Odyssey of the Mind
If you are looking for a unique experience for your child that develops teamwork, problem solving, creative thinking and is a whole lot of fun, join us for an informational coffee on September 7th in the WCE Cafeteria from 8:30-9:30.
We are ready to start this year strong. Please find this year's synopses Draft for 2023 competition.
If you are interested in participating this year, please fill out this form.
What is Odyssey of the Mind (O.M)?
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. The students apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They will work in a group of 5-7 to selected a problem, brain storm & develop solutions and implement their ideas. It is 100% student driven with only guidance and clarification from their coach.
Why should a student participate?
- Allows kids to use their imaginations to interpret and solve complex problems in a FUN way.
- Promotes interest in STEAM
- Helps develop divergent, independent thinking abilities
- Helps develop real life communication, teamwork and brainstorming skills
- Rewards creativity and calculated risk taking
Who is involved?
- Participants - Can be K-College, but compete within age Divisions. Division is determined by oldest participant. The teams consist of 5-7 participants; mixed age groups are encouraged.
- Coaches - 1-2 parent coaches per group
- Parents - provide transportation to meetings and regional competitions
What kind of problems are involved?
View previous 2018 problems here.
What are the logistics?
- Teams meet once a week for 1 hr to brainstorm and develop solutions at a place of their choosing from October through February. Teams can meet as frequently as desired.
- All teams participate in regional challenges
- Some teams may advance to state levels and beyond.
For questions, contact our team coordinator, Mariju Wille.
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It's hard to believe that tomorrow we will turn the calendar to March! And what a busy March we have planned here at WCE! But before we jump into the next month, it's time to thank those PTA volunteers who helped make February such a success!
Thank you to the STEMFest team for putting on another fantastic event! This event continues to be a school favorite! A huge thanks to the STEMFest Committee: D'Lisia Bergeron, Kelly Porter, Randi Koenig, Katharine Larson. And a big thank you to those who helped out before the event and the night of: Jessica Candler, Jen Ferguson, Ashley Flowers, Maggie Gardiner, Yeliz Gunes, Kimberly Lair, Valerie McIntosh, Gabriela Mladenova, Kellie Patrick, Lauren Shea, Brandi Stanton, Lindsay Yurchak.
A huge thanks to the members of the Nominating Committee who worked tirelessly throughout February to nominate the 2023-24 PTA Executive Board. The slate will be announced and voted on at the Friday meeting - don't miss it! Thank you to Chair of the Nominating Committee Melissa Treadway and committee members Ashley Kerr, Rebekah James, Courtney Prochaska, Kami Buri, Amy Bartholomew.
A big Texan thank you for another successful Go Texan Day to Linley Dieringer and Holly Stephenson for decking out the school in its rodeo best!
Thank you again to everyone for helping make this truly "A Year for the Ages"!
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