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MPAC Meeting 

Parents, we need you!   Join us at the next MPAC meeting on Monday, February 2nd at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.


This will be a great opportunity for you to share ideas with staff members and other parents.  You'll also find out how you can get more involved.  Our goal is to further enhance the MP learning experience for students. Refreshments will be served.   

2nd 9 Weeks CHAMP Reward Days 

Our 2nd Nine Weeks CHAMP Rewards Days will be held February 9th-12th for each grade level.   In order to be eligible to attend, students must have had zero referrals, zero tardies to school, zero tardies to class, and no more than 14 class period absences for the 2nd Nine Weeks.   Congratulations to all eligible students!

Click here to access an order form. Order forms are also available on the MP homepage and in the office. Order forms and payment should be turned in to the Front Office of either campus.   
MP Teacher Spotlight
This week's spotlight is on Ms. Felicia Richardson. Ms. Richardson received her bachelors in science from Georgia College and State University, and her masters in science from Georgia Southwestern.  She has been teaching for 20 years. When asked what/who inspired her to become a teacher, she said "my children".  Prior to teaching she worked for Proctor and Gamble/ADM as a chemical lab analyst.  
Ms. Richardson enjoys reading in her spare time. Her favorite memories from her own high school years was reading books in Literature and discussing them. When asked who her role model is she said "Jesus Christ".  Her favorite book is her Life Application Study Bible.  Interesting places that she has traveled include Missouri and New York. Her favorite sport is football, and her favorite team is the Falcons. When asked what is on her "bucket list", she said "to remain a Christian, acquire more knowledge of God's word, and live God's word."
Congratulations to the following Teacher Superlatives  
as Voted on by the Senior Class 

Most Likely to Tell the Best Stories
Mr. Martin Madga & Ms. Jana Peacock

Most Likely to Have the Best Comeback
Mr. Mark H. Smith & Ms. Lori Greenway

Most Likely to Brighten Your Day

Mr. Steve Speir & Dr. Sarah Williams

Most Likely to Be Mistaken as a Student
Mr. John Cable & Ms. Julie Carter

Most Likely to Be Called Mom or Dad
Mr. Mark A. Smith & Ms. Marcy Sanders
eMPescope Yearbook News
Yearbook Sale 
Yearbooks are $70 NOW - February 2nd
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
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 their 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. 



Engineer Girl:  This website is dedicated to female students interested in STEM Majors and Careers.  Click here  for a comprehensive list of STEM-related scholarships just for girls.

Student Participation in Summer Programs

Please take time to read this handout discussing the benefits of student participation in summer programs.  It is full of great information, tips and advice.  Click here for a list of summer programs. 


Upcoming Dates
  • Gordon Scholarship Saturday:  On Saturday, January 31 Gordon State College will be giving away several $500 scholarships for new students planning on attending Fall 2015.  Check-in is at 9:30 at the Gordon State College Student Center Auditorium and the program begins at 10:00.  Students must be present to win.  RSVP to to attend. 
  • Auburn University School of Engineering is hosting E-Day 2015 on Friday, February 27 from 8am-1pm.  This is an amazing opportunity for 7th -12th students to have the opportunity to chat one-on-one with students and faculty, experience interactive exhibits, and visit classes and labs. They can also tour the beautiful Auburn campus, and learn about the admissions process, scholarships, financial aid, and residence life.  Click here to learn more and to register.

Do you need to take the SAT or ACT?

 Click Here for SAT/ACT Testing Dates & Deadlines.

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

All-State Chorus    

Congratulations to the following six students who passed the second round of All-State Chorus auditions and will be participating in the 2015 All-State Chorus in March.

Michael Shannon, Rebecca Clements, Naomi Sanders, Lindsey Kinsella, Sharon Kinsella, and Josh Swiney (not pictured). 

Band Students Honored 

Congratulations to Noah Samuelson for being named to
All-State Band.  He is pictured here with the band director,
Mr. Eric Thompson.
Congratulations to Addie Sparks, Noah Samuelson, and MiKayla Singletary for being named to Region Honor Band.
Band Members Attends JanFest 2015
Members of the Mary Persons Band represented our School this past weekend at the University of Georgia's Janfest in Athens, Georgia. These students were selected from a pool of students to come and audition to participate. Each student represented our school well. Recently selected All-State member Noah Samuelson was selected for the top Honor Wind Ensemble and performed with the University of Georgia's Wind Ensemble, one of the Universities most prestige instrumental ensembles. Congratulations to Noah Samuelson, Malcolm Curtis, Wes Thompson, Isaiah Williams, Mikayla Singletary, and Katie Anderson for their participation in Janfest.

Club News
Best Buddies News

On Friday, January 23rd more than 35 members of Best Buddies came together to cheer on the JV Boys, Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys basketball teams to victory over Howard.  


The mission of Best Buddies is to promote social inclusion and to foster friendships between people with and without disabilities.

Best Buddies extends a heartfelt thanks to Coach Nelson and Coach Nix for their support and hospitality.  

Beta Club News
Save These Dates
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - Beta Induction Ceremony
Friday & Saturday, March 6th & 7th - State Beta Convention
FBLA News 

*Coke Fundraiser - ends February 3rd - See Ms. Sanders or Ms. Little to place your order.


Mr. Julius Stroud, Forsyth City Council, spoke at the FBLA meeting on Wednesday, January 20. The students and he discussed new ideas for the city involving more teens. Some ideas expressed were teen leadership programs, visiting historical sites more often, a recreational pool, a splash park and community movie nights. Cookies and juice were served.

FCA News
FCA will meet THIS Friday @ 7:30 a.m. in the Media Center on the Main Campus.  Everyone is invited to attend.

FCA Meeting on Friday, January 23, 2015  

Lauren Flowers and Coleman Martin listen to a Bible verse from Coach Yawn, then dance out their feelings with a song.

Spanish Club News
There will be a meeting this Thursday, January 29th at 7:30 a.m. in Ms Slaughter's room.

Tri-M - MP's Got Talent Winners
Congratulations to all the MP's Got Talent participants

who did a fantastic job in the talent show. 


The 2015 Winners


 1st place & Audience Choice Award:

Lauren Flowers, Lindsey Kinsella and Sharon Kinsella!


Mary Barnes - 3rd place & Ashlyn Shoup - 2nd place


Congratulations to all contestants who showed the

amazing amount of talent we have at Mary Persons High School



Sports Corner
where you will find the schedules.
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