Thursday, November 20, 2014

San Mateo High School
Daily Bulletin
Thursday, November 20, 2014

CLUB/CLASS ACTIVITIES
POLY CLUB MEETING –
TODAY – lunch – Room A008
MUN MEETING –
TODAY – lunch – Room A234
TECH FOR GIRLS CLUB MEETING –
TODAY – lunch – Room A220
INTERACTIVE CODING CLUB MEETING –
TODAY – lunch – Room B102
CRAFT CLUB MEETING –
TODAY – lunch – Room C111
ART CLUB MEETING –
TODAY – lunch – Room C107
MATH TEAM MEETING –
TODAY – lunch – Room A162
RED CROSS CLUB MEETING –
TODAY – lunch – Room A232

HAVE YOU LOST ANYTHING?
Please check the Lost & Found bin located in the Student Services Office.  Any unclaimed items will be donated during Thanksgiving Break.
— Mrs. Cervantes

LOOKING FOR A HOLIDAY JOB?
If you want to make some extra cash during this holiday season, Macy’s is now hiring and will be here during lunch TODAY in the Quad to discuss employment opportunities.  For more information, please speak with the Macy’s representative during lunch.  You can obtain a work permit from Ms. Paige in the Career Center.
— Ms. Paige

MIDDLE COLLEGE
Attention seniors & juniors!  Middle College is still accepting spring 2015 applications on a case-by-case basis.  Middle College is a high school program at the College of San Mateo.  Contact your SMHS guidance counselor for more information or view the Middle College website.
— Mr. Quigley

RENAISSANCE PERK RALLY
Hey Bearcats!  Make sure to join us for the “Bearcatsgiving” Perk Rally in the Quad TOMORROW 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 SIBLING PICTURES
Do you have a sibling here with you at San Mateo?  Pictures for the yearbook are being taken again TODAY after school in the Media Lab (Room B102).
— Ms. Fergusson

TODAY’S FEATURED SCHOLARSHIP

  • PG&E Samahan (Filipino) Employee Resource Group:  open to ALL college-bound seniors applying to community colleges and/or four-year colleges, regardless of ethnicity; minimum GPA 3.25; active participant and/or leader in school and community.  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.