Announcing the first annual
Tosa DI Instant Challenge Performance Games!
A fun night of improvisation, team-building, and thinking on your feet
Tuesday, Nov. 13, Longfellow Middle School
5-6 pm: Using materials that are provided, teams of 3-7 students will work together to create costumes and props
6 pm: Spaghetti dinner for participants and spectators
6:30 pm: Teams will use their costumes and props to perform improvised skits for the audience. (Rising Stars have the option of just showing their costumes and props, if they would rather not perform.)
Families are invited to watch the show! Bake sale to follow!
Dinner of pasta, sauce, salad, bread, and beverages/$10 ages 10+/$8 ages 5-9/under 5 eat free
Want to give your team an advantage? Send a "setback" to another team for just $5 (limit 1 setback for elementary teams; 2 for middle- and high-schoolers.
Prizes will be awarded for best costumes & props, best storyline, best comedy, and best recovery from a setback!
To register, print out this form and return it, along with your payment, by Monday, Nov. 5.
All proceeds from this event will benefit the Friends of Tosa DI, to pay for Instant Challenge supplies for all Tosa DI teams, an annual scholarship for a graduating senior, and financial support for teams advancing to Globals.
Fourth annual Summer DI workshop
features learning and fun
Thirty-two elementary and middle-school students from throughout Wauwatosa came to Longfellow in mid-August for our fourth annual summer skills workshop. Participants practiced Instant Challenge, played improv games, created fabric backdrops, wrote and performed skits, used needle and thread to make their own fabric "pocket pals," created rubber-band cars, and made lightweight wood structures that were strong enough to support heavy books. They even participated in a songwriting workshop--conducted via Skype--with award-winning children's musician Roger Day (www.rogerday.com). The students collaborated with Roger to write and perform an original song about the pig races at the Wisconsin State Fair. It was a great three days! Many thanks to all our participants, adult volunteers, and--especially--the 13 amazing high-school DI'ers who worked hard to make the workshop a success. We also want to thank the Tosa Rec Department for partnering with us.
2017-18 was a great year for Tosa DI!
* 8 schools participated
(Eisenhower, Lincoln, McKinley, Roosevelt, Washington, Wilson/WSTEM, Longfellow & East)
* That's 240 Wauwatosa students in grades K-12 on 41 different teams
* 16 teams advanced to State
* 3 teams competed at Globals
Congratulations to all!!
Click here to read more about some of our teams and the creative ways they solved their challenges in 2017-18.
Hooray for our Globals 2018 teams!
Three teams represented Wauwatosa at DI Globals in Knoxville, Tennessee, in May.
* Greg's Grandmas from Tosa East
took 18th out of 66 teams in service learning.
* The Roosevelt Rockets
placed 29th out of 89 teams in the Engineering challenge.
* The Roller Coaster Toasters from Tosa East
finished 31st out of 73 teams in the scientific challenge.
Great job, everyone!!