To help create a more peaceful world, the mission of PeaceMaker Minnesota is to help schools be safer places, free from bullying and harassment, and to help youth learn positive relation skills like empathy, respect, cooperation and how to resolve conflicts peacefully.
Buffalo Middle School and all six elementaries in the Minnetonka district are the latest schools to join our network. 28 schools now administer the annual Olweus school climate survey measuring bullying and students' perceptions of how safe their schools are. The Olweus survey is an evidence-based approach to measuring schools' efforts to improve climate and prevent bullying, allowing schools to design interventions based on areas of greatest concern. PeaceMaker Minnesota provides funding for this key tool.
December 1 is the deadline for new schools to have their Olweus surveys funded for 2016-17. Welcome, Buffalo Middle and Minnetonka schools! We look forward to helping you celebrate future progress.