The final day countdown has begun… but don’t let that fool you. Odyssey scholars are as busy as ever finalizing their projects, listening to guest speakers, enjoying field days and field trips. As the conclusion of this summer draws to a close, please read the below for reminders to Friday’s transportation, parking, and show-times.

Elementary Final Day Expo:

Park in Carpool A or B– do not block bus lanes.
Meet in Hamilton Room (where orientation was held)
Classroom tours begin at 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Presentation in Hamilton begins at 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Odyssey Networking Event!

Middle Final Day Expo:

Park at Ellis Circle or Turner Gym (do not block bus lanes)
Meet in Oglesby Room (bottom floor of Clarkson Hall)
Presentation begins promptly at 10:30 AM
Student Expo and Marketplace 11:00 – 12 Noon
Please come prepared to see the projects students have been working on. You can also support our 8th grade scholars who will be selling a variety of products! Cash only. So, have a few Benjamins in your wallet!!!
Scholars and projects may go home with their guardian. Lunch is not served.

Final Day Transportation:

Morning routes will operate the same. Afternoon routes will leave campus between 12:15PM-12:30PM. Afternoon buses will only make the necessary stops, rather than running the entire route. Please be at your child’s stop by 12:45 PM as these bus arrival times will likely be much swifter than you may be accustomed. As always, call dispatch for real-time ETAs: 404-768-8687.

Week 6 Happenings… These week has been so amazing and their not done yet!!!

Field Day was yesterday. Scholars had an afternoon filled with sunny activities and water sports (check out the video at the top of this message). Classes have been perfecting their speeches, solos, and dances. Classrooms are expanding their final projects while scholars wrap up their summer objectives and finalize strategies. We’re just as excited as you are to see the final result come Friday!

Middle School:
Sixth grade held two of their three forums this week about inclusive and sustainable cities and included insightful Q&A sessions with local experts in the field.

Seventh grade has been busy issuing subpoenas, interviewing persons of interest, myself included, and preparing for the biggest trial of the summer. Rumor has it that this case will be solved

The eighth grade did such a phenomenal job presenting to our team of five guest sharks today! Some students walked away with the loans they wanted to procure or the investments they pitched!  Yes, real cash investments!  There so many amazing presentations, we did not finish. Today is the annual 8th Grade Networking Event. Check out photos on social media.

Last chances to get involved:
Because 8th grade really puts such authentic effort into their work, they all deserved the opportunity to make a pitch. So we will have Shark Tank Part 2 Thursday morning, at 10 AM. If you can recommend someone or if you are willing yourself, please email me ASAP! Please plan to enjoy the Student Marketplace this Friday as part of our culminating activities.  Students will be selling a variety of products,  so bring a twenty (or two).

Seventh-grade parents are called to court! You have your invites for court; it convenes at 12:30 PM. Please refer to the Bloomz Ody-7 teachers’ post.