Gibraltar Elementary and Middle School has been active in the Destination Imagination extra-curricular enrichment challenge for over twenty-five years. Coordinator Becky Meyer, Instructional Aid is the key in the teams' success as they progress through the regional, state, and potentially national level challenges.
Destination Imagination is focused on developing STEM skills and knowledge through technical and scientific challenges that engage the minds and bodies of learners at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Each team, comprised of four to six elementary students chooses a challenge theme to work on. This year, the six team challenge options are:
1) Technical Challenge: Pace of Change;
2) Scientific Challenge: In Plain Sight;
3) Structural Challenge: Musical Mashup;
4) Fine Arts Challenge: Get a Clue;
5) Improvisational Challenge: Close Encounters;
6) Service Learning Challenge: The Meme Event.
To read more about the general guidelines and how to start a team, read the publication and view the video below.
Lead by their volunteer team managers, Mary Kay McCormack, Wendy Minten, Lee Manson, and Kinga Jacobson, the students choose a creative team name, and prepare the props and narrative necessary for playing out a short fictional story. Points are earned for meeting the required challenge categories, for additional team choice elements, as well as for teamwork and solving the instant challenge in a collaborative manner.
This year, the Destination Imagination Team at Gibraltar Elementary and Middle School are:
Mary Kate McCormack's Team
Wendy Minten's Team
Lee Manson's Team
Kinga Jacobson's Team
Additional relevant information can be found on the state and national web sites linked below.