Mary Persons High School
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September 10, 2015.
AdvancED Survey for Parents
Parents, please make sure you complete our AdvancED parent survey in preparation for our district accreditation review in January 2016.  This survey will measure stakeholder perceptions regarding curriculum, instruction, safety, leadership, and more.  The survey window will close on Monday, September 21st. 
Thank you in advance for your participation. 

Visitor Parking for Friday Night at Lamar County:
Lamar County school officials have advised Mary Persons fans headed to the stadium that will be traveling 19, 41, 341 North (from Roberta): Turn Left onto Roberta Drive.  Take Roberta Drive until you see the stadium on the right. Visiting teams will park in the visitors' side parking lot (side without the press box). Officers will not allow visiting spectators to enter the home side and cross the track to the visitors side.
MPHS is Fox5 Team of the Week!!

Students Study Cell Models in Biology
Ms. Haynes 5th period biology class created edible plant and animal cells models to explain the role of cell organelles. Students used Mike and Ikes to represent the mitochondria, marshmallows to represent vacuoles, jawbreakers to represent the nucleus, jello to represent cytoplasma, and licorice to represent chloroplast.  
Homecoming Week Theme Days
September 21-25, 2015
Borrow eBooks (fiction and nonfiction), audiobooks, and 
more from your school library - ANYWHERE, ANYTIME. 
All you need is your username and password, 
the same one that is used to access computers at school. 
eBooks may be downloaded to your Kindle app, or in ePub format.
Economics Class Uses Chromebooks 
to Complete Class Assignments
Students are using Chromebooks to update their classroom economy 
bank logs and submitting a reading and response assignment on 
Google Classroom.
MP will be offering one session of credit recovery this semester.  The session will be September 21, 2015 through November 12, 2015. Classes are scheduled Monday-Thursday from 3:15 - 5:15 and will be held in Rm 228. Students will be able to earn a unit and must pay $50 for the course. Students must complete all course work with a 70% or better in the assigned session in order to receive credit.  Full payment is due at the time of registration. Please pick up and return registration forms in the Graduation Coach office.  Mrs. McLuen will be out on maternity leave, her Sub, Mrs. Burdette, will be handling credit recovery needs.  Please contact Mrs. Burdette or your child's counselor if you have specific questions.
Seniors 2016
Keep up with ALL Senior News!!!
Follow us on Twitter @mphclassof2016!!!
Free & Reduced Lunch Application
Empescope/Yearbook News
Make-up underclassmen picture day will be September 30th.

Club Pictures will be taken on September 30th on the Main Campus.

Counselors News

Attendance Letter & ADAP Request

Please scan the QR code 
with your smartphone to request the required attendance or 
ADAP form. 
A free QR code app must be installed on your phone in order for the QR code to work.
No smartphone? No worries!!
Just go here:
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.
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 forthcoming closer to the test date.
Attention Seniors
If you need a college recommendation from your counselor please use the tinyurl link provided here:  
This will send important information about you to your counselor so that we can complete recommendations on your behalf.

Attention Parents:  There may be additional activities, awards, or just information that you would like added to your son or daughter's recommendation that they haven't thought of.  
Click here for a Parent Brag Form for you to complete and email or send to your child's counselor.  

College applications should now be available for seniors to start completing!!!  College application process is listed below:

1) Complete application
2) Request transcript(s) to be sent to the college
3) Log into your CollegeBoard account to send SAT scores or log into your ACT account to send ACT scores.
4) If a letter of recommendation is needed, please contact your counselor/teacher 2 weeks prior to application deadline!
College Preview Days:
Upcoming College Visits
9/21 - Georgia Southwestern during lunch

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
Fine Arts News
Band News
Club News
Best Buddies News
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.
Purchase Stickers from Best Buddies Members
Beta Club News
  • Dues Due (& Membership Agreement Form) - September 17th.
    • Dues are $25 ($15 goes to National Beta Club) for new members.
    • Dues are $10 for returning members.
  • Homecoming Banner Committee needed!!
The deadline for dues $20 (includes T-shirt) and Motivational Rally, Oct. 15 ($35) is Tuesday, September 15. No exceptions!!

The next meeting is September 30. The Fall Leadership Conference registration ($50) is due.

Our Krispy Kreme Fundraiser is going on now through September 11. Order doughnuts or certificates for $6.00. Support FBLA!
FCA News
FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) 
will meet 
Friday, September 11 at 7:30 a.m.
 in the Media Center. 
All students, faculty & staff are invited!
Courtney Stovall
FFA News
FFA members recently participated in the Heard County Market Lamb show in Franklin, GA and the North Central Georgia Market Lamb and Breeding Ewe show in Madison, GA.

The Heard County Market Lamb Show was held in Franklin, GA on Saturday August 15th.  Highlights for our students at this show were: FFA member, Courtney Stovall, placed 3rd in 11th grade showmanship.  Also, 4 12th Grade FFA members were in 12th Grade Showmanship, with TulaBlue Waldrep placing 2nd,  Rebekah Simpson placing 3rd, Amber Pritchett placing 4th, and Abby Sims placing 5th.  In the market lamb show,  Monroe County was led by Courtney Stovall who won champion for the white face lamb division.  Also placing in the top five in class with lambs were TulaBlue Waldrep and Willow Waldrep.

The North Central Georgia Lamb Show was held on Saturday August 23rd.  TulaBlue represent our FFA Chapter in the Breeding Ewe show and placed 2nd in class.  Showmanship at this show was combined three grades at the time. In the 10th, 11th, and 12th grade showmanship, Courtney Stovall placed 3rd and TulaBlue Waldrep placed 5th.  In the market lamb show,  Courtney Stovall placed 4th in weight class, and TulaBlue Waldrep placed 3rd and 4th with her two lambs.  

FFA members will exhibit lambs next at the Gwinnett County Fair on Friday September 18th and on Saturday September 19th we will host the Middle Georgia Market Lamb Show at the Mary Persons FFA School Farm at 10:00 am.  Students from Butts, Lamar, Pike, Upson, and Spalding are invited to compete along with our students from Monroe County.
Interact News
Students interested in Interact need to sign up with Ms. Sanders by Friday, September 11. Pick up a parent permission form at soon as possible.
Sports News
Cross Country News  
Football News
MP defeated Washington County 38-14 on Friday night.  The Bulldogs were led by Zach Harvey, who scored 3 TD's.  He rushed for 127 yards and 1 TD and also caught 3 passes for 67 yards and 2 TDs.  Will Bazemore caught 4 passes for 41 yards.  The defense was led by Dan O'Neal, who had 5 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack, and returned a fumble 22 yards for a TD.  The Bulldogs travel to Lamar Co. this Friday.  Game time is 7:30.

Visitor Parking for Friday Night at Lamar County:
Lamar County school officials have advised Mary Persons fans headed to the stadium that will be traveling 19, 41, 341 North (from Roberta): Turn Left onto Roberta Drive.  Take Roberta Drive until you see the stadium on the right. Visiting teams will park in the visitors' side parking lot (side without the press box). Officers will not allow visiting spectators to enter the home side and cross the track to the visitors side.

Softball News
JV Bulldogs beat Perry 3-2. Tiella Banks pitched the entire game only giving up 3 hits. Cadi Seitz went 2-3 at the plate. 

Varsity beat Perry 1-0 behind Megan Bell's pitching. Megan had 5 strikeouts. Alexis Passmore, Sydney Thompson, and Harlee Stewart went 2-3. 

JV lost to Jones County 5-11. Aleah Hayman went 2-2. Taylor Bunn and Shermayah Webb went 1-1. 

Varsity beat Jones County 6-4. The winning pitcher was Emsley Smith with 6 strikeouts. Harlee Stewart went 3-3, followed by Sydney Thompson and Katelyn Smith 2-3. Allyssah Mullis had a 2 run homer in the 1st inning. 

The Varsity Bulldogs beat Rutland 5-2 behind Megan Bells pitching. Megan had 6 strikeouts and no walks. Destiny Middleton and Alexis Passmore went 2-4 at the plate.
The Bulldogs defeated Northside 3-1. Emsley Smith pitched the entire game with 6 strikeouts. Lori Smith and Emsley Smith went 3-2, followed by Destiny Middleton 2-4 at the plate. The Lady Dogs are now 7-5 in the season. 

Volleyball News
Congratulations to the JV team for beating Northside and the Varsity team for beating Pike County. The next home games will be Thursday against Lamar & Jackson.

Media Center Message

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