STRETCH Enrichment

Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind (OM) is an international creative problem-solving competition for students from kindergarten through college. Kids work in local teams to develop solutions to problems that range from the technical to the performance to the classical.

2018-2019 Long-Term Problems

Glens Falls teams form in the fall for competition in the spring. Odyssey of the Mind is open to all ages; teams can be formed from kindergarten students on up through college-age.

2018-19 Dates

  • Oct. 24: Information meeting
  • Nov. 8: Coaches training
  • Jan. 19: Spontaneous Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, Queensbury Middle School (snow date: Jan. 26)
  • Feb. 12: Judges’ training, 6-9 p.m., WSWHE BOCES
  • March 8: Walkthrough, 4-6 p.m., Queensbury Middle School
  • March 9: Regional Tournament, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Queensbury Middle School (snow date: March 10)


Parents and community members are invited to support OM by volunteering as a coach or a tournament judge.

Every team needs an adult coach to supervise. When you volunteer as an Odyssey of the Mind coach, you provide students with an opportunity to use their creativity in ways that they might not get to anywhere else. And it’s a great way to get involved in your child’s learning experience.

For more information about coaching, contact Carrie Van Tassel, Odyssey Director, at (518) 581-3581 or, or email Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Trent Clay at


If you don’t have time to be a coach, consider being a Judge for the Regional Tournament. The Region 6 tournament will be held at Queensbury Middle School (455 Aviation Rd, Queensbury, NY) on Saturday, March 9, 2019 (snow date is Sunday, March 10).

Judges training takes place Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the WSWHE BOCES, 27 Gick Road, Building A, Saratoga Springs, NY.  New judges must attend training from 6 pm to 9 pm. Experienced judges will start at 6:45 pm. Please RSVP by Feb. 6.

If you cannot make this date please contact Carrie VanTassel, Odyssey Director, at (518) 581-3581 or email about an alternate training.