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!
REMINDER: The Novaeast Region 11 Odyssey of the Mind Coordinators’ Meeting is tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Campbell E.S. Check below for more details!
Gunston Middle School represented us in Problem 1, Catch Us If You Can, Division 3. They captured 11th place at the World Finals.
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!
The Virginia State Odyssey of the Mind competition was a huge success today. Interested in the results? Then check out this link! State results
Congratulations to all of the Nova East Odyssey of the Mind participants! Below are the results from the day’s competition:
If your team pre-ordered our Odyssey of the Mind T-shirts, we regret that they have not come in yet. We have been assured that they are on their way, but once they reach our t-shirt coordinator’s house, they must be sorted and bagged for teams. Coaches may pick up the t-shirts of their team members on the day of the event. They will be kept behind the concessions area. Our t-shirt coordinator, Kathleen Machan, will be around to make sure they are distributed to teams. We are very sorry we could not have them available for pick up ahead of time.
Forms, forms, forms!!!
1. All coaches need an emergency form for each member of their team in the event that something happens and their parent isn’t there. (Fairfax County Public Schools require you to have these.)
2. All coaches of competitive teams (Problems 1-5) need:
a. style forms (4 copies-one for each judge)
b. required list, except problem 4 (4 copies-one for each judge)
c. cost form
d. outside assistance form
COACHES: All of the forms listed above can be accessed by going to the Resources tab on this website! Keep a copy of all the above forms in case your team wins and qualifies for the state competition. We do not keep these for you, and many teams have had to recreate them because they didn’t keep a copy.
All Primary teams will compete in Quander in rooms just off the cafeteria. Volunteers at the Primary registration table will let them know which specific room when they check in.
Please note: this schedule is the most updated version as of 2/25/2017, complete with performance sites!