What is WEB?
WEB, which stands for “Where Everybody Belongs” is our middle school orientation and transition program that welcomes the 6th graders from CIS and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their middle school experience. The WEB Program is built on the belief that students can help students succeed.
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 6th graders to receive support and guidance from 8th graders (trained WEB Leaders) 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 our school by providing it with a group 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.
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 incidence of bullying. Through this program, students learn that people at school care about them and their success. The WEB Program will increase student achievement, enhance character development efforts and create an anti-bullying environment at our school.
Yearlong Transition Program
Four components that contribute to success:
Middle School Orientation - WEB Leaders and 6th graders start building the mentor relationship and receive information about how to be successful in middle school
Academic Follow Ups - WEB Leaders support 6th grade academic success and character development through classroom visits
Social Follow Ups - WEB Leaders and 6th graders connect outside the classroom at social events to increase student engagement and promote positive school climate
Leader Initiated Contacts - WEB Leaders connect with their 6th graders on a more individual basis