Clubs/ActivitiesThe Odyssey Charter School actively participates in a series of activities for the students.
Math OlympiadMath Olympiad is an international competitive math program for fourth and fifth graders who demonstrate exceptional math achievement. Students participate in weekly practice sessions and complete five annual contests of five challenging problems each.
Noetic Learning Math ContestNLMC offers all interested students the opportunity to test their math problem-solving skills against their peers nationwide. Two contests are held, one in the fall and one in the spring.
OCS/Scripps Spelling BeeEach year OCS students in grades 3-5 can compete to represent Odyssey at the Delaware State Spelling Bee.
Charter ChallengeMs. Cimini Coordinator
OCS fifth graders compete at this annual quiz competition hosted by the Charter School of Wilmington.
Odyssey of the MindMiss Pastis Contact
Odyssey Charter School participated in a phenomenal program called Odyssey of the Mind for the first time in 2012/2013. Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.
Odyssey Charter School had five teams that participated and all five teams competed in the River Regional Competition in March 2013. The students enjoyed researching, building, working together and show casing their talents. Last year we decided to limit the participation to the Upper School, but we are hoping that we get a larger response from volunteers this year and can launch the program to the Lower School. Throughout the practices and leading up to the competition, the students, coaches and parents built stronger relationships and definitely worked together to show our OCS Family Spirit!
Please visit Odyssey of the Mind for more information.
Meaningful Economics CompetitionMiss Englehart Contact
The Meaningful Economic competition is a program designed to recognize student achievement in acquiring and applying knowledge in economics, entrepreneurship, and personal finance. It is organized by the University of Delaware, and it's open to students in grades 3-6. Two teams of four students each can participate from each school. Students compete in three different competitions: production, testing, and problem solving. For production, students need to produce as many products as possible in a given amount of time, taking into account both quantity and quality. In testing, the students work as a team to answer basic economic questions. During problem solving, students design a product to solve a given problem; they create an advertisement and give a two-minute presentation in front of judges. This year, the competition is being held in the Newark location on May 21 for 3rd grade, May 22 for 4th grade, and May 23 for 5th grade.
Odyssey Science FairMr. Corcoran Contact
Approximately 40-50 third, fourth and fifth grade students participate in the 2013 OCS Science Fair. This year, we will be trying a new format with the science fair by having the judges review the students' projects during the school day and then having a short awards ceremony at night. During the ceremony all participants will be acknowledged and three students from each grade will be awarded a first, second or third place medal as deemed by the judges. All parents and members of the OCS community are encouraged to attend the awards ceremony. We are really looking forward to seeing all the creative projects our students have been working on for this annual event at OCS. Please come out to experience a night of science at the OCS upper school gymnasium and see what exciting, interesting projects our "junior scientists" will present!
Lego LeagueMiss Pastis Contact
Focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages 6-9, Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) is a hands-on program designed to capture young children's inherent curiosity and direct it toward discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them. This program features a real-world challenge, to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. Guided by adult coaches and the Jr.FLL Core Values, students work with LEGO elements and moving parts to build ideas and concepts and present them for review.
Art ClubMrs. Jannelli Contact
The Odyssey Art Club was launched in November 2013. It is a club intended for OCS students that have an artistic inclination and a passion to explore Art in depth. The club meets once a week after school and until 5pm. We currently have two groups, one on Tuesdays and one on Thursdays. The students' artwork is periodically exhibited in the school's hallways and has received many compliments.