Odyssey of the Mind at SACS!
Hey Kids! Do you think you could build a radio out of coconuts? How about build
a boat with 20 milk cartons, a cardboard box, and a coat hanger? Have you ever
If you like to sing, act, dance, paint, draw, build stuff, solve puzzles, Mad Libs, or
are generally curious about the world around you, then Odyssey of the Mind is for
Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition for students of all ages,
kindergarten – 12th grade. Teams of students select a problem, create a solution, then present
their solution in an eight minute skit to a panel of judges; competing against other teams
from around the state or even the world. The best part is, you and your team can do almost
whatever you can think of, the only rule is: NO ADULTS ALLOWED!
Here’s an example problem from this year’s competition.
The problem is to design, build, and run three vehicles that will deliver parts to an Assembly
Area. The team will create a signal that lets the audience know which vehicle is about to travel
and deliver a part. The parts will be assembled into a pet animal. Once assembly is completed,
the animal will perform a trick. The theme of the presentation must include the delivery of the
parts, the assembly, and the pet animal.
If this sound like fun to you, come check out the OM table at open house or have your parents
contact Chris Lenox at firstname.lastname@example.org or 524-9810 for more information.
Teams are forming now, if this sound like something your child would be interested in please contact me
for more information. If your child is in 6th-8th grade you can sign up for Odyssey of the Mind through
Open doors now. The state competition is Saturday March 23rd 2013, please be sure you and your child
can commit for the entire season. Team practices are generally once/week for 1-2 hours. Also if you are
interested in volunteering, I am looking for coaches for a 3rd-5th grade, Division I team. All you need to be a
coach is 1-2 hours/week of spare time and a little patience.
Chris (Division I coach and school coordinator )
Thursday September 27: SACS Open House (come check out the OM table!)
Thursday October 4th: OM Informational night, SACS Library 6:00-7:00
Wednesday October 17th: Coaches Training , SATEC 6:00-8:30 PM
News from Athletics
5/6 Boys & Girls Soccer home game vs. Georgia at 5:30pm
X- Country Burlington HS Invitational Results
Girls (174 participants) Grade Time Place
Kylie N 5 17:04:00 93
Macy 6 18:51:00 135
Sheyenne 6 15:51:00 59
Samantha 7 18:20:00 128
Lillian 7 17:23:00 102
Adia 8 17:13:00 98
Claire 8 21:31:00 162
Elizabeth 8 23:48:00 169
Boys (230 participants)
Declan 6 19:13:00 213
Xaviar 7 15:13:00 137
|Girls 7/8 Soccer game Tuesday score: MVU - 3 Raiders- 2|
Hot Lunch Entree for Wednesday Sept. 19th
Seasoned Taco Meat, Nacho Cheese Sauce, Salsa, Lettuce, & Corn Tortilla Chips
Brown Rice Pilaf
Warm Black Beans
Farm Fresh Milk