SPARK Spelling Bee
Every January, Bee season hits Springdale Park. Since 2013 SPARK has participated in one of the oldest and most respected educational programs, Scripps Spelling Bee. Grades 1-5 have spelling activities and centers in the classroom culminating with classroom bees.
The top three students in each homeroom in grades 4-5 compete in a school wide bee. The winner advances to the APS district bee. SPARK students have routinely placed in the top tier of district spellers every year and in 2016, the SPARK representative placed at the trophy level.
The 2018 school wide bee was a competitive one as usual. After ten intense rounds 4th grader Sage Brown won the bee on a most difficult word. Second place resulted in a tie between Mari Wu in 4th grade and Cassidy Davis in 5th grade. The third place winner was 4th grader Anna Young. Way to go SPARK spellers and good luck at the district fair Sage.