Every year seventh graders at Cope Middle School take part in Social Development, an interdisciplinary unit that is designed to introduce the basics of social behavior and increase the students’ awareness of the importance of proper etiquette in today’s society.
This unit also provides an important link for students between “book learning” and “real-life situations.”
During the week, students are taught mini-lessons on differing types of etiquette and on Friday the students display their manners at a luncheon provided by seventh grade parents and members of the community. PE classes cover a dance unit in which the students learn various types of dance to display on Friday, also.
It is powerful when the parents, community, and school personnel work together to make such lasting memories.
[Story and photos submitted by Elizabeth Vance, CMS 7th grade Life Science teacher]