Attention Gr. 1-5: The registration for Odyssey of the Mind is open. Please register by Friday, October 5th, at the following link
Odyssey of the Mind demonstrates that creativity can be taught, stimulated and improved with practice. Students use their artistic, theatrical and engineering skills to create new solutions to intriguing problems; they learn to “think outside the box” and develop valuable skills that will be essential for success in the 21st Century.
Bells Mill has a robust Odyssey of the Mind (OotM) program: last year we sent seven teams to the Maryland State Finals and four of these were invited to the World Finals Michigan. Teams of students from grades 1-5 meet weekly from fall to mid-spring under the supervision of trained parent coaches. Cost is minimal (financial assistance is available), and the fees for the entire year will be $80. Parent assistance is required given that OotM is an entirely volunteer program. We need coaches to lead teams and volunteers to help support the teams, with ample guidance from the OotM program. Most meetings will be held on Friday afternoons at BMES. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.