Spelling Bee



Almost 70 Spicewood students competed in the Spelling Bee on January 16th, which started at 6pm and went a little past 10pm. The competition had everyone on the edge of their seats with our students spelling words like tergiversation, Leipzig, flambeau, eviscerated and jacquerie.  Our school winners were Claire Lee in first place, and Anoushka Basu in second place. The evening ended with a twist of humor; the last word to break the competition was ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ which is German for goodbye!


Special thanks go out to our Spelling Bee Chair Herschal Trivedi, who worked incredibly hard getting the program together, Ellen Tuthill, who did a fabulous job as the pronouncer, and our judge Lakshmi Kondubhatla. Also a big thank you to some of our Spicewood staff, Ms. Cruz, Ms. Bryzkcy, Ms. Craig and Ms. Burton, who all stayed until the end of the competition!



Spicewood Elementary PTA is thrilled to announce our participation in the Scripps National Spelling Bee during the 2018-2019 academic year. All 1st-5th graders have the option of participating.

Please note per the Spelling Bee rules, we will only have one school champion. 



You will be emailed the spelling study list on Tuesday November 6th when the registration closes. Based on the number of participants, two or more students from each class will be selected to participate in the school wide spelling bee.

For additional study tips and information about the spelling bee rules, please visit www.spellingbee.com


If you have any questions, please contact the Spelling Bee Chair Herschal Trivedi at SpicewoodSpellingBee@gmail.com.



  • November 6, 2018: Registration closes for Spelling Bee
  • November 8, 2018: Grade Level Spelling Bee. An optional qualifying test will be offered to all 1st-5th grade students. The top 2 scorers from each class will be notified later that week that they are eligible to advance to the Spicewood School Spelling Bee. Based on participation numbers, more than 2 students can be advanced to the Spicewood Spelling Bee.
  • January 16, 2019: Spicewood School Spelling Bee
  • Throughout February: School Champions play in District/Region Spelling Bee Playoffs
  • March 14, 2019: Austin Spelling Bee
  • March ?, 2019: Houston Public Media Spelling Bee (the Final Bee)
  • TBA May 2019: Scripps National Spelling Bee



2019 School Spelling Bee List 2-pager

2019 School Spelling Bee List- Combined

2019 Rules for Local Spelling Bees