Regional Destination Imagination Tournament THIS Saturday, March 12th!
Destination ImagiNation is an after-school program for students in grades 1 through 12 in Pleasant Hill. Joan Hladky, a retired Pleasant Hill teacher, coordinates the program and is also a Regional Director for the program in Oregon. The program offers students opportunities to expand their creativity, their ability to work as a team, and their ability to use problem-solving skills. They work with both Instant Challenges--one that have to be solved in 5 minutes, and long-term team challenges. They share their solutions at a Regional Tournament which is held usually the first Saturday in March. For 2014, it will be March 8th. Pleasant Hill hosts this tournament.
If you would like to learn more plan to attend the parent information night to be held in September, TBA, or contact the school office, 541-736-0400.Destination Imagination's southern Regional Tournament was held at Pleasant Hill on March 14, 2015. More details are forthcoming, but the contact for ALL information is Joan Hladky, firstname.lastname@example.org, who has hosted this program to foster student creativity, under its various names since the 1970s.
Saturday, March 12, 2016, over 20 DI teams will be descending on Pleasant Hill Elementary for their Regional Tournament.
Teams are coming from as far away as Klamath Falls, and Bend, and along I-5 from Salem to Grants Pass.
Performances will be going on in the various sites from 9:00-2:00. All performances are free and open to the public. Come and see the excitement. Programs are available at the Registration Table inside the Elementary Lunch Room. Come and support Pleasant Hill Elementary's two teams, both performing in the Band Room.
The younger team, "The Lost Ideas!" performs at 10:20 and the older team, "Ideas on the Loose," at 1:40.
At the Southern Regional Tournament held at Pleasant Hill Elementary School on March 14, 2015, the Pleasant Hill teams did well. Congratulations to the Pleasant Hill DI teams for their performances on Saturday at the Regional Tournament. The Middle Level team, the "Smiley Nerdy Waffles," had difficulties to overcome with the Prep period for their performance but they came out like real professionals and gave one of the best performances they have done. They didn't place as well as they hoped, but they demonstrated persistence and graciousness in the face of adversity. Team members are Lily Bonomo, Karly Granas, Angelee Cobiskey, and Sariah Carillo. The Secondary level team, the "20% Right-Handed" had a successful day—gaining great laughs from appraisers and audience during their performance of "The Improv Games," and giving them first place and an invitation to State. They also won a special Renaissance Award for their performance in Instant Challenge, one of only 4 of these awards for the entire tournament. Team members are Jesika Leonard, Balreet Pawar, Sophie Doleman, and Lisa Jas.
The Elementary teams, "The White Tigers" and "The Path to Twilight" are also going to the State Championship, which will be held at Sprague High School on April 11, 2015.
As you can read about LAST year's team, they went on to the Global Finals.
News from April 7, 2014: Congratulations to Pleasant Hill High School's Destination Imagination team, The "Shall Nots," for their best performance of the year at the State Tournament in Corvallis on Saturday. Their second-place trophy is on display in the office. They won the Instant Challenge portion of their challenge, achieving all 100 points available. THE HS TEAM HAS JUST RECEIVED AN INVITATION TO GLOBAL FINALS! Team members are Gabrielle Johnson, Jesika Leonard, Balreet Pawar, Deepraj Pawar, and Jackson Walters.