Mary Persons High School
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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.

Healthcare Class Studies Infection Control

Healthcare has been discussing Infection Control! We are learning about disease produces pathogens and how to protect ourselves and prevent spread of disease. As we are entering Flu season we want to make sure we are on guard! Please ask a healthcare students tips on how to prevent spread of disease.

MP Teacher Spotlight
This week's spotlight is on Ms. Susan Childs. Ms. Childs received her B.A. in Social Work from Mercer University, and her masters in CTAE Education from the University of Georgia.  She has been teaching for 27 years. She said that her 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Sally Mayton, inspired her to become a teacher. When asked about her favorite memories of her own high school days, she said "Pep Rallies & bonfires. So much fun!" When asked what she likes most about her job she said "I love meeting the public and seeing students on the job."

Her hobbies include traveling and spending time with her family.  When asked about her favorite book, she said "I really enjoy reading and re-reading Charles Dickens works, especially Great Expectations." She has been able to travel to many interesting places since her father was in the Air Force and her mother is French. She has been to Europe and Africa.  

When asked about her favorite sport and sports team, she said "I love hockey. I'm sorry the Macon Whoopee left Macon." Last year Ms. Childs was awarded the WBL/YAP Coordinator of the Year by the Georgia Department of Education. 
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
LAST CHANCE to Order Christmas T-shirts

The counseling department prepares Christmas t-shirts for delivery. All proceeds from the t-shirt sales will go to the Bulldog Blessings fund which assists economically disadvantaged students. 

Extra t-shirts are available & another order will be placed.
The deadline to order is THIS Friday, December 5th
If you wish to order please contact Tasha Burston -, Deborah Miller -, or Teresa Roller -

Senior Scholarships Available Online
  • Deputy Michael Norris Memorial Scholarship - deadline TBA
  • Julian & Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship - deadline 4/3/15
Click Here to Access the Scholarships

Tech Tip

Google Drive basically contains all the features of Google Drive on your computer, but organizes it in an easy-to-use mobile format. You can share documents with your friends and collaborate on projects; make slideshow presentations; create efficient spreadsheets; and much, much more. This is a great tool-especially if you've left your homework at home and need to edit or print it out at school. Everything is backed up in the same place.  

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

Band performs at half-time of Buford game.

Chorus News

Congratulations to the following students who have passed the rigorous first round auditions for the 2015 All-State Chorus:


Rebecca Clements

Lindsey Kinsella

Sharon Kinsella

Naomi Sanders

Michael Shannon

Josh Swiney


These students are among the top vocal musicians in the State and upon passing their second audition in January, they will perform in the prestigious All-State Chorus event in Athens. 

Chorus Holiday Concert 
December 16, 2014
Drama News
Club News
FFA News
Congratulations to FFA member Caroline Waldrep for winning the Central Region Area III Electrical Wiring Contest.  She will receive a $500 scholarship and will represent Mary Persons and our Region in the State Contest on January 10th.
Beta Club News 
Beta members sign Christmas cards for American Soldiers. 
Beta members filled and donated Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.
Beta members recently held a Krispy Kreme Doughnut fundraiser. Thanks to our parent volunteers, Mrs. Sherri Baker and Dr. Percell Kelly, who helped with distribution after school.
FCA News
Join us EVERY Friday morning at 7:30 in the Media Center.  All are invited to attend!

FCA members donated shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Sports Corner
Basketball News

The Varsity girls played Pike County. The varsity girls won 76 to 66. High scorers were KeKe Calloway with 43 points and a new career high, Asiana Almon had 11 and Tyesha Davis added 9,  Carmen Ralls scored 8, Sarda Harvey scored 4 and Allyssah Mullis added 1 point.  The JV girls lost to Pike County Saturday.


The Varsity & JV Boys basketball teams had their first game Saturday at Pike County. The JV Boys won 50-13 while the Varsity Boys also defeated the Pirates 91-46.

The Bulldogs will play their first home games Friday against Baldwin. We look forward to seeing you there! 


Basketball season is underway!!!   
Click here to access the Basketball website
where you will find the schedules.
Baseball News
Fundraiser: We are raffling off a Green Egg Grill and a Yeti Cooler.  The drawing is December 18th, so there are only have a couple weeks left.  There are baseball representatives at every school but Hubbard Elementary, however, persons interested in buying a ticket can contact Coach Gastley at, any baseball player, or baseball representative. This would make a great Christmas gift!!! 

1st Annual Future Bulldog Hitting Camp:  We will have a host of coaches from our staff and Mercer assisting with this one day camp!  This would be a great stocking stuffer for a young man (or lady).  Click here for the camp application
Football News

The Mary Persons Football team ended their season 9-3. The Bulldogs lost in the 2nd round of the GHSA State Playoffs to Buford 35-14. Malik Bledsoe and Zach Harvey each scored touchdowns. This is the 3rd consecutive year that the Bulldogs have reached at least the 2nd Round.  

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
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in the fall EVERY YEAR.

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