Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
1st Day of School
Gold Rush
(Community Pep Rally)
Thursday, August 25
7:00 p.m.
Dan Pitts Stadium

The Gold Rush Cheer Clinic is Saturday, August 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - noon.  Click here for an application. Participation is for Pre-K - 6th Grade.  
The application deadline is Tuesday, August 16.
Questions? Email  
Order Your Gold Rush T-shirt TODAY!!

Pre-order your shirt today!! 
They are available in sizes Youth Small to Adult 5X. All sizes are $15. The deadline to order is Tuesday, August 16th. 
If you are interested in placing an ordering please contact
Empescope News
The Empescope Staff would like for you to share your pictures of student life with them for the yearbook.  Please email them to the Empescope Staff at, or you may tweet them to us @mpyearbook2015.  Thank you!
Senior News
Anyone interested in applying for Senior Executive Council should email and request an application. Senior Exec is responsible for coordinating senior Homecoming activities, the Kids Yule Love program, and a canned food drive. 
Junior News
You may pick up your class ring during lunch Friday, August 12th in the Commons Area.  Final payments may be made with cash or money order in the exact amount at lunch on the 12th, or they may be paid with your credit or debit card online at You may also pay by phone to the Jostens office by 12 noon on Thursday, August 11th.  Don't miss out, pick up your class ring on Friday, August 12th.
Link Your Ingles Card to MPHS

Ingles cards must be 
re-linked each year. 
Our school code is 10509.
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
Chorus News

Parents of MP Chorus Members                                                                
Mr. Hernandez will be communicating through Remind to inform parents of various important MP Chorus and TEMPO Club events and activities. Please take a moment to subscribe to these notifications. It is free! Cost for text message may apply based on your phone text plan.

Send a text message to 81010 with the message @mpcho.

To subscribe via email, send an email to
Band News

Club News
Academic Team News

The MP Academic Team will have its first meeting on Monday, August 15, in Ms. Brady's room on main campus. See you there!

FFA News
The Mary Persons FFA Officer team traveled to Camp John Hope for the annual officer retreat on August 5th-7th. While there, the officers and advisers participated in team bonding activities, such as Four Square. The officers were also hard at work planning the yearly FFA activities, learning the opening ceremony, and setting up the chapter budget. The Mary Persons FFA officer team includes President Kayley Dale, Vice President Emsley Smith, Secretary Elizabeth Smith, Treasurer Audrey Barr, Reporter Bobby Jones, Sentinel Marshall Fields, Chaplain Cassie Rodgers, Parliamentarian Courtney Stovall, Historian Austin Wiggins, and Student Adviser Brice Turner. The Chapter Advisers are Bill Waldrep and Ryan Smith.
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
Cross Country News
If anyone is interested in being a part of the Bulldog Cross Country Team for the 2016 season please see Coach Herr (Main Campus) or Coach McElhaney (Freshman Campus).  You will need a current physical to participate.  Practice is held Monday through Friday from  3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning at the track.  
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

Gold Rush Cheer Clinic
August 20, 2016 
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
MCMS Hubbard Gym

Gold Rush
(Community Pep Rally)
Thursday, August 25, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Dan Pitts Stadium

Softball News
The Lady Bulldogs lost in the season opener against Union Grove. The Bulldogs went ahead early in the game then fell short. Allyssah Mullis went 2-4 with a 2 run homer and Destiny Middleton went 1-3 with 2 RBIs. The Mary Persons softball team is 0-1 in the season. The next game is on Wednesday at GMC at 5:30
2016 Fall Sports Schedules

Media Center Message
Students Explore MakerSpace Stations

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.
*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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