Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat

180 Degree Award Winners

Chelsey Cheshire

Quin Chesney 

Shanika High

These students have turned their academic and behavior around - a full 180 degrees during Fall Semester.  Congratulations!!

Reminder - PBIS Movie Days Next Week: 

Tuesday, February 4th - Freshmen

Wednesday, February 5th - Sophomores

Thursday, February 6th - Juniors

Friday, February 7th - Seniors


Snacks will be sold during our movie days.  Students should bring money if they wish to purchase snacks. 

This is the LAST WEEK to purchase Prom tickets before the price increases.  Stop by Mrs. Carter's room to purchase tickets.
Have you purchased your yearbook (Empescope) yet??
The $60 offer has been extended until February 3rd.
Counselors' Corner

*Join the MPHS Counseling Remind 101! Text @mphsco to 478-207-7031 to receive important announcements and reminders from your counselor.


*Seniors: It is time to complete your FAFSA! Go to to start your application. MPHS Counseling Department is hosting College Goal Day on Thursday, February 20. This event is held once a year to assist students and their families with completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).


*Seniors: Click here to access the GSFAPPS instructions.  GSFAPPS is separate from FAFSA! GSFAPPS is the application for state financial aid such as HOPE Scholarship and FAFSA is the application for federal financial aid such as the Pell Grant, Work Study, and subsidized/unsubsidized loans. Students will need to complete both! GSFAPPS is the application that students MUST complete in order to receive the HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship, and any other form of financial aid administered by GSFC (Georgia Student Finance Commission).   


*Seniors: Remember to check the Senior Scholarship page. Scholarships are added as they  arrive. 


*There is still time to pay for your AP exams. The cost is $90. Please see Mrs. Burston if you have questions.


*Washington Youth Tour: Rising Sophomores and Juniors could win an all-expense paid trip to the nation's capital. An entry form, two references and a 500 word essay on what an electric cooperative is and what benefit electric cooperatives provide to their communities. Applicants must be 16 by June 12 to apply and commit to making the trip June 12 - 19. This is an amazing opportunity for your student.


*All members of the Class of 2015 should have received their Individual Graduation Planning appointment letters from the counseling department last week during MP Period. Please contact your counselor if you need to reschedule your appointment.

Fine Arts News
Congratulations to the following 3 students, Rebecca Clements, Lindsey Kinsella and Josh Swiney, who passed the second round audition for All-State Chorus and will be part of the 2014 event in February.

Congratulations to the following 15 students, who based on All-State scores, work ethic and teacher recommendation, have been selected to represent Mary Persons High School at GMEA District 11 Honor Choir in January:

Tenayah Brown  

Rebecca Clements 
Stephanie Colwell
Kyle Culley
  Dakota Ellison
Lindsey Kinsella
Sharon Kinsella
Kayla Kuhr
Josh Swiney

Clay Teem
Joshua Ware
Ben West
Frank Wilder
Alex Williams
Kaitlyn Yaussy

2014 Literary Team

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to represent Mary Persons High School on the 2014 Literary Team.


Girl's Solo: Sharon Kinsella and alternate Kaitlyn Yaussy


Boy's Solo: Kyle Culley and alternate Sam Hamrick      


Candidates for Girl's Trio:      

Breanna Ault, Rebecca Clements, Katie Gorman, Sharon Kinsella, Caitlin Mooney and Kaitlyn Yaussy


Candidates for Boy's Quartet:

Tyler Bertram, Kyle Culley, Sam Hamrick, Clay Moore,

Josh Swiney, Clay Teem, Ben West and Frank Wilder


Girl's Essay: Jessica Vedas and alternate Kelsea Carneal

Boy's Essay:

Ripken Gorman and alternate Keegan George 


Girl's Extemporaneous Speaking:

          Erin Owens and alternate Kirsten Wilder


Boy's Extemporaneous Speaking:

Will Newton and alternate Andrew Brandon

Girl's Dramatic Interpretation:
Sarah Wood and alternate Kayla Kuhr


Boy's Dramatic Interpretation: Jamie Helms and alternate Ben West


Region Literary Competition is Thursday, March 6th in Perry and we look forward to news of great success!

MP Talent Show
presented by the MP Drama Department
January 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
BOE Auditorium
Admission $5  
Club News

The following students will be traveling to Athens and representing  

MP in the HOSA State Competition in these areas: 


Tyler Phagan- CPR/First Aid

Audrie Etheridge- CPR/First Aid


Cameron Hicks- CPR/First Aid

Alexis Baldwin- CPR/First Aid


Alexis Passmore- Sports Medicine


Clarie Douthit- Medical Assitant


Tiffany Caslin- Health Education

Spencer Moore- Health Education


Cierra Fitzgerald- Medical Photography

Brianna Hutchinson- Medical Photography

HOSA Fundraiser
HOSA is selling MP t-shirts.  Short sleeved shirts are $12 & long sleeved shirts are $15.  See a HOSA member to place your order, or email  Order deadline is February 10th.
Beta Club Induction Ceremony
Thursday, February 6, 2014
6:30 p.m.
BOE Auditorium
Sports Corner
The MP Lady Dogs defeated Rutland Friday night 48 to 44. KeKe Calloway had 22 points and Tyesha Davis added 13. The lady dogs also defeated Houston County Saturday by a score of 63 to 38. Tyesha Davis lead all scorers with 22 and KeKe Clloway added 19. The Lady Dogs record is now 17 and 2.

The MP Boys Basketball lost Friday night to Rutland 106-58 in a region game. Saturday the boys bounced back with a 76-72 victory over Houston County. Tra Taylor led the scoring with 29 points while Demarcus Davis had 22 points. The Bulldogs record is now 10-9 for the season.


The JV  Boys defeated Rutland Friday and lost another close game at Houston County. Their record is now 4-8 for the season.

Spring Sports Schedules Available. 
Click on the sport below to access the
2014 Varsity Schedule.

Visit our Bulldog Athletics page to access
the websites of all our sports.
Media Center Message
GALILEO (GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online) is an excellent resource for student research, with over 100 databases available 24/7.  Students may access it from home with the latest password.  Students are encouraged to stop by the media center to get the current password.  Click here to access GALILEO. 
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