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New Season is About to Begin!!
The 2018-2019 Season of Odyssey of the Mind is about to begin.
You can check out the Problem Synopses that are posted on this site. Looks like another interesting set of problems for the teams. It is always such a treat to see how they handle them.
We’ll be sending reminder cards to schools very soon.
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The 2017 – 2018 VT Odyssey of the Mind Season Comes to an End
Congratulations to all our Vermont Odyssey of the Mind Participants for a successful year of creative problem solving. We are especially proud of the teams from Malletts Bay, Colchester Middle School, Cambridge Elementary, Richmond Elementary, St. Albans Town Ed Center, and Town of Brandon Rec Center who made the long trip to Iowa State University and represented Vermont so well in both their performances and their engagement with all the people they met from all over the world.
The new problem synopses for the 2018 -2019 are now available. Check them out at the odysseyofthemind.com website.
Have a safe, enjoyable summer!
See you next fall!
Congratulations to all Odyssey Participants!
Vermont Odyssey of the Mind celebrated their 39th State Tournament on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Champlain Valley Union High. On a bright, sunny St. Patrick’s Day, teams from all over the state came to present their solutions to one of this year’s challenges. Using creativity and teamwork, they amazed the judges, spectators, parents and coaches with some awesome performances. We are so proud of every team! We thank their parents, their coaches, and all the many volunteer judges and officials who made this day possible.
Check out their scores:
All 1st, 2nd, and Ranatra Fusca winners are eligible to attend World Finals at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, May 23 – 26, 2018. Contact Kathy Jacob, the Association Director immediately if your team is eligible but will not be attending. This will allow the third place team to take your place. All teams going to World Finals are expected to attend a WF meeting Monday, March 19, 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Essex Middle School, or in the Southern Region, contact Nan Dubin.
It’s Tournament Time!
The 39th Vermont Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament will be held March 17, 2018 at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg, VT. Teams have worked for months preparing their creative solutions to some challenging problems. Please come support them and cheer them on! The Tournament Schedule can be found here:
or by going to Information/Tournament Schedule on the Menu bar. The Tournament Handbook, a must read for all Odyssey of the Mind coaches and team members can also be found there.
See you there!
Time to Register for a Spontaneous Scrimmage and the State Tournament!!
Judge Registration: (This needs to be done when you register your team for the tournament.)
Register Now for Workshops, Scrimmages, & State Tournament
Judge Registration: (This needs to be done when you register your team for the tournament.) http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/judges/assoc_tournaments.php?assoc=VT®ion=State
Coaches’ Training is a great opportunity for new coaches to learn more about the Odyssey of the Mind program and some of the finer points of coaching a team. Each element — long-term, style, and spontaneous will be addressed. Veteran coaches are encouraged to attend as well. Your input and experience are valuable contributions to help new coaches build confidence and understanding of all that goes into coaching.
The Northern Coaches’ Training will be held at Essex Middle School, 60 Founders Road, Essex Junction, VT.(Note: This is a new location from previous years.)
The Southern Coaches Training will be held at Mill River Union High School, 2321 Middle Road, North Clarendon.
Both sessions will be Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9:00 AM – Noon.
Registration is not necessary, but please email Kathy Jacob at email@example.com your intentions to attend.