WEB Program

WEB- Middle School Transition Program

WEB, which stands for “Where Everybody Belongs” is a middle school orientation and transition program that welcomes 6th graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year at Faribault Middle School. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, the program trains mentors from FMS' 8th grade class to be WEB Leaders. As positive role models, WEB leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the 6th graders to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to middle school and help facilitate 6th grade success.

The WEB program is made up of 4 main components:

  • Middle School Orientation- WEB leaders and 6th graders start building the mentor relationship and receive information about how to be successful in middle school
  • Academic Follow Ups-  WEB leaders support 6th grade academic success and character development through classroom visits to homebase
  • Social Follow Ups-  WEB Leaders and 6th graders connect outside the classroom at social events to increase student engagement and promote positive school climate
  • Leader Initiated Contacts- WEB Leaders connect with their 6th graders on a more individual basis

All 6th graders are automatically placed into the WEB program and assigned two 8th Grade WEB leaders to help them throughout the year.  7th graders are recruited to become WEB leaders for the following year in the Spring.  

If you have any questions about the WEB program, please contact our advisors Ms. Cowan, Mrs. Hagedorn, Mrs. McColl or Mr. Hawkins.