Destination Imagination is a program for solving open-ended creative problem challenges. Students typically meet with their teams after school, at lunch, or on weekends. Teams may include a minimum of 2 students up to a maximum of 7 students. Team solutions are presented at a regional competition (February 18, 2023, at Cele Middle School, Pflugerville). The focus is on building creativity and teamwork!
Parent volunteers (and sometimes staff members) manage teams. NO experience is necessary!! We are looking for Team Managers and Co-Managers at all grade levels. Training is given to all Team Managers. It’s a wonderful way to be a meaningful part of the life of your child and his/her friends and classmates. Please consider being a Team Manager or co-Manager for a DI team! Let Carol Reese know of your interest, and we’ll get more information to you. Email email@example.com or call 512.732.9240 x 32924.
This will vary from team to team depending on the schedules of the students and Team
Manager(s). The meeting time and place is usually set by the Team Manager. Younger teams
(Kinder-2nd grade) may meet once weekly for an hour or so. Sometimes they meet more often in
January and February when they are building props, making costumes, creating background sets,
etc. The older teams may meet weekly anywhere from 1-2 hours per week (usually shorter
meetings to start, increasing in length as they get closer to the competition date). It all depends
on how much work they want to put into it! It is typical for teams to need more practice time in
January and February.
Each campus will typically hold a meeting for the purpose of team formation in September/October. Final teams will need to be formed no later than October 14, 2022. Names of interested students and of potential Team Managers are collected, and we do our best to place kids on teams if possible. Sometimes students from multiple campuses in the district will pool together to form a team of same-age peers. Forming teams may take a little time! Thank you in advance for your patience!!
One must remember that all Team Managers are volunteers, and they have the final say on how
many students they can handle on a team. No one ever intends to leave out any child; the best
way to ensure that your child is on a team is to offer to be a Co-Manager or a Manager
There is an Eanes ISD Participation fee for all students involved in DI.
Fees are placed into a district DI Fund.
Competitive Challenges (typically 3rd grade -12th grade): $100 per student Non-Competitive Challenges (typically Kindergarten-2nd grade): $40 per student
(Note: 2nd grade students selecting competitive challenges will be charged at the Competitive
There are no exemptions allowed for anyone already paying other participation fees to Eanes
Note: Purchases for National Memberships in DI are paid by the campus or Booster
Club. Registration for Regional and State Competition will be paid by the district DI
Fund. Remaining funds in the DI account, if any, will be used to help offset expenses for anyone
advancing to Global Finals.
Additional expenses will vary and may include travel, t-shirts, and team materials. Team
Managers are required to have a background check for BOTH the Region and also the school
district, at the team’s expense.
All teams are expected to find two appraisers (judges) for the regional competition; if they do
not, they are assessed a $100 fee per missing judge (amount to be divided by team). Please start
now to locate two willing individuals to be your appraisers!