Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Progress Reports - Thursday, October 9, 2014.

MPAC News- MP Parent Organization

The next MPAC meeting will be held on Monday, October 13th at the main campus.  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
Congratulations to
Ms. Jen Bond
of the

MP Teacher Spotlight
This week's spotlight is on Mr. Steve Herr. Coach Herr graduated with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. He has been a teacher for 25 years, and was inspired to become a teacher by his friends.  Besides being an educator, he has worked in steel construction.  When asked what he liked most about his job he said "helping students to achieve what they thought they couldn't"  His favorite memories from high school are Saturday afternoon football games.

Interesting places that Coach Herr has visited are California, New Mexico, and the Bahamas. His favorite book is Poland by James Michener. His favorite sport is football, Georgia & Penn State. The 3 items he has on his "bucket list" are to travel across the country on a Harley Davidson, to travel to Europe, and visit the Grand Canyon. 
Economics Students Learn About Circular Flow

Mrs. Peacock and Mr. Simmons classes played an interactive game to learn about the circular flow of economic activity.
Let the Games Begin

Homecoming Parade - October 9th

Homecoming Game - October 10th

Homecoming Dance - October 11th

Click here for a list of this year's dress-up days.

Homecoming Dance Information:  The dance will be October 11th, from 8:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. in the MP Gym. Tickets are $5 and will be sold through Wednesday, October 8th. Tickets may be purchased in Mrs. Hightower's room on the Main Campus, or in the Front Office during 2nd period on the Freshman Campus. ALL tickets will be sold in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Date approval forms are available in the Front Office on each campus. Dress for the dance is semi-formal. 
Senior Homecoming Project
During Homecoming Week the Senior Class will be sponsoring a canned food drive which will be a class competition and the winning class will be recognized at the pep rally. Students will be asked to bring canned goods and drop them off either in their class sponsors' classrooms (Bazemore-12; Carter-11; Gassett-10; Estes-9) or in the class's drop box in the Media Center. This event is replacing the canned food drive the seniors usually do along with the toy drive so we can focus on toys only at that time. 
Recent Fire Drill Practice

Each month, as state mandated, we practice for a fire drill.
eMPscope Yearbook News
Attention Seniors & Parents of Seniors
Attention Parents of Seniors
Senior Salutation Ads are on sale now.  Deposits are due by October 10, 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
Yearbook Sale 
Yearbooks are now $65
through October 31st. 
Get Yours Now Before the Price Increases!!
Click Here to Access a Yearbook Sales Flyer.
 Click Here
Remind: Receive important yearbook updates & messages via text by texting @empescope to 706-622-3762.
Yearbooks may be ordered online, or you may contact Ms. Brandi 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.

All Female Students
The Georgia Tech Women in Engineering program is excited to announce the 16th annual Engineering Career Conference (ECC) for current female high school students of all grades. ECC is designed to give high school girls information about the multiple engineering disciplines offered at Georgia Tech to help them decide if they'd like to study engineering in college. The event will be held on Thursday, October 9. Click here to register.

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.   Also, students can click here for PSAT practice.


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).    

More Early Action Deadlines

Georgia Tech - October 15

Mercer - November 1

Emory - November 1

Georgia College & State University - November 1

Harvard University - November 1  

Princeton - November 1

Kennesaw State University - November 3  

Georgia State - November 15   

Upcoming College Lunchroom Visit

Columbus State College - 10/20

Miles College- 10/29


The ASVAB will be administered on November 6th.


College Preview Days   

  • Georgia College & State University is hosting Fall Fest, Saturday, October 18.   This is an exceptional opportunity for prospective students to discover the benefits of attending Georgia's public liberal arts university. Get a glimpse of what it will be like to be a GC student and have a chance to spend time with representatives from all major offices and departments on campus. Interested students should click here to register. 
  • Georgia Tech is hosting a Preview Georgia Tech for prospective high school students October 20. Preview Georgia Tech is a daylong open house, offering participants the opportunity to meet with Georgia Tech faculty, staff, and students. The event takes place in the heart of the Georgia Tech campus, giving students the opportunity to tour the campus and sample student life. Interested students should click here to register. 

Tech Tip has helped 50 million students find money since the site was founded 15 years ago. It was the first online scholarship matching service and the first free national scholarship matching service. There are ENDLESS possibilities once a student completes a profile and it is FREE! Go to and check out the options!

The counselors will host  

Apply to College Day

  November 14, 2014 

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Join the MPHS Counselor's Remind 101!  
Text @mphsco to 478-246-1956
Fine Arts News
Student Artwork on Display

Student Artwork was displayed this past weekend at the Forsyth Train Festival, as well as the Georgia National Fair Youth Art Competition this week thru October 12th in Perry.

  • A Night of Comedy & Drama - October 18 & 19, 2014
  • Fall Band Concert - October 21, 2014
Club News
Academic Team

Our Academic Team traveled to Dublin High School this past weekend for the Georgia Academic Team Association's Fall Event.  We had 3 teams that competed from MP. Both the Varsity and the JV teams advanced to the quarterfinals of the playoffs, and the Novice team took home a 3rd place trophy for its division. Congratulations to all of the students that competed, especially those that attended a tournament for the first time! Academic Coaches are Trey Bernard and Randi Brady.
FBLA members recently collected hygiene products for iCARE Boxes to help serve homeless students in Monroe County.  They collected enough hygiene supplies to make 54 boxes. Thank you to all who contributed.

FBLA kicks off their Krispy Kreme Doughnut & Coffee Fundraiser.  The dates for the fundraiser are October 7-17.  The delivery date for the doughnuts is October 22nd & for the coffee will be delivered October 29th.

FLC (Fall Leadership Conference) registration fee is $50 and is due by October 10th.  The dates are November 18th & 19th in the beautiful city of Athens, GA. 
TSA News
Jabari Jones and Daniel Collins
This past Monday was Tech Day at the Georgia National Fair. Daniel Collins and Jabari Jones competed in the Structural Bridge event. They placed 5th out of 74 teams competing. It was their first time in that event. Please congratulate them on their accomplishment.
TSA members attended Tech Day along with their advisor, Mr. Sindersine.
FCA News
Join us EVERY Friday morning at 7:30 in the Media Center.  All are invited to attend!
Sports Corner

Basketball News

Basketball Practice starts October 27, 2014. Anyone interested in playing will need a physical and all paper work filled out. All Girls interested in playing need to see Coach Greene for information. Boys interested in playing should see Coach Nix for more information. 

Cross Country News

Both the boys and girls won their home meet last week. Six other teams competed against us. Kayley Dale ran fast enough to earn a varsity letter. 

Football News
Our next game will be our Homecoming game on October 10th vs. Howard High School. Come out and support your MP Bulldogs.

The Touchdown Club is holding their annual BBQ fundraiser on Friday, October 10th before the Homecoming Game.  Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, October 9th.  You may contact Mrs. Hightower at, or Mrs. Johnston at, or any Touchdown Club member for tickets. 

Softball News
Region Playoffs begin this week! 
Volleyball News
Our Area tournament is at Baldwin High School on October 11th.
Our Fall Sports are in full swing. 
Click here to access all of our sports.
There you will find schedules for each sport.
Media Center Message
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