Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination Information Nights

There are many ways to be involved in DI. Pick one night to attend and learn what DI is all about and how to bring this creative problem-solving experience to students at your school.

Tuesday, September 17 at Cox Elementary

Thursday, September 19 at JC Thompson Elementary

Tuesday, September 24 at Hatfield Elementary

Thursday, September 16 at Seven Hills Elementary

All meetings are 6:00 - 7:30.

For questions, contact Nicole Wallis at nwallis@nisdtx.org.

What is Destination Imagination?

Destination Imagination ® Inc. is an innovative organization that teachers creativity, teamwork, and problem solving to students across America and around the world. DI® is an unconventional team learning experience. Teams of 2 to 7 students must think on their feet and come up with original solutions to some mind-bending challenges.

  • Northwest ISD is a member of the Greater Ft. Worth Region. Click here for information about the regional tournament, including important dates. Nicole Wallis (elementary) and Audra Rowell (secondary) are the district representatives for Northwest ISD. 
  • To learn more about DI at the state level, visit Texas DI.
  • Want to know more about Destination Imagination on a global level? Click here.

For questions and clarifications, contact Nicole Wallis (elementary) and Audra Rowell (secondary).  For resources and how DI works in Northwest, click here.

Northwest ISD is excited to host the 2020 GFW Regional Tournament for on February 15 at Northwest High School and Pike Middle School. 

The State Tournament will be held in UT Arlington April 3 & 4, 2020

2019-2020 CHALLENGES

Competitive teams choose one challenge to work on for the year.  Once a team is formed, the team manager will be provided a team number and resources to help the team get on its way.

TECHNICAL CHALLENGE

The Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning, and related skills.

  • Design and build an invention.
  • Create and present a story about how a problem is solved with the use of the invention.
  • Integrate an invention artifact to highlight the development process.
  • Design and build scenery that shows the impact of solving the problem.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

SCIENTIFIC CHALLENGE

Our Scientific Challenge blends the curiosity of scientific research with the creative expression of performance art.

  • Research a real species and a real habitat.
  • Create and present a story about the first encounter between the species and the habitat.
  • Show how the species and the habitat change as a result of the encounter.
  • Present the story in theater in the round.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

ENGINEERING CHALLENGE

Our Engineering Challenge asks students to design, build, and test load-bearing structures created from specific materials.

  • Design and build a bridge that will be assembled during the Presentation.
  • Move weight across the bridge to test its strength.
  • Create and present a story about an unexpected connection and its outcome.
  • Design and create a set piece that transitions between settings.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off your team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

FINE ARTS

Our Fine Arts Challenge helps students develop acting and creative skills through artistic media, theater arts, script writing, and prop design.  

  • Create and present a story that features an unseen character and its impact on a team-selected photograph.
  • Theatrically recreate the photograph during the Presentation.
  • Create and present a visual effect that includes a photographic technique.
  • Show how the visual effect changes the perspective of one or more characters.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

IMPROVISATIONAL

Our Improvisational Challenge is all about research, spontaneity, and storytelling. Teams receive topics and produce skits right on the spot.

  • Research superpowers and how they are portrayed in comic books, literature, film, and other media.
  • Create and present an improvisational skit about a villain who uses a superpower to cause an unexpected situation.
  • Include a hero who uses an underwhelming power to try to overcome the unexpected situation.
  • Enhance the skit with sound effects.

SERVICE LEARNING

Our Service Learning Challenge is designed to engage students in public service that addresses real-life community issues.

  • Identify, design, carry out, and evaluate a project that addresses a need in a real community.
  • Create and present a story that shows at least one character in a race against time.
  • Integrate information about the project into the story.
  • Design and build a device that represents time and highlights milestones from the project.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off your team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

EARLY LEARNING / RISING STARS®

Our Rising Stars for Early Learners Challenge offers simple experiences with the creative process, and it gives young kids (preschool through 2nd grade) a place to work together and make new friends.

  • Create and present a play about characters who travel from one planet to another.
  • Include something surprising that happens during the trip.
  • Design and create a puppet to use in the play.
  • Launch team-created rockets during the play.
  • Create costumes, props, and scenery to help tell the story.

How Do I Get Involved?

 Beck Cox   Curtis  Granger  Haslet
 Stacy Pickett &
Shelly Moses 
 Cindy Ford  Laura Taylor-Dunn  Joanna Espinoza &
Deanna McCabe 
 Lindsay Nowlin
 Hatfield  Hughes  Justin  Lakeview  Love
 Rebecca Davis  Sandra Champion  Kelly Barrett  Caitlin Andrews & 
Kimberly Blake
 Kristy Schluter
 Nance  Peterson  Prairie View  Roanoke  Schluter
 Marissa Randolph   Tricia Peterson  Jennifer Casey Kelli Mitchell   Liz Smith
 Sendera Ranch  Seven Hills  JC Thompson  Lance Thompson  
 Stacey Polk  Nicole Wallis  Marcie Conrad  Lindsey Hart  


 Adams   Chisholm Trail   Medlin   Pike   Tidwell   Wilson 
 Ashley Dacus  Stephanie Shatt  Abbey Flores  Michelle Blackwell  Leslie Nesbitt  Kim McKinnie

 Byron Nelson  Eaton  Northwest  Steele
 Brittany Harper      Mylene Davis