Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Progress Reports are due back, signed,  
by November 21st.
Georgia Milestones Assessment System
Below is a link to a short, animated video which will provide an overview of the new assessment. The video highlights the purpose of the assessment, the types of questions that students will see, and the types of feedback that students, parents, and educators will receive.
Thanksgiving Holidays
November 24-28, 2014
Return to School
December 1, 2014
MPAC News 
REMINDER:  The Next MPAC meeting
is scheduled for
Monday, December 1st at 3:15
MP Teacher Spotlight
This week's spotlight is on Mr. Martin Magda. Mr. Magda received his B.A. in History and Political Science, and his M.Ed. in Social Studies from the University of Georgia. He has been teaching for 15 years. He was inspired to become a teacher by his mother and his AP Literature teacher. When asked about his favorite memories of his own high school days, he said "as any of my students can tell you, I have too many crazy stories from high school to choose just one." When asked what he likes most about his job his said "summer vacation! (just kidding) I get to talk about my favorite subjects every day". Besides education, he worked for a few years on political campaigns.

His hobbies include reading, watching baseball and football, and playing with his daughter and son.  When asked about his favorite book, he said "I read The Lord of the Rings at least once a decade - and anything by historian Victor Davis Hanson." He has traveled all over the United States and has been to Paris and London.  He would love one day to travel to Egypt and Israel.  

When asked about his favorite sport and sports team, he said "baseball - Atlanta Braves, college football - UGA, and pro football - Atlanta Falcons." He said that his favorite role model is his father. He said his favorite place to be is near the ocean.  Three items that he has on his "bucket list" are "to see the Falcons win a Super Bowl, to see the leaping Great White Sharks of South Africa, and to see my children graduate from Harvard (at least my daughter)."
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
Apply to College Day

The counselors sponsored Apply to College Day for our seniors.  There were 67 seniors who were able to complete one or more college applications! College recruiters from Piedmont College, Gordon State College, Southern Crescent Technical College, Central Ga Technical College, and Wesleyan College as well as MPAC members volunteered their time to help our seniors take the next step toward their future.
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.

Colleges/Recruiters Visiting 

University of Alabama- Tuesday, November 18


NAVY - Thursday, November 20

College Preview Days   

  •  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. 

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Join the MPHS Counselor's Remind 101!  
Text @mphsco to 478-246-1956
Fine Arts News
Band Performs at Friday Nights Game

2015 Literary Vocal Team
Girl's Solo:  Sharon Kinsella and alternate Sydney Everett

Boy's Solo:  Josh Swiney and alternate Michael Shannon

Candidates for Girl's Trio:  Breanna Ault, Rebecca Clements, Stephanie Colwell, Shelby Demos, Katie Gorman, and Lindsey Kinsella

Candidates for Boy's Quartet:  Kyle Culley, Josh Swiney, Michael Shannon, Clay Teem, and Frank Wilder

Alternates for Quartet: Jackson Harvey, Clay Moore, and Beau Watson

Additional Literary event categories will be announced in January.

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
Club News
HOSA Hosts Annual Fall Blood Drive

Thank you all for your support in the American Red Cross Blood Drive. The process went very smooth and quick this year. There were 126 people to sign in and 113 full pints collected and 6 students were able to do the double cell process.


If you were not able to donate today you still donate for our American Red Cross Scholarship drive during the week of Thanksgiving break. HOSA has committed to 25 donations at the Macon Red Cross location off of Thomaston Rd. (In the same parking lot as Olive Garden). If you plan to be in the area during Thanksgiving week please stop by and donate. We just ask you sign in as MPHS.

Best Buddies News
On Thursday, November 11th members of Best Buddies joined together to craft turkeys in honor of Thanksgiving. Members of Best Buddies are thankful for friendship!

The Access program is selling MixedBagDesigns to raise funds for educational opportunities. Please see an Access teacher to place your order by this Wednesday, November 19th or order online at using the access code 242287 at checkout!
Beta Club News
The Georgia State Beta Convention Forms are due back November 20th, along with a deposit of $50 and a copy of insurance card.

Current Fundraiser: 
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts & Certificates Delivered: 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 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!
Sports Corner
Basketball News
Congratulations to KeKe Calloway.  She has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Mercer University. 
Basketball season gets underway soon.   
Click here to access the Basketball website
where you will find the schedules.
Football News

 The Mary Persons Bulldogs defeated Westover (Albany) on Friday 14-0 in the 1st Round of the GHSA State Playoffs. Dee High scored 2 TD's for the Bulldogs, and the defense recorded it's 4th shutout of the season. The Bulldogs will travel to Buford on Friday, November 21nd for the 2nd Round of the GHSA State Playoffs. Game time is 7:30. 

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
Media Center Message
Help support Mary Persons High school by linking your Ingles Advantage Card to our school.  When you make purchases using your Ingles Advantage Card, Ingles will give back to the school a portion of those sales. The portion can be used by the school to purchase computers and school supplies.
NOTE:  Advantage Cards MUST be relinked
in the fall EVERY YEAR.

Mary Persons High School Ingles ID:  10509
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