Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Pink-Out Day - TODAY!!!
October 29, 2014
We have designated Wednesday October 29, 2014 as "Pink-Out" Day as part of the United Pink Out Day Campaign for breast cancer awareness. Every one is encouraged to wear PINK. Donations of $1 will also be collected and donated to United in Pink, Inc. 
13WMAZ Interviews Students
Wyatt Bleshoy and Trey Weaver are shown here during their interview.

13WMAZ was on campus this past Wednesday interviewing  

students for a story they are completing on PBIS in Bibb  

and surrounding counties. Early indications are that the  

segment will air Thursday of this week.

Math Tournament Sign Ups 

Any students who are interested in competing in the 2015 Georgia Southwestern High School Mathematics Tournament on Friday, February 20th, 2015 need to contact Mr. Bernard ( as soon as possible. This is a great resume booster!
MP Teacher Spotlight
This week's spotlight is on Coach Kurt Greene. Coach Greene received his masters degree from the University of Georgia. He has been teaching for 35 years, and was inspired to become a teacher by his high school basketball coaches, Coach Grady Pittman and Coach Richard Reid. When asked what he likes most about his job he said "coaching basketball". His favorite memory from his high school years is playing sports.

His hobbies include watching football, and basketball, and going to the lake to relax.  He enjoys reading books by Roy Williams.  His favorite sports are basketball, UGA football, and University of North Carolina basketball. His role model is Dean Smith.  Three items that he has on his "bucket list" are "to go to a North Carolina/Duke basketball game at Duke, go to on an Alaskan Cruise, and to go to Costa Rica.
eMPescope Yearbook News
Yearbook Sale 
Yearbooks are now $65
through October 31st. 
Get Yours Now Before the Price
Increases to $70!!
Click Here to Access a Yearbook Sales Flyer.
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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
Early Action Deadlines

Mercer - November 1

Georgia College & State University - November 1

Harvard University - November 1  

Princeton - November 1

Kennesaw State University - November 3  

Georgia State - November 15   


Early Decision Deadlines

Emory- November 1 


Several colleges are waiving application fees in honor of Georgia Apply To College Month.  Please see below:   

  • Seniors applying to Georgia Gwinnett College:  GGC will waive its $20 application fee, through November 21. No special code necessary. Submit applications through
  • Middle Georgia State College will be participating in the Apply to College event in November and will not charge the $20 application fee online from November 1 - November 30.
  • Albany State University will waive their application fee from November 1 - November 30.

Upcoming College Lunchroom Visit

Miles College- 10/29


The ASVAB will be administered on November 6th at 8:00 a.m. in the cafeteria.  Click here for the ASVAB Fact Sheet


College Preview Days   

  • Valdosta State University's visitation day will be held on November 1Click here to register

  • Georgia Southwestern State University is hosting Preview Day on November 1Click here to register.  

  • Armstrong State University is hosting Pirate Preview Day on November 1. Click here to register.

  • University of West Georgia is hosting UWG Preview Day on November 2Click here to register
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is hosting Stallion Day on Saturday, November 15.  Find out about ABAC's new 4 year programs, financial aid opportunities, and admissions requirements.  Click here to register.

  • Darton State College is hosting Visitation Day on November 15. Click here to register.
  •  Discover Berry is scheduled for November 22. This preview program is designed as an introductory event for high school or transfer students and families who are just beginning their college search. Click here to register.
  • Columbus State University is hosting Discovery Day November 22 for interested seniors.  Seniors have the opportunity to engage with current CSU students, speak with faculty and staff, and tour the campus.  Interested students can click here to register.

Do you need to take the SAT or ACT?

 Click Here for SAT/ACT Testing Dates & Deadlines.


SAT Boot Camp is Saturday, November 1st, 8:00-12:30, for those who signed up in advance. 

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 Art Projects
Art I students created Zentangle. The sugar skulls designs are in celebration of Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead).
AP Studio completed Skeleton Studies.
Drawing students are currently working on Gridded Portraits.
One Act Play Competition
Into the Woods Cast - placed 4th in Region Competition
Region 2-AAAA All-Star Cast Members:
Frank Wilder, Kyle Cully, and Sharon Kinsella
Club News
Beta Club News
The next Beta Club meeting will be Thursday, October 30th, during lunch. Make plans to attend.  Convention registration forms were given out at the last meeting.  If you did not sign up but you are interested in going to the Georgia State Convention on March 6th & 7th, please see Mrs. English for a registration form. Forms are due back
November 20th, along with a deposit of $50 and a copy of insurance card.

Upcoming Fundraiser: 
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale - November 2nd - 19th
Delivery Time: November 21st, at 3:00 p.m., in the Media Center

Upcoming Service Project:
Operation Christmas Child - All members are encouraged to fill a shoebox for a child.  For information on filling a box please click here.  All boxes should include a $7 check or money order to cover shipping, made out to Samaritan's Purse, and place it in an envelope on top of the items inside your shoebox. You may also Follow Your Box by making your $7 donation online. All shoeboxes should be turned in to Mrs. English by November 20th.
*Coffee delivery date is Wednesday, October 29th.
*FBLA Halloween Social, Thursday, Oct. 30 3:15-4:15 Snacks and games!
*FLC (Fall Leadership Conference) is November 18th & 19th in the beautiful city of Athens, GA. 
FCA News
Join us EVERY Friday morning at 7:30 in the Media Center.  All are invited to attend!

Interact News
Interact will hold their next meeting on Thursday, November 6 at 7:30 am in Room 226. Members only breakfast!
SkillsUSA News


SkillsUSA members recently attended the SkillsUSA Leadership Conference on Jekyll, Island. The guys in attendance were: Joey Nutt, Trey DeRieux, Ryan Jones, Damon Cox, Matthew Benson, Conner Johnson, Wyatt McTeir and Nano Castillo.

Throughout the trip the team was complimented on their CHAMPlike behavior.

Spanish Club News

Spanish Club members are still selling Candy Grams in honor of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) through October 31st for $1. Students may order them for themselves or send them to friends. They will fill out a card and Candy Grams will be delivered to 7th period classes on the 31st.  
Sports Corner
Cheerleader News
The MP Cheerleaders meet Frank Malloy & Ben Jones.  Malloy & Jones covered the Mary Persons vs Veterans Region match-up Friday evening during their 6 o'clock news broadcast. The Black & Gold Bulldog Brigade along with the Varsity Bulldog Squad Cheerleaders performed for this live segment.
Cross Country News

The Cross Country team competed at Upson-Lee this past Tuesday.  Both girls and boys teams placed first.  Klein Hopkins and Tyler Sheppard lettered at the meet.  


The cross country team will compete Thursday, October 30th at the Region Championships.  

Football News
The 9th grade football team lost to Upson Lee in the 9th grade League Championship 12-7. The 9th grade finished the season with a record of 3-3.

The Bulldogs beat Veterans 31-0 last Friday. Dee High rushed for 207 yards and 4 touchdowns. The offensive line of Tyler Camp, Amari Walker, Jamal Alford, Allen Bell, and DQ Stephens paved the way for a 200 yard rusher and 4 rushing touchdowns. Defensively, the Bulldogs were lead by the defensive line of Dan O'Neal, Demarcus Davis, Mykel Lucear, Malik Herring, and Tre Howard. The Bulldogs travel to Baldwin this Friday. Game time is 7:30.

Mr. Finch was interviewed by Mr. Malloy about the atmosphere
under the lights at Dan Pitts Stadium at Mitchell Field on Friday nights.   
Soccer News
There will be a Varsity/JV Soccer Meeting on

Tuesday, November 4th. The meeting will be immediately after school in the cafeteria for ALL students interested in trying out for Varsity/JV soccer this season. To try out in January, all students must have a physical on file and proof of insurance. For more information, contact boys coach, Allen Luton, at or girls coach, Robby Jones, at


Booster Club Meeting:
There will be a Booster Club meeting November 19th in the Media Center at MPHS. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Media Center Message
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