Eureka Union
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Welcome to Eureka Union School District's Destination Imagination Website! Top of Page

Welcome to the Eureka District Destination Imagination Website! Each school year, we have approximately 15  teams participate in Destination Imagination throughout our district's schools.
Interested in joining Destination Imagination? Our DI Information Night will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 pm in the Excelsior Elementary MP room. Our first Instant Challenge/Team Building Night will be Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 pm, same location. Come join us and see if Destination Imagination is a good fit for your child. This meeting is for interested parents and students from kindergarten all the way through eighth grade.

Excelsior, Ridgeview, Olympus, Cavitt - Jen Gill
Greenhills, Maidu, Oakhills- Michelle Kanada
A modification of the flag of California that has purple instead of red, and it says "California Creativity"

What is D.I.?Top of Page

Destination Imagination is a program which provides structured, team problem-solving competitions. Teams are given a wacky, mind-bending challenge with a set of guidelines in which they are to creatively produce a solution. The solutions include some kind of building, design, written, and performance components. Through these challenges, creativity and teamwork are emphasized. The teams are encouraged to try something different, to experiment, to stretch. Each team member is recognized for his/her strength and contribution to the team. Every student benefits from this program and learns to be successful in a variety of situations. If you enjoy sharing ideas, thinking outside the box, and having fun, come join this enthusiastic group of students and adults. A team of 4 - 7 students and an adult coach/manager will have until March 7, 2020 to develop a creative solution to your choice of one of the challenges. This year's Challenges are described briefly below. As a team, you will present this solution with other Region 1 students at the Regional Tournament to be held on March 7, 2020 at Olympus Junior High School in Roseville. Competition levels are Primary (noncompetitive, K-2nd), Elementary (3-5th), Intermediate (6-8th), Secondary (9-12th), and University-Military.

EUSD DI ScheduleTop of Page

2019 - 2020 Schedule
  • Parent Info Night: Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:30 pm in the Excelsior Elementary MP room for all interested parents and children in the district (grades K through 8)
  • Instant Challenge and Team Building Night on Wednesday, October 30 at 6:30 pm, same location.
Region One Events: 
Important Documents:

Why DI is Good for KidsTop of Page

  • Have FUN!
  • Make new friends.
  • Learn to solve all kinds of problems.
  • Learn that when something goes wrong, you just keep going.
  • Learn to understand and appreciate the ideas, strengths, and abilities of other team members.
  • Learn to manage time more efficiently.
  • Learn to plan out a project and bring it to conclusion.
  • Learn to rely on themselves.
  • Learn to be more organized.
  • Learn how to resolve disagreements and manage conflict in a positive way.
  • Learn not to give up.
  • Learn to use technology, tools, and machinery safely.
  • Learn that we can do more than we ever thought we could!

Why DI is Good for AdultsTop of Page

  • Understanding of and appreciation for teamwork.
  • Improved creative problem solving skills.
  • Improved organizational skills.
  • FUN!
  • New appreciation of differences in problem solving styles.
  • Deep satisfaction in helping young people.
  • Learning about other cultures and increasing their global view.
  • Increased optimism.
  • Development of new friendships.
  • Appreciation of the process that is the heart of the DI program.
  • Appreciation of the power of young people to solve any problems.
  • Recognition of the many and varied strengths of team members.
  • Improved leadership abilities.
  • Learning to analyze and utilize resources.
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