Odyssey of the Mind tryout/registration deadline extended


Odyssey of the Mind tryout/registration deadline extended

October 15, 2020

Sign up by Nov 6th for virtual OM tryouts on Nov 8th and 9th

Odyssey of the Mind tryouts are coming up quickly – so if you are interested, you must register for the auditions!

Due to an overwhelming number of students interested, we changed the dates to give students more time to prepare for the try out.  

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving program. Teams of seven students have to think of solutions to problems by creating and designing, using their own ideas and skills, and working together.  The coach guides the team in their problem-solving process. Everything else, such as writing the script for a play, building a set, designing mechanisms, making a costume, and designing the props, is done by the team members.

All meetings and competitions will be held virtually this year due to the pandemic.  

Students who are interested must register for an audition using the Google form, which can be found on the Warwick Odyssey Google Classroom page (Classroom code cj2kxrm), by 8 p.m. on Friday, November 6th. The tryouts are mandatory for everyone, even participants from previous years.

There will be three sets of auditions, one for each division. Students must sign up for one slot:

Division 1 (3rd through 5th grade) – 3-3:30 p.m. Nov 8; 3:30-4 p.m. Nov 8; and 5-5:30 p.m. Nov 9.

Division 2 (6th through 8th grade) – 4-4:30 p.m. Nov 8; 4:30-5 p.m. Nov 8; and 5:30-6 p.m. Nov 9.

Division 3 (9th through 12th grade) – 5:30-6 p.m. Nov 8.

Students will need to prepare a leaf creature to present during their audition. Be creative and be ready to show and tell with this creature. Each person will individually present their prepared leaf creature. Students may have a prepared script or do improv. They need to name their creature and tell a story in under 1 minute. In addition, they will do spontaneous exercises and read and act out their narrative stories from the Google Form. Students in grades 3-5 will be an animal and write a story about a journey that they go on. Students in grades 6-12 will write a story from a character’s point of view about an ordinary day that gets turned upside-down by an unexpected visitor.

Email odysseyofthemind@wvcsd.org with any questions!



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