Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
180 Degree Winners

Congratulations to Alicia Wear and Caitlyn Gibson for being 180 Degree Winners. These students have turned their academic and behavior around, a full 180 degrees during Fall Semester.  They are pictured here with our administators: Dr. Walker, Mrs. Alford, Mrs. Marion, and Dr. Finch, Principal.
Distinguished Young Women Monroe-Bibb 2017

Congratulations to Sydney Lawrence who was chosen as The Distinguished Young Women of Monroe-Bibb 2017 First Honoree. She also was chosen as one of the Distinguished Young Women Spirit Award and She won in the interview category! She is pictured here with Jill Lumley, Distinguished Young Women of Monroe-Bibb Program Chairman.
Congratulations to Emsley Smith! 
She was chosen as The Distinguished Young Women of Monroe-Bibb 2017 Scholastics winner! Her hard work has paid off! She is pictured here with Anna Romanov, Distinguished Young Woman of Georgia 2016.
Congratulations Mr. Bernard!!
February Teacher of the Month
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. 
Respect Rally T-Shirts for Sale
Our Respect Rally will be held on March 18th. 
The deadline to order is Friday, March 4 and all inquiries can be directed to Elizabeth Holloway at
The shirt is comfort colors, the big design is on the back 
and the small design is on the front pocket. 
Duncan's Classes Study the Industrial Revolution

Mrs. Duncan's World History classes work in small groups to complete a simulation of the Industrial Revolution.  They were given a blank poster board (rural England) and very limited pieces of information each round, for a total of 20 rounds.  Each round reflects a few years time-span and with each round they are assigned to add a specific number of structures and infrastructure.  
They are not allowed to erase anything once it is on their poster as the 
rounds progress.  Once the project is completed they will have a very messy, overcrowded poster which reflects the state that England was in 
at the end of the Industrial Revolution. 
Congratulations to Our
2016 Golden Eagle Nominees
Shelby Sims - Industrial Vocational
Sharon Kinsella - Music
Will Bazemore - Athletics
Hannah Swearingen - Citizenship
Will Smith - Mathematics
Lindsey Kinsella - Drama
Erin Owens - English
Elaine Wood - Art
Shea Sparks (not pictured) - Science

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, 

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.
Prom News
Saturday, April 16, 2016
8:00 - Midnight
Macon City Auditorium
  • Dues are $70, now - March 25th, for Juniors & unpaid Seniors.
  • Dues are $40 for a guest.
This is the final month to purchase Prom tickets and to turn in date approval forms! Anyone with an unpaid balance after March 25th will not be admitted into Prom. All forms & money are due by March 25th. Stop by Ms. Metcalf's room with payments, forms, and questions.
The cost is currently $65, and will be 
increasing soon.
Counselors News
Visit the MP Counselor's Web Page!!!
*Do you need a transcript?
*Do you need an Attendance & ADAP Form?
*Seniors: do you need FAFSA, scholarships, and recommendation information?
You can find all of this and more on the Counselor's Web Page.
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.
Fine Arts News
Art News
Visual Arts/Composition II students researched masks from various past and present cultures, and used their research as inspiration for their own personal mask sculptures.

 Chorus News
A Beginning Women's Chorus Workshop was held recently with Dr. Stanley Roberts, choral director at Mercer University. MP Chorus is preparing for our March concert and GMEA large group performance evaluations (LGPE).
Students Participated in All-State Chorus
The following eight students participated in the 2016 GMEA All-State Chorus along with 1,000 of Georgia's best high school vocal musicians. Please see below for pictures.
Sunny DeVane
Lauren Flowers
Lindsey Kinsella
Sharon Kinsella
Stephanie Nix
Zoe Potts
Naomi Sanders
Isabelle Williams
Club News
Academic Team News
The MP Academic Team traveled to Middle Georgia State University to participate in the Middle Georgia Academic Challenge on Friday, 2/26. Both the JV and the Varsity teams finished the day 4-1, putting them in the top 5 out of 20 teams that participated. Varsity members included Erin Owens, Julia Parrott, Mary Beth Jenkins, Harper James, Hannah Jones, and Evan Floyd. JV members included Addie Sparks, Madeline Copeland, Cole Myers, Seth Smith, Torri Harris, and Evan Swaney. Congratulations on a job very well done! 
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!!
Tri-M News
Tri-M sponsored it's first ever mentor/mentee meeting providing sessions on leadership, risk taking, dedication, vocal health/instrument care and providing support to other aspiring musicians. It was a huge success because of the organizations tremendous student officers and members providing mentor guidance. 
2015-2016 Tri-M Officers
President - Lindsey Kinsella
Vice President - Kyle Sullivan
Secretary - Janelle Schultz
Historian - Morgan Goodwin
Social Chair - Sharon Kinsella

Tri-M is a National Music Honor Society recognizing students for their leadership, character, academic excellence, school and community involvement and service.
Sports News
Soccer News
The Girls Varsity team remained undefeated with a scoreless draw against Mt De Sales last week. Lori Smith recorded her fourth consecutive shutout by making several key saves on the night. Annie Giles and Emily Barnes led the attack for the Bulldogs by testing the Lady Cavaliers goalkeeper with several shots just off the mark. The Bulldogs will host Central Wednesday afternoon before traveling to Thomaston on Friday for a key region match against Upson Lee.

MP Boys Soccer remains unbeaten, travel to Upson-Lee on Friday
The MP Boys Soccer team remains unbeaten on the season. The Bulldogs (3-0-1, 2-0 in Region 2-AAAA) host Central-Macon
tonight at 7:30 p.m. before traveling to Upson-Lee on Friday. Last week, MP managed a 2-2 tie against Mount de Sales in a game that saw the Bulldogs unlucky not to get a win. MP controlled the possession for most of the match and was up 2-1 late in the game thanks to goals by Matthew Hellier and Dawson Daniel. However, a late goal saved the Cavaliers from defeat despite MP only allowing four shots on the night.
Tennis News
The MP Tennis Team endured a race with the weather as they took on region foe Perry last week at the MP Athletic Complex. The boys team swept their matches 5-0, and the girls held on for a 3-2 match victory. The boys improve to 2-2 overall and 1-0 in the region, while the girls remain undefeated at 4-0 and 1-0 in the region. The next match is scheduled for March, 2nd at Spalding. Go Bulldogs.
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.
*See Mrs. English for passwords to the 
resources that require a password.
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