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AP World History Prep for AP Exam: Tuesdays during HS101 & Thursdays from 3:15 - 3: 45

Progress Reports go home Thursday, February 6, 2014.
Counselors' Corner
Check Out These Senior Scholarships: 


 Also, take a look at ALL of the scholarships that are posted on the Senior Scholarships page.

*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).

*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).  
Fine Arts News

Nine students were selected to travel up to the University of Georgia's music festival Janfest. Our students were among the best musicians in our state and represented our school well. This four day music festival was an opportunity for our school's best wind and percussion players to play music on a collegiate level in bands containing over a 100 musicians. After three days of rigorous rehearsal the students put on a performance at the University of Georgia's performing art center in front of over 1,000 people. Congratulations Mikayla Singletary, Katie Anderson, Kira Van Hoy, Dakota Lang, Dakota Bittick, Noah Samuelson, Isaiah Williams, Malcom Curtis, and Austin Smith for a job well done!

and will be presented by the MP Drama Department
February 27, 2014
7:00 p.m.
BOE Auditorium
Admission $5  
Club News
Beta Club Induction Ceremony
Thursday, February 6, 2014 @6:30 p.m.
BOE Auditorium
FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) meets every Friday at 7:30 in room 122.  Everyone is welcome.

HOSA is selling MP t-shirts.  Short sleeved shirts are $12 & long sleeved shirts are $15.  Shirts 2x and up are an additional $4.00.  See a HOSA member to place your order, or email deadline is Monday, February 10th.
Sports Corner

Basketball News: 

The Lady Dogs won 2 basketball games this weekend. We defeated the Baldwin Braves on Friday night 56 to 44. The leading scorers were Maya Stewart with 14 and KeKe Calloway had 13. On Saturday night we traveled to Milledgeville for a rematch with the Baldwin Braves. We won 67 to 50. The leading scorers were Tyesha Davis with 27 and KeKe Calloway added 22.  


The Boys Team lost two region games to Baldwin over the weekend. Friday, the Bulldogs lost the home game 62-49. Demarcus Davis scored 19 points. It was also senior night where Tra Taylor and Craishun Hart were honored between the girls and boys game. Saturday the Bulldogs traveled to Baldwin and were defeated 76-60. The boys now have a record of 10-11 going into the final week of the regular season.  


Remaining Schedule: 
Wednesday, 2/5/14 - MP vs. Howard (Make-up) - LAST HOME GAME
Friday, 2/7/14 - MP Vs. West Laurens
*Game Times - JV Boys @ 4:15, Varsity Girls @ 6:00, Varsity Boys @ 7:30
Visit our Bulldog Athletics page to access
the websites of all our sports.
Media Center Message
Deadline Approaching - Student Media Festival!!

The Georgia Student Media Festival will be held in May.  Our school-level judging will take place in February. Students are encouraged to submit multimedia projects they may have already created in one of their classes during first semester, or something they may create this semester. Projects do not have to be created just for this festival.  The deadline for submitting entries is February 21, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. English (, the media specialist.  You may also refer to the following website for details:

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