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It was a great competition that brought together 41 students from throughout the state of New Mexico. You should be proud of the fact that we were the first state to conduct a statewide Spanish spelling bee and that we are currently one of two states that have a statewide event. You should also know that each of the past two national champions have come from New Mexico!
New Mexico Spanish Spelling Bee runner-up, Ernesto Castillo, from Doña Ana Elementary School in the Las Cruces School District congratulates the New Mexico Spanish Spelling Bee champion Andrés Arreola from Sunland Park Elementary in the Gadsden District. This display of sportsmanship and goodwill is just one factor that make the NMABE State Spanish Spelling Bee so special. These participants along with Charlyna Gonzales from the Peñasco Schools (third place), Camila Zamora from the Rio Rancho Schools (fourth place) and Cristobal Morales from the Los Lunas Schools (fifth place) will represent New Mexico in the Santillana, USA National Spanish Spelling Bee which will be held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center on Saturday, July 21, 2013
Winners of the bee: The five top New Mexico Spanish Spelling Bee winners display their trophies with Judith Villa, the 2012 SantillanaUSA National Spanish Bee Champion. L to R: Judith Villa, Andrés Arreola (First Place), Ernesto Castillo (Second Place), Charlyna Gonzales (Third Place), Camila Zamora Herrera (Fourth Place), and Crístóbal Morales (Fifth Place)
National Hispanic Cultural Center,1701 4th Street SW Albuquerque, New Mexico
Saturday, April 13, 2013 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Lunch will be provided to all in attendance
Our host hotel is the Park Inn by Radisson
Call 505-888-3311 to make your reservations now. Let them know that you want to reserve rooms for the NMABE State Spanish Spelling Bee so that you can get the $89 rate!
The registration packet and 2013 Spanish Spelling Bee Booklet are now available. Click here to go to the NMABE State Spanish Spelling Bee page and download this information
The NMABE Annual Bilingual Educators’ Institute will be held on February 16, 2013 at the Buffalo Thunder Resort in Santa Fe. Keynote speaker Dr. Rebecca Blum-Martínez from the University of New Mexico will kick things off, followed by Dr. Icela Pelayo and Susana Ibarra Johnson. Filled with many afternoon breakout sessions to choose from, you do not want to miss this year’s event.
In preparation for the third annual National Spanish Spelling Bee, your school may be interested in hosting its own event to help determine the best students to attend the National Bee in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Organizers of the original New Mexico Spanish Spelling Bee, held since 1994, and the National Spanish Spelling Bee have prepared a guide booklet for organizing your own school, local, regional, or statewide Spanish Spelling Bee. We hope this guide will assist you in the organization of a Spanish spelling bee in your area and that you choose to send your winner to the Third Annual Santillana National Spanish Spelling Bee in Albuquerque, NM on July 20, 2013.
The Coalition for the Majority, a group of individuals and organizations who advocate for equity and quality in the education of culturally and linguistically diverse students in New Mexico, have prepared a Legislative Platform for the upcoming Legislative Session, 2012.
You can download and review the entire platform here:
The Fall, NMABE Northwest Institute brought together teachers and administrators who joined the discussion, with invited speakers, on the power of Native Languages in New Mexico. NMABE thanks the Grants Public Schools for sponsoring all costs of the Institute.
The latest issue of El Noticiero is available for download and contains an update on the Hispanic Education Advisory Council’s latest endeavors. Carmen Moffett, Director of Indian Education for the Gallup-McKinley County Schools, is also mentioned this month, who was recently recognized as NMABE’s Bilingual Educator of the Year. You can also find important information about upcoming professional development events taking place in 2013.