Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Upcoming Dates
Progress Reports - November 17
MPAC Meeting

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
3:30 p.m.
Main Campus Data Room
Empty Bowls Project Dinner
The Art Club is hosting the 2nd annual MP Empty Bowls Project dinner and fundraiser Tuesday, November 29 in the cafeteria.All proceeds go to Monroe County Backpack Buddies. Tickets are $15 and include a soup dinner and a student-made ceramic bowl. Please see an Art Club member to purchase.
Honors Geometry Students Plan for Amusement Park 
Honors Geometry students working (after being grouped using @quizizz) to figure out where to put an amusement park in a city triangle.
MOS Masters
Microsoft Office Specialist certifications are offered by Microsoft in Word, Word Expert, Excel, Excel Expert, Access, and PowerPoint. Through our Business and Computer Science classes, students are given the chance to certify in all of these areas. To become a Master Specialist, students must have four certifications including one Expert level.

Recently, we had two students, Hunter Perry and William Stevick, achieve Master Specialist. This doubles our total from last year!

The first two MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Masters 
for this year. Congratulations on being certified in Word, 
Word Expert, Excel, and PowerPoint!
Students Participate in Mock Presidential Election

The students in Mrs. Chafin and Mrs. Holloway's classes participated in a mock Presidential Election. Leading up to Election Day students became familiar with all the Presidential candidates including their views on jobs and the economy, education, and the environment. A voting booth was set up in the class to mimic a true voting location which allowed students to experience the voting process.
Fall Festival for Friendship
On Saturday November 12, Best Buddies hosted a Fall Festival for Friendship in conjunction with the Monroe County Schools' informative Transition Fair. Attendees enjoyed inflatables, carnival games, cookie decorating, crafts, face painting, train rides, a petting zoo from MP's FFA, and a corn hole tournament!

The Best Buddies Officers would like to thank Best Buddies members who volunteered their time as well as volunteers from Beta, Tri-M, SkillsUSA, FFA, and Cheerleading. These outstanding student leaders executed a wonderful community event! Best Buddies is thankful for businesses who sponsored the event: Head Over Heels, Karats and Keepsakes, and Grits as well as Keith Edge and his staff at the Monroe County Recreation department.

HOSA Blood Drive A Success
The MPHS HOSA Fall Blood Drive donated 93 units of blood products.  Plan to donate at our Spring Drive to help Mary Persons High School continue to reach some of the largest high school donation levels in Georgia.  HOSA members worked hard throughout the day to keep the drive running smoothly.  Savannah Martin and Emily Welch received a shout out from the American Red Cross for exemplary work.  Madolyn Rowland did an awesome job managing the drive. 

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.
Summer 2018 Trip:  Capitals of the British Isles
(Scotland, Ireland, and England)
Interest Meeting
December 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the MPHS Cafeteria
Open to Freshmen and Sophomores.
Questions? See Ms. Boyt (
or Mrs. Calhoun (


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?
Counselors Host Apply to College Day @MP

College admissions counselors were on site to help students who have not applied to college yet.

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.  

Attention MOWR Students

There is a New EOC State Board Ruling which exempts MOWR (Move On When Ready) students from taking associated EOC (End of Course) tests.  
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

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
 Drama News
Club News
Best Buddies News
On Wednesday, November 9th Best Buddies members got together for a board game social after school. Members enjoyed spending time with each, getting to know new friends, and relaxing together after a busy day at school!
Beta Club News

Important Upcoming Dates
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!!!
FFA News
The Mary Persons FFA Land Judging Team recently won the State FFA Land Judging Career Development Event.  The event was held at Fort Valley State University on October 29th, 2016. Team members Courtney Stovall, Chase Grizzard, Austin Wiggins, and Kristen Snyder became eligible to compete at the state event after winning the Area 3 Land Judging Career Development Event Septmeber 29th in Fort Valley. The team will now represent Georgia at the National Competition in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in May.

The Mary Persons FFA Junior Land Judging team placed third in the state Junior division of the contest. Team members include Ashton Hooks, Chad Grizzard, Tyler Faulk, and Matt Fields. 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.

FFA is a national organization of over 600,000 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.
Bill Waldrep and Ryan Smith are the Mary Persons High School FFA advisors. The Land Judging Career Development Event is sponsored by Georgia Farm Credit Associations as a special project of the Georgia FFA Foundation.

Kristen Snyder, Courtney Stovall, 
Austin Wiggins, & Chase Grizzard

Students Participate in 
Environmental/Natural Resources Career Development Event
Mary Persons competed in the Area 3 ENR Contest last Thursday, November 10.  The Environmental/Natural Resources Career Development Event allows students to demonstrate their knowledge in using a GPS System and identifying various types of wildlife, trees, and plants.  Team members included, Gracie Thompson, Jessica Hammock, Brandon Pitts,and Dylan Floyd.  The team placed 3rd in the area contest.  Gracie placed 5th individually and Brandon and Dylan both placed 9th overall individually.  
Sports News
Basketball News

Football News
Congratulations to our Football team for advancing to the Sweet Sixteen round of the AAAA playoffs. We face Heritage-Catoosa on Friday at Dan Pitts Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30pm
Girls Soccer & Volleyball Condition Workouts

Begins Monday, November 28, 2016
on MondaysWednesdaysFridays

 Upstairs in the Gym near the Weight Room 
Soccer News
There will be a meeting for ALL BOYS interested in playing soccer this year on
Tuesday, November 29th in the Cafeteria on the Main Campus. Attendance is encouraged to sign-up and receive the necessary paperwork.
Softball News

Bell & Mullis Sign to Play @the Next Level

Megan Bell has signed a letter of intent to play softball 
at Morehead State University. She is pictured here with 
Tammy & Jeremy Mullis (her parents), Kay Graves (her aunt), 
Ashli Anglin (her sister), and Ann Clifton (her grandmother).

Allyssah Mullis has signed a letter of intent to play softball 
at Georgia Southern University.  She is pictured here 
with Ashley Goolsby (her stepmom), Sam Mullis (her dad), 
and Savannah Mullis (her sister).
Wrestling News

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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