Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
2016 Homecoming Queen
Alexis Passmore
2016 Homecoming Court
Ashley Austin, Tiffany Martin, Brianna Morgan, Alexis Passmore, 
Reese Thomason, Trinity Stokes, Kiaya Bensink, Krystyn Major, 
Lydia Harrell, Hannah Wheeler & Abby Gray
Homecoming 2016
Athletes vs Mathletes
Disney vs Marvel
Tacky vs Fratty
Hippie vs CEO
 Spirit Day/Pep Rally
 Freshman Campus Door Decorations
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.
Spanish Students "Visit" Spanish Speaking Countries

Students were able to take a virtual field trip to Spanish speaking 
countries using View Master, Google Street View, & an iPhone.
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

Students will vote for Teacher and Senior superlative on Thursday, November 3rd in their Economics class.  

Senior quotes are due on November 11th.   Students need to register for the Google Classroom to access voting, quotes, and ad forms. The Google Classroom code is 6ya4d4.

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 (for 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.  
Attention Seniors

Colleges with Early Action/Decisions Deadlines

Early Action Deadlines:
Georgia State University-Nov 15
University of North Georgia-Nov 15

Early Decision Deadlines:
Emory University-Nov 15

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
One Act Takes 2nd Places at Region Competition

Competing against 5 other schools, Mary Persons High School Musical Theater took Runner Up in the Region 2AAAA One-Act Competition on Thursday, October 27.  

Under the direction of Holly Spires and Charles Hernandez, the cast of 29 students performed Blood Brothers, a play by Willy Russell about the lives of twin brothers separated at birth.  

Three cast members also brought home individual awards.  Sydney Everett and Leia Williams were identified as All-Star Cast Members.  Jackson Harvey won Best Actor from a field of 80 participating males. 

Congratulations to the 29 fantastic cast members, directors, Holly Spires and Charles Hernandez for an outstanding season!
Club News
Beta Club News

Important Upcoming Dates

November 1s- 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!!!
Sports News
Football News
The Mary Persons Bulldogs beat Perry 49-7.   The Bulldogs took a 42-0 lead at halftime, and Jatori Sims returned the second-half kickoff 97 yards for his third touchdown of the game. Zach Harvey rushed for 73 yards and four touchdowns on just 6 carries. Mary Persons hosts Howard on Friday.  Game time is 7:30.

Please remember that Friday will be senior night.  We will recognize our football seniors before the game.  Senior parents are asked to lineup on the stairs leading to the field.  All senior parents need to be in line by 7:00 pm.  
Cross Country News
The Bulldog Cross Country teams finished 3rd place at the 4AAAA Region Meet.  The Boys team was lead by Matt Miller.  The Girl's team was lead by Morgan Haney.  The State Meet will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 in Carrollton, GA. Congratulations Dogs!
Soccer News

Media Center Message
Teen Read Week
We are observing Teen Read Week this week, Oct. 31st  - Nov. 4thThe goal is to motivate teens to read more books more often.  Students who don't read regularly often lose their reading skills and reading scores drop.  Reading not only improves grades, it leads to a lifetime of learning and enjoyment.

Activities for this Week:
  • FINE FREE WEEK - ALL WEEK! Students are encouraged to return their overdue books and avoid paying a fine, this week ONLY.
  • Guess the Number of Treats in the Jar Contest - Winner will be announced Friday, November 4, 2016. Visit the Media Center to view the jar and make your guess.
  • Daily Trivia - Correctly answer the Daily Trivia question for your chance to win. Listen for daily trivia question during the morning announcements. Put your answer, along with your name, in the designated place in the Media Center for a chance to win. A winner will be announced at the end of each day.
  • Review Your Favorite Books and Be Featured in the Bulldog Beat! Share your thoughts, appropriately, about a favorite book that you have read from our Media Center, encouraging others to read it.  Please complete the Book Review via Google Form (which Mrs. English will send out to all students). If you have questions about submitting a review please email Mrs. English at  Click Here to Review Your Favorite Book.

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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