Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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September is Attendance Awareness Month
CHAMP Channel - MPTV

Watch the 1st episode of MPTV!!


Would YOU Like to be on the Homecoming Court?

If you are interested in 
representing your class on the 
Homecoming Court this year, complete the Google form below, 
or use the one that was 
sent to your email.
Sign-ups will run 
until September 27th

Voting will take place via Google Form on September 28th- 29th.

See You at the Pole

MPHS Flag Pole
Main Campus
Wed., September 28th
7:00 a.m.

Everyone is invited!!

Breakfast will be provided by New Providence Baptist Church & Abundant Life!
Rifle Team Interest Meeting
We will conduct a Rifle Team interest meeting on 28 September 2016 from 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. in the Media Center. Riflery is a Georgia High School Association sport and is open to all Mary Persons students. You must have a current physical on file with the school, possess current school insurance and be eligible to participate in extra-curricular activities in order to try out for the team.
JROTC Cadets Conduct Fundraiser

Cadets recently participated in a fundraiser on the square 

Cadets Train for Competition

Cadets continue to prepare for their first Raider meet which will be held on September 24, 2016 at Creekside High School in Fairburn.
Choosing the Best Speaker at MP

Choosing the Best speaker, Valerie Hicks, recently spoke to 10th grade literature classes. Ms. Hicks is the Youth Development Coordinator for the North Central Health District. She discussed the importance of sexual abstinence, and making wise choices which will ultimately affect the rest of their lives.  Ms. Hicks stated that "people are not born winners or losers, people are born choosers." Thanks to Mrs. Movene Futch for coordinating the speakers for this program that has made a tremendous impact on the students of Monroe County. 
The Mary Persons Parent Assisting Children (MPAC) group serves as the parent organization of MPHS.   MPAC welcomes parents, guardians and family members to join our group and take part in enhancing the educational experience here at Mary Persons High School by sharing ideas, participating in events and assisting, students, staff and administration when the opportunity arises.  Please complete this form in its entirety if you are interested. 
Econ Students Create Diagrams in Chalk

Economics students recently went on a classroom field trip where 
they were required to model Circular Flow Diagrams. They went outside 
and they modeled their own and did comparisons and criticized the diagrams 
of others. While doing this the students were able to get a better understanding 
of the components in the diagram, such as the factor and product markets, 
and the businesses and households.
Spanish Students Attend Production

Spanish 3 students recently attended a 
Latin American Music and Dance Show at Porter Auditorium in Macon.
Junior Hayleigh Blair: International Water Skier

Hayleigh Blair has been water skiing since 
she was three and skiing competitively since she was six.  
She competes in the three traditional events of, Slalom, Trick and Jumping.  She has won many State, Regional and National placements 
and titles.  This year she was selected to represent the United States in the CanAm Championship held in Edmonton Canada in August.  
The CanAm's are a team competition between the USA and Canada, 
and prepares athletes for world international competition. Her 
performance helped propel team USA to win the Gold and she developed friendships with her US team and Canadian competitors.
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.  

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
Chorus News

Members of the MP Chorus were at Walmart taking donations
to help offset the costs of additional uniforms, Letterman jacket's
 and hiring clinicians/professional instrumentalists throughout the year.
 Please contact Mr. Hernandez if you would like to contribute.
Club News
Best Buddies News
Wednesday, September 14 was a big day for Best Buddies! We officially kicked off the year with a Buddy Reveal Luncheon, our first chapter meeting, and a Buddy Pair Family Meet & Greet! During lunch, this year's 11 Buddy Pairs got to find out who they are paired with for the year and have lunch together. After school more than 60 members filled the media center for an ice breaker and educational meeting about what to expect from Best Buddies this year, how to interact their with peers with disabilities, and ask questions. At 6:30 Buddy Pairs and their families met in the cafeteria for a pizza dinner, informational meeting, door prizes, and to get to know each other. The primary goal of Buddy Pairs is to foster one-to-one friendships and allowing families to meet is an important part of that! 

Best Buddies is looking forward to a FUN year of friendship and inclusion!


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

Other Important Items
1. Coke fundraiser forms & money are DUE Fri., Sept. 23!
2. Next meeting, October 5 @ 3:15 p.m., Room 226
3. Fall Motivational Rally, October 13 (28 attending)
4. Fall Leadership Conference, Nov. 16-17, Athens-UGA Classic Center -  $50 Registration Fee plus hotel, meals, spending money. Deadline to sign up October 7.
FCA News

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

Our Tri-M Chapter 6802 inducted 7 Lifetime Honorary members, 27 new student members as well as recognized 17 returning members on September 12th at the board of education auditorium. Tri-M is an International Music Honor Society that recognizes students and adults who have demonstrated consistent leadership and commitment to advancing themselves and others in music within our school system.

These are highlights from our installation of new officers, induction of new members, and recognition of returning members. Purcell Kelly was our guest speaker and we invited seven new lifetime honorary members.

Lifetime Honorary Members
Dr. Mike Hickman - 
Superintendent of Monroe Co. Schools
Dr. Jim Finch-Principal of Mary Persons High School
Ms. Sarah Alford-Assistant Principal of Mary Persons HS
Mr. Jackson Daniel - Assistant Superintendent of Monroe Co. Schools
Dr. Angie Dillon - Retired Assistant Superintendent of Monroe Co. Schools
Dr. Gary Walker - Assistant Principal of Mary Persons HS
Ms. Tasha Burston - Mary Persons Counselor
Ms. Deborah Miller - Mary Persons Registrar
Ms. Teresa Roller - Mary Persons Counselor
Mr. Grady Caldwell-Principal of Achievement Center
Ms. Tammy Marion-Assistant Principal of Mary Persons HS
Ms. Barbara Dean-Charter Guest Speaker, Retired Artist in Residence of Mercer University and Music Supporter
Mr. Purcell Kelley-Retired Choral Director of Duke, University and Community Fine Arts Advocate and Guest Speaker
Ms. Lea Anne Walters-Chorus Director of Monroe Co. MS
Mr. Stephen Braswell-Elementary Band Director and Assistant Band Director of Mary Persons HS
Ms. Melissa Pettinger-Band Director of Monroe County MS
Mr. Terry Clopton-Choral Accompanist for Mary Persons HS
Dr. Jennifer Flory-Guest Speaker, Music Supporter and Choral Director at Georgia College
Mr. Wally Shaw-Guest Speaker and Retired Band Director
Ms. Jessica Wimberly-Former MCMS Chorus Teacher
Newly recognized Lifetime Honorary members
Ms. Alicia Elder-MC Assistant Superintendent
Ms. Reye McLuen-MP Graduation Coach
Ms. Holly Hamlin-MP Counselor
Ms. Stephana Miller-MCMS Chorus Director
Ms. Sandy Watson-K.B. Sutton Elementary Music Teacher
Ms. Emily Rusgrove-S.E. Hubbard Elementary Music Teacher
Ms. Sheila Kendrick-T. G. Scott Elementary Music Teacher
2016-2017 Officers
Addie Sparks-President
Beau Watson-Vice President
Naomi Sanders-Secretary
Drew Edge-Historian
Jackson Harvey-Social Chair

Sidney Briner
Timothy Clements
Ian Cowan
Tiffani Dean
Sunny DeVane
Jeffrey Dunbar
Bethany Edwards
Sydney Everett
Kennedy Finch
Brandon Fountain
Meredith Hamm
Madison Hammersley
Collin Hammock
Torri Harris
Jacob Heath
Caleb Houser
Myles Johnson
Breanna Jones
Taylor Jordan
Morgan Lawson
Kayla Leibensperger
Ansleigh Long
Nick McGouirk
Devera Moore
Stephanie Nix
Zachary Potts
Zoe Potts
Abby Presley
William Sewell
Cayton Sink
Kiarra Smith
Laurel Sparks
Liam Spence
Haley Thompson
Samantha Walton
Abby Watson
Isabelle Williams
Jared Williams
Leia Williams

Charles M. Hernandez
Eric Thompson
Sports News
Cross Country News

The Mary Persons Cross Country teams competed at the Warner Robins Invitational last Tuesday.  The Varsity boys team placed 4th out of 20 schools.  Our three leading runners all placed top 10 out of 191 total runners. Lawson Weldon placed 4th, Nathan DeVane placed 7th, and Matthew Miller placed 9th.  The Varsity girls team placed 8th out of 18 teams. Kayley Dale finished 11th placed out of 148 runners.  

This past Saturday, the boy's team finished 2nd out of 24 teams.Lawson Weldon lead the boys finishing 7th of 222 runners followed by: Matt Miller, Nathan Devane, TJ Williams and Luke Morris. The girl's team finished 6th out of 17 teams. Morgan Haney lead the girls finishing 12th of 162 runners followed by: Kayley Dale, Rachel Hampton, Katie Beth George and Payton Poland. The teams compete this coming Saturday at the Rock Ranch.   

Football News

The Mary Persons Football team lost to Peach County 20-19.  The Bulldogs are off this week.  The next game is September 30 vs. Spalding at Dan Pitts Stadium.  Game time is 7:30.

to Zach Harvey 
for being recognized 
by the Macon TD Club 
as Back of the Week
Softball News

The Lady Dogs defeated Perry 5-0. Megan Bell was the winning pitcher with 9 strikeouts. The defense behind Bell helped out with no errors. Offense was lead by Alexis Passmore going 3-4 at the plate. The rest of the Bulldogs helped with one hit each. 

The Bulldogs beat West Laurens 4-0. Megan Bell pitched the complete game with 7 strikeouts and only allowing 2 hits. The Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning with a base hit by Destiny Middleton, followed by a home run by Allyssah Mullis. 

The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Pirates 3-1. Megan Bell pitched the entire game with help from the team on defense.  Allyssah Mullis hit a home run, Destiny Middleton had 2 hits, and Jordan Rozier, Alexis Passmore, Elizabeth Smith, and Tiella Banks each had a hit. The Bulldogs are now 13-5 in the season. 

Volleyball News

The Volleydogs promoted Childhood Cancer Awareness Night on Thursday, September 15. Dutchtown defeated the Lady Dogs in four sets 3-1. Three of Monroe County's Jay's Hope kiddos were in attendance that night. Emily Edwards, Kylie Seitz and Jarhya Ussery were honored as cancer survivors! Thank you to our fans, community and administrators for your support!

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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