Urban-Suburban’s One Webster Students Celebrate Middle School Milestone

In fall 2016, approximately 30 second through fourth graders joined the Webster Central School District as part of the Urban-Suburban Interdistrict Transfer program. Two of those then fourth graders were Kamora Bates-Ryland and Brycen Robinson, who are now celebrating an important academic milestone. Both have entered middle school this fall (along with four other sixth grade classmates) and couldn’t be more excited by all that they’ve gained through the Urban-Suburban partnership with their One Webster district.

“This is my third year in the program and, at first, I was a little nervous,” recalled Kamora. “But everyone in Webster is so nice and welcoming; the district just opened me up to new experiences.”

Brycen began in Webster as a fourth grader at State Road Elementary School. Now that he’s entered Spry Middle School, he has a bit of advice for other Rochester City School District families who may be thinking about applying to this worthwhile program.

“They should definitely do it,” Brycen urged. “It’s helping me grow, be a better student, and people there are helpful all of the time.”

Brycen’s mom, Monique Robinson, couldn’t agree more.

“The community support is there in Webster for the Urban-Suburban program,” Mrs. Robinson said. “Brycen’s elementary teachers really got to know him as a person and a student. He has made so many connections with other students and is ready for middle school!”

For more information on the Urban-Suburban program, including its 14 participating suburban school districts, please visit https://www.monroe.edu/urbansuburban.