District spelling bees to be shown live on March 9 and 10

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The C-O-M-P-E-T-I-T-I-O-N is heating up for some Dearborn Public School students.

Elementary and middle school students from across the district will compete in the first annual Dearborn District Spelling Bee finals on March 9 and 10. 

Students from across the district’s 22 elementary and eight middle schools competed first in classroom spelling bees and then in school-wide competitions to earn a spot to compete in the district spelling bee. This is the first district-wide Dearborn Public Schools spelling bee.  Organizing for the event began in October.

Elementary students will compete on Wednesday, March 9.  Third grade competition is at 5 p.m., fourth grade at 6 p.m. and fifth grade at 7 p.m.

Middle school finals will be held on Thursday, March 10 at 5 p.m. for sixth grade, 6 p.m. for seventh grade and 7 p.m. for eighth grade. 

The finals will be held at Fordson High School in the auditorium.  The events will also be broadcast live on the district’s YouTube channel and Comcast channel 19.

The district spelling bee is presented by Communities In Schools of Michigan and the Amity Foundation.

Communities In Schools (CIS) of Michigan is part of a national network that ensures every student, regardless of race, zip code, or socioeconomic background has what they need to realize their potential in school and beyond. Working directly inside 53 schools across Michigan, CIS connects students to caring adults and community resources that help them see, confront, and overcome the barriers that stand between them and a brighter future. Together, CIS builds a powerful change movement made up of peers, students, and alumni committed to building an equitable path to education for future generations.

Spelling Bee flyer