Seven Fort Bend ISD Destination ImagiNation (DI) teams were named winners at the Gulf Coast DI competition and will advance to the 2012 Texas Destination ImagiNation state tournament in April. The teams are: Apollo Six (Quail Valley Elementary School), Every Timers (Quail Valley Elementary School), Hurricane Lanes Finest (representing students from Hightower High School and Baines Middle School), Team QuackTape (Ridge Point High School), The Knuckleheads (representing Clements, Dulles and Elkins High Schools), The Thinkinators -2+2 (Quail Valley Elementary School) and Wit-Crackers (Meadows Elementary School).
Texas Destination ImagiNation is a school-based program devoted to helping students gain practical life skills through interesting, entertaining and mind-boggling challenges. The program is created and guided by parents, educators and community volunteers who support the art and skill of creative problem solving. While working on challenges, students learn to work as team members, be cooperative, take risks, stay within a budget and meet deadlines. The competition includes seven challenges: Challenge A: Technical/Mechanical Design; Challenge B: Scientific Exploration and Theater Arts; Challenge C: Theater, Literature, and Fine Arts; Challenge D: Improvisation; Challenge E: Structural/Architectural Design; and Instant Challenges that require teams to engage in quick critical thinking.
The FBISD teams will compete in the following challenges:
• Project OUTREACH: Community Service – Hurricane Lanes Finest, The Thinkinators -2+2
• Challenge C: Theater, Literature, and Fine Arts – Wit-Crackers
• Challenge E: Structural/Architectural Design – Every Timers, Team QuackTape and Apollo Six
• Instant Challenge, Project eXtreme – The Knuckleheads, Team QuackTape
The 2012 Texas DI state tournament will be held on April 13-14 at Ray High School, Hamlin Middle School and Carroll High School in Corpus Christi.
Pictured are FBISD’s elementary school DI teams that have advanced to the state competition.