Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Parent-Teacher Conferences

September 15, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m
Please call the school office 
if you wish to schedule 
a conference.
Need Extra Help with a Class?
September is Attendance Awareness Month
2016-2017 Student Council Officers
President- Alexis Passmore
Vice President- Kennedy Finch
Secretary- Sunny DeVane
MP Student is
Youth World Champion Barrel Racer

Congratulations to Freshman Abby Gray, who was named the Youth World Champion Barrel Racer this past summer. She was recently featured in the Monroe County Reporter. Click here to read the feature article.
Students Create Bill of Rights Visuals
Mr. Meeks's AP Government classes made visual representations 
of the Bill of Rights.
Constitutional Convention Simulation
Mr. Smith's class completed a simulation showing the difficulty 
of compromise at the Constitutional Convention.
JROTC in Training

JROTC cadets train for upcoming Raider competitions which begin 
September 24th. The event they are practicing for above is 
the Tire Flip in which half of the team must flip the tire 50 yards 
and the other half of the team must flip it back 50 yards. 
The team with the fastest time wins the event.
Support Best Buddies!  

Buy an MP Bucket Hat!
Cost is $20.

See Mrs. Holloway 
to get your hat TODAY!
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!

Club pictures are scheduled to be on September 29, 2016.
Senior News

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

Homecoming Week 2016 - October 24-28
Theme - "The Homecoming Games"

Dress-Up Days
Monday: Mathletes vs. Athletes
Tuesday: Disney vs. Marvel
Wednesday: Tacky vs. Fratty
Thursday: Hippie vs. CEO (Businessmen) 
Friday: Bulldogs vs. Panthers (Black & Gold)

Homecoming Game - Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 7:30
Homecoming Dance - Saturday, October 29, 2016
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.  

PSAT Administration

The PSAT will be given at MPHS on  Wednesday, October 19th.  All 10th graders will take this exam for free.  Any 9th or 11th graders that would like to test will need to register with their counselor.  The cost is $16. 
The deadline to register is THIS Friday, September 16th.  
Free College Prep Boot Camp
Monroe County Public Library
Tuesday, September 27
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Call the library at 994-7025 to register.
ASVAB Administration

The ASVAB will be given here on November 10 Students must register using their school email accounts! All branches of the military require this test. 
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
University of North Georgia-Nov 15

Early Decision Deadlines:
Emory University-Nov 15
Fine Arts News
Art News
Sept. 11-17 is National Arts in Education Week!  
How will you celebrate?  

This is an AWESOME action sketch showing the importance of art in education, focusing on visual literacy in our modern digital age.  

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

FCA meets
EVERY Friday
@ 7:30 a.m.
Media Center
All students & teachers are invited!!!

Mercer University basketball player JJ N'Ganga 
and Mercer University Basketball Coach Jonathan Howard 
were guests last week.  Join us this Friday!
FFA News

FFA members are selling Southern Heritage meats and desserts, now through October 4th.  Delivery and pick up will be November 7th & 8th.  These items will be great for the holidays. See any FFA member to make your purchase.

Cajun Turkey - $32
Peppered Bacon - $20
Spiral Sliced Honey Glazed Ham - $36
Gourmet Smoked Pit Ham - $26
Smoked Turkey - $32
Shrimp/Rice Stuffed Chicken - $20
Turkey Breast - $28
Pork Filet Mignon - $22
Sausage Patties - $18
Natchitoches Meat Pies - $20
Ribs - $20
Macadamia Cookie Dough - $14
Cheesecake - $20
Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - $14
Pecan Pie - $20
Spanish Club News
Congratulations to 
the 2016-2017 Officers

President - Alexis Passmore
Vice President - Sunny Sandefur
Secretary - Stephanie Pierotti

Sports News
Football News

Mary Persons beat Forest Park 45-0. Mary Persons rushed for 296 yards and four touchdowns with nine ball carriers, none getting more than eight attempts. Quen Wilson, Zach Harvey, Nate Caslin, Jatori Sims, Tre Slaton, and Jomari Jackson all scored touchdowns.. Twenty-two players were credited with at least one tackle. The Bulldogs travel to Peach County on Friday.  Game time is 8:00 pm.
Softball News

The Lady Bulldogs beat Howard 9-0 in last week's region match-up. Megan Bell pitched for the whole game with 7 strikeouts and only allowing 3 hits. Offensively Allyssah Mullis and Lori Smith went 2-4 and Jordan Rozier went 1-2. 

MP beat Spalding 9-0 behind Megan Bell's pitching. Megan had no hitter with 7 strikeouts. Alexis Passmore and Megan Bell went 1-2 at the plate. Destiny Middleton went  and Allyssah Mullis went 1-3 with a 3 run homer by Allyssah in the 4th. The Bulldogs are 4-0 in the region and 8-4 in the season.

Volleyball News

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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