Illinois Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of

Hearing presents…

Bee Clipart


2018 Illinois Fingerspelling Bee

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

11:00 a.m.

Illinois State University

Bone Student Center

Old Main Room


Illinois Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is pleased to present the 2018 Illinois Fingerspelling Bee.

The information packet contains the forms and information needed to participate in the 2018 Illinois Fingerspelling Bee. Included you will find:

  •      Registration Forms and Information
  •  Rules and Procedures
  •  Parent/Guardian Consent Form
  •    Eligibility Requirements
  •    Information on Hosting a Local Spelling Bee
  •    Advisor Agreement Form
  •    Word Lists with Definitions and Example Sentences


Students participating in the event must have the following forms completed and submitted by March 16, 2018. Forms may be mailed or emailed. Addresses can be found in the forms section.

  •  Registration Form
  •     Advisor Agreement Form
  •     Parent/Guardian Consent Form


 Download the complete information packet below for everything you need to know!



All documents and videos for signs can be found on GoogleDocs at 


All forms, information packets, word lists can also be downloaded individually using the links below. 





Word Lists

List_A.pdf (5th & 6th grades)


List_B.pdf (7th & 8th grades)



Videos with signs to be used during the Bee



Please encourage friends and colleagues to get their students involved!


Please contact Deborah Beranek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

Deborah Beranek, M. S. Ed., NBCT
Deaf Auditory/Oral Specialist
Carrie Busey Elementary School
304 Prairie Rose Lane
Savoy, IL 61874
(217) 351-3811
Fax (217) 351-3723
personal cell-217-766-6707