At the school “Where Everybody Belongs,” sixth graders are getting acquainted with their new school at orientation, and finding out it is a “home away from home.”
At Moore Middle School, teacher John Martin is leading the “Where Everyone Belongs” or WEB activities, and getting new students acclimated.
“We wanted to bring this to Moore so we’d be able to meet them and help our kids become more comfortable,” said Maisie McCue, Moore’s principal.
Sixth graders were paired with WEB leaders, who are seventh and eighth graders who have volunteered to help younger students successfully progress through their first year of middle school.
“The biggest reason we do this on the middle school level is it helps make the transition from elementary school” easier, Martin said. “We’re trying to give them a sense of belonging here.”
Moore selects WEB leaders from all social groups at Moore, introverts and athletes, building a commonality among the students.