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Archive for Kathy Jacob

A NEW YEAR OF CREATIVITY BEGINS!

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving program that is geared towards stimulating creative (out-of-the-box) thinking and developing team-work skills in young people. By challenging them with interesting, fun, and open-ended problems, they build solutions that meet the criteria, but break the mold of the “normal” everyday answer, while learning valuable life-long skills.

This is our 38th year of offering the Odyssey of the Mind program to Vermont students. Schools, community organizations, and home school groups are encouraged to check us out! We look forward to meeting you and your team at our events this year.

Check out this year’s problems:

http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/materials/2017problems.php

You can register your school’s membership right now at:

http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/registration/default.php

Returning this year will be a workshop to develop skills in spontaneous problem solving and polishing performances.  Check out our Events Calendar for the date of this event and our other trainings for coaches and judges, as well as the Spontaneous Scrimmages for teams.

Our State Tournament will be held at Champlain Valley Union High School, March 18, 2017.

First place, second place, and Ranatra Fusca winners are eligible to compete at World Finals held at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, May 24 -27, 2017.  We encourage all teams to mark their calendars and make plans now to meet us in Michigan!

Best Wishes for a wonderful, creative year of problem-solving!

Kathy Jacob, Association Director

 

Scholarship Application Form Now Posted

Please note that the VTOOTM Scholarship Application form is now available here.

New Registration Links

Hello everybody. Please note that there are now registration links for both Teams and Judges/Officials. You can find these links in the menu bar above.

Spontaneous Scrimmages

The Northern Spontaneous Scrimmage will be held March 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM, at Mater Christi School, 50 Mansfield Ave., Burlington.

The Southern Spontaneous Scrimmage will be held Feb. 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Mill River Union High School, Clarendon.

Space is limited in both locations, so register early.  There is no charge for this event.

Want to register?  Click here.

OOTM is Entering a Contest; We Need Your Votes!

Hi and Happy New year!

Odyssey of the Mind is entered into a contest to collect the most votes by Jan. 27 for a chance to win $2,500 and a visit from Abby Wambach.  Would you please help us out by voting every day right here? Thanks!

Please share this with as many of your friends and families as you wish!!

Update: The contest is now closed, thank you for your votes!