Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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Fall Plant Sale

The FFA and High School Horticulture Class will be having the  annual Fall Plant Sale on Tuesday October 4th from 7 am until 5 pm.  We have fall bedding plants (pansies, violas, ornamental cabbage, flowering kale, and snapdragons).  We also have cool season vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, collards, kale, and lettuce).  These will be sold in flats for $8 or $2 per 6/pak.  We also have potted Chrysanthemum's for $8 each.  
Homecoming T-shirts
Order your Homecoming 
T-shirts NOW from a Student Council representative or in the main office, or see below 
for other school locations. 
The shirts are white, 
long-sleeve with design 
on the back.  Please see below for pricing.  
The deadline to order is 
October 7th.

If you would like to order, please complete the form in the link above and submit payment. For your convenience, the following teachers will be collecting orders through October 6th

Holli Shipman- TGS
Peggy Trammell- KBSutton
Kellie Simmons- Hubbard Elementary
Tracie Williams- MCMS- Hubbard Campus
Amy DeVane- MCMS- BS Campus
Ashleigh Hightower- MPHS- FC 
Christie Johnston- MPHS- Main Campus
Pricing Breakdown
Youth small- youth large $10
Adult small- Adult XL- $15
Adult XXL- $17
Adult XXXL- $18

*Make checks payable

Did you know that high school students are among the groups most affected by distracted driving, which includes texting, reading, eating, drinking, grooming, and much more? 

Create a 30-second PSA about distracted driving for 
a chance to win this year's Heads Up Georgia Video Contest. 
The grand prize is an Apple MacBook Pro. The deadline to submit videos is Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

Students Experience Ancient Greek Theatre

Ms. Maxwell's students used a View Master, Google Streetview, 
and an iPhone to experience ancient Greek theatre before 
they begin their study of Antigone. 
Healthcare Science Students Prepare 
for Emergencies/Disasters

Healthcare Science students learn about using tourniquet and wound packing in emergencies and disasters.  These students are working toward their certification in First Aid, Adult & Pediatric CPR & AED. 
Psychology Students Study Brain Development

Ms. Duncan's Psychology classes have been conducting research, constructing an essay, peering editing, and constructing a final essay comparing the similarities and differences between the development of the adult and teenage brains and how this newly discovered knowledge impacts them personally as a teenager. There were certainly some "Ah-ha!" and "Ohhhhh, ok!" moments during this assignment!!
Rifle Team Interest Meeting
We will conduct a Rifle Team interest meeting on September 28, 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.
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. 
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!

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.  

MPHS College Fair

Monday, October 17th 
6:00 p.m.

College and Military Representatives will be present.
PSAT Administration

The PSAT will be given at MPHS on  Wednesday, October 19th.  All 10th graders will take this exam for free.  
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
Band News

Black & Gold Bulldog Brigade Brings Home Awards!!

Straight Superior Ratings, AA: 1st Place Drum Major, 1st Place Auxiliary, 
1st Place Percussion, 1st Place Band 
Silver Division:  1st Place Percussion, 1st Place Auxiliary and Overall Champion
Chorus News
Chorus Concert Highlights

Would you like to purchase a video recording of the concert?

Club News

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

Other Important Items
1. Next meeting, October 5 @ 3:15 p.m., Room 226
2. Fall Motivational Rally, October 13 (28 attending)
3. 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, Courtney Stovall and Austin Wiggins participated in the Middle Georgia Market Lamb Show which was held in the Upson-Lee High School Agricultural Center on Saturday September 17th.  In the High School Showmanship Class, Courtney Stovall placed 2nd and Austin Wiggins placed 3rd.  Also,  Courtney placed 1st in the 2nd weight class, and she also placed 2nd with her other lamb in the 3rd weight class.  Austin placed 4th in the 3rd weight class.

Middle Georgia Market Lamb Show

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
TSA News

The Technology Student Officers traveled to the North Georgia Mountains for their visit trip to Chapter Officer Retreat for Excellence.

These 5 student officers are: 
Jacob Thompson, President
Hailey Watson, Vice President
Madison Hammersley, Secretary
Michael Skinner, Treasurer
Megan Kelly, Public Relations/Reporter

These students worked together to learn their roles and how to plan a year filled of fun activities for TSA members. 

To learn more about joining TSA, visit our Google Site or email . Speak to one of our officers too! 

Sports News
Softball News

Mary Persons softball team beat Upson Lee 2-1 in last week's region game. Megan Bell pitched the complete game with 13 strikeouts. Destiny Middleton went 2-3 at the plate. Tiella Banks and Emsley Smith both had a double and an RBI in the 7th inning to help lead the Dogs to a victory. 

Mary Persons defeated Perry 8-0 behind Emsley Smith's pitching. Offense was a total team effort tonight. Allyssah Mullis and Lori Smith went 2-3 at the plate, Kiambra Zellner had a big hit creating 2 RBIs, and Tiella Banks hit a triple. The Bulldogs are now 16-5 in the season and 8-0 in the region. 

Softball Senior Night
Thursday vs. Perry at 5:00

Congratulations to our Seniors!
Emsley Smith #6
Aleixis Passmore #13
Katelyn Smith #24
Elizabeth Smith #31
Megan Bell #88
Allyssah Mullis #91
Jordan Rozier #99
Volleyball News

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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