National Geographic Bee

Open to BSES 4th and 5th Grade Students!

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Important Information

November 16, 2018

Dear Parents,

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

  1. We have a preliminary competition involving all participants. This will take place at BSES on Thursday, January 17th 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 25th 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 1st. If the student achieves the necessary score on this test, he/she will go on to compete at the state level. 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.

At school we will hold two practice sessions. These will take place in the BSES LGI on the following dates:

Tuesday, December 18th (4th grade 12:00-1:00; 5th grade 1:00-2:00)

Wednesday, January 9th (4th grade 12:00-1:00; 5th grade 1:00-2:00)

Participants should pack lunches on dates of the practice sessions.

If your child is interested in participating in the National Geographic Bee, please complete the form and return it to Mr. Piasecki by Friday, November 30th. Thank you!

Mr. Piasecki

Link to National Geographic Bee Registration Form

Please click link below and complete Goggle form to sign up for the Bee:

Please complete form by Friday, November 30th. Thank you!