Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
German Exchange Student Surprised by Parents
German exchange student, Antonia Kiwit, was surprised by
a visit from her parents last Friday, her birthday.  She is
pictured here with her parents, Urban & Simone, and her
host mom, Chancie Martin.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Teacher In-Service Day
Student Holiday
Coming to You This Month
On Thursday, March 19, Electronic Report Cards/Progress Reports
(via SchoolMessenger) will be released to parents who have a valid
email address in PowerSchool. 

Credit Recovery

Credit Recovery will be offering the 2nd of two eight week sessions of credit recovery this semester for students who have previously failed an academic core course.  The second session will begin March 16, 2015 and run until May 14, 2015.  Students will be able to earn a unit for each class. Students must complete all course work with a 70% or better in the assigned session in order to receive credit.  Students must pay $50.00 for each unit class.  Please return registration forms to the Graduation Coach, Mrs. McLuen. Click here to access the application. 

 Literary Team Places 2nd at Region Competition

Congratulations to the Mary Persons High School Literary Team, coordinator and coach Mr. Hernandez, coaches Dr. Bazemore, Ms. Greenway, Mr. Moore and accompanist Terry Clopton for being the 2-AAAA First-Runner-ups. We are excited to share with you the individual results of our Region Literary Competition from March 3rd .

Region Champion in Girl's Extemporaneous Speaking: Erin Owens
 Region Champions in Quartet:
Frank Wilder, Kyle Culley, Clay Teem, & Josh Swiney
2nd place in Trio: Breanna Ault, Katie Gorman, & Stephanie Colwell  
2nd place in Girl's Solo: Sharon Kinsella
3rd place in Boy's Extemporaneous Speaking: Seth Swancey
3rd place in Boy's Solo: Josh Swiney
 3rd place in Boy's Dramatic Interpretation: Ben West, & 3rd place in Girl's Dramatic Interpretation:
Erin Owens

Along with accompanying team members Will Bazemore, Kelsea Carneal, Rebecca Clements, Shelby Demos, Sydney Everett, Keegan George, Jackson Harvey, Lindsey Kinsella, Michael Shannon, Beau Watson and Kirsten Wilder, Mary Persons High School's team earned enough total points to win the First Runner-Up trophy.


Erin Owens and Quartet members: Kyle Culley, Josh Swiney, Clay Teem and Frank Wilder will advance to the Georgia High School Association AAAA State Literary Competition that will be held at Veterans High School on Saturday, March 14th.


Congratulations to the 2015 Literary Team for an outstanding season! 

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 Ms. Lori Greenway.  Ms. Greenway graduated from Wesleyan College where she received her bachelors degree in English. She earned her masters degree and her specialist degree from Georgia College and State University. She has been teaching for 14 years. She said her 6th grade teacher inspired her to become a teacher. One of her favorite memories from high school years was she was chosen "Most Likely to Succeed."  
Ms. Greenway likes to collect magnets.  When asked about interesting places that she has traveled she said "I have been to several places but my favorites are New York and St. Lucia."  Her favorite book is The Mayor of Casterbridge. Her "bucket list" includes "seeing a live tornado, teaching a college course, and growing strawberries."
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

AP Fee Registration Deadline Extended 

AP exam fee registration deadline has been extended to  

Friday, March 13th. See Ms Burston if you have questions.

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 *NEW* scholarships that
have recently been added to our school's website. 
Click Here to Access the Senior Scholarships

Senior Honors Night will be Thursday, May 7
If your student will be receiving an athletic, academic or merit based scholarship to their college and you would like these included in the honors program, please provide documentation to Mrs. Roller by Thursday, April 23.



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
  • 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 12 - Mid-Semester Choral Concert
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

Drama News
Club News
Academic Team News

The MPHS Academic Team has had a busy two weeks. On Friday, February 27, the MP Varsity and JV Teams traveled to Middle GA State College in Macon to compete and out of 17 teams, Varsity finished 6th and JV finished tied for 10th.


On Saturday, March 7, the MP JV Team traveled to Locust Grove High School and competed in the State Tournament. MP finished 8th in their division and showed great sportsmanship throughout the tournament.  


Varsity members that participated in the tournaments include Erin Owens, Parker James, Julia Parrott, Kristen Wilder, Mary Beth Jenkins, and Kyle Sullivan. JV members include Addie Sparks, Gracie Thompson, Jeffrey Dunbar, Torri Harris, Cole Myers, and Madeline Copeland.

Beta Club News
Congratulations to the Beta Club for winning the following events at the State Beta Convention this past weekend, and representing our school well. The theme for this year's convention was "Betas rockin' the country."

 1st Place - Scrapbook Contest (Committee members:  Sam Cannon, Madison Norris, Grace Hoffman, & DeeKay King)


 2nd Place - Banner Contest (Committee members: Marybeth Jenkins, Julia Parrott, & Elaine Wood)


2nd Place - Hannah Jones  

Division 1 Social Studies Contest  

3rd Place - Team Poster Contest (Team members:  Mackenzie Melton, Katie Gorman, & Claire Humphrey) - The theme for the contest was "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the imagination, and life to everything" ~Plato There were 40 MP Betas that attended this year's state convention, along with sponsors: Dr. Julie Bazemore, Mr. Martin Magda, Mrs. Felicia Richardson, and Ms. Kathryn Allred. 


Mission/Community Projects

*Clean out your closets! Spring cleaning  

*Wanted snack size crackers for military!



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

Mary Persons FFA members were successful at State Livestock Show in Perry on February 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st. Over 1500 4-H members and FFA members exhibited livestock at the show. Mary Persons FFA members exhibited 13 market hogs, 3 market steers, and 4 breeding ewes.


Highlights from the Market Hog Show included: Caroline Waldrep winning her class, Daniel Garrett placing 4th in class, TulaBlue Waldrep placing 7th in class, and Bethany Hubby placing 9th in class. Each class consisted of 20 to 25 hogs.


Highlights from the Steer Show included: Josh Dewitt placing 4th in class in the 1st year exhibitors steer show. Jessica White placing 4th in class in the steer show, and Caroline Waldrep placing 2nd in class in the Georgia Club Calf Producers steer show, and Caroline placing 1st in class in the state steer show.


Highlights from the Breeding Ewe show included: Jessica White placing 2nd in the state in Senior Showmanship, and Courtney Stovall placing 2nd in weight class. 

Caroline Waldrep - 1st Place in Class in the Market Hog Show
Caroline Waldrep - 1st Place in Class in the State Steer Show

Jr. & Sr. Nursery Landscaping teams won Area III competitions last Thursday at Bleckley County High School.


The Junior team: Kaley Dale was high individual in area, and Audrey Barr and Steven Swann tied for 2nd overall, and Kenye Mays was 5th overall. Team qualified for state contest at UGA on March 20 and 21st.


The Senior team: Elizabeth Smith was high individual, Emsley Smith placed 2nd, Levi Nopen placed 3rd, and Daniel Garrett placed 6th out of 54 students in our area. This team competed against 14 other schools, and also qualfied for state contest.

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

Bulldogs knock off Upson-Lee, set to host first place Veterans on Friday night

The Varsity Boys team picked up a huge region win last Friday at previously unbeaten Upson-Lee. The Bulldogs handed the Knights their first loss of the season, 2-0. Senior Josh Hampton scored early in the first half on a penalty kick after he was fouled in the box during an obvious goal-scoring opportunity. The Bulldogs controlled most of the possession throughout the rest of the half and went to the locker room with the one goal  lead. In the second half Upson-Lee refused to go away quietly, bombarding the MP defense with attack after attack. Goalkeeper Harper James and defenders Addison Chapman, William Stevick and Jacob Berkebile anchored the back line and somehow managed to keep the hosts from finding the back of the net. Midfielder James Davis then found a streaking Hampton down the left wing on a counterattack and the senior finished sublimely, tucking away a left-footed shot off the post and in for his second goal of the night. The victory kept MP tied for second in the region, with first-place Veterans coming to town Friday night for a key region game. Kick-off at Billy Lancaster Field is set for 7:30 p.m.


The Varsity Girls team defeated #8 Upson Lee Friday night 1-0. Annie Kate Barnes scored the game winner on an assist by Chloe Goss in the first half. The Bulldogs improved to 8-0 on the season as Toni Kiwit recorded her 6th shutout of the season.     


Varsity Girls Team 

The JV Girls beat Griffin 7-2 last week! Goal scorers were: Emily Adams: 2 goals, Cadi Setiz: 1 goal, Naomi Sanders: 2 goals, Harley Hay: 1 goal, & Kara Hardin: 1 goal


JV Girls Soccer Team, with their Coach Colby Garrison 

Volleyball News

Volleyball Night at the Monroe County Recreation Department gym is EVERY 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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