Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Spring Break
April 6-10, 2015

Congratulations to Our Young Georgia Authors Winners
9th Grade - Klein Hopkins, 10th Grade - Mary Sullivan Giles, & 12th Grade - Jonathan Williams

MPAC Meeting 

Parents, we need you!   Join us at the next MPAC meeting on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the 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.  

Attention Seniors
All Senior debts need to be paid to Jostens
BEFORE Spring Break (April 3).

Cap & Gowns will be given on April 27.  Group  & individual pictures will be taken on this day as well.  

Package information will be given prior to April 27.   



Dr. Bazemore has some "Seniors Run MPH" t-shirts on sale for $8.00  

Healthcare Science Students Participate in Team Building

Healthcare Science students participated in a team building exercise used in developing employability skills. Our MPHS Work-Based Learning Coordinator, Susan Childs, led the lesson.


After the students were placed in teams of flexible groups, team leaders were chosen. The leaders had to give their group verbal instructions on building the tallest free standing tower using only the materials given. This activity illustrated the importance of working collaboratively as a team and the importance of communicating in order to complete a task.


The students enjoyed a visit from Dr. Walker during the lesson and the winning team got a quick picture with him.


Thanks to Dr. Walker for stopping in and thank you to Mrs. Childs for the job skills/team building lesson!

Spanish Honor Society Visits Elementary Schools
Katie Sanders, Ebony Davis, and Sydney Lawrence taught colors
to Ms. Sparks' class at KB Sutton.
Ariel Newman, Katie Anderson, and Grace Hoffman are pictured teaching farm animals to Ms. McClendon and Ms. Shipman's classes.
Spanish students visiting HES kindergarten classes.
Congratulations Mrs. Holloway!!

March 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 Mr. John Cable.  Mr. Cable graduated from Georgia College and State University with a bachelors degree in History and a masters degree in Secondary Education. He is a first year teacher. He said he was encouraged to become a teacher by his parents and by his college African history professor. When asked what he likes best about his job, he said "I enjoy interacting with students who are working hard and are excited about learning." Asked what his favorite memories from his high school years were, he said "playing on the singles tennis team, baking in the South Georgia heat - weeks of tough practice always paid off." Before becoming a teacher, he "worked in more restaurants than I can count; also toured with a band."
His hobbies include spending time with his wife, reading, and playing music.  His favorite trip has been to the Mississippi Delta Blues Trail. His favorite book is Blessed are the Peacemakers by Wendell Berry, and anything by Cornel West. His role model is Bob Moses, his math teacher and 1960s activist (SNCC) - "most passionate teacher I've ever encountered."  Mr. Cable's favorite sports team is the Atlanta Braves.  His bucket list" includes "visiting the Library of Congress, learning the piano, and visiting Africa."
eMPescope Yearbook News
Yearbook Sale 
The final 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 *NEW* and local scholarships that
have recently been added to our school's website. 
Click Here to Access the Senior Scholarships

All Senior debts need to be paid to Jostens
BEFORE Spring Break (April 3).

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

April 23-26 - Disney's Beauty & The Beast Musical

 May 11 - Chorus Farewell Concert

Club News
Beta  Club News
  • April 16, 2015 - Next Beta Meeting
  • 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 questions.

There will be an FBLA meeting on Wednesday, April 1 after school in room 226. Officer applications for the 2015-2016 school year will be available for pick up. The awards breakfast will be held Friday, April 24 during 1st/2nd periods at Shoney's Restaurant (by invitation only).

FCA News
FCA will meet THIS Friday @ 7:30 a.m. in the Media Center on the Main Campus.  Everyone is invited to attend.
FCA recently had a guest speaker, Landon Crenshaw who
is the Youth Pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church 
FFA News

The FFA will be having its Annual Spring Plant Sale on Wednesday April 1st. The sale will run from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the school greenhouse.


Bedding Plants: $8/flat or $2/6-pak


Potted Flowering Plants: 4-inch pots $2; 6-inch pots $3


Hanging Baskets: $8 each


Perennial Flower Pots: 1 gal and 2 gal   $5 each

Congratulations to the FFA Nursery Landscaping teams who competed in the State Nursery Landscaping Contest.  Both the Junior and the Senior teams placed 3rd in the State in their respective divisions.  Kaley Dale was high individual in the State Junior contest. Other Junior team members were Audrey Barr, Kenye Mays, and Steven Swann.  Senior team members were Daniel Garrett, Levi Nopen, Elizabeth Smith, and Emsley Smith.
Junior Team
Senior Team

Congratulations to
Caroline Waldrep
for winning the Area III
FFA Discussion Meet
this past week.  She will
now advance to the
State competition which  will take place April 23rd.

Sports Corner
Cheerleader News

Important Events & Upcoming Dates  

Tuesday, April 14: Physicals for all HIGH school (current 9th, 10th, & 11th graders), 3-5:30 p.m.

Monday, April 20- Thursday, April 23: TRYOUTS for ALL teams, 3:30-5:45 p.m.

Friday, April 24: Official Tryout Date!!!

Monday, April 27- Thursday, April 30: 2nd week of tryouts for any girls selected to make one of the 4 squads (MCMS, JV, Varsity Spirit, or Varsity Comp)

Friday, May 1: Mandatory Parent meeting for ALL teams, 5:30 p.m.

Monday, May 4: Uniform fittings for all teams    

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
First-place Bulldogs sweep Veterans for season, travel to West Laurens on Thursday
The Boys Varsity Soccer team remains in first place in region play heading into an important game at West Laurens on Thursday night. The Bulldogs (10-4, 6-2 in Region 2-AAAA) are coming off a week in which it swept the season series with rival Veterans thanks to a 2-1 win on the road. The win was the sixth in a row for MP. Dawson Daniel sealed the victory after Josh Hampton assisted nicely, playing the freshman into the penalty box down the left flank. Hampton also assisted on Trea Atkins' first-half goal that put MP up 1-0 early. That win, along with the previous game's 5-1 victory at Howard and a 10-0 trouncing of Baldwin two nights earlier, helped the Bulldogs move into first place in the region. Sophomore Jack Edenfield led the way for the Bulldogs with two goals and an assist against the Huskies. Hampton, Daniel and James Davis all also had a goal apiece on the night. Hampton and Will Walters also recorded assists in the win. The Bulldogs fell behind early, but responded with five straight goals while dominating possession to earn the win. Junior goalkeeper Harper James had seven saves on the night and defenders Jacob Berkebile, William Stevick and Addison Chapman helped shut down the Howard offense. Sophomore Shane King helped control the midfield for MP, which outshot its opponent 28-12 on the night. Last Friday MP hosted a talented Upson-Lee team which managed to avenge an earlier loss this season. The Bulldogs got goals from Atkins, Hampton and Chacce Barfield on the night, but they fell 5-3. MP outshot UL 20-15 in the game and was unfortunate late in the match as Davis hit the post on a shot from atop the penalty box and several other good goal scoring opportunities did not materialize. Kick off on Thursday is set for 7:30 p.m. at West Laurens.

The Girls Varsity Soccer team defeated Upson Lee 1-0 Friday night at Billy Lancaster Field. Chloe Goss scored the game winner in overtime on an assist from Emily Barnes. The 12-2 Lady Bulldogs travel to Dexter Thursday night to face West Laurens.
Pictured: Chloe Goss & Maiah Wiley

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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