Odyssey of the Mind
Odyssey of the Mind is an academic creative problem solving competition. Teams are formed at the beginning of the year, and students work on their "problem" all year: developing skits, props, and all required parameters for the solution. Teams choose from five problems: vehicle, technical, classics, structure, and dramatic.
Competitions are in April (state) and May (World Finals for state winners). Students grades 3 through 8 are invited to join by teacher recommendation. Grades K-2 are invited for a primary problem that does not compete and serves as a great intro to Odyssey. Meetings are held at least once per week by team.