Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
8:00 p.m. 
Dan Pitts Stadium

Baccalaureate Service
Thursday, June 2, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Forsyth United Methodist Church
We Appreciate Our Partners in Education & Our Volunteers
The MPHS Partners in Education and Volunteer Appreciation was held on May 12, 2016. Our Partners in Education and volunteers provide us with vital support to make opportunities possible for our students.   We are also fortunate enough to be able to call on them to provide support with student and teacher activities.   We are grateful for their support. 
Smith Receives Transition Award
On Thursday, May 12th, Mary Stuart Smith received a transition achievement award at the Sixth Annual Transition Achievement Awards Ceremony hosted by Middle Georgia RESA. Mary Stuart receive the award for her outstanding achievement in preparing for transition from high school to a post secondary option.

Mary Stuart Smith choose Mrs. Mimbs as her star teacher. Mary Stuart choose Mrs. Mimbs as her star teacher for all the support she has provided Mary Stuart during her senior year of high school. 
Construction Students Present 
Corn-Hole Boards to Transportation
MP Construction students deliver custom Corn-Hole Boards to the 
Transportation Department. The Corn-Hole Boards are a gift of appreciation 
for the help that the Transportation Department so generously gives in 
moving the MP Construction teams to job sites and suppliers. Pictured 
(from left to right) are Bailey Watson, Ms. Smith (of MC Transportation), 
Kiera Johnson, Ms Nelson (also of MC Transportation), and Michael Clanton.
2015-2016 Spring Surveys

2016-2017 Schedule Pick Up & Orientation Timeline
Yearbooks will be distributed Friday, May 20th.
Senior News

Guidelines & Suggestions for Graduation Attire
  • Long-sleeve white dress shirt
  • Long dark tie (may be solid or a simple pattern)
  • Black dress pants
  • No jeans or work pants
  • Black socks
  • Black dress shoes. NO tennis shoes, work boots, or cowboy boots.
  • Black dress (no strapless/halter/spaghetti-strap/one-shoulder dresses); dress should not be longer than the gown.
  • Black dress shoes with low or flat heels. NO tennis shoes or flip-flops.
  • Small earrings. NO large hoops, etc. Also no bangles, large bracelets, or necklaces.
  • Do not bring purses or other items with you. You cannot march with them.
Any student inappropriately dressed will not be allowed to march. All clothing must meet dress code requirements. Wrinkled gowns are not attractive; hang your gown to allow the wrinkles to fall out. Ironing the gown is not recommended; if you do so, please be aware that you may damage it. 
DO NOT wash or dry clean your gown.

Be sure you wear your mortarboard (cap) correctly. The top of the cap must be FLAT, not tilted, and the front band should be well down on the forehead. At the beginning of the ceremony, you will wear your tassel on the right side; later, as directed by the class president, you will move it to the left. Boys need to practice removing and replacing their mortarboards because they will have to do so for the invocation, the Pledge, the respectful tribute to your classmate who died, and the benediction. When removing the mortarboard, the mortarboard and the tassel should be grasped together. We will use double-sided tape to keep the stoles from sliding. Teachers will be available to help you with this when we assemble in the school's commons area. Girls, you may need to anchor your caps with bobby pins to secure them. Simple hairstyles work better with the caps.
Summer School Information
Students who failed a required course for graduation need to plan to attend MPHS Summer School.  We will once again offer a face-to-face math opportunity as well as online credit recovery for all other academic courses.  Students must pay $50.00 for each unit class.  Please return money and registration forms by June 7th to the Freshman Campus front office or the Graduation Coach, Mrs. McLuen, on main campus.  Contact Mrs. McLuen if you have any questions:

Schedule for AP Testing, Milestone Testing & Final Exams

Fosythia Festival 5K
May 21, 2016

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.
Fine Arts News
Drama News
Chorus News
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!
FBLA is selling World's Finest Chocolate bars for $1.00 each to raise money for the national leadership conference.

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
Last Meeting This School Year
 Friday, May 20, 2016 
@ 7:30 
MPHS Media Center
Sports News
Football News

Spring IntraSquad Game
May 20, 2016
5:00 p.m.
Cheerleader News

MP Cheerleading 
Apparel Sale has begun!! 

Contact any high school or middle school cheerleader to purchase a 
t-shirt, umbrella, hat, or tumbler! 

T Shirts
Youth XS - Adult XL - $15
Adult 2XL - $16
Adult 3XL - $17
Adult 4XL - $18

Tank Tops
Adult S - Adult XL - $15

16oz MP Tumbler - $10 

MP Hat with adjustable
Velcro strap - $10 

60" MP Umbrella - $25
Questions? Email
Cross Country News

Free Cross Country Car Wash
Donations Accepted
May 21, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dairy Queen in Forsyth
Soccer News
MP boys soccer players take part in All-Star Game
Several members of the Mary Persons Boys Soccer team took part in the Region 2-AAAA All-Star game this past Saturday at Billy Lancaster Field. Shown are James Davis, Curtis Bramble, Brock Hulsey, Dawson Daniel, Chacce Barfield and Shane King after taking part in the contest. MP head coach Allen Luton, far left, was selected to coach one of the teams. The Bulldogs finished 15-3-1 this past season and advanced to the Round of 16 in the Class AAAA State Playoffs.

2016 Mary Persons Bulldog Soccer Camp
DATE:  June 13-16, 2016
TIME:  9 AM to 11:30 AM 
AGE GROUPS:  Under 8 year olds & 8-14 years old
WHERE:  Billy Lancaster Field 
(66 Thornton Rd., Forsyth, Ga. 31029)
COST:  Under 8: $80 ($65 if pre-registered by 6/1/16) 
Ages 8-14: $100 ($80 if pre-registered by 6/1/16)

Payment by check/cash is due during check-in 
(8:30-9 a.m. on June 13). 
Please be prepared to provide insurance 
information during check-in, as well. 

Any questions about the camp can be directed to 
Allen Luton at 
or Robby Jones at
Softball News
Softball Tryouts for High School are May 23rd- May 27th at Banks Stephens Softball Field from 3:30-5:30

Middle school tryouts are May 16th- 20th at Banks Stephens Softball Field from 3:30-5:30 (Weather Permitted).

You must have a physical to tryout. 
If you have any questions please contact Coach Grossman
Track News
Congratulations to the Boys Track members for their performance this weekend in the boys 4A state track meet.
Quin Alford placed 12th in the state in High Jump.

Lawson Weldon placed 16th in the state in the 1600 meter run.

Ty Danielly, Jomari Jackson, Kendrell Taylor, Jatori Sims and Dee Gaines placed 7th in the state in the 400 meter relay.
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OverDrive eBooks
Borrow eBooks (fiction and nonfiction), and audio-books from our 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.
OverDrive Summer Read
We are excited to announce the OverDrive Summer Read program, designed to encourage students to keep reading all year long. This program provides exciting titles for our students to read that are simultaneously available during the summer.

Titles will be added to our OverDrive eBook collection with unlimited access from June 1 midday EDT to June 30 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. 

Please email Mrs. English (
if you have trouble logging in, or if you have any questions.
*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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