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What is WEB?
WEB, or Where Everybody Belongs, is a leadership opportunity and transition program, supporting the transition from 6th to 7th grade for ALL students. WEB’s aim is to makes incoming 7th graders feel comfortable throughout the first year of their middle school experience by pairing them with 8th grade student mentors and providing year-long academic and social check-ins.
More and more studies show that if students have a positive experience in the 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.
This nationally recognized middle school transition program trains 8th graders to act as positive role models, mentors, and teachers who guide new 7th graders to discover what it takes to be successful in middle school. Schools have reported that the WEB middle school transition program has enhanced anti-bullying efforts, reduced discipline issues, and increased school safety, creating a connected and safe school climate and culture.
WEB is a yearlong transition program with three 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 through classroom visits
Social Follow Ups - WEB Leaders and 7th graders connect outside the classroom at social events to increase student engagement and promote a positive school climate
WEB also acts as an anti-bullying program 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.
We look forward to supporting a positive transition for all new OCMS students and to our Wave Camp New Student Orientation in August 2020!