Odyssey of the Mind is all about team work and using creativity to solve unique problems. Students choose a long term problem to solve and then present their solution in the form of a theatrical performance at Regional, State and even World competitions. Problems may involve engineering, art, music, dance or humor but all must be completed and presented strictly by the students with no outside assistance. Students learn team building and creative problem solving skills and learn to have greater confidence in their own abilities. You can learn more at: OdysseyoftheMind.com.
For the last two years we have had two teams at Valley Oaks compete, one of which went on to State competition last year. Hopefully this year the number of teams will grow. Students from grades K-5 can participate.
If you are interested in having your student on a team and/or coaching a team then please email either Debra Hurwitz or Marissa Perez. Please include your name and contact information and your student’s name, grade and teacher. Also indicate if you are willing to coach or co-coach.
We hope to hear from you as this is a unique program which any student would benefit from.