Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Welcome Back!
School Starts 
Friday, August 5, 2016
Our Futures
So Bright!

Access Professional Learning in Atlanta
On Wednesday, July 27th, 4/6 members of the MP Access Dream Team went to Atlanta for voluntary professional learning. Mr. Jenkins, Mrs. Chafin, Mrs. Dyke, and Mrs. Holloway toured the AMAC building on Georgia Tech's campus which houses Tools For Life as well as various other assistive technology entities. The team was able to learn about and "play" with a variety of assistive technology tools that make life accessible for individuals with disabilities. Additionally, they learned about resources available throughout the state including Braille resources, lines of credit for assistive technology, resources for acquiring refurbished wheelchairs, and much more! Afterwards, the team traveled to Special Kneads & Treats in Lawrenceville, a bakery that employs 13+ individuals with disabilities. They were able to talk with the founders and owners of the bakery, who started the bakery as a way to keep their son with disabilities engaged after he graduated high school. Special Kneads & Treats also sells artwork, dog treats, and dolls - all created by artisans with disabilities. The trip was both informative and inspirational!
Counselors News
Visit the MP Counselors' Web Page!!!
*Do you need a transcript?
*Do you need an Attendance & ADAP Form?
You can find all of this and more on the Counselor's Web Page.

Fine Arts News
Band News

Club News
Best Buddies News
For the 4th year, MPHS was represented at the Best Buddies Leadership Conference. This was the 27th annual conference- over 2,300 people were in attendance representing chapters in 50 states and 53 countries. The representatives for this year were:
  • Anna Helen McElvey, Chapter President
  • Jordan Rozier, Vice President
  • Graicyn Lee, Buddy Director
MP's Chapter was chosen as an outstanding chapter for the 15-16 school year. This was recognized at the conference opening ceremonies. Graicyn was able to meet Anthony Kennedy Shriver (Best Buddies founder) and others to accept the award.

The conference focuses on empowering individuals with disabilities to be leaders and empowering students to lead the movement toward social inclusion. 

TSA News
TSA (Technology Student Association) will host and open house and meet and greet for all students who are interested or want to learn more.  It will take place August 10th, after school.  Drop by anytime from 3-6:30 pm
Sports News
Basketball News
The Varsity Boys Basketball team won the Mercer Team Basketball Camp Gold Level Championship this summer. The Junior Varsity Boys also won the JV level of the tournament.

Football News

Do YOU Have Your Tickets Yet??
Mary Persons Bulldogs open the season with a special game against Houston County at the 2016 Corky Kell Classic at Mercer University Five Star Stadium on Thursday, August 18 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available at local banks, MP main office, and any Touchdown Club member. 

The Corky Kell Classic kicks off the Georgia high school season with a series of games also broadcast live on Fox Sports South and streamed live on Fox Sports Go.  Launched in 1992, the MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic is a Georgia high school football event and was the first event ever to be held at the Georgia Dome. The Classic kicks off the highly competitive high school football season in Georgia every August with partial proceeds benefiting the Kell Foundation to fund scholarships. Throughout the years, the games have included top talent in both Georgia and across the nation.

Cheerleader News

Cross Country News
Cross Country team members recently attended the Adidas All American camp sponsored by North Carolina State in Asheville, NC. It is a five day camp filled with challenging runs and some of the best runners in the southeast.

Softball News
Come out and watch the MP Bulldogs take on Lamar Wednesday, August 3rd at 5:00 p.m. in a scrimmage against Lamar at the MP softball field!

Volleyball News
The MP Volleydogs participated in a camp held by their coaches the week of July 25. Top Dogs voted on by their teammates were Keajia Campbell, Christa Willingham, Lindsie Robbins, and Creyuna Buckner.

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