Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Progress Reports are due back signed by Friday September 18, 2015.
Parent-Teacher Conferences
September 17, 2015 
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Please call the school office if you wish to schedule a conference.
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. 
This survey is specific to MPHS. We'd like for parents to complete this survey even if you have already completed one for your elementary or middle school child.
MP Student Publishes Book
Sulli Giles, a junior at MP, has published a book. The title of her book is Caught, which she started writing in middle school as a 6th grader. It is a YA (young adult) fiction book that can be purchased online at Amazon. Just click here to purchase your copy, or you may see Sulli to purchase an autographed copy of her book.
Mrs. Peacock's Economic Students Explore Future Jobs 
Mrs. Peacock's 6th period class uses Google Chromebooks to research 
their possible future jobs and find the advantages and disadvantages 
that they will have in the future.
*For off-campus use a password is required. Please see Mrs. English for the password.
Homecoming Week News

Dress Up Days

 

Powder Puff Game

September 28th

@ 6:00 p.m.

 
Saturday, November 14, 2015
   Beginning at 7:00 p.m.* until 8:30 p.m.
  *Please be ready to Zumba by 6:50 p.m.

Please join us as all proceeds will benefit students of 
Mary Persons High School who are in need of the basic resources 
that would allow them to be focused in school & successful in life.  
With more than 300 homeless students in the Monroe County School system, many lacking basic necessities such as food, clothing, hygiene 
items, school supplies, the goal of this activity is to make a positive difference in these students' education and life.  THANK YOU!!

CREDIT RECOVERY
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!!!
Order Your Senior Shirt
Shirts may be ordered from Mrs. Little through September 22. Short-sleeved are $7, 
long-sleeved are $10, 
or you can purchase 
both for $15.
Senior Class Canned Food Drive
The senior class is sponsoring a canned food 
drive from September 14-25. The grade that 
brings in the most cans will have the opportunity to "pie" a group of teachers in the face 
during Homecoming pep rally. 
Turn in locations are as follows:
9th - Media Center
10th - Dr. Williams, Mr Hernandez, Mrs. Gassett, Coach Carey
11th - Mark H. Smith
12th - Mrs. Peacock, Coach Simmons
Teachers who will be "pied" for each class will be announced soon.
Free & Reduced Lunch Application
Empescope/Yearbook News
EMPESCOPE News
Make-up Underclassmen Picture Day will be September 30th.

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


Counselors News
Attention Juniors: Test Drive the NEW SAT!!!
 
Register in the counselor's office by September 16th to take the PSAT on October 14th! The first 10 Juniors to register will get to take the test FREE! 
 
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:
http://tinyurl.com/CounselorRecommendationMP.  
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 During Lunch
9/21 - Georgia Southwestern 
9/24 - Georgia Southern University 
9/29 - Georgia Military College

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 bestbuddiesonline.org, 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 & Membership Agreement Form Due - September 17th.

  • Dues are $25 ($15 goes to National Beta Club) for new members.
  • Dues are $10 for returning members.
FBLA News
The next meeting is September 30. The Fall Leadership Conference registration ($50) is due.

FCA News
FCA met on Friday, September 11th in the media center at 7:30 a.m. There were over 50 students present, enjoying Chic-fil-a biscuits, worship and speaker, Naomi Sanders, a sophomore. MP Advisors are Marcy Sanders and Mark Smith (History). FCA sponsors April and Cass Cassell were also present.

FCA meetings will be held the 2nd & 4th Friday of every month. 
See You At The Pole
Wednesday, September 23rd 
@ 7:00 a.m.
Tri-M News
 
Sports News
Cross Country News  
Football News
The Mary Persons Football team used two 2nd half touchdowns to defeat Lamar County, 20-7.  Jake Johnston threw a 44 yard TD pass to Roger Akins to seal the victory.  Jaqauavious Sims and Zach Harvey both had rushing TD's.  The defense was led by Tyrek Bloodser (5 tackles, 1 INT) and Malik Herring.  This Friday, the Bulldogs host LaGrange.  Game time is 7:30.


Softball News
JV lost to West Laurens 3-4. Aleah Hayman went 1-2, followed by Kennedy Finch, Tiella Banks, Cadi Seitz, and Faith Ann Rozier went 1-3. 

Varsity lost to West Laurens 3-4. West Laurens hit a 3 run homer in the first inning. They picked up another run in the 3rd. Jordan Rozier hit a 3 run homer in the 4th inning, making it 3-4. Shelby Sims hit 2 doubles and a single. 

JV Bulldogs lost to Pike County 3-7. Tiella Banks pitched the entire game. Cadi Seitz and Daizha Outlaw went 2-3 at the plate.

The Varsity Bulldogs lost 0-3 to Pike County. Harlee Stewart pitched the whole game with 6 strikeouts. Shelby Sims lead the team at the plate going 3-3.

JV Bulldogs took the lead early in the game, but the Bears rallied back and won 9-7. Faith Ann Rozier led the team going 3-4 at the plate. The bulldogs had 15 hits as a team. 
Varsity Bulldogs fell to Houston County 2-10. Destiny Middleton had a lead off triple in the first and scored both runs for MP. Shelby Sims was another contributor at the plate going 2-3. The Bulldogs are now 7-8 in the season. 


Volleyball News
Congratulations to the JV and Varsity volleyball team for defeating Lamar County! Mark your calendars for Senior Night on September 24, 2015!

 
Media Center Message

Start the NEW school year off right!
*See Mrs. English for passwords to the 
resources that request a password.
 
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.
*Please see Mrs. English if you need assistance.

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