Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
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. 
Our 2015 Golden Eagle Nominees
Halie Seitz - Athletics
Mary Clay Hamrick - Citizenship
Ben West - Drama
Samantha Cannon - Art
Marquavious King - Science
Katie Sanders - Math
Kyle Culley - English/Literature
Ariel Newman - Foreign Language
Caroline Waldrep - Industrial/Vocational
Bailey Cawthon - Journalism
Noah Samuelson - Music
Golden Eagle Nominees:  Halie Seitz, Mary Clay Hamrick,
Ben West, Samantha Cannon, Marquavious King, Katie Sanders, Kyle Culley, Ariel Newman, Caroline Waldrep, Bailey Cawthon, and Noah Samuelson
Congratulations Mr. Dwain Evans

February Teacher of the Month

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. 

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

MP Teacher Spotlight
This week's spotlight is on Coach Lamon McElhaney. Coach McElhaney graduated from Georgia State University where he received his bachelors degree in Health & P.E. He earned his masters degree in Health & P.E. from Albany State University. He has been teaching for 3 years. He said "the positive impact I can make on a child's life" inspired him to be a teacher. The best part about his job is "no two days are the same."  One of his favorite memories from his high school years was "winning the region championship in basketball in 2005."  
In his spare time, Coach McElhaney enjoys spending time with his family, exercise, and sports.  When asked about an interesting place that he has traveled he said "I have been to New York City, but I wish to travel to Australia."  He enjoys reading books by Dave Ramsey.  His favorite sport is basketball, and his favorite team is the Atlanta Hawks.  His role model is his father, Larry McElhaney. His "bucket list" includes visiting Australia, Fiji, and Hawaii.  He also wanted to add: "I am a neat freak. Things have to be in order or my skin crawls."  Coach McElhaney and his wife are expecting their first child in April.
Prom News

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

Tickets are now on sale. 

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
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
  • 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.

  • UGA's College of Veterinary Medicine Open House is Friday, April 3rd. This Open House demonstrates the exciting and rewarding aspects of a career in veterinary medicine. Click here to learn more
  • The Citadel is hosting Discover The Citadel on Friday, April 17, 2015. This open house will be an informational program that give attendees an opportunity to spen an afternoon on campus learning about the admissions process, financial aid, academics, athletics, ROTC and other aspects of the Citadel Experience. To learn more and/or register please click here.

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 5 - Large Group Performance Evaluation Preview
March 14-15 - Student Art Exhibit
March 27 & 28 - Seedfolks
April 23-26 - Disney's Beauty & The Beast Musical

 May 11 - Chorus Farewell Concert

Chorus News
Rebecca Lanning came from Middle Georgia State University to conduct a choral workshop with our Advanced Women's Chorus and our Mixed Choir.
Students had the wonderful opportunity to attend a showing of Wicked at the Fabulous Fox theater in Atlanta this past Thursday night.  There were 55 students and chaperones who participated.
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.
FFA News

FFA celebrated National FFA Week. The FFA officers treated faculty and staff to 5 different recipes of chili last week. They are also sponsoring a Kiss the Pig Event to collect donations for a family in need.  Each officer has a Piggy Bank for donations, and the officer with the most donations will have to Kiss the Pig, on Sunday, March 15th at the Forsythia Festival. Donations will be collected throughout the Forsythia Festival which is March 14th & 15th.  Please stop by their booth and show your support!!
Sports Corner
Baseball News
Get Your MP Baseball Discount Card!!  Cards are now on sale!!  Please see any Varsity, JV, C-Team player, coach, or Dugout Club member to get yours TODAY!!  Great discounts for only $10!!  If you have any questions please contact Coach Gastley at, or 770-851-0457. 

  Soccer News

The Girls Varsity Soccer team defeated Northside (WR) 2-0 to open the Bulldog Cup at Billy Lancaster Field Thursday evening. Summer Sanders nailed home a rebounded shot by Rachel Pope and Annie Kate Barnes added an insurance goal in the second half after a cross from Emily Barnes on the right wing. Antonia Kiwit recorded 5 saves and her 2nd shutout of the season to help the Lady Dogs improve to 4-0 on the season.  

Emily Barnes, Rachel Pope, Toni Kiwit, Annie Kate Barnes, and
Summer Sanders 

Mary Persons girls defeated Tattnall 2-0 in the 2nd game of group play in the Bulldog Cup. Annie Kate Barnes scored twice while Emily Barnes notched an assist. Goalkeeper Antonia Kiwit recorded her 3rd shutout of the season as the Bulldogs improved to 5-0. They will face Mt. De Sales in the Championship game Saturday night at Billy Lancaster Field. 

Emily Barnes #5, Annie Kate Barnes #10

Congratulations to the Girls Varsity team for winning the Bulldog Cup Championship this past weekend.  They defeated Mt. De Sales 2-1 in a penalty kick shootout.  Emily Barnes and Rachel Pope scored for MP while Toni Kiwit recorded a shutout and saved 4 of 5 penalty kicks.  The Lady Bulldogs remain undefeated at 6-0.

Bulldogs hit the road in region play this week

The Boys Soccer team has a pair of crucial road games looming this week as region play begins to really heat up. The Bulldogs (4-2, 1-0 in 2-AAAA) travel to defending region champion Perry, followed by a trip to undefeated Upson Lee on Friday night. Over the past week, MP easily defeated Northside-WR, 3-0, and Tattnall, 8-0, in group play as hosts of the annual Bulldog Cup. The victories advanced the team to the championship game of the event where they faced highly-touted, undefeated and No. 4-ranked Spalding. The Bulldogs nearly pulled off the upset in that contest, narrowly falling 1-0 in an extremely tight game. Goalkeeper Harper James came up big for MP with 7 saves, including a penalty kick stop. Jacob Berkebile and James Davis anchored a strong defense for MP, but an unfortunate deflection off a cross ended up in the MP goal and allowed the 2014 state semifinalists to escape with a close win.

Volleyball News

Volleyball Night at the Monroe County Recreation Department gym starts THIS THURSDAY from 2pm-7pm. 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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