Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions.  Parents will be able to complete the survey using their personal computers, smartphones or iPads.  For parents not having access to the Internet, please consider scheduling a date and time to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school.  Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  Please click here to access the survey. The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is The survey may also be accessed from our school's homepage. 

Choosing the Best

Each day this past week we had Choosing the Best speakers speak with our Senior English classes.  The speakers included Stephen & Joanna Summerow, Matt Brown, Caleb & Elizabeth Tyson, Dean Conkle, and Will & Cassie Davis. Thanks to all of the speakers for taking their valuable time to spend the day at MP, and to Mrs. Movene Futch for coordinating the speakers for the week. 

2nd 9 Weeks CHAMP Reward Days 

 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. 
Order deadline is February 12th.  
MP Teacher Spotlight
This week's spotlight is on Mr. Greg Nix. Mr. Nix received his bachelors in Social Studies and Secondary Education from Jacksonville State University, and his masters in Educational Leadership from Georgia College and State University.  He has been teaching for 28 years. When asked what/who inspired him to become a teacher, he said "my mom and dad were both educators". What he likes best about his job is being "a part of my students and players lives while they are still developing academically and athletically."  
In his spare time, Mr. Nix enjoys golf, home improvement, and yard work.  His favorite travels have been to New York, NY and Washington D.C.  His favorite books include The Traveler's Gift, The Noticer, The Noticer Returns, and The Heart Mender, all by Andy Andrews.  He also likes Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln and  Killing Kennedy.  His favorite sport is basketball, and his favorite team is Alabama Crimson Tide football. His favorite role models have been his mother (Carolyn Nix), and his grandmother (Gladys Bolt).  Other role models have been men such as Windell Nix, Q. K. Carter, Jack Mayo, and Larry Stokes.  His "bucket list" includes "travel throughout the U.S., play golf on famous courses throughout the U.S., and impact his future grandchildren.
Prom News

The Prom will be held April 18th, 2015 at the Macon City Auditorium.   

Tickets are now on sale. 

February: $60 for an MP Junior or unpaid Senior; $30 for a guest

March 2nd - March 20th: $65 for an MP Junior or unpaid Senior; $35 for a guest

March 23rd - March 27th: $70 for an MP Junior or unpaid Senior; $40 for a guest


Please see Mrs. Carter for more information and to purchase tickets.

Help Send Students
from the Access Program to Prom!!!

Click here for a t-shirt order form.
Order Deadline:  February 20th
eMPescope Yearbook News
Yearbook Sale 
The deadline has been extended
through February 16th.
Yearbooks are $70

Click Here to Access a Yearbook Sales Flyer.
Yearbooks may be ordered online, or you may contact Ms. Brandi May at
 Click Here
2015-2016 Yearbook Staff Applications Being Accepted 
Do you want to be a part of "making memories"?
Applications are being accepted for the 2015-2016 yearbook,
starting NOW.  Please see Mrs. May in room 206 to pick up an application. 
Applications are due Tuesday, February 10th
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.

College Goal Day
Thursday, February 19
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Academic Lab
This event is held once a year to assist students & their families with completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Sign up sheets will be placed in Economics teachers' rooms.

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
  • 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.

  • Central Georgia Technical College is hosting Senior Day 2015 on Wednesday, March 4 from 9:00am -2:00pm.  Click here to access the informational flyer.


Do you need to take the SAT or ACT?

 Click Here for SAT/ACT Testing Dates & Deadlines.



These workshops are free, centrally located ( FVSU Warner Robins Campus), taught by our best instructors, and all the materials are provided. 

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


This is the beginnings of a tape mural that the Art Club started.  This part is the sign language for love.  The whole mural will extend the length of the wall and will be finished later this week. Stay tuned to see the finished product.

Club News
Beta Club News
  • Thursday, February 5th - Beta meeting in the media center during lunch
  • Thursday, February 12, 2015 - Beta Induction Ceremony - Those students being inducted should report for line-up no later than 6:15, dressed appropriately.
  • Friday & Saturday, March 6th & 7th - State Beta Convention

Best Buddies News

Best Buddies members please plan to attend a Valentine's social and business meeting on Wednesday, February 11th at 3:10 in the media center. We'll discuss upcoming events, activities, and decorate cookies!

FBLA News 

 A big CHAMP Shout Out to FBLA for dominating in the Region 12 competition last week.  Congratulations to our FBLA Region Champs who will be headed to STATE!!!


* MP's FBLA WON our Region Sweepstakes for the first time in school history. We are REGION CHAMPS!

* We had 55 competitors this year.

* 27 of those competitors will be advancing to state in March

* 7 are advancing in two events

Senior FBLA Members
FBLA Competitors

Congratulations to the following students:


Accounting I

1st Place - Levi Nopen

2nd Place - Hunter Perry

3rd Place - Trey DeRieux

8th Place - Lawson Weldon

10th Place - Andrew Hoskins


Accounting II

1st Place - Grace Hoffman

2nd Place - Trevor Self

3rd Place - Kyle Culley

4th Place - Megan Green

5th Place - Jennifer Otto


Business Calculations

8th Place - Sequoyah Warthen

9th Place - Rachel Pope

10th Place - Jason Hightower


Business Ethics Team

3rd Place - Levi Nopen, Zhareia Smith, Amber Walton


Business Financial Plan Team

1st Place-Megan Green, Grace Hoffman, Trevor Self


Business Math

1st Place - Hunter Perry

3rd Place - Andrew Hoskins

6th Place - Naomi Sanders


Business Presentation Team

2nd Place - Marquavious King, Colton Perkins, Katie Sanders


Database Design & Applications

2nd Place - Neyasa King



3rd Place - Caroline Waldrep

8th Place - Jason Hightower


Emerging Business Issues Team

1st Place - Davis Clark, Trey DeRieux, Lawson Weldon


Entrepreneurship Team

5th Place - Kaylee Helms, Cierra Paradise, Keandria Wise


Hospitality Management Team

2nd Place - Jasmine Bowen, Olivia Jernigan


Impromptu Speaking

1st Place - Erin Owens


Personal Finance

2nd Place - Austin Bell


Public Service Announcement Team

1st Place - Amber Walton, Samaria Wright


Public Speaking I

3rd Place - Sydney Lawrence


Public Speaking II

2nd Place - Stephanie Colwell


Social Media Campaign Team

1st Place - Anna Marie Gainey, Kristen Wilder, Elaine Wood


Spreadsheet Applications

3rd Place - Chris Kalvin


Website Design Team

2nd Place - Cierra Morgan, Sequoyah Warthen

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

Spring Sports are gearing up to begin. 
Cheerleader News

On Monday, January 26, 2015 the Mary Persons Cheerdawgs hosted a
Mini Cheer Clinic for Pre-K thru 6th graders at TGS. Over 70 elementary & middle school students participated in this event. Clinic attendees learned correct formation for jumps and motions, as well as 3 MPHS basketball cheers and spirit dance routine! These cheerleaders had a chance to show off their new skills during halftime at the Mary Persons Varsity Basketball game on Tuesday, January 27! The Cheerdawgs enjoyed working with all of these future MP cheerleaders!

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