The menu was string cheese, apple and Jell-O. The dress was casual. But the manners were formal.
Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Western Hills Elementary School have the opportunity to take an etiquette class this winter. They meet each Tuesday, and learn both how to behave and the principals of respect behind the sometimes obscure rules of behavior.
“Etiquette is not just sitting at a table, knowing where to put your hands and your napkin,” volunteer instructor Angela Tyree said. “It’s the behavior with other persons — how to engage in society.”
Tyree was trained at The American School of Protocol in Georgia and has taught numerous private-sector etiquette classes. She served in the U.S. Army and retired from the civil service.