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Where Everybody Belongs

Where Everybody Belongs

WEB, which stands for “Where Everybody Belongs”, is a middle school orientation and transition program that welcomes incoming 7th graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their middle school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, the program trains mentors from our 8th grade class to be WEB Leaders. As positive role models, WEB leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide 7th graders to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to middle school and help facilitate 7th grade success.
More and more studies show that if students have a positive experience their first year in middle school, their chances for success increase dramatically. WEB provides the structure for 7th graders to receive support and guidance from 8th graders who have been through the challenges that middle school poses and understand that the transition to a larger school can sometimes be overwhelming.
WEB also acts as an anti-bullying program for your school by providing it with a cadre of student leaders who look for bullying behavior and help stop it. WEB gives older students permission to be aware of and report any negative behavior they see, creating a safer school for everybody.
WEB is a yearlong transition program with four components that contribute to its success:
  • Middle School Orientation - WEB Leaders and 7th graders start building the mentor relationship and receive information about how to be successful in middle school.
  • Academic Follow-Ups - WEB Leaders support 7th grade academic success and character development.
  • Social Follow Ups - WEB Leaders and 7th graders connect outside the classroom to increase student engagement and promote positive school climate.
  • Leader Initiated Contacts - WEB Leaders connect with their 7th graders on a more individual basis.
Middle School Transition Program Increases Student Achievement
The goal of WEB is to provide schools with a structure in which students make real connections with each other, thus increasing school safety and reducing the incidence of bullying. Through this program, students learn that people at school care about them and their success. WEB is the middle school transition program that will increase student achievement, enhance character development efforts and create an anti-bullying environment at your school.
Linked above is the application to become a WEB Leader. WEB stands for Where Everyone Belongs. A WEB Leader is someone who acts as a role model for other students, becoming a mentor for incoming 7th graders, and helping the school and community with projects.  

This is not an elective course, it is more like an extra club in order to get involved and to try out a leadership position without having to give up your passions. We want unique people from all parts of our school, so that every seventh grader can see themselves in one our 8th graders. It is a wonderful opportunity and can help build experiences to help get into certain classes and clubs in High School. Fill out the application using the link by the end of the day on May 25th, though I would do it now so you don’t forget! Those who are accepted will be added to a WEB Google Classroom the next day in order for the team to start to get to know one another better. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail, or if you would rather you can contact Ms. Rubino, or Mr. Alvarez for details about WEB.