Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Graduation 2016
Broadcasting Class

New to Mary Persons High School next year is the Introduction to Broadcasting class! This will bring many new features to our school environment, including an MPTV news show, commercials, highlights from school events, and so much more!

Thanks to a large grant provided by ESE Networks, the ChaMP Channel crew now has a full suite of professional camera equipment to use! Teacher, Mrs. Christina Barfield, applied for the grant which includes 2 high definition professional quality video cameras, tripods, audio systems, and a computer encoder complete the with full Adobe platform for editing and design! We will be utilizing a program called Wirecast for live streaming as well.

To learn more about the Grant, visit the website here:

Some of next year's Champ Channel crew exploring our new equipment!

Tune in next year to start seeing our live productions! 
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.
2016 Summer Reading

2016-2017 Schedule Pick Up & Orientation Timeline

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Drop/Add Deadline for 2016-2017 Schedule

Wednesday, July, 27, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Upperclassmen Schedule Pick-up -  Grades 10-12

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Freshman Campus Schedule Pick-up, Tour, Meet & Greet Teachers

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sophomore Main Campus Tour, Meet & Greet Teachers

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
12:00 p.m. - Main Campus Media Center
New Student Orientation - Grades 9-12
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 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
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.
Sports News
Basketball News

Girls Basketball - Summer Schedule
Cheerleading News

Moore & Wright to Cheer at VSU
Congratulations to Samaria Wright and Spencer Moore who have been selected and have committed to cheer at Valdosta State University.  They were selected through tryouts at Valdosta State.  They are pictured here with Kyle Ward, their cheerleading coach, and Brian Nelson, the Athletic Director.

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
Media Center Message
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.
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.

School Name:  Get Georgia Reading
Username:  read
Password:  read
*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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