Odyssey of the Mind is a program that provides students an opportunity to use creative problem solving and apply their creativity to solve a given problem. The competitive element of this program encourages kids to be the best they can be, but it is a friendly competition. This trimester, a group of six students are working on both short term projects as well as a long term project during junior high elective time. The goal is that the students will increase in self-confidence while learning the rules and expectations and be ready to compete during the 2009-10 school year. This group of students has shown great promise already in their ability to THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX.