New season begins Sept. 1, 2018!
Are you ready for the new DI season? It's sure to be a great one! To get a "first look" at this year's amazing challenges, go to www.destinationimagination.org/challenge-program/2018-19-challenge-previews/. The full challenges will be available beginning Saturday, Sept. 1, with the purchase of a team number.
The DI programs at the various Wauwatosa schools are getting organized for the new year. Please note: Parents and guardians of students who are interested in joining a Longfellow DI team should attend a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 pm in the Longfellow library. If you need information about DI at a school other than Longfellow, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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!!