HONOR CODE & CHEATING CONSEQUENCES

3 months ago

Honor Code/Cheating Policy

Students are expected to be honest and honorable in the performance of all assignments.  Cheating includes: allowing someone to copy your work, copying the work of others, and plagiarism, on ANY assignment. Plagiarism is the use of the ideas, wording, or information of another without appropriate documentation, creating the false and misleading impression that the material is the student’s own original work. Consequences for such action shall be:

First Offense

  • Student will conference with school administration and teacher. The student may receive a “0” on the assignment or be required to complete an alternative assignment(s) for grade replacement.
  • ISS will be assigned.
  • The Faculty Council of the National Honor Society will be informed by the administration and appropriate action, up to and including dismissal from NHS, will be determined.

Subsequent Offenses

  • Repeat of first offense actions/consequences
  • Student will be suspended immediately from all school activities by the administration for two weeks.
  • Student will be dismissed from NHS.
  • Offenses are cumulative and carry from one school year to another.

Clubs

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Central High School offers multiple academic activities, clubs, scholastic competitions, and sports that support the academic curriculum and allows the student to experience learning activities in a different environment. Join one or more today!

Club Schedule


Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Student-led and open to any student. Students work and collaborate with Response through Shenandoah County. Response is a community organization dedicated to preventing and helping people overcome the problems of sexual and domestic violence and other forms of abuse through outreach, advocacy, education, and supportive services. Students focus the majority of their efforts on raising awareness of teen dating violence and the prevention of it.

 
Student Cooperative Association (SCA) 

The purpose of SCA is to provide leadership of the student body of Central High School. Students participating in SCA are expected to organize and carry out school activities and community service projects. In addition to planning activities that contribute to school spirit and community, SCA members are responsible for being the voice of their classes Nominations and elections for SCA officers are held during the end of the spring term prior to each school year. Officers must be in good academic standing and represent Central High School in a positive manner.

Art Club

For interested art students; a time to enjoy art, with student artists of all grade levels.

Champions Together
Student-led club for activities/events for students with disabilities interacting with typically developing peers

Drama Club

Student-led club open to any CHS student, who is interested in theatre arts. There will be monthly updates about theatre events, such as One Act competition, Spring Musical, and the spring showcase. Monthly, there will be theatre-related activities at club meetings. No dues.

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national student organization centered around families, that 8th-12th grade students can join. Any student that is taking or has taken an FCS class is eligible for membership. In FCCLA members will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills for life, engage in career preparation/exploration, support community outreach, and compete in competitions to earn local/state/national recognition. FCCLA helps prepare members to be marketable to colleges, more career ready, and a stronger community member. Finally, who doesn't love to travel and explore new places?

FBLA

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is the premier organization for students preparing for careers in business. Any student that has taken a business course is entitled and encouraged to join and all students are welcomed! As an FBLA member, this club will prepare all students for "real world" experiences" by gaining a competitive edge for college and career success by developing leadership skills, making an impressionable impact both inside and outside of the community for your fellow Falcon's to follow! 

Future Farmers of America (FFA)

Any student currently enrolled in an Agricultural Education course for the current year.  Participation in the Central FFA builds leadership skills for life, reinforces instruction, recognizes excellence, and gives students opportunities to make a positive difference in their school and community. The FFA goes far beyond production agriculture by providing opportunities for travel, participation in contests, participation in community service projects, earn awards, attend leadership functions, serve as an officer, develop communication skills, meet new people and have fun.

PRIDE (People Respecting Individual Diversity and Equality

1. To provide a safe and welcoming environment to all students. 

2. To educate students about how to be supportive allies to their fellow LGBTQ+ students and community members. 

3. To provide an open environment for students to raise questions and have discussions about diversity and equality.

Generation 4:13

Student-led non-denominational Christian club. Students get together to study the Bible, praying with one another, and spend time encouraging each other. 

Interact

The Interact Club is the youth organization of the Rotary Club.  The club is open to all high school students who want to build their leadership skills.  The members organize fundraising and service projects to learn the power of Service over Self.  One of the non-profits we support is Family Promise, whose mission is to help families experiencing homelessness. 

National Honor Society (NHS)

The National Honor Society (NHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Members are to uphold these pillars by maintaining a commitment to learning and growing, seeking out and engaging in meaningful service,  valuing diverse cultures and building relationships, and being a leader within their community. Membership is by invite-only and members are expected to be active participants in monthly chapter meetings and uphold the chapter's bylaws.  

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

SADD is an organization dedicated to encouraging students to make positive life choices. Activities include Red Ribbon Week and Prom Promise. Everyone is welcome to join and participate. $5 dues.

Teen Age Republican Club

The Teen Age Republican Club is designed to foster the idea of democracy among teenagers and to assist the county Republican Party and the Shenandoah County Women’s Republican Club. Activities include assisting in Lincoln Day Dinner ceremonies and volunteering outside the school in election campaigns and Republican meetings. Anyone may join. This Club currently has no sponser.

Young Democrats

Student-led and open to any student. Activities include hosting speakers, helping at election day polling sites, and assisting candidates with their campaigns.

Youth and Government

The Youth and Government Club provides opportunities for leadership development and community service, promotes self-confidence and self-esteem, increases community awareness and global education, and provides knowledge about Virginia Government. We strive to increase the understanding and participation of our young men and women in the political process on the local, state, and federal levels. 

Technology Students Association (TSA)

Open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses, TSA takes the study of STEM beyond the classroom and gives students the chance to pursue academic challenges among friends with similar goals and interests. There are state and national competitions in areas that include, but are not limited to, video game design, board game design, VEX robotics, coding, CAD, cybersecurity, music production, video production, engineering design, and more. TSA chapters also are committed to a national service project and are among the most service-oriented groups in the community. TSA members may become officers within their state and then run for national office.

Earth Club

Student led. Open to all students and staff. Establish and support after-school and classroom activities where students can participate in environmental projects and gain exposure to the environment and sustainability principles. Focusing on the interconnected nature of life on Earth. Community involvement, service projects, guest speakers, field trips. 

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Tri-M Music Honor Society opens up a world of opportunities for students who have shown themselves to be academically capable and musically gifted. Through performance and community service, they’ll develop confidence, creativity, critical thinking, compassion, and a host of other leadership skills sure to serve them well in school and beyond.

The Finer Things Club

Student-led book club exploring a variety of books and the cultures associated with them.


Music Programs

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Band

Band is a class in which students learn and perform in concerts throughout the year. Band members participate in All District and All County competitions.
Director: Ms. Sarah Golden 

Marching Band

This performing ensemble may be seen at football games, community parades, festivals and competitions in the area. They begin preparing in August and perform through November.
Director: Ms. Sarah Golden

Chorus

Creative Music Foundation (new!) is a choir class designed for beginning or emerging singers. Students will work on learning music fundamentals, including solfege and takadimi, as well as perform a variety of repertoire in concerts throughout the year, and participate in the All-County Choir festival in the spring. 

Students may enroll in Advanced or Concert Choir upon recommendation from Ms. Cooper (PMMS) or Ms. Hunsberger. Students improve music fundamentals, technique and perform a variety of repertoire in concerts throughout the year, at Concert Assessment and participate in the All-County Choir festival in the spring. Students may take choir all year or a single semester, but must be enrolled both semesters to be eligible for District or All-State events.

Director: Ms. Kaitlyn Hunsberger 


Select Chorus

Select Choir is an auditioned small ensemble, performing a variety of repertoire at concerts alone and with Creative Music Foundations and Concert Choir, at Concert Assessment and participate in the All-County Choir festival in the spring. Students also have the opportunity to perform at various community events. Auditions are held each semester; students must be enrolled in at least one semester of Concert or Advanced Choir to be eligible to audition.


Director: Ms. Kaitlyn Hunsberger 


Orchestra

Orchestra is a class in which students learn and perform in concerts throughout the year. Orchestra members participate in All District and All County competitions.
Director: Mrs. Jennifer Perry

VHSL Competitions

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Academic Team

The Scholastic Bowl competes against other high schools in academics. Matches are held on Monday and Thursday evenings December–January. Anyone with an interest in being academically challenged may join.
Coach: Mrs. Melissa Marston

Debate Team

In 1913, debate competition originated as the first VHSL sponsored activity (even before athletics), and today it remains an integral part of VHSL. In essence, debate competitors participate in formal, organized, researched argumentation. Through debate, students improve their speaking skills and their skills of persuasion. Debate also increases students’ research skills, as students must know their topic inside and out. Plus, debate is simply an excellent activity to have on a resumé. Throughout the debate season (September to April), topics on which students debate change. Generally, the team participates in two areas of debate: Lincoln-Douglass and Congress. All students are welcome to join the debate team.
Coach: Mr. Eric Snyder

Forensics

Forensics is a VHSL sanctioned program that allows students the opportunity to be coached and take part in the following competitions: extemporaneous speaking, original oratory, prose interpretation, poetry interpretation, humorous dramatic interpretation, serious dramatic interpretation, duo interpretation, storytelling and impromptu. Practices will be held on a regular basis after school. Students may qualify to proceed to district, regional or state competitions; district, regional and state competitions are in February, March, and April.
Coach: Ms. Lisa Gross

One Act

Theater competition involves presenting a one act performance governed by VHSL guidelines and is submitted to VHSL competition judging each fall.
Director: Ms. Lisa Gross

Yearbook

The yearbook is designed and produced by students in the Photojournalism class who research, photograph and write about the events and lives of the student body of the school. The yearbook is governed by VHSL guidelines and is submitted to VHSL competition judging each fall.
Adviser: Mrs. Helen Partlow

Drivers Education

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Driver's Education Procedures and Information

** Please complete the following steps in the order that they are listed**

***BEHIND THE WHEEL INSTRUCTION IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN SHENANDOAH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 

ALL OTHERS ARE INELIGIBLE*** 

1.  As a 10th Grade student, enroll in the PE/Driver's Ed 10 .
2.  Complete the classroom portion of the Course with a 69% or higher.
3.  Take and pass the written Driver's Education test at the DMV.
4.  Complete the 45 hours of supervised driving and record hours on the time sheet. 
     ONLY after a student has complete the above steps can he/she be eligible for Behind the Wheel.)
5.  Print a Behind the Wheel application or pick up one up in the School Counseling Center.
6.  Fill out the Behind the Wheel application, including a parent/guardian's signature.
7.  Turn in completed application and payment to Mrs. Hull in the School Counseling Center. 
8.  The Behind the Wheel instructor will call you to give you the Behind the Wheel Schedule. Students are scheduled in the order of when they can receive their driver's license, not in order of when they paid.
    
Following successful completion of Behind the Wheel and after holding a Virginia DMV learner's permit for a full 9 months, a 180 day provisional driver's license can be issued.

9. A parent with a valid driver's license must accompany the student to the School Counseling Center.
10. You will receive a letter in the mail from Richmond enclosed with your assigned court date and time. 

Links:  Behind the Wheel application 
             Student/Parent Guide Packet 
             DMV-Permit-Test.com

            Virginia Practice Tests 


** Under Special Approved Circumstances a student may be permitted to take the Classroom portion of Driver's Education online through the Virginia Association for Driver's Education and Traffic Safety. 
Download the VADETS Paperwork or pick up the Paperwork from the School Counseling Center to see if you qualify for this service. **

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Linda Weaver-Hull in the School Counseling Center at 540-459-4132

STUDENT GMAIL ACCOUNTS

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Google Account Instructions for Students

How to Sign In and Create New Files

First, open Google Chrome and go to drive.google.com

  1. Your username is your graduation year + firstname.lastname@scpsva.us

    1. so if your name is Sally Smith and you will graduate in 2017, your username is 17sally.smith@scpsva.us

    2. if you have a “Jr.” or “III” after your last name, don’t include it in your username

    3. if you have two last names, or a hyphenated last name, include them both in your username (remove the hyphen)

    4. so if your name is Sally Smith Jones, Sally Smith-Jones, or Sally Smith-Jones Jr., your username is 17sally.smithjones@scpsva.us

  2. Your password is based on your student ID number:  scps#####, with your ID number instead of #####

    1. so if Sally Smith’s student number is 33333, her password is scps33333

  3. Once you have logged in, you will be able to see all the files you have saved online; right now you won’t have any files, so we need to create some!

  4. Click on the red “CREATE” button on the left-hand side of the screen; from here, you can create a document for a paper or an essay (this is like Microsoft Word), a presentation for showing in class (this is like PowerPoint), a spreadsheet for tracking data, a drawing, etc. You can also create folders for organizing your work if you want.

    1. When you’re working on a file, all the changes will be automatically saved

    2. Set a name for your file by clicking at the top left where it says “Untitled Document”

    3. You can click “Tools” at the top and then “Spelling” to do a spell check on your essay after you are finished typing.

  5. To share a file with someone else, check the box next to that file and then click the gray button of a person with a plus sign (+).

    1. Next, a small window will open with a link to your file and a place to type in the names of the people you want to share it with at the bottom.

    2. Start typing someone’s name at the bottom (like a teacher or another student), and Google will look it up in our school’s address book.

    3. Add as many people as you want to the list, then click “DONE”

    4. This is a great way to turn in work to teachers without having to print anything!

  6. You can also share a file that you are working on currently by clicking the blue “SHARE” button with a lock on it in the top right-hand corner of the window; after you do, just follow the steps above to select who you want to share it with.


Can use the link from our 

school website

 home page to log into your account!

 Or type gmail.com in a browser, click on SIGN IN and 
enter your CHS gmail username and password

Your gmail is useable with other students and teachers.

     ***SCPS can monitor student messages within the SCPS domain

 You can also create and share google docs on your Drive.

TECHNOLOGY / INTERNET ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

3 months ago

Technology Use

The privilege of Internet access and computer technology is available to all responsible Falcons. Inappropriate use on any computer in the school will cause you to lose this privilege. All students and their parents will be required to sign an Internet Acceptable Use Agreement before students may use the Internet.

Internet Acceptable Use Policy - Shenandoah County Public Schools

The purpose of the Internet in our schools is to support research and educational activities. Shenandoah County Public Schools’ web site and e-mail systems are closed forums. Use of the Internet, e-mail and the Shenandoah County Public Schools web site must be consistent with the educational objectives of Shenandoah County Public Schools.

The social, ethical and moral standards which we follow in our daily school life apply equally to our use of the Internet. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Be polite, use appropriate language. Do not swear, use vulgarities or other objectionable language.
  • Use the Internet for school related activities ONLY.
  • Illegal activities are strictly forbidden.
  • Do not reveal your personal address or phone number or the personal addresses or phone numbers of others.
  • Electronic mail (e‑mail) is not guaranteed to be private. People who operate the system have access to all mail. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities will be reported to the authorities.
  • Teachers, Staff, and Students will use only materials that meet the schools’ standards for decency and appropriateness for the classroom.
  • No material(s) will be distributed, (uploaded or downloaded), without permission of the appropriate school authority.

Each student/staff member accessing the Internet will be trained on the proper uses of the Internet. Use of the Internet is a privilege and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of those privileges and/or disciplinary action by school officials.

Shenandoah County Public Schools provides access to the Internet for all students, faculty, and staff. Students must have permission from at least one of their parents or guardians to access the Internet at school.