Trudy Berry, County School Superintendent
MISSION The mission of the Office of the Cochise County School Superintendent is to aid in the administration of the state s laws pertaining to education in collaboration with the state board of education, the state superintendent of public instruction, and such governing boards as are provided by law.
The office serves as fiscal agent for 22 of 23 school districts within the county; provides education for the juvenile detention center and the county jail; supervises school bond, school board, and school override elections; maintains teacher and administrator certification records; and maintains home school records.
As an Educational Service Agency (ESA) the County School Superintendent supports school districts by providing services such as workshops, grant writing, special events planning, and technology integration support.
2014 Cochise County Spelling Bee
The Cochise County Spelling Bee will be held on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 at Cochise College in Sierra Vista. The winner of the Cochise County Spelling Bee will join students from across Arizona to compete in the Arizona Educational Foundation Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The winner of the Arizona Spelling Bee will represent Arizona at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in late May/early June 2014. Schools and/or district bees should be held before February 7, 2014 to be included in the County Bee.
Schools must enroll with the Scripps National Spelling Bee office between August 15, 2013 and October 15, 2013, in order for their students to be eligible to compete in the 2014 County and State Bees. The per-school enrollment fee is $120 if paying by credit card and if paying by check a $7.50 processing fee will be added. Late enrollment takes place between October 16, 2013 and December 13, 2013; a penalty fee of $75 in addition to the $120 school enrollment fee applies, along with a $7.50 processing fee if paying by check. SCRIPPS DOES NOT ACCEPT PURCHASE ORDERS.
For registration and payment details, go online to www.spellingbee.com and complete the Scripps application process. Follow enrollment instructions and an invoice and W-9 will be generated from the www.spellingbee.com website along with instructions as to where payment must be mailed. Once you register, you will have access to National Spelling Bee resources that will help prepare your students for participation. Schools that enroll on or before September 30, 2013, will receive TWO free one-year subscriptions to Britannica Online for Kids (a $69.95 value each).
Details about the Cochise County Spelling Bee will be available in future newsletters. If you have any questions, please contact: Karen Enriquez, 432-8952 or firstname.lastname@example.org