Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat

 Credit Recovery, Session 4, starts Monday, March 17th!   

Please see Mrs. McLuen for more information!   

The last day to sign up is March 14th!

Click Here for a Credit Recovery Application. 


Congratulations to the Mary  Persons High School Literary Team, coordinator and coach Mr. Hernandez, coaches Dr. Bazemore, Ms. Greenway, Ms. Cloud and accompanist Terry Clopton for being the 2-AAAA First-Runner-ups. We are excited to share with you the individual results of our Region Literary Competition from March 7th.   

  • Region Champion in Girl's Extemporaneous Speaking: Erin Owens
  • 2nd place in Trio: Breanna Ault, Katie Gorman and Sharon Kinsella
  • 2nd Place in Boy's Essay: Ripkin Gorman
  • 2nd place in Boy's Extemporaneous Speaking: Will Newton
  • 3rd place in Quartet: Josh Swiney, Clay Teem, Ben West and Frank Wilder
  • 3rd Place in Boy's Solo: Kyle Culley
  • 3rd Place in Boy's Dramatic Interpretation: Jamie Helms
  • 3rd Place in Girl's Dramatic Interpretation: Sarah Wood
  • 4th Place in Girl's Solo: Sharon Kinsella

Along with accompanying team members Kelsea Carneal, Rebecca Clements, Kayla Kuhr, Caitlin Mooney, Jessica Vedas, Kirsten Wilder and Kaitlyn Yaussy, Mary Persons High School's team earned enough total points to win the First Runner-Up trophy.


Erin Owens will advance to the Georgia High School Association AAAA State Literary Competition that will be held at Veterans High School on Saturday, March 15th.


Congratulations to the 2014 Literary Team for an outstanding season!  

Seniors Shirt Deadline

The deadline for ordering senior shirts is Friday, March 21st.  

See Mrs. Peacock between classes or before or after school to order.  

The cost is $10.

Choosing the Best speaker, Valerie Hicks, recently spoke to 10th grade literature classes. Ms. Hicks is the Youth Development Coordinator for the North Central Health District. She discussed the importance of sexual abstinence, and making wise choices which will ultimately affect the rest of their lives.  Ms. Hicks stated that "people are not born winners or losers, people are born choosers." Thanks to Mrs. Movene Futch for coordinating the speakers for this program that has made a tremendous impact on the students of Monroe County.

9th Grade AP World History Students: Review session for the AP World History Exam continue every Tuesday during HS 101 and from 3:15 - 3:45 every Thursday. In addition, students planning to take the AP World History exam should review their note cards (concept cards) daily! Remember, if you have signed up to take the exam, you need to STUDY for it!

Yearbook early ordering has been extended through April 18th!  

 Buy your yearbook for $65 online at Jostens or through Mrs. Hogan at MP.  After April 18th the cost goes up to $70 on distribution day and is first come, first served.

Counselors' Corner
All Students:
  • The University Of Georgia College Of Veterinary Medicine is having an Open House on Friday, April 4th. Click Here for More Info.  
  • For those who are interested in becoming an engineer, The Naval Academy Summer STEM Program is offered to rising 8th-11th Graders. Selection is based in large part on ensuring geographic representation along with overall accomplishments in and out of the classroom. Application deadline is April 15th and all applications must be submitted online! Click Here for More Info.
  • Senior Day at Central Georgia Technical College - Friday, April 11, 2014.  Click Here for Details. 
  • 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 beginning March 1.
  • Scholarship Deadlines are Approaching!!!  
  • Go to the Senior Scholarship page to see the 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.
Do you still need to take the SAT or ACT?
Fine Arts News
The Drama Department presents  

Romeo, You Idiot 

(a classic tale of Romeo & Juliet with a gangster twist)  

March 20 & 21, 7:00 p.m.

BOE Auditorium

Admission is $3  

Student Art Exhibit
  • Visual Arts Spring Student Exhibit: week of March 24-28 at the Monroe County Library, reception on Tuesday, March 25 from 6-8pm. 
Club News

Over 300 staff members and students participated in the nationwide Spread the Word to End the Word campaign on March 5th. A banner was set up in the commons area during lunch and Best Buddies members educated their peers about why using the R-word, retard/retarded, is derogatory. Every signature on the banner represents a pledge to stop using the R-word!

41 Beta Club
members attended the Georgia State Beta Convention on March 7th & 8th in Atlanta, and competed in many different academic and art competitions. Stephanie Colwell competed for State Beta Club President and represented our school well.  The MP Beta Club placed 2nd in the scrapbook competition. 
Spanish Club will hold its next meeting at El Tejado on Monday, March 17th at 5:30. The evening is meant to give students a chance to practice conversational Spanish. They will attempt to not only order in Spanish, but also to converse in Spanish with the teachers and other club members throughout the meal. We are also hosting a drive this spring to collect school supplies to be sent to kids in Guatemala. Donations may be sent to Ms. Slaughter.
FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) meets every Friday at 7:30
in the Media Center
Everyone is welcome.  
Sports Corner

Girls Basketball News

Congratulations goes out to KeKe Calloway for being named Region 2AAAA Player of the Year for the second year in a row. Congratulations also to Tyesha Davis for being selected to the All-Region Team for Region 2AAAA.


We would also like to congratulate KeKe Calloway for being selected to play in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Game. The game will be played at Armstrong Atlantic state University in Savannah, Ga. on March 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

The Boys Tennis Team remains undefeated in region play with wins over Perry at home and Howard on the road. The Girl Tennis Team is still solidly in the region race with a 1-1 record thus far.

Boys and girls have 3 matches this week. It is hoped that the boys will stay undefeated in region play Tuesday with a win over Westside. The girls are hoping to move to a game over 500 if they can win against the Westside squad. 

Soccer News   

 Last Thursday's Varsity Soccer games vs. Central-Macon has been rescheduled for Friday, March 14 at 5:30 p.m. (girls) and 7:30 p.m. (boys) at HOME. Note the change in location to a HOME GAME.


MP Girls Soccer team lost 2-1 to Upson-Lee in Thomaston last Tuesday evening. Freshman Emily Barnes scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs that gave them an early lead over the Knights. The Lady Bulldogs resume region play this week against the Westside Seminoles and Baldwin Braves. Both of these matches are on the road.  


MP Varsity Boys Soccer team is going to be a busy group in the coming days. The No. 10 Bulldogs travel to Baldwin on Thursday for a region game, then host Central-Macon on Friday, Peach County on Tuesday, and then rival Jackson on March 21.


Last week, the Bulldogs traveled to Upson-Lee and came home with a 1-1 draw despite a second half performance worthy of a victory. After falling behind by a goal in the first half, the Bulldogs responded with an impressive second-half performance that saw them control much of the possession. Sophomore Trea Atkins came off the bench to tie things up after making a surging run down the left and cutting inside before beating the goalkeeper for his first goal of the season. MP stayed on the attack for much of the second half and had Upson-Lee back on its heels. Junior Josh Hampton pounced on a ball in the box off a cross and nearly secured the win, only to see his shot rebound off the cross bar. A flurry of chances came late in the match, however the Bulldogs weren't able to find the back of the net. 

Click here to access the MP Soccer page, where you will find team rosters and schedules for all teams.  

Track Meet Results from last week:


MP: 200

Veterans: 152

Jackson: 96



MP: 156

Veterans: 124

Jackson: 99


1st Place Winners

Malik Bledsoe (110 H)

Akebren Ralls (100)

4x1Relay Teams (Jamari Jackson, Akebren Ralls, Quen Head, Kendrell Taylor) Kardarius Jackson (Long Jump) Quen Head (Triple Jump)

4x4 Teams (Julius Stroud, Bruce McCall, Trey Weaver, Quen Head) Kendrell Taylor (200)


2nd Place Winner

Tray Weaver (Long Jump)

Tra Taylor (Shot)

DeMarcus Davis (Discus)

Charlie Castell (Discus)

D. Gaines (High Jump)

Bruce McCall (Triple Jump

Kamron Pennamon (200)

Roddrick Patterson (110 H)

Julius Stroud (400)


3rd Place Winner

Johnathan Williams (1600M)

Allen Bell (Shot)

Julius Stroud (Triple Jump)

Kendrell Taylor (100)


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