San Jose, August 24, 2022: Moreland School District is proud to announce that 47 Moreland Middle School (MMS) 7th and 8th grade students were trained to be WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) leaders, as part of MMS’ School Ambassador program. Newly trained WEB Leaders coordinated and guided the orientation for all incoming 6th grade and new students that took place on Friday, August 12, 2022.
Led by MMS teachers and WEB Coordinators Kristi Kirwan, Colleen Saldivar, Katherine Song, and Amy Vu, these newly trained WEB Leaders created a fun and exciting 6th grade/new student orientation that connected new students to a positive 7th/8th grader on campus and helped them learn the expectations of their school. Following the WEB program, student leaders will continue to reach out to their 6th grade/new student group throughout the year with academic and social follow-ups, leader initiated contact, as well as receive ongoing leadership development themselves.
“These students have been incredibly committed to the success of this program through the 2 day summer training they attended, and the widely successful orientation they put on ,” said Moreland Middle School Principal Michael Dougherty. “With the support of our trained WEB Coordinators, these students, who are already influential social leaders on campus, are building important relationships that directly affect school culture and increase student achievement. We can’t wait to watch this program develop.”
The WEB Leadership Program is part of The Boomerang Project, the organization that houses the internationally recognized high school and middle school transition programs, Link Crew and WEB. Built on the premise that students can help students succeed, The Boomerang Project trains educators to facilitate peer mentorship at their schools using leadership and group development methodologies. With these programs, educators are able to bring out the very best in their students as well as receive an excellent professional development experience.