Smith families - we are starting a new program for the Scripps Spelling Bee at Samantha Smith. We are pleased to share the word list below to help our Dolphins prepare. We are thrilled to see everyone's participation and enthusiasm. 

Of note, please do not share the words lists outside of Samantha Smith.

Please direct all questions to Deepti Munjal, Smith Spelling Bee Chair, at

Grades 1-3

Classroom competitions will be held for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders in April (date TBD); there will be no school-level competition for these grades.

Grades 4 & 5

A school-level competition will be held on Thursday, Feb 24 for 4th and 5th graders, and winner from this competition will represent Samantha Smith Elementary at the Regionals.

We are hosting a practice/mock competition for 4th and 5th graders on Thursday, Jan 27 (the intent is to get ready for the school level competition and to familiarize the students with the rules and format of the competition).

Due to the time constraint and COVID-related restrictions, we are eliminating the registration process. Instead, students should practice the spelling words at their convenience and show up for the competition on your grade-level assigned date.


2022 Spelling Bee - 450 words

Study Lists (for grades 4-5):

[Two Bee Lists]


Challenge words (by grade):

[Grade 1]

[Grade 2]

[Grade 3]

[Grade 4]

[Grade 5]