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Destination Imagination

UPDATE 02/19/18 - Saturday was a great day for Willis DI!
I am immensely proud of all the Willis DI-ers who shared their passion, creativity, ingenuity, , blood, sweat, and sometimes tears through their challenge solutions with the appraisers and audience on Saturday. These kids truly put themselves out there. 
I am also eternally grateful for all the teachers and parents who volunteered as Team Managers - there is no way DI can happen without you. Thanks to all the parents who shuttled children, props, and sets, hosted extra meetings, provided snacks and emotional support - you are a Godsend.
In Willis' third year competing, we did have teams place very well.
  • Turner Titans: 2nd in elementary Maze Craze; DaVinci Award, and highest Instant Challenge in their division (Epple & Hodge from Turner)
  • The Amazing But Crazy 6: 3rd in elementary Maze Craze (Sheldon & Zurovec from Parmley)
  • Radical Recyclers: 2nd in elementary Inside Impact (Kirkland & Burnett from Cannan)
If you are interested in seeing Destination Imagination in action, the schedule for the tournament at Oak Ridge High School & 9th Grade Campus to be held on Saturday, 02/17/18 is linked above. The schedule is able to be filtered down by campus.
UPDATE 01/24/18 - 2018 DI T-Shirt Orders Please be on the lookout for communication from your child's DI Team Manager regarding t-shirts; we are taking sizes and collecting $ for shirts now ($15 per shirt for YS-AXL, 2X-5X are $2 more per shirt). This shirts will be light gray with the front and back logos shown below.
UPDATE 12/12/17 Updated Team Meeting Schedules below; For general Willis DI Updates, join our Remind group. Simply text the message @willisd to 81010.
UPDATE 11/7/17 - Here is the slideshow that was shared at last night's DI Team Member Family Meeting
UPDATE 10/30/17 - There will be a informational meeting on Monday 11/6/17  from 6-7pm in the LLMS Auditorium for all current DI Team Members & their families.
UPDATE 09/22/17 - DI teams/students should have been notified of team selections at this point - and we have grown, rather than the anticipated 9 teams for 2017-2018, we have expanded to 13 teams!
UPDATE 08/24/17 - Destination Imagination Team Application - CLICK  HERE - due no later than Thursday, September 7, 2017 by 5pm. Students selected for the team will be notified by September 13, 2017. Slideshow from Destination Imagination Student & Family Information Night (see link below)
UPDATE 08/17/17Destination Imagination Student & Family Information Night on
08/24/17 6pm-7pm at LLMS Auditorium - 1304 N. Campbell St., Willis, TX 77378
General Program Information:
For the 2017-2018 school year, the DI Program will be available on all campuses for students in grades 4-12 (Parmley, Hardy, Cannan,Turner, and Meador, Lucas, Brabham and Willis High School). Availability and number of teams per campus is based on volunteer teacher sponsorship as team manager and team size is limited by the Destination Imagination organization to a max of 7 students.
Teams meet one to two days per week immediately after dismissal with a  teacher and/or parent as a volunteer group facilitator to work on both team building activities, team instant challenges, Improv theater, and research/practice for competitions. 
We welcome parent mentors or co-team managers, so if you have a passion for engineering, construction, theater, art, sewing, construction, power tool use, or any special skill and would like to help, please let me know ASAP.
For more information on DI, please see the links below. 
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Watch out for 2018-2019 DI Challenge Previews to be released in May of 2018.