Tracey’s Elementary School
A second year grant recipient, Tracey’s Elementary School is building onto its existing conflict resolution program with the introduction of the Daily Rap Program. They also plan to seek expanded support for their peer mediation program through expanded training and outreach.
Baltimore Rising Stars Academy at Laurence G Paquin
Partnering with the Community Conferencing Center, Baltimore Rising Stars Academy will be introducing the Daily Rap, a circle process, for creating better communication and stronger communities.
Edmondson-Westside High School
Edmondson-Westside High School plans to initiate a peer mediation program this year in order to provide an alternative method for enhancing communication and problem-solving in its community.
Hampstead Hill Academy
Hampstead Hill Academy is implementing the International Institute of Restorative Practices’ Safer Saner Schools Whole School Change program, designed to increase and improve the use of restorative practices in their school in an effort to build stronger relationships between students, staff and parents; improve student behavior; reduce violence and bullying; and create a sense of community.
Partnering with the Community Conferencing Center, Holabird Academy will be partnering with the Community Conferencing Center to introduce the Daily Rap, a circle process for creating better communication and stronger communities, and Community Conferencing, a facilitated meeting technique for resolving conflicts.
Inner Harbor East Academy
A second year grant recipient, the Inner Harbor East Academy plans to continue building stronger communication channels for student concerns through the use of Community Conferencing, in partnership with the Community Conferencing Center.
Lakeland Elementary/Middle School<
A second year grant recipient, partnering with the Community Conferencing Center, Lakeland Elementary/Middle School plans to continue building on its existing efforts. They will continue to provide community conferencing as an alternate means of resolving conflicts among students and parents in the community. They will also implement a peer helper/mediation group and bring a group of students to the annual Peer Helper’s Conference in Ocean City.
Northwestern High School
A third time grant recipient, Northwestern High School plans to continue in their partnership with the Community Conferencing Center in the use of conferencing as a non-violent way to resolve conflicts.
Pine Grove Middle School
A second year grant recipient, Pine Grove Middle School plans to continue building a comprehensive conflict resolution program. Specifically, they will support their peer mediation program and provide monthly lessons and staff development, parent information nights and school-wide assemblies on topics related to conflict resolution and bullying prevention.
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School
A second year grant recipient, Jenifer Elementary School will be expanding its use of conflict resolution curriculum. In order to prevent bullying, staff will be implementing the Steps to Respect bullying prevention program, with infusion into first and second grade curriculum through weekly lessons.
Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School
A second year grant recipient, Mitchell Elementary School is planning to once again celebrate PEACE Week in October with a number of school-wide and classroom activities to engage staff and students in conflict resolution education, which includes pro-tolerance and anti-bullying training.
In partnership with Midshore Community Mediation Services (MCMS), a “Peace Team” comprised of AmeriCorps members and MCMS staff will be on site for up to four days per week at each school, providing mediation services for students and staff. In addition, conflict management training is being provided to bus drivers countywide.
Choptank Elementary School
Hurlock Elementary School
Cambridge-South Dorchester High School
New Market Middle School
A second year grant recipient, New Market Middle School is planning to provide training for teachers and students in conflict resolution, including teacher in-service, grade level assemblies and co-curricular lessons.
Urbana Middle School
A third year grant recipient, Urbana Middle School will be expanding its Safe School Ambassadors Program which empowers a diverse group of student leaders with skills to intervene to prevent bullying and violence.
A third time grant recipient, Homewood Center is establishing the use of restorative practices within their community of alternative students, specifically incorporating proactive community building circles as well as restorative circles for resolving conflict situations, between student-student, staff-student and staff- staff.
Accident Elementary School
Accident Elementary School has identified two major areas of focus: curriculum and team-building. They are enhancing their use of Second Step, with new literature resources and a motivational speaker. To encourage team-building, they have created a book club focusing on a restorative practices book entitled Circle in the Square by Nancy Riestenberg. In collaboration with Northern Garrett High School, a motivational speaker partially funded by their grants is presenting to an audience of countywide educators.
Northern Garrett High School
Northern Garrett High School is bringing a prevention/intervention program called Helping and Understanding Students’ Know-how in Every Situation (HUSKIES) to their school. In addition, they are providing Project Wisdom announcements and student curriculum workbooks to their student body. In collaboration with Accident Elementary School and the county, they are helping to bring a motivational speaker to present to an audience of countywide educators.
Sligo Middle School
A second time grant recipient, Sligo Middle School is providing training to staff for introducing dialogue circles in their community as a preventative restorative practices tool.
Kensington Parkwood Elementary School
Kensington Parkwood Elementary is revising and remaking its peer mediation program in order to make it more effective in serving the community of students.
High Point High School
High Point High School is introducing a program of circle processes involving administrators and teachers committed to bringing restorative dialogue to their community. Circle processes will be introduced to select classrooms and after school activities.
In partnership with Community Conferencing Center, Somerset County will be introducing the dialogue circle process, the Daily Rap, to 8th and 9th grade students in the two county high schools, in an effort to reduce the number of discipline incidences.
Crisfield High School
Washington High School