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Thursday, October 15, 2015
GaDOE Parent Survey
The Georgia Department of Education Parent Survey  contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  For parents that do not have access to the Internet, please visit our schools to complete the Georgia Parent Survey.  We encourage all parents to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  
Choosing the Best Speaker

Mr. Kelly Canady recently spoke with 11th grade students as part of the Choosing the Best program.  He discussed the the new drug, pornography, and the adolescent brain development and addiction.
Below you will find some resources that he shared with the students.

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

The Upside Down Organization: neuroscience education on youth & teenagers

Fight The New Drug

"We Need To Talk" Video  

Free Sex Addiction & Porn Addiction Help, Sex Addiction Self Quiz - Self Test

Enough is Enough: Making the Internet Safer for Children and Families

Katie Couric (CBS) Interview Video
Fill the Boot!!!

MPHS is partnering with Leadership Monroe of the Forsyth-Monroe Chamber of Commerce on a fundraiser designed to raise awareness of fire safety. 

This week Oct 12-16 we are promoting Public Safety Day through a "Fill-the-Boot" Campaign. The purpose of the Leadership Monroe campaign is to raise money to purchase two complete outfits for volunteer firefighters and to build a portable fire safety house. Mr. Hurm and his students will be building the portable fire safety house that will be taken to the elementary schools in Monroe County to educate the students on fire safety. Our local firemen will also be helping build the fire house. 

The fifth period class that collects the most money will win a pizza party sponsored by Leadership Monroe for their outstanding participation in the "Fill-the-Boot" campaign. 
Careers in Energy Week
October 19-23, 2015 will be Georgia's 5th annual "Careers in Energy Week". The week is designed to educate and build awareness for various Careers in Energy among the state's existing and future workforce.   With the right education and training, you can begin a rewarding, well-paying energy career that benefits millions of people every day. Explore the many career opportunities in energy today.  For more information see Mr. Meacham or visit
The GEICC acronym is pronounced "geek".  So during this week think energy, think GEICCC!!!
ACCESS Department Fundraiser
The ACCESS Department is holding a fundraiser to help send students to prom and purchase supplies for learning. We are selling eco-friendly reusable bags and home goods. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping with gifts under $10. The fundraiser runs until October 31st! To order contact Mrs. Holloway, Mrs. Chafin, or Ms. Haynes  at (478) 994-2812 or by ordering online with the code # 242287. 
See Mrs. Holloway, Mrs. Chafin, or Ms. Haynes for a catalog.
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!!

Empescope/Yearbook News

Counselors News
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.
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

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.
Attention Seniors & Parents
College News
Fine Arts News
Chorus News
Highlights from our Fall Concert, "Peace, Love, and Music". 

Chorus Fruit Sale
The chorus is currently selling Florida Indian River Groves fruit through this Friday, October 16. Please see the photo of items and pricing.  Please email Mr. Hernandez at or see any chorus student if you would like to order in support of the chorus. 

Chorus & Drama Production
Club News
Academic Team News
The Academic Team traveled to Dublin on Saturday, October 3, with 3 teams to compete at the Fall GATA tournament. The Varsity team qualified for the playoffs and fell in the Round of 16. The JV team held their own for most of the day before finishing with a .500 record. The Novice team earned 3rd in their division out of 8 teams. Varsity team members included Harper James, Julia Parrott, Mary Beth Jenkins, and Madeline Copeland. Junior Varsity team members included Addie Sparks, Evan Swaney, Cole Myers, Jeffrey Dunbar, and Torri Harris. Novice team members included Evan Floyd, Seth Smith, Bradley Newman, Henri Marlow, and Rilyn McKallip. Congratulations on a job well done!

Taping for the television show High-Q is coming up next! They will tape this evening [Wednesday, October 14] and it will air on WSB-TV Channel 2 on Sunday, November 8.
FBLA Day at The Fair: Thursday, October 15
FBLA Meeting: Wednesday, October 28 - Fall Social @3:05, Room 226

Coke Order Forms are due Friday, Oct. 16, with Coke Pick Up on Oct. 21.

iCare Boxes - Please bring in shampoo, conditioner, wash cloths, toothpaste and toothbrushes for our iCare project.
FCA News
The next meeting - Friday, October 23 @7:30 a.m. Media Center

Main Campus meetings take place the 2nd & 4th Friday of every month in the Media Center on the Main Campus.
Freshman Campus meetings take place on the Freshman Campus each Wednesday in the Media Center at 7:30 a.m.
Jake Johnston recently spoke about reaping what you sow.
FFA News
Congratulations to the Landjudging Teams. Both the Junior and Senior teams won the Central Region Area III contests on Tuesday.  The Junior team was led by Mathew Gordon who was the high individual in the area, and Anna Hightower who was 2nd high individual.  Also, Tycorion Brown placed 5th and Austin Wiggins placed 6th out of 18 students in the Junior Division.

In the Senior Contest, TulaBlue Waldrep placed 2nd, Gramm Coffman placed 3rd, Chase Grizzard placed 5th, and Courtney Stovall placed 6th. There were 32 students competing in the Senior Division.  Our teams will not represent Mary Persons and our Region in the State contest on October 23rd and 24th.
Senior Team:  Courtney Stovall, Chase Grizzard, 
TulaBlue Waldrep and Gramm Coffman

Junior Team:  Tycorion Brown, Mathew Wiggins, 
Anna Hightower and Austin Wiggins
Interact News
October Service Project - Bring in a box of pop tarts.
Key Club News
Key Clubbers help serve at the 
Forsyth Kiwanis Club's Annual Chicken-Q.
Sports News
Basketball News
Basketball Practice begins Monday, October 26th.  All girls interested will need a current physical to tryout for the team. See Coach Greene for all forms. Hope to see you soon!
Cross Country News  
The boys team won 1st place at the Bleckley County Invitational this past week, and the girls team placed 2nd.  The boys scoring were Lawson Weldon, Nathan Devane, T.J. Williams, Matt Miller, and Jakob Cox.  Those scoring for the girls were Morgan Haney, Kayley Dale, Naomi Sanders, Payton Poland, and Carrie Neal.

Football News
Mary Persons beat Howard 47-21. Jake Johnston was 11-of-17 passing for 205 yards and three touchdowns, two to Jatori Sims, who had four catches for 151 yards. Zach Harvey rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.  Dre Evans had 7 tackles and 1 INT.  The Bulldogs host Upson-Lee.  Game time is 7:30.

Softball News
MP beat Perry 8-0 in the first region playoff game. Megan Bell pitched a great game with 8 strikeouts and only allowed 1 hit. Destiny Middleton, Allyssah Mullis, and Elizabeth Smith led the team on offense. 

The Lady Dogs fell short to Veterans 0-1 in the 7th inning. Megan Bell pitched the entire game. Defense made great plays throughout the game to hold the score 0-0 until the 7th inning. Allyssah Mullis was a key hitter at the plate. 

MP takes 3rd in region after falling to West Laurens 1-4. Megan Bell pitched a great game with 6 strikeouts. Destiny Middleton, Megan Bell, Jordan Rozier, and Lori Smith led the offense. The Bulldogs are now 18-11 AND GOING TO STATE!!!
Volleyball News

Media Center Message
Link Your Ingles Card to MPHS
Ingles cards must be re-linked each year. Our school code is 10509.
*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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