Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Monroe County Board of Education approves 
the 2017-2018 School Calendar
Winter Break
February 17-20
Parent/Teacher Conferences

February 9, 2017

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Please contact the front office to make an appointment.
180 Degree Award Winner
Congratulations to Ethan Davidson!!  He turned his academics 
and behavior around - a full 180 degrees during Fall Semester. 
Congratulations Ms. McKallip!!
January Teacher of the Month
MPTV - Latest Episode

Shirt Fundraiser for Access Program
The Access Program is selling 3E Love Mary Persons Bulldog shirts to support program activities. 3E Love is a company that was started and is still run by persons with disabilities. By supporting this shirt fundraiser you support Mary Persons High School Access and jobs for people with disabilities. We hope you will consider supporting our fundraiser. Please send order forms & checks made payable to Mary Persons High School to Mrs. Chafin, Mrs. Holloway, or Mrs. Dyke. The deadline to order is February 24th.

Students Earn Entrepreneurship 
& Small Business Certification
Recently, several business students were given the opportunity to take a certification test in Entrepreneurship and Small Business. Eight of the students gained certification in this area from Certiport, the same company that issues Microsoft Certifications. Congratulations to the following students.

Drake Navarro, Walter Pompa, Sara Harvil, & Caleb Lewis

Madeline Copeland, Jared Cox, Hunter Martin, & Tyler Evans
Choosing the Best
Each day this past week we had Choosing the Best speakers speak with our Senior English classes.  The speakers included George & Denise Emami, Sol & Janice Greear, Jeff Giddens, Greg & Michelle Head, and Chelsia Ogletree. Thanks to all of the speakers for taking their valuable time to spend the day at MP, and to Mrs. Movene Futch and Mrs. Noelle Kahaian for coordinating the speakers for the week. 
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?
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
Art News

Vis. Arts/Comp. II students researched a mask from a culture of 
their choice. They had to find out where the cultural mask originated geographically as well as its purpose, such as for ceremonies or 
celebrations, and the materials it was made from.  Then they planned for 
and created their own mask sculpture inspired by their research.  The masks were made using paper mache, acrylic paint, and other assorted objects.

Vis. Arts/Comp. I students studied human figure representation in Ancient Egyptian art, then created their own portraits inspired by Ancient Egypt using paper batik method.  The artwork was planned, painted in some areas with acrylic paint, and covered with a layer of black ink.  The ink was then rinsed off to reveal the 'aged' design, similar to what one might see on the walls inside the burial tombs of the Pharohs.  
Chorus News

All-State Reading Chorus: Congratulations to Jeffrey Dunbar. He represented Mary Persons at the All-State Reading Chorus as 1 of 52 high schools represented. Dr. Paul Neal of Berry College was this years director. 
Club News
Academic Team News

Our Academic Team traveled to Ola High School in McDonough, Georgia, on Saturday, January 28, to participate in the Georgia Academic Team Association Winter South Tournament. The Varsity team finished 12th out of 24 teams and the JV team finished 10th out of 16. Members of the varsity team included [front row, l-r] Patrick Remick, Torri Harris, Madeline Copeland, [back row, l-r] Austin Davis, and Seth Smith. JV team members included Katherine Samuelson [front row, far right] and [not pictured] Henri Marlow. Our next tournament is scheduled for Friday, February 24, at Middle Georgia State University. Congratulations on a job well done!

*FBLA Club Meetings - February 1

Dairy Queen Blizzard Sale

Every Thursday! 
Mini Blizzards will be sold for $2 each in room 227 after school.

FBLA recently went to Jasper County High School to defend their region championship. After all competitions were announced, they were named the Region 12 Sweepstakes Champion for the 3rd year in a row! Next up for these students are the state competitions to be held March 12-14 in Athens.
FCA News

FCA meets every 
Friday morning!
Join us in the 
Media Center at 7:30.

Brian Moore, pastor of New Providence, was our speaker this past Friday morning.  Please join us this week!

HOSA members will be selling Valentine's Day Grams.  See Ms. Christian or any HOSA member to place your order. Orders may be placed until February 10th.

Please see the choices below.

Also Available - Heart message cookies: $2.00
Sports News
Winter Schedules
Spring 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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