GALION — Students learn many lessons inside and outside the classroom throughout their academic careers in the Galion City School District. One lesson the Galion Middle School sixth grade team focused on is proper etiquette, and sixth-grade students enjoyed an “Etiquette Feast” as their culminating activity on Nov. 22.
The students studied The 55 Essential Rules by Ron Clark during Tiger Time. One of the rules covered in the book is the “ABC’s of Etiquette.”
“The ABC’s covered how to eat in a restaurant and set the table, pass the food, manners in a public place and more,” said sixth-grade teacher Rachel Grosh. “Last year’s event was such a great success that we thought it would be fun to continue it this year to help our students learn to put the rules into practice in a more formal setting.”
The sixth-grade teachers sent letters home seeking volunteers, and the parents responded. The volunteers were essential in helping to prepare and serve the meals to the students.
“Our teachers did an amazing job organizing this special event for their students again this year,” said Middle School Principal Joe Morabito. “Today was a huge success thanks to our parents who volunteered their time to serve the meal to students, as well as those parents who donated many of the essential items needed for the event. Thank you to each of you for your time and your donations.”
The business community was involved again in this year’s event. The Brown Derby Roadhouse donated mashed potatoes and gravy.
“This is a time of celebration and appreciation for the hard work our students have displayed this year,” said Grosh. “Our Principals (Mr. Morabito and Mr. Kinnard) and Superintendent (Mr. Grubbs) have been very supportive and have gone the extra mile to help us make this happen.”