The L-S Mediation Program has been in existence since 1994. In the past year alone, the Mediation program has helped resolve over 50 conflicts involving more than two hundred students, staff and parents. We must remember that conflict is a normal and unavoidable part of life. Without the skills to resolve disagreements, conflicts often build, causing anger, disruptions in class, difficulties at home, fights, and sometimes more serious violence. Mediation is a form of conflict resolution in which trained mediators, under the supervision of the Mediation Coordinator, help their peers talk out these types of conflicts. The goal of mediation is to bring the parties together to gain a better understanding of the underlying causes of the disagreement and find a mutually acceptable solution. The L-S Mediation program is available to all members of the L-S Community: adults can seek assistance resolving conflict with other adults or students, students can seek assistance resolving conflict with other students or adults.