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on the graduation ceremony! 
School Picture Day
Grades 9-11 
August 27, 2015
during English Classes
Gold Rush
(community pep rally) 
Thursday, August 27
@ 7:00 p.m. 
Dan Pitts Stadium

Get Involved!
Club Sign Ups
August 24-28, 2015
Students may also access this link through an email sent to each students' school email.
Economics Classes Enjoy Using New Chromebooks
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. 
The last day for placing orders is September 4th.
Get Your CHAMP T-Shirts
from MPAC (MP Parents Assisting Children)

CHAMP T-Shirt Version 1

CHAMP T-Shirt Version 2

Deadline to order t-shirts is August 28th.

Subscribe to the MPAC Remind!
Text this message:  @mp-mpac
to:  81010

MPAC Officers:
Upcoming MPAC Meeting Dates:
Angela Bullock
Vice President/Treasurer
Sheri Baker
Kay King

October 27th
January 26th
March 29th
May 12th
Order Your Homecoming T-shirt Today!!!
Orders may be turned in to the following:
TG Scott - Holli Shipman
KB Sutton - Peggy Trammell
Hubbard - Kellie Simmons
MCMS 6th Grade Campus - Tracie Williams
MCMS 7th-8th Grade Campus - Amy Devane
MPHS Freshman Campus - Donna Sellers
MPHS Main Campus - Christie Johnston
All orders must be placed by September 4th.
Homecoming is September 25th.
Seniors 2016
Keep up with ALL Senior News!!!
Follow us on Twitter @mphclassof2016!!!
Counselors News
SAT/ACT Test Dates & Waivers
If your child is planning on attending a four year college, they must take the SAT or ACT and obtain a qualifying score. Also, if your child is interested in dual enrollment at a four-year college, they must have a qualifying score. Luckily, MPHS is a testing site for BOTH tests. Also, students at MPHS can receive a waiver for either test by either receiving free or reduced lunch or by joining TRIO. Students can see their counselor or Mrs. Miller for TRIO applications or fee waivers. Sophomores are NOT eligible for fee waivers.

Click here for SAT Registration. You must have a waiver code or credit/debit card to register. Cost without a waiver is $54.50 with essay (all year) or $43 for the new SAT beginning in March.

Click here for ACT Registration. You must have a waiver code or credit/debit card to register. Cost without a waiver is $39.50 (no writing) or $56.50 with writing.

Students who need a fee waiver will need to see their counselor.  Juniors and Seniors are the only students eligible for waivers. 

FVSU will host several FREE SAT/ACT workshops on their Warner Robins Campus. A free test prep book and materials are provided. Click here for the flyer and registration information. 

The PSAT will be given on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.  
All sophomores will be taking the exam free of charge.  All juniors can take this exam for $15. Juniors are the only students who can compete for the National Merit Scholarship by taking the PSAT. Please register for the PSAT in the counselor's office.
Upcoming College Visits
9/21 - Georgia Southwestern during lunch

ASVAB Test Date
November 19, 2015
Students interested in the military must take the ASVAB exam given at MPHS on November 19. Registration opportunities will be forth coming closer to the test date.
Other Important College Information
Georgia Tech and UGA invites interested seniors and parents to attend a student/parent 
information session held in Macon, Georgia at Stratford Academy.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about admission processes and requirements, financial aid/scholarships, and more
about life on campus for both colleges.  For more information and to register click here. Registration opens August 27, 2015.
Early Action Deadlines
UGA - October 15
Ga Tech - October 15
Mercer University - November 1
Georgia College - November 1
Georgia State University - November 16

Early Decision Deadlines
Emory University - November 1
Club News
Best Buddies
Would you like to apply to join Best Buddies for the 15-16 school year? If so, you need to log in to, select membership application, select high school, then complete all required information. The deadline to apply and pay your $20 dues (which includes a Crimson Comfort Colors t-shirt) is September 21st.
Beta Club
Membership requirements:
  • A student must have a 90 or above cumulative average.  
  • After joining the student must maintain a cumulative average of 90.
  • Members in grades 10-12 must also complete a required number of volunteer service hours in order to maintain membership.  
9th graders who are interested in joining should sign up through their science class. See Mrs. Richardson (or email her at if you have any questions.
10th, 11th, and 12th graders should sign up through their English class. See Mrs. English (or email her at if you have any questions.
TSA News
TSA is a national organization that is doing some new and exciting things here at Mary Persons! Did you know that by being a member of the Technology Student Association, you can compete in events like music production, fashion design, digital video production, video game design and so many others? 

Learn more about TSA TONIGHT in the MP Tech Lab. Drop in anytime between 3:30 and 5:30 to talk with Mrs. Barfield. 

Perhaps the most important benefit of TSA membership is the inspiration and enthusiasm that students gain from receiving recognition for applying their knowledge. Demonstrating skills in a forum beyond school walls motivates students, especially when there is a large, like-minded audience of peers who support them. Other benefits include: 
  • Enhance technological literacy and leadership skills
  • Work on complex activities from start to finish
  • Compete on local, state and national levels
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Meet and work with business and industry leaders
  • Attend organized meetings
  • Network with students and teachers with similar interests from all over the United States
  • Contribute time and effort to a national service project
  • Receive national membership services, including the online TSA newsletter, School Scene
  • Receive recognition through TSA's honor society, scholarships and achievement programs
  • Have a voice in a national organization that is helping to shape the future of technology education 
Check out our local Google site at for more information and the application. Contact the MP TSA advisor at  to learn more also! 
Sports News
Cheerleader News
The Mary Persons High School Cheerleaders are selling shirts for this year's Backyard Brawl season opener against the Jackson Red Devils. These shirts will be available for purchase in Mrs. Holloway's room between classes or after school. Sizes Small-XL are $12, 2XL & 3XL are $15! 
Cross Country News:
The Varsity girls placed 7th out of 13 teams.  Morgan Haney placed 10th and Kayley Dale placed 21st and Payton Poland placed 29th out of 148 runners. Morgan and Kayley received medals. 

The Varsity boys team placed 3rd overall out of 15 teams. Lawson Weldon placed 7th, TJ Williams placed 8th, and Nathan DeVane placed 9th and Matt Miller placed 17th out of 247 runners.  All 4 runners earned medals.

The next meet will be this Saturday, August 29th at 8:00 a.m. at the Battle of Atlanta Race.

Football News
The regular season opens this Friday night with our annual Backyard Brawl against our biggest rival, Jackson. Come out and support our BULLDOGS! Game time is 7:30 at Dan Pitts Stadium.

Softball News
MP vs Baldwin was rained out during the first inning. The game is scheduled to finish on  September 10th at MP, and will now be a double header starting at 4:30. 

JV Bulldogs beat Veterans 3-0. Lori Smith pitched the whole game, only allowing 1 hit. Cadi Seitz and Taylor Bunn went 1-2 , and Shermayah Webb went 1-1 at the plate. JV Bulldogs are now 1-0 in the region. 

MP Lady Dawgs beat Veterans 5-1. Megan Bell pitched the entire game with 9 strikeouts. Allysaah Mullis hit a grand slam in the 7th inning for the win. The Bulldogs are now 1-0 in the region and 1-3 in the season.
Allysaah Mullis' Grand Slam

The Bulldogs lost the first game to GMC 2-3. Harlee Stewart pitched the entire game with 5 strikeouts. Shelby Sims, Allyssah Mullis and Jordan Rozier went 1-3 at the plate. Jordan Rozier hit a home run.

In the second game the MP Lady Bulldogs lost 8-10. Shelby Sims went 2-4 with a 2 run homer, Allyssah Mullis went 3-4, with 2 home runs, and Harlee Stewart went 2-2. 

Volleyball News
Congrats to our JV volleyball squad on their first win against Northside! Be sure to catch the volleyball team in action at our first home game on September 1st. JV will play at 5:00 and the Varsity at 7:00.

Join Us for 
A Taste of Forsyth: Team Trivia/Silent Auction Night
Monday, August 31, 2015
6:00-8:00 p.m.
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