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What’s Up This Week

In case you don’t know, the Odyssey of the Mind HQ office is located in southern New Jersey, about 20 minutes outside of Philadelphia. So of course we need to say CONGRATULATIONS! to the Philadelphia Eagles on their Super Bowl victory!

This Week’s Events

  • February 8th, 2018
    • Leroy, NY – Region 15 Judges Training
      • The judges training is scheduled for Thursday February 8th at The Genesee Valley BOCES building 80 Munson St., Leroy NY. The judges training will begin at 5:30.
  • February 10th, 2018
    • Pocahontas, AR – Delta Regional Judges’ Training
      • Pocahontas Junior High School
    • San Rafael, CA – Redwood Judges Training
      • Mary Silveira Elementary
      • This is one of two judges trainings being offered to Redwood judges.  All tournament judges must be trained by the Problem Captain.  Judges are the heart of the Odyssey experience for teams.  Do your best.  Smile!  Enjoy being entertained by creative teams.
      • New judges should arrive at 9:00 A.M. 
      • Returning judges should arrive at 11:30 A.M.
    • Brentwood, CA – Delta Judges Training
      • Marsh Creek Elementary School
    • Concord, CA – SF Bay Region Judge Training
      • Willow Creek Center
    • San Jose, CA – Silicon Valley Judge Training
      • Carolyn Clark Elementary School
      • All judges must attend one of the 2 judge’s trainings from 8:30 am to 1 pm and serve all day at the tournament.
      • Continental breakfast is provided.
    • Fresno, CA – South Central Judges Training
      • Central East High School
    • Castle Rock, CO – Mt Evans Region Judges Training
      • 1:30 – 4:30 pm
      • Mesa MS
      • Judges are required to attend one half-day training session (coaches are not allowed to attend) to help prepare you for your judging responsibilities. You only need to attend one of 3 offered training sessions and you will receive your judging assignment when you check in.
    • Dover, FL – Buccaneer Bay Mandatory Coach Training
      • Strawberry Crest High School
      • Check-in: 8:00-8:30am<BR>
      • Training time: 8:00am – Noon<BR>
      • This training is MANDATORY for every team.  Every team should have a coach attend this training.  We will go over forms (team and coach), plus we review general rules.
      • This is the time when we pass out team schedule and worker assignment.
    • Dover, FL – Buccaneer Bay Judge Training
      • Strawberry Crest High School
      • Check-in: 8:00-8:30am<BR>
      • Training time: 8:00am – Noon<BR>
      • This training is MANDATORY for every team.  Every team should have a judge attend this training.
    • Bath, ME – Spontaneous Workshop
      • Dike Newell School
    • York, ME – Spontaneous Workshop
    • Flint, MI – Region 5 Judges Training
      • 9:00 am at Genesee ISD, Davis Education Center
    • Swansboro, NC – Coastal Region Judge’s Training
      • Swansboro HS
    • Charlotte, NC – Central Region Judges Training
    • Penn Hills, PA – Western PA Spontaneous Fun Day
      • 9:00- 2:00
      • 9:00 AM Judge and volunteer report time
      • 9:30 AM Team check in /registration
      • 10:00 AM – 2 PM Competition
      • A great way to practice Spontaneous in an actual competition setting.  Teams are judged in several problems. Each team must bring a trained spontaneous judge and a volunteer.
    • Williamsport, PA – North Central Pa Judges Training
      •  Loyalsock Twp. High School
      • Support an OotM team by becoming a judge for a team.  Volunteers are always welcome.  You need not be affiliated with a team to judge.  Come experience the problem from the judge angle.  Training is a must.  Can’t make the NCPA training – attend another of our states regional training.  We can help you if you have a conflict and are not able to make NCPA region judge training.
    • Clark Summit, PA – North East PA Judges’ Training
      • Abington Heights Middle School
      • This mandatory training is for all current judges for the 2018 season. We will begin with a group meeting where we will give an overview of the Odyssey of the Mind Program, and then break out into training sessions with our Regional Problem Captains to train each judge in the specifics of this year’s problems.
      • Again, training is MANDATORY at this meeting for all judges.
    • Houston, TX – Houston Region Judges Training
      • San Jacinto College, South Campus
      • Details: Check-in starts at 1 pm. Training runs till about 4:30 pm. HISD Educators receive Differentiated Curriculum certificate recognized for GT credit by HISD, SBISD. Other educators or professional need to check with their own district/organization.
      • Judges Training is required each year for new and returning judges.
    • Chantilly, VA – NW Voices/Dulles Judges’ Training
      • Freedom HS
      • Training runs from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
    • Chantilly, VA – NWVoices/Catoctin Judges Training
      • Freedom HS
      • Training runs from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Joint training event with Region 16.