Destination Imagination (DI) isn’t just an educational program; it’s one that changes students’ lives.
Each year, our volunteer educators and industry experts develop seven new academic Challenges that incorporate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) and social entrepreneurship. Our Challenges are designed to inspire young people to engage their innate curiosity while learning about structural engineering, science, automotive design, theatrical techniques, improvisation, social entrepreneurship and more. In solving one of our Challenges, students become better at collaboration, creative and critical thinking, and problem solving, and learn the skills needed to succeed in school, their careers and beyond.
WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW:
There are two divisions of DI – Rising Stars (K-2nd grade) and 3rd-5th grade.
A DI team needs at least 1 parent team manager or 2 co-managers. The commitment is 1.5 hours per week (time can be scheduled with your team members at your convenience) for practice and challenge-solving time. Each team practice must be supervised by an adult who has gone through the RRISD Fingerprinting process. This is a cost of about $60. Each parent of a participating team member is expected to make a volunteer commitment ranging from attending team practices to volunteering at the actual event.
- Destination Imagination website
- Texas Destination Imagination website
- Central Texas Destination Imagination website
Running Club kicks off its fall season on Tuesday, October 4th. Registered students in grades 3-5 meet Tuesday and Friday mornings from 7:00-7:30 a.m. to jump start their day with a little before-school jogging.
The spring edition of running club will kick in late-February, weather permitting.
Running club students will meet on the blacktop at 7:00 a.m. for some brief stretching, then go to the track behind the portables. Students should bring a water bottle, and make sure they have breakfast – maybe a little before running club, and/or a healthy snack/more breakfast afterward; going until lunch on an empty stomach is not recommended. Students eating the school breakfast may leave before 7:30 if needed.
Finally, parents are welcome to come out to walk, jog or encourage their kids!
More information can be found at: Running Club
Student Council is composed of Executive Council members and Representatives from grades 3-5. Each member is elected by 3-5 students. Student Council meets bi-monthly on Thursday’s from 3-4. Student Council is designed to be the Voice of the BCE Students.
Sponsor: Katie Maybaum
“News from the Nest” Broadcasts
The “News from the Nest” Team is responsible for Morning Announcements. The team meets in the STEAM Lab each morning, at 7:15 am, during an assigned 3 week On Air term.
Students from each 5th grade class are invited to try-out for Anchor, Visual Coordinator and Manager positions. Each team is made up of 4 members.
More information can be found at: News From The Nest