Odyssey of the Mind

We are so excited to support bringing Odyssey of the Mind to Hillside this year! All grades (K-5th) are welcome to participate. Odyssey of the Mind teaches students how to develop and use their natural creativity to become problem-solvers. OM brings the classroom to life as students apply what they learn and combine it with their interests and passions to solve our unique open-ended problems. OM also emphasizes teamwork, budgeting, time management, public speaking, and so much more. If you missed the Parent Info Night, no problem. Check out our presentation here!




  • W, 9/20: Official sign up begins! Register early, there are a limited number of teams that can be formed!
  • F, 9/29: Registration closes.
  • First 2 weeks of October: Teams established and problems assigned.
  • Sa, 10/28: Coaches Training (~ half-day) 
  • November - March: Team practices
  • Sa, 12/9: Coaches Master Spontaneous Training (~ half-day)
  • Sa, 2/10: Judges Training (~ 2 hours)
  • Sa, 2/24: Regional Competition
  • Sa, 4/6: States Competition
  • 5/23 - 5/26: World Competition (Iowa)
Contact Rachel or Corinna with any questions.
Check out this year's Problem Synopsis and watch this video to learn more about this amazing program!