Summer has ended, and school is back in session for the students at Arthurs Middle School.
The academic year has begun with new and returning students filling the halls. We welcome the class of 2024 to BAMS for their sixth-grade year.
I had the honor of being chosen to be a web leader for the incoming sixth-grade class and any new students. Web leaders are eighth graders who have been selected to be mentors for any new students attending BAMS.
The web leaders spent the first day of school welcoming new students and showing them the student guidelines and how to adapt to middle school as a whole. Web leading is a great responsibility for those who are nominated by staff and administration to become a key part of a sixth grader’s (or new students) experience at Arthur’s.
Having been a sixth grader, and a new student to the Trenton school district who was impacted by my experience with a web leader, I understand the importance of being a good role model, and directing the new students as they start their first year in middle school or a new school in general. I appreciate having been given the opportunity to fulfill such an important role for the incoming students of BAMS.
Web leaders are responsible for helping new students learn the difference between elementary and middle school. Middle school students are granted more freedom, and expectations are higher, so it is a web leader’s job to show sixth graders how to use this freedom appropriately.
As I embark on my final year at BAMS I am looking forward to sharing the events and news with the greater community.
Student correspondent Nick Burke is an eighth grader at Arthurs Middle School.