• About Odyssey of the Mind

    Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving team competition. School groups consisting up to seven members are presented one of five types of "problems" that they solve through their own ideas and work. Problem types include vehicle, technology, classic, structure, and performance -based challenges.

    Odyssey of the Mind has several age groups: primary (K-2), division I (grades 3-5), division II (grades 6-8), division III (grades 9-12), and division IV (college level). Students present solutions that consist of an eight-minute maximum-length skit in which they meet the requirements of the problem, including writing the script, creating their own costumes, scenery, props and devices.
    If a team places in a top position at the regional competition (Owen J. Roberts is a East Central region school district), they move on to compete at the state level. State champions represent their state at the World Finals competition, which is truly a global event with teams from many different states and countries such as Canada, Mexico, Germany, Poland, and China.

    The Odyssey of the Mind program fosters not only creativity and problem-solving skills, but promotes self-confidence, team-building, and friendship. The program can truly make a profound and positive difference is a child's life.
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    French Creek Elementary School
    Odyssey of the Mind
    We are looking for creative 4th and 5th graders who are technically inclined!  OM Try-Outs for the 2017-2018 school year will be Tuesday, October 11th 3:15-4:30Students must complete a permission slip to stay after school for try-outs.
    Pam Yarbrough
    FC Odyssey of the Mind Coach  
    Our amazing FC OM team took 3rd Place at the 2017 OM World Finals for Problem 2 Division 1 at Michigan State University.  They also won 1st place at the Regional and State level OM Competitions earlier this year.OM 2017 World Finals
    2017 World Finals - 3rd Place - MSU
    OM  State Finals 2017  
     2017 State Champions - 1st Place - Pennsylvania