Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
CHAMP Teachers
Parent-Teacher Conferences
February 18, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Please call the school office if you wish to schedule a conference.

All students who are interested in taking Honors, Accelerated, MOWR, and/or Advanced Placement (AP®), courses during the 2016-2017 school year in 9th - 12th grade must fill out and turn in this signed acknowledgement form with their 2016-17 registration sheet. A new form must be completed when registering each school year.
Congratulations to the following students for being selected to represent Mary Persons High School on the 2016 Literary Team.

Humorous Interpretation
Lindsey Kinsella and alternate Torianna Harris
Dramatic Interpretation
Kinsey DeGroat and alternate Harley Hay 
Duo Interpretation
Will Bazemore & Sydney Everett
Alternates: Gabe Gordon-Phillips & Erin Owens
Argumentative Essay
Will Bazemore and alternate Emily Pollock
Personal Essay 
Sullivan Giles and alternate Addie Sparks
Rhetorical Essay
Lindsey Kinsella and alternate Kayley Dale
Domestic Extemp
Erin Owens and alternate Addie Sparks
International Extemp
Kyle Sullivan and alternate Anmol Patel
Girl's Solo
Sharon Kinsella and alternate Janelle Schultz
Boy's Solo
Jackson Harvey and alternate Michael Shannon
Girl's Trio
Katie Gorman, Lindsey Kinsella and Sharon Kinsella     
Alternates: Rebecca Clements, Lauren Flowers and Stephanie Nix
Candidates for Boy's Quartet 
Tim Clements, Jeffrey Dunbar, Jackson Harvey, Michael Shannon, 
Kyle Sullivan, Josh Swiney, Josh Ware and Beau Watson
Have You Missed a Beat?
A Bulldog Beat?

Students Enjoy Valentine's Day Luncheon
Each year the United Methodist Women at 
Forsyth United Methodist Church provide a Valentine's Day 
Luncheon for some of our students.  Best Buddies and Beta Club students volunteered to help with the luncheon.
AP Calculus Students Participate in Peer Grading

Mrs. Barber's AP Calculus students peer grading of Derivative projects.
Construction Students Learn to Bend Wood

Construction students in Mr. Hurm's class learn to bend wood for
arch decoration on drama props!

Choosing the Best Speaker
Cliff Baskerville spoke to 11th graders last week about 
making wise life choices.  He is the Vice President of 
the South East Region at Choosing the Best Publishing
Students Checkout Books via OverDrive
Dr. Bazemore's 10th grade students checked out books using OverDrive, our Monroe County Schools elibrary. 

All students are encouraged to use OverDrive to checkout books.  Click here to access our ebooks, or go to
Students Assist with Basketball Team Laundry
Mr. Jenkins and a group of his students have been assisting Coach Nix and the Boys' Basketball team by doing the team's laundry. Through this, Mr. Jenkins is teaching his students how to wash, dry, and fold clothes as well as the importance of contributing to their community. Mr. Jenkins and his group appreciate Coach Nix allowing them to opportunity to complete these tasks.
Interested in Signing Up 
for MP's FIRST Broadcasting Class?
Attention Rising Sophomores-Seniors:
Would you like to be a part of MP's FIRST broadcasting class? MPTV's ChamMP Channel is recruiting for next year's broadcasting elective class. We need students that have outgoing personalities and would enjoy being on camera as well as those working behind the scenes to film, edit, produce and direct our productions!

See Mrs. Barfield in the Tech Lab for an application TODAY, 

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.
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.

HOPE GPA progress reports for seniors, updated with fall semester grades, are available in your account at If you have created an account but forgotten your login, the Counseling Office can help you retrieve it.  Also, be sure that your entire legal name and social security number are entered into your student profile.  If this information is incorrect it could delay the process of your HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship after graduation.

Need a transcript?? Please follow these steps to request a transcript through gacollege411. If you are applying out-of-state, please email Mrs. Deborah Miller directly at
  • Log into your gacollege411 account. DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT. Email me and I can send you your UN.
  • Click on the "College Planning" tab.
  • Scroll down and click on "Applications".
  • Click on "Request and Track Your Transcript".
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.    
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
Band News
Support Your Monroe County Bands!!!
Place your order TODAY!! See any elementary, middle school, or high school band member to place an order.  The deadline to order is February 29th.  Orders may be picked up March 7th at the home side concession stand at the MPHS Football field.

Club News
Academic Team News
The MP Tennis Team traveled to Warner Robins yesterday to take on Northside in their first match of the year. MP went 5-5 overall in match play. Ellie Cottle and Anna Wilks both dominated in ladies' singles, and the boys, which included Harrison Frye, Connor Johnson, Jake Johnston, Tucker Melton, Jordan Carr, David Johns, and Timothy Clements, all put up valiant efforts in defeat. Our next match is Wednesday, February 17, at 4:00 at home against Jackson. Come out and support the tennis team! 
Art Club News
The MP Art Club is hosting an Empty Bowls Project dinner the evening of Thursday, March 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 in the cafeteria.  Tickets are $10.00, and include a light meal and a ceramic bowl, hand-made by our art students.  All proceeds will be donated to Monroe County Backpack Buddies to help fight hunger in our community.  Please see Mrs.Trevitt in room 224 for tickets. 
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
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.

FBLA is having an "I've Gotta Crush on You" fundraiser. See an FBLA member or adviser to order yours today. For $1, you can send a Crush soda with a message to your crush. For $2, you can send an anonymous soda, but they can then pay $1 to find out who sent it. If you want your crush to remain anonymous forever, you can pay $3 and they cannot pay to find out who sent it! Flavors include peach, orange, and strawberry! Support FBLA and let someone know he/she is your crush!
FCA News
TSA News
Sports News
Basketball News
Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Basketball Team for their 83-50 win last Tuesday night over Veterans to advance to the semi-finals of the region tournament.The boys secured a spot in the State Basketball Tournament this week. They ended with a 15-10 record for the season.

The Varsity Boys Team is the #2 seed from Region 2AAAA and will be hosting a state tournament first round match up against Burke County Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Be there to support our basketball team!  
Soccer News
The Varsity Girls Soccer team improved to 2-0 on the season by defeating arch rival Jackson 2-0 at Billy Lancaster Field. The Bulldogs out shot the Red Devils 14-1 on the evening. Emily Barnes scored both goals and was assisted by Annie Giles and Maiah Wiley. Lori Smith made 1 save on the night en route to her 2nd shutout of the season. MP will open region play against West Laurens at home Thursday, February 18 at 5:30 p.m.
Pictured are Sulli Giles, Emily Barnes, Emily Adams, and Scout Jones

The Varsity Boys Soccer team cruised to another easy victory to start the season, dismantling Jackson, 6-0 last week. The Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 2-0 first-half lead and then piled on another four goals in the second half. Goalkeeper Brock Hulsey earned his second straight shutout to start the season. Curtis Bramble, William Stevick, Trea Atkins, and James Davis anchored the defense for MP. Chacce Barfield led the offense with four goals. Dawson Daniel and Davis also found the back of the net. Up next, the Bulldogs host West Laurens on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Billy Lancaster Field. COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE DEFENDING REGION 2-AAAA CHAMPIONS!!
Wrestling News
Brett Brewer competed at State this past Friday and Saturday.  He lost a hard fought first match on Friday against Jamie Arroyo from Chestatee High School.  Brett competed again on Saturday and lost another hard fought match.
State Wresting Competition - Day 1 
State Wresting Competition - Day 2
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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