Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat

Gold Rush

(community pep rally) 

Thursday, August 28

@ 7:00 p.m. 

Dan Pitts Stadium.

School Day Pictures
Thursday, August 28, 2014
MP Teacher Spotlight
This week's spotlight is on Ms. Jana Peacock.
Ms. Peacock graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelors in International Affairs and a Masters in the Art of Teaching.  She has been a teacher for 11 years, and was inspired to become a teacher by the great high school teachers she had who cared.  Prior to teaching, she worked at a dry cleaners and she also planned youth conferences.  When asked what she liked most about her job she said she "laughs every day and loves to see students master difficult concepts".  In her spare time she loves to cook, and she makes a new recipe every week.  One of her favorite memories from her own high school days was going to Prom with the man who became her husband.  She and her husband traveled to Italy for their 10th wedding anniversary. 

Ms. Peacock is currently reading Clementine and Watership Down.  She said that both books are excellent.  Her favorite sports teams are the MP Bulldogs and the GT Yellow Jackets!  Her role models are her friends who are working moms and good parents.  They inspire her to do her best at work and at home.  Three things on her "bucket list" are to eat at WD-40, walk on the Great Wall, and to visit the Louvre.

Credit Recovery Sign-up Has Begun  

Our fall session will start September 8!  Students who need to regain credits from previously failed courses can choose from three time slots; morning, afternoon, and Saturday school.  Each credit course will cost $50.  The last day to sign up is September 5th!!  You can download the application here or pick one up from our Graduation Coach, Mrs. McLuen.

MP Students Present at Rotary Meeting

Sharon and Lindsey Kinsella presented at the Rotary Club meeting this past week. They shared their experiences as participants in RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy) this past summer at Georgia Southwestern in Americus.


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 the training requirements.

MPAC News- MP Parent Organization

The next MPAC meeting will be held on September 8th at 3:15 at the main campus.  We are looking forward to an awesome school year!  As parents we welcome the opportunity to be collectively engaged in the academic and social success of our children.  Joining MPAC can only enhance the great educational experience that MP already offers its students.  If you would like more information about MPAC, please contact us by email at   

Get Involved!
Club Sign Ups THIS WEEK
August 25-28, 2014
Main Campus/Commons
Freshman Campus/Media
During Lunch
Congratulations to our 2014-2015
Class Officers & Representatives

*There is a mandatory Student Council meeting Thursday, August 28th at 7:30 a.m. in Mrs. Trevitt's room.  Make plans to attend.
Attention Seniors & Parents of Seniors
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

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
Counselors' Corner
Join the MPHS Counselor's Remind 101!  
Text @mphsco to 478-207-7031!
  • Georgia Tech and UGA invite you to attend your local student/parent information session TONIGHT, August 27 at 6:30 in Macon at Stratford Academy. This is a great opportunity to learn more about their admission processes and requirements, financial aid/scholarships, and more about life on campus.  For more information, go to
  • Military Academy Day will be held on Saturday, September 13 at 9:00am at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, GA for interested high school students.  Representatives from U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy,  U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Please visit to register by August 29, 2014.

  • Gordon State College  will be conducting at lunchroom visit on Tuesday, September 2.  If your child is considering attending Gordon, this is a great opportunity to talk with an admissions recruiter.

  • See above for Credit Recovery Information.  Click here to access a registration form. 
  • Click Here for More Senior News 
  • Click Here for More Junior New 

Do you need to take the SAT or ACT?

 Click Here for SAT/ACT Testing Dates & Deadlines.


Tech Tips

  1. Quizlet at  is an amazing resource full of pre-made flash cards for the SAT and ACT.  They also have flash cards for every subject and topic imaginable.  This is a great, free resource for your student that can be added to their smart phone or tablet.
  2. Check out  It is a great, free resource full of post-secondary planning information.  A Junior Year Planning Worksheet is attached for your review.
Fine Arts News
Band News
The Band recently held a car wash fundraiser in order to help raise funds for the band. Although we aren't sure what was washed more the cars or the students, cars were cleaned, money was raised, and a good time was had by all!

Attention Parents of Band Members:  Support your favorite bulldog by purchasing an ad in the Fall Sports Preview section of The Reporter. It will run on September 10th.  The deadline for purchasing your ad is September 5th by noon.  Call The Reporter at 994-2358, or email to
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
Our Fall Sports are in full swing. 
Click here to access all of our sports.
There you will find schedules for each sport.
Cross Country News
Perry Invitational (above): Varsity Girls finish 4th.

The Varsity Boys finished 6th out of 13 teams. Jonathan Williams earned a medal for 14th and Lawson Weldon for 22nd , 236 boys competed. The Varsity Girls earned a trophy for finishing 4th out of 12 teams. Summer Sanders earned a medal for 17th , Katie George for 19th and Kayley Dale for 25th, 133 girls competed.
Softball News

The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Veterans last week to play a JV and Varsity game.  


The JV won 16-6 behind the pitching of Lori Smith.

Leading hitters were:

Madison Ayers 3-3

Tiella Banks 3-3

Kennedy Finch 2-2

Payton Poland 2-3

Autumn Justice 2-3


In the varsity game, the Bulldogs were led by Megan Bell who pitched a 2 hitter, striking out 5.

Leading hitters were:

Megan Bell 3-3

Kassidy Sikes 1-2

Halie Seitz 1-3

Reyna Grier 1-3


The Bulldogs go to 4-1 after playing two games at Gordon College last Saturday. Lost to ELCA 11-0 and won to Cook County 5-1. 

Volleyball News
Congratulations to the Varsity squad for beating Americus last Thursday! Show your MP support this Thursday as we take on Americus and Baldwin at home! Games are at 5 and 7.
Cheerleader News

On Saturday August 23, the Mary Persons High School Varsity Cheerleaders hosted their annual "Junior Cheerdawgs Clinic". There were over 150 girls ages 4- 12 who attended this event. The MP Cheerleaders instructed campers in basic fundamental cheerleading skills including jumps, motions, cheers, chants, and dance! The campers also worked in small groups to learn tumbling and stunting skills. The Junior campers received a t-shirt & pom-poms at the end of the day. Campers were invited to showcase their new skills at the community pep rally, Gold Rush, this Thursday, August 28 at 7pm!


Attention Parents of Cheerleaders:  Support your favorite bulldog by purchasing an ad in the Fall Sports Preview section of The Reporter.  It will run on September 10th.  The deadline for purchasing your ad is September 5th by noon.  Call The Reporter at 994-2358, or email to   


 Backyard Brawl T-Shirts Still Available!!

Please contact Mrs. Holloway at, if you have any questions.
Media Center Message

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