Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat

Sports Physicals 

Wednesday April 23, 2014 


Middle School Physicals  

(rising 7th and 8th graders) 5:00-6:00


High School Physicals  

(rising 9th - rising 12th graders) 6:00-7:30


Cost is $10

Progress reports are being sent home by the  

4th period teacher on Thursday.  

They are due back signed by a parent by Friday May 2nd.

CAP & GOWN Pictures - See Ms. Peacock to sign up by Friday, April 25th. 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. 

MP Hosts Blood Drive
Mary Persons had 180 students, teachers, and community members signed up to donate at the blood drive on April 21st. By the end of the day there were 163 official people who checked in. The Red Cross had not seen this big of a turn out from Mary Persons before. All of the students were CHAMPS and represented Mary Persons very well to the American Red Cross staff. On the behalf of Healthcare and HOSA we want to say "Thank you to all of the teachers and staff for being a huge support." Together we saved hundreds of lives.
REMINDER:  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

Boston & New York Trip
MP Students pose for a picture in Time Square after their Broadway show.  

This picture is in Copley Square in Boston, in front of the Boston Public Library and near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. 

A group from MP participated in a six day trip to both Boston and New York City during Spring Break.  They learned about the history and culture of these two great American cities, and traveled with a high school group from South Dakota. Those who participated were: Allen Smith, Sara Gassett, Madison Norris, Deekay King, Evan Owens, Trevor Self, Cameron Hicks, Kayla Pace, Ariel Newman, Kaityln Yaussy, Marcquii Hicks, Justin McKinney, Abby Owen, Emily Buice, and Elizabeth Pierotti.
Order Your MP Tervis Tumbler TODAY!!!
Counselors' Corner
Join the MPHS Counselor's Remind 101!  
Text @mphsco to 478-207-7031!
Do you still need to take the SAT or ACT?
Fine Arts News
Congratulations to Mikayla Singletary for representing our school and county as one of the top musicians in the region at Valdosta State's Region Honor Band. Hundreds of students from across Middle and South Georgia auditioned, and only 80 were selected for this prestigious group.
Club News
Spanish Club is collecting items to send on a mission trip to Guatemala. Requested items include: men's socks, ladies' hair accessories, and school supplies. The Spanish Club will meet Thursday, April 24th at 7:30 a.m. Chick-fil-a biscuits will be available for purchase for $2 or free by bringing a contribution to our Guatemala project.
Beta Club Meeting
The next meeting will be Thursday, April 24th, during lunch.  Seniors are reminded that ALL volunteer service hours should be turned in by April 30th.  The deadline for underclassmen is May 2nd. 

There are several upcoming service opportunities.  Stop by the media center to sign up.
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

Results from the 2014 Region Track Meet


Akebren Ralls -100M Region Champion

Kendrell Taylor - 200M Region Champion

DeMarcus Davis - Discus Region Champion  

Malik Bledsoe - 110HH Region Runner- Up

Akebren Ralls; Kendrell Taylor; Quen Head; Kamron Pennamon - 4 x 100M Relay Region Champions


Amecia Pennamon 100M; 200M - Region Runner- Up  

Olympia High 100LH; 300H - Region Runner- Up

Amecia Pennamon; Olympia High, Erial Morgan; Zykeria Rutland 4th in 4 x 400M Relay

Ansley Clark 3rd - 3200M

Neyshia Lyons - 4th in Shot Put


A Sectionals Track Meet for Regions 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be held next Saturday April 26 at Thompson Stadium in Macon. 

Tennis News:  Both MP teams finished second in region play and will host a first round state matchup. State Playoffs began Monday, April 21st.  The girls will play host to Upson-Lee Monday, April 21st at 4pm at MP while the boys will open up against Griffin on Tuesday, April 22nd at 4pm at MP.
 The Lady Bulldogs Soccer team improved their record to 9-5 with a 2-0 shutout victory over West Laurens last Tuesday night at Billy Lancaster Field. Senior defensive midfielder Leah Haygood gave MP the lead in the first half after pounding home a shot from the 18 yard box. In the second half Freshman Maiah Wiley assisted Senior Caitlin Stephenson who ripped a shot off the right post that caromed into the net. Sophomore Katie Bottomley made 2 incredible saves at goalkeeper to maintain a clean sheet. The Bulldogs must face region foes Veterans and Howard to finish off the year.
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