Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Happy New Year & Welcome Back!!!
Congratulations Ms. Lori Greenway
Ms. Greenway was presented Teacher of the Year during her Music Theater class.
2014-2015 Teacher of the Year
Congratulations Ms. Samantha Trevitt

December Teacher of the Month
Attention 9th Grade AP Students & Parents 
AP World History Test Review begins Thursday, January 15th from 9:15 - 9:45 (during HS101) and from 3:05 - 3:35 in room 907.  We will meet every Thursday.  Students planning to take the AP exam in May should make a plan for their own weekly test review in addition to these structured sessions.
Teacher In-Service Day Presentations
Access teachers (Beth Chafin, Annie Haynes, and Elizabeth Holloway)
share Disability Etiquette with fellow teachers.
Mr. Ronnie Shipman, Instructional Technology Coach for MCBOE, instructs teachers on using Google Classroom,
Google Drive, and more.
MP Teacher Spotlight
This week's spotlight is on Mr. Clint Ashmore. Mr. Ashmore received his bachelors in Education from Georgia Southwestern College.  He received his masters and his specialist from Georgia College and State University.  He has been teaching for 27 years. He was inspired to become a teacher by his college football coach at Georgia Southwestern, Jimmy Hightower.  When asked what he enjoys most about his job, he said "the interactions and relationships with students and colleagues."  His favorite memory from his own high school years is when he was named MVP of the Forest Park High School Track Team in 1981.  His role model is his dad, Eddie Ashmore.
Coach Ashmore's hobbies include reading, playing golf, weightlifting, and playing the guitar.  His favorite role model is his dad, Eddie Ashmore. When asked what his favorite book is, he said "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, and just about anything by Cormac McCarthy." An interesting place he has traveld to was when he worked for a year in a small high school (of about 150 students) in Rangely, Colorado.  When asked what is on his "bucket list", he said "I try to live my "bucket list" daily." 
Students in the Access Program Enjoyed
a Grinch Christmas Party
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
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

Join the MPHS Counselor's Remind 101!  
Text @mphsco to 478-246-1956
Fine Arts News
Art News 
AP Studio Art students are submitting entries this week for a competition sponsored by the College Board.  The theme is "Challenging all students to own their future."   
By - Julia Parrott, Whitney McDaniel, and Mary Clay Hamrick (left to right)
By - Maegan Griffin and Kinsey DeGroat  (left to right) 
By - Jenn Otto and Elaine Wood (left to right) 
By - Jameson Houser and Sam Cannon (left to right)
By - Lanz Cornelius and Julia Farmer (left to right)
Art students created a Linear Perspective Collage (below).  They created a background collage with three to four dominant colors using magazine images.  They cut the images into strips and mixed them up to create a collaged background surface, then painted a cardboard one-point perspective design with colors pulled from the collage.  The cardboard design was then glued to the collage surface.  The resulting design demonstrates mastery of perspective techniques as well as unity in color. 
Students working on their Linear Perspective Collage.
Completed Linear Perspective Collages
Band News

Congratulations to Peyton Rogers, Jeffery Dunbar, Isaiah Williams, Katie Anderson, Mikayla Singletary, Addie Sparks, Malcolm Curtis, and Noah Samuelson (not pictured). 
These eight students were selected into our District's Honor Band.

Four of the above students also made it to the next round to audition for All-State.  They are Isaiah Williams, Mikayla Singletary, Malcolm Curtis, and Noah Samuelson.
Chorus News 
The MP Choirs presented a Holiday Concert. 
Club News
FCA News
FCA meetings will resume Friday, January 16, 2015. All are invited to attend.  Meetings take place in the Media Center on the Main Campus.
Tri-M News
Sports Corner
Basketball News  

Congratulations to both of our teams in the United Bank Holiday Basketball Tournament. The girls won the championship trophy, and the boys came in 4th place.   


Click here to access the Basketball website
where you will find the schedules.
Baseball News
1st Annual Future Bulldog Hitting Camp:  We will have a host of coaches from our staff and Mercer assisting with this one day camp on January 10th!  This would be a great stocking stuffer for a young man (or lady).  Click here for the camp application.

Follow our new MPHS Baseball Twitter page @mpdogsbaseball.

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
Track News

There will be a meeting for boys interested in running track this year. The meeting will be in the cafeteria on the Main Campus on Thursday, January 8th @ 3:15. Please be on time. 

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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