Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Memorial Day Holiday
Monday, May 30, 2016
The drop/add process for schedule changes begins Wednesday, May 25 and will continue through Thursday, June 9. You will submit drop/add request by google form.  Submitting a drop/add request form does not guarantee a schedule change. Updates and confirmation will be communicated through the parent and student email addresses provided on the drop/add request form. 

There will not be a drop/add opportunity offered in August 2016.
All schedule changes must be made by June 9.
Cobb Receives Transition Award

On Thursday, May 12th, Michael Cobb received a transition achievement award at the Sixth Annual Transition Achievement Awards Ceremony hosted by Middle Georgia RESA. Michael received the award for his outstanding achievement in preparing for transition from high school to a post secondary option.

Michael chose Mrs. Patricia Johnson as his star teacher. Mrs. Johnson has taught Michael for the past 7 years.  Michael appreciates her support as well as the help he received from all of his teachers throughout the years.  He is also grateful for the guidance and support from his parents Chad and Paula Cobb.  After high school Michael will be training to become a fireman and EMT, and he also has his own lawncare business. 
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

Seniors Make Important Decisions
The Counselors' Bulletin Board on the main hallway displays students' pictures and their plans for this fall.
Ode to Mary Persons
For their final assignment Ms. Metcalf's seniors were asked to write an ode to Mary Persons. They were free to talk about 
their years here, lessons learned, what they will and will not 
miss, teachers, sports, and all things in their memory. 

Econ Students Spend Earnings at Final Class Auction
After saving all year in the Classroom Economy simulation by earning a salary, paying bills, and investing in the stock market, Economics seniors bought cool items at the final auction.  Students purchase cool items at final class auction. Thanks to the following people, organizations, and businesses for donating items for the auction: Stuff You Should Know Podcast, Imaging OnSite, High Cotton, Lynn Darden, Terri Duncan, Skills USA, Best Buddies, Geico, WBL and Ms. Childs, Technology Programs, Deborah Scott, Matt Gordon, 
Jen Bond, Merle Norman Cosmetics, and McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks.
Yearbooks Are Here!!
Pictured are staff members:  Jasmine Bowen, Lydia Crosby, Samaria Wright, Hannah Swearingen (editor), and Abby Hightower.
Other items needed are soccer balls & stainless steel pots & pans.
Items may also be turned in to Mrs. Calhoun (formerly Ms. Slaughter). The deadline to donate is June 1st.
Schedule for Final Exams

2016 Summer Reading

2016-2017 Schedule Pick Up & Orientation Timeline
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.
Purchase Your MP Grad Decal TODAY
Decals may be in any color choice 
and size. Any combination of black, 
gold and/or white Decals are $4. 
Other colors and sizes will depend 
on availability but we have many 
options in stock. Glitter is $2 more. 

Stop by Rm. 220 before 1st period or
to get yours today. You may also talk 
to a member of TSA or any student 
in the Engineering and Technology 
pathway to place your order, or 
Decals can have any graduation year, customized.
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:

Counselors News
Attention Seniors
If you have not requested your final transcript, please do so ASAP. The directions are below. 

If anyone has forgotten their account name and/or password you may email your counselor: 


Students who are attending a private or out-of-state college, must click here to request their final transcript

Students should not use the above link if you are sending your transcript via GaCollege411.

Final Transcript Request Instructions
1)      Go to
2)      Sign in with account name and password
3)      Click on College Planning Tab located at the top of page
4)      Scroll down and click on applications
5)      Click on request and track your transcript
6)      You will see a list of colleges that participate in the electronic transcript exchange.  Scroll down the list, select the college that you want to send your final transcript to, and then click continue.  Your final transcripts will be released by our registrar, Mrs. Miller.
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
Chorus News
MP Choirs presented their Spring Farewell Concert 
this past Monday night at Roberts Chapel.
Drama News
Advanced Drama production
All I Need to Know I Learned From Being a Zombie
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
Abby Hightower presented the devotional last Friday at FCA!!
Sports News
Football News

Spring IntraSquad Game
May 27, 2016
5:00 p.m.

2016 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
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Get Georgia Reading
Beginning NOW, you can read anywhere, anytime, and virtually anything, because Get Georgia Reading partner myON is delivering more than 10,400 free books to your computer and mobile devices that you can access 24 hours a day-every day-through Aug. 31.

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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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