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Category : Academics

33 Students Compete in District Spelling Bee

Wednesday , January 08 , 2020

Thirty-three elementary and middle school students will compete for the title of PVSchools Spelling Bee Champion on Friday, Jan. 17th, with registration starting at 8 a.m. and the Spelling Bee starting at 9 a.m., in the Governing Board Room at the District Administrative Center (get directions). 

Agenda for the PVSchools Spelling Bee:

  • Introductions
    • Assistant Superintendent Dr. Dan Courson 
  • Welcome & Congratulate Spellers
    • Superintendent Dr. Welsh 
  • Pronouncer 
    • Mark Joraanstad, Ed.D., executive director of the Arizona School Administrators
  • Judges  
    • Andrea Morici, director of the Professional Development Department
    • Lynn Hoppes, curriculum specialist - Social Studies/Language Immersion/World Languages
    • Koni Withers,​ lead counselor
    • Julie Berlin (written), Professional Development specialist
    • Sharon Sutton (verbal), IT Curriculum/Assessment liaison. 
  • Facilitator 
    • Jamie Caldwell, curriculum specialist - English Language Arts

The winner, runner-up, and seven delegates will represent PVSchools at the Maricopa County Regional II Spelling Bee on Friday, Feb. 21st at Deer Valley Unified School District.