Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Students Receive $1000 Scholarships
Abbey Parlier and Katie Sanders were each presented
$1000 scholarships from the Forsyth-Monroe County
Rotary Club. Also pictured are Rotary members, Mrs.
Dillon and Dr. Mike Hickman.

MPAC Meeting

 Parents, we need you!  Join us at the next MPAC meeting on Monday, March 2nd at 3:30 in the MPHS data room.

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.  

Coming to You in March
On Thursday, March 19, Electronic Report Cards/Progress Reports
(via SchoolMessenger) will be released to parents who have a valid
email address in PowerSchool. 

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 Speaker Speaks to 10th Graders
Mrs. Judy Sanders, retired manager of the Macon Child Support Office, recently spoke to our 10th graders about the costs of raising a child, and the challenges of paying child support because of poor choices that may have been made.  Mrs. Movene Futch is also pictured.

AP World History Exam Review continues every Thursday during HS101 & after school. 

MP Teacher Spotlight
This week's spotlight is on Mr. Eric Thompson. Mr. Thompson graduated from the University of Georgia where he received his bachelors degree in Music Education. He has been teaching for 5 years. When asked what/who inspired him to become a teacher, he said "I love helping others, and love music.....being a teacher was always the plan." The best part about his job are his students.  Some of his favorite memories from his high school years were "getting up at 5:00 in the morning and doing my workout for cross country.  Then going to school, then band practice, swim practice, and then going home and doing homework."  Prior to becoming a teacher, he was a lifeguard for 8 years. 
In his spare time, Mr. Thompson enjoys band, fishing, hunting, guitar, skiing, and composing music.  When asked about an interesting place that he has traveled he said "I have traveled to China on a 15-day performance tour.  I have also been to every SEC football stadium."  His favorite book is Sophie's World.  His favorite sport is football, and his favorite team is the Georgia Bulldogs.  He said he couldn't pick one favorite role model, but it would be "any leader who shows integrity, determination, and vision." His "bucket list" includes "sky diving, winning grand champion at Marching Festival, and traveling to Italy."  He also wanted to add: "I was a soloist with the UGA Redcoat Marching Band. You can still find me on YouTube soloing with the Redcoats!" Click here to access the video. He is the soloist on the right.

Mary Persons Celebrates CTAE Week

During the month of February, students, teachers, and administrators across the state join others nationwide in celebrating Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE). Mary Persons High School designated February 9-13 as CTAE Week.  Highlights of the week included daily CTAE trivia, dress-up days and treats for students in Career and Technical Student Organizations.


Career, Technical and Agricultural Education prepares youth for a wide range of careers and educational opportunities. These careers may require varying levels of education-including industry-recognized credentials, postsecondary certificates, and two- and four-year degrees. Career, Technical and Agricultural Education is crucial to providing the strong workforce training needed to fill the good-paying jobs.


Our CTAE courses are taught by faculty who are experts in their fields and have real world experience. Students learn how to keep pace with rapidly changing technological advances, while discovering the work habits and attitudes necessary to succeed in the workplace. Students can also take advantage of our Work-Based Learning Program that enables them to gain valuable on-the-job training and network with potential employers.


The CTAE faculty includes:  Mr. Bill Waldrep-Agriculture ; Mr. Dwain Evans-Transportation; Ms. Susan Little, Ms. Marcy Sanders, and Ms. Rosalyn Sparks-Business; Mr. Bob Meacham-Engineering and Energy; Ms. Ashton Duncan-Healthcare Science; Mr. D.J. Hurm-Construction; Ms. Susan Childs-Work-Based Learning Coordinator and Ms. Sandy Colwell-CTAE Director.


Students receiving DQ gift cards for correctly answering the  

Daily Trivia Questions.


Healthcare Science students participated in a simulated crime scene from a major disaster to highlight careers in Healthcare Science during CTAE Week. Students had to triage, treat, or mark the patient as dead in their scenarios. 
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.

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

College Goal Day was held on February 19 at MPHS. Forty-Seven students  

& families completed their FAFSA applications! Many thanks to college financial aid representatives from Central Georgia Technical College, Gordon State College, Wesleyan College, and Middle Georgia State College, who were available to help answer financial aid questions for families.

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.
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. 

  • North Carolina A&T is hosting their Spring Open House: Destination Aggie Pride, on Saturday, March 14 from 9:00-2:00. Click here to learn more.

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

March 14-15 - Student Art Exhibit
March 27 & 28 - Seedfolks
April 23-26 - Disney's Beauty & The Beast Musical

 May 11 - Chorus Farewell Concert

Club News
Beta Club News
  • Thursday, March 5th - Beta Club Meeting during lunch
  • Friday & Saturday, March 6th & 7th - State Beta Convention
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

Basketball News

The Varsity Boys Basketball program had a successful 2014-15 season improving to a 12-16 record, finishing 3rd in the Region 2-AAAA tournament, and going to the first round of the State Playoffs. The Bulldogs were led by seniors Trey Weaver, Keri Brown, and Demarcus Davis.  


Varsity Girls Basketball Players Recognized 

Congratulations to KeKe Calloway for being chosen Basketball Player of the Year in Region 2AAAA.  Tyesha Davis was named 1st Team All-Region Player and Asiana Almon was named 2nd team All-Region Player.
  Soccer News

Bulldogs knock off West Laurens 4-1; set to host Bulldog Cup this week

The Boys Varsity Soccer team got off to a fine start to region play last week, knocking off West Laurens 4-1. After falling behind early, the Bulldogs (2-1, 1-0 in Region 2-AAAA) settled in and responded with four unanswered goals to come away with an easy victory. Late in the first half, Ryan Shepard tied the game up at 1-1, slotting home a far-post shot off an assist from Dawson Daniel. Later, in the second half, Chacce Barfield gave MP the lead off a feed from James Davis. He then added two more goals after that to help the Bulldogs pull away. Junior goalkeeper Harper James had five saves for MP, which outshot West Laurens 18-7. This week MP host its annual Bulldog Cup tournament. No. 7 Spalding, Northside-WR, Peach County, Mount de Sales and Tattnall are all taking part in this year's event. 

The Girls Varsity Soccer team improved to 3-0 on the season after defeating West Laurens Wednesday night 2-1. Emily Barnes had a goal and an assist while Annie Kate Barnes scored the game winner with 8 seconds left in the game. Antonia Kivit recorded 5 saves against the Raiders.
Goal Scorers:  Emily Barnes & Annie Kate Barnes

Cheerleader News

On Wednesday, February 18, the MP Cheerdawgs hosted an end of the year awards banquet. This event was held in the cafeteria on Tift College- DOC campus. All cheerleaders and their families enjoyed a catered dinner and watched a slideshow of photos from the past season. All cheerleaders were recognized for their participation this year.


Junior Varisty Awards - Presented by Coach Stefani Simmons

Top Dog- Sydney Lawrence

Most Spirited- Jasmine Gaines

110% Award- Hannah Blesset 

Leadership- Darmeshia Taylor 

Coach's Award- Sydney Lawrence


Varsity Spirit/Bulldog Squad Awards - Presented by Coach Amber Ridley

Coach's Award- Shannon Davis

Basketball Leadership- Jasmine Chambliss

110% Award- Rachel Pope

Most Spirited- Shala Barron

Highest GPA- Anna Helen McKelvey

Football Leadership- Stephanie Colwell

Top Dog- Megan Green (not pictured)


Varsity Competition Awards - Presented by Head Coach Kyle Ward

Most Improved- Caitlin Corley

Highest GPA- Kayleigh Ryles

110%- Toshiana Strickland

Most Dedicated- Cassandra Shannon

Leadership- Brittney Raymond

Most Dedicated- Ajaila Walker

Top Dog & Coach's Award- Bailey Cawthon


Also, 11 Senior Cheerleaders & 2 Senior mascots were presented with Senior gifts. Bailey Cawthon was the recipient of the Dorothy Z. Bazemore Scholarship. 

Volleyball News

Volleyball night at the Monroe County Recreation Department gym begins March 5th from 2pm-7pm each Thursday! Volleyball night is an opportunity for you to show off your volleyball skills during free play on the court!!  If you are interested in playing volleyball for MPHS for the 2015-2016 season, contact Coach Lisa Ogide at for more information!

Spring Sports are now in progress. 
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