St. Michael-Albertville 5th Graders Head to WEB Day

It's 5th grade orientation day at both middle schools.

Don't let the school bus in the neighborhood alarm you this morning. It's not the first day of school but it is  for St. Michael-Albertville 5th graders.

WEB [Where Everyone Belongs] is a day devoted to having the 5th grade students come in and get acclimated to middle school life. Over 100 St. Michael-Albertville 8th graders spent Monday and Tuesday training and preparing to help guide their newest friends around the middle schools today.

Forty-eight Middle 8th graders and 56 8th graders played games, practiced tours and reached out to the new students this week.

Today, 5th graders will board their school bus and head to school where their WEB leaders will lead them through a day of both learning and fun.

"Not only do the 5th graders get to learn where everything is before Open House night but they also now have people they'll know, 8th graders who will say hi in the hallway," Middle School East social worker Jessica Buskey said Tuesday.

For last year's article on WEB, follow this


Jessica August 22, 2012 at 12:17 PM
What a neat idea! I'm so glad our middle schools do this!
Bex August 22, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Dropped my 5th grader off this morning! So excited for him yet at the same time I was a little sad that he was walking into school without me by his side. Letting go is hard! Can't wait to hear all about his day! Good luck 5th graders!!!
Megan Diaz August 22, 2012 at 06:55 PM
My daughter just got home from this a little bit ago. She said she had a great time and met a bunch of new friends! I can't believe she's in middle school! The bus picked her up this morning and went great!
ray of sunshine August 22, 2012 at 08:23 PM
The Web leaders (and the staff behind it) do a fabulous job of making everyone feel welcome!
Anonymous August 22, 2012 at 08:41 PM
My 5th grader was there today and had a great time! I am so glad this program exists-Kudos to those who brought this to the middle schools. A special thanks to the 8th graders!!! I hope they realize the impact they have on the lower grades and continue the great work!


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