• Odyssey of the Mind
    is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program. 

    2018-19 Competition Dates:

    1.  November 3 - Planning and Veteran Student input at CDO (10am - Noon)

    2.  January 26 - Spontaneous at CDO (10am - Noon)

    3.  March 2 - Regional at CDO (All Day)

    4.  April 6 - State at CDO (All Day)

    5.  May 22-25 - WORLD at Michigan State



    Regional Competition March 2, 2019:

    Each Team has a competition window.   I the teacher/facilitator will remain at a central location throughout the competition - the CDO Cafeteria.  The cafeteria is where students are checking in.  Please check in with me as well.  Once the competition elements are finished students are free to go.   Some groups may be finished by Noon whereas others may have afternoon and morning competition times.   There is an awards ceremony at 5pm that evening.  This is not required, but if a student wants to stay for the results they are more than welcome to.  I will be attending the awards ceremony as well.

    This last week before competition is a stressful time and sometimes students do not communicate effectively with their parents.  Please email immediately if you feel you need more information.  llarson@amphi.com