Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
*Note the Early Release of all high school students on May 22nd & 23rd. 


There are still a few yearbooks available for purchase  

at a cost of $70.  

See Mrs. Hogan on the main campus if you are interested.

  • Thursday, May 22, 2014 - Baccalaureate at 7:00 p.m. at Forsyth United Methodist Church
  • Friday, May 23, 2014 - Graduation at 8:00 p.m. at Dan Pitts Stadium

Click Here for Senior Dress Code for Graduation.  


Need a Final Transcript? 

To request a final transcript please do it through your college411 account. If the college is "private or out of state" you will need to send an email to Mrs. Miller ( with the subject title "Final Transcript".  Also, please provide the name and address of the college to which it needs to be sent.

Class of 2015 - Senior Pictures 

Senior Pictures will be taken Wednesday, July 30 - Monday, August 4.  Retakes will be Saturday, September 13.  The photographer will be set up in the Common Area at MPHS, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Students will receive appointments from Lifetouch during summer

Summer Reading for Honors/AP Students 

Students enrolling in Honors/AP literature and language classes will be assigned summer reading. Students will be able to acquire these novels from various bookstores. The following is the list of the novels that all upcoming students should have read during the summer BEFORE returning for the fall semester of 2013: 

  • Honors Ninth Grade Literature:  To Kill a Mockingbird  by Harper Lee
  • Honors Tenth Grade Literature:  Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • AP Language/American Literature: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and The American Crisis by Thomas Paine--Essays 1, 2, and 13  (
  • AP Literature:  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurstonand A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
LAST CHANCE:  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!!!
It would make a great graduation gift!!
Counselors' Corner
Summer is a great time to VOLUNTEER!!!

While putting finishing touches on summer plans, don't forget to leave some quality time for volunteer activities or projects.  You'll find that incorporating service into your life can definitely be habit-forming--in a very good way!


Join the MPHS Counselor's Remind 101!  
Text @mphsco to 478-207-7031!
Fine Arts News
Marching Band Summer Practice Schedule
Club News

FBLA Night at the Waffle House!

Tift College Drive 

Wednesday, May 21

2:00 - 9:00 p.m.

 Support Jackson Walton & Marquavious King who will be going to the National FBLA Conference in Nashville, TN, June 29-July 3.  

 FBLA Elects 2014-2015 Officers 

 FBLA recently elected officers for the 2014-2015 school year. Pictured are (l-r) Sydney Lawrence, Member Support Chair; Olivia Jernigan, Competitive Events Chair; Kristen Wilder, Secretary; Sequoyah Warthen, BAA Chair; Elaine Wood, Reporter/Historian; Abbey Parlier, Fundraising Chair; Katie Sanders, President; Summer Sanders, Service Chair; Alexandria Steinhaeur, Social Chair; and Deekay King, Vice-President.  

Beta Club Presents $585 to Jay's Hope

The Beta Club raised $585 this year for Jay's Hope by sponsoring Dress-Down Days for teachers.  Pictured are Rachel Pope, Robert Farmer, Cindy Gaskins (Founder of Jay's Hope), Summer Sanders, and DeeKay King.

Beta Club Members:
Remember to take advantage of and keep up with your summer volunteer opportunities.  Summer is a great time to earn volunteer points!!!

Click here to print the Volunteer Service Form.  Make sure to get the form signed by the person in charge of the projects in which you volunteer.

FFA News


Congratulations to Caroline Waldrep.   

She was recently elected  as the Central Region Area III FFA President.

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. The deadline to purchase tickets is May 19th. To purchase a ticket, please contact or  
Click here to learn more about Best Buddies.
Sports Corner
Volleyball News 

*Any girls interested in playing volleyball can pick up a summer schedule in the front office. 

Soccer News

Junior midfielder/forward Josh Hampton was one of the nominees selected for the 2014 Georgia High School All-Star Game sponsored by and the Georgia Soccer Coaches Association. Hampton helped lead the Bulldogs (10-6-2) to a region runner-up finish and No. 2 seed in this year's Class AAAA state playoffs. He had a team-high 23 goals along with 5 assists. Pictured are Hampton, right, and MP head coach Allen Luton following the game held in Marietta on Sunday, May 18.

Summer Soccer Camp

WHAT: 2014 MP Bulldog Soccer Camp

WHEN: June 16-20, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each day

WHERE: Billy Lancaster Field at MCMS-Banks Stephens Campus

WHO: Campers age 14 and under


Those registered by June 7 will receive 20% discount!  

All campers will receive a T-shirt!


Contact Coach Luton at or Coach Jones at to register or fill out the brochure and mail it in.


Click Here for the Summer Soccer Camp Brochure. 

Baseball News
The 7th Annual Future Bulldog Baseball Camp will take place June 16-19.  The camp is for players ages
6 to 12, and will focus on developing fundamentals
in hitting, pitching, fielding, and base running techniques.

Cheerleader News



Mark Your Calendars!


Cheerleading Summer Workouts

Starting June 3- July 24, every Tuesday & Thursday from 2-4 p.m. @WHMS!


June 30- July 4: NO CHEER EVENTS


Summer Skills Camp  

July 28-30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Varsity Competition Choreography  

July 30, 4-8 p.m. & July 31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Varsity Spirit Sign Day 

July 31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


golf5.jpg Golf News
The boys team tied for 6th in the State Tournament, and the girls team placed 14th.

State Tournament Results:
Boys Individual Scores
Dalton Johnson - 78
Coleman Martin - 81
Hunter Roberson - 90
Carson Rowland - WD
Kaleb Franklin - 94
Dyllon Leonard - 77

MP Team - 326
Girls Individual Scores
Taylor Kite - 87
Carley Martin - 89
Lydia Harrell - 140
Tula Waldrep - 155

MP Team - 316

Media Center Message
Take the Challenge!!! 

High school students are encouraged to read  

5 fiction books & 5 non-fiction books during  

the summer.   

Click here to find out more about   

Georgia's 2014 Summer Reading Challenge. 

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