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By Dallas Smith

WEB program trains teachers and students


Dallas Smith

SPINNING THE ‘WEB’: Tamara Johnson, who runs the Where Everyone Belongs program with Sherelle Wanderscheid, stands on the bleachers while fifth graders and WEB leaders spread out in preparation for more fun and games.

Thanks to Project Boomerang, a peer mentoring, student transition program, the Goldendale Middle School (GMS) has had its second fifth-grade orientation.

Students and teachers alike may be more familiar with the transitional program Link Crew at the high school, but the Where You Belong (WEB) program is still fairly new. The program trains the teachers in charge of WEB at their school, and they in turn train the eighth grade volunteers to be WEB leaders. During the fifth grade orientations, parents were welcomed to a meeting where they learned what to expect from the upcoming year.

Since the eighth grade, WEB leaders have experience in the school and are the fifth graders’ peers, they h...

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