After feverish voting over the past few weeks, the following design was selected as the winner of our t-shirt contest. Not only does it capture the spirit of Odyssey of the Mind beautifully, it features a snazzy front and an out of this world back!
Front of Shirt
Back of Shirt
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to purchase this year’s t-shirt by printing out the Odyssey T-shirt order form 2018 and returning it to the NoVa East OM treasurer by JANUARY 17th!
This year we’ve decided to try something new and exciting! Each team has the opportunity to vote for their favorite t-shirt design! Just click on the link below for the opportunity to see our final four designs and enter your team’s top choice. Make your selections by December 1st. Once the votes are in, the winning design will be announced on this site, along with information about how teams can order their own 2018 NoVa East t-shirts!
Thanks to all of you who attended our coaches’ training session at St. Louis Catholic School on Saturday. Posted below are some of the resources that were used at the training. They have also been placed permanently in the “Resources” section of this website!
NoVA East Odyssey of the Mind will be hosting a COACHES’ TRAINING session on November 4th. Registration will open at 8:00 AM and the opening session will kick off at 8:20 AM. St. Louis Catholic School (located at 2901 Popkins Lane, Alexandria, 22306) has generously agreed to host the training session once again.
There will be a variety of breakout sessions throughout the day. You’ll learn about the history of Odyssey of the Mind, have an opportunity to practice all three kinds of Spontaneous Problems, get lots of tips on improving Style, and become familiar with each of this year’s long term problems. There will be coffee and other treats to start your day off right, and the training promises to wrap up around 12:30 PM. And all for the low, low cost of $25!
Now that the OM season is underway, you’re likely to have lots of questions. We’re working on a new page for this site with answers to all of them! Just check out the FAQS page! There’s only one question there now, but we’ll be building it over the next few weeks, so be sure to check back!
The Novaeast Odyssey of the Mind Coordinators’ Meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Campbell Elementary School, 737 S. Carlin Springs Rd. Arlington, VA 22204.
The parking lot and school entrance are in the back near the playground. Follow the covered walkway to the main entrance. At this time you will hear an overview of how to get Odyssey of the Mind rolling at your school, and we will be accepting payment for the school memberships to Odyssey of the Mind at the reduced rate of $100. Regular membership fees at $135 and can be send directly to CCI or paid online if you prefer.
If you come to the meeting, please print out the registration form and bring it or you may fill out one when you arrive.
Checks must be made out to CCI (Creative Competitions, Inc.). Checks may also be mailed to Pamela Clark, 3229 S. Utah St. Arlington, VA 22206, but they must be postmarked by September 29th. She will be sending the bundle to CCI the first week of October. She must have at least 11 checks to send in order to qualify for the reduced rate of $100 for those teams.
The Odyssey of the Mind World Competition is now complete and teams from Region 11 had an incredible showing!!!
Gunston Middle School represented us in Problem 1, Catch Us If You Can, Division 3. They captured 11th place at the World Finals.
In 9th place in the world, representing Problem 5, To Be Continued: A Superhero Cliffhanger, Division 2, was the Region 11 team from George Washington Middle School.
Our region sent a team from Lorton Station Elementary School to represent us in Problem 3, It’s Time, OMER, Division 1. They captured an amazing 5th place finish.
And last, but by no means least, earning FIRST PLACE IN THE WORLD: the MacArthur Elementary School team solving Problem 5, To Be Continued: A Superhero Cliffhanger, Division 1. To read all about their accomplishment, check out the Alexandria City Public Schools Express.
Super job, everybody! For all the results from World Finals, click here: RESULTS 2017 Are you inspired by these incredible kids? Think you might want to be involved next year? Then check out the 2018 Long Term Problems. They’re posted in the “Problem Synopses” section of this website!