Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Monroe County Board of Education approves 
the 2017-2018 School Calendar
Student Council Sells T-shirts
Student Council will be selling t-shirts until January 27th. 
Order forms can be obtained in the main campus or Freshman 
campus, or from a student council member, or you may click 
on the link below to print one. Forms should be turned in to 
Mrs. Christie Johnston or Mrs. Amanda Hightower on the Main Campus, 
or Ms. Ashleigh Hightower on the Freshman Campus.  

Order forms and money are due by January 27th.
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
Don't miss out on getting a 2017 yearbook for $70.  Go to  to place your order.
2017 Prom Information
Prom will be held on Saturday, April 15th, 2017, at the Macon City Auditorium. Eligibility to attend prom can be found on page 58 of the student handbook. Dates from the middle school or over the age of 20 years old will not be allowed. A freshman and sophomore may attend if accompanied by a junior or senior date. If a student's date DOES NOT attend Mary Persons, that student must first secure administrative approval by submitting a "Date Approval Form" located in the front office. 

Prom Tickets will go on sale Monday, January 30
The cost schedule:
Jan. 30th - Feb. 3rd$55 for MP Juniors or unpaid Seniors; $25 for guest
Feb 6th - Feb 28th
$60 for a Mary Persons Junior or unpaid Senior; $30 guest
March 1st - March 24th
$70 for a Mary Persons Junior or unpaid Senior; $40 guest
**The "date" fee applies to Freshmen, Sophomores, and non-MP students.   However, date approval forms are ONLY NEEDED for non-MP guests.
These are due no later than Friday, March 24th.

Anyone with an incomplete balance will not be admitted into prom. Tickets can be purchased from Ms. Metcalf in room 504 AFTER school. Refunds WILL NOT be made. Keep all receipts as proof of payment. 
Mark Your Calendar: 
Third Annual MCACFit to AchieveRun March 2017
The Monroe County Achievement Center is hosting its 3rd Annual "Fit to Achieve" 5K Run on March 25, 2017.  The race is promoting a healthy lifestyle by
encouraging everyone to exercise and make healthy food choices.  The race is 
a 5K course beginning and ending at the Monroe County Achievement Center.
All proceeds benefit the students of the Monroe County Achievement Center 
by assisting in purchasing technology supplies and other educational needs 
to support our students. For more information, please contact Dr. Margie Campbell at or Grady Caldwell at 478-994-7072 or at
Counselors News
Need Extra Help with a Class?
Move On When Ready/AP Information Night
If you are interested in participating in finding out more about the Move On When Ready program, please plan to attend our information session on Tuesday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m. Our college partners will be here to provide first hand information about the criteria and available opportunities. Additionally, AP teachers will be available to answer questions addressing the benefits of taking AP courses offered at MPHS. The session will be held in the cafeteria. 

Juniors who are are thinking about participating with MOWR this summer or next school year MUST take the SAT or ACT. 970 on SAT (Math & Verbal Only) or 20 composite score on ACT. All MOWR students must have a 3.0 GPA (core classes only) and a minimum test score of 970 on SAT (Math & Verbal Only) or 20 composite score on ACT.  Juniors are eligible for free waivers! Please see your counselor in order to get a waiver.
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 Seniors
Senior Acceptance Bulletin Board: If you have been accepted to a college, please bring a copy of the acceptance letter or email your counselor so they can include your pictures on the college acceptance bulletin board. We will begin posting pictures within the next week. 

Seniors that have participated in MOWR (including core college classes and 3rd year healthcare classes) during any year of high school will need to make sure that their college transcript, in addition to their high school transcript, is sent to the college that they will be attending. College admissions and registration will be placed on hold until the college receives both transcripts.  Links to request college transcripts are listed below.
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.
The deadline to register for AP exams is March 3, 2017.  Please see Ms. Burston or your AP teacher to register.  
Fine Arts News
Band News
Congratulating to the following 11 students for making district honor band and 3 students for making the All-State Band. 

District Honor Band
Jeffery Dunbar
Caleb Houser
Myles Johnson
Taylor Jordan
Nick McGouirk
Rilyn McKallip
GraceAnne Pixley
Zach Potts
Laurel Sparks
Addie Sparks
Kadaysia Wallace

All-State Band
Rilyn McKallip
Zach Potts
Laurel Sparks
Chorus News
Twenty-two of our Chorus students performed in GMEA District Honor Choir along with students from other schools within the middle GA area. Their director was Dr. Shannon Jeffreys from Georgia Southern University. 
Click here to access the press release.

Soprano 1
Natalie Pippin
Zoe Potts
Stephane Nix

Soprano 2
Morgan Lawson
Anastasia Miller
Sydney Everett

Alto 1
Kennedy Finch
Isabelle Williams

Alto 2
Haley Thompson
Leia Williams
Sunny DeVane
Naomi Sanders
Tenor 1
Richard Smith

Tenor 2
Tim Clements
Liam Spence
Jared Williams
Jackson Harvey
Beau Watson

Bass 1
Jess Rodriquez
Charles Dean
Pierce Tapley

Bass 2
Michael Shannon
Club News
Best Buddies News

Best Buddies will meet Wednesday, 1-25-17 in the Media Center at 3:10

We will be discussing plans for the Respect Rally.
Beta Club News
Fourteen Beta members recently attended the Georgia State Beta Club Convention in Savannah. Maiah Wiley placed 3rd in the Social Studies Competition. Those attending were Mollee Ayers, Autumn Grier, Aiden Hichkad, Jason Hickman, Jomari Jackson, Nick McGouirk, Cole Myers, Audrey Parrott, Jaylen Prescott, Madolyn Rowland, Cayton Sink, Lori Smith, Grace Stoerkel, and Maiah Wiley. These students were accompanied by Beta Club sponsors, Lauri English and Martin Magda. 
Maiah Wiley - 3rd Place Social Studies

MP Beta Club Convention Attendees

*Officer Meeting - January 30

*FBLA Club Meetings - February 1

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 morning!
Join us in the 
Media Center at 7:30.
TSA News
There will be a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, January 25th, after school.  Make plans to attend. If you are considering joining TSA, this would be a great time to come as well.  The meeting will be in the Tech Lab, room 220, behind the band room.

TSA State Competition is right around the corner, March 9-11th. If you are interested in signing up for a competition or joining TSA, please visit the Google Docs Sign Up Sheet. Email Mrs. Barfield with questions or for more information: 
Sports News
Winter Sports Schedules

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 the computers at school.  eBooks may be downloaded to your device.

*Please see Mrs. English if you need assistance.
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.
*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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