WEB - Where Everybody Belongs

  • Middle School can be a very challenging time of life, as we are sure most of us remember. Because the move to middle school can be challenging and even a little frightening, 7th graders often experience lowered academic achievement and difficult social adjustments. More and more studies show that if students have a positive experience their first year in middle school, their chances for success increase dramatically. To help students be successful in this transition, Worthington McCord Middle School has implemented the national, evidenced based program “Where Everyone Belongs”, or WEB.

    What is WEB, you ask?
    WEB is a middle school orientation and transition program that welcomes 7th 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 the 7th graders to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to middle school. 7th graders 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.

    WEB ORIENTATION - Thursday August 8, 2019 8:30 am to 11:30 am
    Welcome to McCord! At McCord, we believe our campus is a place Where Everybody Belongs (WEB). The 7th Grade WEB Orientation is dedicated to helping incoming 7th graders make the transition from elementary to middle school! The McCord 7th Grade Orientation is a fun filled time just for 7th grade students. By participating, incoming 7th graders will be able to meet other 7th grade students; become familiar with the McCord building and middle school expectations in a fun and engaging way. During the WEB Orientation 7th graders will also have the opportunity to meet 8th Grade WEB leaders who will continue to support them throughout the school year. We are looking forward to meeting you!

    For 8th graders only

    WEB Leader training days for 2019-20:
    Monday, August 5, and Tuesday, August 6 8:00-11:30

    WEB Leaders will assist 7th grade students on their Orientation Day August 8, 2019