Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Winter Break
February 17-20
March 14, 2017
The MP Chorus is in need of chaperones to accompany them to Warner Robins on Tuesday, March 14 for LGPE (Large Group Performance Evaluation). Participants will be loading one of 4 buses at 7:50 a.m. and returning at various times throughout the day: 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Chaperones must be BOE approved. If you are available to serve as a chaperone, please contact Mr. Hernandez ASAP,

Congratulations to Our CHAMPs of the Month

Congratulations to Carnece Hardy (Freshman) and Diana Tafolla (Upperclassman) who were chosen as MP CHAMPs of the Month.

Choosing the Best
Cliff Baskerville, Vice President of Choosing the Bestrecently 
spoke with 11th grade students about making wise choices.
CHAMP Readers
In Mrs. Huff's Reading class, students are working hard and improving in their reading. Every two weeks these students compete with each other on their behavior and academic progress.  The student with the highest points during the two weeks  wins a gift card of their choice.  These have been the winners so far : Round  1. Nakiah Wilson , 2. Sherriod Jordan  3. Nakiah Wilson and John Clance tied.
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.

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. 

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. 
Counselors News
Zumba Spring Fling
Please plan to join us for Zumba Spring Fling which will be April 28 at 7:00 p.m. Cost to participate is $25 per person. MPHS students with a school ID can participate for $15.00. Proceeds from this event assist students with basic needs such as food, clothing, hygiene items, school supplies, prom attire, graduation supplies, etc. In lieu of attending the Zumba Spring Fling, donations can be made payable to MPHS.  

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: Are YOU on the board?
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.
Attention Seniors
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.
February is Financial Aid Awareness Month
Please remember ALL students planning to attend a post-secondary institution MUST complete the FAFSA form.

Please go to to complete your application.
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
Drama News
Nine students attended the Georgia State Thespian Conference at Columbus State University on February 9-11th where they had the opportunity to visit with college representatives, watch award winning one act plays, and take Master class workshops in a variety of areas: acting, stage combat, wig artistry, dance, stage movement, audition techniques, song interpretation, and college selection.  

Clubs & Organizations News
Best Buddies News
On Wednesday, February 8th Best Buddies members had a painting social. Mrs. Trevitt guided members step by step in creating a confetti-like design with the caption, "Throw Kindness Like Confetti!" The works of art will be on display in the commons area.

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.

FCA members discussed being a "lukewarm" Christian and what we need to think about in our lives that might be hindering our relationship 
with Christ and what we can do to work on those things. 
Gabe Medlin was last week's speaker.
FFA News
The FFA Floriculture Team recently placed fourth in the State FFA Floriculture Career Development Event.  The event was held at Fort Valley State in Fort Valley on February 4th.

Team members Audrey Barr, Kayley Dale, Anna Hightower, and Allison white became eligible to compete at the state event after winning the Area three Floriculture Career Development Event December 3rd at Fort Valley State in Fort Valley. 

The team members identified floriculture and bedding plant materials and identified ways to treat unhealthy plants due to pests, nutritional, mechanical or chemical injuries.   

FFA is a national organization of over 600,000 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.  FFA is an integral part of the agricultural education program in public schools.  The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Bill Waldrep is Mary Persons High School's FFA advisor.  The Floriculture Career Development Event is sponsored by the Georgia FFA Foundation.

Floriculture Team
Kayley Dale, Audrey Barr, Allison White, & Anna Hightower
The Cadets have been conducting their service learning project which is mandatory for Army JROTC programs. Service learning has many requirements but three main parts. Cadets are required to conduct orientation and training, meaningful service, and structured reflection. Orientation and training was conducted from 30 Jan - 07 Feb 2017 in the conference room at the Monroe County Education Center (MCEC). Meaningful service was conducted on 08 Feb 2017 at KB Sutton Elementary. Structured reflection was conducted in the classroom from 09-10 Feb 2017.

Sports News
Soccer News

Congratulations to the Lady Dogs Varsity soccer in their 7-0 shutout against Jackson last Friday night. Kennedy Finch and Sulli Giles had one assist, Rachel Adams and Chloe Goss had one goal each. Emily Barnes had three assists. Freshman, Taylor Buffington, had one assist and two goals. Freshman, Abby Davis, was the leading scorer with one assist and three goals.
Spring Schedules
Media Center Message
Valentine's Day Make & Take
Our Media Center recently hosted its first MakerSpace event. 
Students were provided with the opportunity to stop by to 
make a Valentine for someone special.
Never a Dull Moment in our 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 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.
*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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