Odyssey Program Update

Attention Grade 7 Odyssey applicants! First offers invitation will be sent out at 9 AM on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024.  Only 28 invites will be sent out for the first round.  If openings are not filled, second round offers will be sent out at 9 AM on Wednesday, March 6th, 2024.  Please check your inboxes (e.g., including junk and spam) on those dates.

Attention Science Enthusiasts!  16 science fair projects will be displayed and compete in this year’s Vancouver District Science Fair held at Langara College on March 1st.  Visit the VDSF website for more information! We are excited for them and cheering them on!

DT Odyssey Program – Assessment Test Information

Happy New Year 2024!  Wishing everyone a wonderful new year!

On Friday, January 12th, 2024, from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM, we are hosting the Odyssey Program Assessment Test for the grade 7 students.  Only students who have submitted their application packages by the December 2023 deadline will be invited to attend.  Please see the attached information sheet for info.

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Autumn 2023 DT Odyssey Newsletter

There is so much happening in the DT Odyssey Program that we wanted to share with you and the community!  Fieldtrips, club activities, sports, and so much more have been going on since school started in September.  If we missed something, hopefully we can share it with you on the next issue!  Enjoy the read through our newsletter!

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October’s Parent and Student Information Night

Happy October! We hope all the students had a great start to their school year.

For all the grade 7 students and their parents that are looking for more information about the DT Odyssey Program, we kindly invite you to attend the information night on Wednesday, October 18th, from 6:30 PM to 8 PM in the school auditorium.  Please enter through the main entrance on 55th Avenue (not through all the other building doors) that leads directly to the auditorium.  

The information night will provide families with more insight into the program and an opportunity for families to interview currently enrolled students.   For students and parents that cannot make the evening information session, please view the DT Odyssey website for important dates, application procedures, program description, and contact information.

Please see program brochure that will be distributed on information night.

 

 

Welcome 2023-2024 School Year!

As we usher in the  new school year, DT wishes all our new grade 8s a wonderful start to their new high school life and a big welcome back to all the other students!

To all the grade 7 students and families that are viewing our website, we hope to provide some background information about our Odyssey program.  As the school year starts, there may be some adjustments in our program, so please stay tuned!  Feel free to browse through the different pages and check out the photos!  Have questions, please email us!

Summer Break Has Arrived!

We made it to summer!  Congratulations to all the grads of 2023! We are sharing the June 2023 newsletter with everyone.  Enjoy the read, the summer weather and stay safe!  See you in September 2023!

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Canada Wide Science Fair & International Science and Engineering Fair 2023 Results!

CWSF 2023

Congratulations to Justin Du (grade 12) and Justin Peng (grade 10) to achieving great success at the CWSF 2023 in Edmonton, Alberta! Justin Du brought home a bronze medal (senior division) and Justin Peng received a silver medal (intermediate division).  Both students received entrance scholarships with their medals.  Great job!

Check out the Canada Wide Science Fair webpage on the Odyssey website! https://blogs.vsb.bc.ca/thompson-odyssey/cwsf-2023/

ISEF 2023:

Congratulations to Tara Zhan (grade 10) for winning 4th place in the Biomedical Engineering category at ISEF! Tara participated in the world’s largest pre-college STEM competition. Amazing achievements! 4th place is awarded $500 cash prize. Tara’s project: Design of a Low-Cost and Backdriveable Lower Limb Exoskeleton Hemiplegic. Good job Tara!
Check out the Tara’s ISEF project and DT Odyssey’s ISEF 2023 webpage for more details.

DT’s Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair Achievements!

Congratulations to all the GVRSF 2023 DT participants and award winners for their amazing achievements! Our DT’s Justin Du and Justin Peng have been invited to the Canada Wide Science Fair representing BC. Tara Zhan has been invited to the International Science and Engineering Fair 2023 representing Canada. A big shout out to all our award winners that have received a medal and special awards for their projects. All the participants did an amazing job showcasing their work. Cheers to all!

Please view the GVRSF Awards list for all the details of the award recipients and their prizes. More photos to come so stay tuned 🙂!

DT’s GVRSF 2023 crew

DT Odyssey Program 2023 Grade 7 Intake

David Thompson’s Odyssey Program intake/student selection for September 2023 is now completed.  The committee wants to thank all families and students for being interested in our program.  We wish all the grade 7s a successful school year and great success in their new high school.
For updates and information about our program, please check out our DT Odyssey website at https://blogs.vsb.bc.ca/thompson-odyssey/ or contact us at dtodyssey@vsb.bc.ca.