (fourth and fifth grade) at Free Methodist Church in Bonners Ferry

Kootenai School District
9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 (fourth and fifth grade) Harrison Elementary School
Noon Wednesday, Jan. 27 (sixth through eighth grades) at Kootenai Jr/Sr High School

Lakeland School District
6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Twin Lakes Elementary

Coeur d’Alene Charter School District
was held Dec. 9

Lake Pend Oreille School District
5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 at Sandpoint High School Auditorium 

Kellogg School District
7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 at Pinehurst Elementary School

Private School District
9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 at North Idaho Christian School

Coeur d'Alene School District
6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 at Coeur d’Alene High School

Wallace School District
10:20 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22 at Wallace Jr/Sr High School (seventh and eighth grades)
2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Silver Hills Elementary (fourth through sixth grades)

Information: (208) 769-3316.



Posted: Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

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