2017-2018 Odyssey of the Mind
Much more information will be coming with the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Onslow County Schools is excited to host the Coastal Regional Odyssey of the Mind Tournament again this year!
Click Here for the 2017-2018 OM Problem Descriptions
2017-2018 Opening OM PowerPoint (for lnks)
2017-2018 OM Opening Flyer (Onslow County Schools)
REGISTER FOR COASTAL OM TOURNAMENT:
Email Message December 7, 2017:
Good afternoon OM Coaches,
The time has come to register for the Coastal Regional Tournament!
Each OM team needs to register for the tournament. So, if your school has multiple teams, pleas be sure that each team registers.
We will pull the list of registered teams on Tuesday, December 19th at noon. Onslow County Schools will pay for all teams that register prior to that time.
If you have any questions, please ask at any time. www.ncom-coastal.org
Opening Email Message (September 11, 2017):
It is always exciting when the time comes to launch Odyssey of the Mind for a new school year. OM is such a great way to celebrate creativity and problem solving. A recorded overview is now posted at http://onslowaig.weebly.com/odyssey-of-the-mind.html. This video is about 10 minutes long and will give you a quick overview of due dates and how to sign up to be a part of OM in Onslow County this year. The first due date will be September 29th. Check out theoverview for what is needed by that date.
This year we are excited again to host the Coastal OM Tournament. This year we will be holding the Coastal Tournament at Queens Creek Elementary and Swansboro High School. The Coastal Tournament will be held on Saturday, February 24th. Much more to come between now and then. As always, please feel free to ask any questions as they arise. We look forward to any questions through our Skype meeting (see the overview for more information) on Monday, September 18th at 3:30pm.
2016-2017 Odyssey of the Mind
November 30, 2016 Update #3
We had great plans that we would be able to register your teams for the regional tournament, but due to usernames and passwords, we are not going to be able to register teams.
So, here are your next steps in order for us to pay for your team's registration for the tournament:
Before you leave school on December 16th (each of the links below can be found at www.ncom-coastal.org as well):
1) Register your team by logging in at http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/p/member-area/
2) Have your judge visit http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/reg/registration_step.php?g=ootm&s=judge&c=15037 to register him/herself
3) Have your team volunteer visit http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/reg/registration_step.php?g=ootm&s=volunteer&c=15037 to register him/herself
4) Email or call and ask me any questions you have :)
We will only be able to pay for team registrations for teams registered by December 16th. The district will pay all of these team registrations
October 11, 2016 OM Update #2
Good afternoon OM friends,
As always, if you have any questions, please let us know.
September 1, 2016 OM Update #1
Time to Get OM Rolling for 2016-2017!
This year we celebrate 35 years of OM in North Carolina!
If you are new, WELCOME! If you are returning, THANKS!
OM is a chance to celebrate creativity, teamwork, and student-leadership. It takes a special person to coach OM, so we are thankful for each of you.
On Tuesday, September 6, we will have an online GoTo Meeting. Join with this link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/400201725
If you are unable to join the GoTo Meeting, we will plan to record it and post it here.
Each coach must complete our Onslow County OM Google Form by Friday, September 24th. This way we will be able to submit for payment and get packets quickly. The district will only pay the application fee for all registrations received by September 24th.
Overview of OM for 2016-2017
If you were unable to attend the GoTo Meeting for Odyssey of the Mind on September 6, 2016, please be sure to watch the video below for key details leading into this year's event. The first 20 seconds are silent, but then you should hear us :) Thanks for all you do!
CLICK HERE to complete the Onslow County OM registration form no later than September 24, 2016
2015-2016 Odyssey of the Mind
January 2016 Update #2
As we get closer to the regional OM event in Kitty Hawk, we will be needing to make sure everything is set from our end. One of those last details is substitutes. With the need to travel, we will be paying for 1/2 day substitutes for school employees on Friday, March 11. If you do not plan to leave until after school or do not need a substitute, that is fine as well.
If you are your school's lead coach, you will also receive a one-time payment of $400 in your February paycheck. This is meant to help pay for your expenses associated with OM and provide you with a small stipend as well. We know this is no way linked to the amount of time you have given to OM, but hopefully it is a small token of thanks for all your hard work.
If you have not already done so, please be sure to request your 1/2 day substitutes at your school, but also let us know so that we can budget accordingly. Please visit http://bit.ly/omsub2016 to enter the name of the teacher/judge/volunteer that you are requesting a substitute for.
Judges training is set for February 20th at Jacksonville Commons Middle School (probably 8:30am-2:00pm-ish). Be sure you have located your judge and have them sign up for the Judges' training (http://www.ncom-coastal.org/).
As always, if you have any questions please feel free to ask.
January 2016 OM Update #1
Hello all, this is pretty brief for January. Please be sure to request your 1/2 day substitutes at your school, but also let us know so that we can budget accordingly. Click Here to enter who needs at sub if you have not already done so.
You are responsible for making your hotel reservations. Remember your lead coach is receiving $400 to help with these costs. Please be sure you have read over the other updates and you should be good to go.
December 2015 OM Update
Judges training has been changed to February 20th, 2016. This will be held in Jacksonville at a location TBD.
We have great news from our friends at Odyssey of the Mind. We get to extend the deadline for registering your OM Team. As long as your team is registered by the December 24th deadline, we will be able to pay your team’s $85 tournament registration fee. I will update our calendar invitation, but I will make it for the last day of school before the break. However, you do have until December 24th.
We will call this our Cyber-Monday Deal of the Day!
In order to register for the tournament, you will need your username and password (there are ways to retrieve your password on the login page).
October 2015 OM Coaches Update
It is hard to believe that it is nearly October. I hope things are rolling along smoothly for you.
We have received a couple OM updates and would like to share them with you:
1) Watch the October Update on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/RIyyjtB68DY (or just to the right here)
2) Perhaps the most important item is if you are planning to attend the OM Coaches’ Clinic on Saturday, October 24th at Hunters Creek Middle School and would like us to pay the $20 fee, we need you to register by Friday, October 9th at http://www.ncom-coastal.org/. The link is not yet there, but should be soon.
3) The second most important would be if your team would like to participate in a Spontaneous Fair on January 23, please let us know by October 31st by entering your school name at http://bit.ly/omspontaneous
I will be sending out a series of calendar invitations so that we all have these dates and events on our calendars (I know it is hard for me to keep these straight, so I can only imagine how hard it is for you). Feel free to accept of decline the invitations.
Request a 1/2 day substitute for your team's coach at http://goo.gl/forms/PnffYNNmDy_
September 2015 OM Coaches Update
It is hard to believe that we are already in the throws of Odyssey of the Mind for the 2015-2016 school year. We have learned from many of you in the past that the sooner we pay for your team's registration, the sooner you get your materials. We are keeping with about the same timeline as last year. You will need to download, fill out, and return your OM application (the file is below) by Friday, September 18, 2015. We will only be able to pay for teams that return their application by this date. Please send it via the courier to Pam Brewer (or drop it at the county office).
This is the 2014-15 OM Application. For Onslow County Schools to pay for your team's registration, this must be competed and returned to Pam Brewer by Friday, September 11, 2014.
This document contains the problem summaries for each possible problem.
Coming Soon: Click Here to Register for the Coastal OM Tournament
Coming Soon: Coaches, Click Here to Request that Academic Innovation pay for your 1/2 day sub to travel to the Coastal Tournament