The top two participants of the 61st Annual Golden Chick Dallas Regional Spelling Bee will receive all-expenses paid trips to the Washington, D.C. area to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The Golden Chick Dallas Regional Spelling Bee is open to 4th-8th grade public, private, charter, and home school students within the 35-county Dallas region.
(Late Latin: supererogatio "payment beyond what is due or asked", from super "beyond" and erogare "to pay out, expend" [from ex "out" and rogare "to ask"]) is the performance of more than is asked for; the action of doing more than duty requires. In ethics, an act is supererogatory if it is good but not morally required to be done. It refers to an act that is more than necessary, when another course of action—involving less—would still be an acceptable action. It differs from a duty (which is an act that would be wrong not to do), and from acts that are morally neutral. Supererogation may be considered as performing above and beyond a normative course of duty to further benefits and functionality.
adjective, /iat·ro·gen·ic/ (i-ă´tro-jen´ik)
resulting from the activity of a health care provider or institution; said of any adverse condition in a patient resulting from treatment by a physician, nurse, or allied health professional.
a perennial herbaceous plant with straight stem, simple and alternate leaves containing white spots and flecks, making it attractive as indoor foliage. Species in this genus are popular as houseplants because of their tolerance of shade. The common name, "dumb canes" refers to the poisoning effect of raphides, which can cause temporary inability to speak; for this reason it is also known as the mother-in-law's tongue.
noun, a·vi·fau·na ˌāvəˈfônə,ˌavə
the birds or the kinds of birds of a region, period, or environment
noun, doo-ter-uh-noh-pee-uh, dyoo-
a form of colour blindness in which there is a tendency to confuse blues and greens, and greens and reds, and in which sensitivity to green is reduced
noun, kook·a·bur·ra ,ˈko͝okəˌbərə/
a terrestrial tree kingfishers of the genus Dacelo native to Australia and New Guinea, which grow to between 28–42 cm (11–17 in) in length. The name is a loanword from Wiradjuri guuguubarra, onomatopoeic of its call. The single member of the genus Clytoceyx is commonly referred to as the shovel-billed kookaburra.
Winner Advances to Scripps National Spelling Bee
How It Works
*Please note that certain counties include district-level competition prior to their county spelling bees. Please communicate with your county coordinator to determine if your school winner will advance to a district level of competition*
April 23, 2018
Beginning of Pre-Enrollment Period on the Scripps website ($160)
August 21, 2018
End of Pre-Enrollment Period
August 22, 2018
Beginning of Early Bird School Enrollment Period on the Scripps website ($160)
October 15, 2018
End of Early Bird Enrollment Period
*All schools within Dallas County are required to enroll prior to October 15th, during the Early Bird Enrollment Period*
October 16, 2018
Beginning of Standard School Enrollment Period on the Scripps website ($235)
December 16, 2018
End of Standard Enrollment Period
January 18, 2019
Deadline for schools to conduct school bees
January 23, 2019
Deadline for schools to report school champion to County Coordinator
February 13, 2019
Deadline for County Coordinators to conduct county bees
February 15, 2019
Deadline for County Coordinators to e-mail County Champion Form and Photos to the Dallas Sports Commission
March 9, 2019
The 61st Annual Golden Chick Dallas Regional Spelling Bee