WEB: Where Everybody Belongs

 WEB: Where Everybody Belongs

 John Sedgwick Middle School’s WEB Leaders have been mentoring our incoming classes of students since 2016. In the WEB Leader recruitment process, 7th grade teachers recommend students for this honor, based on demonstrated kindness and reliability.

To serve as a WEB Leader requires a commitment to each and every aspect of WEB:

  • Afternoon "spring training" - 2 hours, during school (Late May)
  • 6th grade spring orientation events during school (May-June)
  • August WEB Leader training - 2 days (mid to late August)
  • 6th Grade August Orientation and WEB Days - 2 days (late August)
    CLICK HERE to for an informational WEB Day flier!
  • First Day of School: wear your WEB Leader shirt, help new 6th graders with directions and questions
  • Attend all WEB Leader meetings and trainings during school year
  • Participate in all WEB events, during or after school
  • Reach out strategically to 6th graders in your WEB small groups, throughout school year

Generals' WEB Leaders are 8th grade students who are good role models for younger students. WEB Leaders’ communication skills, leadership potential, responsibility and personality have helped them succeed in the middle school environment, and the lessons they have learned are shared to help others succeed. WEB Leaders have a tremendous influence on our new students and they learn many valuable leadership skills in the process. Plus, it's lots of fun!!

What does a WEB Leader do? WEB Leaders are trained to work with incoming 6th graders and other new students who are entering our school throughout the year. After some training, WEB Leaders greet our future students when they are 5th graders, serving as tour guides for their first visit to our school in June. WEB Leaders help with 6th grade orientation before school starts in the fall. Each WEB Leader team is assigned small groups of 6th graders and is asked to befriend and to help that group during the first week of school with any challenges they may face. Throughout the school year, WEB Leaders meet again with their student groups to touch base, discuss problems, and plan social activities. We know the more contact a 6th grader has with his or her WEB Leader, the more successful the 6th grader will be.

Why WEB? Link to video and information about WEB, the middle school aspect of the Boomerang Project:  http://www.boomerangproject.com/middle-school-transition

WEB Coordinator: Annie Kontos, School Counselor

WEB Advisors: Lynn Olson and Theresa Johnson, Teachers

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