San Mateo High School
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
MUSLIM FELLOWSHIP CLUB MEETING – TODAY – lunch – Room A237
PHYSICS CLUB MEETING – TODAY – lunch – Room C114
INTERACT CLUB MEETING – TODAY – lunch – Room A220
SPEECH & DEBATE CLUB MEETING – TODAY – lunch – Room A217
BOLLYWOOD CLUB MEETING – TODAY – lunch – Room C104
BIRTHDAY CLUB MEETING – TODAY – lunch – Room B205
FILIPINO CLUB MEETING – TODAY – lunch – Room B207
SOFTBALL WINTER WORKOUT – TOMORROW – 3:30-4:30 – Quad (wear running shoes)
TECH FOR GIRLS CLUB MEETING – THURSDAY – lunch – Room A220
JENNIFER NATHAN TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP
Attention current sophomores and juniors! Would you like to travel and see the world this summer for free? The San Mateo High School Foundation is presenting the Jennifer Nathan Travel Scholarship which will cover international travel expenses for one SMHS sophomore or junior and their family or friends. The deadline for applying is November 30th. Go to www.smhsf.org and click on the “Jen Nathan Travel Scholarship” link for more information and the application. This is your chance to see the world!
— SMHS Foundation
- GRID: If you want to see your GRID pictures in the yearbook, email them to email@example.com by Thursday, November 20. Also, don’t forget to label who is in the picture!
- SIBLING: Do you have a sibling here with you at San Mateo? Come to the Media Lab (Room B102) this week after school on Wednesday & Thursday to get your photo taken for the Yearbook!
— Ms. Fergusson
Come to the Writers’ Block Club TODAY after school in Room A145. We will have cookies!
— David Rathmann-Bloch/Ms. Adamcikova
- Southern Oregon University will be presenting in the Career Center this Friday, November 21st, from 11:00-12:00. For more information and a pass to attend, please see Ms. Paige in the Career Center.
TWO FEATURED SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE CAREER CENTER
- PG&E Latino Employee Resource Group: essay that describes an experience that inspired you to give back to your community and strengthened your commitment to diversity. Due: February 9th.
- PG&E Legacy: targets a student who supports senior citizens through senior centers or not-for-profit organizations supporting senior citizens. Due: February 9th.
For more information on either of these two scholarships, see Ms. Paige in the Career Center.
NEXT WEEK’S SCHEDULE
- Monday, Nov. 24th and Tuesday, Nov. 25th: Both are 1-7 days
- Wednesday, Nov. 26th: Staff Recess Day – no school
- Thursday, Nov. 27th, Friday, Nov. 28th: Thanksgiving holidays – no school
CHEATING/PLAGIARISM/BEARCAT HONOR CODE/ACADEMIC HONESTY
--Bp 5131.9 Students/Academic Honesty
We believe that academic honesty and personal integrity are fundamental components of a student’s education and character development. We expect that students will not cheat, lie, plagiarize or commit other acts of academic dishonesty. When people cheat they undermine this goal, compromising themselves and the school. We hope that this honor code clarifies what behavior is acceptable and sends a clear message: grades are meant to be a reflection of what students have learned.
--What exactly is cheating?
Cheating is taking (or lending) at inappropriate times a person’s work, information, ideas or research without properly identifying the originator. If the student is unsure about a specific situation, the student should ask the teacher for clarification BEFORE the action. The teacher will gladly explain what is allowable. The student can also ask himself/herself, “Would I do this if my teacher were standing next to me?”
- 1st Offense: Online referral to Dean. Two hour detention. Grade of zero or F. Parent notification.
- 2nd Offense: Online referral. Teacher must turn in all evidence to Dean. Dean informs Administration. Dean assigns 6 hours of Community Service. Grade of zero or F on assignment. Parent conference. SMHS Student Contract and referral to SSA.
- 3rd Offense: Online referral. Staff communicates with Dean and Administration. Teacher must turn in all evidence to Dean. Parent conference. Loss of CSF eligibility. Drop F from the course for the semester and 2-5 day suspension.
In each case the teacher’s professional judgment will determine whether cheating has occurred. Students are reminded not to give the instructor reason to suspect that cheating has taken place.