The Oakland Schools Education Foundation took over the Oakland County Regional Spelling Bee in 2018. We are proud to continue a long lived tradition in our county. Each winter, students in grades 5-8 who win their school spelling bees are invited to participate. The winner receives an all-expense paid trip to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee held in Washington D.C. the last week of May.

Register now for the Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Bee!

It’s time to register to participate in the 2019-2020 Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Bee! Enrollment is available through Scripps exclusively at

Early enrollment pricing is available to schools that enroll by Tuesday, Oct. 15. (Schools that enroll by Sept. 30 receive a bonus: two free one-year subscriptions to Britannica Online.)

The Oakland Schools Scripps Spelling Bee is open to students in Oakland County grades 5-8, provided they do not reach the age of 15 on or before Aug. 31, 2019. Individual home-schooled children and home school associations can enroll as well.

Important Dates to Remember:

  • Oct. 15, 2019 – Last day of early enrollment
  • Feb. 7, 2020 – Must have completed school spelling bee
  • Feb. 14, 2020 – Must have school champion registered on the Scripps website
  • Feb. 29, 2020 – Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Bee

Thank you to our sponsor, the Ehlert Charitable Trust for supporting the event!

2018-19 Winner – Eleanor Limbaugh, Berkshire Middle School, Birmingham School District