Mrs. Halvorsen's

Language Arts Class


courtney_halvorsen@redlodge.k12.mt.us

Spelling Bee 2021

Dear Parents,

This year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has developed an online testing platform that will allow Roosevelt Middle School to host a school spelling bee program, whether your children are learning in classrooms or remotely from home.

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 https://online-test.spellingbee.com.

Once you have registered, I will be able to assign the appropriate grade level test to your child. Your child must complete the test before the given deadline. 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 be administered with an online test as well

Our school champion will then move on to represent Roosevelt Middle School in the Carbon County regional spelling bee program, which will include online tests in lieu of in-person spelling bee events.

The first step to spelling bee participation is to register at online-test.spellingbee.com. Please register at your earliest convenience as I will begin assigning tests to students soon. 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.

Timeline of Spelling Bee Tests:

*Registration due by January 15th.

*Grade Level Test completed by January 22nd.

*School Wide Test completed by January 28th.

*School Champion identified and registered for the county bee on January 29th.

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!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Halvorsen

Genius Project


Click the link above to watch a video about Genius Projects!

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What would I choose if I could learn about anything?

BIG IDEA:

Students dig deeply into a topic that interests them and then create a product and/or presentation that displays their passion.

EXPECTATIONS:

* Students will use 20% of their class time to explore a topic or passion in their life.

* Students may need to work on these projects outside of their assigned class periods to complete their projects and presentations.

* Students will be asked to reflect upon their Genius Hour work time over the course of the project.

* Students will be assessed on their ability to motivate themselves, overcome set backs in research and development, receive and use constructive feedback, and on their final products and class presentations.

* Final projects should show an intrinsic motivation to better yourself and become a life-long learner.

*Final project presentations will take place at the end of the semester in December.