• "Plagiarism" stems from the Latin word "plaguarius" which means "kid-napper."

• "The act of taking another's intellectual property (spoken words, written words, artistic expressions) and passing them off as one's own. Plagiarism may be unintentional, but you will be held accountable for plagiarism whether or not you meant to plagiarize."

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• "Plagiarism is using another person's ideas or creative works without giving credit to that person.

It includes:

• paraphrasing information from a source without referencing the source

• copying and pasting Internet information, graphics, or media into your work without citing the source

• using someone else's homework or buying papers or research you did not do and turning it in as if you had done the work yourself.

• not putting quotation marks around parts of sources you quote exactly

All of these are plagiarism when a citation for each source you used is not included in your paper, speech, project, etc."

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(see the 2004-2005 Handbook and Calendar)

1. First Offense
If a student is determined to have been cheating or plagiarizing by his or her classroom teacher, this policy applies:

 a.) the teacher calls the parent
b.) the teacher contacts the office via the referral process
c.) the student receives "0" grade for the activity or test
d.) incident is referred to National Honor Society advisor and the scholarship   commitee by Associate Principal's secretary
e.) associate principal contacts parents and arranges parent conference with all parties in attendance if neccessary

2. Second offense
a.) all first offense consequences are applied
b.) student is removed from all elected or appointed leadership positions for   one school year


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