• Odyssey of the Mind 

    The Carteret Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team is on a mission to claim the first place World Finals title as they gear up for their fourth year of competition! Last year, our CMS OMERs placed FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD in their NJ Regional competition. OUTSTANDING WORK!

    Odyssey of the Mind is one of the oldest international problem-solving competitions in existence. Its aim is to challenge students to use creativity and ingenuity to solve diverse problems, such as building a ride-on vehicle, designing and engineering technical devices, and creating elaborate costumes and sets using only recycled trash. 

     Our teams are formed in early September and practice weekly until mid-December. In January, we begin practicing twice a week to prepare for the Regional competition in March. Our State competition is held in April, and the OOTM World Finals is held over Memorial Day weekend in May - at Michigan State University this year! Come join this dynamic, creative group!

    Advisors: Sheila O'Hare Barrows, Jackie Pereira & Nicole Carlson