Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Students competed in the Continental Societies’ Annual Spelling Bee.
Tuesday, March 12
KIRKWOOD — Fred A. Toomer and Gideon Elementary School competed Saturday, Feb. 23rd in the Continental Societies’ Annual Spelling Bee held at Fred A. Toomer Elementary School. More than 60 children participated from 3rd to 5th grades. The competition went 17 rounds with Toomer 4th grader Nicolas Sullivan taking first place, Toomer third grader Elian Chavez winning second place and Gideon Elementary's Ziya Rainwater, a fifth grader, placing third. — Douglas Wood
Sunday, February 17, 2013
On Feb. 7, the Atlanta Public Schools District Spelling Bee was hosted at Gideons Elementary School.
How do you spell champion? T-h-e-o W-e-i-m-a-r. Theo, a student at Mary Lin Elementary in Candler Park, beat out kids from 23 other grammar and middle schools to catpture the 2013 APS District Spelling Bee on Feb. 7. He and scores of others competed in the bee, which was held at Gideons Elementary School. Theo had already taken top honors at his own school, winning the Mary Lin spelling bee on Jan. 17. Sydney Ragland of Young Middle School placed an impressive 2nd, and Wen Lu of Beecher Hills Elementary tied for 3rd place with Amanda Stevens from Sutton Middle School. All four move on to the Georgia Association of Educator Distinct Spelling Bee on Feb. 23. Every year the event is hosted by Atlanta Association of Educators. According to an…
Monday, January 28, 2013
After an absence of several years, the spelling bee returns to Mary Lin Elementary.
Monday, January 28
by Boyd Baker CANDLER PARK — It’s been a few years since Mary Lin Elementary had a spelling bee. Parent Gary Capelouto used to organize one within the school but it ended when Gary’s kids left the school. Annis Barry in Candler Park felt that Spelling Bees are an American institution that needed to return. “Bees provide a link to the past. Spelling contests have been around since the time of the one-room schoolhouse,” says Barry. Since the school administration didn’t want the Bee to interfere with the school day, Barry worked with volunteers to create a PTA event on Thursday, Jan. 17. Buzzy® for Pain Relief painless shot helper sponsored the event and MoJo’s Pizza in Oakhurst donated dinner for the 6 p.m. event. With 23 students in both …