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Over the past several days, we have been closely monitoring the Cal-Wood Fire, in partnership with the Boulder Office of Emergency Management and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. Firefighting crews have done an outstanding job containing the northern spread of the fire, but we know that wildfires can be unpredictable and we must remain vigilant and prepared for any changes to the fire’s activity. Out of an abundance of caution, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department has requested that we close our schools in Lyons to in-person learning for Tuesday and Wednesday, in the event the fire shifts direction, which may require additional evacuations.
Beginning Monday, October 5, we will be implementing a hybrid in-person learning schedule for all students who are not currently enrolled in the LaunchED program. Click here to learn more. Comenzando el lunes 5 de octubre, estaremos implementando un programa de aprendizaje híbrido en persona para todos los estudiantes que no estén inscritos actualmente en el programa LaunchED. Haga clic aquí para saber más
What is OM?
Odyssey of the Mind, founded in 1978, is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities designed to teach students kindergarten through college to "think outside of the box." The emphasis is on teamwork, creativity and looking at things differently. Students are encouraged to use materials in unique ways and tap into their boundless creativity~ often the most outrageous ideas are the most creative! While working together as a team to generate a single, timed solution to their problem, they also practice skills that foster lifelong learning.
The best things about OM...it is 100% kid-generated! Everything~ from selecting a problem, finding solutions, costume design, ingenuity of thought, selection of props and scenery for skit- is all created by the students. Teams meet regularly-usually once a week starting in October. Regional and State Competitions are held in the spring. All competitive teams that place first, second, or receive a special creativity award at State are eligible to advance to World Finals in May.
At each meeting, teams work on both their chosen Long Term problem and a variety of Spontaneous problems.
If you would like more information or to join our team, please contact Suellen Cooper.
There are no upcoming events associated with this club.