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2005-2006 Grant Recipients

Bennett Middle School (Wicomico County)

Building on its CARES (Children at Risk Educationally and Socially) Office, Bennett Middle School is expanding its existing anti-bully and peer mediation programs. Plans include training “conflict coaches” to facilitate classroom meetings and offer more classroom teaching, continue the SMART program with artwork and plays, and provide teacher training for improved handling of conflicts in their classrooms.

Cross Country Elementary School (Baltimore City)

Expanding on the efforts begun in 2004-2005, Cross Country is implementing a peer mediation program tied in with a school-wide initiative to create an overall positive environment with improved student social skills and peaceful conflict resolution techniques.

Digital Harbor High School (Baltimore City)

Expanding on the HIPP (Help Increase the Peace Program) begun two years ago, Digital Harbor is continuing its work with 15-20 student mentors, who are receiving training in conflict resolution skills. The mentors will in turn conduct monthly trainings in classrooms, aimed at addressing problematic issues related to social boundaries in its diverse population.

Gateway School (Carroll County)

An alternative high school for students who have been unsuccessful in comprehensive high schools, Gateway School is incorporating aspects of conflict resolution training into student advisory classes.

Howard High School (Howard County)

The Project L.E.O. (Leading Each Other) at Howard High School is designed to enhance the developmental assets and leadership skills of students in order to reduce student conflict, improve student involvement in extra-curricular activities and develop a more positive school climate. In conjunction with a peer mediation group already in place, Project L.E.O. focuses on providing leadership training to a core group of 30 student leaders.

Gwynn Park High School (Prince George’s County)

Building on its current peer mediation program, Gwynn Park High School is focusing on raising the status and acceptability of peer mediations, especially among male students and teachers. Also plans exist for expanding the program into a school-wide conflict management initiative, which includes faculty training and conflict management lessons in the content areas.

Lansdowne Middle School (Baltimore County)

The Peers Encouraging Effective Peace Strategies (P.E.E.P.S.) is a collaborative effort between the Mediation & Conflict Resolution Center of Baltimore County (MDRC) and Lansdowne Middle School. The project involves the presentation of 56 1 ½ hour conflict resolution workshops, 52 of these for the students, 2 for school staff, and 2 for families.

Malcolm Elementary School (Charles County)

Malcolm Elementary School is expanding its existing Peer Mediation program by adding a teacher-training component. They plan to provide teacher training and parent in-service programs, and are incorporating conflict resolution classroom lessons at each grade level.

Newport Mill Middle School (Montgomery County)

Newport Mill Middle School is building on its Peer Leadership Program, training students in how to effectively respond to racial slurs, name-calling and put downs. The project includes staff training on the issues of prejudice and harassment, and parent training through an outside organization called the Parent Encouragement Program. The parent training plan, which provides babysitting and translator services, offers instruction in non-violent conflict management skills when dealing with their children.

Pimlico Elementary School (Baltimore City)

Pimlico Elementary School is introducing a comprehensive conflict resolution program with on-going training to students, teachers and staff and parents. In addition, they plan to establish a peer mediation program. The school will be partnering with Success for All Foundation, Inc., implementing their Success 360-Getting Along Together program.

Stevensville Middle School (Queen Anne’s County)

Stevensville Middle School is implementing a school-wide conflict resolution program that includes a peer mediation program together with curriculum in all grade levels.

Thomas S. Stone Elementary School (Prince Georges County)

In collaboration with four community-based organizations, Project RESPECT (Responsibility Education for Students, Parents, and Educators Communicating Together) is expanding upon Thomas S. Stone Elementary School’s efforts to implement a school-wide conflict resolution program.

Thomson Estate Elementary School (Cecil County)

Thomson Estate Elementary began a peer mediation program in 2004-2005 with 30 trained mediators. The grant supports the expansion of this program, with teacher and parent training and monthly instruction for the peer mediators. In addition, conflict resolution lessons will be presented to the entire school population.

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