The New Odyssey begins

Odyssey of the Mind is getting ready for the new school year! Please consider jumping into this creative, problem-solving, confidence-building, team-player-making odyssey.

If you are new to the program or just want to hear more, please plan to attend with your student one of these informational meetings. Pick the one that best suits your schedule and student’s age, schools recommended are just a suggestion, and the sessions are free.

• Sept. 21 at East Rockford Middle School cafeteria, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., for students and parents at Lakes, Cannonsburg, Crestwood and Meadow Ridge elementary schools;

• Sept. 24 at North Rockford Middle School auditorium, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., for students and parents at Parkside, Valley View, Belmont and Roguewood elementary schools;

• Oct. 15 at Rockford Freshman Center in the LGI room, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is for parents ONLY of students in kindergarten through second grade.

Odyssey of the Mind would like to again thank its sponsors who helped send five teams from Rockford to Ames, Iowa for world finals competition. They are Pegasus Sports, Aunt Candy’s Toy Co, Corner Bar, Cedar Animal Hospital, Nucraft, Dr Gary Fowle and Associates, Rockford Public Schools, Crossroads Church, Rockford Sportsman’s Club, Macaire, Rehabilitation Medicine Associates, and Ice Mountain Natural Spring Water.

For questions, contact Linda Blackmore at (616) 866-6310 or your elementary building principal.

About Squire News
The Squire has been Rockford’s free weekly newspaper since 1871. Our loyal readership includes over fifteen thousand homes in the Rockford area, including the affluent Lakes area of Lake Bella Vista, Bostwick Lake and Silver Lake; Belmont, Blythefield, as well as Algoma, Courtland, Cannon and Plainfield Townships. The Squire is distributed through the U.S. Post Office every Thursday. We also deliver to in-town businesses and homes with paper carriers and news stands in our grocery stores and over thirty local shops.

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