Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Signed Report Cards Due Friday, January 22, 2016
CHAMP Winners

Congratulations to Daija Claiborne, she is the winner of our Big Ticket Lotto drawing for 1st Semester.  She received a 32' Smart TV for having zero referrals, zero tardies to school, zero tardies to class, zero absences, and for passing 7 out of 7 classes.

Holden Pritchett and Angelica McIntosh are the winners of the 
Year-Long Athletic Passes.  Their names were drawn out of 157 eligible students for having zero referrals, zero tardies to class, and zero absences for the 2nd nine weeks.
MP Student Named 
Volunteer of the Month

Anna Helen McKelvey was named Januay's Volunteer of the Month by 
the Special Olympics of Georgia.
MPHS is an Approved Course Provider through the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD).  
This will allow our students to take a certification test at the end of the three year pathway and upon passing the assessment will earn a certificate that is nationally recognized by companies within the field of energy and power.
MPHS: An Official Race Team!!
Good news, MPHS is now an official racing team with Electrathon America!  The Energy Pathway students are eager to begin building our 1st electric car!  We will, of course, keep everyone up to date with all of our progress.  We would also like to take this time to thank Oglethorpe Power Corporation for coming on board with us and helping sponsor our 1st car.
Suckers for Seven

Students who passed 7 out of 7 of their classes on 
Report Card day were rewarded with suckers.
Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization 
dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.  They will be offering a FREE Summer Immersion Program this summer for girls who will be going into the 11th or 12th grade.  Click here to sign up for this FREE 7-week introduction to computer science. Apply beginning January 19, 2016. The deadline to register is March 1, 2016. Click here for more details. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Christina Barfield,
Credit Recovery
We will be offering two eight week sessions of credit recovery this semester for students who have previously failed an academic core course.  The first session will begin January 25, 2016 and last until March 17, 2016.  Session 2 is scheduled for March 21, 2016 - May 19, 2016. Students can choose an After School session that runs from 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. OR Saturday School, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Students will be able to earn a unit for each class. Students must complete all course work with a 70% or better in the assigned session in order to receive credit.  Students must pay $50.00 for each unit class.  Please return registration forms to the Graduation Coach, Mrs. McLuen.
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.  
The cost is currently $65, 
and will be increasing soon.
Counselors News
Students can use a waiver if they have free/reduced lunch or are a member of TRIO.
2016 FAFSA
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is now available. Seniors who are planning to go to a technical, 2-year, or 4- year college MUST complete a FAFSA.
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

If you have been accepted to a college, please 
bring in a copy of your acceptance letter or email 
to us so we can include your picture on the 
college acceptance bulletin board.
Are you using CommonApp to apply for college?
If so Khan Academy has an excellent tutorial with step-by-step instructions that can be found here at their website.  

Club News
Art Club News
The Memory Project is an organization that takes photographs of orphaned children in impoverished areas around the world.  This year, Art Club students created portraits of children from Madagascar.  These completed paintings and drawings have been shipped to Madagascar for the children to keep, along with a photograph of the student artist who created it.  For more information about this organization, visit

Madolyn Rowland, Ciara Bostick, Daija Claiborne, and Zoe Potts also participated.  Below are some of the finished projects.

Best Buddies News
On Wednesday, January 13th Best Buddies members enjoyed a social. They set New Year's Resolutions related to their involvement with the club. The goals are displayed on a bulletin board and include things like attending every Best Buddies meeting, getting to know more people with disabilities, and going to movies with friends.

Beta Club News
Important Upcoming Dates:
  • Beta Induction Ceremony - March 1
  • Beta Convention - March 4-5
  • Lip-Sync Contest - March 15 - to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project
  • The last day to sign up for state competition is Friday, January 22!
  • The next meeting will be Wednesday, January 27 after school in room 226
  • FBLA will be selling Blizzards after school on Thursdays.  Support FBLA and help them raise money for State Competition.  Blizzards are $2.00 each!! Choose from these flavors:  Oreo, Cookie Dough, M & M, Reese's, Strawberry Cheesecake.
FCA News
Tri-M News
MP's Got Talent!!!
Talent winners:  Ashlyn Shoup (2nd Place & Peoples Choice Award), Matt Miller (1st Place), & Rebekah Simpson (3rd Place)

Congratulations to all contestants who showed the
amazing amount of talent we have at Mary Persons High School!
TSA News

Sports News
Basketball News

Wrestling News

if you have any questions. 

Schedule of Remaining Matches
Media Center Message
OverDrive eBooks
Borrow eBooks (fiction and nonfiction), and audio-books 
from your school library - ANYWHERE, ANYTIME. 
All you need is your username and password, 
the same credentials that are 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.

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.


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