Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Fall Break
October 9-13, 2017

Homecoming Week
October 16-20, 2017

Homecoming Dress Up Days


Homecoming Parade
Thursday, October 19th @5:00 p.m.
Homecoming Game
Friday, October 20th @7:30 p.m.
Homecoming Dance
Saturday, October 21st, 8:00-11:00 p.m.
BOE Approves Make-Up Days

The Monroe County Board of Education has approved two of the make-up days. Students must not report to school on November 20th and 21st.

Congratulations Mrs. Little
September Teacher of the Month
MP Profile
Meet Jennifer Hogan. She is married to Doug and they have 3 children (Sarah, Caleb, & Gabe) and 2 grandaughters (Charlotte & Raegan). Mrs. Hogan teaches 11th & 12th grade English, and she is in her 17th year at MP. When asked what she likes most about her job, she said "Teenagers make every day an adventure. I enjoy seeing students connect with stories we read." Her hobbies include running, reading, working outdoors, traveling, and going to concerts with Doug. If she could travel back in time she would like to go to the year 1969 so she could go to Woodstock, and be able to see Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Crosby, Stills & Nash.  She said that would have been "worth the rain (and everything else)". If she did not have to sleep, she would spend more time with her children. She does not get to see her oldest two as often as she would like. When people come to her for help, they usually need help with their writing and for proofreading things. Her mother has influenced her life the most and helped to make her who she is today. She said she gets her even temper from her mom. Her dog (literally) keeps her up at night. Mrs. Hogan had the opportunity to meet Johnny Cash when she was 11 years old. "He was filming in Monticello and I asked for his autograph. He stopped what he was doing, gave me his attention, and was the most humble and kind man. I am a lifelong fan because of that encounter."  Her great grandparents were Irish immigrants and she visited the county they were from. "Trip of a lifetime!"

Access Mixed Bag Fundraiser

The Access Department at MP is doing a Mixed Bag Designs catalog fundraiser. Students will use the proceeds  to buy groceries for cooking instruction, go see 
a play at the Rose Theatre, host a Holiday social for their families, and to go 
to Prom!
Available items include tote bags, purses, and home & garden items. Mixed Bag products are afforable, attractive, and durable!

Orders can be placed with any student or staff member for the MP Access Department or you can order online at MixedBag using the code 242287  at checkout. Orders are due October 27. Checks should be made payable to MPHS.
Healthcare Students Learn  about 
Career Opportunities

Members of the Georgia Army National Guard  (SSG Cockrell, SPC Zuheiri, PFC Phagan) came out to educate the students on how to be a 68W - Army Healthcare Specialist / Army Medic and the benefits of serving in the Guard.  
JROTC In Action
Cadets had a great time competing this past weekend at Creekside High School.
Geometry Students Use Sand to Learn Concepts
Geometry students developing the concepts of surface area and volume 
with some magnetic sand.
Access Department Thanks Coach Carey

The Access Department sends thanks to Coach Carey for once again reaching out to our students by giving Cody and Jackson MP Baseball hats to wear in their physical education class.
Attention Seniors
Jostens will be here on October 4th, during lunch in the Commons Area  to take Announcement, Cap & Gown, and Class Ring orders and payments.
Attention Juniors
If you have not picked up your class ring,  Jostens will be here on October 4th to collect payments and make deliveries.
Bowling: Family Night Fun!
Have questions? Contact christina.barfield@mcschools.org .
Broadcast Class Streams Home Games
Can't make it to Dan Pitts Stadium to watch the game? You have the option of watching it from the comfort of your home thanks to the MP broadcast class! A one month subscription is only $10. All proceeds help the Broadcast class purchase equipment to stay up to date. 
A link is posted on the MP website on the Friday of each home game.
Yearbook News
Get your yearbook NOW!  The cost is $60 until   October 6th

Senior Recognition Ads are on sale now. The last day to purchase a senior ad in the yearbook is November 3rd.  Spaces are limited, first come, first served. 

Please give all payments to Mrs. May in room 206.
Please see Mrs. May to pay and reserve your spot. 
Counselors News
MOWR Information Night
Move On When Ready Information Night : The MPHS counseling department will host an information session for students interested in participating in Move On When Ready on  Tuesday, October 24th at 6:30  in the Fine Arts Building. This meeting will be required for ALL NEW MOWR participants.  There will be a short presentation followed by a time where students/parents can meet with college admissions representatives. 
ASVAB Administration
Students who wish to join the military will need to take the ASVAB. The ASVAB will be given at MP on  November 9th A Google Doc will be sent to student's school email accounts.  Please  register by October 31st. Students must register using their school email accounts. All branches of the military require this test.
PSAT Administration
All 10th grade students, registered 9th grade students, and registered 11th grade students will participate in the PSAT administration on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.  Students will be allowed to use a basic, scientific, or graphing calculator on the math portion of the test.  Students should plan to bring their own calculator as there will be a limited supply of school-owned  calculators available.  Please contact your child's counselor if you have questions.   

Driving Skills for Life
On October 21 & 22, in partnership with the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the Driving Skills for Life program will be at the Atlanta Motor Speedway offering t he FREE training program that will focus on equipping teens with new skills in key areas that they tend to lack: hazard recognition, vehicle handling, space and speed management, and distracted and impaired driving. 
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.  



ACT & SAT Information
Students who are planning to attend a four year college, must take the SAT or ACT and obtain qualifying score.  Mary Persons  is a testing site for BOTH tests. We are able to provide waivers only to juniors or seniors who participate in the free/reduced lunch program. Eligible students can see their counselor or Mrs. Miller to receive fee waivers.

SAT Registration: Go to www.collegeboard.org to register for the SAT. You must have a waiver code or credit/debit card to register. Cost without a waiver is $46.00 (no writing) or $60.00 with writing.

ACT Registration: Go to www.actstudent.org to register for the ACT. You must have a waiver code or credit/debit card to register. Cost without a waiver is $42.50 (no writing) or $58.50 with writing.

Attention Seniors
The FAFSA┬« is the application that students must complete to apply for federal student aid, which can be used to attend an eligible college or career school. Federal student aid includes Federal Pell Grants, federal student loans, and work-study opportunities. In addition to determining eligibility for federal student aid, many states, private organizations, colleges, and career schools rely on information from the FAFSA to determine eligibility for nonfederal sources of aid. 

ALL students must complete this form regardless of parent income.  The 2018 FAFSA application will become available  October 1st .  
MP Cinch Bags Fundraiser

The counseling department is selling MP Cinch Bags for $10 as a fundraiser for our Bulldog Blessings fund. All of the proceeds will go directly to our neediest students allowing us to purchase school supplies, toiletries, blankets, coats, technical college application fees, special school events, etc. 
Creations by CHAMP can add a name for an additional $5.00.
Fine Arts News
Art News

Students in one of Mrs. Trevitt's art classes recently created inspirational calligraphy paintings.


Art I students recently created modern cave paintings after studying Prehistoric Art from the Lascaux caves.

Band News

Congratulations to the Bulldog Brigade for their overall superior ratings 
as well as 2nd in class AA Drum Majors, Percussion, Auxiliary, 
overall Band,  and the Spirit Award.  Great Job Band!
Chorus News

MP Chorus Fall Concert - Monday night
Monroe County Fine Arts Center News

Clubs & Organizations News
Academic Team News   
GATA Fall South tournament at MP today. We raised $500 for the team and took home a third place trophy in the Novice division!
Beta Club News   
The State Beta Club Convention - January 25 & 26, 2018 - in Savannah
  • Cost $125
  • $75 Deposit - due Tuesday, October 17th
  • $50 Balance - due Thursday, November 16th
The next Beta Meeting will be Monday, October 2nd at 3:10 in the Media Center.
FBLA News   
Members planning to attend Fall Leadership Conference  November 15-16  need to have their $50 registration fee paid by October 6 .

Blizzards are back! Every Thursday immediately after school in Room 227. $2 each


Next Meeting - October 25 in Room 227
FCA News   

FCA will meet in the Gym 
Friday mornings @7:20! 
All are invited!!
Amariah Boyer, Kennesaw State University volleyball player, was the guest speaker at last week's FCA meeting.  Join us this week!
HOSA News   

Come join us for our member meeting on October 4th @ 3:05.

REMEMBER -  Fall Rally is next Friday! For more information see an officer. 

TSA News
TSA (Technology Student Association) will once again be selling Country Meats for only $1. They have EVERY flavor in stock! Swing by the Tech Lab, room 220, to get yours! Follow the American flag!


Recycling for Cash

Send items in to the Tech Lab, room 220 at MP Main Campus, or call  (478) 994-2812, ext. 5039  if you have any questions or need more details. Thank you for supporting Technology Student Association and keeping out earth green! Contact Christina Barfield (christina.barfield@mcschools.org)
Sports News
Bulldog Pride Yard Signs

Our Engineering & Energy classes are offering Bulldog Pride Yard Signs! 

Please contact Mrs. Barfield if you have any questions.

Softball Fan Wear is also available for purchase.
Cheerleader News

A nother win for our Competition Cheerleading Squad! The team placed 1st at their competition this past weekend! Congratulations ladies! Keep it up!!

Cross Country News
The Cross Country competed this past  Saturday  at the Rock Ranch Invitational.  The boys places 10th out of 19 schools.  Justin Wachtel broke the meet record by running a time of  16:15 .  The previous course record was  16:48 .  Also scoring for the boys team was Logan O'Neil and Conner Battles.  The Lady dogs cross country team placed 5th out of 16 schools.  Ava McKallip placed 9th out of 115 girls.  She ran a time of 22 minutes.  Following close behind her was Lauren Hamm and Sarah Boyer. 
The Cross Country team will be competing at the Braves Invitation hosted by Baldwin High School on  Saturday, October 7th

Football News


Softball News

The Lady Bulldogs beat Perry 17-12. Lori Smith hit a grand slam and Aleah Hayman his a 2 run homer. MP worked together as a team to get the victory. 


Volleyball News

Wrestling News

There will be a meeting for 
anyone  interested in Wrestling 
THIS Thursday, October 5th 
in Coach Adams' room #117. 
See Coach Adams is you 
are NOT able to attend.
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.
*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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