News History 2016-17

This is a list of historical 2016-17 news items in the order they have been archived.

Original Post Date Region News Item
05/14/17 WF

We are starting to build the coach binder with a list of documents to prepare and print before you head out to Lansing.

05/12/17 WF

The location of each competition venue is now published here. New this year: CCI have published a floor plan of each venue indicating props storage, team check-in, audience entrance, etc. We have also published a convenient map of all venues here.

05/06/17 WF

Final team schedule is now posted by CCI. Also read our World Finals FAQ with a lot of useful information.

04/23/17 WF

Reminder: Pins & t-shirt order deadline is April 30th. Make sure you secure your pins, there may be very limited pin sales at WF, if any. T-shirts are worn by teams and families at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and Float & banner Parade. NOW CLOSED.

04/17/17 WF

Pin and t-shirt re-orders for WF  are now open. Follow WF Pre-orders for instructions and link.

04/15/17 WF

Pin and t-shirt re-orders for WF will open late on 04/17/17. Here is the flyer to prepare your team order. This is an excellent task to delegate to another team parent. Remember: one order per team, one team per order, payment by credit card only. Click here for preview.

04/14/17 WF

Calendar is updated for various deadlines related to team registration and pre-orders for WF. Follow WF Calendar 2017.

04/13/17 WF

Special webpage is now published for Advancing Teams information. Follow WF Competition in Lansing.

04/09/17 State

Congratulations to all teams who performed at the State tournament. Scores are now published. Follow Competition Scores. Also follow WF List of Advancing Teams.

04/18/17 All

Our txodyssey.org website will be intermittently unavailable for maintenance the evening of on April 20th after 11 pm Central.

03/30/17 State

Tournament schedule is now available for tournament day. Follow State Tournament at Waller HS.

03/29/17 State

Site map is  now available for Waller High School. Follow State Tournament at Waller HS.

03/27/17 State

Volunteer jobs are now available for tournament day. Follow State 2-hr Volunteer Area.

03/16/17 State

Scholarship form is now available for Seniors who would like to apply for the Odyssey of the Mind - Texas scholarship. Follow Scholarships.

03/12/17 State

Volunteer registration is now open. Job selection for pre- and post- tournament tasks will be available in 1-2 days. Follow State 2-Hr Volunteer Area.

03/08/17 State

Judge registration is extended to March 12. Please refer to the new Travel page with information on hotels and procedures for judges and officials. Follow State Judge Area.

03/06/17 State

T-shirt pre-orders are now open. Please submit your pre-orders by March 18 in order to secure your team State t-shirts. Follow State Pre-Orders.

03/04/17 State

New web page with information on the State Tournament. This is now the information hub for advancing teams. Follow STATE Tournament at Waller HS.

03/03/17 State

We have opened Judge registration for the State tournament. Judges who judged at Regional tournaments can now advance their registration. Note: they must remain in the same problem that they judged at Region. Follow State Judges Area.  For out of town judges, we will have group hotel rates and reimbursement instructions soon.

03/02/17 State

For travelling teams, we are currently negotiating group rates in hotels. Please hold off on booking until Monday. 

03/01/17 State

State team registration is now open. Follow State Team Registration. Judge registration will open by the weekend.

02/28/17 Houston

Scores are now final. After completion of the audit, problem 1 scores were corrected. Follow Competition Scores.

02/27/17 State

Coaches of advancing teams, please sign-up for the State Coaches' mailing list here

02/26/17 Bay

Bay Region scores are now posted. Follow Competition scores.

02/26/17 North

North Region scores are now posted. Follow Competition scores.

02/26/17 Houston

HARO scores are now posted. Follow Competition scores. The audit will be completed in 24 hours.

02/26/17 State

Congratulations to teams advancing from the regional tournaments. We open registration for the State tournament on 02/28 and will update calendar soon. We will also post a list of hotels with special group rates for teams traveling from out of Houston.

02/18/17 Houston

The team schedule  is now posted. Follow HARO Tournament Information.

02/02/17 Houston

2-hr Volunteer jobs for pre- and post tournament are now open for selection. Follow 2-Hr Volunteer Area.

01/22/17 All

Pre-orders are now open for one week, for your Regional tournament t-shirts. Hurry as pre-orders will close on Jan 29 at 6 pm. Follow Region pre-orders. NOW CLOSED

01/05/17 Houston 

TS Orientation dates and locations are now posted under TS Area for HARO and in calendar. Please rsvp to houstonvols@txodyssey.org.

01/04/17 Central 

Team, judge and volunteer registration is now open for the Central Tournament.

12/26/16 Houston

Reminder: Deadline on Jan 05 for:
* Judge registration for team credit. If you have questions, contact houstonjudge@txodyssey.org before the qualification deadline.
* Tournament Staff registration for membership credit (for schools with 4 or more teams). If you have questions, contact houstonvols@txodyssey.org before the qualification deadline.

12/26/16  Central

Announcement for Central Region timeline:
* Team & Judge Registration will open in a few days.

* Team & judge registration deadline is Jan 22.
* Judges' Training evening of March 03.
* Central Region tournament on March 04.

12/26/16 North

Reminder for North Region timeline:
* Team & Judge Registration currently open
.
* Team registration closes Jan 13.
* Judge registration for team credit closes Jan 22.
* Judges' Training evening of Feb 24.
* North Region tournament on Feb 25.

12/23/16 Houston

HARO Volunteer Registration is now open. Follow 2-Hr Volunteer Area

09/28/16 Houston

HARO Team registration opens October 2nd. Follow Team Registration. New this year, we will offer the option to pay tournament fees by credit card as well. Details to follow.

09/14/16 Houston

Coaches: As teams form for the 2016-17 season, please sign up here to get on the Region Director official coach mailing list. Co-coaches welcome. This is where you can pre-register for Coach Training.

09/09/16 All

Memberships are now up for renewal. Follow this registration/renewal link. The 2016-17 problem synopses are available on the national website for a quick preview.

Once a membership is purchased/renewed, you have access to the full problems online at www.odysseyofthemind.com through the membership area. Hard copies will also be sent via UPS.         

08/27/16 All

Team Qualifications have been updated for all regions. New this year: we will accept payment for tournament fees by credit card. Details will be provided at team registration.

12/14/16 Houston

HARO Team Registration is extended till Monday evening (Dec 19th) in order to allow all teams to register timely.

10/15/16 Houston

Judges' Registration is now open for HARO. Teams have until January 5 to register a judge for the tournament. Each team must provide one judge to represent them. Details under Team Qualification.
Judges should go to the Region Judges Area for information about registration.

10/05/16 Houston

The 2017 version of our Coaches' Handbook has been published. If you missed your personal copy from the Coaches' Training, you can download it under Team Resources.

10/02/16 Houston

HARO Team registration is now open. Please gather the names and grades of your team members and follow Team Registration.
Don't worry about tournament fees, payment is not due until January.

09/17/16 Houston

All HARO key dates have been added to the calendar. Team and judge registration will open Oct 2nd.

01/12/17 All

The next State Association meeting will take place on Saturday, Jan 14 from 10 am to noon. Location: Waller High School, 20950 Field Store Rd, Waller, 77484. This is an administrative meeting where we plan the events for the year. Open to the Odyssey community. No rsvp needed.

01/05/17 Houston 

In order to accommodate late teams, judge and TS registration deadline is extended to end of day, Friday, January 13th. If you have questions, we invite you to contact your judge coordinator or your volunteer coordinator ahead of time.  Please do not be a no-show for your team.

11/05/16 Houston

Registration for the HARO Spontaneous Workshop is open from Nov 5 to Nov 20. Sign-up here. The workshop is on Dec 11th between 1 and 6 pm, Presbyterian School, 5300 S. Main in Museum District.

09/26/16 Houston

Second free Coaches' Training is coming up this Saturday Oct 1st from 9 am to 3 pm, hosted at Sharpstown International, 8330 Triola Ln, 77036.

Pre-registration available here  (same link to register on coach mailing list). Walk-ins welcome too.

You can take a break for lunch, bring your own lunch or pre-order a convenience lunch here.

09/19/16 Houston

Coaches: Coaches' Training is coming up this Saturday Sept 24th from 9 am to 3:30 pm, hosted at River Oaks Elementary, 2008 Kirby Dr, 77019. Parking in Teacher's parking lot on San Felipe or on the north side of Avalon.

Pre-registration available here . Walk-in welcome too.

You can take a break for lunch, bring your own lunch or pre-order a convenience lunch ;here.

Can't make it on Sept 24? We will have a second identical training on Oct 1.

09/10/16 Houston

Have you missed our Awareness meeting at Memorial Middle School on 09/09?

Are you new to Odyssey of the Mind? Considering to coach a team?  Do you want to find out how things work? Do you have questions?

The Houston Area Region Odyssey (HARO) is holding an open Odyssey of the Mind Awareness Meeting on September 10, 2016 from 1 to 3 pm to be held at Awty International School, 7455 Awty School Ln, 77055. You can download and print the flyer here. No rsvp needed.

This event is open to any parents, coaches, teachers who want to learn more about the program. So mark your calendar and tell your friends.

Retuning coaches do not need to attend this meeting.

09/07/16 Houston

We have scheduled a second Awareness Meeting, in addition to Sep 10. This one is on Friday, September 9, from 4:30 to 6 pm, hosted at Memorial Middle School, 12550 Vindon Dr, 77024.

This event is open to any parents, coaches, teachers who want to learn more about the program. So mark your calendar and tell your friends.

08/20/16 Houston

Are you new to Odyssey of the Mind? Considering to coach a team?  Do you want to find out how things work? Do you have questions?

The Houston Area Region Odyssey (HARO) is holding an open Odyssey of the Mind Awareness Meeting on September 10, 2016 from 1 to 3 pm to be held at Awty International School, 7455 Awty School Ln, 77055. You can download and print the flyer here.

This event is open to any parents, coaches, teachers who want to learn more about the program. So mark your calendar and tell your friends.

08/12/16 All Memberships are now up for renewal. Follow this registration/renewal link. The 2016-17 problem synopses are available on the national website for a quick preview. The full problems will be published online end of August (through Members’ area) and hard copies will be sent via UPS early September.

 

08/08/16 All

We would like to invite all interested parties to our opening meeting of the year for Odyssey of the Mind- Texas. This is the all volunteer group that puts on the tournaments for your kiddos. We would love if you would come and share your great ideas and talents to make this the best year of Odyssey in Texas.

The meeting will be on Saturday, August 27 at 10am at Walnut Bend Elementary School 10620 Briar Forest Dr, Houston, TX 77042

Hope to see you there!

-Angela Richard Odyssey of the Mind- Texas Association Co-Director