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Idlewild
Elementary School
7101 Idlewild Road
Charlotte, NC 28212
Courier #: 424
P: 980-343-6411  |  F: 980-343-6499 
Principal: Larenda Denien
LC: Central Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: K-5
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Odyssey of the Mind

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Odyssey of the Mind is an Internationally recognized problem-solving competition

  • Extracurricular program that challenges 7 - member student teams toward spontaneous thinking and long-term problem solutions.
  • Project is entirely student - produced with coaches using non-traditional exercises to inspire creativity.
  • Use of multiple intelligence (music, dance, drama, math, research, writing, art, working together and independently).
  • Students must audition for membership.
  • Students learn efficient use of resources, teamwork, public speaking, theatrical presentation, decision making process, persistence, and commitment.

Experienced Leadership  - Coaches and expert advisors offer teams support toward their goal.


2016-2017

*3rd Place Regional Winners*


2014-2015

*1st Place Regional Winners*

*State Competition Winners*


2013-2014

*1st Place Regional Winners*

*State Competition Winners*



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