GESS, along with many SD#23 schools, offers the WEB program which is a program created by a company called Boomerang to help us welcome our new 'Coyotes' into our building and start them off on their journey to success! This program starts during their orientation and runs throughout the whole year with connection and check in events.
"WEB, which stands for “Where Everybody Belongs” 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 [gr.9 & 10 classes] 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 and help facilitate 7th grade success. More and more studies show that if students have a positive experience their first year in middle school, their chances for success increase dramatically. WEB provides the structure for 7th graders to receive support and guidance from [older students] who have been through the challenges that middle school poses and understand that the transition to a larger school can sometimes be overwhelming." Boomerangproject.com