Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Homecoming ParadThursday, October 27, 2016
All vehicles must be removed from 
the Junior Parking Lot by 3:30.
See Dr. Williams ( on the Main Campus if you have parade questions.
Ashley Austin
Lydia Harrell
Krystyn Major
Tiffany Martin
Alexis Passmore
Hannah Wheeler
Kiaya Bensink
Reese Thomason
Destiny Middleton
Brianna Morgan
Abby Gray
Trinity Stokes
Homecoming Court 
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!!
Jostens @MP

Attention Seniors:  Order your symbols of success!!  Jostens will be here to take Senior Announcement and Cap & Gown orders on Wednesday, November 2nd during lunch in the Commons 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 2nd as well.
Seniors Created Frankenstein Projects
Ms. Boyt's 12th grade ELA students completed an end of unit project for 
the novel Frankenstein. They could diagram one of the crime scenes from 
the novel, develop a magazine, create a 3D creation, design a ceiling tile, or 
make a playlist for Frankenstein or his monster. Each project had to relate 
to a theme we discussed during the novel. 
Human Anatomy Students Learn Bones
Ms. Pace's Human Anatomy students used hands-on learning to learn 
the names of major bones by using post-it notes to label their own 
bones. Students worked together in pairs to figure out the correct 
placement of the labels, allowing them to demonstrate their 
communication skills while also making the learning relevant.
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

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. 
FAFSA in October?

Prior-Prior Year (PPY) is here!  Beginning this month (aid applications for the 2017-18 award year),  students will be able to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using prior-prior year (PPY) 2015 tax data.  
Apply to College Day @MP
Tuesday, November 1
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
College admissions counselors will be on site to help students who have not applied to college yet.  
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

MPHS Hosted a College Fair
Last week for the College Fair, hosted at MPHS, there were over 30 post secondary school and military representatives available for the event which was very well attended by our students and their parents.
AP Exams News
Students may start making payments for their AP exams beginning November 7th.  The coast of each exam is $94. 
The fee schedule is:
                                              Nov. 7              Feb. 6
                                              Dec. 5              Mar. 6
This will allow student to make 5 low payments (4 low payments of $20.00+ 5th payment of $14.00).  Parents can also pay for AP exams online via their MySchoolBucks account.  All major credit cards are accepted and there will be an additional $3 charge. Please see Ms Burston if you have any questions.  Students may register through their AP teacher or by clicking here.
Fine Arts News
Art News

The MP Student Artist of the Month for October 
is sophomore Laurel Sparks.

Art Projects on Display

AP Studio Art students created drawing compositions featuring 
a drawing of a hand, drawing another hand holding an object.

Drawing students used observational and  modified 
contour techniques to create sign language drawings.
Club News
Academic Team News
The Mary Persons Academic Team traveled to Dublin to participate in their first tournament of the year on Saturday, October 22, at Middle Georgia State University's campus in Dublin. The team went 1-4 against a strong field, including Johns Creek and Thomas County Central. Team members included Austin Davis, Henri Marlow, Katherine Samuelson, and Anastasia Miller. Congratulations for your efforts! Our next tournament is scheduled for Saturday, November 19, at Brookwood High School in Snellville.

Academic Team: Austin Davis, Henri Marlow, 
Anastasia Miller, and Katherine Samuelson
Beta Club News

Important Upcoming Dates

October 31st- Beta Club Meeting
October 31st- State Beta Convention $60 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

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!!!
FFA News

Last week, Bobby Jones, Elizabeth Smith, Emsley Smith, and Amber Pritchett competed in the National FFA Floriculture competition in Indianapolis. They placed third in the nation with Emsley placing 12th individually and winning a $400 scholarship. Amber placed 18th, Elizabeth placed 26th, and Bobby placed 99th. Third in the nation is the highest that the Mary Persons FFA chapter has ever placed. Also, MP graduates Jessica White and Caroline Waldrep both received their American Degrees, which is the highest award you can receive in the FFA. Congratulations to our MP FFA!  
Floriculture Team: Bobby Jones, Elizabeth Smith, Emsley Smith, 
& Amber Pritchett (also picture is Mr. Waldrep, FFA Advisor)

American Degree Recipients: 
Caroline Waldrep & Jessica White

Our club participated in Lights On Afterschool.  HOSA students were joined by Monroe County EMS, Monroe County Fire Services, MedPro, Navicent Health on the evening of the event to support students in preparing for State HOSA competitions and to share in a pizza party.  These community partners will be mentoring HOSA students over the coming months in CPR, Emergency Preparedness, Public Speaking, Creative Problem Solving and other healthcare-related topics. Thank you to all of our partners in education. 
Spanish Club News

The Spanish Club Banner Committee will meet every day after school Mon-Thurs in Mrs. Calhoun's room.

Spanish Club meeting will be right after school Thurs for refreshments and preparation prior to the parade.

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

Our Varsity Competition Squad won first place this past weekend at Union Grove High School Competition. We defeated Spalding, Perry, and Troup County in the 4 -A division.
Football News
Mary Persons beat West Laurens 14-2. The Bulldogs allowed only 110 yards in total offense. The defense was led in tackles by Dalon Edge, Tre Howard, and Vic Henderson.  Caleb Spier was 10-of-17 passing for 180 yards and threw a 55-yard TD pass to Malik Herring for a 7-2 lead in the second quarter. The Bulldogs play at home vs. Perry this Friday.  Game time is 7:30.
Soccer News

Softball News
The Lady Bulldogs ended their season falling short in the second round of state to Stephens County. The first game was 1-6 and the second game went into extra innings falling 4-5. The Lady Dogs played a great season and have a lot to be proud of. They set the MP softball record for most wins in a season at 25 and winning a region championship. 

Thank you all for coming out and supporting us this season! It is greatly appreciated! Go Dogs!!
2016 Fall Sports Schedules

Media Center Message

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.

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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