Washington Middle School
Washington Middle School currently participates in the PeaceBuilders program that helps staff identify and address risk factors that can lead to violence, bullying, and drug use. The school is teaching their students conflict resolution skills, problem solving skills, and communication skills so that students can focus more time and energy on education rather than engaging in conflict.
Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School
A second year grant recipient, Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School continues to build onto its school-wide conflict resolution program Key Peace. Component of this program include peer mediation, awards for staff Peacekeeper of the Month, and staff development trainings on curriculum infusion.
Patterson High School
Patterson High School is working towards reducing the amount of violent altercations within its school. The school conducts its monthly advisory sessions and is working with the Community Conferencing Center to implement The Daily Rap in school. Patterson High School is also launching a new peer mediation program this year.
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is focusing on fostering a stronger sense of community and providing conflict resolution intervention. The high school is implementing the Daily Rap sessions and planning a bullying prevention panel.
Rognel Heights Elementary/Middle School
Rognel Heights is partnering with the Community Conferencing Center (CCC) to address conflicts that emerge. They are also introducing the Daily Rap to their staff as a tool for strengthening connections in the school.
Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle School
Thomas Jefferson Elementary and Middle School is integrating restorative practices into their school, through a partnership with the Community Conferencing Center that will include the Daily Rap program and facilitated community conferences.
William Paca Elementary School
William Paca Elementary School is implementing a Leaders 4 Life program designed to provide additional training and skill development to a group of targeted students. They are also launching a peer mediation program.
The Stadium School
A third year grant recipient, The Stadium School continues to implement school-wide Daily Rap circles, peer mediation, and conflict resolution curriculum. Conflict resolution curriculum is being integrated into social studies and art classes. The conflict resolution education includes some emphasis on bullying prevention, including student project work.
New Windsor Middle School
New Windsor Middle School is implementing a peer mediation program that will expand the role of their current School Ambassadors. The school is also conducting a school-wide advisory program which includes bullying prevention lessons and “mix it up” diversity tolerance activities.
Elkton Middle School
A second year grant recipient, Elkton Middle School is expanding its conflict resolution program, with a focus on peer mediation, anti-bullying and problem-solving skills for students. Peer mediators also gained new ideas at the the Maryland Peer Helpers Conference in Ocean City.
Frederick High School
Frederick High School is implementing a restorative practices framework as a means of managing student behavior. The framework aims to address conflict resolution, improve school climate, build stronger relationships, and improve student accountability.
Linganore High School
A second time grant recipient, Linganore High School is expanding the number of faculty members serving on the peer mediation team in an effort to increase school and community awareness of the program. The school is also focuing on students identified as at risk because of poor academic achievement through the use of leadership workshops and motivational presentations.
Urbana Middle School School
Only four years old, Urbana Middle School is utilizing several programs to address the conflict resolution needs of its school. The Safe School Ambassadors Program is being implemented, which includes training and supporting approximately 50 students in actions to prevent bullying and school violence.
Southern Middle School
A second year grant recipient, Southern Middle School continues to expand their bullying prevention program. They currently use reading to teach students about bullying and conflict resolution; specifically, each grade level reads either a fiction or nonfiction book on the subject. The school is also focusing on the issues facing transfer students by implementing a buddy system to help them adjust to their new school environment.
Mario Loiederman Middle School
Mario Loiederman Middle School is a Magnet School for the Creative and Performing Arts. This year, the second year grant recipient school is focusing on improving staff training in restorative practices and conducting classroom circles. The school is also expanding their use of community conferencing with students and families to repair damaged relationships.
Eastern Middle School
A second year grant recipient, Eastern Middle School is strengthening their peer mediation, mentoring, and Positive Behavior Intervention Support initiatives. Some of the issues they focus on include bullying, gang involvement, and peer group dynamics.
Northwood High School
A second year grant recipient, Northwood High School is strengthening their peer mediation program.
Roberto Clemente Middle School
A third year grant recipient, Roberto Clemente Middle School is integrating conflict management skills into the curriculum and training staff in restorative practices, specifically in the Daily Rap, in order to improve class management.
Rocky Hill Middle School
Rocky Hill Middle School’s current program focuses on teaching students effective communication and conflict resolution skills. A second year grant recipient, the school is targeting cyber-bullying and internet safety as areas needing attention. The school program also focused on staff training and school discipline. Evening parent workshops dealing with conflict resolution and an intensive after-school training for at risk students, using peer mediation training materials expand on past program efforts.
Chesapeake Public Charter School
Chesapeake Public Charter School is expanding their peer mediation program launched in the prior year. In 2009-2010, they created a conflict resolution class that is built into the 6th and 7th graders regular class schedule, using role play as a tool to enhance the students’ mediation skills. The school aims to graduate 50% of its 8th grade class as “certified mediators”