The UMS Leadership Group was started two years ago. A team of students are selected as leaders or potential leaders in the school. The students meet about once a week to learn leadership skills and plan for leadership opportunities in the building. This year there will be a focus on Restorative Practices, which is a district-wide initiative. The leaders will learn how to support others in conflict through restorative circles.
“A Restorative Circle is a community process for supporting those in conflict. It brings together the three parties to a conflict – those who have acted, those directly impacted and the wider community – within an intentional systemic context, to dialogue as equals. Participants invite each other and attend voluntarily. The dialogue process used is shared openly with all participants, and guided by a community member. The process ends when actions have been found that bring mutual benefit.” ~Dominic Barter
Stephanie Menold-Smith, School Social Worker
Office Phone: 217-384-3685 Ext. 2701