Odyssey of the Mind

What is it? Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program where kids apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and world level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.


5th and 6th Grade OM Performance

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MES OM Team Qualifies for World

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The third and fourth grade Odyssey of the Mind team coached by Cathy Kingery, and Marjorie Haas, and hope to be traveling to Ames, IA in May to participate in the World OM competition.

They will have a fundraiser supper on Friday, March 14th, from 6 pm - 8pm at the Sauder Center to help cover expenses.  The supper will include spaghetti, meatballs, bread, green beans, dessert and a drink for a free will donation. 

The team will give a live performance at 7 pm during the supper.

If you would like to donate to this cause, please contact Madison Elementary at 437-2918.

3rd and 4th Grade OM Performance

posted Mar 5, 2014, 1:18 PM by website team   [ updated Mar 5, 2014, 1:18 PM ]

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This team chose Problem #3 "It's How We Rule"

"In this Classics problem, teams will recreate a King's Court from history and make their own Royal Court set in an original kingdom at a different time and place.  The Historic Court will issue a decree that fits in with its history, while the team-created Royal Court will issue a decree that changes an everyday behavior for the people in the kingdom.  The Historic court will be composed as the team wishes, but the Royal Court will be made up of a leader, a minstrel that performs a song while playing a team created instrument, and a jester that makes fun of the leader.  The performance will include puppets and a Peoplet (a person portrayed as a puppet), and will be scored for humor" (KS Odyssey of the Mind website).

State Results

2014 World Finals

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