Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
MP Teacher Spotlight
This week's spotlight is on Ms. Samantha Trevitt. Ms. Trevitt graduated from Georgia College and State University with a Bachelor's degree in Art, and from Lesley University with a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction/Integrated Teaching Through the Arts.  She has been a teacher for 9 years, and was inspired to become a teacher by her teachers and her love of all things ART. She worked through college painting murals, and as a make up artist.  When asked what he liked most about her job she said "the students".  In her spare time she enjoys reading, painting, and spending time with her family. Ms. Trevitt's favorite memory from high school was her art classes.

Ms. Trevitt said she "would love to travel anywhere!"
Her favorite book is The Awakening by Kate Chopin. Her favorite sport and sport's team is Auburn Tiger Football. "War Eagle!" 

Ms. Trevitt said her grandfather is her favorite role model. Her "bucket list" consists of "making everyday count". 
Powder Puff Game 
Monday, September 29, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Dan Pitts Stadium
Admission $1.00 
Let the Games Begin
Homecoming 2014 
The Homecoming Parade will be October 9th, and the Homecoming Game will be October 10th.

Click here for a list of this year's dress-up days.
*Go ahead & plan your 2014 Homecoming week attire.
eMPscope Yearbook News
Early Bird Yearbook Sale 
Yearbooks are $55, now
through September 28th. 
 Click Here
Remind: Receive important yearbook updates & messages via text by texting @empescope to 706-622-3762
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
Counselors' Corner
You are Invited

GSFC/College Information Session

Tuesday, October 14, 2014  

@ 6:00 p.m.

MPHS Cafeteria 


A representative from Georgia Student Finance Commission will be here to talk about new changes with HOPE Scholarship.  Recruiters from local colleges as well as military personnel will be present to talk with students and parents about college admissions as well as dual enrollment opportunities.

Seniors Have 2 College Day Visits

& Juniors Have 1 College Day Visit 

Steps to take college visit:

1) Students will need to reserve a date and time with the college,

2) Notify the counseling department at least one week prior to the visit.

3) Get a prearranged absent form from the counselors' office.

4) Get all teachers to initial the form and turn the form in to the front office for Mr. Finch to sign.

5) Bring a written statement from the admissions office stating that the student was there.

Important HOPE GPA Information 

During MP Period last week, students received a copy of their current HOPE GPA. Many of our students have a GPA that is bordering on 3.0. Please note that HOPE DOES NOT round up and obtaining good grades in core classes this year is critical in order to have a 3.0 after graduation. Please remember that HOPE only considers core courses such as English, Math, Science, Social Studies and Foreign Language. Click here for more information about the HOPE scholarship.  


Sophomores - PSAT

 The PSAT will be administered on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. All sophomores will take this exam at no cost. Click here for a parent handout addressing the benefits of taking the PSAT. 

Juniors & Seniors - TRIO Waivers   

Please note that students who participate in TRIO can receive two waivers for the SAT and two waivers for the ACT. A TRIO application must be completed and turned in to the counseling department. Also, students receiving free or reduced lunch can also have up to two waivers for each test. Please see your counselor for more information.


Seniors - Early Action Application for UGA 

October 15 is the deadline for Early Action applicants for the University of Georgia. The application is now live.  Click here for a short helpful video if you are considering applying early. If you would like to know the difference between Early Action versus Regular Decision, click here. Early action applicants must demonstrate academic excellence (GPA/SAT or ACT scores are the ONLY factors considered).  


Seniors:  A Josten's Representative will be here on October 1st during lunch and after school to take orders for caps and gowns, and other senior items. 

Upcoming College Lunchroom Visit

Miles College- 10/29


College Preview Days 

  • Georgia State University is hosting Panther Preview Day September 26, 2014.  Students will have the opportunity to sample the classes they'll be taking, take a tour of the campus without boundaries, meet with student leaders, attend an application workshop, learn about financial aid, housing and career services.  Interested students click here to register.
  • Kennesaw State University is hosting Owl Nation Preview Day September 27, 2014 for interested students.  This event will give you the opportunity to meet faculty from each of the seven academic colleges, receive detailed information about admissions and much more! You will tour the campus as well as our award winning housing communities and enjoy a complementary lunch at our nationally ranked dining facility, The Commons! Invitation Event Only -

PROBE College Fair  

September 30 


Middle Georgia State College

This is a great opportunity for students and their parents to visit with college and military recruiters from all over.


Tech Tip
Evernote is a comprehensive FREE App for note-taking.  It has all the features that students would ever need to create, organize and search their notes.   
Join the MPHS Counselor's Remind 101!  
Text @mphsco to 478-246-1956
Fine Arts News
Tri-M Inducts New Members
Tri-M (Modern Music Masters) Music Honor Society

Tri-M recently inducted new members.  The Tri-M Music Honor Society is an international program dedicated to the recognition of exceptional music students who meet the music, academic, service, leadership, and character criteria as well as guidelines set by each individual chapter. Tri-M is a program of NAfME: The National Association for Music Education, which is the largest arts education association in the world.



Mr. Charles Hernandez

Mr. Eric Thompson


New Inducted MP Student Members

Dakota Bittick

Tyee Browne

Dakota Ellison

Allie Gleaton

Morgan Goodwin

Jameson Houser

Caitlin Mooney

Ashlyn Shoup

Joshua Swiney

Josh Ware

Katie Anderson

Breanna Ault

Rebecca Clements

Stephanie Colwell

Kyle Culley

Malcolm Curtis

Shelby Demos

Lauren Flowers

Kira Van Hoy

Lindsey Kinsella

Sharon Kinsella

Noah Samuelson

Janelle Shultz

Mikayla Singletary

Kyle Sullivan

Tori Taylor

Clay Teem

Wes Thompson

Frank Wilder



Honorary Lifetime Members

Mr. Anthony Pack-Superintendent of Monroe Co. Schools

Mr. Jim Finch-Principal of Mary Persons High School

Ms. Sarah Alford-Assistant Principal of Mary Persons HS

Ms. Tammy Marion-Assistant Principal of Mary Persons HS

Mr. Grady Caldwell-Director of Monroe Achievement Center

Ms. Barbara Dean-Charter Guest Speaker,

Retired Artist in Residence at Mercer University and Music Supporter

Dr. Purcell Kelley-Retired Choral Director of Duke University

and Community Fine Arts Advocate

Ms. Lea Anne Walters-Chorus Director of Monroe Co. MS

Mr. Jackson Daniel-Assistant Superintendent of Monroe Co. Schools

Dr. Angie Dillon-Assistant Superintendent of Monroe Co. Schools

Dr. Mike Hickman-Assistant Superintendent of Monroe Co. Schools

Dr. Gary Walker-Assistant Principal of Mary Persons HS

Mr. Stephen Braswell-Elementary Band Director and Assistant Band     Director of Mary Persons HS

Ms. Melissa Pettinger-Band Director of Monroe County MS
Mr. Terry Clopton-
Choral Accompanist for Mary Persons HS

Dr. Jennifer Flory-Guest Speaker, Choral Director at GCSU and Music Supporter 

Upcoming Events


  • A Night of Comedy & Drama - October 18 & 19, 2014
  • Fall Band Concert - October 21, 2014
MP Band & Auxiliary in Action 
The marching band is on its way to completing in this year's competitive halftime show "one small step". Keep an eye out during halftime to see the new things added from week to week. Also, watch out for some surprises that will surely be out of this world. The band's first competition is on October 18th.
Club News

HOSA News  

The Blue Out Day turned into a Blue Out county-wide. Other schools, the Monroe County Hospital, Social Services, and the community participated in the Blue Out Day. A big "Thank You" to FBLA  for assisting with the creation of the candles for the vigil. 


At the school we collected $1,016.60 for the families.  In addition, SkillsUSA also collected $500.  A huge "Thank You" to the Monroe County BOE's Transportation Department for also contributing to the cause.  

Spanish Honor Society News
Spanish Honor Society Officers for 2014-2015
President - Grace Hoffman
Vice President - Katie Sanders
Secretary - Katie Anderson
Spanish Club News
There will be a meeting THIS Thursday morning at 7:30 in Ms. Slaughter's room.
FCA News
Join us EVERY Friday morning at 7:30 in the Media Center.  All are invited to attend!
Beta Club News 
REMINDER:  Club dues are due by This Thursday
  • New Member Dues - $25
  • Returning Member Dues - $10 

Those not paying their dues by the deadline will be dropped from the club roster.

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

The MP Boys finished 4th overall, with Lawson Weldon finishing 18th, Jonathan Williams finishing 23rd and Addison Chapman finishing 25th.  All received medals for finishing in the top 25.  The MP Girls finished 6th, Katie Beth George finished 24th and also received a medal.  

Football News

The Mary Persons Bulldogs defeated LaGrange 26-6 on Friday night to improve to 3-1 on the season. The offense got TD's from Malik Bledsoe, Dee High, John Perkins, and a field goal by Josh Hampton. On defense, Demarcus Davis had 3 sacks and 4 TFL's, while Quen Head and Kameron Pennamon had INT's. The Bulldogs open Region 2-AAAA play on Friday at Perry. Game time is 7:30.

Softball News 


The JV Dogs beat Veterans 5-2 last Tuesday. Lori Smith went 2-3 and Kennedy Finch 1-1. They are now 6-1 on the season.  


The Bulldogs lost to Veterans 5-2. Alexis Passmore went 2-3 while Jordan Rozier and Shelby Sims went 1-2. They are now 6-1 in the Region and 12-2 overall.  

The JV Dogs beat Jackson 12-0 last Wednesday. Lori Smith went 3-3 and Madison Ayers 2-2. They are now 8-1 on the season.  


The Bulldogs beat Jackson 8-3. Jordan Rozier, Hannah Swearingen and Megan Bell went 2-3. They are now 7-1 in the Region and 15-2 overall.   

Our Fall Sports are in full swing. 
Click here to access all of our sports.
There you will find schedules for each sport.
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