We are so excited to get started with Odyssey of the Mind again this year!
OM is a creative problem solving competition. The students choose from 5 long-term problems, and prepare their solution in advance, which they must present through a skit or similar performance. Additionally, teams compete together in a spontaneous problem solving challenge that is not announced beforehand. OM teams display out of this world creativity, pun perfection, and spendiferous crafting, costuming, and construction skills! Humor and outright hilarity are encouraged throughout the OM organization, from silly chants and rhymes to mirthful millenery.
IfSpace plans to host 5 Odyssey of the Mind teams this year. Students are sorted by age, with a maximum of 7 and a minimum of 5 students per team. One of our 5 teams will perform in the Primary division, which is non-competitive, expo-only. The other 5 teams will choose from the list of 5 long-terms problems after we have sorted our 2017 participants by age and schedule availability. The oldest participant on each team determines the level at which the whole team competes, so it’s important to try to keep the teams similar in age! Our 2016 teams scored very well at the Space Coast competition, and our Division III team advanced to state competition at UCF!
If you register for OM, please select the time that is most ideal for you, and include any additional information regarding your schedule preferences in the comments or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Start Date||Stop Date||Day(s) of Week||Class Time|
|August 24, 2016||February 22, 2017||Wednesday||12:30 PM – 1:30 PM|
|A Team – Ages TBD|
|August 24, 2016||February 22, 2017||Wednesday||1:30 PM – 2:30 PM|
|B Team – Ages 5-7|
|August 25, 2016||February 23, 2017||Thursday||12:30 PM – 1:30 PM|
|C Team – Ages TBD|
|August 25, 2016||February 23, 2017||Thursday||3:30 PM – 4:30 PM|
|D Team – Ages TBD|