Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Monroe County Board of Education approves 
the 2017-2018 School Calendar
Congratulations Mrs. Johnston!
Teacher of the Year
Teachers Take Part in Curriculum Revisions
Adopt-A-Kid Christmas Program
For the past several years, Mr. and Mrs. Bullock, along with their son Brock, have organized the Adopt-A-Kid Christmas Program. This year, over eighty MPHS students were sponsored by community organizations or private families in Monroe County. Due to these sponsors, the spirit of Christmas was graciously entrusted to our neediest students. Many thanks to the Bullock family and multiple civic organizations, church affiliations and private individuals for your generosity this Christmas! If you would like to be a part of this program next year, please contact one of the school counselors for more information.
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

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.
Club News
Beta Club News

Important Upcoming Dates

January 19th & 20th - State Beta Convention in Savannah
FBLA will meet January 18th, at 3:15 in room 226.
Dairy Queen Blizzard Sale
Every Thursday! 
Mini Blizzards will be sold 
for $2 each in room 227 after school.
FCA News

FCA will resume
THIS Friday, January 6th.
Join us in the 
Media Center at 7:30.
FFA News
The Mary Persons FFA Floriculture team recently won the Area III FFA Floriculture Career Development Event.  The event was held at Fort Valley State University on December 9th.  Twenty-Five High Schools from our Area competed in the contest. 

Team members were Audrey Barr, Kayley Dale, Anna Hightower, Macy Morris, and Allison White.  In the contest, students had to identify flowering bedding plants, cut flowers, and house plants.  They also had to identify diseases, weeds, and insects that cause problems with flowers and house plants.  In addition, each student was given a test over plant science and the floriculture industry and had to work out five problems associated with floriculture.  By winning the area contest, our team qualified for the state contest which will be held on Saturday February 4th. 

Out of the 97 students who competed in this contest,  Mary Persons FFA is very proud that Allison was tied for high individual, Anna was 3rd, Audrey and Kayley tied for 5th, and Macy was 12th.
Floriculture Team:  
Macy Morris, Allison White, Audrey Barr, Kayley Dale, and Anna Hightower
SkillsUSA News

MP Construction students recently competed in the annual Associated General Contractors Skills Challenge in Griffin, Georgia. The competition is designed to showcase the hard skills related to the four major building trades of Carpentry, Electrical, Masonry and Plumbing. Recognizing the shortage of young people entering the building trades, the Georgia Departments of Labor and Education, along with the Associated General Contractors, and other industry representatives, have collaborated to assist high school instructors with developing industry-specific job skills in their students. The annual AGC Skills Challenge is one of several events that allow the students to display their talents and discuss career development and employment opportunities with industry and post-secondary education leaders.
Students were given real-world building designs and specifications that were developed by veteran tradesmen and educators and then expected to build in a safe, accurate and professional manner. MP students competed against students from twelve other high schools in the Central Georgia region. 

Contestants representing Mary Persons were:
William Sewell, 3rd Place (left) & Aaron Bell, 2nd Place; Plumbing

Adam Dupree (left) & Madden McLendon; Electrical

Agustin Pompa-Correa, 2nd Place (left) & Robert Jackson; Masonry

William Atkins, 1st Place (left) & CW Walker; Carpentry

In addition to earning the medals listed above Mary Persons scored more total points than any of the other schools and took home the 2016 Region Cup trophy.

Thanks to all of the CHAMPs who spent so much time in preparation for the event!
Tri-M News

Tri-M spreads more holiday cheer!

Sports News
Soccer News
Mandatory Girls Soccer Meeting
Thursday, January 5th
Room 226
Tennis News
Tennis Tryouts
Boys January 17th and 18th
Girls January 19th and 20th 

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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