Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Report Cards* - January 11, 2018
MLK Holiday - January 15, 2018 
Congratulations Mr. Mark A. Smith
2017 - 2018 MP Teacher of the Year
CHAMP Rewards
Big Ticket Lotto Winner:  Calen Knight is the lucky winner! 
There were 181 students who were eligible to be entered into the drawing.
To be eligible students must have zero tardies, zero referrals, 
zero absences,  AND also be passing 7 out of 7 classes.
Econ Students Participate in Class Auction

Mrs. Peacock's 4th period Econ class participated in a auction with students 
having the option to buy $10 gift cards, a Corkcicle cup, bath bombs, coupons, and fun toys. They used the money they make throughout the school year 
from their classroom jobs to make their purchases! 
Credit Recovery

There will be two sessions of Credit Recovery;  January 22 - March 17  and  March 12 - May 12 .  We will offer after-school and Saturday School options. 


MP Profile
Meet Natalie Estes. She is married to Aaron and they have two children, Mercer (4) and Rayleigh (1). She is in her 12th year of teaching Honors Biology at MP. To her, the best part about her job is "getting to know students and seeing them grow and succeed." In her spare time she enjoys reading, baking, and gardening. If she did not have to sleep, she would spend the extra time with her kids.  When people come to her for help, they usually need advice or some form of volunteer work. Her parents and her sister, Jessica, have influenced her life the most. Missing her dad, and concern about our country's current state keep her up at night. She encourages everyone to "always tell your loved ones that you love them because you never know if it's the last time you will see them." 
PROM INFORMATION

This year's Prom will be held on Saturday, April 21st from 8:00 p.m. to midnight at the Macon City Auditorium. See page 58 in the MP Student Handbook for eligibility details.

Date Approval Forms are due no later than Friday, March 30th.

Prom Ticket Sale Information
January 22 - January 31 $55 for MP Jr or unpaid Sr; $25 guest
Month of February $60 for MP Jr or unpaid Sr; $30 guest
March 1- March 30 $70 for MP Jr or unpaid Sr; $40 guest
*The "guest" fee applies to Freshmen, Sophomores, or non MP students. Date Approval Forms are ONLY NEEDED for non-MP guests.

Prom dues and guest fees are due no later than March 30th. 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.
Yearbook News
Yearbooks are now $70. 
See Mrs. May to place your order, or go to jostensyearbooks.com.
Counselors News
Bulldog Blessings
Are you interested in supporting Bulldog Blessings, or want to learn more about how our counselors support MP students who are in need? Click here to visit their new Google Site.
 

Adopt-A-Senior 2018 is a new program sponsored by the Bulldog Blessings.

Senior year is expensive, and we're asking our local organizations, groups and citizens to chip in and adopt some of our seniors who are in need of support. Our goal is that ALL MP Grads experience the full memory of their senior year and don't have to skip out on any activities due to cost. 

Click here to learn more about the Adopt-A-Senior 2018 program.
 You can request more information as well as signup online to help support this worthy cause.
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 is now open.  
Fine Arts News
Chorus News
Tri-M Members sang as the opening act for The Ten Tenors Holiday Concert in December. They were also involved in a master class to meet and greet the world renowned group. The Ten Tenors sang for the group and answered a myriad of students' questions. We were also able to sing for them.

Clubs & Organizations News
Best Buddies News
Next Meeting -  January 16th at 3:10  in the Media Center. Have you ever considered how disability affects daily life from a parents' perspective? We'll have a Parent Panel of individuals who have a child with a disability answering questions and discussing what life has been like for them and their child. Interested in being a volunteer at this year's Night to Shine event? Ashley Blann will be there to give information about how to get signed up!
FBLA News
Blizzards will be sold  Thursday  after school. $2 each.

Region Competition is  Monday, January 22. Good Luck to all of our competitors!

Next meeting will be held 
January 24 at 3:15  in Room 227.
TSA News
TSA state competition sign ups are happening NOW! TSA Members or those interested should click here to view our google site for details. 

Meat sticks are back! Swing by the Tech Lab to purchase ALL flavors for only $1 each! 

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
Basketball News

Golf News
There will be an informational meeting for all students
interested in playing golf on Thursday, January 11th at 3:15  in the Media Center. Make plans to attend if you are interested in playing golf this year.
Tennis News
Tryouts for Girls Tennis
will be Wednesday, January 10th, starting at 3:30 at the Tennis Courts.
Wrestling News

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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