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LEHIGH ACRES MIDDLE SCHOOL

Published: Mar 16, 2011 1:54 AM EDT

Today, our school, Lehigh Acres Middle School, celebrated the PEER MEDIATION GRADUATION with

Gest Speaker: Chief Douglas Baker

 Eightee students have been receiving training before school for six months, for the purpose of learning conflict resolution skills.

Peer Mediation offers a peaceful alternative for resolving conflicts within the school community. The process of peer mediation is designed to help students learn how to:
~ Manage conflict and anger ~ Learn how to communicate effectively between one another ~ Share feelings and find solutions in a positive, structured way

 Peer mediation teaches students communication skills that are reverent to their lives both in and out of the classroom. It also prepares students to achieve at higher levels so that they can become rational problem solvers. The program helps to create a caring and intellectual climate with supportive relationships throughout the school. It also allows students to feel as if they are taking part in the school to help create a safe and healthy environment.

Our Guest Speaker, Fort Myers Police Department Chief Douglas Baker, is going to addressed the students and  spokk about the importance of solving conflicts, and the major role of mediators in today’s society.

 Eileen Cherbini, MA, NCC

School Counselor, Guidance Department Head, Equity Coordinator

LEHIGH ACRES MIDDLE SCHOOL

(239) 369-6108 x 209/ (239) 369-8808 (FAX)

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