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The community is invited to join an exciting school-community partnership event that occurs only once a year—IPEI’s 17th Annual Adult Spelling Bee! This year’s Bee is scheduled for Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Ithaca High School Wellness Center Gym.

The Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI) Spelling Bee is a family-friendly community event run like an official spelling bee, with rules, a pronouncer, an MC, a timekeeper, and three judges. There are 28 spelling bee teams—three team members each—with entry fees paid by local businesses and organizations or by the spellers themselves. To enter or to sponsor a team click on Spelling Bee Forms. Forms can also be found at Contact the Spelling Bee Committee, to get involved or with questions.

In addition to being good fun and intellectually stimulating, the Bee is IPEI’s signature fundraising event. Thanks to the Bee’s event sponsors, all other proceeds go directly toward funding IPEI grants for Ithaca City School District (ICSD) teachers. The Blue Ribbon Champion Sponsor is Chemung Canal Trust Company, and the Red Ribbon Finalist Sponsor is Wells Fargo Financial Advisors. Sciarabba Walker and Cayuga Radio Group are Gold Ribbon Sponsors.

IPEI’s Annual Adult Spelling Bee supports enhanced educational opportunities for students in classrooms at all grade levels throughout the ICSD. Teachers and others involved with the ICSD apply for funding through the four IPEI grants programs: Teacher Grants, Red and Gold Grants, Community Collaboration Grants, and Connecting Classroom Grants.

IPEI Annual Adult Spelling Bee Teams

  Confirmed Teams for IPEI’s 17th Annual Adult Spelling Bee: Board of Ed Buzz Caroline Bee-tniks Ithaca Wegmans The Eurypterrifics Beankeepers Highway to Spell  A Doctor, a Lawyer & a Sea Captain walk into a spelling bee…. The Bees kNEES Parental Prowess The Chomskbees IHS Bee-T-A Ghoti The BJM SpellCasters The Spellicans #icsdlibs LACS Alternative Spellerz [...]

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$2,326 raised
$1000 goal

Ithaca, NY
10 Champions
60 Contributions
Campaign Complete.