Why do DI?
Destination Imagination, Inc. recently published a study emphasizing the benefits to children in DI. Through the creative process, kids "learn invaluable 21st century and career readiness skills, including creative and critical thinking, collaboration, project management, risk taking and how to build on their unique strengths." Check out the article to learn more about the opportunities DI provides to young learners.
Mark your calendars! Centerville DI will host a DI INFO NIGHT on August 30 at 7:00pm in the Cline Elementary Auditorium. If you want to learn more about the largest creative problem solving program in the world, please join us for this informational meeting. We will cover all the details of what it's like to be on a DI team, what it costs, what the time commitment is, and much more! Building Coordinators will also be on hand to announce when each school will be holding it's Placement Workshop in early September. This meeting is geared more toward new families to DI, but all are welcome! If you cannot attend this meeting and would like more details, check out our Information Flyer here or contact Dee Gordon at [email protected]. Can't wait to see everyone on August 30!
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!
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.