Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Signed Progress Reports 
are due back Friday, March 25th.

Spring Break
April 4th - 8th
Zika Virus Alert
There are many Spring Break locations that have outbreaks of the Zika Virus. The CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) has issued travel notices and is encouraging travelers to protect themselves from mosquito bites which are primarily how this virus is spread. Click here for more information and precautions for protecting yourself and your family.
RESPECT Rally 2016:
Shining a Light
Students rallied at MP last Friday to pledge to respect people of 
all abilities and to "Spread the Word to End the Word"  The 
campaign is sponsored by Best Buddies to create awareness 
about how hurtful the r-word (retarded) is.  This campaign 
also promotes the inclusion and acceptance of people with 
intellectual disabilities and promotes a new R-word...RESPECT.
FFA Spring Plant Sale

March 29th    
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
MPHS Greenhouse

Bedding Plants,  Potted Plants, 
& Hanging Baskets

Barfield's Class Prepares for Soapbox Derby
Mrs. C. Barfield's 2nd period engineering and technology class is 
participating in the Magnolia Street Soapbox Derby in downtown 
Macon on Saturday, April 9th. Students are hard at work building 
their soapbox car! Come out and support them at 10 AM on 4/9! 
To learn more, visit
Energy Students Visit Plant Scherer 
3rd Year - Energy Pathway students recently visited Georgia Power's 
Plant Scherer and got a chance to learn about how North America's 
largest and most powerful coal-fired power plant operates.  In the photo 
are 3rd Year - Energy Pathway students, Mrs. Child's, and Mr. Meacham.  
We are standing near one of the massive steam turbines and electric 
generators.  There are four steam turbine/generators at Plant Scherer 
each one of which operates at more than a million horse power.
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. The deadline to sign up to run is March 31st.

Army National Guard Recruiters Visit MP
SFC Joey Kent, Mercer ROTC Campus Recruiter, and SGT Stephen 
Cockrell, Recruiter, met with students during their lunches last week 
to discuss opportunities that the Army National Guard could
to students who are interested in enlisting.
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, 
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 & Graduation
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 accomplishments.

Graduation is Friday, June 3rd at 8:00 p.m. at Dan Pitts Stadium.
*The deadline to pay for AP Exams has been extended to March 21st.

Fine Arts News
Art News
Art students create monumental sculptures.
Chorus News
Congratulations to the Mary Persons Beginning Women, Men, Mixed and Advanced Women's Choirs, director Mr. Hernandez, and accompanist Terry Clopton and Zach Potts. All four groups received straight superior ratings in performance and sight reading from every judge at the 2016 Georgia Music Educators Association Large Group Performance Evaluations. A Superior rating denotes "an outstanding performance worthy of distinction of being recognized as among the very best". This has been a 4 year ongoing accomplishment by some ultimate CHAMPS!
Club News
Art Club News
The Art Club sponsored their very first Empty Bowls event last week, raising $722 for Backpack Buddies.  Thank you to all who participated. We look forward to our next Empty Bowls event in the fall of 2017.
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
Key Club News
Key Clubbers assisted the Forsyth Kiwanis Club with a Chicken Q this past Saturday.  The funds raised help provide local scholarships.
Sports News
Baseball News
This past week in MP baseball was not in the Bulldogs favor
On Monday, the Bulldogs lost to FPD 11-4.  The Bulldogs fought to turn that around on Tuesday, but the hits were not enough losing to Veterans 7-6. Friday, the Bulldogs played Perry and lost 10-0.  

The Bulldogs will return home for a match up against West Laurens on Friday.
Football News
Congratulations to Will Bazemore and Jake Johnston. They have signed letters of intent to play football at the college level.  Will will be playing for Samford University and Jake will be playing for Mars Hill.
Will is pictured here with his parents, Julie and Bill Bazemore. Jake is pictured here with his parents, Christie and Kevin Johnston. Brian Nelson, athletic director and head football coach is also pictured
Soccer News
The Girls Varsity Soccer team defeated Howard High School 3-1 last night at the Ed Defore Sports Complex in Macon. Annie Giles scored first for the Bulldogs followed by Chloe DeZoort to give MP the go ahead goal. Emily Barnes added some cushion to the lead by scoring an Olympic goal. Lori Smith tallied 3 saves as the Bulldogs outshot the Huskies 32-4. MP heads to Kathleen next Thursday for a rematch against Veterans HS.

Boys soccer trounces Howard; travels to Veterans on Thursday
The MP Boys Soccer team trounced Howard 7-2 last Thursday to remain in the region title hunt. The Bulldogs (7-2-1) overcame a slow start by scoring seven straight times to get the win. James Davis led a very balanced MP scoring attack with a pair of goals. Chacce Barfield, Hunter Martin, Will Walters, Dawson Daniel, and Gabe Phillips all scored a goal apiece. Daniel, Martin, Phillips, Alex Rivera, and Matt Hellier all recorded assists on the night. MP travels to Veterans this Thursday for a critical game against the first-place Warhawks.
Track News
The Lady Dogs Track and Field team competed last week at the International City Relays hosted by Warner Robins. The Lady Dogs finished 2nd overall.  Top finishers were Amecia Pennamon with a 2nd place finish in the 100 meter dash.  The Lady dogs also finished 2nd for each relay event for the night. Congratulations to Olympia High for earning the High Point Award for the meet.  Olympia placed 1st in the 100 meter hurdle and 300 meter hurdle. She placed 3rd in the triple jump and competed with the 4 by 100 meter relay and the 4 by 400 meter relay teams which both finished 2nd place.  Job well done Lady Dogs!!! 
The boys team took a 1st place finish at Stratford last Wednesday. The top finishers were:
4 * 100 Relay 1st place Ty Danielly, Kendrell Taylor, Jamori Jackson, Dee Gaines
1600 meter 1st place Lawson Weldon, 2nd Place Matt Miller
110 hurdles 3rd place Javonne Moody
800 5th Place Myles Johnson
100 1st place Jamori Jackson, 2nd Place Kendrell Taylor
200 1st place Jamori Jackson, 2nd Place Kendrell Taylor
300 hurdles 3rd place Javone Moody
3200 1st Place T.J. Williams, 2nd Place Chris Cooper
4 * 400 3rd place Ty Bentley, Ty Danielly, Jamori Jackson. Lawson Weldon
Shot Put 2nd Place Malik Herring
Disc 3rd place Malik Herring
High Jump 5th place DeAdrek Alford
Triple Jump 5th place Chris Smith
Pole Vault 2nd Place Thomas Carter

Out of 23 student-athletes competing MP had 18 Personal Best set. Great Job!

This past Saturday, the Bulldog track and field teams competed at the Lamar County Relays.  The boys finished 2nd place and the girls placed 3rd overall.  Top finishers for the Bulldogs were: Jamori Jackson placed 1st and the Kendrell Taylor placed 2nd in the 100 meter dash.  TJ Williams placed 3rd in the 3200 meter run.  Thomas Carter placed 3rd in the Pole Vault. The 4 by 100, 4 by 800 , and distance medley relays all finished 1st.  The 4 by 200 and 4 by 400 relays both finished 2nd.  

Top finishers for the girls were: Olympia High won the 100 meter hurdles and placed 2nd in the triple jump, McKenzie Lyons placed 3rd in the 300 meter hurdles, Samaria Wright placed 3rd in the Long Jump,  the relay teams for the 4 by 100, 4 by 200, 4 by 400, and 4 by 800 all placed 1st.  

The bulldogs will compete in the Richard Fendley Relays in Warner Robins, Thursday, March 24th. Girls will compete in the Golden Eagle Invitation in McDonough on Saturday, March 26th.  
Spring Sports Schedules
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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. 
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