Over 172 teams from Conroe ISD competed in the Destination Imagination (D.I.) Regional Tournament held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Oak Ridge High School with 19 CISD teams advancing to the D.I. State Tournament taking place April 7-8 in Lubbock, Texas.
D.I. is an extraordinary, extracurricular competition where student teams, grades kindergarten through 12, solve open-ended challenges and present their solutions at competitive tournaments. D.I. has a high alignment with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Additionally, the program is in more than 30 countries, and every year more than 150,000 students across the U.S. participate. In Texas alone, the program reaches over 20,000 students annually across 16 D.I. Regions. Teams work from September until early spring to solve their challenge and then take their solution to a regional tournament to be appraised.
“We’re so proud of the hard work put in by all participants in developing solutions to the Destination Imagination Challenges which integrate the core content areas with music, drama, art, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills,” stated Chris Reichelt, Conroe ISD Gifted Programs Specialist. “The application of these skills will benefit them throughout their academic career.”
Schools with teams advancing to State:
- Academy of Science and Technology – 5 teams
- Broadway Elementary – 1 team
- Collins Intermediate – 2 teams
- Cox Intermediate – 1 team
- Deretchin Elementary – 2 teams
- Houser Elementary – 1 team
- Knox Junior High – 1 team
- McCullough Junior High – 1 team
- Mitchell Intermediate – 2 teams
- Ride Elementary – 1 team
- Tough Elementary – 2 teams
In May, state tournament winners will attend Global Finals held annually at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.