Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
GOLD RUSH
August 24, 2017
@7:00 p.m.
Dan Pitts Stadium
Gold Rush T-Shirts will be available 
for purchase for $15 at the event. 
Backyard Brawl Spirit Wear
The Access department is selling spirit buttons for this week's rivalry game!
You may purchase one from any Access faculty member or student for $1.
Backyard Brawl T-shirts available from the Front Office & at Gold Rush.
S-XL - $10
XXL & Up - $12
Get Involved!!!
Club Sign Ups
August 16-23, 2017      Click Here to Sign Up!

Students may also access this link through an email sent to each students' school email.
Congratulations to Our 2017 Homecoming Court

Freshman
Kaylee Gordon
Molly Poland

Sophomores
Lindsie Robbins
Summer Sandefur

Juniors
Mary Kate Jones
Stephanie Nix
Seniors
Laila Bell
Hannah Blessett
Alayna Criswell
Kennedy Finch
Trinity High
Payton Poland


School Picture Day 

August 30, 2017

Senior Picture Retakes  will also be taken on August 30th. Seniors should sign up through their Economics class.  If they do not have an Economics class, a sign up sheet will be placed on the door of room 206 for Seniors who did not take their pictures during the summer.  Please email Mrs. May ( brandi.may@mcschools.org ) if you have any questions.
Economics Students Learn About 
Production Possibilities Curves
Mrs. Peacocks Economics classes are currently learning about Production Possibilities Curves (PPC). They are representing the PPC by seeing how many M&M's and cotton balls they can transfer in 1 minute, showing their production rates. They then used the results to further their exploration on Production Possibilities Curves.  Learning about comparative and absolute advantage! So we know how to determine gains from trade. Who can transfer the M&Ms and cotton balls faster? So who should do what job?
Link Your Ingles Card to MPHS
Link your Ingles Card and help support your school. When you make purchases using your Ingles Card, Ingles will give back to the school a portion of those sales. The portion can be used by the school to purchase computers and school supplies.

Click on the link below to link your card. 
Search by SchoolID. The ID for MPHS is 10509.
Ingles Cards MUST be relinked each year in the Fall.

Yearbook News

Get your yearbook at the Back to School price of $55 before September 1st. Please give all payments made to MPHS yearbook to Mrs. McKneely.

Senior Baby Ads are on sale now. Please see Mrs. McKneely to pay and reserve your spot. 

Will Davis, editor of  The Reporter,  visited last week to discuss 
photography tips with the  Empescope yearbook staff.
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. The trip is open to 9th through 11th graders.
Your feedback is needed for Monroe County Schools' Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles. These are keystones of our operations, planning, and decision making. Please take the short survey linked below to review the mission, vision, and guiding principles for Monroe County Schools.  This survey will be open through August.


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.
Student Flu Vaccination Schedule

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

9:00-10:30 - Main Campus

10:45-11:30 - Freshman Campus

Counselors News
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR NATHAN DEAL 
CONCERNING MOVE ON WHEN READY:

In April 2015, I signed SB 132, which made changes to the state's dual enrollment program, termed "Move on When Ready."  We have seen great strides in participation in dual enrollment throughout Georgia.  The number of students served in the state's dual enrollment program has more than doubled since FY 2015.

Although participation in Georgia's dual enrollment program has grown exponentially, many families remain unfamiliar with how to get their children involved in the program.  Based on conversations with parents, high school students, and college students, we understand that the program may be misunderstood.

To ensure students are utilizing the program appropriately and simplify people's understanding of and navigation through the state's program, the state is changing the program name from "Move on When Ready" to "Dual Enrollment."  This change will make it clear to parents and students the opportunities this program affords and will benefit the state in helping to further increase participation in the program moving forward.  
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
Chorus News

Sign Up for the Chorus Parent Remind:

TEXT THE NUMBER  81010  with the message   @mpcho
Clubs & Organizations News
Academic Team News
Our informational meeting will be  Wednesday, August 23, right after school in Mr. Magda's room on the main campus (205). If you're interested in expanding your knowledge base, please consider joining. 
Email Mr. Bernard 
or Mr. Williams 
for more information.
Best Buddies News
Anyone interested in joining Best Buddies for the 17-18 school year should submit a membership application online at  www.bestbuddiesonline.org
Beta Club News



Congratulations to 
Our 2017-2018 Officers

President
Abigail Hightower

Vice President
Anmol Patel

Secretaries
Mollee Ayers & Laurel Sparks
 The 1st meeting will be 
Monday, August 28th @3:10 in the Media Center.
FBLA News   
Join FBLA today! 
See Mrs. Little, Mrs. Myers or Ms. Sparks 
for more information.

Membership Levels
Future = $15 
(right to compete, put on resume)

Business = $25 
(Future + t-shirt + Monthly Membership Appreciation Days)

Leader = $60 
(Business + Fall Rally @ Perry Fair)
FCA News   
FCA will meet on Fridays 
in the Media Center at 7:30 a.m. 
All students & faculty are invited!
HOSA News   
Our next HOSA meeting will be Wednesday, August 30th at 3:10 in Ms. Christian's room, 101. The deadline  for paying HOSA dues is Thursday, August 31st.
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!
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

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

Varsity Competition Cheerleading is hosting an open tryout for their 2017-2018 team.  A standing back handspring and back tuck are required. 

Tryouts are  Friday August 25 at 4:00 p.m.  in the gym at the Banks Stephens Campus of MCMS. 
Email Kyle Ward at  kyle.ward@mcschools.org  if you have questions. 

Cross Country News
The Cross Country team competed in their first race of the season this past Saturday at the Midstate Classic in Perry, GA.  The Lady Dogs placed 3rd out of 16 teams.  Leading the Lady Dogs were Freshman Ava McKallip, Senior Kayley Dale, and Freshman Sara Boyer.  The Bulldogs placed 11th out of 20 teams.  

Justin Wachtel was the race champion with an outstanding time of  16:06 .  Also leading the Bulldogs was Sophomore Logan O'Neil and Freshman Conner Battles. 

The Cross Country teams will compete next at Stratford Academy on  August 29th . Go Dogs!
Football News

The Mary Persons Football team opened the 2017 season by playing Lee County in the Corky Kell Classic.  The Bulldogs lost 21-17.  The Bulldogs will be at home  this Friday .  They play Jackson at  7:30 .

Please contact Mrs. Barfield if you have any questions.
Softball News
The JV Bulldogs beat Jackson 11-1 with Lily Martin in the circle. Taylor Shortt hit her first career home run. The Dogs are 2-0 in their season.

The Lady Bulldogs beat rival Jackson, Red Devils, 11-2. Mallory Turner and Lauren DeFore pitched for the dogs. Offense was a total team effort. 

The Bulldogs trailed the Hurricanes up until the 5th inning, tying it up at 5-5. After forcing an extra inning, Monticello took the win in the bottom of the 8th. Key hitters for the Bulldogs were Lori Smith going 3-4 and sister Aleah and Emmalee Hayman going 2-4. Mary Persons softball is now 2-2 in the season .  

Volleyball News

Volleyball season is 
in full swing!

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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