|2 Time on The Line||August 15, 1998|
The end of summer is fast approaching and this brings an end to many leisure time activities. During the past summer educational programs at the school were kept to a minimum because activities on the farm were a high priority. All inmates have been busy for most of the summer. The fact that the milk production is up by 5400 liters, over this time last year, can attest to actually how busy everyone was. To congratulate the collective effort of all inmates the school played host to a movie night - hats off to all.
Beginning on Monday, August 16th, two groups of inmates will start an introduction to computers course. This short four-week course will teach you the basics of Windows'95 and Corel WordPerfect 8. Attendance is compulsory.
Also, beginning in August, is a 12-week GED Preparation course. If you are an inmate who will be at SCI. from now until late November you can enroll in this course and write the high school equivalency exams here. For additional information about this course, make an effort to see Garry in the school.
It is important for all inmates to know that during classes the school will NOT be open to the general inmate population. There will be NO exception to this rule for ANY INMATE. Also note, that No rough behavior, loitering and disrespect to the teacher are allowed. In this regard, inmates who do not comply with these simple rules will be removed from the school and future access will be denied. In addition, serious violations will be dealt with by correctional staff and charges laid under the Prisons Act.
For those inmates who wish access to the library and computers for general use, please note that a schedule of school hours will be posted. This schedule will make available time for private sessions for any inmate who would like private tutoring to improve their literacy skills or to create an up to date resume.