Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Merry Christmas!!!
December 19-January 1, 2017

Teacher Work Days
January 2 & 3, 2017

Students Return to School
January 4, 2017

Final Exam Change
Mandatory Core Content Exam Schedule
1st Semester - Social Studies & Science
2nd Semester - Math & ELA

Fine Arts Center Opens 
with Christmas Concert & Art Show

Our Annual Kids Yule Love Christmas Program
All-State Chorus

Congratulations to the six MP students who have passed the rigorous first round auditions for the 2017 All-State Chorus:


Sunny DeVane
Sydney Everett
Jackson Harvey
Stephanie Nix
Naomi Sanders
Beau Watson
These students are among the top vocal musicians in the State and upon passing their second audition in January, they will perform in the prestigious All-State Chorus event in Athens, February 23-25, 2017.    

2017 Teacher Superlatives

Most Likely to Break Out Dancing
Coach McElhaney and Mrs. McElhaney

Most Likely to SnapChat
Ms. Metcalf & Coach Burdette

Should Have Been Famous
Mrs. Greenway & Mr. Magda

Most Inspirational
Ms. Sanders & Mr. Hurm

Most Likely to Cheer You Up
Mrs. Hogan and Mr. MH Smith

Biggest Bulldog
Mrs. Johnston & Coach Simmons

Most Likely to Become a MEME
Mrs. Gassett & Coach Carey

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 $70.00.
Please go to to place your order.
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
 Fine Arts Center Opening
Fine Arts students decorate for opening night!!
Club News
Best Buddies News

On Wednesday, December 7th members of Best Buddies celebrated the first semester of friendship with bowling at Gold Cup in Macon.

Beta Club News

Important Upcoming Dates

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

Merry Christmas from the Beta Club!
Beta members collected money to purchase bikes for Kids Yule Love.  Pictured here are this year's officers:  Lydia Harrell, Anna Helen McKelvey, Abby Hightower, Maiah Wiley, and Anmol Patel.

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

We hope YOU 
will join us in January!  
Have a Merry Christmas!

HOSA Members worked hard to put together a Christmas Parade Float. The theme was Miracle on Main Street. HOSA revolved their idea around hoping miracles for cancer patients. 


Key Club News

Key Club members donated 84 Christmas stockings to the Salvation Army in Macon.  All stockings will go to Central Georgia families in need during the Christmas season. 

Merry Christmas from the Key Club!

Pictured here are Key Club Officers: President Lydia Harrell, 
Vice President Kennedy Finch, and Secretary Jomari Jackson.
Tri-M News

Tri-M music honor students have been visiting local elderly care homes to spread some Christmas cheer through music. 

Sports News
Basketball News

The Varsity boys basketball team had some big wins this past weekend. Friday, they defeated Howard 78-40 and the defeated Lamar 88-54.

The JV boys also had impressive wins over Howard 75-40 and Lamar 87-51.

The 9th grade boys won their first game of the season over Jones County 74-71.

The JV and varsity boys will be back in action Saturday when Jackson comes to visit.
Wrestling News
Last week our Wrestling went to Upson-Lee for a tri-meet against Upson-Lee and Eagles Landing Christian Academy.  We won our first match against ELCA and fell to Upson-Lee finishing the night 1-1.  MP Wrestling placed 3rd at the Hurricane Duals Tournament this past weekend.  We also had individual medal winners: at 113 weight class, Hayleigh Blair; at 132 weight class, Hunter Bass; at 138 weight class, Stanley Lowe; and at 145 weight class, Brycen Young.
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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