Eighth graders at King Philip Middle School took part in the WEB program for the second year in a row, and Sedgwick and Bristow middle schools have also incorporated it into their transition plan.
On Monday, Aug. 29, 50 eighth grade students welcomed over 300 sixth grade students to King Philip Middle School in West Hartford.
These eighth grade students are part of a leadership program called WEB (Where Everybody Belongs). WEB is a transition program that welcomes sixth graders and makes them feel comfortable through the first year of their middle school experience.
Over the summer, the eighth grade WEB leaders met with King Philip‘s WEB facilitators Troy Jones, Marnie Paulus, and Marisa Tamayo – spending two full days with them in training for a high energy and exciting orientation program at the school. While teachers attended convocation, these students were leading sixth grade students through various activities to get to know them and to help them feel comfortable with their new surroundings.
Throughout the year, the WEB leaders will continue to meet with the sixth grade students to help them discover what it takes to be successful in middle school.
Still a relatively new program (this is its second year), King Philip Middle School’s WEB program has already grown from 27 WEB leaders last year to 50 this year, and has made an impact on the sixth graders’ transition to middle school.
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