Montgomery ISD Destination Imagination Teams Impress at Regional and State Competition

As with many events this school year, the Destination Imagination (DI) tournaments were set on a virtual stage this year. Montgomery ISD sent five teams to the regional level of competition. Of those five, four teams advanced to the state competition. In the end, Absolute 7 from Oak Hills Junior High and D.I. oh_My! from Lincoln Elementary earned a spot at globals. A first for MISD.

Destination Imagination is a global educational nonprofit dedicated to inspiring the next generation of innovators, leaders and creative problem solvers. Students form teams of up to seven members. Upon forming their team, a challenge is selected and the team works together to develop a solution. Each team has at least one team manager (often a parent or teacher) tasked with keeping the team on track, but does not assist or interfere with their challenge solution.

“We are proud of the hard work, imagination, and creativity demonstrated by the Destination Imagination teams in MISD,” Director of Special Programs Amy Busby said. “Even though they were presented with unique challenges and new formats due to COVID restrictions, they persevered and had a successful competition season.”

Regional Results:
Flying Potatoes (Lincoln ES) – 2nd place (advanced to State)
The Pixel Racers (Montgomery JH) – 6th place
Absolute 7 (Oak Hills JH) – 2nd place (advanced to State)
D.I.oh_My! (Lincoln ES) – 2nd place and Instant Challenge Award (advanced to State)
Destination Interrogation (Montgomery ES) – 1st place (advanced to State)

State Results:
Flying Potatoes (Lincoln ES) – 11th place
Absolute 7 (Oak Hills JH) – 4th place (advancing to Globals)
D.I. oh_My! (Lincoln ES) – 2nd place (advancing to Globals)
Destination Interrogation (Montgomery ES) – 6th place and Instant Challenge Award

Montgomery ES is STATE BOUND!

MES DI Team is HEADED TO STATE!

The MES DI Team is HEADED TO STATE! Congratulations to this amazing team of students who won FIRST PLACE in BOTH Instant Challenge and Team Challenge in the Destination Imagination Regional Tournament! We are so incredibly proud of these students and all of their creativity, genius, and hard work! Shout out to their amazing leaders, Mrs. Robin Riley and Mrs. Cindy Siple for selflessly giving up their time and for their support and leadership of these incredible students! (masks were removed for photo)

Montgomery ES Art Classes with Ms. Petty are teaching our Bearcats how to paint, mold and ‘weave’ their imaginations through art

Ms. Petty’s fourth grade art classes are having a blast painting ceramic coil pots. Mrs. Stevenson’s students are shown below smiling big with their clay creations. While 4th graders are painting clay, first grade art classes are learning about symmetry by painting mixed media hearts; Mrs. Casey’s class is pictured below. Third grade is enjoying weaving their art skills all together by creating woven animals. It was fun to see Mrs. Rodriguez’s class working hard to bring their weavings to life.