Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Kids Yule Love Toy Drive Underway
The seniors are conducting their annual Kids Yule Love toy drive again this year. This school-wide project allows hundreds of Monroe County students to enjoy Christmas.  Toys will be collected through Friday, December 11th

Seniors greet students in the mornings as they arrive and encourage them to bring in toys for Kids Yule Love.
Need Your Gifts Wrapped?
Get your gifts wrapped without lifting a finger.  Have the Access department wrap your Christmas gifts. This fundraiser will help send Access student to prom.  See Mrs. Holloway, Mrs. Chafin, or Ms. Haynes to place your order.
Congratulations Mrs. McKallip

November Teacher of the Month
Calculator Balances Due
REMINDER: Calculator balances are due 12/18/15. Payments may be made to Dr. Williams on the Main Campus or Mr. Bernard on the Freshman Campus. Contact Dr. Williams at sarah.williams@mcschools.org, if you have any questions.
Access Department Makes Presentation to Coach Nelson
On Friday, December 4th students and staff from the Access Department presented Coach Nelson with a pencil drawn, framed picture of a bulldog to commemorate his 10-0 Region Championship season. The Access department is very proud of the accomplishments of Coach Nelson, his coaching staff, and his players.
Spanish I Class Uses Quizizz
Ms. Slaughter's Spanish I class uses Quizizz to assess their learning.
Construction Students Installed New MP Signs
MP Construction students completed and installed the new MP Logo 
signs for the gymnasium this past week. The signs were created, 
finished and installed as an "in-house" project utilizing only student 
talent and labor which saved our school approximately $4,000.00. 
Be a CHAMP!
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.  
Senior Quotes for Yearbook
All seniors will be choosing their Senior Quote for the yearbook in their Economics class. Seniors should check with their Economics teacher to verify the date they will complete this task. All seniors must have their quote submitted by December 11th.
The quotes should be submitted through the
Google Classroom at classroom.google.com
using the Yearbook Classroom code: 6ya4d4.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs.May at brandi.may@mcschools.org.
Counselors News
ACT/SAT News
Students can use a waiver if they have free/reduced lunch or are a member of TRIO.
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
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.  

IMPORTANT NOTICE  
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.
Fine Arts News
Drama News
Chorus News

Record Number Pass 1st Round Auditions
Congratulations to a record number of MP students who have 
passed the rigorous first round auditions for the 2016 All-
State Chorus:

Timothy Clements
Rebecca Clements
Sunny DeVane
Jeffrey Dunbar
Lauren Flowers
Lindsey Kinsella
Sharon Kinsella
Stephanie Nix
Zoe Potts
Naomi Sanders
Josh Swiney
Isabelle Williams
UpperClassmen
Front Row: Rebecca Clements, Lindsey Kinsella, Sharon Kinsella, & Zoe Potts
Back Row: Josh Swiney, Lauren Flowers, Naomi Sanders, & Jeffrey Dunbar
Freshmen
Timothy Clements, Isabelle Williams, Sunny DeVane, & Stephanie Nix

These 12 students are among the top vocal musicians in the state and upon passing their second audition in January, they will perform in the prestigious All-State Chorus event in Athens.
Band News
Black & Gold Bulldog Brigade Gives Thanks
The Black and Gold Bulldog Brigade represented Mary Persons in the Forsyth and Bolingbroke Christmas Parades this past weekend. We would like to thank our parents for their support and the Bolingbroke Community Club and Monroe County Chamber of Congress for inviting us to participate.
Club News
Best Buddies News
On Wednesday, 12/2/15 Best Buddies members had a chapter meeting and began planning for the 2016 Spread the Word to End the Word rally.

Beta Club News

The next Beta Club meeting will be Thursday, December 10th in the Media Center during lunch.


Beta Club members collected and donated over 50 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Members put together and decorated a tree for the Christmas Tree Project.
FBLA News
Christmas Social - Wednesday, December 9
***Bring in $1 or a toy for Kid Yule Love

FBLA Region Competition Online Testing - Thursday, December 10
FBLA members decorate their tree for the Christmas Tree Project.
FCA News
FCA will meet Friday, December 11th on the Main Campus
 
Freshman Campus meetings take place on the Freshman Campus each Wednesday in the Media Center at 7:30 a.m.
Key News
Key Club decorated their Christmas tree for the Christmas Tree Project.

Interact News
Members are encouraged to bring in canned goods for Christmas.

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 Claus 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: Christina.barfield@mcschools.org, or click here to view our TSA Google site.


Sports News
Baseball News
Basketball News
Congratulations to the Boys Basketball Team for winning a big region game Friday night at Baldwin 75-37.

Football News
2015 Football Banquet:
The MP Touchdown Club will hold their annual banquet and players' meal on December 17th at 6:00 in the Freshman Campus cafeteria. The banquet honoring the players will be held in the Board of Education auditorium, and will begin at 7:00. The families of the players are invited to attend the banquet portion of the evening, but the meal is for players and coaches only. Make plans to attend and to celebrate our winning season, and honor our 2-AAAA Region Champions!
Soccer News
The Girls Soccer Team had a great turnout for conditioning this past week for the upcoming 2016 season. Please join them next TuesdayWednesday, and Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.,  if you are interested. Remember you must have a physical on file to participate. Please contact Robby Jones or Carlos Sanchez if you have any questions. (robby.jones@mcschools.org or carlos.sanchez@mcschools.org)

Taylor Dell Memorial Classic
The first-annual Taylor Dell Memorial Classic, a 3v3 soccer tournament (ages 6 and above) benefiting the Mary Persons 
High School Soccer program, will be held Saturday, January 9, 
beginning at 10 a.m. at Billy Lancaster Field (66 Thornton Rd. 
in Forsyth). Registration fee is $25, which guarantees at least 3 
games and a T-shirt. Prizes and awards will be given out to the winners in each age division, and concessions will be available 
for lunch, snacks, etc. Players can register online by clicking on 
the link below. Payment will be due at the gate. 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 3! 
JOIN US AT BILLY LANCASTER FIELD FOR A FUN-FILLED DAY 
WHILE ALSO SUPPORTING THE MP SOCCER PROGRAM! 
For more information, contact Coach Luton at allen.luton@mcschools.org.

Taylor Dell Memorial Classic
Saturday, January 9th @ 10 A.M.
Tennis News
Students interested in playing on the tennis team should plan on meeting at the gym lobby on Tuesday, December 15, directly after school. Tryouts will be held the week of January 11. Remember that you must have a physical on file to be a part of the team. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Grossman, hannah.grossman@mcschools.org or Coach Bernard at trey.bernard@mcschools.org.
Wrestling News
The Mat Dawgs won their first two meets of the year with victories over Crawford County on Tuesday Dec. 1 and Washington County on Wednesday Dec. 2.  

The Dawgs will compete in the annual Hurricane Duals in Monticello on Friday Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday Dec. 12 at 9:30 a.m.

Make plans to attend some of 
our upcoming matches. 
Tickets are $5.00

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 www.tinyurl.com/MonroeBooks.  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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