Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Early Release Due to Eclipse
Monday, August 21, 2017

The deadline for turning in Homeroom forms is Thursday, August 10th. Parents are reminded to sign the Google Forms located on the last page of the handbook. The handbook is also available on our website. If you do not have a way to access the handbook and Google Forms electronically, stop by the office for paper copies. 

Ireland, Scotland, & England

There are a few spots open on our school's trip to Ireland, Scotland and England next summer, in mid June. We will be exploring the diverse landscape and rich culture of the beautiful British Isles.
 
Students will explore the cities of Dublin, Derry, Belfast, Edinburgh and London. From seeing the Book of Kells, visiting the Titanic Museum, seeing the historical city of Edinburgh and Scotland's country side, to visiting Big Ben and Buckingham palace,  this will be a once in a life time experience.

To enroll, you will need a link to our group's Tour Website and pay the $95 enrollment fee. The final enrollment deadline for this tour is  August 31st 2017.  Email Mrs. Calhoun (kristy.calhoun@mcschools.org) for more information.
Attention Class of 2018
Seniors who are interested in being on Senior Executive Council should request and application by emailing Mrs. Little. Applications are due by Monday, August 14th.  

Email  susan.little@mcschools.org for an application.
Attention Class of 2019
Pick up your symbol of success!  Class Ring delivery is Friday, August 11th during lunch in the Commons Area. Please pay any remaining balances online at www.jostens.com or by calling the Jostens office with a debit or credit card by noon on Thursday, August 10th. You may also pay with exact cash or a money order at delivery. No checks will be accepted.

Interested in being on the Prom Committee
If you are interested in being on the Prom Committee, please see Ms. Metcalf in Room 204 for an application. 
Attention Class of 2020
Sophomore Rookie
If you are interested in being a Sophomore Rookie to help with Prom this year, please see Ms. Metcalf in Room 204 for an application. 
Are YOU Interested in 
Being on the Homecoming Court?

If you would like to represent your grade on the Homecoming Court this year, please complete the Homecoming Representative Google Form by Monday, August 14th. The criteria for being on the court is listed on the form. 

Voting will take place via Google Form  during 
English classes on August 15th.

Homecoming Dance Tickets
Homecoming Dance Tickets will be available for purchase August 28th - September 13th in Room 116. Tickets are $6 each, or $5 with the donation of a canned good. Date approval forms are due by September 8th and can be found in the Front Office. 
Forsyth-Monroe County Boys & Girls Club - Coming Soon!

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia is excited to announce that we will be opening our Forsyth-Monroe Count Unit very soon! Registration has begun and will run from 1- 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Please stop by the location at 500 Highway 83 South on the old eighth grade wing (toward the old gym) of the Hubbard Campus of the Monroe County Middle School. 

In addition to signing up Club members, we are looking to fill staff positions and for volunteers to help with the after-school program. Please call (478) 992-5605 or email our Unit Director, Joel Tolliver, at jtolliver@bgccg.org.  
We look forward to becoming a part of the Monroe County community and extending our "Great Futures Start Here" philosophy to the students and families of Monroe County Schools.
Counselors News
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.
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.  



Fine Arts News
Band News


Adult Tickets are $15.
Clubs & Organizations News
Best Buddies News
Anyone interested in joining Best Buddies for the 17-18 school year should submit a membership application online at  www.bestbuddiesonline.orgThe first chapter meeting will be held on 8/15/17 in the Media Center from  3:10-4:00 .

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, rm. 220, to get yours! Follow the American flag!
Sports News
Basketball News

Please support Girls Basketball!  See a Girls Basketball player to purchase a chocolate bar. A few of the choices are Caramel, Dark Chocolate, & Almond. The cost is $1 per bar. Go Lady Dogs!!
Cheerleader News

Cross Country News
Order Your MP Bulldog Gear for the Year!!!

Help support the MP Cross Country Team by purchasing your Gear for the Year! T-shirts, shorts, jackets and more!! Browse our online store!



Online ordering ends Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
For more information contact Coach Mac,  lonisha.mcelhaney@mcschools.org.
Football News

MP vs. Southwest Macon scrimmage 
THIS Thursday, August 10th @ 7:00 p.m. at Dan Pitts Stadium.

Please contact Mrs. Barfield if you have any questions.
Mary Persons vs Lee County
Thursday, August 17 @5:15
Mercer University Five Star Stadium
Softball News

Softball season is  in full swing!

Volleyball News

Volleyball season is 
in full swing!


Please help support the Mary Persons VOLLEYBALL team by purchasing your gear for the year.

Visit the link below to shop on our online store.


Ends on August 16, 2017 at 11:59 pm!!
Email marcy.sanders@mcschools.org if you have any questions.
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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