Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Progress Reports
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Signed Progress Reports are due back
 Friday, March 25th.
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. 
GHSA AAAA State Literary Results
Congratulations to Jeffrey Dunbar, Jackson Harvey, Josh Swiney and Beau Watson who won First Runner-up in State Boy's Quartet. Lindsey Kinsella placed 3rd in State Humorous Interpretation. Kinsey DeGroat placed 4th in State Dramatic Interpretation.
Katie Gorman, Lindsey Kinsella and Sharon Kinsella placed 4th in State Girl's Trio.

All MP contenders placed at the State level. This is an outstanding accomplishment considering the tremendous amount of talent. Their names will be added to the archives of winners on the GHSA website.  Congratulations to MP Literary Coordinator and Coach Mr. Hernandez and Coach, Ms. Spires for an outstanding literary season.
Are you interested in running for Student Council?  In order to run you must meet the following qualifications:
1. Have at least an 80 grade point average
2. No disciplinary infractions during the year of election
3. Be a member of at least one other school club or organization
4. Must remain in good academic and disciplinary standing during the year of service
Elections will be held during MP period on April 12th to select 8 representatives for each class. When we return in the fall of 2016, president, vice president and secretary will be elected from the 8 class representatives.

CTAE Areas Represent at 8th Grade Transition
Senior Supplies Delivery

Senior graduation supplies will be delivered on Thursday, March 17. Jostens is only accepting cash or money orders as payment. 
Guest Speakers in Mrs. Peacock's Class
Presenters from the Mercer Medical Department spoke to Mrs. Peacock's 
AP Economics class about breast cancer awareness. Students took a survey 
and learned important statistics about breast cancer and prevention. 
Teachers Take Part in 
EdCamp-Style Professional Learning
Credit Recovery
If your student failed a required course (English, Math, Science or Social Studies), please make sure they register for credit recovery. MP will be offering its second 8 week course from March 21, 2016 - May 19, 2016. Students can choose an After School session that runs from 3:15 p.m. -5:15 p.m. OR Saturday School8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Students will be able to earn a ˝ unit for each class. Students must complete 100% of the course work with a 70 in order to receive credit.  Students must pay $50.00 for each ˝ unit class.  Please return registration forms to the Graduation Coach, Mrs. McLuen.  Click Here for an Application.
Join the Empescope Staff
Journalism I focuses on journalism, creative writing, photography, business and advertising, and graphic design. This class prepares students for creating the 2016-2017 Empescope yearbook, and for leadership positions in Journalism II/III. Journalism I may require additional time outside of school, for covering school events AND selling advertisements to local businesses in the community. 
See Mrs. May if you have any questions
and to turn in your application.
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.
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 $70 
and will be increase in April.

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.
Honors Nights
Honors Night for underclassmen will be Thursday, April 28th.  The Senior Honors Night program will be held on Thursday, May 5th at 6:30 p.m. on the Tift Campus at Roberts Chapel. Students will be honored for various achievements, scholarships and academic accomplisments.
*The deadline to pay for AP Exams has been extended to March 21st.

Fine Arts News
Art News
The Art Club hosted the annual Student Art Show at the Forsythia Festival March 12-13.  This event gave the community the opportunity to enjoy artwork created by Monroe County students throughout the school year.  
Club News
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 BAA Pizza Party
Wednesday, March 16
5th Period
Let's celebrate your accomplishments!

FBLA Members Place at State
The following FBLA members will be advancing to the National Competition in Atlanta this summer:
Megan Green
Makenzie Barrett
Hannah Jones
Erin Owens
FCA News

FCA meets 
EVERY Friday 
@ 7:30 
MPHS Media Center

Naomi Sanders speaking at the last meeting on Friday, March 4
Sports News
Baseball News
Monday's game with FPD ended with FPD winning 11-4 over MP. MP will take on Perry at home THIS Friday.  Game time is 5:45.
Soccer News
Girls Varsity Soccer: MP 2, Perry 1
The Girls Varsity Soccer team defeated Perry 2-1 last Friday night at Herb St. John Stadium. The Panthers scored first off a penalty kick that barely missed the outstretched arms of Bulldog goalie Lori Smith. Entering the second half down 1-0, MP freshman Meredith Ham entered the game and scored the equalizer off an assist from fellow freshman Chloe Dezoort. The game winning goal came after relentless pressure from the MP attack caused the Panther defense confusion as they kicked the ball in their own goal. Lori Smith recorded 9 saves on the evening and preserved the win for the Bulldogs. 

MP Boys Soccer defeats Perry
The MP boys soccer team improved to 6-1-1 on Friday thanks to a big region road victory at Perry. Alex Rivera and Dawson Daniel scored for the Bulldogs as they remained in the region hunt. The win came following a heartbreaking loss to Veterans in which the Bulldogs fell 8-7 in a penalty kick shootout. Next up, MP travels to Howard on Thursday to another tough game. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
Tennis News
The MP Tennis Team traveled to Howard High on Thursday, March 10, to take on the Huskies in a region match. Both the girls and the boys emerged victorious by winning 4 out of 5 matches each. For the girls, Anna Wilks and Caroline Pierotti both won in straight sets for singles, while Cadi Seitz/Abby Rigole and Megan Beall/Stephanie Pierotti took care of business in ladies' doubles. For the boys, Conner Johnson and David Johns won in singles, while Jake Johnston/Jordan Carr and Liam Spence/Tucker Melton won their doubles matches. The girls now have a record of 5-1, (2-0 in Region), and the boys are now 3-3 (2-0 in Region). The next scheduled matchup is Wednesday at Pike County. Matches start at 4. 
Track News
Boys Track Results from this past Thursday.
3rd Annual Canes Early Bird Meet

100 meter dash Jomari Jackson 2nd and Kendrell Taylor 3rd
200 meter dash Jomari Jackson 3rd and Kendrell Taylor 5th
1600 meter run Lawson Weldon 1st and T.J. Williams 2nd
3200 meter run T.J. Williams 1st
4 by 100 meter relay(Ty Daneilly, Jomari Jackson, Dee Gaines, Kendrell Taylor) 2nd
DIscus Malik Herring 5th
Shot Put Malik Herring th
Team Overall 3rd out of 13 teams..Excellent showing.
Spring Sports Schedules
Media Center Message
We Have a NEW BOOK in the Library!!
Art Students are creating Monumental Sculptures. 
Pictured here are the creators, Triston Sexton, 
Matthew Hellier, Piety Roberts, and Raelee Martin. 
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 device.

*Please see Mrs. English if you need assistance.
*See Mrs. English for passwords to the resources that require a password.
Link Your Ingles Card to MPHS

Ingles cards must be 
re-linked each year. 
Our school code is 10509.
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