Registration is now open for Odyssey of the Mind for Bells Mill students in grades 1 – 5. You can learn about the program and parent volunteer opportunities as well as register using the online registration form available at: https://bit.ly/OOTM2324 . Please register by September 29.
For those who may be new to the program and looking for more information, a virtual parent information meeting will be held on September 26 at 7 pm. Please sign up here to be sent log-in information for the meeting: https://bit.ly/OOTMInfoMtg2324
Odyssey of the Mind is an international program aimed at developing creative problem solving skills in children of all ages. The program encourages teamwork, critical analysis of ideas, learning how to listen to one another, effective conflict resolution, flexible creative thinking, and on-stage performance skills. Students are placed in teams of 5-7 students based on grade level, interests, child preferences, and balance. Grades 1-2 participate in Primary Division and Grades 3-5 in Division 1. Program meetings for 2023/2024 will be on Friday afternoons at 4:30 pm at Bells Mill. The fall meetings are tentatively scheduled to begin on October 13, 2023. Beginning in December/January, many teams will likely add a few weekend meetings at parents’ homes to do additional work on the long-term problem for things like set and prop production. The program is run entirely by parent volunteers.
The cost to participate in Odyssey of the Mind at Bells Mill this year will be approximately $85-100, payable via Zelle or Venmo. The fee covers team registration fees, t-shirt, materials for spontaneous problems, room rentals and other needs that arise. We do not want anyone to hold back participation due to the fee, so please reach out to the organizers individually if the participation fee is a barrier for your family.If you have any questions about the program, please email: [email protected].