Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Progress Reports - March 19, 2015
On Thursday, March 19, Electronic Report Cards/Progress Reports
(via SchoolMessenger) will be released to parents who have a valid
email address in PowerSchool.
Paper versions will also be sent home on Thursday.
Signed Progress Reports are due back by Friday, March 27, 2015.
Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place on March 26, 2015  from 4:00-7:00.  Please call the office if you would like to schedule a conference with your child's teachers. 

Two-Man Team Qualifies Top 10 in State

Congratulations to David Simpson and Chris Lancaster for completing the first step in the Ford AAA Student Auto Skills Contest.  This two-man team qualified Top 10 in the state and will be competing for State Competition held in Atlanta.
**Senior Slide Show Pictures Needed**
Please send one baby picture & one current picture  
of your senior for Senior Picnic Day. Pictures may be e-mailed electronically to Stephanie Colwell at or hard copies may be brought in to Dr. Bazemore for scanning.  Anyone who wants to be included in the slide show needs to turn in pictures by March 27.

Spanish Honor Society Visits Elementary Schools 

 Spanish Honor Society students visited the elementary schools last week. Pictured above are Chris Kalvin, Rocio Duarte, and Armando Perez teaching body parts in Spanish and playing Simon Says.

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 begins this week, and runs 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. 

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 Mr. Robby Jones.  Mr. Jones graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelors in Management. He earned his masters degree and his specialist degree from Georgia College and State University. He has been teaching for 10 years. He said he was encouraged to become a teacher by his Spanish I teacher, Senor Shellhorse in college. "He was very passionate and professional. Besides teaching, he has also managed a ski rental shop in Vail, Colorado.  When asked what he likes best about his job, he said "I enjoy helping others learn new things and working with young people. One of his favorite memories from his high school years was "watching the Dream Team during the '96 Olypmics in Atlanta."
His hobbies include hiking the Appalachian Trail, and snowskiing.  When asked about interesting places that he has traveled he said "The most interesting place I traveled was to Cairo, Egypt. The pyramids are massive and the museums and culture are intriguing."  His favorite book is A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, or anything by Jon Krakauer or Tim Keller. His favorite role model is his dad. "He taught me how to be a husband, father, coach, and teacher."  He has been married to his college sweetheart, Cortney, for 10 years, and they have 4 children:  Lucy (8), Scout (6), Eli (4), and Pete (1).  His bucket list" includes "hiking the entire Appalachian Trail, attending the World Cup, and biking the Blue Ridge Parkway."
Prom News

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

Tickets are now on sale.

The price of Prom tickets will increase AFTER FRIDAY!!

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

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

Underclass Honors Night will be Thursday, April 30.

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
  • 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 27 & 28 - Seedfolks
April 23-26 - Disney's Beauty & The Beast Musical

 May 11 - Chorus Farewell Concert

Drama News
Chorus News
Beginning Women's Chorus and Men's Chorus recently went to Mercer University to participate in a workshop with Dr. Stanley Roberts, Mercer University Director of Choral activities.

Art News
Student artwork was on display during the Forsythia Festival this past weekend.

Senior art student Sam Cannon and a group of festival attendees add to the Art Club's graffiti wall while eating Cheez-its.

Club News
Beta  Club News
  • March 19, 2015 - Beta Meeting during lunch 
  • March 20, 2015 - Treat the Teachers
  • June 29 - July 2, 2015 - National Convention in Nashville, TN. We are eligible to compete in 3 events. See Mrs. English if you are interested or if you have any quesitons.

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

Jr. & Sr. Nursery Landscaping teams won Area III competitions 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.

HOSA traveled to Athens for their State Leadership Conference. We had several students competing against close to 5,000 GA HOSA students in the following categories; First Aid & CPR, Medical Terminology, Medical Law and Ethics, Georgia HOSA bowl, and Health Career Display.


Mary Persons First Aid & CPR team came in the top 20 for the second round and the Health Career display place in the top 10 in the final. Please congratulate these students.


While attending the SLC, these students got to tour the UGA Campus and see the historical landmarks. They also got to meet and network with UGA college students and numerous other HOSA members across the State.

Sports Corner

Football News

The MP Football Team is selling Vidalia Onions. Please see any player or coach to buy a bag (or 2). The cost is $10 for a 10 Lb. bag of Jumbo Vidalia Onions. The deadline to order is April 1, 2015.  Please help support the MP Football Team.

Soccer News
The Mary Persons Girls Varsity Soccer team improved to 9-0 on the season with a 3-0 victory over Lamar County. After a scoreless first half, the Lady Dogs got on the board with a goal from Emily Adams. AK Barnes added the insurance goal while Caitlyn Onstott banged one home with her head. Summer Sanders, AK Barnes, and Emily Adams also tallied assists for the evening. Goalkeeper Toni Kiwit and the back line managed their 7th shutout of the season. 
Goal Scorers: A.K. Barnes, Emily Adams, & Caitlyn Onstott.

The Girls Varsity Soccer team defeated Baldwin 9-0 Monday afternoon at Billy Lancaster Field. Annie Kate Barnes recorded her 2nd hat trick of the season while Summer Sanders and Sharon Kinsella each scored 2 goals and Toni Kiwit and Emily Adams each added one goal. Maiah Wiley had 2 assists along with one assist each by Barnes and Kinsella. Kiwit and Caitlin Ontstott combined for the shutout victory. The lady Bulldogs travel to Macon on Wednesday to face region for Howard.

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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