Bethel Springs Elementary School

November 6, 2019

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BSES 4th and 5th Graders-- Be a Part of the National Geographic Bee!

The 4th and 5th grade students of Bethel Springs will have the opportunity to participate in the National Geographic Bee! This is how the Bee proceeds:

  1. We have a preliminary competition involving all participants. This will take place at BSES on Wednesday, January 8th at 3:30 P.M. The field will be narrowed to 10 finalists.

  2. The Final Competition will involve the 10 finalists and will take place at BSES during the school day on Friday, January 17th at 9:00 AM. One winner will be determined.

  3. Our school level winner must take an online test that will be scored by National Geographic. This must be completed and sent by Friday, February 7th. Qualifiers for the State Bee will be notified by Monday, March 2nd. If the student achieves the necessary score on this test, he/she will go on to compete at the State Be in Harrisburg on Friday, March 27th. The state level winner will go on to the National Bee in Washington, D.C.

Students interested in participating can visit the following website to learn more: On this website there are resources that students can purchase to prepare themselves for the Bee. They may also seek out their own geography study resources at the library or on the internet. Students must prepare and study on their own time. At school we will hold three practice sessions. These will take place in the BSES LGI on the following dates:

Monday, November 18th (4th grade 12:00-1:00; 5th grade 1:00-2:00)

Tuesday, December 17h (4th grade 12:00-1:00; 5th grade 1:00-2:00)

Monday, January 6th (4th grade 12:00-1:00; 5th grade 1:00-2:00)

Participants should pack lunches on dates of the practice sessions.

How do I sign up?

If your child is interested in participating in the National Geographic Bee, please click the link to the Google form below:

Registrations will be taken until Friday, November 8th.

Thank you!

Mr. Piasecki

Bethel Springs Elementary School

"Learning and fun all in one."