Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Gold Rush
(Community Pep Rally)
Thursday, August 25
7:00 p.m.
Dan Pitts Stadium

The Gold Rush Cheer Clinic is Saturday, August 20th
9:00 a.m. - noon.  Click here for an application. 
Participation is for Pre-K - 6th Grade.  
Questions? Email 
School Picture Day - August 25th

Picture day will be August 25th in the gym lobby. Forms were given to students in their homeroom.  If you would like to purchase pictures, students can bring payment on the day of pictures or order online at Lifetouch.  The picture day id is: OG016178Q0.  See Mrs. May in room 206 if you have any questions.
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Engineering Students Complete First Challenge
Engineering students completed their first challenge within the first week of school! Their task was to design a self-propelled vehicle to travel from the bottom of a hill upwards, delivering a passenger safely to the top. They had VERY limited materials! Click here for more pictures.
Econ Students Use Google Classroom & Dojo
Coach Simmons and Mrs. Fields' Economics classes got set up in Google Classroom and Class Dojo. They will use Classroom for communication and classwork, while Dojo will be used to track bonus points they earn for being a CHAMP in class. These points will earn them class dollars to spend at auctions each 9 weeks.
SuperFan & His Sideline Experience
On Thursday, August 11 MP Football superfan Gerald Walton got the privilege to be on the sidelines during the scrimmage game against Southwest High School. Gerald was accompanied by Mr. Art Jenkins. Before the game, Gerald got to tour the team's new weight room, interact with coaches, meet the officials, hang out with cheerleaders, and get a picture with his highly recruited friend, #5 Malik Herring. During the game, Gerald and Malik had a chance to discuss plays. After the game, Gerald and the team shook hands with their defeated opponents. 
Mr. Walton expresses his sincere gratitude for the opportunity to spend an evening with his heroes!
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!

Order Your Yearbook Now at the Back-to-School Price
The yearbook is currently at the Back-to-School rate of $55.00 until 9/2/16.  Order your yearbook TODAY at the price.  You may bring your money to the school or you may order online at JostensQuestions? See Mrs. May (room 206).
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. Application forms are due August 19th

Senior Picture Retakes
All seniors should have taken their senior pictures during the summer.  Seniors who were unable to attend during the summer may take make-up pictures at the school on September 8th, by appointment only.  Only photos taken by Lifetouch will be in the yearbook or used by the school.  Students may sign up with Mrs. May in room 206.

Senior Recognition Ads
Senior Recognition Ads are on sale until November 4th These ads for seniors normally sell out before the deadline. These ads are designed for those who wish to congratulate their graduating seniors with a personal message and photographs in the MPHS yearbook.  Ads are sold in 3 sizes:  full page ($250), page ($135), and page ($75). If you are interested in buying a Senior Recognition Ad (often called "Baby Ads"), complete the form and return to Mrs. May at MPHS with pictures, message, and money before November 4th

Junior News
If you would like to be a member of the Junior Executive Prom Committee, please pick up an application in Ms. Metcalf's room, room 504. Applications are due Friday September 2nd.
Exploring:  Discover Your Future

Ever wondered what it takes to be in Law Enforcement? Want to learn more about what it takes to wear the badge? Come out and join the 
Monroe County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post!  Law Enforcement Explorers participate 
in hands on training and learn what it takes 
to be in law enforcement in today's world.  

Requirements to apply:
  • Must be 14 years old/finished 8th Grade
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA in school
  • No felony or major misdemeanor convictions
  • Must be willing to learn and work hard!
For more information please contact Lt. Clay ( or call 478-258-2811
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.

Peach State Tour
All students are invited to a Peach State Tour Information Session to learn more about Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the University of Georgia. The event is FREE and open to ALL high school students and their families, but space is limited! This session will take place at Rutland High School on August 22nd from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 
Register online today to secure your spot.  Click here to register
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
Club News
Art Club News

Students interested in joining this year' s Art Club or National Art Honor Society: make plans to attend a brief informational meeting on Thursday, August 18th, 3:10-3:30 in the Art Room.  
Best Buddies News

Interested in joining Best Buddies?  Go to Best Buddies and complete the Membership Application by 
September 7th. Membership dues are $10. T-shirts will be available for $10.
Beta Club News

Membership requirements:
  • A student must have a 90 or above cumulative average.  
  • After joining the student must maintain a cumulative average of 90.
  • Members in grades 10-12 must also complete a required number of volunteer service hours in order to maintain membership.
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 - 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
Mary Persons softball team fell to GMC 0-2. Megan Bell pitched the entire game with only 2 hits allowed. Destiny Middleton and Lori Smith went 1-3 at the plate. The Bulldogs are now 0-2 in the season. 

The Lady Bulldogs got their first win over Jackson 14-1 behind Emsley Smith's pitching. Allyssah Mullis and Lori Smith went 3-5 at the plate. It was a great team effort last week for the dogs. We are now 1-2 in the season and our next game is at Pike on Wednesday, the 17th

Volleyball News
The Volleydogs defeated West Laurens 2-1 and lost to a close match with Stratford Academy 1-2. The next matches are at home onTuesday, August 16 at 5:00 and 7:00.

Coach T, Coach Sanders, Coach Tui
2016 Fall Sports Schedules

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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.
*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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