Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat

Congratulations to
Ms. Julie Carter,
Teacher of the Month
for March!!!

Parents:  We Need YOUR Support!  

Join the MP Parent Organization!  Our next meeting will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the MPHS cafeteria. Refreshments will be served.

CAP & GOWN Pictures - See Ms. Peacock to sign up.  There is no sitting fee. Pictures will be taken on the day caps and gowns are distributed, April 28th.  This date will be rescheduled if it is raining.  


Click Here for Senior Dress Code for Graduation.  

Summer School Registration
Students needing to recover academic credits have the opportunity to earn credit during MPHS Summer School.  Cost is $50 per unit; payment and registration form should be returned to the school office by Friday, May 23, 2014.  Classes will be held Monday-Thursday and students are responsible for providing their own transportation.  Please "click here" for the registration form and detailed information.  If you have any questions, please call the Graduation Coach, Mrs. McLuen at (478) 994-2812, ext.5003

Shea Sparks entered the Barnes and Noble writing contest at the request of her English teachers, Sara Gassett and Julie Bazemore.  The contest asked students to write a brief essay about their most memorable teacher. Shea's essay won at the local level  and now is entered in the regional contest. If it wins at that level it could go forward with the possibility of earning $5000 for the school and Mrs. Julie Carter, Shea's most memorable teacher. On Wednesday April 9, 2014 Shea received a certificate and gifts from the local Barnes and Noble store for her winning essay.
Class of 2026 Visits MP

HES kindergarteners visited the MP Campus.  They toured the media center, healthcare science lab, Mac lab, the art room, and the cafeteria.
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Attention MP Service Organizations & Athletic Teams:  The ACS Monroe County Relay for Life committee has opportunities for your members to earn community service hours by volunteering to help with several events.  Dates when help is most needed are: May 2nd, 16th & 17th.  For more specific information contact Mrs. Woodward at

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

 Reminder - SAT Boot Camp  

Saturday, April 19. 2014

8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    

Pre-registration required.
Join the MPHS Counselor's Remind 101!  
Text @mphsco to 478-207-7031!
Underclassman Honors Night - April 24, 2014 @6:30 p.m.
Senior Honors Night - May 8, 2014 @6:30 p.m.
Department of Corrections Campus, Roberts Chapel
Do you still need to take the SAT or ACT?
Fine Arts News
Georgia Farm Bureau Art Competition Winners

Congratulations to our school's winners of the Georgia Farm Bureau Art Competition:  1st place: Ciara Bostick, 2nd place: Julia Parrott, 3rd place: Emily Fletcher, 4th place: Triston Sexton, 5th place: Julia Ladd

These students' drawings will go on to the state level Competition.

Drama students performed The Wizard of Oz, directed
by Mrs. Lori Greenway and Mr. Charles Hernandez.

Club News
FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) meets every Friday at 7:30
in the Media Center
Everyone is welcome.  
Sports Corner
Cheerleading Informational Meeting
Monday, April 28, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m.
MP Cafeteria
Tryouts will begin Wednesday, May 7

Sam Watson has signed a letter of intent to play football at Mars Hill. Sam is pictured here with his parents, Sandy and Glenn Watson, as well as his siblings, Abby and Beau.  Also pictured are his coaches:  Jeremy Rayburn, Pat Burdette, Brian Nelson (Athletic Director), and Matt Gordon.
MP Boys Soccer Team Vying for Region Title

The MP boys soccer team has a crucial stretch of region games ahead in the coming week. After a home game against West Laurens (yesterday), the squad travels to Veterans on Friday night before returning home for a Senior Night contest against Howard next Tuesday. Wins in both of those games would go a long way toward securing another Class AAAA playoff berth for the program. The defending region champion Bulldogs (8-4-2) are still in the hunt for the region title, but would need help in order to complete that feat. Last Friday, MP fell 2-1 to No. 10  Perry in an exciting game. After falling behind early, the Bulldogs battled back to tie things up in the second half at 1-1. Senior Dennis Miller netted the lone MP goal of the game on a free kick at the top of the penalty box. Perry was able to come away with the winner late, however, handing the Bulldogs their first region loss of the season.

 4/9/14 Match at Healy Point between
FPD & Mary Persons High:

The team scores were FPD Boys 162,  Mary Persons Boys 169, and Mary Persons Girls 157.  Mary Persons Girls won the match.

Low Medalist for the Boys was Dalton Johnson of Mary Persons with a 38, and Low Medalist for the Girls was Taylor Kite of Mary Persons with a 47.  


4/14/14 Match at Forsyth Country Club between Upson Lee & Mary Persons:  The team scores were: Upson Lee Boys 173  Mary Persons Boys 173.   Mary Persons Girls played as individuals -  Taylor Kite was the low medalist for the day shooting a 37.157.  Low Medalist for the Boys was Dalton Johnson of Mary Persons with a 38  - Low Medalist for the Girls was Taylor Kite of Mary Persons with a 37.    

Check Out our Bulldog Athletics
page to access the websites of all our sports.
Media Center Message
National Library Week is April 13-19. This week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), and is to celebrate the contributions of libraries and library workers, and to promote and support libraries. The theme for National Library Week is Lives Change @Your Library. 
 Click Here for the National Library Week Activities @ Your Library.
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