The Peer Mediation Program provides students with a way to reach an agreement in an effort to help resolve a dispute, settle an argument, or end a conflict. It allows students to reach the agreement they want rather than settle for an agreement decided by somebody else; this process is usually about 70% effective.
Participation in mediation is voluntary and confidential. Mediators will meet the disputants, listen impartially to both sides of the problem, focus on the key issues, and help the individuals in conflict arrive at their own solution to their problem. Mediators will not be judges or disciplinarians: they will not tell disputants what to do or how to solve their problems.
An agreement, once reached, must be acceptable to both parties. Mediation can be an option to other disciplinary action or in conjunction with other action.
Currently mediations will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.
Conference room 8, upstairs grade level office. (we currently have three mediators with early release)
Mediators have been trained and will have adult supervision by either TWHS - Mr. Jeff Spoon, Cathy Huft, or Susan Johnston of The Community Associations of The Woodlands.