Odyssey of the Mind
The Odyssey of the Mind program was “founded on the belief that the mind, like the body, can be developed through practice and exercise to reach its fullest potential.” Through this school sponsored extracurricular program, students are divided into teams of 5 to 7 members based on grade. Participants will work on fun-filled mental activities geared toward learn creative techniques and skills to solve given long term problem. The end result is the team presenting its final solution as an 8 minute performance at the District wide Odyssey of the Mind competition, held Saturday, March 26th, 2011 at Fossil Ridge High School.
- The first OM team meeting will be prior to the Winter break. Practices will be approximately one hour after school, one day a week, beginning the week of January 3rd, 2011.
- Participants must also be available to compete in the annual District wide competition, held Saturday, March 26th, 2011 at Fossil Ridge High School (Note that this is usually the same day as the first soccer game of the Spring season).
- Parent/Adult representative involvement IS REQUIRED. (Please see registration form)
- In the event a shortage of co-coaches occurs, a raffle will be held to fill teams. Children with a parent/adult representative who co-coach will be guaranteed a slot on an OM team.
Questions? Contact your Bennett OM Coordinator:
IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR:
When: Friday, October 22nd
§ If requested, I will do my best to put you together with your friends!
§ Teams will be formed on a first-come, first-served basis and to those whose have a parent/adult volunteering to co-coach.
§ If there is a shortage of co-coaches a raffle will be held to fill the teams.
Co-coaches Kick-Off Meeting:
When/Where: 6:00 p.m. in Bennett’s Library
Who: Parents/adult volunteers
What will be Covered:
§ Objective and purpose of OM;
§ Parent/Volunteer needs;
§ You will decide meeting day, time and location, and also schedule your first meeting. (Please bring your calendars.)
*OM Tournament - Saturday, March 26th, 2011 at Fossil Ridge High School*
Download the Odyssey of the Mind Form (248 KB)