Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Progress Reports - April 23, 2015
Signed Progress Reports are due back
by Friday, March 27, 2015.

2015 Prom King & Queen
Demarcus Davis & Reyna Grier 
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.   


*Jostens will be accepting payments for senior supplies on Monday, April 27th @7:30 in the cafeteria; and delivering graduation supplies and Caps & Gowns afterwards during 1st period. Any final payments may be made with cash or money order. No checks will be accepted at delivery. Final payments may be made with a credit or debit card over the phone BEFORE Friday, April 24th @ 12 noon.

Poetry Contest

Rules and Requirements

Deadline: Thursday April 30th

Prize: $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card

  • You must be passing your English class. Please have teacher sign entry form as verification of this.

  • Entry forms will be found in the English classes throughout the school.

  • Poems must be school appropriate.

  • Poems must not be longer than twenty five lines.

  • All poems must be the original work of the contestant.

  • Entries must be typed.

  • Turn in the entry form with your poem. Your name should appear only on the entry form, not on the page with the poem.

  • You may not enter more than one poem.

  • Your poem must not be edited by someone other than yourself.

  • You should turn in your poem to Dr. Bazemore in Room 503.

  • *Sponsored and judged by the Writers Workshop class*

Email Account Conversions

Our primary email operations recently moved to accounts administered by Google.  

All of our school system's employees can be reached by using Please make note of this new change.

MP Adds Wrestling Program

Summer School Registration   
Students needing to recover academic credits have the opportunity to earn credit during MPHS Summer School.  Cost is $50 per unit; payment and registration form should be returned to the school office by Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  Classes will be held Monday-Thursday and students are responsible for providing their own transportation.  You may pick up an application from the front office on either campus. If you have any questions, please call the Graduation Coach, Mrs. McLuen at (478) 994-2812, ext.5003
MP Students on the Road to Success
MP Students Participate in Special Olympics
Special Olympians from Mary Persons competed in the Area 7 Region track and field games on Thursday, April 16th at First Presbyterian Day School in Macon. Every CHAMPion athlete from Mary Persons earned 2 medals: bronze, silver, and/or gold. Athletes competed in relays, softball throw, standing long jump, or running long jump. MP athlete Gerald Walton got to meet and be cheered on by 3 Mercer Football players during his events.
Lady Bulldogs Sign to Play with Albany Tech
Asiana Almon and Tyeshia Davis have signed letters of intent          to play basketball with Albant Tech. They are pictured here with Coach Nelson, the Athletic Director, and Coach Greene, their basketball coach.
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

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

MP Teacher Spotlight
This week's spotlight is on Mrs. Beth Chafin.  Mrs. Chafin graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies. She also earned her Special Education degree from Georgia College and State University, and her masters in Special Education from Georgia Southwestern State University. She has taught for 25 years and she said she was inspired to become a teacher because she has "always had a love for individuals with special needs." When asked what she likes best about her job, she said "getting to know my students as individuals and helping them become the best that they can be." Asked what her favorite memories from high school years were, she said "cheering at football and basketball games was always fun. My senior year our football team was co-state champions.  I went to Griffin High and that year we tied Valdosta High in the State Football Championship game." Besides teaching, she was a recreation therapist at a psychiatric hospital for 3 years.
Her hobbies include running and exercise.  One day she would love to visit Israel. Her favorite book is the Bible, and she enjoys reading Bible studies written by Pam Jenkins. Her favorite sport is football, and her favorite college team is Georgia. Her mom is her role model because "she is a strong Christian woman who loves her family and helping others.
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
  • 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
  • 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

FFA News

FFA Forestry Team placed 3rd in Area III contest 
at Fort Valley State University last week.  In Individual events,  placing 1st was Amber Pritchett in Timber Stand Improvement.  Placing 2nd were: Rebekah Simpson in Timber Cruising for Cord Volume, and Jessica White in timber Cruising for Board Foot Volume.  Placing 3rd were:  Bryce Turner in Reforestation, Caroline Waldrep in Land Measurement, Levi Nopen in Tree Identification, and Shelby Sims in Forest Disorders.  Also, Chase Grizzard placed 1st in Forestry Management in the Junior Forestry Contest. 
MPHS Forestry Team 
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 Girls Varsity soccer team defeated Baldwin 6-0 on a rainy thursday night in Milledgeville. After a 20 minute scoreless drought the Bulldogs unleashed a slew of goals before halftime. Annie Kate Barnes tallied a first half hat trick, while Summer Sanders added a pair of goals. Emily Adams also found the score sheet as the lone goalscorer of the second half. Emily Barnes, AK Barnes, and Chloe Goss had assists of 3, 2, and 1 respectively. Toni Kiwit recorded one save and her 11th shutout of the season along with the strong back line from Giles, Johnson, and Raymond.


Boys soccer team clinches region title
The MP varsity boys soccer team has won the region title for just the second time in school history. The Bulldogs (13-4, 9-2 in Region 2-AAAA) knocked off Perry 4-1 and followed that up with a 10-0 road trouncing of Baldwin last week. The victories wrapped up the region championship and secured a home playoff game next Wednesday at Billy Lancaster Field. MP has won nine of its last 10 games. Josh Hampton scored twice against the Panthers, including a first-half strike off an excellent assist from midfielder Shane King. The Bulldogs scored three more times in the second half to put the game away and easily defeat the defending region champs. Chacce Barfield had a goal and Trea Atkins added another on a nicely timed corner-kick play to seal the win. The following night at Baldwin, MP was led by Hampton's three goals, as well as King and Grant Necastro scoring twice and senior Jacob Berkebile adding a goal in what were very sloppy conditions. Dawson Daniel recorded three assists on the night. Barfield, Hampton, Necastro, Ryan Shepard, and Will Walters all also assisted. The Bulldogs will host the No. 4 seed from Region 1-AAAA next Wednesday night (April 29) in the GHSA State Playoffs.

Tennis News

Both Girls and Boys teams placed 3rd in Region. They will advance to the State Playoffs this week.  Good luck Bulldogs!!   

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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