Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Monroe County Public Library Teen Board
The Monroe County Public Library is seeking 10-12 teens who would like to serve on a Teen Board. The board will meet monthly. The purpose of this board will be to determine ways the library can reach the teens in our community, and ways funds can be spent to support teens in our community. If your teen is interested in becoming a member of the Teen Board, please see Mrs. English (, Media Specialist at MP, or Mrs. Melton (, Monroe County Public Library Manager.

Dual enrolled senior, Ali Goode, received her associates degree this past Friday, before she receives her high school diploma.  
Construction Students Build Bridge  
for BOE Transportation Department
As a gesture of gratitude to the Transportation Department the 3rd Year Carpentry I class recently built a foot bridge between the Transportation Garage and the Transportation Office. This will keep the department personnel from having to walk through the mud and water that accumulates after every rain. 

Thanks to Mr. Courson, Ms. Sullivan, Ms. Nelson and all of the drivers who are so helpful in getting us to our different project locations.
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.

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Student Council

Class of 2016

Sharon Kinsella

Vice President:
Jake Johnston

Katie Bottomley

Katie Gorman
Caroline Jones
Harley O'Neal
Erin Owen

Class of 2017

Caleb Speir

Vice President:
Sasha White

Olympia High

Tiara Brown
Anna Helen McKelvy
Alexis Passmore
Rachael White
Class of 2018

Kennedy Finch

Vice President:
Cadie Seitz

Abigail Hightower

Kendal Bunn
Anaya Kelley
Anmol Patel
Stephanie Pierotti
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 or click here to access the application. If you have any questions, please call the Graduation Coach, Mrs. McLuen at (478) 994-2812, ext.5003
MP Teacher Spotlight
This week's spotlight is on Ms. Ashley McIntosh.  Ms. McJntosh graduated from Columbus State University with her Bachelors of Arts in Biology, and a minor in Psychology. She has taught for 2 years. Her inspiration for becoming a teacher was her desire to provide students with a fun/engaging high school experience in science class. When asked what she likes best about her job, she said "My students, and watching them succeed in my class and having them visit from past years." Asked what her favorite memories from high school years were, she said "participating in various different events, both academically and sports related." She worked as a legal assistant while going to school.
Ms. McIntosh's hobbies include watching movies, golfing, crafts, taking pictures, and traveling. Interesting places that she has traveled include Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, The Bahamas, Cozumel, and Grand Turk.  She would like to travel to New York, Alaska, and Germany (just to name a few). Her favorite books include Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, and books by Nicholas Sparks. Her favorite sports are Auburn University Football, and Atlanta Braves Baseball. Her favorite role model is Pam Simpson, a high school teacher and family friend. Items on her "bucket list" include traveling to Germany, seeing the Northern Lights, and furthering her own education.
Counselors' Corner

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
Art News
The AP Studio Art students celebrated the completion of their College Board portfolios with an end of the year critique and artist's salon.   
The Art II class is completing this year's Monumental Sculptures.  Be on
the lookout for giant 'everyday' object sculptures throughout the school!
Chorus News
The Chorus sang on the square for National Day of Prayer

The Chorus presented a Farewell Concert this past Monday night:
May the Music Never End

Club News
Best Buddies News

Best Buddies Cookout on May 5th at the Track 

On Tuesday, May 5th Best Buddies members enjoyed an end-of-the-year cookout at the Mary Persons track. Members enjoyed a light meal, listened to music, played kickball, and just enjoyed each others' company!

Best Buddies appreciates the support from the school and Monroe County community that has made inclusive activities like this cookout possible this school year!

2015-2016 Officers
President - Hannah Swearingen
Vice President - Tula Waldrep
Treasurer - McKenzie Melton
Fundraiser - Anna Helen McElvey
Secretary - Caroline Jones
Historian, Social Media - Jordan Rozier
Historian, Annual Memory Book - Katie Tabor
Beta Club News
  • Points Deadlines: Underclassmen - May 15th

FBLA SellingChicken Q Plates

FBLA is raising money for the National Leadership Conference in Chicago, IL June 28-July 3. There are four MP students who are eligible to attend. They are Marquavious King, Neyasa King, Abbey Parlier, & Caroline Waldrep.

FBLA hosting a Chicken Q on Friday, May 15. The cost is $8.  Submit a check made payable to MPHS. 
Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 13.

Welcome the 2015-2016 HOSA Officers:

Sasha White - President
Tristan Hichkad - President Elect
Christopher Johnson - Vice President
Alexis Passmore - Vice President Elect
Jordan Rozier - Secretary 
Taylor Archer - Treasury
Kayla Mosley - Co-Treasury
Olivia Jernigan - Reporter
Madolyn Rowland - Historian
Rachael White - Chair of Competitive Events
Harley Hay - Chair of Event and Food Planning
Key Club News
Key Clubbers conducted a car wash this past Saturday,
as their spring service project, to raise money for the
Kids Miracle Network.  They raised $360!!
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

Varsity Competition


Macy Morris 

Spencer Moore

Kayleigh Ryles

Sydney Lawrence

Madison Lewis

Clarissa Walker

Madison Knowles

Kendall Daniels

Makenna Howard

Caitlin Corley

Samaria Wright 

Cierra Morgan

Katrina Young 

Toshiana Strickland   


Varsity Spirit/ Bulldog


Ta'Sacha Reynolds

Hannah Blessett

Hayleigh Blair

Jasmine Gaines

Alaicha Penamon

Anna Helen McKelvey

JaTyia Pennamon

Meagan Barrett

Becca Johnson

Ashley Austin

MarcQuii Hicks

Katie Holland

Brittany Nash

Toni Brown

Megan Green

McKenzie Smith

Brynn Martin


Junior Varsity Spirit/Competition 


Sunny DeVane

Autumn Grier

Abby Watson

Sierra Butler

Kierra Hughley

Taniyah Dewberry

Nakayla Jackson

Nikki Dunbar

Armaya Smith

Kynautica McCall

A'Mya Lyons

Reese Thomason

Hannah Green

Alivia Stewart

Breanna O'Neal

Imani Web


Cross Country News

There will be a meeting for anyone interested in running

Cross Country. The meeting will be in the cafeteria on the

Main Campus @ 3:15 THIS Wednesday.

Summer 2015 Important Upcoming Dates

Car Wash @ DQ 

June 6, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Summer Running 

(@MCMS, Banks Stephens Campus, beginning at 8:00 a.m.)

June 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30

July 2, 14, 16, 21, 23


The All American Cross Country Camp by NC State

July 26-31, cost $450


First Practice

August 10 (school begins August 14)

Football News

Spring Football Practice

May 14
Varsity 4:00 - 6:00

May 15
Spring Scrimmage 5:00 (admission $1)
Soccer News
Josh Hampton has signed a letter of intent to play soccer with Middle Georgia State College. Josh is pictured here with his mom, Jennifer Hampton. Also pictured are Coach Brian Nelson (Athletic Director), Coach Lamon McElhaney (Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach), Coach Allen Luton (Head Varsity Soccer Coach), and Coach Elvar Gudjonsson (Head Soccer Coach for Middle Georgia State).

Boys Varsity Soccer ends season in state playoffs.
The Boys Varsity Soccer team dropped a heartbreaker 1-0 to No. 5. NW Whitfield last week in the Sweet 16 of the GHSA Class AAAA State Playoffs. The Bulldogs (15-5) nearly scored in the first half on an early break down the left side by Josh Hampton and then later when Ryan Shepard hit the crossbar on an angled shot from the wing. Had both scoring chances gone in the Dogs would have taken a 2-0 lead into halftime. Unfortunately though, in the second half the Bruins (18-2) wore down a fatigued MP team and eventually scored on a long, well-hit shot from out side the box. The goal proved to be enough to earn the win despite a strong comeback attempt by the Bulldogs. As a result, a tremendous season by the region champions from MP came to an end.
Softball News
Varsity & JV Softball tryouts will be held 
Monday, May 18 through Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


A Parent Meeting is planned for Varsity & JV players on Tuesday, May 26 at 6:00 p.m.

The Paw Print Classic is July 13th-17th. If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Grossman ( 

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! Please contact Coach Ogide at for more information or if you have any additional questions."
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