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Chairman’s Fitness Challenge 2017

 

Happy New Year! With the holidays behind us and the New Year ahead of us, many are making New Year’s resolutions. More often than not, those resolutions include changing the way we eat or exercise or both! With that in mind, the Third Quarter Chairman’s Fitness Challenge, is about to begin. As you make your resolutions for 2017, resolve to include goals for a healthier lifestyle this year.

In keeping with the Rocky Balboa theme, the third quarter challenge, “Don’t let Adrian tell you, ‘You can’t Win’!” will be a six-week challenge with a goal of 275 points per week for each participating employee. This is a 25 point increase from the 2nd quarter challenge. Mr. Collier has approved administrative leave for every employee who completes the challenge in its entirety. The challenge begins Monday, April 17, 2017, and ends Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Don’t forget, Chairman Wainwright is encouraging employees to participate in the special Gold and Platinum challenges as well. He has set a weekly minimum goal of 1,000 points for himself and is challenging those who can to aim even higher and join the Chairman’s Special Platinum Challenge for achieving 2,500 points each week. A special recognition will be given to those who meet these goals each week of the challenge.

Registration for WSD Employees for the third quarter challenge begins April 10, 2017.

Rules for the challenge are as follows:

  1. Employees must sign up on the WSD Intranet website from April 10 through April 13, 2017.
  2. Participants should report their total weekly points by the end of the day each Monday for the duration of the challenge, but be flexible. If you have employees, that because of their schedule, because of leave, or due to some other unforeseeable situation, are unable to turn in weekly points by the due date, take their points when they provide them and send an amended email to Heidi Leonard with the updated total. In order to successfully complete the second quarter challenge, participants must report 275 points per week.
  3. Participants may use any of the physical activities listed on the 2017 exercise equivalents chart in order to earn the required 275 points per week minimum. Only the physical activities listed on the chart will count toward an employee’s weekly points, but remember to be creative! For example, if an employee climbs stairs at their job every day they may use that as part of the climbing activity to assist them in getting their points for the week.

If you have any questions regarding this third quarter challenge, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  / 936-291-5181.

 

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Counseling, Testing and Records

WSD employs certified counselors to provide a comprehensive guidance program. The counselors provide program information to potential students and enroll eligible students in appropriate educational programs. Counselors maintain career information centers, provide career guidance activities, and assist offenders with the development of career path plans to enable them to make informed educational and occupational choices. In addition, counselors coordinate the administration of standardized educational achievement tests and coordinate and administer the GED tests. They also assist students in developing problem solving skills, communication skills, self-awareness, and stress coping abilities.

Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) are administered to all incoming TDCJ offenders to determine each offender’s educational level. In addition, offenders enrolled in WSD academic programs are tested periodically throughout the school year to monitor student progress. Offenders also participate in an assessment of vocational aptitude and interest prior to enrollment in Career and Technical Education programs.

Windham serves as a testing center for the General Educational Development (GED) program.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions and more information on how to Request Educational Records (GED, Transcripts, NCCER Industry certificates).

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Consejería, Pruebas y Registros

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WSD emplea consejeros certificados para proporcionar un programa de orientación integral. Los consejeros proporcionan información del programa a los estudiantes potenciales e inscriben a los estudiantes elegibles en los programas educativos apropiados. Los consejeros mantienen centros de información profesional, ofrecen actividades de orientación profesional y ayudan a los delincuentes con el desarrollo de planes de carrera para que puedan tomar decisiones educativas y ocupacionales informadas. Además, los consejeros coordinan la administración de pruebas estandarizadas de logros educativos y coordinan y administran las pruebas de GED. También ayudan a los estudiantes en el desarrollo de habilidades de resolución de problemas, habilidades de comunicación, autoconciencia y habilidades para afrontar el estrés.

Los exámenes de la Educación Básica para Adultos (TABE) son administrados a todos los infractores entrantes del TDCJ para determinar el nivel educativo de cada interno. Además, los presos matriculados en los programas académicos de WSD son examinados periódicamente durante todo el año escolar para monitorear el progreso del estudiante. Los ofensores también participan en una evaluación de la aptitud e interés vocacional antes de inscribirse en los programas de Educación Profesional y Técnica.

Windham sirve como centro de pruebas para el programa de Desarrollo Educativo General (GED).

Haga clic aquí para obtener respuestas a las Preguntas Frecuentes Y más información sobre cómo Solicitar registros educativos (GED, Transcripts, NCCER Industry certificates).

 

Programa de Recreación

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El programa de Recreación, a cargo de la División de Apoyo Operacional promueve el bienestar de los internos a través de la actividad física, además de servir como una herramienta de gestión viable para los administradores de las instalaciones. Prisioneros en cada TDCJ y las instalaciones contratadas privadamente tienen la oportunidad de cantidades prescritas de diario fuera de la celda tiempo de recreación acorde con su nivel de custodia. Equipos y suministros ejercicio aprobado se proporcionan y mantienen en gimnasios, en patios de recreación al aire libre y en una variedad de áreas de recreación especiales diseñados para los ofensores que están administrativamente separados de otros ofensores. Ver la televisión y juegos de mesa se proporcionan en las área de juegos destinadas en las areas de vivienda. Los prisioneros también están autorizados a participar en las artes básicas y actividades de artesanía, leer libros y revistas que se proporcionan para los propósitos sedentarios, o escuchar programas de radio FM. Los programas estructurados también se proporcionan a través de intramuros, las interacciones de mundo a través de las actividades recreativas y la participación tienda de artesanía donde se venden artesanías con fines de lucro. Planes de recreación están disponibles por separado a los infractores en las instalaciones para los programas de tratamiento o delincuente juvenil.

 

Las políticas pertinentes que se relacionan con la recreación

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Directiva Administrativa - 03.40 "Tiempo fuera de la celda para la población general de ofensores" ofrece un conjunto uniforme de normas, que define los requisitos de organización y administrativas en materia de tiempo de recreo fuera de la celda para los prisioneros.

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Directiva Administrativa - 07.33 "Organización, Administración y Responsabilidades del Programa de Recreación de Ofensores de TDCJ" describe las políticas y procedimientos de la agencia para la operación de los programas de recreación unidad / instalaciones para los internos. Las actividades del programa de recreación estarán disponibles en cada una de TDCJ y las instalaciones contratadas.

AD-14.58
Directiva Administrativa - 14.58 "Procedimientos de depósito para la cuenta de compensación Unidad" proporcionan directrices para el manejo de cualquier y todos los dineros recibidos en una instalación, ya sea ofensor o empleado relacionados.

AD-14.59
Directiva Administrativa - 14.59 "Ofensores insignificante y Venta de Artesanías" se estableció la Directiva Administrativa - 14.59 para proporcionar directrices y procedimientos para la gestión de tiendas de artesanías de prisioneros instalación y venta de artesanías. Los formularios no están actualmente disponibles a través de InfoPac, pero se pueden encontrar en las Instrucciones Reconstrucciones Cuadernillo para Personal Penitenciario y la Política de Recreación y Manual de Procedimiento.

AD-14.60
Directiva Administrativa - 14.60 "Informe Semanal de Ventas de Artesanías en las unidades de TDCJ" describe los procedimientos para la preparación del informe de ventas de artesanías en las unidades utilizado por el Departamento de Justicia Criminal de Texas. Estos procedimientos se centran en la necesidad por detalle completos en la recolección y registro de datos para preparar el informe de ventas de artesanías.

 

Operational Support

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Operational Support directs and manages initiatives to support the district’s mission.  The department has direct oversight of WSD Counseling, Testing and Records Department, compliance and operational reviews, attendance policies, campus planning and development and coordination of ITP guidelines.  The department also oversees district and student achievement reporting, program evaluation and records retention.  Operational Support coordinates internal and external research and serves as the educational liaison to private prisons, parole and American Correctional Association (ACA) initiatives.  The Recreation program and the Radio and Television Department are also under the supervision of the Department.

 

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WSD’s Business and Image Management & Multimedia (BIMM) class offers students the opportunity to learn viable graphic arts and computer skills, helping them prepare for jobs after release.
Vocational and academic skills are integrated in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, such as this Small Engine Repair class in Huntsville, Texas.
Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.
Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.
Texas State Board of Education Chair Barbara Cargill congratulates GED recipients during Spring, 2014, ceremonies. “I am very impressed with the program and with the commitment of the staff and teachers,” she said.
An offender at the Polunsky Unit prepares for graduation after earning his GED through the Windham School District.