Paraphrased from an email from Superintendent Macri:
VCSD has reintroduced the Odyssey of the Mind program in the Fall of 2023.
Odyssey of the Mind aligns closely with the VCSD mission to support students by fostering their potential for scholarship, curiosity, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Participation in the program offers several core benefits, including:
Building teamwork, time management, and effective communication skills
Augmenting classroom learning with practical, hands-on experience
Expanding creative problem-solving capabilities
This extra-curricular program is supported by parent/guardian volunteers and involves students forming teams for grade levels K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. The program culminates in a full-day regional competition. In the past, we have had students win the regional competition and make it to the states.
The PTA supports this program with financial assistance as our teams compete at regional tournaments.
Teams have started for the 2023-2024 season. For more information, please email OdysseyoftheMind@voorheesville.org.