Plagiarism refers to a form of cheating that has been defined as
“the false assumption of authorship: the wrongful act of taking the product of
another person’s mind, and presenting it as one’s own” (Alexander Lindley,
Plagiarism and Originality (New York: Harper,1952]2). To use another person’s
ideas or expressions in your writing without acknowledging the source is to
plagiarize. Plagiarism, then, constitutes intellectual theft and often carries severe
penalties, ranging from failure in a course to expulsion from school….
At all times during during research and writing, guard against the
possibility of inadvertent plagiarism by keeping careful notes that
distinguish between your musings and thoughts and the material you
gather from others. A writer who fails to give appropriate
acknowledgment when repeating another’s wording or particularly apt
term, paraphrasing another’s argument, or presenting another’s
line of thinking is guilty of plagiarism. You may certainly use other
person’s words and thoughts in your research paper, but the borrowed
material must not appear to be your creation.
– MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (26)
*Student work containing or consisting largely of plagiarism will be assigned no credit until redone and resubmitted within the given timeframe for late work.
*Parent Information on Bullying - 02.26.13
C.A. Gray Junior High School is committed to providing all students with a safe and civil school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect. In accordance with federal, state, and local policies, procedures and practices, C.A. Gray Junior High School expressly prohibits the bullying, harassment or intimidation of any person, by any means or method, which occurs on school property, on school vehicles, at designated school bus stops, or at school related functions or activities, or by use of data or software that is accessed through a computer, computer system, computer network, or other electronic technology of a local school system. Students who witness bullying or who are victims of bullying behaviors should make a report to a teacher or school administrator so that an appropriate investigation can take place. If, after an investigation, a student is found to be in violation of the Code of Conduct bullying policy, the student shall be disciplined by appropriate measures up to, and including, suspension and expulsion. Retaliation following a report of bullying is strictly prohibited and may result in strong disciplinary action. For more information on the Colquitt County School System’s policies on bullying click HERE. The following resource offers additional information about this important matter: What Does Bullying and Victim Behavior Look Like?
In order to have a successful and productive year:
1. Students must be on time daily to class.
2. Students must be well organized for class and extracurricular activities.
3. Students must manage their time well.
4. Students must learn how to adapt to different teachers, coaches, and sponsors.
5. Students must follow all rules.
6. Students must be aware of their body language and non-verbal behavior.
7. Students must be aware of their verbal behavior at all times.
8. Students must avoid conflicts with their fellow students.
9. Students must take responsibility for their actions.
As the 2014-2015 academic year begins, teachers, school leaders, parents and students should be aware that they can access free, interactive digital textbooks through the Georgia Department of Education’s website.
“As we implement the new standards, we know teachers and parents need high-quality resources,” State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge said. “We developed these textbooks and other resources for middle and high school virtual school courses, and the students who have used them have been very successful. Much of their success can be attributed to these exceptional resources in the hands of our teachers.” Click here for more information.
Georgia's Crisis & Access Line
1.800.715.4225 Web: mygcal.com
Lunch and Learn officially began on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Guidelines for the program and the ticket for attendance are attached in this message. Contact Dr. Jackson, Ms. Lightsey, or Ms. Heidelberg with any questions.
Parents have the right to receive the following information on their child's teacher(s):
-Whether the teacher has met state qualifying and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject in which they are teaching;
-Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
-The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and other graduate certification or degree(s) held by the teacher, including the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and
-Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and, if so, their qualifications.