Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
 Progress Reports - October 20 
Due back signed by October 24
Homecoming Week 2016 - October 24-28
Theme - "The Homecoming Games"

Student Council members encourage everyone 
to participate in these dress-up days.  
Show your #CHAMP Spirit!

Homecoming Parade - Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 5:00
Homecoming Game - Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 7:30
Homecoming Dance - Saturday, October 29, 2016
MPTV ChaMP Channel

Business Students Earn MOS Certification
Congratulations to 24 business students who have earned 
MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Certification.
Econ Students Conduct Auction
Students participate in a class auction of items they brought to class, 
for their first nine weeks auction.
ELA Students Complete Summative Assessment
 Ms. Metcalf's students completed projects as their summative assessme
nt for their study of Antigone. Students could act out a scene in modern 
English, create a visual representation of a powerful moment/quote, 
or create a PowerPoint on a god or goddess mentioned in the play. 
A variety of projects were created.
Choosing the Best Speaker
Mr. Kelly Canady recently spoke with 11th grade students as part 
of the Choosing the Best program.  He discussed the new drug, 
pornography, adolescent brain development and addiction.
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.

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.

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!

Buy your yearbooks NOW. The cost is currently $60 through the end of October. After that the price will increase. Please go to to place your order.
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

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?
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.  

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:
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
Club News
Beta Club News

Important Upcoming Dates

October 24th- 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 getting their banner ready for the Homecoming parade.

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

Important Information
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!!!

Chad Sanders spoke at the 
September 30th FCA meeting.

Joshua Addison, 2016 MP graduate, 
spoke at the October 7th FCA meeting.
FFA News
FFA Teams Competed in the Area Land Judging CDE

Our Land Judging Teams recently placed 2nd in the Area 3 FFA Land Judging Career Development Event. The event was held at Fort Valley State University. The 1st and 2nd place teams advance to the State Competition in Central Georgia. The State Competition will be held on Saturday October 29th.  The Senior Team members who competed were Kristen Snyder, Austin Wiggins, Courtney Stovall, and C. W. Walker.  The Junior team members were Tyler Faulk, Matt Fields, and Ashton Hooks. Austin Wiggins was the high individual in the competition. The Land Judging Career Development Event provides students the opportunity to determine land classification, use and treatment practices for selected sites.  The students must consider topsoil texture and thickness, effective depth, permeability of subsoil, slope, erosion, drainage and land capability.

The Land Judging Career Development Event is sponsored by Georgia Farm Credit Associations as a special project of the Georgia FFA Foundation. FFA is a national organization of over 501,000 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.  FFA is an integral part of the agricultural education program in public schools.  The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Junior Land Judging Team: Tyler Faulk, Matt Fields, and Ashton Hooks

Senior Land Judging Team: Austin Wiggins, Kristen Snyder, 
Courtney Stovall, and C. W. Walker

FFA members Elizabeth and Emsley Smith are working hard as they 
prepare for the National Floriculture Contest which will be held in Indianapolis October 19th and 20th at the National FFA Convention.  
They will be joined on the team by FFA members Amber Pritchett and 
Bobby Jones.  The Smiths are pictured here with two arrangements that 
they made for a recent wedding.
Spanish Honor Society News
Congratulations to the new Spanish Honor Society Officers:
Secretary Alexis Pate, Vice President Anmol Patel, 
President Caroline Pierotti and Vice President Abby Bell
Sports News
Basketball News

Anyone interesting in playing basketball should pick up a physical form & other required paperwork from the basketball coaches.
Girls:  see Coach Greene
Boys: see Coach Nix
Tryouts will begin October 31st.
Cheerleader News

Congratulations to the Cheerleaders!  
They recently won 2nd place at the 
Pam Carter Invitational Cheer Competition 
at Columbus State University.

Cross Country News

The first annual Bulldog Distance Classic hosted 32 teams and 354 runners making it a total success. The event was dedicated to Amy Devane Monroe County teacher and mother of a MP runner, Nathan Devane. The girls were lead by Morgan Haney who finished 6th out of 116 runners. Morgan was followed by Kayley Dale, Carrie Neal, Katie Beth George, and Rachel Hampton. The boys were lead by Lawson Weldon who finished 5 out of 176 runners. Weldon was followed by Matt Miller, Nathan Devane, TJ Williams, and Luke Morris. 

Football News

Mary Persons beat Upson-Lee 24-0.  Zach Harvey rushed for 160 yards on 29 carries. Caleb Speir was 9-of-12 passing for 107 yards and a 26-yard TD pass to Malik Herring.  The Bulldogs travel to West Laurens this Friday.  Game time is 7:30 pm.

Softball News

The Lady Bulldogs split games with West Laurens tonight in the Region Championship. Game 3 will be played tomorrow (Thursday) at 5:00 at home. Megan Bell pitched two great complete games with the help of her defense. Kiambra Zellner was a huge asset at the plate and the team had several quality at bats during both games. 

The Lady Bulldogs won the region after defeating West Laurens in game 3. Megan Bell pitched a fantastic game with the help of her top notch defense. Destiny Middleton, Alexis Passmore, and Allyssah Mullis were key at the plate helping lead us to our 2 - 1 win. The Bulldogs are 23-6 in the season. Their next game will be the first round of state playoffs on Wednesday, October 12th, at home.

2016  Region 2-AAAA Softball Champions

The Lady Bulldogs advanced to Sweet 16 after defeating Salem 9-0 and 17-0 in the first round of state. Megan Bell was in the circle for the first game with 9 strikeouts and Emsley Smith pitched the second game only allowing 2 hits. The whole team contributed at the plate on offense. Allyssah Mullis hit 3 home runs, with one being a grand slam. The Bulldogs are now 25-5 in the season and will play on Wednesday the 19th for the second round of state.  
Volleyball News
2016  Region 2-AAAA Runner Ups!!
Congratulations to the Volleydogs, the 2AAAA Region Runner Ups! The Volleydogs played 5 matches (15 games) on Saturday to finish at the top of the region. Olympia High and Keajia Campbell were named to the all region team along with Georgia Wilcox, honorable mention.

Volleyball Trivia Night
The Volleyball Trivia Night raised approximately $500 for the booster club. It was a great night of food, fun, fellowship and of course, trivia. Thank you to Mr. Bernard who was the emcee, Ms. Virginia Wilcox who was the primary organizer, and the players who served the trivia teams. The winning team this year was the "Parlier's" represented by Mrs. Parlier, Sarah Beth and Abbey.
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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