Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Early Dismissal - Friday, December 2, 2016

With the our football team's advance to the semi-finals of the 
Georgia High School Association State Championships, the Monroe County School 
System will follow an early release schedule on FridayDecember, 2, 2016

Ticket Information for Friday Night's Game

Tickets for this Friday's matchup versus Cartersville will be sold to Mary Persons High School students on Thursday and Friday during the last 10 minutes of each 5th period lunch time. All tickets pre-sold and at the gate are $15. Students may buy ONE (1) student ticket at a discounted rate of $13. 

For convenience, all ticket buyers may purchase an e-ticket via GoFan to the game. 
Please note that ALL e-tickets are $15 and there are no discounted student tickets via GoFan. There is a GoFan app or you can use the GoFan website to purchase your tickets 
for display on your smartphone. Simply present the e-ticket on your phone's screen and ticket takers at the stadium will redeem there at the gate. 

MPAC Meeting

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
3:30 p.m.
Main Campus Data Room
Final Exam Change
Mandatory Core Content Exam Schedule
1st Semester - Social Studies & Science
2nd Semester - Math & ELA
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 mpempescope@gmail.com, or you may tweet them to us @mpyearbook2015.  Thank you!

Buy your yearbooks NOW. The cost now is $65.00.
Please go to jostensyearbooks.com to place your order.

Senior Exec has kicked off our annual Kids Yule Love toy drive.
Please bring in new, unwrapped toys to give to the children of Monroe County!
Help make this year's toy parade the best one ever!
 
Students Dissect Owl Pellets
Students in Mrs. Dyke's environmental science class dissected owl 
pellets to investigate the flow of energy within an ecosystem. 
Students found undigested food including bones, fur, and feathers 
from animals such as birds and small rodents. 
JROTC Cadets Clean Montpelier
JROTC cadets clean Montpelier Avenue, out in front of the school 
on Saturday, November 19th. 
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 (emily.boyt@mcschools.org
or Mrs. Calhoun (kristy.calhoun@mcshools.org).

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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:  monroebibb@distinguishedyw.org.  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:  http://distinguishedyw.org/  
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.  




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.  
Attention Seniors


Have you Completed Your FAFSA?
 Reminder: The FAFSA application is now live as of October 1st

Thanksgiving break is a great opportunity to complete this required task for ALL students planning to attend a technical, two-year or four-year college. I have attached a PPT that was shared with the Seniors this week during MP Period about the new FAFSA and scholarship search tips. Remember, please go to the official FAFSA web site: https://fafsa.ed.gov/ 
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

Harvey is a National Finalist
Seventeen year old Jackson Harvey places as a national finalist - again. 
The senior at Mary Persons High School beat out high school singers from 
across the nation to finish among the top 8 in the prestigious national 
Schmidt Vocal Competition held at Georgia State University again this year.  

Jackson & Nix Take Georgia Singing Competition
Two members of the Mary Person High School choral program, 
Jackson Harvey and Stephanie Nix, won every category they entered 
at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) vocal competition 
held Saturday, November 12, 2016. This year's event, held at Kennesaw State University had over 350 high school, college, graduate and adult competitors.
 Drama News
Club News
Academic Team News

The MP Academic Team traveled to Brookwood High School on Saturday, November 19, for their second tournament this year. The varsity team reached the playoffs in the 32 team field. Varsity team members included Cole Myers, Seth Smith, Madeline Copeland, Torri Harris, and Austin Davis. B team members included Henri Marlow, Katherine Samuelson, Anastasia Miller, and Lori Smith. Congratulations on a job well done!


Beta Club News

Important Upcoming Dates
November 30th- State Beta Convention balance due
Kids Yule Love Bike Donation - due Wed., Dec. 7th
Next Beta Meeting -  Mon., Dec. 5th @ 3:15, Library
January 19th & 20th - State Beta Convention in Savannah

Beta Members recently collected shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Pictured here is Lori Smith loading up the shoeboxes to transport 
to the local collection spot.
FBLA News

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

Brice Turner Wins Area FFA Event
 
MP FFA member Brice Turner recently won the Area Three FFA Agricultural Electrification Career Development Event.  The event was held at Camp John Hope in Fort valley Georgia on November 17th

Turner will participate in state competition January 14th at Georgia FFA Center in Covington.  By winning the area three contest Brice Turner won a five hundred dollar scholarship from the Georgia EMC. Participants in the FFA Agricultural Electrification Career Development Event demonstrate the proper use of electrical tools, present a speech/demonstration on an electrical energy-related topic, answer problem solving questions pertaining to electrical wiring and rural electrification and complete an assigned wiring problem based on The National Electrical Code.      

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.

The FFA Agricultural Electrification Career Development Event is sponsored by Georgia's Electric Membership Corporations as a special project of the Georgia FFA Foundation.
FCA News

FCA meets EVERY Friday
@ 7:30 a.m.
Media Center
All students & teachers 
are invited!!!
Sports News
Basketball News


Football News
Congratulations to the MP Dogs who advanced to the AAAA football semifinals with a victory over Blessed Trinity this past Friday night, 28-27. MPHS now travels to Cartersville High School on Friday, December 2nd to take on the defending AAAA state champs! Kickoff is at 7:30pm
Tennis News
There will be a Tennis meeting for those who are interested in playing in the spring. The meeting will be right after school, on December 8th in gym foyer.
Track News

Dingler Signs with Stephen F. Austin University
Carson Dingler has signed a letter of intent for track 
at Stephen F. Austin University. She is pictured here with 
her parents, Kip & Judy Dingler, and her trainer, Kaleb Warren.
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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