Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Fall Break
October 2-5, 2015
Return October 6, 2015
2015 Homecoming Queen
Congratulations Alex Poland!
Alex is pictured here with her father, Brad Poland.
Homecoming Week 2015


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 (
See You at the Pole
SYAP was held on Wednesday, September 24 before school. Lauren Flowers (senior) led the music, James Warren (senior) spoke a few words and Naomi Sanders (sophomore) closed in prayer.
Jostens Rep Meets with Seniors About Senior Orders

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!!!
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.
Link Your Ingles Card to MPHS
Our school code is 10509.
Free & Reduced Lunch Application
Empescope/Yearbook News
Club picture day and Underclassmen make-up picture day is Wednesday, September 30th in the gym and the gym lobby.  See your club adviser for your club's picture time and make sure you have a pass!

Counselors News
PROBE College Fair will be held October 13 from 6:30-8:30 at Middle Georgia State College.  This is a great opportunity for students and their parents to visit with college and military recruiters from all over the state and nation.

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
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
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. 

iCare Boxes - Please bring in toothpaste and toothbrushes for our iCare project.

The next meeting is September 30. The Fall Leadership Conference registration ($50) is due.
FCA News
The next meeting is Friday, October 9th at 7:30 a.m. Jake Johnston will be our speaker.
FCA meetings will be held the 2nd & 4th Friday of every month. 
FFA News
Mary Persons FFA members showed market lambs at the Gwinnett County Fair on Friday September 18th.  In showmanship, Courtney Stovall placed 5th in the 11th grade class, and Tula Waldrep placed 4th in the 12th grade class.  Abby Sims, Amber Prichett, and Bekah Simpson also participated in showmanship.

In the Market Lamb Show,  Courtney placed 4th in weight class 4.  Tula placed 2nd in class 6.  In class 7, Tula placed 3rd with her 2nd lamb and Amber placed 7th.  In class 8,  Abby placed 8th and then in class 11, Tula placed 6th with her 3rd lamb.

Also, Bekah placed 4th in class 4 of the Breeding Ewe show.

The FFA Livestock Judging team also competed at the Gwinnett Fair on Monday September 21st.  In the Junior division,  Austin Wiggens placed 2nd out of 32 competitors.  In the Senior Division, our team was Kaley Dale, Abby Sims, Brice Turner, and Zachary Waites.  Our team placed 3rd out of 12 teams and Abby Sims was recognized individually for placing in the top 10.
Interact News
The next meeting will be Thursday, October 8th at 3:05 in room 226.
Tri-M News
Tri-M Inducts New Members
Tri-M Induction Ceremony - Monday, September 21, 2015 
Tri-M Members
Rebecca Clements
Matt Conkel
Ian Cowan
Tiffani Dean
Jeffery Dunbar
Drew Edge
Dakota Ellison
Sydney Everett
Kennedy Finch
Lauren Flowers
Morgan Goodwin-Historian
Katie Gorman
Jackson Harvey
Sara Harvil
Caleb Houser
Claire Humphrey
Lindsey Kinsella-President
Sharon Kinsella-Social Chair
Ansleigh Long
Caitlin Mooney
Zoe Potts
Naomi Sanders
Janelle Schultz-Secretary
Ashlyn Shoup
Kiarra Smith
Addie Sparks
Kyle Sullivan-Vice President
Joshua Swiney
Tori Taylor
Samantha Walton
Josh Ware
Beau Watson
Jared Williams
Leia Williams
TSA News
Monroe County TSA is selling Crazy about Cookies gourmet cookie dough boxes as a fundraiser. See a Technology Student Association student from Mary Persons or Monroe County Middle School, or Mrs. Christina Barfield to purchase. All money and orders will be due October 12th
To contact and order: 
Tweet or Instagram @EngTechBarfield

Thank you for supporting increasing STEM 
opportunities in Monroe County!
Sports News
Cheerleader News
The Varsity Competition squad won first place at their first
competition at Houston County High recently.
The Varsity Competition Squad celebrated their 2nd win of the season in  Milledgeville this past weekend at the Jones Co Greyhound Classic, making these girls undefeated!! Varsity Competition Squad: Bottom left to right: Macy Morris Madison Lewis Kendall Daniels Spencer Moore Cierra Morgan Samara Wright Caitlin Corley Madison Knowles Back row l-r: Coach Kyle Ward Kayleigh Ryles Makenna Howard Sydney Lawrence Katrina Young Clarissa Walker Toshiana Strickland
The JV Competition Squad placed 2nd place in Milledgeville this past weekend at the Jones Co Greyhound Classic. JV Competition Squad: Left to right bottom row: Hannah Green Sierra Butler Sunny DeVane NaKayla Jackson KyNautica McCall Kierra Hughley Left to right top row: Abby Watson Breanna O'Neal Reese Thomason Imani Web Taniyah Dewberry Armaya Smith A'Maya Lyons Alivia Stewart. Not pictured: Autumn Grier.

Cross Country News  
Football News
Congratulations to the 9th grade football team for their 30-6 victory over Pike County Thursday in the pouring rain. Our players dominated Pike County  for a 24-0 lead at halftime and finished the Pirates off in the second half. Our players are improving every day as they begin to learn hard work, discipline, and teamwork. 

The Mary Persons Bulldogs beat Perry, 42-14, on Homecoming Friday night.  The Bulldogs were led offensively by Jaquavious Sims and Quen Wilson.  Both rushed for over 100 yards, and both scored 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Tay Jarrell recorded 14 tackles, 2 TFL, and an interception.  The Bulldogs are off this week before returning to action vs. Howard on October 9.

Softball News
JV beat Upson Lee 10-0. Elizabeth Smith pitched a great game and offense was a total team effort. 

The Lady Bulldogs beat Upson Lee 8-0. Megan Bell pitched a no hitter. Offense was led by Alexis Passmore and Sydney Thompson. Allyssah Mullis hit a homerun in the 6th. 

The JV Bulldogs beat Jackson 7-0 behind Tiella Banks' pitching. Faith Ann Rozier, Daizha Outlaw, Shermayah Webb went 2-3 at the plate.

MP Lady Bulldogs beat Jackson 10-3. Emsley Smith pitched the entire game. Alexis Passmore hit her first homerun of her career. Shelby Sims and Emsley Smith were also key hitters during the game. 

JV beat Perry 3-2 behind Tiella Banks' pitching. Tiella Banks, Cadi Seitz, Faith Rozier, and Daizha Outlaw were key hitters in today game.  

The Varsity Bulldogs came back from an 0-5 deficit, to a 10-5 victory over Perry. Along with Destiny Middleton's first homerun, offense was a collective effort. Megan Bell pitched a great game. 

The Lady Bulldogs played a double header against Baldwin, winning both games. Emsley Smith pitched the first game with 5 strikeouts. Elizabeth Smith was the starting pitcher in the second game and Allyssah Mullis closed the game, striking out 2 of the 3 batters. Offense was an overall team effort. MP is now 9-2 in the region. 

Volleyball News

Come support your Lady Volleydogs for the area tournament on October 10, 2015 at Mary Persons! 

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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