Odyssey of the Mind is approaching its regional competition this Saturday, March 10, at the Fonda-Fultonville School District! Community members are welcome to come out and support our teams on Saturday; the event is free and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule for our Johnstown teams is listed below.
Our 14 Johnstown teams (representing Glebe, Warren, and Knox) have been working very hard since the fall to prepare for this big event. We have more teams than any other school in our region, even though this is only our third official year with the program.
The part that spectators can enjoy is the long-term problem. Teams of up to seven students are given an extremely detailed problem to solve over a four to five month period. The students must use creativity and teamwork to orchestrate every part of the solution, also known as their skit. Students create the characters, props, scenery, story line, costumes, and in some cases even a balsa wood structure or drivable vehicle. The second part of the competition is where teams are given a spontaneous hands-on or verbal problem to solve on the spot, demonstrating how they think on their feet and work as a team.
There will be over 60 teams performing throughout the day. Each performance lasts about 10 minutes and will be found at various locations through out the Fonda-Fultonville School. You can spend the whole day, or come and go as you please. This is a great opportunity to see what the program is all about and support our students.
Johnstown teams will also be holding dress rehearsals from 5 – 7 p.m. on March 6 & 8 at the Knox gym. These are also open to the public, but will be less formal as we are still practicing.
Special thanks to the parents and teachers who have been volunteering as coaches. We also have a group of administrators, teachers, retirees, BOE members and parents who are serving as judges on Saturday. We couldn’t provide this program in the Johnstown School District without the help of these volunteers!
|Team||Problem||Division||Long Term Time||Long Term Location|
|Rathbun/Nellis – Warren||4 – Balsa Animal House||I||9:00 AM||Elementary Gym|
|VonderHeide/Frasier – Glebe||4 – Balsa Animal House||1||9:40 AM||Elementary Gym|
|Kortz Ringer – Warren||4 – Balsa Animal House||II||10:00 AM||Elementary Gym|
|Kohout/Russo – Warren||3 – Classics… Mockumentary||I||10:20 AM||Middle School Choral Room|
|Maxson/Mass – Knox||5 – Stellar Hangout||II||10:40 AM||High School Auditorium|
|Laird/Rising – Warren||2 – Emoji||I||11:00 AM||High School Gym|
|Naselli/Downing – Warren||5 – Stellar Hangout||I||11:20 AM||Middle School Multi-Purpose Room|
|Elston – Knox||2 – Emoji||II||12:00 PM||High School Gym|
|Morse – Knox||3 – Classics…Mockumentary||II||12:20 PM||Middle School Choral Room|
|Vandewalker/Ellsworth – Warren||1 – Triathlon||I||1:00 PM||Elementary Gym|
|Russo/Leach – Glebe||5 – Stellar Hangout||I||1:40 PM||Middle School Multi-Purpose Room|
|Chittenden – Warren||1 – Triathlon||II||2:20 PM||Elementary Gym|
|Naselli/Hutchison – Knox||1 – Triathlon||II||3:00 PM||Elementary Gym|
|Wing – GLebe||We’re Cooking Now||Primary||3:20 PM||Elementary Cafeteria|