Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Upcoming Dates
Progress Reports - November 17
Congratulations Mr. Waldrep
October Teacher of the Month
American Lit Study 
The Crucible
Students in Mrs. Greenway's American Literature class recently used their knowledge of The Crucible to solve puzzles to open locks to escape from Salem.
JROTC Makes Presence @MP
JROTC color guard cadets support the local 
MCEMS awards ceremony recently. 
Cadets: Sandy, Johnson, Watts, & Clay
JROTC Cadets prepare equipment for riflrey practice. 
Cadets hosted their first meet on November 3rd 
at the Monroe County Education Center.
JROTC Honor Guard supported the Homecoming Ceremony during halftime.
Student Pay Rent for the Entire Year
The students in Mrs.Peacock's 3rd period recently updated their transaction register. During this time, the students were able to see how much money
they had at the end of the month of October. Those students who had 
enough money were able to pay their rent for the entirety of the year.

Students in Economics class can choose to buy their desk for $2400 
instead of paying $800 each month for rent. This month, buyers were 
Anna Helen McKelvey, Sunshine Sandefur, Caleb Lewis, Kade Jones, 
Hunter Martin, Hunter Perry, and Jared Cox.

Sign Up NOW for the Corn Hole Tournament
Admission to the Festival is FREE, entry into the Corn Hole Tournament is $5 per team with cash prizes for the first and second place winners.  
Students should check their email for more information.

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 but will increase $65.00 on November 21st. Please go to to place your order.
Senior News

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.


Distinguished Young Women of Monroe-Bibb is now recruiting female students from the Class of 2018 to participate in our local scholarship program. We offer $1 Billion Dollars of scholarships nationally through our program all over the United States! DYW, formerly known as Junior Miss, has been around since 1958 and seeks to positively impact the lives of young women by providing free life skills workshops focusing on public speaking, interviewing skills, college admissions/scholarships, and our national platform of "Be Your Best Self".

This fun and transformative experience promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership, and talent. Young women gain life skills and a boost in self-esteem that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives. Their accomplishments through this program are then presented in a celebratory showcase at the completion of the program and two representatives are selected to advance to the state competition. We also have a "Little Sister" program for sophomores as well. Bring your parents and join us for a informational meeting at Stone Edge Church on the corners of Zebulon and Bass roads in Macon on 
Tuesday, December 6th, anytime from 5-7 p.m. Questions? Please email Jill Lumley, Program Chairman at:  Deadline to sign up is January 4th, 2017 as our workshops begin January 8th, 2017. There is no fee to participate!
Check out our national website at:  
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.  
Do you need help with completing your FAFSA?  You can meet with counselors and college financial aid representatives during an elective class to receive assistance with completing the FAFSA on Thursday, November 17 in room 208. YOU MAY NOT MISS AN ACADEMIC CLASS TO ATTEND THIS EVENT!  

Last year students missed out on 3 billion dollars because they did not complete their FAFSA.  Don't let this happen to you!  Click here to register.
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
Dec. 5
Jan. 9
Feb. 6
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
Chorus News
Dunbar Selected to GMEA Chorus
Congratulations to 
Jeffrey Dunbar who auditioned for the 
GMEA All-State Reading Chorus and was selected, along with approximately 100 of the state's best 
music readers, to sing in 
the most prestigious 
GMEA Chorus in Athens 
this January.
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
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 defeated Howard 42-0. The Bulldogs defense held Howard to five first downs and 111 yards of total offense in recording its fourth shutout of the season. Zach Harvey rushed for 133 yards on 12 carries.  Mary Persons will host North Clayton on Friday in the 1st Round of the GHSA State Playoffs. Game time is 7:30 pm.
Cross Country News
Bulldog Cross Country teams competed in the GHSA State Meet this past Saturday in Carrollton, GA.  Boys placed 15th out of 30 teams. Girls placed 21st out of 30 teams. The Bulldogs say farewell to the senior runners: Lawson Weldon, Luke Morris, Nathan DeVane, TJ Williams, and Morgan Haney.

Soccer News

Girls who are interested in playing 
indoor soccer @Sportstowne need to sign up 
with Coach Sanders ASAP. The cost is $65.
Softball News

Fastpitch Honors Night 
Rutland Hall @Tift College
$10/person (players are free)
Dinner Included.

The deadline to purchase tickets is, November 11.

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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