Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Thanksgiving Holidays
November 23-27, 2015
Return to School
November 30, 2015 
Social Studies Classes Make Use of Chromebooks & iPads
Mr. Meeks' AP Government class uses Google docs to practice writing free response questions and to peer grade. 
Mrs. Peacock's AP Economics class uses ClassDojo to take attendance.
Students in Coach Simmons' Psychology class use Chromebooks to complete an assignment posted on Google Classroom.
How do you wake up a class first thing on Monday morning? Play Kahoot!!  That's what they did in Mr. Meeks' class this past Monday morning.
MPFC Taste Testers
These students taste tested menu items for Nutrition Services last week.
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.  
Seniors Kick Off Kids Yule Love Project
The seniors have begun their annual Kids Yule Love toy drive for this year. This school-wide project allows hundreds of Monroe County students to enjoy Christmas. 
Counselors News
 MP Hosts Annual College Fair
30 colleges, technical colleges, & military recruiters were 
represented at our College Fair this year.  
 Counselors Host Apply to College Day
The Counseling Department hosted our annual Apply to College Day on November 12th.  Forty nine students completed one or more applications.  
We were joined by several local college admissions representatives who helped our students navigate through the college admissions process.  
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
  • Middle Georgia State University will waive its $30 application fee during the entire month of November. 
  • 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. 
Are you using CommonApp to apply for college?
If so Kahn Academy has an excellent tutorial with step-by-step instructions that can be found here at their website.  

Students should only have one GaCollege411 account.  If you have forgotten your username and/or password, please email me so that I can send this information to you.  Please do not create a new account.  Multiple accounts can lead to delayed HOPE eligibility status reports and can delay your transcript release to colleges.

Students can use a waiver if they have free/reduced lunch or are a member of TRIO.

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.  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
The Bulldog Brigade 
is Going GREEN!  
Donate your used printer cartridges to help the earth and the band. Cartridges can be dropped off at the following locations: MPHS Media Center, Middle GA Realty, or the MCBOE offices. 
Kyle Sullivan, Drum Major & Morgan Goodwin, Band Captain
Club News
Academic Team News
The Mary Persons High Academic Team traveled to WSB-TV Studios on October 14 to tape an episode for the quiz show High-Q that aired on November 8. Mary Persons squared off against Marist and gave them a scare, but they ultimately prevailed. The MP team members who participated on the show included Erin Owens, Addie Sparks, Julia Parrott, Harper James, Kyle Sullivan, and Mary Beth Jenkins. Other members that traveled with the team were Seth Smith and Torrianna Harris. Congratulations on representing Mary Persons well by being CHAMPs! Click here to watch the episode, and then find the Mary Persons versus Marist episode in the listing.

Best Buddies News
Best Buddies will have a Thanksgiving social on Thursday, November 19th at 3:10 in the media center. We'll make a craft and have snacks. Please bring a canned good to donate!
Beta News
Important Upcoming Dates & Information:
  • Doughnuts will be delivered TODAY!
  • Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes - due TODAY
  • 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
Our iCare box project will continue 
until Friday, November 20th. We have collected and delivered over 70 boxes 
to be distributed to students in our school system.  Keep the items coming!

Congratulations to Tyler McCall! Tyler participated in open testing at the Fall Motivational Rally in Perry last month. He earned a 2nd place certificate and ribbon in Accounting II!
FCA News
Main Campus meetings take place the 2nd & 4th Friday of every month in the Media Center on the Main Campus. The next meeting will be on Friday, November 20th, join us and bring a friend.
Freshman Campus meetings take place on the Freshman Campus each Wednesday in the Media Center at 7:30 a.m.
TSA News
A special TSA announcement! 

At this time, you may join TSA for only $20! This will include your state and national dues. 

You have the option to order a polo and/or tshirt at an extra cost but these are not required. 

State conference will be held March 17-19 in Athens and we are fundraising and working on our competitive events NOW, so don't delay, join TODAY! 

Consider asking Santa Clause for your membership... A ton of fun, a way to put your knowledge and interests to use, AND a great resumé booster. What better present could you ask for!? 

Contact Mrs. Barfield for information and an application today:, or click here to view our TSA Google site.

Sports News
Baseball News

Basketball News
Make plans to attend our upcoming games.  
Our seasons begins on November 28th.  

Football News
The Mary Persons Bulldogs defeated Wayne County 14-13 in the 1st Round of the GHSA State Playoffs.  The Bulldogs got on the board with a Zach Harvey rushing TD.  MP also scored on a pass from Jake Johnston to Malik Herring.  The Bulldogs defense forced 3 interceptions.  One each by Dre Evans, Justin Stroud, and Jatorian Hansford.  Mary Persons host Marist in the 2nd Round of the GHSA State Playoffs on Friday November 20.  Game time is 7:30.

Tennis News
There will be a Tennis Meeting on Tuesday, December 15th after school for anyone interested in trying out to play tennis.

Wrestling News
Make plans to attend some of 
our upcoming matches.  
Our inaugural season begins December 1st.
if you have any questions. 

Media Center Message
eBook Titles Requested
Students, faculty, and staff:
we would like your suggestions please.  We will be adding to our eBooks in OverDrive (our eBook library).  This elibrary contains fiction, as well as nonfiction titles.  Please click here to offer your suggestions. 

If you have not checked out our OverDrive eBook library, please visit  You will need to log in using your computer login credentials. Please see Mrs. English if you need assistance.

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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