Before school started this week two organizations stepped in to make the transition from one school to the next easier and more fun – the El Segundo Education Foundation (Ed!) and the El Segundo Kiwanis Club.
WEB – Welcoming Incoming 6th Graders to El Segundo Middle School
Making the jump from Center Street School or Richmond Street School can be overwhelming – kids go from having one teacher per grade to multiple. Whats more, both elementary schools come together at El Segundo Middle School and dynamics established in the prior six years are intertwined.
To help ease the transition, Ed! & the El Segundo Kiwanis Club sponsor a program called WEB – Where Everyone Belongs. WEB is a program designed to help transition & welcome 6th graders from CSS and RSS to El Segundo Middle School. 8th graders from El Segundo Middle School interview for a position on the WEB team to help welcome the incoming 6th graders. Once established, the WEB team trains for several days leading up to the big event where the transition to El Segundo Middle School goes from overwhelming to fun & exciting.
Ed! and the El Segundo Kiwanis Club both chip in financially to fund the WEB program at the middle school – without their funding and the hard work of the El Segundo Middle School Staff and WEB team this program would not exist.
Link Crew – Welcoming Incoming Freshman to ESHS
Do you remember your first day at high school? It’s nerve wrecking! To help ease the transition from middle school to high school, incoming freshman spend a day at ESHS with LINK Crew – a team of Juniors and Seniors from ESHS led by faculty & staff designed to welcome incoming freshman.
Ed! and the El Segundo Kiwanis Club team-up to fund the Link Crew and event welcoming incoming freshman. Juniors & Seniors at ESHS interview for spots as LINK Crew leaders and go through a few days of leadership training. ESHS faculty & staff train with the LINK Crew team ahead of the event to make the day special for new students.