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National School SCRABBLE(R) Launches

August 9th, 1999
Greenport, NY

They're memorizing the two- and three-letter word lists before whiffle ball games and studying the Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary, Third Edition during lunch. Who are they? The next generation of SCRABBLE® game players! Since 1992, almost 15,000 schools have purchased the School SCRABBLE® kit offered by Hasbro, and now a half million kids are playing the SCRABBLE® game in schools. The National School SCRABBLE® Club launches in February with a classroom membership including a membership brochure and teacher's shopping guide, Cool Words to Know reproducible tip sheet, official membership sticker and quarterly School SCRABBLE® newsletters for both teachers and students.

According to NSA Executive Director John D. Williams, Jr., "The School SCRABBLE® Program has been expanding on its own since it's inception. Now the interest level in using the game as a teaching tool has become enormous. It's also time for the tournament structure to be formalized so it can grow, and National School SCRABBLE® Club will play a big part in making that happen."

To address those requests, the teacher's edition will include a classroom activities section written by National School SCRABBLE® Club educational consultant and NSA member Christine Economos. It will also feature stories about how educators use the SCRABBLE® game and provide readers with a forum to share their ideas. Each membership includes 30 student editions created to challenge and inspire kids who play the SCRABBLE® game in schools.

For more information, contact the National School SCRABBLE® Club at or 516-477-0033.


HASBRO is the owner of the registered SCRABBLE® trademark in the United States and Canada. © 2011 HASBRO. All rights reserved. "SCRABBLE® Brand Crossword Game" is the proper way to refer to this unique group of word games and related properties marketed by HASBRO. "SCRABBLE®" is not a generic term. To use it as such is not only misleading but also does injustice to the company responsible for the trademark's longtime popularity. All we ask is that when you mean SCRABBLE® Brand Crossword Game, you say so. 

The SCRABBLE® trademark is owned by J.W. Spear and Sons, PLC, a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. outside of the United States and Canada. 

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