Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Fall Break
October 10 - October 14
Return to School
October 17th
 Progress Reports - October 20 
Flu Shots
Students who would like to 
get a flu shot should turn their 
form in to Nurse Jackson or 
the Front Office 
by October 7th.
See You at The Pole Draws Crowd
See You at the Pole is a global day of student prayer, before 
school. Students gathered at the MPHS flagpole last Wednesday morning to join in prayer and worship before school.
MPTV ChaMP Channel

CHAMP Reward Day
Friday, October 7, 2016
Congratulations to the 2016 Homecoming Representatives

Abby Gray & Trinity Stokes
Destiny Middleton & Brianna Morgan
Kiaya Bensink & Reese Thomason
Ashley Austin, Lydia Harrell, Krystyn Major, 
Tiffany Martin, Alexis Passmore, & Hannah Wheeler
Forsyth Mayor Visits Engineering Classes
Mrs. Barfield's 2nd & 3rd year Engineering students started a project 
this week in which they will be analyzing the internet coverage and 
availability in Monroe County as well as how many people utilize the services 
that are offered, and why they don't. Our goal is to broaden internet options, secure funding to enhance internet coverage and affordability for the residents 
of Forysth.  Mayor Eric Wilson and Michael Norris, who is the economic development director for the City of Forsyth, visited with the classes on Monday. 

They would like to encourage you to take a survey requested by the Mayor.
Congratulations Mrs. Peacock!
September Teacher of the Month
Economics Students "Purchase" their Desks

Students must pay rent on their desk as part of the Economics Classroom economy system.  These students decided to "purchase" their desks 
for $2400 rather than pay rent each month.They are pictured here 
with Mrs. Peacock accepting the deed to their desk.

Students in Economics bought marshmallows and toothpicks 
to build towers as high and sturdy as possible.
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
Homecoming Dance
The dance will be October 29th at 7:30 in the gym. Tickets are on sale NOW for $6. You can get a discounted ticket for $5 if you also bring in a canned good when you purchase your ticket. Buy your ticket from Mrs. Hightower on the Main Campus or Mrs. Johnson on the Freshman Campus. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door!!

Date approval forms can be picked up in the office on both campuses. Completed forms must be turned in by October 21st.
Jostens on Campus

Attention Seniors: Jostens will be on campus to take Senior Announcement and Cap & Gown orders on Friday, October 7th during lunch in the Commns Area.  Please bring a $100 down payment and a completed order form to place your order.  If you have already placed an order, Jostens will accept payments on accounts on the 7th as well.

Attention Juniors:  If you have not picked up your class ring, you may do so on Friday, October 7th during lunch in the Commons Area.  Please pay your remaining balance with exact cash or a money order.  No checks will be accepted.  You may also call the Jostens office to make a payment with a debit or credit card by noon on Thursday, October 6th.  

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.

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
Need Extra Help with a Class?
UGA Hosts a Lunch & Learn at MPHS
Students interested in UGA had the opportunity to meet with the UGA recruiter for our area to find out about the opportunities available at UGA, and the admissions process.  They were also provided with the opportunity to ask questions.
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.  

FAFSA Info Night
& College Fair

Monday, October 17th 
6:00 p.m.

College and Military Representatives will be present.

Please plan to attend this event for pertinent information from a financial aid expert about the changes in the FAFSA. A short program will begin at 6:00 PM and then students/families will be dismissed to visit with 
college representatives.
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

Club News
Beta Club News

Important Upcoming Dates

October 17th - Beta Club Meeting
October 31st- Beta Club Meeting
October 31st- State Beta Convention deposit due
November 1st- 15th - Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale
November 14th- Beta Club Meeting
November 16th- Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes due
November 17th -Krispy Kreme Doughnut Delivery at 3:00 p.m.
November 28th- Beta Club Meeting
November 30th- State Beta Convention balance due

Beta members meet to make plans for their Homecoming banner.

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!!!
TSA News

TSA Chapter members completed a selfie scavenger hunt at last week's meeting! For being the winning group, they earned a total of $15 TSA bucks for each person in the group to go towards their competition costs! 

It's not too late for you to join in on the fun of TSA this year! Click here to view our website for more details.
Sports News
Basketball News

Ladies:  Basketball season is just around the corner. The first day of practice will be Oct. 31st. Girls interested in playing will need a current physical on file to tryout. You need to see Coach Greene for further information. Hope to see you on the 31st.
Football News

The Mary Persons Bulldogs defeated Spalding 17-14 on Friday Night.  Alex Rivera kicked a 43 yard field goal as time expired to give the Bulldogs the victory.  Jatori Sims scored on a 69 yard pass on the first play of the game, and Zach Harvey scored a rushing TD in the 4th quarter.  The defense was led by Tre Howard, who had 11 tackles.  The Bulldogs will travel to Upson-Lee this Friday.  Game time is 7:30.

Softball News

The Bulldogs defeated Jackson 15-3. Emsley Smith led the Dogs in the circle and Alexis Passmore came in to close the game. Offense was a total team effort tonight with Allyssah Mullis and Kiambra Zellner hitting a home run.

Mary Persons defeated Perry 5-1. Megan Bell pitched the entire game with the help of her defense. Alexis Passmore went 2-3 with a home run, Katelyn Smith went 2-3, Destiny Middleton went 2-4 and Megan Bell hit a home run. It was a great night celebrating our 7 seniors in the last regular season game. Congratulations Emsley Smith, Alexis Passmore, Katelyn Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Megan Bell, Allyssah Mullis, and Jordan Rozier. 

The Lady Dogs advance to the Region Championship after defeating Upson Lee 4-0 and 13-2 tonight. Megan Bell was powerful in the circle, striking out 9 batters and holding them to 0 in the first game. Bell started the second game and Emsley Smith came in to finish the game in the 3rd. Offense was a total team effort with great execution in the box. The Bulldogs are now 21-5 in the season and 12-0 in the region. The next game is home on Thursday at 4:30 and 6:30 against West Laurens. 
Volleyball News

JV ended their season with an 8-13 record by finishing strong against West Laurens and Northside HS. MP beat West Laurens 2-1 and Northside HS 2-0. 

Varsity continued to improve by beating Spalding Co. HS 2-1; however, losing to Northside 3-0 for senior night. Seniors honored last Thursday were #5 Olympia High, #8 Keajia Campbell, #15 Carmen Ralls and #72 Rachel Miner. 

We travel to Locust Grove tomorrow to play Locust Grove and Woodland at 5:00 and 6:00 for our last regular season match. The area (region) tournament is set for Saturday, October 8 at West Laurens HS. We will play Spalding Co. HS in our first match at 9:00 am

Wrestling News

There will be a brief 
wrestling meeting 
immediately after school 
on Thursday, October 6th 
in the 9th grade gym. 
if you have any questions.
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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