Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Progress Reports - Thursday, November 13, 2014.
Additional Senior Superlatives
Bleeds Black & Gold - Ben West & Abbey Parlier 
*These 2 were left off by mistake in last week's edition.  We are sorry for the oversight. 

GAPSS (Georgia Assessment of Performance on School Standards) is an onsite assessment of a school's progress toward meeting the standards.
MPAC News 
The Next MPAC meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 1st at 3:15. 
Parent Volunteers at the last MPAC meeting
MP Teacher Spotlight
This week's spotlight is on Mrs. Bridget Morrow. Mrs. Morrow received her B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics from Georgia Southern University, her masters in Leadership from Georgia College and State University, and her specialist in Teaching and Learning from Georgia Southern University. She has been teaching for 22 years. She said "my high school biology teacher inspired me to teach science. I knew when I was in about 5th grade I wanted to be a teacher."  When asked what she likes most about her job she said "the students".

Her hobbies include reading, watching TV, and running.  Her favorite authors are Patricia Cornwell, Ken Follett, Stephen Hawking, and Pat Conroy.  She also mentions that "every science student should read On the Shoulders of Giants."

When asked about her favorite sport and sports team, s
he said "I don't think I like any sport." She also said that she has too many role models to name them. She would love to spend a month traveling throughout Italy.  Three items that she has on her "bucket list" are skydiving, learning to surf, and visiting New York.
eMPescope Yearbook News
Yearbook Sale 
Yearbooks are now $70
Click Here to Access a Yearbook Sales Flyer.
Yearbooks may be ordered online, or you may contact Ms. Brandi May at
 Click Here
Counselors' Corner

The counselors will host  

Apply to College Day*

  November 14, 2014 

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

*Students who need assistance with college applications can sign up during their Senior English class for an appointment.  

Early Action Deadline
Georgia State - November 15


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 now through November 30.
  • Albany State University will waive their application fee from now through November 30.
  • Savannah State University is waiving application fees through the month of November.

College Preview Days   

  • Georgia Southern is hosting their annual Open House on November 15, 2014. You'll get the information you need about our academic programs, student life and admission requirements. Please click 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.

  • Andrew College is hosting their annual Preview Day on November 15, 2014. Please here to learn more.

  • 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 on 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.

Volunteer Opportunity

Interested in volunteering at the Georgia Aquarium? The Georgia Aquarium offers a volunteer program for students 16 years of age and older. Please click here to learn more about these great volunteer opportunities!


Considering Dual Enrollment?  

Check out this article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding dual enrollment and AP classes. Luckily, students at MPHS have the opportunity to participate in both programs. Click here for a dual enrollment flyer for your review.

Join the MPHS Counselor's Remind 101!  
Text @mphsco to 478-246-1956

Tech Tip  

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Fine Arts News
Musical Retelling of Grimm Faerie Tales
by Drama & Chorus Students

Upcoming Fine Arts Productions
Christmas Band Concert - December 11, 2014
Student Art Winter Preview Exhibit
(during the band concert in the gym lobby) -  December 11, 2014

Drama Production - December 12 & 13, 2014
Chorus Holiday Concert - December 16, 2014
Art Students Creating Still Lifes

Visual arts students spend weeks developing observational drawing skills like gesture, contour, and shading, then apply what they've learned to an original still life artwork.

Club News
Beta Club News
The Georgia State Beta Convention will be 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.

Current Fundraiser: 
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale - NOW - November 18th
Delivery Time: Thursday, November 20th, at 3:00 p.m., in the Media Center on the Main Campus

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.
  • November 12 - FBLA Professional Dress Day
  • November 17 - FBLA Wear purple in support of March of Dimes National Prematurity Day
  • November 18 - FBLA Business Casual Dress Day
  • November 18-19 - Fall Leadership Conference, Athens, GA
  • November 20 - Region Skills Test Date
  • November 21 - Last day to donate books and collect soldier letters
FCA News
Join us EVERY Friday morning at 7:30 in the Media Center.  All are invited to attend!
FFA News
Mr. Bill Waldrep, Kaylee Chitwood, Brody Shiver,
Adair Woodward, and Ryan English
Four 2012 MPHS graduates recently earned their FFA American Degree, the highest degree honor earned in FFA.  It must be completed within 3 years after graduation, or by the time they turn 21 years old. This makes 13 Mary Persons FFA members who have received this honor since 2008.

There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, November 14th. Please see Mrs. Duncan or a HOSA member to sign up. You must be 16 or older to donate. Just 1 blood donation could save up to 5 lives. Our goal is 150 pints. We came close last spring with 112. 

Interact News
Interact meeting was held on Thursday, November 6 at 7:30 a.m. in Ms. Sanders's room. Ms. Dillon was the guest speaker and a delicious breakfast was served. She talked to the club members about the importance of serving and helping others in need. She challenged the members to have projects that were international too. Ms. Dillon also reminded them that Rotary supports Interact in a variety of ways. The members thanked Ms. Dillon for coming.

Sports Corner
Basketball News
Basketball season gets underway at the end of this month.  Click here to access the Basketball website where you will find the schedules.
Cross Country News

Cross Country Runners Competed at State

The girls finished 25th of 32 teams at the State meet in Carrollton this past weekend. Leading the lady dogs was Katie Beth George followed by Naomi Sanders, Klein Hopkins, Morgan Haney, Kayley Dale, Summer Sanders and Carrie Neal.


The boys finished 18th of 32 teams at the State meet. Leading the boys was Lawson Weldon followed by Jonathan Williams, Matt Miller, Addison Chapman, Daniel Collins, Nathan Devane and Keith Myers.
Cheerleader News
Congratulations to our MP Competition Squad and Coach Ward. They placed 3rd in the Region Competition this past weekend and are headed to State this weekend!!

Football News

The Mary Persons Bulldog football team lost to West Laurens 21-14 on Friday. John Perkins and Keri Brown each scored touchdowns for the Bulldogs. MP will host Westover (Albany) on Friday November 14 in the 1st round of the GHSA Playoffs. Game time is 7:30 pm.

Soccer News
Varsity & JV boys soccer tryouts will begin on January 19th at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Billy Lancaster Field. Tryouts will continue through January 22 at 4 p.m. each day. Those who wish to participate must have ALL paperwork submitted by that date. For more information, contact Head Boys Coach Allen Luton at
Volleyball News
Volleyball banquet will be on November 18th. All players need to see Coach Ogide or Coach Huff this week for more information. We are looking forward to our last celebration of the season!
Media Center Message

DEADLINE to submit entries is
Sunday, November 16th @11:59 p.m.

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