OM Registration can be done online!!!

Click the FORMS link on this page to either print and mail registration forms, or download them to fill out and email to me (dcengel@cox.net).  You can also make your registration payment online by clicking the MAKE PAYMENTS link if you choose to pay online with a credit card.  :)

 SSCA Office Hours: We are a total volunteer program, so it is difficult to promise exact office hours on a week to week basis, but for the Fall season, we are trying to have the office opened from 2:30-5:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Please feel free to call if you need information, would like to take a tour of the facility, or need to drop off registrations and someone will try to meet you.  479-238-3072.  We are looking forward to starting another Incredible OM Year!!!!

Odyssey of the Mind 2014-15:  Teams forming now! 

Early Registration Deadline, Sept. 23, 2014, $75.  Late Registration Deadline, Sept. 30, 2014, $85.  Forms available by clicking the FORMS link.  Parent information meeting, Thursday, Sept. 4 at Southside Elementary cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.  Hope to see you there!!!!

Camp Creativity 2014:                      The Amazing Race Through Creativity July 7-11, 2014 from 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the SSCA Building,        614 E. Main Street, Siloam Springs.  Cost:  $95.00 per student.       For Completed Kindergarten - 5th Grade.                                     Camp Creativity is a day camp for students interested in learning how to think "outside the box", brainstorm, and learn creative problem solving skills.                                                                    Every student will attend a daily session of spontaneous problem solving along with their choice of two learning sessions from the following four categories:                                                             Vehicles (mechanics, energy, propulsion)                                       Science (weather, nature)                                                              Drama (costumes, scripts, props, set building)                                  Balsa/Toothpick Structures (engineering, design)                            There will be CREATIVE and FUN activities daily, as well as recreation, dress up days, and fun & fantastic group leaders!        Plus, everyone gets a super-cool T-shirt!                                        *Students bring their own lunch.  Snacks are provided.                  Registration is due by Wednesday, June 25, 2014.  There are only 24 spots, filled on a first come, first served basis!  Session choices are also filled on a first come, first served basis!                        Hope to see you there!!!!!

Four SSCA Odyssey of the Mind Teams advance to World Finals!     SSCA had 8 teams competing at state finals, with 4 teams advancing to world finals in Ames, Iowa in May!  Congrats to all the OMers and their coaches and families!  You are all winners!!!

OM/Parent Information Meeting

If your child is interested in being on an Odyssey of the Mind team for the 2013-14 year, join us for an informational meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Southside Elementary cafeteria!

We have a NEW HOME!!!

We have a new space!  The SSCA has rented the building that previously housed Hometown Directories, across from G&S Shoes at 614 E. Main Street.  This space allows for an office and a huge work and storage space for all of our OM teams!  Come by and check it out!!! 


Deadline E

xtended for Camp Creativity Registration!

Registration must be completed by Wed., June 12.  Student preferences for selected classes will be based on a first come, first served basis!

Camp Creativity dates set!

Camp Creativity will be held June 17-21, 2013 from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. at Community Christian Fellowship Church.  Look for more information on the information and registrations forms by clicking on the forms link.

SSCA Teams represent Siloam Springs and Arkansas very well at World Finals!

The Siloam Springs Creativity Alliance took 6 teams to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals 2013.  All of our teams finished in the top half of all teams from all over the world!  We had teams finish 7th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 29th.  We are very proud of all of our Siloam OMers!  :)

2 Siloam OM teams win the most coveted award in the Odyssey of the Mind program!!!

The Ranatra Fusca Award is the most prestigious award in all of Odyssey of the Mind.  Of the 6 Ranatras given at OM State Finals at ASU Beebe on April 12, 2 of those came home with teams from Siloam Springs!!!  The awards were given to the Elementary car problem team and the High School drama problem team!  More information will be shared about the problem solutions after the teams have finished competing at World Finals, as to not give away any of our secrets!  :)

Siloam Springs OM Teams Rock State Finals!

All 7 Siloam Springs OM teams represented well at State Finals with 6 advancing to World Finals at Michigan State University in May!!  We had two teams finish as State Champions and 4 teams finish as State Runner-Up!  Siloam Springs is heading to World Finals as the largest group representing the State of Arkansas!  Go Sil"OM"ers!!!

Important Dates:

OM Early Registration Deadline:  Sept. 23, 2014! ($75)

OM Late Registration Deadline: Sept. 30, 2014!  ($85)

2014-15 Odyssey of the Mind Information Meeting:  Thursday, Sept. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Southside Elementary cafeteria (for all grades)

OM End of YearParty!!!                                     All OMers and their families are invited to join us for a year end cook-out at Kamp Paddle Trails on Saturday, June 14.  SSCA will provide the meat and bread and drinks.  We ask families to provide side dishes and desserts.  There will be swimming, canoeing, lawn games, great food and lots of fun!  Fun and games begin at 4:00 p.m.  Dinner will be at 6:00.  Hope to see you all there!

Camp Creativity 2014:                               Amazing Race Through Creativity                       July 7-11, 2014 @ SSCA Building (614 E. Main St., Siloam Springs).  9 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily!             Cost: $95 per child   For: Completed K-5th Grades For registration form, click the link on this page.  For more information, contact Carla Engel at 479-238-3072.  Registration deadline is 6-25-14.

Northwest Arkansas OM Coaches Training:  Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Central Park Elementary School in Bentonville.

Siloam Springs OM Coaches Training:  Monday, Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the SSCA office.  *All Siloam Springs OM coaches must attend this training or the NW Regional training.


SSCA Board of Directors Meeting:  Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the office.

Odyssey of the Mind Parent Information Meeting:  Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Southside Elementary Cafeteria.

Camp Creativity Deadline:  June 12!

Pin and t-shirt orders due on Friday, April 19. Payment is due on April 30.

Celebrating Home fundraiser forms are due on April 25!

World Finals Registration Payments are due on April 25!

OM Yard Sale:  Saturday, April 27, 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Allen Canning Parking Lot Downtown.  Bring your items already priced.  All unmarked clothing will sell for $1. Bring tables if you have them.  Proceeds go to World Finals expenses.  :)

OotM World Finals:  May 22-25, 2013 at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

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