What is Odyssey of the Mind?
Often called OM, is a creative problem-solving competition involving students from kindergarten through college. Team members work together to solve a predefined (long term problem) and present their solution to the problem at competition. They must also generate spontaneous answers to a problem they have not seen before. Grades K-2 will compete in one division, and 3-5 in another.
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Who can participate in Odyssey of the mind?
After filling out the application, a group of teachers will select 7-14 students from grades three through five, and 7 students from grades kindergarten through second. You must also be able to meet the following expectations.
Stay after school 1-2 times a week for meetings/practices. Meeting times may
increase as the competition draws closer.
Transportation must be provided home from all meetings.
You MUST attend all meetings/practices.
Once you are selected and commit yourself to a team you can not back out. Each
team will have seven members. If a member drops out, we can not select a
replacement, and alternates are not allowed.
You must be available for the regional competition at Wingate University. (We may
of the option of traveling to the University as a team.) Times will be approximately
Behavior at all practices and competition must be appropriate and in control.
Have FUN and be CREATIVE!!
If you are interested in participating in this FUN and CHALLENGING opportunity, please click on the OM Application link below, complete the application, and return it to school in an envelope marked:
Attn: SARA SWARTZ
All applications are due on or before: Wednesday, September 30, 2009.
If you have any further questions about OM, feel free to contact the coach via email, or at the school (704)439-4077.