Saturday, March 25, 2023

The Brauntex Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St. New Braunfels, TX 78130 | 830-627-0808 ext. 203 | thebrauntexbee@gmail.com

www.brauntex.org

The Brauntex Bee Regional champion will advance to the

Scripps National Spelling Bee in June 2023. 

CONGRATULATIONS, HARINI LOGAN!!

2022 NATIONAL CHAMPION

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The Brauntex Bee Champion

WINS NATIONALS 2022!!


Harini Logan won The Brauntex Bee Regional Spelling Competition in 2021 and in 2022. At the National Competition in 2022, she walked away with a win that made HISTORY with the first-ever 'spell-off.'

Click here to watch the WINNING MOMENT!


Click here to see the words

she spelled in the historic SPELL OFF!

IMPORTANT CHANGES IN THE 2023 REGIONAL BEE

The Brauntex Bee will NOT use the Scripps Online Testing Platform.

The Brauntex Bee will NOT have a hand-written test.

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This year, ALL spellers must come prepared with a FULLY CHARGED APPLE DEVICE to The Brauntex Bee on March 25, 2023.

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Most schools issue iPads to students for school.

Be sure your student has access to an iPad, and that it is fully charged on Bee Day.

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The Regional qualifying test will be administered via the quiz function on Google Forms.

Measures will be taken to ensure test security and students will be actively monitored.

DO YOU WANT TO COMPETE IN THE SPELLING BEE?

Ask your school to enroll!!

www.spellingbee.com

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Your school must be registered for you to participate.

It will cost the school $175 to register.

Deadline is December 31, 2022!

1st—8th grade students are eligible.

Click here to find detailed speller eligibility requirements.

When you register, teachers, parents, & students will have

access to learning and practice tests.


All schools are allowed to participate.

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Home Schools, Private Schools, & Charter Schools also register as schools.

School level champions must be officially

declared by February 13, 2023.


ALL SCHOOL CHAMPIONS WILL ADVANCE

TO THE BRAUNTEX BEE

EVEN IF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT HOLDS A DISTRICT BEE.


** See list of all important dates below **

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?




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School Level Spelling Bee

Your school will hold a spelling bee, and register the champion with Scripps at www.spellingbee.com. Some schools also hold a district-level spelling bee, but SCHOOL champions will ALL advance to The Brauntex Bee in New Braunfels, TX on March 25, 2023.




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Regional Level Spelling Bee

School Champions advance to The Brauntex Bee. ALL STUDENTS WILL NEED TO BRING A FULLY CHARGED APPLE DEVICE TO TAKE THE REGIONAL QUALIFYING TEST. The top 20 spellers in the Region will participate in an oral bee at The Brauntex Bee on March 25, 2023.


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National Level Spelling Bee

The champion of The Brauntex Bee advances to Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, MD

IMPORTANT DATES

December 31, 2022

Deadline for schools to register at www.spellingbee.com

January 3, 2023

School Champion Registration opens at www.spellingbee.com

February 13, 2023

Deadline to declare school champion at www.spellingbee.com

March 25, 2023

The Brauntex Bee Regional Spelling Competition

in New Braunfels, TX

June, 2023

Scripps National Spelling Bee

National Harbor, MD

BEE DAY IN NEW BRAUNFELS - SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2023

COUNTIES


Atascosa

Bandera

Bexar

Comal

Dimmit

Edwards

Frio

Gillespie

Gonzales

Guadalupe

Kendall

Kerr

Kinney

La Salle

Maverick

McMullen

Medina

Real

Uvalde

Val Verde

Wilson

Zavala


 

Schedule (subject to change)


9:00am—10:00am

Check-in, Photo Op, Apple Devices set on Guided Access

 10:00am

Regional qualifying test administered using student devices

 11:00am—1:00pm

Lunch Break—There are many Downtown restaurants within walking distance.

OUTSIDE FOOD AND DRINK IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE BRAUNTEX.

1:00pm - 1:15pm

Doors, students return, and test scores are released.

 1:20pm

Regional qualifying spellers take the stage.

Introduction of Pronouncer, judges, & sponsors

1:30pm

Bee Begins!

3:00pm

Intermission

 3:15pm

Bee Resumes

~ 5:00pm

Announce The Brauntex Bee Champion

 ** Timeline may change before Bee Day. **

It will be updated on the website no later than one week prior.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

AT THE BRAUNTEX THEATRE ON BEE DAY

Tickets / Seats

Each school champion will receive 2 free tickets to attend the bee. Additional

tickets may become available for purchase at $5 each. More information about ticket limits will be

announced after the school registration deadline has passed.

To reserve seats, call the Brauntex Box Office at 830-627-0808 AFTER MARCH 10, 2023.

Proceeds will support next year’s spelling bee.

SEATING IS LIMITED.

 

Concessions

Snacks & drinks will be available at the snack bar in the lobby.

OUTSIDE FOOD AND DRINK ARE NOT ALLOWED.

The Brauntex is located within walking distance of many restaurants.

Landa Park is a four minute drive away. You can picnic there, if you like. Click here for directions.

 

Attire

Each speller that advances to the regional bee is encouraged to wear a branded school shirt if possible.

Spelling Bee t-shirts for parents will be available at brauntex.org in February 2023.

 

Lunch

We will break for lunch between 11am and 1pm. There are numerous restaurants within walking distance of the theatre.

Restaurants that will be offering special deals for bee patrons will be listed in the program.

OUTSIDE FOOD AND DRINK IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE BRAUNTEX.

PLEASE PLAN TO VISIT ONE OF OUR MANY LOCAL RESTAURANTS OR HAVE A PICNIC AT LANDA PARK.

 

Parking

There is parking available for $5 in The Brauntex lot.

Click here for a map of all the parking in the Downtown area.

Click here for directions to the free city parking lot within walking distance.

Street parking is also available. Click here for directions and to see restaurants within walking distance.

 

Lodging

New Braunfels is a great place to 'staycation'!

Come for the bee, stay for the weekend.

The Faust Hotel & Brewing Company (walking distance)

Schlitterbahn Resort (5 minute drive)

Schmitz Bed & Breakfast (walking distance)

Comal Inn Bed & Breakfast (walking distance)

Gerlich-Wagenfeuer Bed & Breakfast (walking distance)

Zinc Haus Bed & Breakfast (walking distance)

Sophie's Gasthaus (walking distance)

There are a number of vacation rentals nearby that are listed on VRBO.

 

'Bee' A Sponsor!



Your business can help The Brauntex produce this educational community event.

Please join us in investing in the future of today's youth!

The spelling bee is a unique opportunity for young Texas students

to grow vocabulary, self confidence, and poise in public speaking.

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COVID-19

SNSB can provide schools with an online tool, if that is preferred over in-person competitions.

THE BRAUNTEX BEE will be held in person.

The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre seats 600 with 342 seats on the floor and 258 in the balcony.

The Brauntex Theatre does NOT have an elevator.

ADA seats are available on the floor level only. Call 830-627-0808 to reserve after March 10th.

Masks are recommended.