Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
MPHS makes front page news in The Telegraph
on Sunday with our Positive Behavior Interventions & Support plan. The article features Quinn Chesney. Click here to read the article.  #Champ!!!

 

Important Testing Schedules

Exam Schedule for Underclassmen

*Note the Early Release of all high school students on May 22nd & 23rd.

Kayla Kuhr Recognized as
Golden Eagle Honorable Mention in Drama



Our MP Golden Eagle Nominees:
Art - Emily Fletcher
Athletics - Sam Watson
Citizenship - Hannah Johnston
Drama - Kayla Kuhr
English - Ripken Gorman
Foreign Language - Anna Leigh Nix
Math - Brooke Wyatt
Music - Kaitlyn Yaussy
Industrial Vocational - Matthew English
Science - Corey Stewart

The Golden Eagle Awards are sponsored by The Telegraph.

Media Festival Entry Advances to International

Congratulations to Jayson Cox! His media festival project "The Importance of Green Energy" scored a 100 at the state level and will advance to the International Student Media Festival.
Senior Group Picture Available for Purchase

MPHS Class of 2014 
Senior Group Picture money is due by Friday, May 9 to
Dr. Bazemore. While this may not be the exact picture,
the one you receive will be very similar.  Order forms are
available from your English teacher.

Students Qualify for National Bridge Design Contest

  

Daniel Collins and Tucker Poupard

 

The Qualifying Round ( Jan. 14th - May 2nd ) of the Engineering Encounters National Bridge Design Contest ended this past Friday. The name of the contest has changed, but the bridge design software is still called West Point Bridge Designer. We had 2 teams qualify to compete in the Semi-Final Round on May 30th. Forty-four teams from across the country will be competing from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on that date. Our students were the ONLY high school students from Georgia to qualify for this competition. There were approx. 4,046 high school teams competing as of the evening of May the 1st. Daniel Collins and Tucker Poupard, both 11th graders, will be competing separately. Each student will be working alone, competing against each other and the rest of those chosen, but both representing Mary Persons.  About Engineering Encounters: They are engaged in collaborations and partnerships with the American Society of Civil Engineering, the United States Military Academy Center for STEM Education, the United States Naval Academy Center for STEM Education, and the Army Educational Outreach Program. Click here for the official contest results. 

MP Hosted Special Olympics Last Friday

REMINDER:  MP Parent Organization

Join the MP Parent Organization! Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the MPHS cafeteria.  We have several events planned for the month of May.   We would greatly appreciate it if you would be able to serve as a parent volunteer.  

 

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 2:15 - Organizing souvenirs for distribution for Senior Week

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10:30 - Serving lunch at the Senior Picnic

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 1:00 - Serving items at the 4th Nine Weeks CHAMP Rewards Day

 

In order to volunteer for an upcoming opportunity, you must have completed volunteer training.  Please contact Ms. Reye McLuen for more information regarding the training requirements at reye.mcluen@monroe.k12.ga.us

 

If you have completed the training and are interested in helping with an upcoming opportunity, please contact Ms. McLuen or Ms. Alford at sarah.alford@monroe.k12.ga.us .   Thanks in advance for your support! 

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

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?
May 9th is the deadline to register for the June 7th test date.
Fine Arts News

The MP Chorus performed the Nation Anthem at the National Day of Prayer service at the Monroe County Courthouse on May 1st.

Art News: 

Ciara Bostick was the District 5 Winner for the 2014 Georgia Farm Bureau art contest.  Her artwork will be featured in next year's Farm Bureau calendar.





Club News
Congratulations to FFA member Caroline Waldrep for winning the State Extemporaneous Speaking contest this past weekend.  Caroline will represent Georgia FFA in the National Contest this fall.

FBLA Fundraisers  

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Coke Fundraiser

See an FBLA member, Ms. Little or Ms. Sanders.

All orders are due Wednesday, May 7, 2014. 

Best Buddies News:
Mary Persons' chapter of Best Buddies International is planning to send 6 incoming officers to the organization's annual leadership conference in Indiana this summer, July 25-28. The total cost per person for the trip is about $650. You can help send these students to leadership conference by purchasing either a $2 or $10 raffle ticket for a chance to win ThirtyOne products valued up to $90! 34 winners will be selected. To purchase a ticket, please contact elizabeth.holloway@monroe.k12.ga.us or annie.haynes@monroe.12.ga.us.
Click here to learn more about Best Buddies.
FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) meets every Friday at 7:30
in the Media Center
Everyone is welcome.  
Sports Corner

Track News:

Lady Bulldogs track and field team competed in the GHSA State Championships May 1-3.  Carmen Ralls, Zykeria Rutland, Eriel Morgan, Olympia High, and Amecia Pennamon qualified for the competition.  Amecia Pennamon finished 2nd place in the 100 meter dash and placed 4th in the 200 meter dash.   The team finished 14th out of a total of 38 schools that qualified for the GHSA State Track Meet. 

 

Amecia Pennamon getting ready to start the 100m dash.    

High School Cheerleading Tryouts will begin this Wednesday, May 7 through Friday, May 9 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tryouts will be held at William Hubbard Middle School gym! All cheerleading candidates must turn in a completed tryout packet & have an updated physical on file. Transfer buses will be available to transport to WHMS! Please contact Amber Ridley at amber.ridley@monroe.k12.ga.us with any questions or concerns.
GO BULLDOGS!

Boys Soccer Team Falls in Double Overtime

The Mary Persons boys soccer team suffered a heartbreaking double-overtime defeat to Jonesboro in the Class AAAA state playoffs on Saturday night at Billy Lancaster Field. The Bulldogs (10-6-2) lost 2-1 after the senior-laden Cardinals (10-4) scored with just over 2 minutes remaining in the second overtime period of the game. MP had battled back after falling behind 1-0 in the first half to tie things up by halftime. The two teams traded blows in the second half. A shot by junior Josh Hampton looked to be destined for the goal after he sliced through the defense, but the Cardinals came up with a key block that prevented MP from taking the lead. The Bulldog defense held firm the rest of regulation and into overtime until Jonesboro was able to cut the ball back across goal and get enough of a touch on the ball to guide it into the goal. The loss was the final game for senior All-Region midfielder Dennis Miller, who was also a team captain this season. Fellow senior goalkeeper Sam Watson also finished his career with MP. He had 13 saves on the night.

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Golf AAAA STATE SECTIONAL - MARCH 5, 2014

BULL CREEK GOLF CLUB - COLUMBUS, GA

 

GIRL TEAM SCORES

1.BURKE COUNTY 277

2. WAYNE COUNTY 288

3. EASTSIDE / NEWTON COUNTY 302

T4. PERRY 304

T4. STEPHENS COUNTY 304

6. STATESBORO 310

7.JOHNSON / GAINESVILLE 320

8. MARY PERSONS 322

9. FAYETTE COUNTY 325

10. HERITAGE / CATOOSA COUNTY 327

11. LAFAYETTE 328

12. CARROLLTON     338

13. SPALDING 352

14. LOCUST GROVE 402

15. CAIRO - WITHDREW

 

1-9 TEAMS ADVANCE TO STATE

 

Mary Persons will advance to State on May 19th at Waynesboro Golf Club.

 

MP Team Individual Scores

1. TAYLOR KITE 87   FIFTH PLACE FINISH

2. CARLEY MARTIN 109

3. LYDIA HARRELL - 126

4. TULA WALDREP - 132

The Boys Basketball Team is having a   

Coke Fundraiser through Friday, May 9th. Please see one of our basketball players  

to buy a case of Coke product.


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