Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
September is Attendance Awareness Month
JROTC Cadets to Compete

JROTC Cadets, who will be competing on the Raider Team, 
are learning to build and cross a one-rope bridge. Cadets have 
learned to tie a Swiss seat and the knots used to tie the rope bridge.
Congratulations 2016-2017 Class Officers
Class of 2017
Colton Perkins- President
Rachael White- Vice President
Sasha White- Secretary

Class of 2018
Anaya Kelley- President
Stephanie Pierotti- Vice President
Abigail Hightower- Secretary

Class of 2019
Anna Hightower- President
Morgan Lawson- Vice President
Audrey Parrot- Secretary

Class of 2020
Trinity Johnson- President
Nate Howard- Vice President
Whitney Ray- Secretary
ELA Students Recreate Scenes from Novel

Ms. Maxwell and Mrs. May's 10th grade students participated 
in a "freeze frame" activity. The students had to pose themselves 
in an important scene from the novel they had just finished, 
That Was Then, This Is Now by S. E. Hinton. 
Economics Classes Simulate Book Factory
Students in Mrs. Peacock's class worked in groups last week to see who specializes in making books faster as a "factory".

Coach Simmons' Economics classes also worked on an activity that showed the effect of resources and specialization on productivity. His students had to create "books" and chart their productivity and cost per worker in each "factory". This week they will be researching for their future for a project using their class set of Chromebooks.

Healthcare Students Learn Suturing
Healthcare students learned suturing skills as they learned about 
skin healing and scarring of the Integumentary System.  
We are grateful to our partner, Navicent Health,  for donating 
real supplies for students to use for practice.  
Leadership Monroe Visits MP
After-School Credit Recovery
MP will be offering one 8 week session of credit recovery this semester.  The session will begin September 12th and will run until November 10th. Registered students are required to attend Monday - Thursday, 3:15-5:15 until course work is complete or the session ends.  Cost is $50 per 1/2 unit.  

Registration forms can be picked up in the Guidance office or you can click here.
Need Extra Help with a Class?
Support Best Buddies!  

Buy an MP Bucket Hat!
Cost is $20.

See Mrs. Holloway 
to get your hat TODAY!
Attention Sophomores
If you would like to be a rookie to help with Prom, please pick up an application in Room 504, Ms. Metcalf's room. Applications are due Friday, September 9th.
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

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

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.

To get up-to-date news from the counseling department please check your emails and join the MP Counseling Department's Remind.  Text @mphsco to 81010.  

ACT & SAT Testing Dates 

Kahn Academy 
has partnered with 
Collegeboard to provide
FREE test prep

This is an EXCELLENT program available to all students!

Free ACT & SAT Workshops
Attention Seniors

Colleges with Early Action/Decisions Deadlines

Early Action Deadlines:
UGA-Oct 15
Ga Tech-Oct 15
Mercer University-Nov 1
Georgia College-Nov 1
Georgia State University-Nov 15

Early Decision Deadlines:
Emory University-Nov 15
Fine Arts News
Art News
Art students created observational drawings of still life objects using charcoal and pastel.  Some of these finished works will be featured at the Ga. national Fair in October.

September Art Student of the Month
The student artist of the month for September is Bailey Miller.  
Bailey is a senior who enjoys drawing in graphite, pen, 
and color pencil.  Look for Bailey's work at this year's 
Georgia National Fair youth art competition!
Club News
Best Buddies News
Interested in joining Best Buddies? To complete a membership application, go to Best Buddies by September 7th. Membership dues are $10. T-shirts will be available for $10.


Dairy Queen Blizzard Sale
Every Thursday! Mini Blizzards will be sold for $2 each in room 227 after school.

FBLA Meeting
September 7, 2016
3:15 p.m.
Room 227
Tie Dye Party
FCA News

FCA meets
EVERY Friday
@ 7:30 a.m.
Media Center
All students & teachers are invited!!!
FCA kicked off their first meeting Friday, Sept. 2 with 32 members present. Ms. April Cassell and Mr. Landon Sparks, FCA Leaders, were present. FCA is looking for student leaders to assist the FCA staff and advisors, Ms. Sanders and Mr. Mark H. Smith. FCA meets every Friday in the media center.

*September 9th - Dues Due
*September 13th - 1st Meeting,
   7:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Tri-M News
Sports News
Football News
The Mary Persons Football team beat Washington 41-0.  Zach Harvey (11-105-2) and Jatori Sims (4-109-1) each went over 100 yards rushing, and Mary Persons held Washington to 122 yards in total offense.  The Bulldogs will be back in action on Friday vs. Forest Park.  Game time is 7:30.

Softball News
The Bulldogs beat West Laurens 3-2 in tonight's first region game. Allyssah Mullis hit a home run in the 1st inning to take the lead. West Laurens aswered back hitting a home run in the 4th. MP rallied back in the 4th with Lori Smith reaching first on a walk, Katelyn Smith with a double, and Jordan Rozier hitting a 2 run single. Megan Bell pitched a great game, with an impressive defense from the team to back her up. 

Mary Persons softball team beat Rutland 6-1 in tonight's non-region game behind Emsley Smith's pitching. Offense was a total team effort by the Bulldogs with 12 hits. Katelyn Smith and Megan Bell went 2-3 at the plate. The next game is tomorrow (Thursday 9/1) against Upson Lee at home. The Lady Dogs are now 5-4 in the season. 

Volleyball News
The JV/Varsity Volleydogs had a busy week on the road traveling to Mt. de Sales, Baldwin County and FPD . The JV/Varsity lost to the Cavaliers 0-2 and defeated Baldwin Co. 3-0. Thursday, the Dogs traveled to FPD where the JV lost 0-3. The Varsity played hard but fell short to FPD 1-2. However, they defeated Putnam Co. 2-0. Area play began yesterday with West Laurens at home. The Volleydogs play home tomorrow against Stratford and Luella. JV Record 4-5, Varsity Record 5-5.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!
Selling T-Shirts for Jay's Hope $10 each
September 15 Home Match-Childhood Cancer Awareness Night
All survivors are invited to attend for FREE!

Contact Coach Sanders to place order at

Volunteers are needed for 
the Volleyball Program.  

2016 Fall Sports Schedules

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.
*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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