Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Your Pictures Needed!!!

Pictures are needed for a special souvenir edition of the 
football program for playoff games. This program will feature 
a synopsis of each of the regular season games.  Please share 
any pictures you may have from any of the football games. 
 Pictures may be of fans, cheerleaders, football players, and the band. Please send your pictures  to
The deadline to submit pictures is Thursday, November 5th.

Last Chance to Purchase Baby Ads!!

One Act Places 4th in Region

Three Cast Members Make All-Star Cast
Sharon Kinsella, Jackson Harvey, & Josh Swiney
Special Olympics Banquet Held
MP Award Recipients:  Colby Young and Mrs. Elizabeth Holloway
Last Tuesday, October 27, the Area 7 Special Olympics Banquet was held and hosted by Geico. Monroe County Special Olympics had 4 people who were recognized for their participation and service.  Two of the recipients were from Mary Persons: Volunteer of the Year - Colby Young, and Coach of the Year - Elizabeth Holloway.  Colby's service to Monroe County Special Olympians has been exceptional. He participates in a Unified Team Sports class and has volunteered for 2 years at the county level Track and Field Event.  The other Monroe County award recipients were: Male Athlete of the Year - Hamilton Darden, and Female Athlete of the Year - Jackie Lindsey.  Congratulations to these award recipients.
CHAMP Winners
Ericka Jarrell and Terrell Smith
Congratulations to the winners of the 1st Nine Weeks CHAMP drawing! 
They were selected out of 290 eligible students. 
Ericka and Terrell are the winners of year-long athletic passes.
Construction Students Build Display Board
MP Construction students designed and built the new CHAMP Display Board in the Commons Area.  The display board will be used to feature those who are recognized for CHAMP-Like behavior.

Carpentry I students in front of the new CHAMP Display Board.
Kiera Johnson and Michael Clanton assist 
in hanging the substrate for the 
CHAMP Display Board finish.
Adam Dupre prepares the tile board for 
the finish on the CHAMP Display Board.
Calculator Payments Due
Graphing calculator payments are 
due by November 6th.  Payments should 
be made to Dr. Williams (on the Main 
Campus) or Mr. Bernard (on the Freshman Campus). Minimum payment is $25.
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.  
Congratulations Mrs. Holloway!!

October Teacher of the Month
Peacock Awarded Grant

Mrs. Peacock was awarded a Bright Ideas grant from Southern Rivers EMC to help her classes get started with Google Classroom.  The grant helped purchase several Chromebooks that will be used in class every day to access Google Classroom, and to use internet resources to help enhance their economics education.  Also, the computers will be available for students to use after school for college applications and to work on projects.

 Pizza Promotion During Lunch
To help promote the pizzas in the lunchroom, students were presented prizes if they had a particular marking on the bottom of their
pizza box.  Some of the winners were
Alex Passmore, JC Newsome, and Katie Bottomley.
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!!

Counselors News
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. We will have sign-up forms in the counselor's office closer to the test date.  Please click here to register by November 6th.  Students must register using their school email accounts!  All branches of the military require this test.
College Application Fees Waived
The following colleges have agreed to waive their application fees.  Apply via your gacollege411 account.
  • Georgia Gwinnett College will waive its $20 application fee, from Oct. 23 to Nov. 23. Apply directly at
  • Savannah State College will waive its $20 application fee.  Apply via your gacollege411 account.
  • Albany State University will waive its $20 application fee for the month of November. 
Early Action Deadlines
Georgia State University - November 16

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.
AP Exam Payments
Students may start making payments for their AP exams beginning November 6.  The cost of each exam is $93.  

The fee schedule is:
                                  Nov. 6              Feb. 5
                                  Dec. 4              Mar. 4
                                  Jan. 8               

This will allow student to make 5 low payments (4 low payments of $20.00 + 5th payment of $13.00).  
Parents may also pay for AP exams online via their MySchoolBucks account.  All major credit cards are accepted and there will be an additional $3 charge.  Please see Ms. Burston if you have any questions.  
Attention Seniors & Parents
College News
Fine Arts News
Musical Theatre Presented Children of Eden
Club News
Best Buddies News
On Wednesday, October 28 Best Buddies members gathered to tie dye shirts. Approximately 50 members were lead by professional tie-dye creator Boo McKelvey in creating their own unique shirt that will be screen printed with the Best Buddies logo. This activity is one of many hosted by Best Buddies to provide opportunities for friendships to be formed between individuals with and without disabilities.
Best Buddies appreciates Fundraising Chairperson Anna Helen McKelvey and her parents, Boo and Rebecca McKelvey, for organizing and sponsoring this event!

Beta News
The next Beta Club meeting on the Main Campus will be Thursday, November 5th during lunch.  
See you then!

Important Upcoming Dates & Information:
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale - Order forms and money are due Monday, November 16th.  Doughnuts will be delivered Wednesday, November 18th.
  • Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes - due Wednesday, November 18th.
  • Convention Permission Form & $50 deposit are due Thursday, November 19th.
  • Kids Yule Love - Earn 1 point for every $2 donation (5 points max - however, you may donate as much as you like) toward the purchase of bikes. The deadline to donate is Monday, December 7th.
  • Christmas Tree Project -TBA
iCare Boxes - Please bring in shampoo, conditioner, wash cloths, toothpaste and toothbrushes for our iCare project.
FCA News
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.
Sports News
Basketball News
Make plans to attend our upcoming games.  

Cross Country News
The boys and girls Cross Country teams competed in the Region Meet yesterday.  Both teams placed 3rd in the region and have qualified to compete in the Cross Country State Meet. Morgan Haney led the girls team by placing 4th in the Region.  Others scoring for the girls were Kayley Dale, Georgia Wilcox, Carrie Neal, and Payton Poland.  Lawson Weldon led the boys team with a 7th place finish. Others scoring for the boys were Nathan Devane, Matt Miller, T.J.Williams, and Jakob Cox.  The State Championships will be on November 7th in Carrolton, Ga.  Congratulations Bulldogs!
Football News
The bulldogs defeated Baldwin 37-3.  Zach Harvey, Quen Wilson, and Jaquavious Sims each had 12 carries and at least one touchdown rushing for Mary Persons.  Dre Evans and Tre Howard led the defense.  The Bulldogs travel to West Laurens Friday.  Game time is 7:30.

Soccer News
Soccer tryout meeting to be held November 12
A meeting for anyone interested in trying out for the MPHS soccer teams will be held Thursday, November 12 at 3:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Required information needed for tryouts will be provided at the meeting. For more information, contact varsity boys head coach Allen Luton at or varsity girls coach Robby Jones
Softball News
Softball Banquet 
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @6:30 p.m.
Rutland Hall at State Offices South @Tift College 
$10/person (players are free) - dinner included

Tickets must be purchased in advance. They may be purchased at the Middle School from Coach Grossman, at the High School from Coach Simmons, or from Kerri Swearingen at Middle Georgia Realty. 

The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, November 9. 
Wrestling News
Make plans to attend some of 
our upcoming matches. 
if you have any questions. 

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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