Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Progress Reports - February 4, 2016
Congratulations Coach Greene!!

MP to be Featured Team in Corky Kell Classic
Coach Brian Nelson, Principal Jim Finch, & Superintendent Mike Hickman

Mary Persons High School will be one of the featured football teams playing in the prestigious Corky Kell Classic.  For the first time in the Corky Kell Classic's 25 year history, two of the games will be played in Macon at Mercer University's Five Star Stadium.  

MP will take on Houston County on Thursday, August 18 at 5:45 p.m.  at Mercer University Five Star Stadium in the first of two games that evening with Lee County and Jones County taking the field afterwards.

The MP vs. Houston County game  and the Jones vs. Lee game will be broadcast live on FOX SportsSouth as well as Atlanta's WZGC 92.9 The Game radio station.   Look for more information in the coming months to get your tickets to be a part of this historic event!
Choosing the Best

Each day this past week we had Choosing the Best speakers speak with our Senior English classes.  The speakers included Karen Allen, Sol & Janice Greear, Dean Conkle, Katrina & Kevin Smith, and Will & Cassie Davis. Thanks to all of the speakers for taking their valuable time to spend the day at MP, and to Mrs. Movene Futch for coordinating the speakers for the week.  
Help Send ACCESS Students to Prom
The ACCESS department is selling "Bulldog Proud" shirts 
now through February 11th
The purchase of each shirt will help send 
ACCESS students to prom this year. 

Get your hoodie or shirt to show off your school spirit! 
Contact Annie Haynes (
at MP to place our order, or order forms and payment may 
be sent via interoffice mail. Checks should be made out to MPHS.
The deadline to order is February 12th. 
Orders will arrive by March 7th. 
ACCESS Students Learn the Importance of Directions
Pictured:  Ms. Gibson, Miayanna Johnson, Gerald Walton, 
Graicyn Lee (dipping a cookie), and Auterro High
Ms. Judy Gibson showed Mrs. Chafin's students how to make homemade 
thin mint cookies. She provided the ingredients, gave instructions on 
how to make the cookies, and then demonstrated the steps. 
The cookies were delicious and simple to make! 
Economics Students Pay Their Bills
In economics class students payed their bills for the month of January 
and drew pictures of trade terms they have learned.
The cost is currently $65, 
and will be increasing soon.
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.  
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,
Counselors News
AP Exams
The deadline to pay for AP Exams is March 7th. The cost is $93. Please see Mrs. Burston if you have any questions.
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.
Need help with completing the FAFSA or GSFAPPS?

College Goal Day 
Thursday, February 18
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Academic Lab

Local Financial Aid experts from local colleges will be here to assist parents/students with completing their FAFSA  (Federal Application for Federal Student Aid) and/or GSFAPPS(Georgia Student Financial Aid Application) Application for HOPE/Zell.  Students must log into their school email accounts to register.    
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.  

Fine Arts News
Art News
Art Student of the Month for February

Kinsey Geer
Artwork by Kinsey Geer
Art Displayed at Museum of Arts & Sciences

Matthew Hellier and Miranda Lipham are pictured here with their artwork at the Museum of Arts & Sciences Protege exhibition.  Theirs along with the artwork of other MP students will be on display through the month of February. 
Chorus News
Students Selected for All-State Reading Chorus

Rececca Clements and Lindsey Kinsella were selected for All-State Reading Chorus by rigorous audition. This choir was made up of 100 of the finest music readers in the state. This is the first year we have had any students from Mary Persons to represent our school. They Sight Read a concert for of all the GMEA teachers at the State Conference in Athens. 
Club News
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
Krispy Kreme doughnuts and certificates will be available for pick up on Wednesday, February 3 at 3:00 p.m.

FBLA State Online Testing will be held after school in Room 226 on Wednesday, February 10.

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 Cheesequake.
FCA News
TSA News

Sports News
Basketball News
Schedule of Remaining Games
Softball News
Sims Signs with Gordon College

Shelby Sims has signed a letter of intent to play softball with the Gordon College. She signed during a special signing day at the college on January 16th.  She is pictured here with her parents Laura and Thomas Sims, her sister Abby, and her grandparents Nolia and HC Seabolt.  Coach Ronnie Shipman, who promoted her to Gordon, and her travel ball coaches were able to attend the event.  Shelby was recruited by both Gordon State Head Coaches, Ally Hatterman and Ken Deyton as well as the assistant coach, Freddie Glass to play middle infield and/or centerfield for the Gordon Highlanders in 2016.
Wrestling News
Congratulations to Hunter Bass, Brett Brewer, Jaquavious Sims, and Jontrelle Gaines for placing at the Area 2 AAAA Traditional Tournament. They will move on to compete at the Sectional Tournament on February 5th & 6th, at Gilmer County High School.

Jontrelle Gaines, Hunter Bass,  Jaquavious Sims, and Brett Brewer
Spring Sports are Starting Up
Check out the schedules below and make plans to attend some of the events.

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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