Internet Cafe created for students without home connection

Posted: December 12, 2011 in Academics, Library

Eighth graders Ashlee McDaniel, left, and Alexis Smith use the Internet to watch a video for a science assignment during the first day of CCJH's new Internet Cafe. (Photo by Mr. Davis)

By Morgan Christensen
Staff writer

Cactus Canyon Junior High has created an hour and 15 minutes after-school study time for students who don’t have Internet at home. Known as Internet Cafe, the time allows students without Internet access to work in the library from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the school library.
Assistant Principal Joyce Gingrich said that the Internet Cafe is strictly for studying only. The time is for tutoring and students may not play games. It was developed strictly to give students a chance to get work done. After the Internet Cafe, students must have a ride home, unless they have a bicycle or walk home.
“Hopefully, the idea will catch on,” Mrs. Gingrich said. “We are concerned about those students who are having a hard time accessing information at home. We felt there was a real need for this type of program.”
About 10 students stayed for the first session of Internet Cafe on Dec. 7.
“It was very helpful because I finished a lot of assignments,” said eighth grader Alexis Smith.
  1. Mr. LaPrise says:

    I hope students will take advantage of this time. Our library is an awesome place to learn and hang out.

  2. brittany pinkerton says:

    Great Article!!!

  3. Samantha Lewis says:

    I think that Internet Cafe is a great idea, although I don’t go to it because I have Internet at home, its a great way for kids that don’t have Internet to get there work done and have an opportunity to use there netbooks outside of the usual school hours.

  4. Erica Modzelewski says:

    The Internet Cafe offers students an answer for those wishing to take advantage of resources and the extra time with teachers.

  5. Carolina D. says:

    This was a good idea because it would help them be caught up with their work.

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