Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
State School Superintendent Woods 
Names 2017 AP Honor Schools. 
Mary Persons High School is one of 128 schools in Georgia named as an AP STEM Achievement School, and 1 of 204 schools named as an AP STEM School

AP STEM Schools are schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science A). 

AP STEM Achievement Schools are are schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses and at least 40 percent of exam scores on AP math and science exams earning scores of 3 or higher.
Credit Recovery
We will be offering a final 8 week session of credit recovery this semester.  The session will begin March 13th and will run until May 13th. Registered students are required to attend Monday - Thursday from 3:15-5:15 or Saturday from 8-12 until course work is complete or the session ends.  Cost is $50 per 1/2 unit.  

Registration forms can be picked up 
in the Guidance office or you can click here.
Chemistry Students Experiment with Molecules
Chemistry students in Ms. Sumner's class enjoyed warm weather 
as they determined the number of molecules in their signature. 
Students "tagged" the front walk with chalk and were able to convert 
the mass of chalk they had used to moles and to molecules.  
ELA Students Perform Scenes 
from Romeo & Juliet
Ms. Boyt's 9th ELA class is reading and performing Romeo and Juliet. Students performed the opening fight scene between the Montagues and the Capulets, the masquerade scene where Romeo and Juliet meet, and the famous balcony scene. During this unit, the class is divided into Montague and Capulet houses and they earn points for their team by answering questions and participating in class discussions. The house with the most points at the end of the unit will earn bonus points on their final test. 
Georgia Power Donates to Energy Pathway
Georgia Power was kind enough to donate $1,000.00 to the Energy Pathway at Mary Persons High School.  We would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to Georgia Power for their generosity. In the photo are Ms. Colwell (Director of Assessment, CTAE, & Federal Programs), Mr. Meacham 
(Energy Pathway Instructor), Mrs. Robinson (Georgia Power Representative), & Dr. Finch (Principal of MPHS).
Please consider donating your long & short formal dresses of all sizes 
for the Mary Persons & Monroe County event!  
This will benefit our students in need of Prom dresses! 
We are collecting shoes, purses, jewelry, and dresses. 
Also, we are seeking donations & scholarships! 
Dropoff Locations: 
Connie Ham Realty, Forsyth United Methodist Church, 
West Mane Salon, Southern Smiles, & the MPHS Front Office.
Choosing the Best
Jonathan Adams, District Attorney of the Towaliga Judicial Circuit, recently spoke with 11th grade students about dating violence, sexting, domestic violence, and sex trafficking.
Attention Sophomores & Seniors
The Jostens Representative was here last week to inform sophomores about ordering class rings. They will be on our campus on Wednesday, March 1st, during lunch and after school until 5:30 in the Commons Area. Students may visit to design their rings. They should bring their design or completed order form, along with their $90 or $50 down payment. The $90 down payment includes $50 deposit their ring and a $40 Spirit Pack.

Attention Class of 2017: Senior supplies will be delivered on March 15th. Jostens will be accepting payments on your graduation orders Wednesday, March 1st, during lunch and after school until 5:30 in the Commons Area. Cash and Money Orders will be accepted. Pleas call the Jostens office to pay by credit or debit card. No checks will be accepted at this time for senior supplies.
Empescope News
Don't miss out on getting a 2017 yearbook for $70.  Go to  to place your order.

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,
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.

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
Chorus News

Last week MP had 6 students who traveled to Athens to sing in the 2017 All-State Chorus. The students who participated were Sunny DeVane, Sydney Everett, Jackson Harvey, Stephanie Nix, Naomi Sanders, and Beau Watson. They were accompanied by Mr. Charles Hernandez, their instructor.

Clubs & Organizations News
Academic Team News

The MPHS Academic Team traveled to Middle Georgia State University to compete in the 30th installment of the MGSU Academic Bowl Tournament on Friday, February 24. Our varsity team ended up tied for 3rd after a day of hard competition. Members of the MP Academic Team that competed include Cole Myers, Madeline Copeland, Austin Davis, Torri Harris, Lori Smith, Katherine Samuelson, Henri Marlow, Audrey Parrott, and Anastasia Miller. Congratulations on a job well done!

Best Buddies News

Wednesday, March 1 is the global Spread the Word to End the Word  campaign. Best Buddies encourages all of Mary Persons to participate by signing the pledge banner to stop the derogatory use of the R-word, retarded, during their lunch. Freshman can sign the banner today, Wednesday, March 1st during their lunch on the Freshman Campus and students on the Main Campus can sign the banner on Thursday, March 2nd during their lunch.

To learn more check out, @endtheword on Twitter,, and

On Friday, March 3 Best Buddies will host the 3rd annual schoolwide Respect Rally to promote respect for all people, particularly people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Beta News

Beta Induction Ceremony
March 9, 2017 @6:30 p.m.
BOE Auditorium

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.
Twelve HOSA members worked at the Health Fair this past weekend conducting CPR, Stop the Bleed and Teen Driving.  We partnered with Navicent Trauma and the Monroe County Sheriff's Department, as well as the EMS to host Teens in the Driver's Seat

Sports News
Soccer News

MP Boys Soccer defeats Mount de Sales
The Mary Persons boys soccer team traveled to Mount de Sales on Friday and returned with a 3-2 victory. The Bulldogs fell behind 1-0 early, but after regrouping at halftime they responded with three second half goals to earn the victory. The game winner came with just under seven minutes remaining when senior captain Shane King blasted home a shot from well outside the penalty box. Striker Zane Holliman had two goals prior to that one in the half, his second one assisted by junior Dawson Daniel after an impressive dribbling effort down the left wing. Defensively, the Bulldogs were led by seniors William Stevick and James Davis. The duo anchored the back line for MP in the second half and helped limit the Cavaliers to just two shots on goal in the game. The Bulldogs begin region play this week with games against West Laurens and a trip to rival Upson-Lee on Friday.
Spring Schedules
Tennis News

The MP Tennis Team had their first two matches on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Both the boys and girls teams emerged victorious against Northside and Tattnall Square. 

On Wednesday against Northside, the boys team won 3-2, with Preston Wilson winning at #3 Singles, the team of Jordan Carr/Seth Smith winning at #1 doubles, and Micah Wilson/Caleb Wilson winning at #2 doubles with a forfeit. For the girls, they won 5-0 with Anna Wilks at #1 Singles, Abby Rigole at #2 Singles, Caroline Pierotti at #3 Singles, the team of Cadi Seitz/Megan Beall at #1 Doubles, and Madeline Copeland/Allyssah Mullis at #2 Doubles. 

On Thursday against Tattnall Square, the boys team won 5-0, with Chris Swars at #1 Singles, Liam Spence at #2 Singles, Jay Alford at #3 Singles, the team of Jordan Carr/Seth Smith at #1 Doubles, and Micah Wilson/Caleb Wilson at #2 Doubles. The girls won 3-2, with victories coming from Anna Wilks at #1 Singles, Caroline Pierotti at #3 Singles, and the team of Madeline Copeland/Stephanie Pierotti at #2 Doubles. 

Both teams are 2-0. Our next matches will be Monday at Jones County and Tuesday at home against Howard for our first region match. Come out and support the tennis team! 

Track News

2017 Boys Track Team
Front Row: Jamar Fagan, Ty Brown,Agustin Pompa, Josh Hawkins
2nd Row: DeAndrek Alford, Rashad Hugley,Nick Joseph, Myles Johnson, Austin Cookman, Nathan Hancock, Quen Wilson, Jatori Siims
3rd Row: Tay Jarrell, T.J. Williams Caleb Lewis, Lawson Weldon, DeKendre Alford, Ryan Smith, Jamori Jackson, Ty Danielly, JaQuan Davis
Missing; Malik Davis and Kendrell Watts
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.
*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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