Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Final Exam Change
Mandatory Core Content Exam Schedule
1st Semester - Social Studies & Science
2nd Semester - Math & ELA

It's beginning to look a lot like CHAMPMAS...
Congratulations to the 2017 Senior Superlatives

Biggest Glo Up
Alicia Wear and Eric Maddox

Most Likely to Have a Best-Seller
Sulli Giles and Caleb Lewis

Most Likely to Win the Lottery & Lose the Ticket
Adrienne Timothy and Blake Greene

Most Likely to Get Caught Taking a Selfie
Rachel White and Wes Freeman

Most Likely to Brighten Your Day
Tiffany Martin and Clay Moore

Most Likely to Study After an Exam
Maiah Wiley and Colton Perkins

Most Athletic
Olympia High and Malik Herring

Best Dressed
ALexis Passmore and Jomari Jackson

Best All-Around CHAMP
Ashley Austin and Demichael Shannon

Cutest Couple that Never Was
Jordan Rozier and Dawson Baker
MPTV CHAMP CHANNEL Streams Great Season!

We thank you so much for supporting the MPTV crew as we have live streamed all home games this season and our Semi-Final game in Cartersville. As our first away match, we had many technical difficulties to overcome, and we've learned and practiced ALOT of skills this season. What a great season to get to capture on film at that! 

Barfield's Engineering Class Participates with Community

Mrs. Barfield's Engineering class students have been working on a good variety of projects lately! We have begun a partnership with the Monroe County Habitat for Humanity office. The opportunities for both the residents of Monroe County as well as our engineering students are endless! Our first big adventure was helping them construct a stable and manger scene on a trailer for the Christmas Parade in Forsyth!  

MCHFH presented our students with the golden hammer plaque for our hardwork and efforts! 

Washington Youth Tour 2017

Now Accepting Applications for 2017
The Youth Tour will take place June 8-15, 2017.  Applications packets are due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2017.
The Washington Youth Tour is a top-notch tour of our nation's capital that includes meetings with state and national leaders and leadership training, as well as visiting all the major sights.  The students meet and discuss their views with students from other states while learning about history, government, and careers in public service.

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 now is $65.00.
Please go to 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!
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: 
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
Art News

Students Place in Train Festival Art Competition
Art students submitted train-themed perspective drawings to the 
Historic Train Festival student art contest.  Matthew Cleveland received 
1st place, Brittany Green received 2nd, and Martha Arias received 3rd place.
Drama News
Club News
Art Club News

Empty Bowls Event Raises $1435
The Art Club recently held a fundraising event, Empty Bowls. This art project/dinner activity raised $1435 for Monroe County Schools 
Back Pack Buddies Program.  Pictured are  MP Principal Dr. Jim Finch, 
Assistant Superintendent Alicia Elder, Family Services Coordinator Gwen Byrd, 
Art Club member Matthew Cleveland, Art Club member Jacqueline Davis
and Art Club sponsor Mrs. Samantha Trevitt.

Beta Club News

Important Upcoming Dates

Kids Yule Love Bike Donation - due Wed., Dec. 7th

January 19th & 20th - State Beta Convention in Savannah

Beta Club contributed a Christmas tree, pictured on the left, to the Annual Christmas Tree Project.  Clubs and organizations at our school decorate and donate Christmas trees that are given to families who may otherwise not have a tree.  Our system social worker determines who received our Christmas Trees.  

Dairy Queen Blizzard Sale
Every Thursday! 
Mini Blizzards will be sold 
for $2 each in room 227 after school.
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 2016 football season came to an end Friday night with a 38-17 loss to Cartersville in the AAAA State Semifinals. Congratulations to the players and coaches on a great season.

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.
Winter Sports Schedules

Media Center Message
Media Center Offers Extended Hours

Both Campuses - Open Daily until 3:45.

Freshman Campus Media Center - Open Tuesdays until 4:00

Main Campus Media Center - Open Thursdays until 4:30

Students who wish to take advantage of the extended time 
must arrive to the Media Center after the dismissal bell rings.
Peach Teen Book Award Nominees

Let your voice be heard!!  Read the Peach Book Award Nominees 
and vote for your favorites! You will find the QR Code for voting 
on the display in the media center.
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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