WEB Day 2019
W.E.B. (Where Everybody Belongs) Day is a collaborative effort of the school and the APT, designed to welcome incoming 5th graders into the DPM community. The event includes a morning of fun games, a DPM building tour, and other exercises designed to increase the comfort levels of our newest DPM Braves.
Friday, August 16, 2019
DPM Gym & Cafeteria
DPM Gym & Cafeteria
Attention 7th Grade Students and Parents…
WEB is coming!
DPM is currently seeking 7th grade students who would like to improve their school community by serving as W.E.B. Leaders for the 2019-2020 school year.
What is WEB?
WEB, which stands for “Where Everybody Belongs,” is an orientation and transition program that welcomes 5th graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their middle school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, the program trains mentors from the 8th grade class to act as WEB Leaders. As positive role models, WEB Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the 5th graders to help them discover what it takes to be successful during their middle school career.
What are the responsibilities of the WEB Leaders?
WEB Leaders are trained to work with the incoming 5th grade class during the morning of Wednesday, August 21st and Thursday, August 22nd. The leaders run 5th grade orientation before school starts on Friday, August 23rd. At orientation, each group of WEB Leaders mentors a group of incoming 5th graders, and is also asked to befriend and help that group during the first week of school. Additionally, throughout the year, the WEB Leaders will meet with their groups 2-3 times to listen and provide advice.
Who can apply?
We are looking for a wide variety of 7th grade students to serve as leaders. If you feel that you have good communication skills, are willing to take risks and put yourself out there, and are motivated by a strong desire to help others, this program is for you.
How can I learn more about the program?
There will be an informational meeting in the lecture hall next Wednesday, April 10th, during 7th grade homeroom. The WEB program coordinators will be there to provide additional information, answer any student questions, and hand out applications to all interested students.
Where can I get an application and when are they due?
Applications will be available at the informational meeting on April 10th. We will also leave paper copies in the DPM-West office starting that day. Completed application are due to the DPM-West office no later than 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 17th.
WEB Day 2018
Thanks to the APT WEB day committee for pulling off a flawless event. The new 5th graders had a great time. They got to meet new friends, find out their homeroom, play some games, have some pizza and get their first Class of 2022 DPM t-shirt!
A special shout out to the 8th grade WEB leaders who help make the day so much fun!