2020 LPS Spelling Bee for Grades 6–8

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 Spelling Bee has been paused out of an abundance of caution for both students and staff. We hope to resume the Bee in 2022 for its 34th year.

Date, Time, Location

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 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 or go to lps.org for information. 


Eligibility of Students

Any student of the Lincoln Public Schools in grades six 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/middle school office, the LPS English/Language Arts Office or by clicking this link by Friday,  January 24, 2020.

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 for 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.

If your student would like to receive study information, 6–8th grade students may contact their Language Arts /English teacher or you can contact Sherry Bothwell at the phone number or email below.

For more information, call or email:

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