Maureen Dewar -  303-847-7171 - CCHS/Overland/Grandview
Pearl Schwartz - 720-560-9504 - Smoky Hill/Eaglecrest/CTHS
Co-Regional Directors, CherryCreekDI@hotmail.com

September - October 2019
Hello wonderful DI people:
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Maureen and Pearl are your Cherry Creek Regional Directors and are happy to answer your DI questions. Our Tournament this year is on February 22, 2020 at Sky Vista Middle School.
Teams are forming now.
Start a team today!
Design and build an invention... Research a species and its habitat... Create and present a story about an unseen character... Present an improvisational skit about superpowers... Build a bridge made out of playing cards... Develop a project that addresses a community need... Create a play about characters who travel from one planet to another!

It is time to start. Watch the challenge previews on the right to learn all about this year's challenges. Click Here

Cherry Creek Tournament: February 22, 2020 at Sky Vista Middle School 4500 S. Himalaya St. Aurora, CO
We would be happy to help you with a parent information night! 

If you or your school would like assistance with a parent information night, help forming
teams, DI brochures, or anything else, please contact us at Cherrycreekdi@hotmail.com .

Each of us is sending support materials directly. Let us know if you are not receiving them.
It's Time to Purchase your DI Materials!
 
Access to the full Destination Imagination Team Challenges is available. 

Pricing for Challenge Team Numbers: $105 + $45 (Affiliate fee) = $150
Pricing for Early Learner (Rising Stars Teams): $105 + $30 (Affiliate fee) = $135

Cherry Creek Tournament Fees will be $50 again this year. More details to come.
Reminder, you will need to supply 2 volunteers when you register for the tournament.
Team Managers
There are many resources available to you as you start your journey with your team.


But the first thing you need to do is to make sure your team is registered correctly. After you purchase this year's materials you will receive a team number. Click on the link below to make sure the team manager's name and the team number are connected.

Once you have done this, you will be invited to Destination Imagination Team Manager training, and we will add you to DI Colorado email list for more training opportunities.
DI Colorado has live training in the Metro area. There are also ways to get training online and through webinars. Some challenge webinars are already scheduled!

Instant Challenge training for Team Managers
Learn how to improve your team's IC skills and performance. Be on the lookout for more details and a sign up link. This is for team managers only . Date to be determined.
Important dates for Cherry Creek teams

  • Sept - Dec. Building Coordinator or Team Managers purchase DI materials and team number from www.Destinationimagination.org
  • Sept. 19, 2019, 6:30-9:30pm New Team Managers Introduction Training at the DI Office 6000 E. Evans Ave., Denver see www.dicolorao.com for info
  • Oct. 16, 2019, 6:30-9:30pm New Team Managers Introduction Training at the DI Office 6000 E. Evans Ave., Denver see www.dicolorao.com for info
  • Oct. 25, 2019, 7:00 pm – midnight, DI After Dark (middle school teams) see www.dicolorado.com for info
  • Nov. 2, 2019, 8:00 am-3:30 pm, Team Manager Challenge Training and Skill Training, Denver Metro area. see www.Dicolorado.com for info
  • Nov. 20, 2019, 6:30-9:30pm New Team Managers Introduction Training at the DI Office 6000 E. Evans Ave., Denver see www.dicolorao.com for info
  • Nov. 11 - Dec. 13, 2019– Student art contest for DI t-shirt and program cover design. More info in Cherry Creek DI Newsletter as time gets near.
  • Dec. 1, 2019, Tournament Registration site for Cherry Creek DI opens online
  • Dec. 7, 2019, 8:00 am-3:30 pm, Team Manager Challenge Training and Skill Training, Denver Metro area. see www.Dicolorado.com for info
  • Dec. 31, 2019 - Registration site for Cherry Creek Tournament closes
  • Around Dec. 10 - Jan. 10 - 2020 DI T-Shirt orders to be purchased (optional)
  • Jan. 29, 2020, Pre-Tournament meeting required for Team Managers. T-shirt orders picked up, preliminary Tournament schedule posted. Sky Vista Middle School, 4500 S. Himalaya St., Aurora, CO 80015
  • Feb. 8, 2020, 7:30 am - Noon, Appraiser Training, Denver Metro area see www.dicolorado.com for more info
  • Feb. 22, 2020 – Cherry Creek Destination Imagination Regional Tournament. Competition 7:00 am - 4:30pm. Evening Awards Ceremony, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Sky Vista Middle School, 4500 S. Himalaya St., Aurora, CO 80015
SNOW DATE. March 7, 2020. If CCSD cancels all activities on Feb. 22
  • April 4, 2019, DI State Tournament for qualifying teams, Auraria Campus, Downtown Denver
  • May 20 – 25, 2019, Global Finals for qualifying teams

Check out the online calendar for other training and tournament dates. www.dicolorado.com
We need you!!!
Volunteers are a vital part of DI. We can not run our program without the help of many volunteers. Each Cherry Creek DI team is asked to find two adult or high school age volunteers to help with our Cherry Creek Tournament.

Calling Experienced Team Managers
Do you remember your first year as a Team Manager? Would you like to pay it forward and be a mentor to support a new Cherry Creek DI Team Manager? Newbies have many questions and you can help them navigate through the season. Please contact us if you are interested.

Volunteer Coordinator
We are looking for someone(s) to help organize and coordinate the volunteers on tournament day. This could be an adult or high school student, and could be done in shifts. Please contact us for more information. cherrycreekdi@hotmail.com