Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Young Georgia Authors - School Winners
Please join us in congratulating our Young Georgia Author 
winners who will represent Mary Persons High School in the 
Monroe County System competition.
Pictured are Bailey Storey, Kaitlin Hill, Mary Sullivan Giles, & Caleb Allison. 

Please click on the name of each winner to access their winning entry.
Bulldog Blessings T-shirt Sale
All proceeds benefit economically disadvantaged students at MPHS. 
 Short-sleeved shirts are $10, and long-sleeved shirts are $15.
 The deadline to place your order is Friday, March 4th
 Please turn your order form and cash/check made out to MPHS 
to the counseling department TODAY. 
 Youth sizes are also available for younger children.
The 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. 

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.
Construction Students Build & Install Bulletin Board
Mr. Hurm's students custom built from scratch &
installed a new bulletin board for the 
Freshman Campus Media Center.
Student Leaders Give Campus Tours

Student leaders led visiting groups around our campus 
during the Georgia PBIS District Meeting last week.
Have You Missed a Beat?
A Bulldog Beat?
Students Conduct Self-Assessment

Students in Mrs. Peacock's class corrected their tests that they took last week.
Choosing the Best Speaker

Jonathan Adams, Assistant DA of the Macon Judicial Circuit, spoke with 10th grade students last week.  He spoke about domestic violence, dating violence, sex trafficking, sexting and the laws pertaining to these and other related topics.

Sign Up NOW for Theatrical Dance
Available to Rising Sophomores - Seniors in the Fine Arts Pathway.  
The class will include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Choreography units. 
No prior dance training is necessary.
Special footwear will be required.
See Ms. Holly Spires in Room 513 if interested.
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.  
LAST CHANCE!!  Survey deadline is Friday, February 26th.
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. 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
Counselors Host College Goal Day
The counselors recently hosted College Goal Day.  Local Financial Aid experts from local colleges were on hand to assist students and parents with completing their FAFSA  (Federal Application for Federal Student Aid) and GSFAPPS (Georgia Student Financial Aid Application) Application for HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships.

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.
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
Foreshortened Figures
AP Studio Art students recently created Foreshortened Figures. Forshortening is defined by Merrian-Webster as "to cause (something) to appear shorter than it really is because it is in the foreground of a drawing, painting, etc."

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.

 Chorus News
Club News
Beta Club News
Important Upcoming Dates:
  • Next Beta Meeting - February 25
  • Beta Induction Ceremony - March 1
  • Beta Convention - March 4-5
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
Join Us on Friday Mornings!!

TSA News
The Mary Persons Technology Student Association students are off to a great start designing their VEX robot for state competition! This robotics kit came from a grant from the Operation RoundUp Foundation through Central Ga EMC.
Pictures above are left to right Michael Skinner, Jordan Carr, Nick McGouirk in the back, Devun Harbin, Jacob Thompson and Hunter O'Neal.
Sports News
Basketball News
The Boys Varsity Basketball Team placed 2nd in the Region Tournament, giving them the Region Runner-Up title, and allowing them to play in the first round of the State Tournament last week.  They beat Burke County  73-67 and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen which was held this past Saturday at Grady High School.  They ended the season losing 75-41 to Grady and finished with a 17-13 record for the season. 
Soccer News
The Girls Varsity Soccer team opened region play with a 1-0 win against West Laurens Thursday night at Billy Lancaster Field.. Maiah Wiley provided the assist to Emily Barnes who put a well placed shot over the goalkeepers' head and into the net. Lori Smith recorded her third consecutive shutout of the season with help from a strong back line consisting of Sharon Kinsella, Summer Sanders, Sulli Giles, and Kiera Johnson. The Lady Bulldogs are 3-0. 

The Boys Varsity Soccer team continued its strong start to the season thanks to a 3-0 win over West Laurens last Thursday. The Bulldogs (3-0, 2-0 in Region 2-AAAA) got a pair of first-half goals from Alex Rivera and another by Shane King to take control of the match early. They then cruised the rest of the way. James Davis and Gabe Phillip assisted Rivera off of corner kicks, while freshman Zack Potts came off the bench and picked out King nicely from the wing for a 25-yard blast that beat the West Laurens goalkeeper. Sophomore Brock Hulsey earned his third straight shutout to start the season in goal for MP. Next up, the Bulldogs host Central-Macon on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., followed by an important region trip to Upson-Lee.

Tennis News
The Tennis Team hosted Jackson last week and MP emerged victorious. The MP Boys Team earned a hard fought 3-2 match victory to improve their record to 1-1 on the season. The team was represented by Harrison Frye, Conner Johnson, and Jake Johnston for singles, and Liam Spence/Jordan Carr, and Cole Duncan/Tucker Melton for doubles. The MP Girls Team took a commanding 5-0 match victory to improve their record to 2-0 on the season. They were represented by Ellie Cottle, Anna Wilks, and Caroline Pierotti for singles, and Abby Rigole/Cadi Seitz and Megan Beall/Stephanie Pierotti for doubles.

The Tennis Team also hosted Jasper County last week at the friendly confines of the MP Athletic Complex. The girls' team took another 5-0 win to remain undefeated on the young season. Ellie Cottle, Anna Wilks, and Caroline Pierotti each took care of their opponents in 2 sets, while the teams of Cadi Seitz/Abby Rigole and Megan Beall/Madeline Copeland also won their matches in straight sets. The boys team went 1-4 in match play, bringing their overall record to 1-2. The lone win came from the team of Liam Spence and Jordan Carr. The other matches featured lots of hustle and determination. Other participants included Harrison Frye, Conner Johnson, Jake Johnston, and the team of Timothy Clements and Seth Smith. Come out and support the team! 
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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