Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Avery Wilson was the PBIS Big Ticket Lotto winner from first semester! His name was drawn from a list of over 190 students who qualified by having no tardies to school, no tardies to class, no absences, no referrals, and pass 7 out of 7 classes. Avery won an iPad2.
Progress Reports are due back Thursday, February 20, 2014.
PRESS RELEASE from Barge, State School Superintendent:  
"More Georgia Students Passing Advanced Placement Exams.
The report shows that 18,535 students scored a 3 or higher this year, compared to 17,767 last year. A higher percentage (21.3%) of Georgia's seniors are scoring a 3 or higher compared to the U.S. average (20.1%) - one of 17 states to have a higher percentage than the national average."  MP had 60% of all who 
 tested score 3 or higher. 
AP World History Students - Don't forget that we are reviewing for the AP exam every Tuesday during HS101 and every Thursday from 3:15 - 3:45. To do well on the exam, students need to review. Also, review your concept cards each day for 5 minutes. For additional information on review strategies, see Mrs. Ouzts.
Counselors' Corner

College Goal Day 
Thursday, February 20, 2014  
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Academic Lab
   
Appointment sheets will be available in English classes.*
 
*Please sign up during an elective period.
Do you still need to take the SAT or ACT?
Freshmen: 

Registration for the 2014-2015 school year will take place February 25th & February 27th during Health and PE classes.   

 

*Feb 25- McElhaney 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, & 7th.

*Feb 27- King 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, & 7th

 

Registration packets will be handed out during were given out during 4th period on Tuesday (2-18). Students should return their 4-yr plan to their 4th period teacher.   Please hold on to these, as you will need them during registration.  

 

Sophomores:

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

 

*If you are interested in taking dual enrollment courses next year with Gordon State, you can take the institutional SAT at Gordon through their testing center.  The cost is $50 (cash or money order) and the test is only good for Gordon State.  You will have results within a week which will allow us to expedite the Accel application process.  For more information, go to http://www2.gordonstate.edu/testingcenter/sat.  Sophomores are ineligible to receive waivers, so this may be a quicker option if you are considering dual enrollment courses. 

 

*If you are looking for summer enrichment opportunities for your child, please check out this link:  http://www.studenteducationprograms.com/georgia.html.  It is full of great summer camps and activities state wide. 

 

Juniors:

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

 

*If you are interested in taking dual enrollment courses next year with Gordon State, you can take the institutional SAT at Gordon through their testing center.  The cost is $50 (cash or money order) and the test is only good for Gordon State.  You will have results within a week which will allow us to expedite the Accel application process.  For more information, go to http://www2.gordonstate.edu/testingcenter/sat

 

*If you are looking for summer enrichment opportunities for your child, please check out this link:  http://www.studenteducationprograms.com/georgia.html.   It is full of great summer camps and activities state wide.  

*Prom Information for Juniors and Seniors:  This year's Junior/Senior Prom will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 8:00 until midnight at the Macon City Auditorium, 415 First Street, Macon, GA.

Below is the schedule of prom fees:

January: $60 for a Mary Persons Junior or unpaid Senior; $30 for a guest

February: $65 for a Mary Persons Junior or unpaid Senior; $35 for a guest March 3rd - March 7th: $70 for a Mary Persons Junior or unpaid Senior; $40 for a guest.  A guest includes MPHS freshman and sophomores as well as non-MPHS persons.  A Date/Guest Approval Form will need to be completed for non-MPHS students.  Prom dues and guest fees are due by March 7, 2014.  For further questions regarding prom, please contact Julie Carter (Julie.carter@monroe.k12.ga.us).

 

*Summer is just around the corner.  Please consider volunteering or getting involved with a local non-profit organization.  Check out www.volunteermatch.org.  Also, here is a great article on the benefits of community service for high school students. 

http://www.examiner.com/article/10-good-reasons-why-every-high-school-student-should-volunteer.  

 

Seniors:   

*Albany State University is waiving the application fee through February 28.  Campus visitation day is Saturday, February 22, from 8:00 until 12:00.  Go to https://www.asurams.edu to register.


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The MPHS Counseling department will be selling personalized, MP graduation yard signs.  This is a great way to show your Bulldog pride for your senior.  Cost is $20 and payment is due at time of order.  See your counselor or Mrs. Miller to order your sign.  Click here to view a sample.

 

*Visit the Senior Scholarships page to see latest scholarships and deadlines.  Please ask for letters of recommendation at least two weeks in advance of the deadline.  Also, make sure you provide the teacher/counselor or administrator with a recent, thorough resume.  See below for several local scholarships that are now available:  

  • Forsyth-Monroe County Rotary Club Scholarship:  Applicants must have demonstrated "Service Before Self."  A short application with is required with an emphasis on service projects.  Applications are available on the MPHS website.  Deadline is Thursday, February 20.
  • Gale V "Buzz" Tanner Scholarship:  Applicants must be planning to pursue an occupation in the healthcare field.  A small application and 300-500 word essay explaining why you have chosen the healthcare field is required for submission.  Additionally, three letters of recommendation and a transcript are also required.  Applications can be found at http://www.monroehospital.org/getpage.php?name=scholarship&sub=Static.  Deadline is April 1. 
  • GBAA Scholarship:  Applicants must be planning to pursue a degree in the field of aviation (flight, engineering, maintenance or management and operations).  A 3.0 minimum GPA is required along with a completed application, an essay, letter of recommendation and transcript.  Applications are available at http://www.gbaa.org/site/gbaaplaytime/2014-scholarships or on the MPHS website.  Applications must be postmarked by March 1. 
  • Georgia Farm Bureau Scholarship:  Recognize and assist students who are going to pursue a college degree in agriculture or a related field.  Additional requirements are below:
    • The applications must first be approved and signed by the county Farm Bureau president where the application is being accepted before being submitted.  (This may be in the county where the student resides or the county where the student attends high school.)
    • Students submitting an application must be a Georgia high school senior for the current academic year and plan to be enrolled in a unit of The University System of Georgia or Berry College during the 2014-2015 academic year pursuing an undergraduate degree in agricultural and environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences or a related agricultural field.
    • Applicant must have a minimum 3.2 GPA.
    • Applications can be downloaded at www.gfb.org/programs/aic
  • Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association:  Applicants must submit a 700 - 1000 word essay on:  What are the common myths and misconceptions about fire sprinkler systems and how does the fire sprinkler industry best overcome these misconceptions?  Applications can be found at http://www.georgiafiresprinkler.org/events/essay-contest/ or on the MPHS website.  Deadline is March 11. 
  • Georgia Mining Association:  Applicants must submit a short application, essay , transcript and teacher recommendation.  Applications can be found at http://www.georgiamining.org/GMF-scholarship.php or on the MPHS website.  Applications must be postmarked by February 28.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship:  Application can be found on the Senior Scholarship page.  The deadline to apply is March 14. 
Fine Arts News
MP Talent Show
presented by the MP Drama Department
February 27, 2014
7:00 p.m.
BOE Auditorium
Admission $5  
Club News
FFA members will be participating in the State Livestock Show on  Thursday,  Friday and Saturday.
  • Exhibiting Hogs:  Caroline Waldrep,  Billy Kerner, Joshua Dewitt,  Destiny Williamson,  Rebekah Simpson,  Amber Pritchett,  Courtney Stovall, and Wyatt Stovall.
  • Exhibiting Cattle:  Caroline Waldrep and Jessica White.
  • Exhibiting Sheep:  Jessica White
FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) meets every Friday at 7:30 in room 122.  Everyone is welcome.

Sports Corner

Basketball 

The Lady Bulldogs are region 2AAAA champs for the 3rd year in a row. On Friday night we defeated Veterans 60 to 37. KeKe Calloway lead all scores with 28 points and Tyesha davis added 13. In the Championship game we played Rutland and defeated them 61 to 53. The leading scorers were KeKe Calloway with 27 points and Naisha Smith and Maya Stewart had 10 points each.

 

The Lady Bulldogs will play the first round state tournament at home Friday night at 6. We hope to see you at the game! 

 
The Boys Basketball team ended their season with a 73-59  region tournament loss to West Laurens. The varsity boys finished the season with  11 wins and 14 losses which is a big improvement from the 2012-13 season. With hard work in the off season the boys program will look to improve even more in the 2014-15 season. The players and coaches wish to thank all the students, faculty, staff and administration for their support throughout the season.
Check Out our Bulldog Athletics
page to access
the websites of all our sports.
Media Center Message
  
Deadline is THIS Friday!! 
Student Media 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: http://www.gsmf.us.


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