2021-2022 Bells Mill Odyssey of the Mind Interest Survey
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What is Odyssey of the Mind?
Odyssey of the Mind (OotM) is an international program aimed at developing creative problem solving skills in children of all ages (kindergarten through college). There are two general categories of problems: spontaneous and long-term. For spontaneous problems, children work as a team to solve a problem in a few minutes. For long-term problems, children work as a team over the course of several months to develop a solution to a more involved problem. The program encourages teamwork, critical analysis of ideas, learning how to listen to one another, effective conflict resolution, flexible creative thinking, and on-stage performance skills. For more info: http://odysseyofthemind.com, and the Maryland state program website at http://mdodyssey.org.
Who is Eligible?
Grades 1-2 participate in Primary Division and Grades 3-5 in Division 1. Students work with others their age in groups of 5-7.
When and Where
We are trying to determine how to run the program at Bells Mill in our current reality of COVID-19. There could be both virtual and in person options as well as potential hybrid approaches.

Any in person meetings would include a mask requirement for all participants. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination for coaches or other participants aged 12 and over will also be required.

Please fill out the below survey and/or attend the virtual parent interest meeting on Wednesday, October 6 at 7 pm to let us know that you are interested in the program this year and provide input.
Send any questions to bellsmillodyssey@gmail.com or call/text:
Jessica Farnsworth: 301-370-9813
Child's First Name *
Child's Last Name *
Parent/Guardian 1: First Name *
Parent/Guardian 1: Last Name *
Primary E-Mail Address *
Primary Cell Phone *
Grade at Bells Mill *
BMES Teacher *
New or Returning? *
Virtual or Live Preference?
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If you selected that you would be interested in meeting live, please select all that apply:
If you are interested in live meetings, and the meetings are not held immediately after school at Bells Mill, can you provide transportation for your child to a meeting location?
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Child's availability *
What days of the week is your child able to meet? (Check all that apply)
Please provide any other feedback, questions, or information that you would like us to know about your child's participation in Odyssey of the Mind this year or the program structure.
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