If you would like to learn more about our student government, please watch our video.
Where Everybody Belongs (WEB)
WEB, Where Everybody Belongs, is a middle school transition program. WEB Leaders welcome sixth graders to Heath Middle School to help students feel comfortable and successful throughout their first year of their middle school experience. This leadership position is open for current 7th graders who will be 8th graders next year!
We are looking for kind, empathetic students who are willing to step outside of their comfort zone to be positive, enthusiastic leaders to our incoming 6th graders.
As 8th grade WEB Leaders, members are trained to act as positive role models, mentors and teachers who guide sixth graders to discover what it takes to be successful in middle school. Please complete this application to be considered for a leadership role in WEB for the 2021-22 school year!
No Place for Hate
We know kindness when we see it: someone performs a generous deed, listens with a sympathetic ear, offers a heartfelt compliment to a friend, family member or even a stranger. We see kindness promoted visibly through public awareness campaigns like Random Acts of Kindness.
Spreading kindness empowers students to engage in social action and activism. At Heath, we are empowering students to not only feel safe in classrooms, but brave classrooms. By having safe, brave classrooms, students feel included, respected to be themselves, and be empathetic. No Place for Hate is a self-directed program that allows students and their community to have a role in combating bias and bullying as a means to stop the escalation of hate.
Here's a list of possible guidelines for brave spaces/classrooms:
- Be open to different and multiple viewpoints and perspectives, especially those that differ from yours.
- If people share experiences and feelings that are different or unfamiliar to you, show respect by taking them seriously and understand the impact of your response.
- Explore, recognize and acknowledge your privilege.
- Even if you are uncomfortable or unsure, contribute and take risks.
- Make space by sharing speaking time; try to speak after others who have not spoken.
- Listen actively, even and especially when people say things that are difficult to hear.
- Find ways to challenge others with respect and care and be open to challenging your own points of view.
- Work hard not to be defensive if people challenge what you say or the impact of your words.
- Commit to confidentiality and not disclosing what people say; at the same time, take responsibility for sharing important messages and themes outside the group or class. One way to think about this is: "stories stay, lessons leave."
More information coming this fall.