Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Progress Reports are due back to the 4th period teacher
by Friday March 28, 2014. 
Congratulations to our Young Georgia Author Winners!!!

Mary Sullivan Giles (9th), Marleigh Kuckuck (12th), Summer Sanders (10th)

Prom is Saturday, March 29th from 8:00 p.m. to midnight at the Macon City Auditorium.  Leadout will begin at 9:00 p.m.


Photography will take place at the Macon City Auditorium beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Students may sign up for picture appointments in the library.

Suckers for Seven:
  Students who passed 7 out of 7 of their classes on Report Card day were rewarded with suckers.


Our 3rd  Nine Weeks CHAMP Rewards Day will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014  during 6th and 7th period at the stadium!  We are not anticipating a change in location due to the tree removal at the stadium; however, if we do need to change the location, we'll be sure to communicate this to you in advance.


We have 507 students who are eligible to participate.  In order for a student to be eligible, he/she must have no more than 14 class period absences, zero tardies to class, zero tardies to school, and zero discipline referrals for the 3rd Nine Weeks. The decrease in participants is likely due to the additional absence criteria.   


Number of Eligible Students


1st Nine Weeks

2nd Nine Weeks

3rd Nine Weeks

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Eligibility for  Rewards Day starts over each nine weeks.  Our next Rewards Day will be held on May 16th.

REMINDER:  Senior Dress Code for Graduation

  • Long sleeve white dress shirts
  • Long dark ties (may be solid or a simple pattern)
  • Black dress pants
  • No jeans or work pants (Dickies)
  • Black socks
  • Black dress shoes. NO tennis shoes, work boots, or cowboy boots.


  • Black dresses short enough not to show below your gown (No strapless/halter dresses, or one shoulder dresses.)
  • Black dress shoes with low or flat heels.  NO tennis shoes or flip flops.
  • Small earrings (no large hoops). No bangles, large bracelets, or necklaces.
  • Do not bring purses or other items with you.  You cannot march with them.

 *Caps and gowns will be delivered in late April. 

Don't Miss Out!!

Purchase Your 2014 Empescope NOW!!


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!  

Counselors' Corner
Join the MPHS Counselor's Remind 101!  
Text @mphsco to 478-207-7031!
  • Mercer University will be hosting a Mercer Day and Night on March 26th.  To register, click here.  
  • Georgia Tech is holding their 4th annual Shadow Day on April 11th. This is an opportunity for high school students to experience the true life of a college student by learning about the application process and even sitting in on a college lecture. This is a FREE event that welcomes all high school students from 9th - 12th grade. Click here for more information.   
  • Albany State University will host a lunch & learn at MPHS on April 14th. Please register with your counselor if you are interested.  
  • Congressman Austin Scott is hosting a Congressional Art Competition with the winner receiving a trip for two to Washington DC, $3,000 year scholarship to SCAD and artwork will be displayed in the US Capitol.  For more information, click here.  DEADLINE for art submission is April 16!  
  • Juniors & Seniors:  May 2nd is the last day to arrange for a prearranged College Day Visit.
  • Click Here for Sophomore News.  
  •  Click Here for Junior News.  
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 added to 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.
  • The 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 for More Senior News.
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Fine Arts News
Student Art Exhibit 

Chorus Travels to Walt Disney World in Orlando!

Congratulations to the Mary Persons High School Chorus, directors Mr. Hernandez, Ms. Cloud and accompanist Terry Clopton who represented Mary Persons in Festival Disney hosted by Walt Disney World in Orlando this weekend.


The MP Chorus earned the highest rating of Superior from highly distinguished judges based on national standards of choral singing. The chorus also won the Silver award for having the 2rd highest score of all participating high school choral ensembles.


This is an outstanding accomplishment and the chorus is to be commended for representing Mary Persons in such a positive, dignified manner.


Club News

Fundraise with and support MPHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)!!


Zinch is a free, private site that helps college-bound high school students discover best-fit scholarships and colleges. Each year over a million high school students visit Zinch to help with college.

By signing up at Zinch will donate $1 to our local FBLA chapter. It's free to sign up!


All students from MPHS are eligible, not just FBLA members!

Beta Club
The next meeting will be Thursday, March 27, 2014 during lunch.  All service hours for seniors must be turned it by April 30th, and all service hours for sophomores and juniors are due by May 5th.  Spring Break is a great opportunity to complete service hours.  Also, remember your service to the elderly.
Hanging Baskets:  $8  each

Swedish Ivy, Wandering Jew, Boston Ferns, Ivy-Leaf Geraniums, Spider Plants, and Wave Petunias


Flats of Bedding Plants:    

$8 per flat or $2 per 6/pak

Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, Watermelons, Begonias, Impatiens, Salvia, Marigold, Vinca, Zinnia, Celosia, Ageratum, and Verbena


Potted Flowering Plants:   

$2:  4 inch pot       $3: for 6 inch pot       $5 for 1 gal and 2 gal pots.

Geraniums, Petunia, Lantana, New Guineau Impatiens, Gailardia, Columbine, and Foxglove.


For more information, contact   

FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) meets every Friday at 7:30
in the Media Center
Everyone is welcome.  
Sports Corner
golf5.jpg Golf Match 3/20/14 at Forsyth Country Club:
Mary Persons, FPD, and Locust Grove

Taylor Kite of Mary Persons was medalist for the girls and MP wins the match with scores listed below for each golfer.

Medalist for the boys was Dalton Johnson of Mary Persons with a two under par 34.

LaGrange Tournament Results 3/24/14:  We finished fourth out of 7 teams. 

The Troup High Golf Team hosted the Inaugural Troup County Par Three Shoot Out on Wednesday at the First Tee of Troup County. 58 Golfers competed in the event.  Columbus Northside was the Varsity flight team winner with a score of 236 and Brookstone was runner up with 245. The low medalist was decided in a sudden death play off between Trent Nobles of Northside and Dalton Johnson from Mary Persons High School. Nobles edged out Johnson for the victory with a fantastic chip on hole #1 from the pine straw behind the hole to make his par and secure the low medalist honors.   

Mary Persons Individual Scores
Dalton Johnson 56
Coleman Martin 67
Hunter Roberson 66
Carson Rowland 72
Kaleb Franklin 78
Taylor Kite 68

*NOTE:  The match at River Forest on March 26th has been CANCELLED. 
A new match has been scheduled for Thursday, March 27th at Forsyth Country Club vs. Jones County.
Tennis News

The boys and girls tennis teams had a nice week with a big region win over Rutland on Tuesday, March 18th. The boys team remains undefeated while the girls are in the region race with only one loss. 


Next week will be a huge region week for both the boys and girls as the MP team travels to Baldwin on Tuesday (3/25) and then ends the week at home against an always tough Veterans squad on Thursday (3/27). 

Soccer News  

The Lady Dogs Varsity soccer team defeated Jackson 4-2 on Friday night at Lancaster Field for their 5th consecutive victory of the season. Senior Caitlin Stephenson recorded a hat trick while Junior Annie Kate Barnes tallied a goal and an assist. Freshman Maiah Wiley also added an assist on the night. Katie Bottomley and Caitlyn Onstott recorded 4 and 2 saves respectively.  

On Tuesday night, MP hosted the Lady Trojans of Peach Co. and earned a 3-1 victory. Annie Kate Barnes, Ashlyn Dell, and Catilin Stephenson scored one goal each. Maiah Wiley added 2 assists and Stephenson recorded one assist. Caitlyn Onstott recorded one save on the evening. The next game for the 7-4 Bulldogs will be in Macon against the Vikings of FPD.


The Boys Varsity soccer team wins fifth straight

The Mary Persons boys soccer team is unbeaten in its last eight games. Friday the Bulldogs (8-1-2) defeated rival Jackson 5-4 at home. That victory came after a 5-2 trouncing of Peach County three days earlier. Dennis Miller, Devin Williams and Josh Hampton all had goals for MP in the win over Jackson. The Bulldogs had a 17-8 advantage in shots and led 5-1 midway through the second half. MP hung on from there to earn its fifth straight victory. Hampton and midfielder James Davis had the goals for MP in the win over Peach. MP outshot its opponent 18-4 on the night. Next up for MP is a trip to FPD on Thursday night followed by a visit to Jones County.

Check Out our Bulldog Athletics
page to access the websites of all our sports.
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