Mary Persons High School
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Waldrep is 2015 Star Student
Congratulations to Caroline Waldrep for being named 2015 STAR Student! Caroline chose her former math teacher, Deborah Woodward, as her STAR Teacher!

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 http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp. The survey may also be accessed from our school's homepage. 

Congratulations Coach Lamon McElhaney

January Teacher of the Month
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. D.J. Hurm. Mr. Hurm attended St. Petersburg College and Valdosta State University.  He has been teaching for 6 years. When asked what/who inspired him to become a teacher, he said "Klaus Bernhardt, a consultant that we had hired at a former company inspired me.  He was very well paid, already fabulously wealthy but worked because he wanted to 'do something meaningful, something that mattered.'  It took 2 years for that to sink in and ultimately led to my career change." Prior to teaching, he worked 30+ years in building construction management, marketing, etc.  What he likes best about his job is "learning every day from my students, and that all of my co-workers are focused on the same goal." One of his memories from high school is "when Ms. Bobb told us that if we didn't master the use of participles we would have to work in construction all of our lives.  Please tell her it wasn't a bad career!"  
 
In his spare time, Mr. Hurm enjoys building, guitar, and spoiling 5 grandchildren. Interesting places he has traveled to are the Riesling Vineyards of Germany and all 4 corners of the Continental U.S.  He would still like to see Australia, the Holy Land, and all of Monroe County.  His favorite books are The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and The New Testament, "depends on my mood".  His favorite sport is football, and his favorite teams are the MP Bulldogs and the Florida Gators. His role model is Paul of Tarsus.  His "bucket list" includes "jumping a train, restoring a 1965 Mustang, a Golden Wedding Anniversary and finishing my bachelor's. In that order."  When asked if there was anything else he would like to share, he said "never store your ChapStick and your glue stick in the same desk drawer."
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 brandi.may@monroe.k12.ga.us.
 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 https://fafsa.ed.gov. 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
Club News
Beta Club News
  • Thursday, February 12, 2015 - Beta Induction Ceremony - Those students being inducted should report the BOE auditorium 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!

FFA News

The Mary Persons FFA Chapter recently participated in the Georgia Green Industry Association Conference at the Gwinnett Center in Lawrenceville Georgia. Students had the opportunity to visit the trade show and explore future career possibilities as well as hear from guest speakers discussing the horticulture industry in Georgia.

 

Also, students had the opportunity to attempt to become certified as Jr. Plant Professionals through the Georgia Green Industry Association. This certification is a very challenging test. Students have to learn 140 plants and take a 50 question test over plant science and the horticulture industry. Each FFA Chapter can send up to ten students to attempt certification. In all 74 students from around the state of Georgia attempted to get certified. To let you know how challenging the certification test is; Only eleven students passed both portions of the certification tests. We are proud of our Mary Persons FFA members as eight of the eleven were from our school.

Mary Persons FFA members earning certification were: Elizabeth Smith (also High individual score), Emsley Smith (3rd overall), Amber Pritchett (4th overall), Daniel Garrett (7th overall), Cassie Rogers (eight overall), Jessica White (9th overall), Dustin Ramsey (11th overall) and Katie Bottomley (12th overall). Each one of these students are now certified through the Georgia Green Industry Association as Jr. Plant Professionals. Also, Rebekah Simpson and Haley Holland attempted certification and passed the written portion of the exam.

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
Football News
5 Commit on National Signing Day

Congratulations Bulldogs!!!
Malik Bledsoe has signed a letter of intent to Wingate College. 
He is pictured here with his family.
Tyler Camp has signed a letter of intent to Western Kentucky. 
He is pictured here with his family.
Demarcus Davis has signed a letter of intent to West Georgia College. 
He is pictured here with his family.
Quen Head has signed a letter of intent to West Georgia College. 
He is pictured here with his family.
J.T. Stokes has signed a letter of intent to Wingate College. 
He is pictured here with his family.
Soccer News
Bulldogs roll over Rutland in opener; Travel to Jackson on Thursday
The MP Varsity Boys Soccer Team will head into Thursday's annual rivalry showdown at Jackson on the heels of an impressive start to the season. On Monday, the Bulldogs kicked off the 2015 campaign with a convincing 10-0 win over Rutland. Junior forward Chacce Barfield and senior Josh Hampton both recorded Hat Tricks on the night with three goals apiece. Senior Grant Necastro added two goals, while junior Trea Atkins and senior Jacob Berkebile each also found the back of the net for MP. Six different Bulldogs recorded assists on the night. The victory followed a 1-0 win over FPD last week in the team's preseason game. Freshman Dawson Daniel had the game-deciding goal for the Bulldogs off an assist from Hampton. Thursday's kickoff at Jackson is slated for 7:30 p.m.

Spring Sports are now in progress. 
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