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Eisenhower Middle School - Where Everybody Belongs Best In Class - First Place Winner

In the spring of 2016, Lisa Sahadeo of Eisenhower Middle School was awarded a Success Award (now called Schoolwide Impact Award) for “Where Everybody Belongs” also known as WEB.   In the spring of 2021 Rebecca Moore received a Student Clubs & Activities Award to continue the program.

The goal of WEB is to provide peer mentorship to incoming 6th graders, creating a welcoming environment during a major transition in learning environments.  It also develops leadership skills for 8th graders who are trained to support their younger peers and are given the opportunity to create meaningful connections and experiences.

Rebecca Moore wrote, “Internally, WEB collaborates with the entire staff as it relies on staff participation such as (1) identifying students who will benefit from targeted WEB Leader coachings, (2) finding time in their schedules to permit WEB Leader "Push Ins" for class activities, and (3) joining in the school-wide WEB based assemblies. Our school staff strongly supports the WEB program and we believe that is because the staff directly sees the positive impact it has on our students.  The transition to middle school can be a major event in the life of a young person, and yet very few effective strategies for support exist in most middle schools. With WEB, students help students succeed by using older students as peer mentors for the 6th graders. WEB Leaders are members of the 8th grade class who go through extensive training to become positive role models, motivators and teachers.”