Students soon will be working on their Quality Night presentation. During Quality Night prep time, students will make any revisions, if necessary, prepare their presentation, and create a display. Students should come prepared with note cards, a trifold or poster board, and art supplies. In between Quality Night prep day and their scheduled Quality Night, students should practice their presentation at home. Families can help ensure readiness for this important event by listening to the presentation. Asking your child questions about how the work relates to the real-world and making connections to the four school outcomes as well as providing feedback about their presentation skills will help your child polish their presentation.
Guests are asked to review short student presentations of their work and are given the opportunity to provide feedback to students. Quality Nights give students the opportunity to share an example of their best work with the public. We believe that this is not only an experience for adults to learn about what we do at Innovation Academy, but an opportunity for students to learn very important public speaking and presentation skills.
Presenting at Quality Night is a promotion requirement. Fifth and seventh graders will present twice throughout the school year. Sixth and eighth graders will present in December and turn their focus
to preparing for their gateway jury presentation in the spring. Family participation at Quality Night is essential in providing students individualized feedback about their work. Please do not hesitate to invite other guests (grandparents, aunts/uncles, neighbors, etc.) that are interested in supporting your child and seeing some examples of the project-based work IACS students do.
Mark your calendars:
5th/6th grade Quality Night prep will occur during the school day on 12/5 and 12/7 during the school day. Quality Night for fifth and sixth graders is Thursday, 12/14 6-7:15 pm.
7th/8th grade Quality night prep during the school day on 12/12 and 12/14 during the school day. Quality Night for seventh and eighth graders is Tuesday, 12/19 6-7:15 pm. We are encouraging students and families to stay for the HS Exhibition Night after the conclusion of Quality Night. This would be a terrific way to learn about the HS program as you view student work.
Please remind your child to dress professionally. A suit or fancy dress is not necessary, but a nice shirt, slacks, and/or skirt would all be good choices.