The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Progress Reports
November 15th

Thanksgiving Holidays
November 19th-23rd
Parents of MPHS Students

Please complete the 24 question survey in the link provided below using a personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. The data from this survey will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating found in the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI). 

Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. 

CHAMP Reward Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 1st Niine Weeks CHAMP drawing! 
Mi'Quala High and Allison White are the winners of year-long athletic passes.
Congratulations Mrs. Johnston!!!
October Teacher of the Month
Día de los Muertos  (Day of the Dead)

Spanish classes had a fiesta for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 
on November 2nd. Students could make crafts,
practice Latin American dance movesenjoy tasty snacks, 
and take photos in a photo booth. 
Some also took turns trying to hit a piñata.
Spanish 2 Students Create Piñatas
Ms Calhoun's Spanish 2 classes made piñatas to finish up their unit on celebrations and holidays. Pictured are Ashunti Talmadge and Daizha Outlaw making the flower that won first prize. 
MP Construction Students Win Region Cup
For the third year in a row Mary Persons Construction students were awarded the Overall Winner's Region Cup at the annual Southern Crescent Workforce Development SkillsChallenge in Griffin on November 1st. Students competed against thirteen other Central Georgia high schools in Blueprint Interpretation, Residential Electrical Wiring, Plumbing, Brick Masonry, Carpentry and Structural Welding. The competition is organized by the Associated General Contractors of Georgia and a host of local and regional contractors and suppliers in an effort to expose high school students to the opportunities available to those who are willing to get their hands dirty while developing valuable skills.

The 2018 team members were:
Welding, Matthew Marshall and Cody Sickman
Electrical, Trevor Brooks (3rd Place) and Matt Nash
Plumbing, Ben Newton (2nd Place) and Gunnar James
Blueprint Reading, Brianna Rhodes (2nd Place) and Zachary Mooney
Carpentry, Will Atkins (1st Place) and Tucker Melton (3rd Place)
Masonry, Cheyla Tafolla (1st Place) and Jorja Conine

Not only did Mary Persons send more competitors than any other school in the region - twelve, the maximum allowed - an additional 20 students took part as observers, meeting potential employers and post-secondary education representatives.
MP Partners with HES 
in Pine Derby Racecar Production

Mary Persons Carpentry students got to spend part of their  Friday  afternoon showing off their crazy band saw skills by cutting out pinewood derby cars for Mrs. Davis' 4th grade students. It was an opportunity for the MP students to teach some of the basics of tools safety while enjoying a trip down memory lane. Many of the Carpentry students remember building their own Pinewood Derby cars and several are Hubbard Alumni. Thanks Mrs. Davis for a chance to help out. 
Choosing the Best

Last Thursday, Ms. Cathy St.John, an RN, spoke with 11th grade 
students about sexually  transmitted diseases, and making 
wise  choices for their future.

Last Friday, Assistant District Attorneys Leslie Tilson and Anita Howard 
spoke with 10th grade students  about dating violence,  sexting,  
domestic violence, and sex trafficking.

Crisis Text Hotline
Text GA to 741741
Free 24/7 line for people in crisis
Red Cross Blood Drive

November 12, 2018

Sign up NOW to give blood

Sponsored by MP HOSA.

Congratulations to the following 8 acts for being selected as contestants for our 4th annual, MP's Got Talent.

Zach Butler
Megan Kelly and Jordan Shepherd
Ansley Lawson
Devera Moore
Bailey Niblett and Natalie Pippin
Cody Sosebee
Anabel Storey
Bethany Maddox, Abby Weir, Elizabeth Bennett, Rilyn McKallip,
         Katie Thomason and KaDasia Wallace

Thanks to the many others who came to tryout! Come see the variety of talent that will be presented. An evening of entertainment and excitement is sure to be had!!!
*Please See the Student Handbook for Exemption Policy
Engineering Students Sell Fleece Football Snuggles

If you would like to order a Fleece Football Blanket from the Engineering students please email  or send a message on Facebook. 
Attention - ALL Math Students
Daily Peer Tutoring Available NOW
7:15 - 7:45 a.m.
Mrs. McKallip's Room 
(MC Room 115)
Monday - Thursday 
3:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Dr. Williams' Room 
(MC Room 210)
Yearbook News
Buy your yearbook TODAY!!
You may order online at
or call 1-877-767-5217 to place your order. Please s ee Mrs. May in room 206 if you have any questions.
Yearbooks are $70.
Link Your Ingles Card to MPHS

Ingles cards must be 
re-linked each year. 
Our school code is 10509.
Counselors News
Bulldog Blessing Fundraiser

The MPHS counseling department 
is selling Christmas Bulldog shirts. 
The deadline to order 
is  November 16th
All proceeds go to our Bulldog Blessings fund which helps support economically disadvantaged students & families. Shirts will be ready for pick-up the week after Thanksgiving Break. 
Please make checks 
payable to MPHS.
Deadline to order 11/16/18.
College Goal Day

November 15th
Need assistance completing the FAFSA?
(Free Application for Student Aid)

Please sign-up for our annual College Goal Day. 
Your parent/guardian is welcome to join us!

Scholarship Sites Day
November 16th

Seniors will be learning about scholarship tips in MP Period this 
week. Click on the image on the left
to view the presentation. 
The counseling department will be hosting a Scholarship Sites Day
on  November 16th  to help seniors with their scholarship applications 
and research. 
Interested students can  Register Here!
Fine Arts News
Band News

Snapshot from Friday night's game.
Chorus News

All-State Reading Chorus

Congratulations to Sunny DeVane who auditioned for the 2019 GMEA All-State Reading Chorus and was selected for her 2nd year. Along with only 100 of the state's best music readers, she will sing with the most prestigious GMEA Chorus in Athens this coming January.
Congratulations Sunny! You are truly an example of choral excellence.
Clubs & Organizations News
Best Buddies News 

Spirit Beads bracelets are here! 
They are $10 each & are available in 2 sizes. They can be purchased in Mrs. Holloway's room or at our first meeting on September 25th at 3:05 in the Media Center.  Limited quantities available!
FBLA News 

FBLA is selling ice cream sandwiches for $1.00 after school on Thursdays in Mrs. Myers room 226.

FCA meets 
Friday mornings
MPHS  Gym 
@7:20 a.m.

TSA News 

Like the New TSA Facebook page" to keep up with all the exciting things they are doing.   They are currently preparing for their first electrathon race of the year. Click here to check out a video of the car.
Sports News
Cheerleader News

Congratulations to our Competition Cheerleaders!  They are Region Champs again this year!  They move on to state competition this weekend.
Justin Wachtel
State Runner Up
Cross Country News

The boys and girls cross country teams competed in the State Championships this past  Saturday  in Carrollton, GA.  

The Lady Dogs finished 9th in the State and the Bulldogs finished 12th.  Leading the way for the girl's team was Freshman Maradeth Leverett.  

On the boys team, Justin Wachtel finished as State Runner Up, missing the state championship by 1 second.  He will go on to compete in the USATF Georgia's High School Meet of Champions on  Saturday, November 10th  in Fayetteville, GA.  Way to Go Dogs!

Football News

The Bulldogs won 60-14 against Howard completing a perfect 10-0 record, and finished the regular season as Region Champs for the 4th year in a row!  Congratulations to players, coaches, families, and all who support the Bulldogs!  T he Bulldogs move on to State Playoffs this Friday night and will play Academy of Richmond at home @7:30 p.m. 

Wrestling News

Wrestling Begins Soon!!

Go Bulldogs!!!
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