Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
2015 Homecoming Court
Front Row - Seniors: Hannah Swearingen, Caroline Jones, Katie Bottomley, Zhareia Smith, Cierra Morgan, and Alex Poland; Back Row - Freshmen: Kristina Reid and Macy Morris, Juniors: Hannah Wheeler and Meghan McKinney, Sophomores: Payton Poland and Hannah Blessett
Remaining Homecoming Dress Up Days:
Wednesday, September 23 - Circle of Life Day (Old/Young)
Thursday, September 24 - TV Personality Day 
Friday, September 25 - MP Spirit Day

Homecoming Parade - Thursday, September 24, 2015

Homecoming Game - Friday, September 25, 2015

Powder Puff Game

September 28th

@ 6:00 p.m.

Choosing the Best Speaker at MPHS
Choosing the Best speaker, Valerie Hicks, recently spoke to 10th grade literature classes. Ms. Hicks is the Youth Development Coordinator for the North Central Health District. She discussed the importance of sexual abstinence, and making wise choices which will ultimately affect the rest of their lives.  Ms. Hicks stated that "people are not born winners or losers, people are born choosers." Thanks to Mrs. Movene Futch for coordinating the speakers for this program that has made a tremendous impact on the students of Monroe County. 
Calculator Payments Due October 1
If you purchased a graphing calculator from the school (and did not pay for it in full), your next payment is due on October 1. The minimum payment accepted is $25 and can be submitted to Mr. Bernard or Dr. Williams. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Williams (
 Student Artist Dee Sims 
Displays Artwork in Media Center
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!!

Seniors 2016
Keep up with ALL Senior News!!!
Follow us on Twitter @mphclassof2016!!!
Senior Class Canned Food Drive
The senior class is sponsoring a canned food 
drive thru September 25th. 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.
Work Permits
As of July 1, 2015, students ages 16 and older are no longer required to obtain a work permit. Students ages 15 and under are still required to obtain a work permit.
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
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. 

The PSAT has been redesigned to reflect the NEW SAT changes which rolls out in March of 2016. Please have your student go here for free test prep and more information.
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.
Females interested in Engineering
The Georgia Tech Women in Engineering program is excited to announce the 16th annual Engineering Career Conference (ECC) for current female high school students of all grades. ECC is designed to give high school girls information about the multiple engineering disciplines offered at Georgia Tech to help them decide if they'd like to study engineering in college.  This event is limited to the first 200 ladies and will be held onOctober 8.  The cost is $25.  Please click here to register.  
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 News
Upcoming College Visits During Lunch
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
Chorus News

Club News
Purchase Stickers from Best Buddies Members
DQ Mini Blizzards are back! Mini Blizzards will be available for sale on Thursdays in room 226 at 3:00 p.m. Bring your $2.50 and get a "cool" snack. 

The next meeting is September 30. The Fall Leadership Conference registration ($50) is due.
FCA News
FCA meetings will be held the 2nd & 4th Friday of every month. 
TSA News
If you were interested in joining TSA but could not pay the dues, this is your chance!

TSA will kick off a cookie dough sales fundraiser TODAY. The money each student sells and raises can be used for THEIR OWN TSA expenses.

Raise at least $55 profit off cookie dough sales and your dues become paid for, free! It can also be applied to your future competitions and expenses!

Our next meeting is TODAY in the Tech Lab after school. Come learn more!

Current members are expected to attend today to get your fundraising and Tech Day at the Fair information.
Sports News
Cross Country News  
Football News
The Mary Persons Bulldogs defeated Lagrange on Friday night, 16-13.  Alex Rivera kicked a 37 yard field goal as time expired.  Zach Harvey rushed for 157 yards and 1 TD.  Special teams played a large role in the victory.  Drew Pack was able to pin Lagrange deep in their territory most of the night with his punting.  The Bulldogs defensive front of Tre Howard, Dan O'Neal, and Malik Herring was able to keep pressure on the Quarterback.  Dre Evans had 7 tackles.  Mary Persons opens Region 2-AAAA play at home this Friday vs. Perry.  Game time is 7:30.

Softball News
The JV Bulldogs beat Veterans 5-4. Tiella Banks pitched the entire game. Aleah Hayman, Chloe Swancey, and Tiella Banks were key hitters. 
The Varsity Bulldogs lost to Veterans 0-2. Megan Bell pitched the complete game. Lori Smith and Katelyn Smith were the top hitters going 2-3. Shelby Sims followed behind them going 2-4. 

The Varsity Bulldogs beat Howard 13-0. Megan Bell pitched a no hitter. Shelby Sims and Sydney Thompson went 2-3 at the plate. Lori Smith and Alexis Passmore went 1-2. The Bulldogs are now 5-2 in the region. 

MP traveled to Georgia Gwinnett College winning both of their games. The Lady Dawgs beat Ola in the first game 5-4. Harlee Stewart pitched the game with 6 strikeouts. Alexis Passmore went 2-3 at the plate. Destiny Middleton, Allyssah Mullis, and Shelby Sims went 2-4. Megan Bell pitched the second game against Apalachee, striking-out 8 players. Emsley Smith and Megan Bell went 1-2 at the plate. MP beat Apalachee 7-1. The Bulldogs are now 10-9 in the season. 

Volleyball News
Congratulations to the Varsity team for defeating Baldwin and Americus.  Join us for Senior Night on Thursday, September 24, 2015!

Media Center Message
MPHS Celebrates 20 Years of GALILEO!!!
*For off-campus use a password is required. Please see Mrs. English for the password.

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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