On Friday, November 21, the top 31 spellers from Westside Community Schools gathered for the District Spelling Bee. Two spellers from each of the ten elementary schools and eleven spellers from the middle school participated. After spelling transcutaneous and camelopard correctly, 7th grader Reese P. was determined the winner. Graham W., 6th grader from Swanson, was the runner-up. Reese will attend the 89th Midwest Spelling Bee on March 15th at the Omaha Public School Teacher Administration Building.
During the week of October 6, 4th through 6th grade teachers will administer the qualifying spelling test in the classroom. The top 10-14 students will compete in a school spelling bee which will be run a little different this year.
On Tuesday, October 21, Hillside, Westbrook, Swanson, Loveland, and Sunset will have their spelling bees at Underwood Hills on 90th and Western.
On Thursday, October 23, Westgate, Paddock Road, Oakdale, Rockbrook, and Prairie Lane will have their spelling bees at the Community Conference Center (CCC) on 108th and Grover.
School vehicles will be used to transport the students to Underwood Hills and the CCC where they will compete in the spelling bee. Parents and family are welcome to attend.
Below is the tentative schedule for each day.
October 21 at Underwood Hills
- Hillside 9:15-10:15
- Westbrook 10:30-11:30
- Swanson 11:45-12:45
- Loveland 1:00-2:00
- Sunset 2:15-3:15
October 23 at CCC
- Westgate 9:15-10:15
- Paddock 10:30-11:30
- Oakdale 11:45-12:45
- Rockbrook 1:00-2:00
- Prairie Lane 2:15-3:15