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School Day Pictures
Thursday, August 28, 2014
CTAE Energy Pathways Program Facility
Monroe County Schools held a ribbon cutting this past week for the new Mary Persons High School CTAE Energy Pathways Program Facility housed at the Monroe County Schools Education Center.  The classroom suite, houses a lab area and a classroom.  The program, under the direction of Mr. Bob Meacham, is in its second year.  The pathway is an opportunity for Monroe County Schools' students to graduate with a high school diploma as well as knowledge and skills of the energy industry, a vital part of Monroe County and the Middle Georgia economy.  For pictures of the new Energy Pathway Classroom, click here. 
Choosing the Best Makes Impact in Monroe Co.
We have had some very encouraging news about efforts to lower teen pregnancies with the Choosing The Best programs. We have learned from Georgia Public Health that data was being revealed which showed that teen pregnancies in Monroe County had reached a historic all time low. The school system also revealed that there has been a steady rise in high school graduation rates since the program started in 1999.  Valarie Hicks, Youth Coordinator with North Central District of Public Health, has been sharing with many other groups what The Pregnancy Center has done in our schools with the Choosing The Best program.  This story can be found in detail on the Choosing The Best website.  Look on the right side and you will see the story about Monroe County. 
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Club Sign Ups
August 25-28, 2014
Main Campus/Commons
Freshman Campus/Media
Attention Parents of Seniors
Senior Salutation Ads are on sale now.  Deposits are due by October 14, 2014, and the balance is due by December 12, 2014.  Senior Ads are designed for those who wish to congratulate their graduating seniors with a personal message and photographs in the MPHS yearbook.
If you are interested in buying a Senior Salutation (often called "Baby Ads") please Click Here to Access the Senior Ad Form.  If you have any questions please email Mrs. May at

Class of 2015 - Senior Pictures 

Senior Picture Retakes will be Saturday, September 13.  The photographer will be set up in the Common Area at MPHS.   Students should receive an appointment card in the mail.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Brandi May at 

Senior Trip!

We are putting together a travel opportunity for Seniors for summer 2015 to travel to AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND.  Seniors who would like to take a Journey Down Under, please join us in the MP Media Center for an informational meeting on Wed, Aug 20th right after school. For more information see Ms. Slaughter, or email her at 

Parent Volunteers & Mandated Reporter Training
Any parents who are planning to serve as chaperones on field trips, booster club volunteers, etc. will need to go through our Mandated Reporter Training (click here for training dates) and follow the Monroe County BOE procedures for volunteering.
Counselors' Corner
Interested in Fire & Emergency Services Career

Students with an interest in the career field of Fire and Emergency Services are invited to attend an Open House for Exploring Post 101 hosted by Monroe County Fire/EMS. Exploring is a hands-on,  career-based, extra-curricular club for teens and young adults.  Students must be at least 15 to participate. The sign-up fee for August - December 2014 is $10. Parent or guardian must attend Open House.  

What: Exploring Post 101 Open House

When: Sat., August 23, 3 p.m.

Where: Station 14 on Dames Ferry Rd., Forsyth

For more info: Email

Join the MPHS Counselor's Remind 101!  
Text @mphsco to 478-207-7031!
Fine Arts News
Tri-M News

Tri-M is a national music honor society recognizing students for their leadership, musical ability, academic excellence, character, school and community involvement and service. We are proud to announce our MP Chapter officers for the 2014-2015 school year!

Janelle Schultz-Secretary, Kyle Sullivan-Vice President, Lindsey Kinsella-President, Malcolm Curtis-Historian, Sharon Kinsella-Social Chair
Art News

This past week in AP Studio Art, students used blue painter's tape to create representations of realistic one-point linear perspective on the walls in the hallway outside of the Art room.  The groups used school hallways as a guide. 

Club News
Beta Club 
Students may sign up during their English class on the main campus, or their science class on the Freshman Campus. 

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.
Sports Corner
Cross Country News

2014 Cross Country Schedule
Football News

Scrimmage Game: MP 42 - Southwest 0
2014 Varsity Schedule
Volleyball News
Fastpitch Softball 

The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Parkview last week to play their first game of the season. The Bulldogs scored 2 runs to go up 2-0. Parkview answered back to tie it up 2-2. Parkview rallied to go up 7-2. The Bulldogs scored 4 in the 6th inning to close the gap to 7-6.  In the top of the 7th, Allyssah Mullis hit a home run to tie it up and Jordan Rozier knocked in the go ahead run. Leading hitters were:

Jordan Rozier 3-4 

Allyssah Mullis 2-4

Halie Seitz 2-4

 Click here to access the Fastpitch Softball website  

where you will find schedules and rosters.

Cheerleader News
MP "Jr. Cheerdawg"
Cheerleading Clinic

Saturday, August 23, 2014

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

MCMS Banks Stephens Gym

Pre-K - 6th Graders


Click Here for More Details. 

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