Programs

  California Central Valley Spelling Bee (August - May)
The Sacramento Bee is proud to offer students an opportunity to participate in the California Central Valley Spelling Bee. The champion wins an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. For more information, click here
 
       
 

Living Rivers of the Sacramento Valley
The Living Rivers of the Sacramento Valley is a 20-page student supplement that explains the importance of rivers in our region. This is geared for grades 7-12. Download your copy here

 
       
  Math Hoops (October – March)
For this program, The Sacramento Bee’s NIE program partners with the Sacramento Kings and Learn Fresh, to bring a fast-paced basketball board game to local classrooms, which allows students to enhance their math skills in a fun and interactive format using the game of basketball and NBA players. Find out more here.
 
       
  Special Literacy Supplement (September)
This annual 8-page special supplement on Literacy sponsored by Learning Quest – Stanislaus Literacy Centers, Literacy Network of Stanislaus County and The Modesto Bee’s NIE program, is published in the print and e-Edition of The Modesto Bee. The 2017 edition, LITERACY, the first step in a journey toward a better future, published on September 8, 2017 and can be downloaded here
 
       
  Water Spots Video Contest (August -  April)
Sponsored by the Regional Water Authority, this contest is open to middle and high school students in the Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer counties, and the City of West Sacramento. To find out more, click here. To view this year’s videos, click here
 
       
  What's Growin' On? Educational Supplement (March & June)
A 16-page supplement sponsored by California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, inserted into the print edition of the newspaper and included in the e-Edition. As well, you can also download the supplement here.
 
       
  Woody and Chloe Chapter Book
Bring your elementary students on a 10-week reading adventure to follow our favorite pups, Woody & Chloe, as they travel across the Kentucky waterways via boat in the chapter book, Dog Paddling Across the Bluegrass. The program runs September 10 - November 14, 2017, There will be downloadable chapters and weekly activities. For all the details, click here.