Mary Persons High School
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Report Cards - Thursday, January 15, 2015
Reminder:  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.

Credit Recovery

MP will be offering two eight week sessions of credit recovery this semester for students who have previously failed an academic core course.  The first session will begin January 20, 2015 and last until March 12, 2015.  Students will be able to earn a unit for each class. Students must complete all course work with a 70% or better in the assigned session in order to receive credit.  Students must pay $50.00 for each unit class.  Please return registration forms to the Graduation Coach, Mrs. McLuen. Click here for the registration form. 

Construction Students Design & Build 

MP Construction students are well in to their latest design/build project. This project is being done in the lower portion of the James P. Evans Gymnasium. When completed the project will provide office and storage space as well as a conference room for the basketball coaching staff. 

The photos include the final rough-in framing and midway through the wall finish phase. In the photo on the bottom right Joey Nutt and Tyler Henderson are honing their drywall skills. 

Coach Brooker Speaks to HS 101 Classes

Coach Brooker was the guest speaker for Mrs. Fields and Ms. Huff's HS 101 class at the Freshman Campus on January 9, 2015. Coach Brooker spoke to the class about the importance of setting academic and career goals for after high school and college. Coach Brooker shared his personal experience about playing basketball at the high school level and at the college level for the UNC Tar Heels. He emphasized to the students that dreaming big is great but to make it a goal you must have a plan of action as well as a back-up plan in case of adversity. 

MP Teacher Spotlight
This week's spotlight is on Ms. Jennifer Hogan. Ms. Hogan received her bachelors in Education from Mercer College.  She received her masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.  She has been teaching for 21 years. She was inspired to become a teacher by two people:  her high school Literature teacher and her drama teacher because they were so passionate about teaching.  She said she still keeps in touch with them.  When asked what she enjoys most about her job, she said "I like that every day is different and I have always liked working with teenagers.  I just love their energy!"  Her favorite memory from her own high school years were drama performances.  She also remembers scoring her first home run on the softball team.
Ms. Hogans' hobbies include running (with her dogs) and reading.  She says that she also likes to write sometimes.  Her favorite role model is Michelle Akers.  She said that when she played soccer she would be pretend she was her.  "Not only is she a phenomenal athlete but she has over come serious obstacles in life with an optimistic attitude."  When asked what her favorite book is, she said "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, I simply could not put it down, and I've read it twice." An interesting places she has traveled include Colorado, Illinois, Oregon, England, Wales, Ireland, and Italy.  She said "her most memorable travel moment was walking in the Colosseum in Rome. I love travel." When asked what is on her "bucket list", she said she would like to "go dog sledding in Alaska, travel to Spain, and raise chickens and honeybees."
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
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Counselors' Corner
Seniors:  Have You Been Accepted Yet?

We are excited as many seniors have already been accepted into various colleges. We showcase our seniors and their college of choice on a Wall of Fame bulletin board in front of the office. If your child has been accepted and committed to a college, please have them bring a copy of the acceptance letter to the counselors' office so we can verify and post them on our Wall of Fame.

The 2015 FAFSA application is now live and available at The IRS data retrieval tool will not be available until February 2, 2015. All students must complete this application and parental tax information must be entered or retrieved.

Senior Scholarships Available Online
There are lots of scholarships that have recently
been added to our school's website. 
AP Exam Fees Deadline

March 6, 2014 is the deadline to pay for AP Exam Fees.  The cost is $93. Please see Ms Burston if you have questions. 

Join the MPHS Counselor's Remind 101!  
Text @mphsco to 478-246-1956
Club News
Beta Club News
The next Beta Club meeting will be Thursday, January 15th.

Save These Dates

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - Beta Induction Ceremony
Friday & Saturday, March 6th & 7th - Georgia State Beta Convention
Important Dates:
  • January 14-30 - Coke Fundraiser.  See Ms. Sanders or Ms. Little to order!
  • January 20 - Officers' Meeting
  • January 21 - Club Meeting & BAA/Competitive Event Work Day, until 5:00 p.m.
FCA News
FCA meetings will resume THIS Friday, January 16, 2015. All are invited to attend.  Meetings take place in the Media Center on the Main Campus.
FFA News

The State EMC/Electrical Wiring Contest took place this past Saturday.  To be eligilbe students had to place 1st or 2nd in Area Competitions. Caroline Waldrep placed 6th overall in state. She was the high individual in the speech portion of the contest, and she was 2nd overall on the test portion of the contest. Caroline is pictured here with her dad and FFA advisor, Bill Waldrep. 

Tri-M News
Sports Corner
Basketball News
The Lady Dogs basketball team defeated Warner Robins girls Tuesday Jan. 6th in overtime 70 to 58. Leading scorers were Tyesha Davis with 33 points, Asiana Almon and Kver Shannon each added 11 points. This past Saturday the Lady Dogs defeated Spalding 61 to 43. Leading scorers were: KeKe Calloway with 30 points, Asiana Almon added 14 points, and Tyesha Davis scored 10 points. The Lady Dogs record is 14 wins and 0 loses.
The JV boys won their 7th game in a row with a convincing win over Spalding County Saturday. Their record is now 8-2. The varsity boys lost to Spalding 67-60. Their record is now 8-6.


Friday night we play Perry at home. Tipoff is at 6:00.  Please make plans to attend!


Click here to access the Basketball website
where you will find the schedules.
Football News
  Congratulations to Keri Brown for being named 1st Team All State by Georgia Sports Writers Association.  Demarcus Davis & Tyler Camp were named to the 2nd Team.  Demarcus Davis & Tyler Camp were also named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's 1st Team All State.
All State:  Demarcus Davis, Tyler Camp, and Keri Brown.
Congratulations also to The Telegraph's All Middle Georgia Team:  Dee High & Demarcus Davis - 1st Team, Tyler Camp & Keri Brown - 2nd Team, and Quen Head - 3rd Team. 
All Middle Georgia:  Demarcus Davis, Quen Head, Tyler Camp, and Keri Brown 
Golf News
There will be a brief meeting after school Wednesday, January 14th at 3:15 for boys and girls who are interested in playing golf this spring.  The meeting will be in Coach Gordon's room (#119).
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 girls interested in running track. The meeting will be in the cafeteria on Wednesday, January 14th @ 3:20. Please be on time.  

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