Come in costume and play along!

Reaching Heights Adult Community Spelling Bee

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

7:00 pm at Heights Middle School (Wiley)

It's time for the 28th annual Reaching Heights Adult Community Spelling Bee - a beloved community tradition! 

Form a team and join the fun!


Each year since 1992, Reaching Heights has sponsored a community spelling bee for adults and high school teams.


Up to 25 three-person teams compete for the coveted Bee Trophy and bragging rights for a whole year! Proceeds from this friendly competition – nearly $300,000 to date - allow Reaching Heights to support teachers, enrich students and connect the community to our public schools.

All kinds of teams find their way to the stage at Heights High – teachers, lawyers, librarians, local merchants, musicians, elected officials, PTA-sponsored parent-teacher teams, church, and university affiliated spellers. The team entrance fee is $500 except for PTA teams that have a $250 team fee

This FREE & OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY event brings together everyone to play along and loudly cheer on favorite teams! 

In addition to an evening of laughs and great spelling, families can enjoy delicious bake sale treats and enter to win fantastic raffle basket prizes!

Click here to register your team today! If you have any questions, would like to join a team, or would like to help offset team fees with a donation, please call us at (216) 932-5110 or email Krista Hawthorne at

Contact us:


Reaching Heights Office: 

2843 Washington Blvd.

Cleveland Heights, OH 44118