Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
MP Competes in Soapbox Derby
Congratulations to MP technology and engineering students.  Under the direction of Mrs. Christina Barfield, the team built a soapbox car, and students entered it into the Magnolia Derby this past 
Saturday in Macon.  
2nd Year Energy Students Visit Training Center
2nd Year - Energy Pathway students recently visited the 
Electric Co-operative Training Center" in Smarr and got a chance 
to receive training similar to that of actual Energy & Power 
employees.  In the photo are 2nd Year - Energy Pathway students.  
We are seated in one of the classrooms they have on site.   
Mr. Meacham would like to give a big shout-out to all of the 
Energy & Power employees who offered us training during our visit.
Congratulations Weighlifters
These are the top maxes from all weightlifting classes at MP.  
Everyone achieved a 1 Rep Max Effort Lift in 3 designated areas: 
the Parallel Back Squat, Bench Press, and Olympic Power Clean. 
The numbers are totaled and the "Top Dogs" are found in each event.
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

  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
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 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.
Prom News
Saturday, April 16, 2016
8:00 - Midnight
Macon City Auditorium
Attention Parents
MPAC, the MP parent organization, is helping plan for Teacher Appreciation Week which is the first week in May.  They are requesting donations of cans of Mountain Dew, individual bags of chips, and bags of candy.  All donated items should be sent to Ms. Alford at the Freshman Campus by April 26th. Thank you in advance for your donations and support!!
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
Students Travel to Washington DC & New York City

Students from MP Fine Arts classes including Art, Band, Chorus, Drama and Musical Theater went to Washington DC and New York City over spring break. 
Bulldog Brigade Band Auditions
Would you like to be a part of the "Friday Night Experience"
Would you like to dance?
Would you like to twirl flag?
Would you like to perform in front of thousands of people under the Friday night lights?
Then you should be on the Bulldog Brigades Auxiliary Line!

Auditions will be held April 11th-15th 3:30-5:30 p.m.  
(The week after spring break)
Audition packets are located in the front office!
Musical Theater News
The Musical Theater class collected donations in preparation for upcoming musical, The Secret Garden on April 21-24, 2016

Club News
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!

2016-2017 FBLA Officers
President - Tyler McCall
Vice President - Meagan Barrett
Reporter - Hope Williams
Secretary - Saranne Ezelle

2016-2017 FBLA Officers
World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser:
To support our members attending the national conference in Atlanta! Chocolate bars are $1.00 each! See a FBLA member!

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
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

Try out packets are located in the front office at each campus.
Soccer News
The Girls Varsity Soccer team tied Jones Co. on March 31st, 3-3 at Billy Lancaster Field. The Bulldogs overcame a 2 goal deficit late in the game when Chloe Dezoort headed home a corner kick from Emily Barnes. Barnes then scored the equalizer with less than 2 minutes to go in the game off an assist from Annie Giles. Maiah Wiley had the only goal of the first half off an assist from Barnes. Lori Smith recorded 7 saves on the evening. 
Varsity Girls
MP Boys Soccer Continues Playoff Push
The Mary Persons Boys Soccer team hits the road for a pair of important region contests this week. The Bulldogs (9-2-1) travel to West Laurens on Thursday (7:30) and Veterans on Friday (7:00). Friday's contest could well determine the region title, as the Warhawks entered this week in first place while MP is neck-and-neck with Upson-Lee in a battle for second. The Bulldogs have won three straight games, outscoring their opponents by a combined 16-4 during that stretch. Home games against Perry next Tuesday and Howard on Friday (Senior Night) will wrap up the regular season for MP. The GHSA state playoffs are slated to begin on April 26.
Varsity Boys
JV Boys Finish 2016 Season
The JV Boys soccer team finished their season with a 7-5 record and a second place finish in the Southern Crescent JV League. The boys fought hard in the Championship match against Upson Lee in Thomaston on 4/2. This is the JV Boys' 5th straight winning season and an improvement on their 3rd place finish last year. Thank you to all those who supported them this season at home and on the road.

JV Boys
Spring Sports Schedules
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