Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Paperless Progress Reports
in 2018-2019
CHAMP Rewards
Natalie Bertram
Nakiah Wilson
  Year-Long Athletic Pass Winners : Natalie Bertram and Nakiah Wilson
 received a Year-Long Athletic Pass. They were chosen by a drawing 
from all eligible students. To be eligible, students must have had zero 
referrals, & zero absences for the 2nd nine weeks.
180 Degree Award Winners

Congratulations to Caelan Outlaw and Aaron Berkebile for being our 
180 Degree Award recipients! Th ey turned their academics  and behavior 
around - a full 180 degrees during Fall Semester.  
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 Deborah Miller. She is married to Michael and they have four children, Lauren (26), Kenny (23), Matt (18), and Evan (13). She is our school's registrar, and has worked at MP since 2013. She has worked in our school system since 2010.  To her, the best part about her job is "working with the students, and helping them solve problems." In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family. If she did not have to sleep, she would spend more time at the beach with her family.  When people come to her for help, they usually need information about their academic needs, college information, and so forth. Her husband, Michael, inspires her to be "the Best of Me."
Cow Calendar Fundraiser

This fundraiser will benefiting the
Access Program at our school.

What's a Cow Calendar?
In 1998, the Cows created the Cow Calendar as a new tool to convince people to eat more chicken. Since then the Cows have gone to great lengths to spread their self-preservation message. This year's Cow Calendar Card opens the door to delicious food and surprises and is your key to special monthly offers.

Cow Calendars may be purchased for $10 from any Access teacher.  
AP Econ Auction
Recently, Ms. Peacocks second period AP Econ class participated in their second auction for the school year. Things like candy, gift cards, and concert tickets were auctioned off. Mr. Meeks also donated an ESPN sweatshirt that went to Kennedy Finch. The students learned how to manage their money and spend it wisely. 
2018 Washington Youth Tour
  • All expenses paid, week-long trip to Washington D.C.
  • Open to sophomores and juniors. 
  • Students who live in one of the 14 counties we serve are eligible to enter.
  • The students are not required to live in residence served by CGEMC.

This week-long tour of Washington, D.C., will take place June 7-14, 2018.  The deadline for applications is  February 8, 2018

 

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
Clubs & Organizations News
Beta Club News

State Beta Convention
in Savannah - January 25 & 26 
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
Baseball News

Baseball practice 
begins t his week
Basketball News

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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