Congratulations to our eight Odyssey of the Mind teams that participated with over 100 other elementary school teams in the regional Odyssey of the Mind competition on March 2. Barrett sent three fifth grade teams, a fourth grade team, a team of third and fourth graders, a third grade team, and two second grade teams. Two of our fifth grade teams were awarded third place in their respective divisions, and a fifth grade team and a third grade team each were awarded fourth place in their divisions. The teams developed scripts and characters, made their own props and costumes, and practiced diligently on their creative performances over the past several months. Each of the teams received compliments from the judges and should be extremely proud of their accomplishments. Odyssey is an annual competition, so we hope to have at least eight teams participating next year!
W.P wins again. He won the World Cup Stacking championship All-around title. You can read more about it here
Also he appeared on Live With Kelly. You can watch his appearance here
Great job W.P. You make Barrett proud!
Odyssey of the Mind (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Congratulations to all of our Odyssey of the Mind participants who attended the Odyssey of the Mind northern Virginia competition on the first day of Spring Break. One of our five upper level teams scored in the middle of the pack, two of our teams came in second, and one team came in third place. The fifth grade team coached by Ms. Toussant, took a first place position, and will be going on to state finals in Newport News, VA this coming weekend! We wish them the best of luck!
Our two primary teams also did a great job with their performances.
UPDATE - Results have been posted here http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/competitions/2012/10333_scores_menu.html
Pictures courtesy of Elise Schoer (Odyssey of the Mind Coach)
Taken by Jorick Horn. Speed Stacks cups and Stackmat are products and trademarks of Speed Stacks inc. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Barrett student W.P. continues to set records in the world of Sport Stacking. We congratulate W. on his discipline and continued improvement. You can read more about W.’s accomplishments here:
Barrett Elementary is thrilled to announce that we have been selected to attend a NASA Explorer School conference at Kennedy Space Center in Florida! This was due to our outstanding work on an engineering design challenge based on Newton's Laws of Motion. A group of 5th graders worked with Renee Shaw, Wendy Cohen, and Allyson Greene to develop a sports-based game for astronauts aboard the International Space Station to play. Students participated in a virtual symposium where they presented their work via videoconference. As a result, we were awarded with an invitation for two students and one teacher to attend the national NES Student Symposium at the Kennedy Space Center! N.C. and H.T. will represent Barrett at KSC in May!
Watch an overview of the game!
Barrett student, H.W., competed at the January Joust Tournament sponsored by the Silver Knights Chess Company. H.W. placed in Quad 2 with 2.5 points. For the full results see https://www.silverknightschess.com/content/view/1068/86/