Grades 7 & 8: View information about the Scripps Spelling Bee

Dear seventh and eighth grade parents and guardians,

This year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has developed an online testing platform that will allow C. J. Hooker Middle School to host a school spelling bee program, whether students are learning in classrooms or remotely from their homes. Participation is entirely optional.

In place of our traditional spelling bee program, we will hold two levels of competition through online spelling tests. The first step to spelling bee participation is for you to register for the Scripps National Spelling Bee’s online testing platform by visiting

I encourage you to watch this video tutorial that will walk you through the registration process:

Once you have registered, I will be able to assign the appropriate grade-level test to your child. Your child must complete the grade-level test by January 22.  These tests can be taken on any device with a web browser, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

The students from each grade with the highest scores will move on to compete at the school level. This year, our school-level competition will also be administered via an online test, which will be assigned to eligible students soon after and must be completed by February 5.

Our school champions will then move on to represent C. J. Hooker Middle School in the Orange-Ulster BOCES regional spelling bee program in March, which also may include online tests in lieu of in-person spelling bee events.

The first step to spelling bee participation is to register at Please register at your earliest convenience, as I have already begun assigning tests to students. If you have already registered in the online testing platform for another child, you can log in to your account and add an additional child to that same parent account. There is no need to register a different email address for each child in your household.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions about our school spelling bee program. I look forward to having your child compete to represent our school!


Elena Jordon
Seventh Grade Gold Team ELA Teacher
C. J. Hooker Middle School Spelling Bee Coordinator