Students involved in DI learn higher order thinking and learn to
excel in creative and critical thinking, collaborative problem
solving, and project management. Students who have
participated in Destination Imagination say they believe
participation helped them improve their grades and do better
in school, improved their self-confidence, helped them become
better communicators, enhanced their respect for others, and
improved their creativity and problem solving skills. Check out the DI, Inc. page on WHY DI to learn more!
Placement Workshops have wrapped up and Centerville has formed 37 DI teams full of energetic, enthusiastic, and creative kids! Now it's time to get this season started!! Teams may officially begin to meet after the Team Manager meeting on Wednesday, September 27. Most teams will begin with a Parent Meeting to go over the Centerville DI registration paperwork. After that, the fun really begins with Challenge selection! If you just can't wait to see what this year's challenges have in store, check out the DI, Inc. First Look document here. Ready, set, go....
This year, Centerville DI has an exciting theme for our T-Shirt and Pin Design Contests: FULL STEAM AHEAD! Destination Imagination offers high-quality, STEAM- based (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) challenges. In order to honor that deDIcation to education, Centerville DI wants to see what creative designs YOU can come up with. Anyone can enter our contests so check out the entry forms for the t-shirt design contest and the pin design contest. Entry forms can be returned to your Team Manager or Dee Gordon by October 18.
Have you been hearing about the Centerville DI Parent Support Group? Have you been wondering exactly what it is and what it does? The Centerville DI Parent Support Group (PSG) is a group of deDIcated parents just like you that give a small amount of time each month to help make the Centerville DI program run smoothly and successfully. The group is responsible for bringing you many of the events that you know and love - Parent Info Night, Picture Day, Dress Rehearsal, and (best of all!) DIssert Banquet! However, there are many positions on the PSG that remain unfilled this year and we need your help! Being a member of the PSG doesn't involve much time. The group meets once a month for about an hour and attendance at the meetings isn't mandatory to help out. There are several positions that can be done from the comfort of your home at your convenience. If you'd like more information or would like to speak with any of the current members, check out the Parent Support Group tab or join us at our next meeting on Sunday, October 1.
Congratulations are in order for the Centerville High School Top Secret team. They competed at the DI Global Finals in Knoxville, TN and walked away with a THIRD PLACE award! The team competed against over 75 teams from countries around the world.
The "top secret" challenge required teams to go on a secret mission to encrypt and decrypt two secret messages while uncovering the identity of a disguised character. This team went deep into a haunted forest, encountered mystical spirits, and discovered that all was not as it seemed in their tiny village by the woods. The team used computer coding and musical cryptography to crack their secret codes. They created a giant sea serpent using over 250 recycled juice pouches and made an enchanted forest by cutting and peeling hundreds of layers of simple sheets of cardboard. To top it all off, their skit was highlighted by song and music to help set the tone.
All of Centerville DI is so proud of the CHS team managed by Warren and Dee Gordon. Great job Patrick, Kevin, Josh, Taha, Preeti, Lindsey, and Rebecca!