Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Mr. Finch is Guest Speaker at Mercer
Mr. Finch is pictured here with Bobby Lamb, Mercer's head football coach.
Mr. Finch was a recent guest speaker at Mercer University as part of their Fifth Quarter series of speakers. He spoke to the team about transitioning from student athlete to the corporate world and how to effectively enter the professional world. Specific items that were discussed were the power of networking, the interview process, and the pitfalls of poor use of social media.
Attention Seniors

Cap & Gowns will be given out on April 27.   

The group picture will be taken that morning, & individual pictures will be taken on this day as well.  

Package information will be given prior to April 27.   


Athletic Physicals - Tuesday, April 28

Athletic Physicals will take place in the MPHS gym.
Physicals for high school athletes (upcoming 9th-12th grade)
will be from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Physicals for middle school athletes (upcoming 7th & 8th grade) will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
The cost is $10. You must have a physical on the GHSA
approved form in order to participate in athletics at MPHS.
Please make plans to attend if you wish to participate.
Click here for letter from Coach Nelson, our Athletic Director,
and the official GHSA physical forms
Spanish Honor Society Visits Elementary Schools
Maiah Wiley, TJ Williams, & Ansleigh Long teach a Spanish lesson to Ms Helms' class at HES.

Dakota Ellison, Hannah Jones, & Heather Starr teach a lesson to Ms Stanley's class at KBS.

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

MP Teacher Spotlight
This week's spotlight is on Ms. Rosalyn Sparks.  Ms. Sparks graduated from Georgia College and State University where she earned her MBA and her BS in Middle Grades Education. She has taught for 22 years and was inspired to become a teacher by her personal finance teacher. When asked what she likes best about her job, she said "working with the students, especially when they are trying to figure something out and they finally 'get it'." Asked what her favorite memories from high school years were, she said "going to Washington DC my sophomore year, homecoming week when everybody had boxes of Kleenex and made paper flowers to decorate floats, and many others." Before becoming a teacher, she worked as a computer operator and secretary in a CPA firm. She has also worked as an office manager for a home healthcare store.
Her hobbies include gardening, reading, and quilting.  Her favorite trips have been to Yellowstone National Park, Niagara Falls, Washington DC. She said she would love to travel to Hawaii. Her favorite book is A Time to Kill by John Grisham. When asked about her favorite sport, she said it "is a toss-up between baseball and football." Her favorite team is the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.  Her "bucket list" includes traveling to Hawaii, Belize, and Australia.
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

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Counselors' Corner
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

Scholly is a great scholarship app or web site that costs $0.99.  It is comprehensive and extremely easy to navigate.  Please check out this web site or app.

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
  • 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.
  • If your child is interested in dual enrollment for next year, please make sure they take the SAT or ACT.  Both tests will be given at MPHS on the following dates.
    SAT (register at - $53.50)
            May 2, 2015 (deadline to register is April 6!!!)
            June 6, 2015 (deadline to register is May 8)

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
  • Points Deadlines: Seniors - April 30th; Underclassmen - May 15th
  • 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.

The awards breakfast will be held Friday, April 24 during 1st/2nd periods at Shoney's Restaurant (by invitation only).



April 15-22 - FBLA is hosting a Krispy Kreme fundraiser to raise funds for the National Leadership Conference in Chicago, Ill. See an FBLA member or an advisor to purchase your dozen!

$6.00 per dozen/Delivery Date: April 27

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
Cheerleader News

Important Events & Upcoming Dates  

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 - JV @3:45, Varsity Spirit @4:30, & Varsity Competition @5:00     

Soccer News
The #8 ranked Bulldogs improved to 13-2 on the season with a 2-0 victory over West Laurens in Dexter Thursday night. After a scoreless first half, Emily Barnes served up a beautifully placed corner that Annie Kate Barnes was able to head home in the back of the net. Emily Adams also found the back of the net by following a rebounded shot off the goalie from Barnes. The Bulldogs outshot the Raiders 18-9 on the evening and Toni Kiwit recorded 9 saves on the evening for a record setting 10th shutout this season. The victory clinched a playoff berth for the Bulldogs for the 7th time out of the last 8 seasons.  After a much needed spring break the Lady Bulldogs will wrap up the regular season with region contests against Perry, Baldwin, and Howard.
2015 Team, along with alumni, Leah Haygood & Lily Phelan

MP hosts defending region champion Perry on Wednesday

The Boys Soccer team has a crucial home game against defending region champ Perry on Wednesday night (April 15). The Bulldogs (11-4, 7-2 in Region 2-AAAA) are in contention for the region title, but they need to knock off the Panthers if they hope to stay atop the 2-AAAA standings. Perry won the previous meeting 3-2 earlier this season. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m. at Billy Lancaster Field.

MP has won seven of its last eight games and is coming off a 5-0 trouncing of West Laurens prior to Spring Break. Josh Hampton led the way for the Bulldogs with four goals on the night, including a first-half hat trick. Chacce Barfield also found the back of the net for MP. Dawson Daniel had two assists and Trea Atkins added one of his own on a skillful header to Hampton in the penalty box. Defenders Jacob Berkebile, Addison Chapman and William Stevick helped shut down the West Laurens attack while goalkeeper Harper James kept the Raiders scoreless. 

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! 

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