Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Powder Puff Results 2015
Seniors 26, Freshmen 13
Juniors 29, Sophomores 4
Final - Seniors vs. Juniors, 7-7 tie.
Congratulations Mrs. Hightower
September Teacher of the Month
School Picture Orders
If you would like to order your school pictures from Lifetouch, please call 1-800-736-4753 to place your order. 
 AP Economics Class Makes Use of Chromebooks
Mrs. Peacock's AP Economics class uses chromebooks and white boards to practice drawing the effects of price floors and ceilings.
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
Ingles cards must be re-linked each year. Our school code is 10509.
Free & Reduced Lunch Application
Empescope/Yearbook News

Counselors News
PROBE College Fair will be held Tuesday, October 13 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 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.

Senior Night and College Fair
Make plans to attend on Tuesday, November 10 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. College recruiters will be here as well as the GSFC representative to discuss updates with the HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship and Grants.

Apply to College Day will be held at MPHS on Thursday, November 12 from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. College admissions counselors will be on site to help students who have not applied to college yet.  Students will need to sign up for a time slot during an elective period.

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.
If you have NOT taken a college entrance exam, please register for the SAT or ACT ASAP! It is mandatory for admission into all two and four-year colleges in Georgia. You can register LATE for the October 24 ACT and have until October 9 to register for the November 7

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. 
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
Club News
Beta Club News
The Next Meeting is
Thursday, October 8th
during Lunch.
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. 

Coke Order Forms due Friday, Oct. 16
Coke Pick Up Oct. 21
Next meeting, Oct. 28 (Candy/Cookie Social)

iCare Boxes - Please bring in shampoo, conditioner, wash cloths, toothpaste and toothbrushes for our iCare project.
FCA News
The next meeting on the Main Campus will be Friday, October 9th at 7:30 a.m. Jake Johnston will be the speaker. 
FCA meetings will be held the 2nd & 4th 
Friday of every month in the 
Media Center on the Main Campus. 

Meetings will take place on the 
Freshman Campus each Wednesday 
in the Media Center at 7:30
FCA meeting at the Freshman Campus.
FFA News
The Mary Persons FFA will be having it's annual Fall Plant Sale on Thursday October 8th at the High School Greenhouse.  The plant sale will start at 7 am and run until 5 pm.  We have flats of pansies, violas, snapdragons, flowering kale, and ornamental cabbage.  These will sale for $8 per flat or $2 per 6/pak.  We also have 4"pots of snapdragons and pansies that will be for sale for $1 each.  Potted Chrysnathemums:  8" pots for $8 and 10" pots for $12.  Assorted varieties of houseplants for $3 each.
Middle Georgia Market Lamb Show 
The Middle Georgia Market Lamb Show was held at the Mary Persons FFA School Farm on Saturday September 20th. Students from Butts, Lamar, Monroe, Pike, Spalding, and Upson counties were invited to participate in the show. The judge for the show was FFA Advisor and Agricultural Educator at Brooks County High School, Matt Howell.  

The show started with showmanship.  This is where students are awarded for who presents their lamb in the ring the best.  In Senior Showmanship, which consisted of grades 10 through 12th. Mary Persons FFA members: Courtney Stovall was the winner, TulaBlue Waldrep placed 2nd, Rebekah Simpson placed 3rd, Abby Sims placed 4th, and Chasta Williams placed 5th.

Following showmanship, three weight classes of lambs were shown.  In weight classes, the judge is selecting the lambs that best fit the industry demands for market lambs today.  Students who placed in weight classes from Mary Persons were:  In class 1: TulaBlue Waldrep was the winner, Courtney Stovall placed 3rd, and Chasta Williams placed 5th.  In Class 2:  TulaBlue Waldrep placed 2nd,  and Abby Sims placed 5th.  In class 3:  Rebekah Simpson placed 2nd and TulaBlue Waldrep placed 3rd.

After the three weight classes, the class winners from each class came back into the ring so the judge could select the Grand Champion and Reserve Champion lambs.  TulaBlue Waldrep was selected for Reserve Champion.  

The Monroe County 4-H, the Mary Persons FFA Chapter, and the Mary Persons FFA Alumni would like to thank all of the generous sponsors for helping make this the 10th annual Middle Georgia Market Lamb Show a success.
Courtney Stovall,
Senior Showman Winner
TulaBlue Waldrep
(and her father, Bill Waldrep),
Reserve Champion Winner
Amber Pritchett, Abby Sims, and Rebekah Simpson
Interact News
The next meeting will be Thursday, October 8th at 3:05 in room 226.
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
Cross Country News  
Softball News
MP beat Jackson 8-0 behind Harlee Stewart's pitching. Offense was a combined effort. After the game we celebrated our hard working seniors. Congratulations to Hannah Swearingen, Sydney Thompson, Autumn Justice, Harlee Stewart, and Shelby Sims. 

The Lady Bulldogs beat West Laurens 3-0. Megan Bell pitched the entire game only allowing 3 hits. Defense was a team effort tonight. The Lady Bulldogs are 17-9 in the season and 10-2 in region. Next game is to be determined based on region standings. 

Volleyball News

MP volleyball will host all area teams in the annual 
Area Tournament on Saturday, October 10th
Games start at 9 am. We hope to see you there!

Media Center Message
*See Mrs. English for passwords to the 
resources that require 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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