Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
4th Nine Weeks CHAMP Rewards Day
Wednesday, May 20th, during 6th & 7th period  
@ Dan Pitts Stadium

Eligible students will have the chance to participate in field day type activities.

 Eligible Rewards Day participants will also receive an Athletics Pass which will be good for one free ticket to any MP athletic event!   Those eligible had zero tardies to school, zero tardies to class, zero referrals, and zero absences during the 4th Nine Weeks.


There will be a drawing for two year-long athletics passes.   


Snacks will be sold!  Be sure to bring money.   


Main Campus students will be released at 2:55 to go to the bus loading/car rider area.  Freshman Campus students will be released at 2:45 to go to the bus loading/car rider area.

Volunteer & Business Partner Appreciation
The MPHS Partners in Education and Volunteer Appreciation was held on May 14, 2015. Our Partners in Education and volunteers provide us with vital support to make opportunities possible for our students.   We are also fortunate enough to be able to call on them to provide support with student and teacher activities.   We are grateful for their support. 
Pictured L-R     Rev. Darris Baker-Forsyth United Methodist Church, Sgt. Richard Coughenour-Monroe County Sherriff's Department, Michelle Bogulski-BB&T, Simira Hunter-White-Belk, Veronica Kelley-Pop Culture Nail Studio, Rev. Rob Blodgett-Mable White Baptist Church, Lindsey Powell-Central Georgia Technical College, Bill Bazemore-United Bank, Tracy Willis-Monroe County Health Department, Rev. Liza Marler-Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Rev. Daniel McCoy-New Providence Baptist Church, Jane Pennington-Allstate Insurance, Rev. Nicki Hardeman-First Baptist Church, Kerri Swearingen-MPHS Softball Booster Club
Pictured L-R Dr. Percell Kelley, Veronica Kelley, Angela Bullock, Sherri Baker, Kay King, Rev. Rob Blodgett
Students Participate in SPECIAL OLYMPICS

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. Susan Little.  Ms. Little graduated from University of Georgia with her B.S. Ed. and her M. Ed. in Business Education.  She has also earned her Ed. S. in Educational Leadership. She has taught for 14 years. Both of her parents were teachers and that inspired her to become a teacher.  When asked what she likes best about her job, she said "working with teenagers." Asked what her favorite memories from high school years were, she said "playing sports and going to football games."
In her spare time, Ms. Little enjoys reading. She has been to Israel to play basketball.  Her favorite book series is Harry Potter. Her favorite sport is UGA Football. Her favorite role model is her mom. Items on her "bucket list" include traveling to Ireland, running a sub 2:30 half marathon, and visiting all 50 states.
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.
Empescope News
2015-2016 Yearbook Staff Officers 
  Editor - Hannah Swearingen
Co-Editor- Tula Waldrep
Senior Page Editor - Katie Gorman
Business Manager - Mackenzie Melton
Photo Editor - Sama
ria Wright
L to R:  HannahSwearingen, Samaria Wright, Tula Waldrep,
Katie Gorman, & Mackenzie Melton

Attention Rising Seniors & Parents 
Your son or daughter will receive important information this week about their upcoming senior year. Please be sure that you get this information so you will be prepared for this exciting year.  Make sure your addresses are current as students will be mailed appointment cards with dates and times for their senior portraits this summer.  The newsletter also includes details about Senior Baby Ads, yearbook sales, and senior quotations.  Parents are always excited to place pictures and a congratulatory message in the yearbook for their child.  Please note that the space is limited and is first come, first served.  Often, the senior ad spots are sold out before the deadline.  Make sure you plan ahead for this as the deadline will not be extended and students on the waiting list are not guaranteed a spot. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. May at
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
Sports Corner
Baseball News
Congratulations to Bryson Jackson. He has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Columbus State University. He is pictured here with his parents, Dawn & Larry Jackson, and his brother, Brandyn.
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!
Cross Country News

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)

Softball News
Varsity & JV Softball tryouts will be held 
May 18 - 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

Click on each link below to access important 2015 Summer information. 

Media Center Message
All Library Books
Are Due NOW!!!
Free Access to Digital Books All Summer

myON Reader has partnered with the Get Georgia Reading Campaign to provide every child in Georgia with FREE access anytime, anywhere to a library of more than 8,000 enhanced digital books with multimedia supports - over the entire summer. Access the books and find more information at  


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Username:  read   

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