Wednesday, November 19, 2014

San Mateo High School
Daily Bulletin
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

CLUB/CLASS ACTIVITIES
SOFTBALL WINTER WORKOUT –
TODAY – 3:30-4:30 – Quad (wear running shoes)
RAZA UNIDA CLUB MEETING –
TODAY – lunch – Room A145
TEAM HBV CLUB MEETING –
TODAY – lunch – Room C006
PING PONG CLUB MEETING –
TODAY – lunch – Room B201
WRITERS’ BLOCK CLUB MEETING –
TODAY – after school – Room A145 (we have cookies!)
POLY CLUB MEETING –
TOMORROW – lunch – Room A008
MUN MEETING –
TOMORROW – lunch – Room A234
TECH FOR GIRLS CLUB MEETING –
TOMORROW – lunch – Room A220

WELCOME, TANYA PAIGE!
The Counseling Department would like to warmly welcome our new College, Career and Financial Aid Advisor, Ms. Tanya Paige.  Ms. Paige comes to us both highly qualified and eager to join the San Mateo High School community.  If you have a moment, please drop by the College and Career Center and introduce yourself.
— Mr. Boise

RENAISSANCE PERK RALLY
Hey Bearcats!  Make sure to join us for the “Bearcatsgiving” Perk Rally in the Quad on Friday, November 21st.   And don’t forget your perk cards
— Ms. Catalli

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

YEARBOOK PICTURES

  • GRID:  If you want to see your GRID pictures in the yearbook, email them to smhsyearbook@gmail.com by TOMORROW.  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

COLLEGE VISIT

  • 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.

TODAY’S FEATURED SCHOLARSHIP

  • PG&E: PSEA – dependents of PG&E employees who promote community involvement in the areas where they live; 3.0 GPA.  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

CANNED FOOD DRIVE STORE DRAFT
Attention Teachers!  Please send your two CFD reps to the upper floor of the Biotech Building at the conclusion of the announcements for the last store draft.  Thank you.

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.