Restorative Justice and #onemayfield

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 6:46am

MWMS Restorative Justice: Parent/Family Survey for Mayfield Woods Middle School

As you know, Mayfield Woods Middle School has been working towards developing a Restorative Justice culture. It is vital to our work that we know about the experiences of our students and families at Mayfield Woods.

As Maya Angelou said, "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." 

During Homeroom on Monday, October 19th, our students will have an opportunity to provide feedback about our school culture to the MWMS administration and our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee through a survey in partnership with the Restorative Justice Partnership, Howard County Education Association (HCEA), and the HCPSS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  We appreciate our students’ feedback and would like to invite/strongly encourage our Mayfield Woods families to also participate.

Families can take the survey in English or Spanish.

The feedback survey is online and will take about 20 minutes to complete.  Here is the link to the Family Survey:

See MWMS Newsletter for The Survey ID

We are very excited to hear from our Mayfield Woods community, and we are grateful for your partnership, time and feedback!


Como ya saben, la escuela de Long Reach ha estado trabajando desarollar una cultura de Justicia restaurativa (RJ).   Estos esfuerzos ha sido una colaboración con Justicia Restaurativa (RJ) Colaboración, y Asociación de Educación de  Howard County (HCEA), y la  Oficina de  Diversidad, Equidad, e Inclusión

De 12 de Octubre 12 - 31, los estudiantes, facultad , y familias (hay encuestas separadas para cada persona) tendrá una oportunidad para escuchar su opinión  y el progreso y por favor completan la encuesta de 20 minutos desarollado  por el Excellence with Integrity Institute. Más información sobre la encuesta se pueden encontrar aquí.  

Esta semana, les vamos a mandar un enlace para la encuesta de familia y estara disponible en el sitio de red

Los estudiantes tomarán la encuesta durante HR on Monday, October 19th.



#onemayfield was created during the 2016-2017 school year at Mayfield Woods, celebrating diversity, unity and community.   We feel strongly that every single person who enters our doors will know that at Mayfield we value our diversity, we celebrate the uniqueness of each individual child, parent, staff member, and community member,  and that we believe that our different perspectives, backgrounds and cultures make us stronger.  

Mayfield Woods is an inclusive environment, where every member of our community supports and values each other.
We will create a space for the
Mayfield Woods community to authentically interact across differences to
dialogue about belongingness, and
develop empathy through experiences that promote togetherness.


During the 2017-18 school year, we dedicated three days to hosting grade level #onemayfield days, facilitated by folks from the HCPSS Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in partnership with the Howard County Government’s Department of Community Resources and Services, and each student at Mayfield Woods was given the opportunity to participate.   #onemayfield and #onehoward worked together to create an opportunity for students and staff to come together in facilitated discussions designed to highlight, celebrate, and honor the differences that exist between us. We believe that to be a community known for civility and inclusiveness, we must first seek to understand and empathize with one another. During this event, our students and staff began to thoughtfully engage in dialogue dispelling the narrative that we can only connect through similarities or shared experiences. The event culminated with student input and suggestions for action that promote a more inclusive community.

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Stevens.  If you would prefer that your child not participate, please contact Ms. Stevens two days prior to the scheduled date so that alternate arrangements can be made.