Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day
March 11, 2016
Congratulations to Our Region CHAMP Literary Team!!!
Appling County Students Visit MPHS
Appling County Students with MP Student Focus Group
Our Student Focus Group provided tours of our campus to sophomores 
who were visiting as part of the Appling County Sophomore Experience. 
The group visited classrooms and took part in a Q & A session.
Q & A Session
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. 
Mr. Meeks' AP Gov students Voted on Super Tuesday
The students voted in a mock election conducted by Newsela.
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, 
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.
ACCESS Department Presents Plaques to Basketball Coaches
The Access department presented plaques to Coach Greg Nix, boys basketball coach, and to Coach Kurt Greene, girls basketball coach. The Access department honored each coach in their accomplishments for the 15-16 season. Coach Nix lead his varsity boys' team to a 2nd place finish in Region 2 AAAA and a Sweet Sixteen place in the state tournament. Coach Greene celebrated the personal accomplishment of 600 career wins in girls' basketball. 
Spread the Word to End the Word
On Wednesday, March 2nd Mary Persons took part in the national campaign to Spread the Word to End the Word. The goal of this campaign is to encourage people to end the derogatory use of the R word, retarded. The R word was originally a medical term used to describe people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Over time it has become a derogatory term synonymous with dumb, crazy, silly, weird, etc. The R word is hurtful to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the people who love them. 
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 Counselors' 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.
*The deadline to pay for AP Exams has been extended to March 21st.

Fine Arts News
Art News
March is Youth Art Month!  How will you celebrate?  
Art II students are busy creating monumental sculptures in the style of Pop artist Claes Oldenburg.  His artwork celebrates everyday objects by making larger-than-life replicas and displaying them in public places, like Spoonbridge and Cherry which sits in the sculpture garden near Minneapolis' Walker Art Center, and weighs 1,200 pounds.  Be on the lookout for our students' Monumental Sculptures in our school building this month.
Band News
Congratulations to Rilyn McKallip and Zach Potts on their performance with the 2016 All-State Band. These students were selected after they advanced through two auditions. Zach also earned the honor of principal horn and soloist within the all-state band. This is the largest number of All-State band participants in the Mary Persons Bands history under the direction of Mr. Thompson. 
Rilyn McKallip, Mr. Thompson (Band Director), and Zach Potts

The Mary Persons Bands previewed their music last Tuesday for their upcoming Large Group Performance Evaluation. Congratulations on a job well done and good luck at LGPE on March 11th
Chorus News
The MP intermediate/advanced women's chorus, men's chorus and mixed chorus participated in a choral workshop with Dr. Stanley Roberts from Mercer University - Macon. All 4 MP choirs are preparing for their annual state evaluation, GMEA large group performance evaluations on March 15. The Choirs are directed by Charles Hernandez and accompanied by Terry Clopton. 
Club News
Academic Team News
The MP Academic Team traveled to Ola High School in McDonough on Saturday, March 5, to compete in the JV State Championship Tournament. MP finished with a record of 4-6, 4th out of 6 teams in their division, with tough competition from schools like Buford, Marist, and Greater Atlanta Christian School. Team members included Addie Sparks, Madeline Copeland, Cole Myers, Torri Harris, Seth Smith, Patrick Remick, Henri Marlow, Katherine Samuelson, Evan Floyd, and Jeffrey Dunbar. Congratulations on representing MP like CHAMPS. The final match of the year for Varsity Academic Team will be the state championship tournament on March 19
Best Buddies News
On Wednesday, March 2 members of Best Buddies came together to make posters in preparation for the school wide Respect Rally to be held Friday, March 18th. The mission of the Respect Rally is to promote inclusion and respect for all people, but particularly people with disabilities.
Beta Club News
On March 1st, the Beta Club inducted 41 new members.
2016 Beta Club Inductees
Mollee Ayers
Mason Baker
Natalie Bertram
Dawson Black
Jasmine Bowen
Sidney Briner
Zach Butler
Kayley Dale
Sunny DeVane
Chloe DeZoort
Dakota Ellison
Annie Giles
Autumn Grier
Meredith Hamm
Anna Hightower
Kaitlin Hill
Jomari Jackson
Breanna Jones
Mary Kate Jones
Taylor Jordan
Chloe Kell

Sarah Kimsey
Alex Kite
Thomas Lackley
Morgan Lawson
Tanner Lee
Nick McGouirk
Rilyn McKallip
Erin Owen
Audrey Parrott
Emily Pollock

Zach Potts
Abigail Rigole
Cayton Sink
Grace Stoerkel
Reese Thomason
Abby Watson
Beau Watson
Allison White
Christin Williams
Isabelle Williams

Twenty-two members attended the Georgia State Beta Club Convention this past weekend in Atlanta.  
Those attending convention were Mason Baker, Will Bazemore, Lydia Crosby, Sunny DeVane, Katie Gorman, Autumn Grier, Abby Hightower, Jomari Jackson, Mary Beth Jenkins, Caroline Jones, Hannah Jones, Mary Kate Jones, Tanner Lee, Mackenzie Melton, Audrey Parrott, Julia Parrott, Zoe Potts, Madolyn Rowland, Cayton Sink, Will Smith, Hannah Swearingen, and Hope Williams. Accompanying sponsors were Julie Bazemore, Lauri English, and Martin Magda.  

Congratulations to Zoe Potts, 
1st Place Winner in Fiber Arts at the Georgia State Convention.
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

FCA meets 
EVERY Friday 
@ 7:30 
MPHS Media Center
SkillsUSA News
The Mary Persons chapter of SkillsUSA will be selling outdoor furniture again this year at the Forsythia Festival. This year the students are building Adirondack chairs with matching footrests, Leopold benches and a limited number of Adirondack-style rocking chairs. All of the products feature pressure treated lumber, waterproof adhesives and exterior screws. 

The proceeds from the Forsythia Festival sales will be used to cover the cost of students who compete at the SkillsUSA State contests on March 17-18 and those who will advance to the SkillsUSA National Competition this summer. 

Feel free to stop by the SkillsUSA booth, put your feet up for a few minutes and enjoy the craftsmanship that goes into each of these fine products. The SkillsUSA booth will be located across from Forsythia Feed and Seed. Come on by and have a seat!
Pictured (left to right, standing) Michael Clanton, Ryan Mize, Nano Castillo, Trea Atkins, Daniel Murdock, Conner Johnson (top to bottom, seated) Bailey Watson, Keira Johnson, Cameron Childrey, Dug Stegall
Sports News
Baseball News

Wes Freeman throws no-hitter as the Bulldogs beat Bleckley Co.10-0

Saturday was a day Wes Freeman will remember forever as Freeman threw a no-hitter in Mary Persons High School's 10-0 victory over Bleckley County .

No Bleckley Co. batter was able to locate Freeman's pitches during the game. Freeman threw a no-hitter, striking out six batters and walking none while recording his momentous feat. He got Nash Mullis to ground out for the final out of the game.

MP beat the Royals thanks to 13 hits, including three extra base hits. MP scored four runs in the fifth on MP scored in the fifth on a wild pitch, a wild pitch, an RBI single by Deante Bond, an RBI single by Cameron Agnew, and a wild pitch.

Justin Stroud racked up two RBIs on two hits for MP. He tripled in the first inning and singled in the third inning.

Mullis was the game's losing pitcher. He allowed 10 runs in 4 1/3 innings, walked three and struck out one.

MP went up for good in the first, scoring two runs on a two-run triple by Stroud.

MP piled up one more run in the bottom of the third when Colton Perkins stole home.

MP tacked on another three runs in the fourth. The inning got off to a hot start when Dylan Smith singled, bringing home J.D. Richards. That was followed up by Perkins' single, bringing home Smith and Tyler Skelton.
Soccer News
The Girls Varsity Soccer team remained undefeated with a scoreless draw against Central High School. The Bulldogs were unable to score despite outshooting the Chargers 23-0. Lori Smith and company recorded their 5th straight shutout to open the season.
The Girls Soccer team remained undefeated with a 1-0 victory over UpsonLee friday night in Thomaston. Summer Sanders scored the game winning goal with her head off a corner kick from Emily Barnes. Lori Smith had 6 saves on the night that led to her 6th shutout of the season. 
MP Boys Soccer knocks off Upson-Lee to remain unbeaten
The Mary Persons Boys Soccer team got a big region win at Upson-Lee last Friday night. The Bulldogs (5-0-1, 3-0 in Region 2-AAAA) overcame a slow start to earn a narrow 1-0 victory over a talented Knights team. Midfielder James Davis worked a nice passing combination with sophomore Alex Rivera and then found the back of the net on a superb low shot from well outside the penalty box. The finish came early in the second have a broke a 0-0 deadlock. Goalkeeper Brock Hulsey was outstanding, recording a season-high 15 saves to earn his fourth shutout of the season behind a back line of Curtis Bramble, Shane King, Trea Atkins and William Stevick. Rivera's set up of Davis' goal upped his total to a team-high 6 assists on the season. Up next, MP travels to region rival Perry on Friday followed by a rematch at home with Upson-Lee next Tuesday. Come out and support the defending Region 2-AAAA champions! 
Tennis News
The MP Tennis Team traveled to Spalding County last Wednesday evening to take on the Jaguars. The boys team had a rough stretch of matches and ended up going 0-5, whereas the girls team went 2-3, winning both of their doubles matches. Cadi Seitz and Abby Rigole held on to win in a tiebreaker for #1 Doubles, and Megan Beall and Stephanie Pierotti took a quick victory in #2 Doubles. The boys now have a record of 2-3 (1-0 in Region), and the girls now are 4-1 (1-0 in Region). The next scheduled match for MP will be a region affair at Howard on Thursday, March 10. The match will begin at 4:00. Go Bulldogs!
Track News
The Bulldog track and field teams competed in the Strong Rock Patriot Invitation Track Meet on last Saturday.  The girls won the 1st place trophy with several athletes earning individual medals that contributed to the team's win.  Olympia High placed 1st in the triple jump and 300 meter hurdle. She also placed 2nd in the 100 meter hurdle.  Amecia Pennamon placed 1st in the 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash.  The lady dog relay teams also placed 1st in both relay events. 

The Boys Track team had a 5th place finish out of 18 teams at Chic-Fil-A Erwin Ross Invitational. Top finisher were:
1st place Lawson Weldon 1600 meter run
3rd place T.J. Williams 3200 meter run
5th place Mat Miller 3200 meter run
2nd Place Kendrell Taylor 200 meter sprint
3rd Place Jomari Jackson 200 meter sprint
1st Place Ty Daneilly, Jomari Jackson, Jatori Sims, and Kendrell Taylor 4 by 100 meter relay.
The Bulldog track and field teams will be competing at the Canes Early Bird Meet at Thompson Stadium in Macon, Ga on Thursday, March 10th.  Come out and support our dogs.   
Spring Sports Schedules
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