Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat

First Day of School - Friday, August 14, 2015
MPHS Faculty & Staff at System Convocation
Free & Reduced Lunch Application
Math Department Selling Calculators
The MPHS Math Department will be taking orders for the TI-84+ graphing calculator. This will be the only calculator sold by the Math Department this year. We encourage you to make this investment as this calculator can be used in ALL MPHS math classes. Please see the attached letter for more details. TOTAL CALCULATOR COST IS $110.
Algebra I teachers hosted a Preliminary Algebra Summer Session or PASS on July 28th, July 29th, and July 30th. The goal of PASS is to have students more prepared for the first day of 9th grade, and to have them thrive throughout the semester in their 9th grade Algebra I. Students participated in hands-on experiences and discovery opportunities such as Proportions with Measurements of Objects using Shadows, Problem Solving Strategies with Algebra puzzles, and Battleship with Coordinate Grids.  Students had the opportunity to work with each Algebra teacher.
Ms. Little Inducted as President-Elect
Our very own, Susan Little, was inducted as President-Elect of 
the Georgia Business Education Association at the Georgia Association 
of Career and Technical Educators' Conference. 
The conference was held July 11-15 in Atlanta, GA.
Ms. Childs Awarded "Top Gun" Award
Susan Childs was awarded the "Top Gun" Award for being in the top 20 Work-Based Learning Coordinators in the state of Georgia.  She was recognized in a special ceremony at the Georgia Association of Career and Technical Educators' Conference in July.
School Picture Day
Grades 9-11 
August 27, 2015
during English Classes
Seniors 2016
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Important Upcoming Dates

August 11, 2015

 9th Grade Orientation A-M, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

August 12, 2015

9th Grade Orientation N-Z, 4:00-6:00 p.m.


August 13, 2015

JR/SR Schedule Pick-Up, 9:00-11:30 a.m. 

Senior Parking Lottery, 10:00 a.m.
New Student Orientation, 3:00 p.m.
 Sophomore Orientation, 4:00-6:00 p.m.


August 14, 2015

1st Day of School


Required Summer Reading for Honors English
9th Honors
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
10th Honors 
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
or Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
11th AP Lang 
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
12th AP Lit 
How to Read Like a Professor by Thomas Foster, selections from the Bible and Bullfinch's Mythology

*Please note the revision for 12th AP Lit.
Club News
HOSA members attend Officer JumpStart
JumpStart is a summer training designed specifically for upcoming HOSA officers. JumpStart offers courses on every 
topic needed to run a successful chapter. Before the school 
year even starts, local officers are equipped to kick off their HOSA year right!
Members who attended Jumpstart: Taylor Archer, Harley Hay, Olivia Jernigan, Christopher Johnson, Kayla Mosley, Alexis Passmore, Madolyn Rowland, Jordan Rozier, Sasha White, and Rachael White
Beta Club News
Congratulations to our 
2015-2016 Beta Officers!!

Will Bazemore - President
Mackenzie Melton - Vice President
Lindsey Kinsella - Secretary
Anna Helen McKelvey - Secretary
Sports News
Softball News
JV Dogs tied to Houston County. Lori Smith pitched the entire game with 6 strike outs. Kennedy Finch went 1-1 and Faith Ann Rozier went 1-2. 

The Varsity Bulldogs lost to Houston County 2-7. Allyssah Mullis went 2-3 at the plate. Shelby Sims and Emsley Smith both hit a single, and Sydney Thompson with a double. The Bulldogs are now 0-1 in the season. 
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