Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Spring Break
April 4th - 8th
Congratulations Ms. Haynes
March Teacher of the Month!!
ATHLETIC PHYSICALS 
FOR 2016/17 SCHOOL YEAR
On
 Monday, April 18, 2016
 MPHS will be offering physicals for all student-athletes interested in participating in athletics.  The cost of the physical is $10.  All student-athletes are required to have a physical in order to participate in athletics.  The physicals will be held at James P. Evans Gymnasium on the campus of Mary Persons High School.  In order for the process to run as smoothly as possible, please adhere to the following times:
 
All Rising 7th and 8th Graders 4:30- 5:30 pm
 
All Rising 9th - 12th Graders 5:30-7:00 pm

REMINDERS:
  1. All student-athletes must fill out the front page of the physical form, and it must be signed in the appropriate places by both the student-athlete and parent/guardian.
  2. All physicals must be on the GHSA approved form.  
  3. Cost: $10
British Lit Performs Scenes from Play
Students in Dr. Bazemore's British Literature classes performed hilarious scenes from Oscar Wilde's play, The Importance of Being Earnest, as a culminating project related to their study of the Victorian play and its author.  
MP students bring FUN to STEM
Students are putting their 3D CAD Design skills to use 3D printing their own creations. 
Students are learning about torque and gear ratios, and designing, building AND programming cars with enough power to climb 45 degree inclines! 
Second Period Soapboxers are hard at work designing their car and getting it ready to race on April 9th at the Macon Soapbox Derby! 
Senior News
Seniors should send in a baby picture for the senior slide show, as well as candid pictures from middle school through high school. Please send them to mphsseniors@gmail.com by April 29.

Jostens will return April 19 to deliver senior supplies if you missed the delivery on March 3. Caps and gowns will be delivered April 25, and the class picture will be taken that day as well. There will be a signup sheet soon for individual cap and gown pictures. Listen to the announcements for more details.
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.
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.

Prom News
Saturday, April 16, 2016
8:00 - Midnight
Macon City Auditorium
The cost is currently $70 
and will be increase in April.
Visit www.jostens.com.

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.


Club News
Art Club News
During the Fall 2015 semester, Art Club members participated in the Memory Project by drawing and painting portraits of orphaned children in Madagascar.  The Memory Project recently sent a video of children receiving their portraits as a way to say thank the artists for volunteering their time and talents.  
Best Buddies News
Best Buddies is selling $3 coupons redeemable for a Wendy's 1/4 Dave's Single Cheeseburger Combo meal. The normal price for the combo meal is $7.19. See any Access teacher or Best Buddies officers to purchase yours!

On Wednesday, March 23 Mrs. Trevitt led Best Buddies members to paint a design created by Jordan Rozier. The paintings continued to theme of Shining a Light on Respect. The paintings will be displayed in the commons area soon!
FBLA 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.
FCA News
FCA meets 
EVERY Friday 
@ 7:30 
MPHS Media Center
FFA News
The Mary Persons High School FFA wins State Jr. Nursery Landscaping Contest and places 2nd in the state in the Senior Nursery Landscaping Contest on March 19th, 2016.  The contest was held at the University of Georgia and consisted of the top two teams from each of the 6 FFA areas around the state.

The Jr. team had to identify plants from a list of 55 lawn grasses, perennial flowers, shrubs, and trees grown in Georgia Landscapes, and also had to take a written test over plant science and the nursery landscaping industry.  State winning Jr. team members were Karion Childs, Linda Carjavel, Anna Hightower, and Allison White.  Also, Anna Hightower placed as the high individual at the contest.

The Sr. team also had to identify plants from a list of 93 lawn grasses, perennial flowers, shrubs, and trees grown in Georgia Landscapes.  Sr. team members also had to take a written test, evaluate and answer questions from a landscape design, answer problem solving questions, and had to identify common insects, diseases, and weeds found in Georgia Landscapes.  State Runner-up Senior team members were Audrey Barr, Kayley Dale, Daniel Garrett, and Bobby Jones.  

Both teams will be recognized for their accomplishments at the State FFA Convetion on April 29th.  
Tri-M News
MP Tri-M officers present the topic, "Why music?" to aspiring future leaders. Discussions led were research-based findings on the various effects of music on the human brain. Students were fascinated to learn about how music positively effects academics, mental and physical health.
TSA News
Technology Student Association attended State Conference in Athens, Ga recently. All students did an exceptional job preparing for competition and we had a blast! See below for those attending and their competition.

Freshman 
Hailey Watson - Children's Stories and On Demand Video Production
Madison Hammersley - Photographic Technology and Extemporaneous Speech
Hunter O'Neal & Nick McGouirk - partners in Flight Endurance. 

Sophomores
David Romero - Music Production
Jordan Carr, Devun Harbin, Michael Skinner & Jacob Thompson - Video Game Design The Video Game Design Team finished as a Top 12 semi-finalist in the state!

Senior
Jabari Jones - Flight Endurance & Structural Engineering
Jacob Thompson - Structural Engineering

To learn more about TSA, visit the Monroe County Schools Google Site:

Sports News
Cheerleader News
Important Upcoming Dates
Parent Meeting - March 31 - 5:00 p.m.
*Not mandatory for returning cheerleaders.*

Physicals - April 14 - 3:30-5:00 p.m.
*All participants MUST have 
a completed physical before tryouts. 
Physicals are $10.

Tryouts - April 25-29 3:30-5:30 p.m.
All of the above will take place 
at the Banks Stephens Gym.

For more information please contact 
Kyle Ward at kyle.ward@mcschools.org

Soccer News
The JV Girls have just completed a stellar Regular Season with a record of 7 - 3. While hosting other teams on Billy Lancaster Field, we maintained a 4-1 record. While visiting other teams and playing them on their turf - we only lost twice. Our success as a team must be attributed to the amount of dedication each member has to each other, to the team as a whole, and to improving as an athlete. Every one of these Athletes arrives at each match with stalwart determination and fury in their eyes.

This week we compete in the JV Championship Tournament, in which we are currently 3rd Seed under Pike County(1) and Spalding County(2). The winner of Monday's game (MP vs. Upson-Lee) will face Spalding County on Thursday. Every one of the games in the JV Championship Tournament will take place in the Red Devil Complex in Jackson, GA. Please join us for the match and show your support.

JV Boys finished their regular season this week with a 6-4 record and secured the no, 2 seed in the Southern Crescent JV Tournament. They defeated Griffin 5-0 and 4-1 with goals by Braydon Martin (2-2), Tanner Lee (2), William Atkins (1-1), and Josh Huff (1).


Being the 2 seed, the boys earned a bye into the semifinal round of the league tournament. They will play the winner of Pike County and Griffin on Thursday night this week at 5:30. With a win they move to the Championship Game (1pm) and a loss will put them in the 3rd place match (11am). All three games will be played at Upson Lee.
Bulldogs host Jones County on Thursday
The MP Boys Soccer team will face off against Jones County on Thursday night at Billy Lancaster Field. Last week, the Bulldogs were supposed to face region rival Veterans, however severe weather postponed the game. Kick-off on Thursday is set for 7:30 p.m.
Tennis News
The MP Tennis Team traveled to Warner Robins Tuesday to take on the feisty Veterans Warhawks. The boys team held on for a 3-2 victory.. The boys were propelled with victories from all singles competitors: Harrison Frye, Conner Johnson, and David Johns. The girls fell 1-4, with the lone victory coming from #2 Doubles players Megan Beall and Stephanie Pierotti.  

The MP Tennis Team hosted Baldwin on Thursday, March 24, at MP. Senior night was a huge success, as both the boys and the girls teams came away with 5-0 victories. Winners for the boys team included seniors Harrison Fry, Conner Johnson, and David Johns, while the girls' winners included senior Ellie Cottle, Madeline Copeland, and the team of Megan Beall and Stephanie Pierotti. The boys record improved to 6-4 (5-0 in Region 2-AAAA) and the girls improved to 8-2 (4-1 in 2-AAAA). The last two matches of the regular season will occur away from home as MP is scheduled to take on Jones Co. on Tuesday, 3/29, and region rival West Laurens on Wednesday, 3/30.
Track News
The Lady Bulldogs competed in the Golden Eagle Invitational last Saturday at Eagles Landing High School.  The team placed 3rd overall.  Amecia Pennamon placed 1st in the 100 meter and 200 meter dash.  Rosa Bell placed 2nd in the 100 meter dash.  Olympia High placed 1st in the 300 hurdles and 2nd in the 100 meter hurdle and Triple Jump.  The 4 by 100 relay finished 1st. Congratulations ladies.  The next meet will be Thursday, March 31 at home. 

Congratulations to the boys track team for their 3rd place finish in the 31st annual Richard Fendley Relays.  Top performers were as follows:

3200 meter 3rd place T. J. Williams
300 hurdles 5th place Javonne Moody
4 by 100 relay 5th place Kentrell Taylor, Jomari Jackson, Ty Danielly, Rashad Hughley
Distance Medley 3rd place T. J.  Williams,  Lawson Weldon, Chris Smith, Mat Miller
100 meter 2nd place Jomari Jackson
High jump 5th place Quin Alford
Pole Vault 2nd place Thomas Carter
Disc 5th place Malik Herring

The team finished 3rd out of 11 teams
Great job dogs! 
Spring Sports Schedules
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