• Odyssey of the Mind



    OOTM is a fun and creative problem solving program where team members work together and present entertaining performance solutions in competition.  OOTM teaches students to learn creative problem-solving methods while having fun in the process.  By tapping into creativity, and through encouraging imaginative paths to finding solutions, students learn skills that will provide them with the ability to solve problems, great and small, for a lifetime.


    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 difference in a child's life.


    OOTM is a very rewarding experience and requires a firm commitment to your team members. Seven students form a team. There are no substitutes. Depending on each team’s success, there are 3 competition dates that are mandatory for age Divisions I (elementary 3-5), Division II (middle 6-8) & Division III (high 9-12).

    Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Millersville University (Regional)

    Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Lockhaven University, PA (States)

    Wednesday through Saturday, May 27- 30, 2020 at Iowa State University (Worlds)


    There will be Monday practices after school starting November 4, 2019 until Christmas/Holiday break from 3:15-4:30pm at West Vincent Elementary. Practices held on Saturday mornings from 8:30am. – 12pm. at East Vincent Elementary School will begin after Thanksgiving and continue through until competition.

    As the competitions approach practice times will increase.

    Addy Meely

    Ava Spannuth

    Ella McNamara

    Segal Pola

    Nick Payne

    Gillian Moyer

    Travis Billesbach-Scholl


    Congratulations! The first meeting will be held on Monday, November 4th at West Vincent Elementary School from 3:15 -4:30. There will be a mandatory parent/ guardian meeting at pick-up for about 20 minutes.



    Check out http://www.paodyssey.com/ and http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/ for more information.


    If you have any questions you can contact Lisa Duffy at:  lduffy@ojrsd.net