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Progress Reports go home Thursday, March 20, 2014.
They are due back to the 4th period teacher
by Friday March 28, 2014. 
My Teacher is Tops!

Coach Steve Herr is featured on My Teacher is Tops, on 13-WMAZ. 
Click Here to access the news feature.

Congratulations to
Ms. Catherine Berner, February's
Teacher of the Month!!!

Senior Shirts 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.

Congratulations to Our Student Media Festival Winners

Jayson Cox

Jake Hardeman

Jayson Cox and Jake Hardeman entered projects in the Mary Persons Student Media Festival.  Their projects advanced to the Monroe County system level festival, and will now advance to the Georgia Student Media Festival which will take place in May. Congratulations to both of these students, and good luck to them as they advance to next level.

Time is Running Out to Purchase Your 2014 Empescope!!


The yearbook is still on sale for $65!  Don't forget to see  

Mrs. Hogan to pre-order your book while there is still time!  

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!
Counselors' Corner
Join the MPHS Counselor's Remind 101!  
Text @mphsco to 478-207-7031!
Seniors: Are YOU on the Senior Wall of Fame? 

If you have been accepted and committed to a college, please bring a copy of your acceptance letter or e-mail it to the counselor's office so you can be included on the Senior Wall of Fame
  • Scholarship Deadlines are Fast Approaching!!!  There are new local scholarships available online. 
  • 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.
  •  Click Here for More Senior News.
Do you still need to take the SAT or ACT?
Fine Arts News
Chorus News:

Congratulations to the Mary Persons HS Women's Choir, Mixed Chorus, director Mr. Hernandez, Ms. Cloud and accompanist Mr. Clopton for receiving superior ratings in performance and sight-reading at the 2014 Georgia Music Educators Association Large Group Performance Evaluations.


A Superior rating denotes "an outstanding performance worthy of distinction of being recognized as among the very best".


Congratulations choirs for representing our school in a Superior way!

The Drama Department

Romeo, You Idiot 

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


HOSA traveled to Bulldog Country (Athens) for our State Leadership Conference and competitions during the first week of March.


Tyler Phagan and Audrie Etheridge made it as a finalist in First Aid and CPR. Claire Douthit made it as a finalist in Medical Assisting. They competed against 3,400+ students!!! We are so proud of them making it to the final round and it was very exciting!


We are all very proud of all of the HOSA competors from Mary Persons: Alexis Baldwin, Alexis Passmore, Allyssa McGee-Webb, Audrie Etheridge, Cameron Hicks, Claire Douthit, Cheyenne Mayo, Katlyn Sanders, and Tyler Phagan.


These students also sat in on workshops to learn about: "Open Heart Surgery", "Breathing Badly", "Red Cross", "Becoming a Community Doctor", and "Introduction to Sports Medicine".




The American Red Cross presented a scholarship for the first time this year at the HOSA convention to schools for their community service work and disaster preparedness. Mary Persons HOSA will apply for this scholarship next year.


Our next HOSA  meeting is Thursday, March 20th.



Please congratulate the following students for competing and placing at state competition in Atlanta this past weekend.

Top Left:  Jackson Walton-3rd Place Accounting II, Alexis Baldwin-5th Place E-Business,   DeeKay King-5th Place E-Business and 2nd Place Health Care Administration


Top Right:  Wes Thompson-5th Place E-Business


Students Attending:  Alexis Baldwin, Joshua Berkebile, Taylor Bryant, Joel Harbin, Olivia Jernigan, DeeKay King, Marleigh Kuckuck, Sydney Lawrence, Abbey Parlier, Katie Sanders, Trevor Self, Alexandria Steinhauer, Wesley Thompson, Jackson Walton, Sequoyah Warthen, Kristen Wilder, Elaine Wood


Jackson Walton and DeeKay King will be attending the National FBLA Conference in Nashville, TN June 28-July 2
FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) meets every Friday at 7:30
in the Media Center
Everyone is welcome.  
Sports Corner
golf5.jpg Golf Results for 3/12/14 at River Forest Golf Club 

Three way match -- Mary Persons (host), Veterans and Howard.  


Weather Cold and big wind gust throughout the afternoon.  Tough conditions


Team Scores 

Boys -- Mary Persons 166,  Veterans 198, and Howard 236

Girls -- Veterans 150 and Mary Persons 174


Low Medalist - Boys: Dalton Johnson 36/Girls: Taylor Kite 44


Individual Scores 

Mary Persons Boys - Dalton Johnson 36, Hunter Roberson 41, Coleman Martin 44, Carson Rowland 45, and Kaleb Franklin 46

Veterans Boys  - Austin Millwood 41, Cole Hinson 45, Jordan Schnee 52, Bradley Rutzioky 60, Reid Martin 62, and Aaron Weschler 66

Howard Boys  -- Weldon Hutchings 45, Chase Ducharme 58, Clayton Patterson 64, Zach Carlson 69, A.J. Brown 70, and Daniel Allen 71


Veterans Girls -- Megan Riddick 47, Amanda Marks 50, Kelly Colson 53, and Elise Georgeff 61

Mary Persons Girls -- Taylor Kite 44, Carley Martin 60, and Tula Waldrep 70

Tennis News

In Tennis, the boys and girls teams had a solid week, with both posting wins over Lamar County and Westside. The region win against Westside moves the boys to 3-0 in region play while the girls moved to 2-1. Two matches are scheduled for the week of March 17 including F.P.D. and Rutland, both of which are on the road. Individually, Abby Owen continued her resurgence on the girls side with two straight wins while Halie Seitz posted a huge singles win against Lamar with a balanced baseline and net game. On the boys side, Justin Mckinney and Joe Allen both picked up singles victories against Lamar while the combo of Harrison Fry and David Johns scored a nice doubles win over the Trojans as well.

Soccer News   

MP Boys soccer remains unbeaten in region play, faces rival Jackson on Friday night


The Mary Persons boys soccer team is on a roll. Last Friday the squad improved to 6-1-2 on the season after beating Central-Macon. The No. 10 ranked Bulldogs rolled to an easy 7-0 triumph on the night. The victory came just 24 hours after traveling to Baldwin and returning with a 4-1 region win. MP remains unbeaten in region play at 3-0 and it hasn't lost in its last six games. Junior Josh Hampton had four goals against the Chargers. Devin Williams, Ryan Shepard and Will Walters also found the back of the net on the night. Defensively the Bulldogs allowed just a single shot on goal and outshot their opponent 24-1. The Baldwin win was arguably MP's biggest region victory to date. The Bulldogs led 2-0 at the half and were able to pull away for a comfortable win in the second half. Senior captain Dennis Miller netted two goals on the night while freshman James Davis and Hampton also scored. The Bulldogs outshot the Braves 18-2 on the night. MP hosts rival Jackson this Friday night before traveling to Warner Robins and FPD next week. 


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: 184

Veterans High School: 176

Upson-Lee High School: 52



MP: 198

Veterans High School: 198

Upson-Lee High School: 42




Olympia High: Triple Jump, 400, 300H, 100H

Niesha Lyons: Shot

Amecia Pennamon: Long Jump, 100, 200, 4 x 1



Toshiana Strickland: Triple Jump

Casandra Shannon: Discus

Zykeria Rutland: 200



Carmen Ralls: Long Jump

Morgan Haney: 3200, 1600

Eriel Morgan: 400




Malik Bledsoe: 300H, 110H

Kardarius Jackson: Long Jump

DaMarcus Davis: Discus

Julius Stroud: 400, 4 x 4

Kendrell Taylor: 200



D Gaines: High Jump

Quen Head: Triple Jump, 4 x 4

Tra Taylor: Shot Put

Tyler Shappered: 3200

Kendrell Taylor: 200



Jatori Sims: High Jump

Bruce McCall: Triple Jump

John Williams: 3200

Tray Weaver: Long Jump, 4 x 4

Charlie Castell: Discus

Quen Head: 400

John Perkins: 100

Kamron Pennamon: 200

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