Webster High School kicked off their brand-new Webster Beyond program with Welcome Our Warriors week. The week before school started, 9th graders arrived at Webster at 8:45 a.m. to take part in the two-day orientation. They were each assigned a house (or group) for the year. Within these houses, they will participate in intramurals, goal setting, mentoring, and team building activities.
“I think the games and us just interacting with each other helped our relationships,” said Kyiah Street, one of the students in the program. “We had a lot of fun, and we all came together.
During the seven-hour sessions each day, students had the opportunity to get their IDs, Chromebooks, and class schedules. They also took part in a ropes course. All in preparation for the exciting years to come as the class of 2023 and founding members of Webster Beyond.
“I feel like this year is going to be amazing,” said Kyiah.
The redesign will give students the opportunity to take their learning outside of the classroom. They will be going on Friday Expeditions each month to places like the Community Food Bank and Goodwill for service learning, as well as places that highlight Oklahoma history. In the upper grade levels, they will be able to take part in internships, paid opportunities, and course credit.
“I feel like it could really help us academically and socially,” Kyiah said. “I feel like we’re all going to grow together as a team in this. I love it.”
The Warrior Way will teach core subjects – English, math, science, and social studies – through projects, student-led learning, and mentoring. It also allows room for students’ voices to be heard, to find out what they really need and want out of high school. Through the program, students will gain real-life skills, have more choices, and build closer relationships with their classmates.
To find out more about the Webster Beyond program, please click here.