Students learn many different lessons throughout their academic careers. One lesson that the Galion Middle School sixth grade team is focused on is proper etiquette, and the sixth grade students enjoyed an “Etiquette Feast” as their culminating activity Nov. 24.
The sixth grade students have been studying 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,” sixth grade teacher Cindy Rode said. “We thought it would be fun to put these rules into practice and we needed a venue to practice.”
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,” Middle School Principal Jennifer Allerding said. “Today was a huge success thanks to our parent volunteers who gave their time to come and serve the meal to the students. Thank you to each of you for your time.”
Several businesses donated to the feast. The Brown Derby Roadhouse donated mashed potatoes and gravy, McDonald’s of Galion donated drinks and Bob Evans in Ashland donated brownies and cookies.
“This is a time of celebration and appreciation for the hard work our students have displayed this year,” Rode said. “Our principals (Mrs. Allerding and Mr. Kinnard) and superintendent (Mr. Grubbs) have been very supportive and have gone the extra mile to help us make this happen.”