W.E.B. "Where Everyone Belongs" National school leadership program

A middle school orientation and transition program that welcomes our 6th 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 our 6th graders to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to middle school and help facilitate 6th grade success.

WEB is a year long transition program with four components that contribute to its 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 to continue that one-on-one bond

W.E.B. Program at Oak Valley

In addition to 6th grade mentoring the W.E.B. Leaders plan, organize and execute the following school activities:

  • After school activities like the Fall Harvest Dance

  • Thanksgiving basket food drive

  • "Student of the Month" lunches

  • School store & spirit wear

  • Monthly school spirit days

  • 8th grade Carnival

  • Staff & student recognition

  • Community outreach

  • Veterans Day assembly

  • Fundraisers

*Annual acceptance into the WEB Leadership program is by application only.

Kelly Haas

2021 W.E.B. Leader Training

August 30 & 31 8 am - 1 pm

=> Bring Lunch & Water

W.E.B. Orientation for 6th grade (Leaders Facilitate this event):

September 2  7 am - 1 pm  (6th Graders attend from 8 am - 12 pm )

=>Bring water -- Lunch will be provided for leaders only

September 2 1 pm - 3 pm Orientation for 7/8th grade students that have not previously attended OVMS

** W.E.B. Leaders are REQUIRED to attend ALL orientationS**