English Language Arts

2018 LPS Spelling Bee

Date, Time, Location

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
(Doors will open at 7:45 a.m.)

Culler Middle School Auditorium
5201 Vine Street Lincoln, Nebraska 68504

In case of inclement weather, listen to KFOR or KLIN radio for information. 


Eligibility of Students

Any student of the Lincoln Public Schools in grades five through eight who will be under the age of 16 on or before the date of the national finals shall be eligible to participate.

The suggested Midwest Spelling Bee Rules will govern the LPS Oral Spelling Bee.

Participating students must have the permission of a parent or guardian and submit a completed registration form to their elementary or middle school office or to the LPS English/Language Arts Office by Friday, January 23, 2017.

Students need to be at Culler Middle School, check in and be in their seat when the reading of the Bee Rules starts.  Any students that are not present at the reading of the rules will not be allowed to participate. 

Study Tips

You may want to consider getting organized for your study of spelling. Start to compile a spelling notebook. Different sections can feature troublesome word endings, homonyms, troublesome double letter spellings, or specialized terms.

You will want to visit the Scripps National Spelling Bee website for tips and information about the Spelling Bee. Its address is http://www.spellingbee.com. Click on "Parents and Students" and then "Resources." There are a number of options for prac­tice. Be sure to also look at www.myspellit.com. Elementary principals and middle-school English/Language Arts liaisons have additional practice word sheets they can also provide.

For more information, call or email

The English Office
Sherry Bothwell
Administrative Assistant
402-436-1644 | sbothwe@lps.org