Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Signed Progress Reports are due back  
by Friday, May 1, 2015.
Hightower Appointed to the Air Force Academy
Congressman Austin Scott made a visit to our school to congratulate
Jason Hightower on his appointment to the Air Force Academy.
They are pictured here with Jason's parents, Amanda & David Hightower, and his sisters, Ashleigh, Abby, & Anna.
Class of 2015 Receives Caps & Gowns

Graduate Dress for Graduation 


BOYS wear: 

  • Long-sleeved white dress shirt.
  • Long dark tie (may be solid or a simple pattern).
  • Black dress pants.
  • No jeans or work pants.
  • Black socks.
  • Black dress shoes. NO tennis shoes, work boots, or cowboy boots.

GIRLS wear:

  • Black dress (no strapless/halter/spaghetti-strap/one-shoulder dresses); dress should not be longer than the gown.
  • Black dress shoes with low or flat heels. NO tennis shoes or flip flops.
  • Small earrings. NO large hoops, etc. Also no bangles, large bracelets, or necklaces.
  • Do not bring purses or other items with you. You cannot march with them.
Any student inappropriately dressed will not be allowed to march. All clothing must meet dress code requirements. Wrinkled gowns are not attractive; hang your gown to allow the wrinkles to fall out. Ironing the gown is not recommended; if you do so, please be aware that you may damage it. Do not wash or dry clean your gown.
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*

Congratulations Halie Seitz
Congratulations to Halie Seitz for being recognized as an outstanding scholar athlete at the Vince Dooley Awards Ceremony.
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.

CHAMP Video Contest
Seniors, wondering how you could leave your mark at MP? Underclassmen, would you like to make one of many memories at MP? Well, here is your chance with the
Be a CHAMP Video Contest! This contest involves developing your own video and song, original song or a parody, that focuses on the CHAMP matrix.  You must submit your song and entry form through the Google Classroom just enter the class code 620bmea. You may enter as a single performer or as a group. Come on MP!!! Show the MP Community who the REAL CHAMPS are!! 
All submissions are due by May 8th.  
For more information please see Mrs. McLuen.
Students Created Willy Wonka Econ Projects
Ariel Morgan and Eriel Morgan are shown here with their project
for Mrs. Peacock's class.
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
Students Attend Geico Walk-a-Thon

Eric Waggle, Raekwon Lundy, Delenthius Sims, Kadarrius Williams, and Graicyn Lee attended the Geico Walk-a-Thon representing Monroe County Special Olympics on Thursday, April 23rd. Eric Waggle was the featured speaker for the event and spoke about all the ways Special Olympics has benefitted him personally. Geico presented Area 7 Special Olympics with a check for $82,500. Attendees were able to meet the DJs, local celebrities DJ Shawty Slim, Floco Torres, and DJ Bruce Wonder, as well as the Geico Gecko.

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

MP Teacher Spotlight
This week's spotlight is on Dr. Julie Bazemore.  Dr. Bazemore graduated from Macon State with her associates degree, from Tift College with her bachelors degree, and from Mercer University with her masters and her doctorate degrees. She has taught for 29 years and she said she was inspired to become a teacher by her first grade teacher, Mrs. Cook. When asked what she likes best about her job, she said "The students! Now I'm teaching students who are children of former students. I love it!" Asked what her favorite memories from high school years were, she said "I was the yearbook editor at MPHS in 1983. We had so much fun in that class!" She worked as a switchboard operator while in college, and she and her husband own a small business.
Her hobbies include watching football and reading. One day she would "love to travel to England and see some of the places I read about in British Literature!" Her favorite book is Harper Lee's To Kill a Mocking Bird. Her favorite sport is football, and her favorite team is the MPHS Bulldogs. Items on her bucket list are "renovate an old house, own a clothing store, and teach (part-time) in college.
Counselors' Corner
Underclass Honors Night will be Thursday, April 30.
Senior Honors Night will be Thursday, May 7.
Roberts Chapel, @ 6:30 p.m.    

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.


Join the MPHS Counselor's Remind!  
Text @mphsco to 478-246-1956
Fine Arts News
Drama Department Presented Beauty & the Beast

 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.
Congratulations to FBLA member, Kyndra Warren, who sold 18 boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts to support FBLA.  

 Kyndra is pictured here with Susan Little, 
an FBLA advisor.
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
Basketball News
Attention Ladies in grades 6 to 12:
June will be here before you know it. If you are interested in working on your basketball skills this summer please see Coach Greene. He has a deal for you. Summer practice will be starting and if you are interested you need to see Coach Greene ( at the high school for a schedule. He hopes to see you in June!
Cheerleader News

Important Events & Upcoming Dates  

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     

Football News

Spring Football Practice

May 4-7
Rising 9th Graders 4:00 - 5:30
Varsity 5:30 - 7:30

May 11-12
Varsity 4:00 - 6:00

May 14
Varsity 4:00 - 6:00

May 15
Spring Scrimmage 5:00 (admission $1)
Soccer News
MP boys soccer hosts state playoffs Wednesday
The Varsity Boys Soccer team, fresh off winning the Region 2-AAAA title last week, is set to host Bainbridge on Wednesday night (April 29) in the first round of the GHSA State Playoffs. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. at Billy Lancaster Field. The Bulldogs (14-4, 10-2 in Region 2-AAAA) have won 10 of their last 11 games, including a 2-1 victory against Howard to sweep the Huskies for the season. James Davis' blast from 18 yards out sealed the victory in the regular season finale. Dawson Daniel's header in the first half gave the Bulldogs an early lead. Bainbridge is 11-6 on the season and advanced to the Class AAAAA State Playoffs a season ago.
Shown is the Varsity Boys Soccer team and Head Coach Allen Luton last week after winning the Region 2-AAAA title.
The Varsity Girls Soccer team finished the regular season with a 16-2 record after the clobbering of rival Howard High School 9-0. Toni Kiwit recorded her 12 shutout of the season and Annie Kate Barnes tallied a hat trick to break the school record for most goals in a season (28). Emily Adams also scored 2 and Emily Barnes added 1. Toni Kiwit played the field during the 2nd half and managed a hat trick in 25 minutes of play. Chloe Goss and Adams recorded 2 shutouts and AK, Summer, Toni, and Rachel had one assist apiece. Katie Bottomley tallied the lone save for the Bulldogs on the evening during her second half performance in goal.  

Track News

Boys Region 2 AAAA Results

Demarcus Davis, Region Champion- Disc
Kendrell Taylor, Region Champion- 200 meter
Tucker Williams, 3rd - 3200 meter race
Lawson Weldon, 3rd - 1600 meter race
Amari Walker, 4th - Shot Putt
Jomari Jackson, 2nd - 100 meter race


2nd - 4 By 100:
Kamron Pennamon
Kendrall Taylor
Jomari Jackson
Tre Weaver 


All qualified to participate in the Sectional meet on
May 2nd.

Girls Region 2 AAAA Results
Olympia High, Region Champion - 300 meter hurdles, Region Runner-up - 100 meter hurdles, 4 by 100, & 4 
by 400
Amecia Pennamon, Region Runner-up - 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 4 by 100, & 4 by 400
Rosa Bell, Region Runner-up - 4 by 100, & 4 by 400, qualified for sectional in the 200 meter dash
Dermeshis Taylor, Runner-up 4 by 100
Kayla Evans, Runner-up pole vault
Erial Morgan, Runner-up - 4 by 400
Amber Walton, Runner-up - 4 by 400
Katrina Young, Qualified for sectional in pole vault.

Volleyball News

The 2015-2016 Volleyball Informational Meeting will be May 19, 2015 from 5-6 pm in the MPHS cafeteria! All student-athletes that are interested in playing volleyball are encouraged to attend to learn more about the coaches, summer volleyball, and volleyball at MP!
Media Center Message
All Library Books Due
May 1, 2015


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