Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination (DI) is an after-school creative problem solving program.  The mission of DI is to develop opportunities that inspire students with opportunities to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st century skills and DI Destination Imagination Global Finals 3rd Grade 2017creativity.  The goal of DI is to give students the chance to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation.  The creative process is about thinking and doing in no prescribed order.  The process integrates Blooms Taxonomy, the Scientific Method, 21st century skills, creative problem solving, and the stages of practical inquiry and whole child education.

St Matthew Lutheran School strongly embraces the concept of DI.  With typically a fourth of the school population participating in this program, our students learn the importance of creativity and teamwork as they strive annually to design and develop solutions to established DI challenges.  Our DI Team Members learn more than just basic knowledge and skills - they learn to unleash their imaginations and take unique approaches to problem solving.

DI Destination Imagination 5th Grade at Affiliate State CompetitionOur school's DI opportunities begin as young as first grade with the Rising Stars Team.  Usually, eaDI Destination Imagination 8th Grade at Affiliate State Competitionch grade level has a DI team, depending on coach and student interest.  St. Matthew Lutheran School participates in the DI Region One Competition, which is usually held in March.  Teams that qualify can continue on to the State Affiliate Tournament in April, as well as Global Finals in May.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Friday, January 5 - 9:00PM

 

Sign up HERE or at:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f44afaf2da46-dilock

Attention All 6th-8th Grade Students!  It's an All Night Party planned just for YOU!

The ST. MATTHEW 8TH GRADE DI TEAM is hosting the COOLEST All Night Party in town!

We will be playing:  HUMAN HUNGRY HIPPO & DODGEBALL!  Making CRAFTS and Lots of FOOD!
Who is invited: ALL 6TH-8TH GRADE STUDENTS
What does this event support:  THE ST. MATTHEW 8TH GRADE DI TEAM
When is it: JANUARY 5-6
What time:  DROP OFF 9:00 PM --- PICK UP  JANUARY 6TH @ 8:00AM
Where: ST. MATTHEW LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHOOL - 2040 SOUTH COMMERCE RD. WALLED LAKE
Why: ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE DETROIT CHILDRENS HOSPITAL
Cost:  $10 WITH KIT

OR $20 WITHOUT KIT  (Bring a kit with Crayola or RoseArt crayons, Coloring Book, Foam Stickers, No-latex, non-toxic, character Band-Aids)

Bring:  Necessities for a sleepover, pillow, blanket, sleeping bag!

SIGN UP BEFORE JANUARY 3RD TO BE PART OF THE OFFICIAL VIP LIST!

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