Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Progress Reports Due Back February 20, 2015
CHAMP Winners
Big Ticket Lotto Winner:  Tashayla Kendrick
She is the winner of an iPad Mini.
Michael Austin and Robert Farmer are the winners of the Year-Long Athletic Passes for the 2nd nine weeks.
Students Enjoy Valentine's Luncheon
Each year the United Methodist Women at Forsyth United Methodist Church provide a Valentine's Day luncheon.  The students enjoyed lunch, a puppet show and dancing.
Beta Club members volunteer at the luncheon.

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. 

MP Teacher Spotlight
This week's spotlight is on Mrs. Elizabeth Holloway. Mrs. Holloway attended the University of West Georgia where she received her bachelors in Mental Retardation.  She also attended Georgia State University where she received her masters in Multiple & Severe Disabilities.  She received her specialist degree from Georgia College and State University in Special Education. She has been teaching for 11 years. When asked what/who inspired her to become a teacher, she said "my mom who was a special education teacher and administrator and several of my own teachers over the years." When asked what she likes best about her job she said "the students." 
In her spare time, Mrs. Holloway enjoys spending time with her husband and her children.  When asked about an interesting place that she has traveled she said "I got to go on an Alaskan cruise when I graduated college.  Seeing the beauty of God's creation there was truly life changing."  She spends most of her 'spare' time these days reading about ways to successfully transition her students out of high school and how to promote social inclusion for people with disabilities..  Her role models are her grandparents.  She said that "they are both people with strong character, humility, and incredible work ethic."  Her "bucket list" includes "visiting Hawaii, seeing Niagara Falls, and serving people with disabilities in another country."
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 finial cost of the book is $75.00.
There are only a limited quantity of books available so you must hurry and buy NOW before it is too late.
Yearbooks may be ordered online, or you may contact Ms. Brandi May at

 Click Here
Counselors' Corner
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.

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

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
  • 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
GMEA District 11 Honor Choir Event was February 10 at Southside Baptist Church in Warner Robins. Students were selected based on All-State score and/or teacher recommendation.
Josh Swiney was selected as soloist for District Honor Chorus.
Lauren Flowers and Rebecca Clements were selected for a Duet.

All 19 of our students:  Breanna Ault, Rebecca Clements, Stephanie Colwell, Dakota Ellison, Kennedy Finch, Lauren Flowers, Jackson Harvey, Rashad Hughley, Lindsey Kinsella, Sharon Kinsella, Hailey Pope, Zoe Potts, Hailee Roberts, Naomi Sanders, Janelle Schultz, Michael Shannon, Josh Swiney, Josh Ware, and Leia Williams

Club News
 Art Club News
Completed Art Club Tape Mural
Beta Club News
  • Thursday, February 19, 2015 - Beta Club Meeting during lunch
  • Friday & Saturday, March 6th & 7th - State Beta Convention

23 New Members Inducted

The Beta Club Induction Ceremony was held Thursday, February 12, 2015.  New members are:  Ashley Austin, Abigayle Bell, Madeline Copeland, Kennedy Finch, Will Freeman, Olympia High, Abby Hightower, Abbie Hotchkiss, Brock Hulsey, Claire Humphrey, Caleb Lewis, Anna Helen McKelvey, Cole Myers, Anmol Patel, Alaicha Penamon, Zoe Potts, Madolyn Rowland, Naomi Sanders, Jessica Smith, Lori Smith, William Stevick, Caroline Tane, and Gracie Thompson. 

FBLA News - It's FBLA Week!

Mayor John Howard and Council Member, Julius Stroud, declared the week of November 17-20 FBLA Week.


Tuesday - Member Appreciation Day

Wednesday - Advisor Appreciation Day & Club Meeting

Thursday - Professional Dress Day

Friday - FBLA T-Shirt Day

FFA News
The Middle Georgia Cattle and Market Hog Shows were held at the Upson-Lee Agricultural Center on Friday, January 30th.

Mary Persons FFA had three students exhibit cattle. In the Market Hog Show Mary Persons FFA had 10 students exhibit hogs.

Highlights from the Cattle Show were: Caroline Waldrep winning the 1st steer class; and Joshua Dewitt placing 2nd in the 3rd steer class. Jessica White won the 4th steer class and her steer was selected as Grand Champion Steer for the show.


In Cattle Showmanship: Caroline Waldrep was the Senior Showmanship winner, and Jessica White placed 2nd and Joshua Dewitt placed 4th in Senior Showmanship.  


In the Middle Georgia Market Hog Show: Highlights in Senior Showmanship, Mary Persons FFA was represented well with Daniel Garrett winning senior Showmanship, Jessica White placing 2nd, TulaBlue Waldrep placing 3rd, Abby Sims placing 4th, and Caroline Waldrep placing 5th.


In Weight classes, Caroline Waldrep placed 2nd in class one. In the 2nd weight class, Bethany Hubby was the winner and TulaBlue Waldrep placed 2nd. Caroline Waldrep exhibited the winning hog. In class 5, Daniel Garrett placed 2nd with his hog, and TulaBlue Waldrep placed 3rd with her hog. In Class 6, Marshall Field placed 3rd with his hog.


In the Championship Drive, Caroline Waldrep was selected as Reserve Champion.


Jessica White - Grand Champion Steer 
Caroline Waldrep - Grand Champion Hog 
Showmanship Winners - Caroline Waldrep, 1st Place 
Showmanship Winners - Daniel Garrett, 1st Place 
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
Soccer News

Girls Varsity vs. Rutland on February 9th...

Defeated Rutland 3-0. Toni Kiwit had the shutout with 2 saves. A.K. Barnes, Katie Bottomley, and Summer Sanders each scored one goal. Emily Barnes had one assist and A.K. Barnes had 2 assists to avenge last year's defeat. On February 12th the girls defeated Jackson 2-1.  A.K. Barnes scored both goals.  The next game is TODAY, February 18th, at home.  We play region opponent West Laurens.  


The JV Girls beat Jackson last week 2-1. The goal scorers were Naomi Sanders and Kennedy Finch.  

Spring Sports are now in progress. 
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