Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
School Nutrition's 
NEW Online Payment Website 
*This link can be found on our homepage under "Parents".
September is National School Attendance Awareness Month
Open House/Parents Night
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall Break
October 9-13, 2017
MP Profile

Meet Mr. Art Jenkins!
He is in his fifth year as a paraprofessional with the Access Department. He has been married for 51 years. He and his wife have 3 daughters, 9 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. 

When asked what he likes most about his job, he said "working with professional and caring co-workers and our students." His hobbies are "golf and golf"!  If he could travel back in time, he would like to go back to the 1950s, when he was a youngster, growing up in Lanett, Alabama. If he did not have to sleep, he would use the extra time to read and finish his wife's "honey-do" list. People come to him when they need help with solutions to everyday problems. He said that being involved in sports helped to make him who he is today.

Homecoming Week Rescheduled to October 16-20
Due to being out of school this week, we are moving 
Homecoming Week to October 16-20, 2017 (West Laurens game). 
JROTC Competes in Raider Competition
Our JROTC Raider Team traveled to Jackson County High School for their first competition of the year.  

Economics Students Keep Budget Records
Students in Mrs. Peacocks' and Mr. Simmons' classes  record their weekly 
incomes and monthly salaries, as well as insurance, and investments!
eMPorium Offers Custom Stickers for Sale

The eMPorium
now has stickers made by  Creations By Champs for sale. 

Prices range from $1-$5. Custom orders can also be placed at the eMPorium & will be filled by  Creations By Champs.
Congratulations CHAMPS!
Congratulations to Ethan Payne, 
a freshman who is a singer, songwriter, & musician.  He h as been nominated as one of the top 6 for Teen Artist of the Year, which is  part of the Georgia Country Music Awards, like the CMA's for Georgia.  The award ceremony will take place in Macon in November Ethan plays his music in the Middle Georgia area , and is currently  in the process of recording his  first original single.
Ethan Payne

to Justin Wachtel
who finished first in the 
Macon Labor Day 5K road race 
at Central City Park. Justin is 
in a freshman, and has only 
been running for only two years.  
This was his first road race.
Justin Wachtel
Yearbook News

Get your yearbook NOW!  The cost is now $60 until   October 6th
Senior Recognition Ads are on sale now. The last day to purchase a senior ad in the yearbook is November 3rd.  Spaces are limited, first come, first served. 

Please give all payments to Mrs. May in room 206.
Please see Mrs. May to pay and reserve your spot. 
Student Flu Vaccination

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Counselors News
Probe 2017 College Fair

Tuesday, October 3rd  
Middle Georgia State
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 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 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
Tri-M Chorus members performed during the Face to Face Concert - a Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John this past Sunday night.

Drama News
Stephanie Nix and Leia Williams, were among Georgia's top drama students selected to appear in cast and crew of this year's Opening Number at Thescon, a statewide competition of Georgia's best thespians and technical support positions in theater. Over 200 students competed from over 80 schools with 75 students making the cut.  Two officers represented MPHS: Naomi Sanders & Bethany Edwards. Congratulations to all who participated.

These students auditioned for a role:  
Beau Watson, Stephanie Nix, Leia Williams, and Sunny Devane.
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

Chapter dues are $20 this year and will include a chapter t-shirt. This year's shirt is a yellow Comfort Colors tee with a black logo. Dues should be paid to Mrs. Holloway on the main campus or Mrs. Huff on the Freshman Campus.
FCA News   
FCA will meet on Fridays 
in the Media Center at 7:30 a.m. 
All students & faculty are invited!
Cara Grobbelaar joined us in worship last week, and shared her musical gifts with us. O riginally  from South Africa, she is a student at Gordon College  and a worship leader at the BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministry) at Gordon College, in the college/young adult ministry at First Baptist Church of Barnesville.  She also travels and leads worship at various events.
TSA News
The students pictured below are upper-level energy pathway students who are working on subsystems of our electrathon car! Students are getting prepared for our first race at Technology Student Association Fall Leadership Conference this November. 

Our team is in need of sponsors to cover competition costs. If you would like to make a contribution, please contact email

TSA dues of $25 are due September 8th, and your $20 for the fair is due on September 8th as well.  You you Thursday after school.

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 (
Sports News
Cross Country News
Football News

Mary Persons defeated Forest Park 52-0.

Please contact Mrs. Barfield if you have any questions.
Softball News

The Lady Bulldogs beat region opponent, Howard, 13-3 behind Lauren Defore's pitching. Offense was a team effort. Alissa Rozier and Tiella Banks went 2-4, Emmalee Hayman went 2-3, and Destiny Middleton walked twice and had a hit. 

Mary Persons beat Spalding 6-1 in tonight's game. Lauren DeFore led the Bulldogs in the circle with the help of her defense. Cadi Seitz went 1-2 with a walk and Alissa Rozier increased the lead with a 3 run homer in the 7th. The Lady Dogs are now 2-1 in region.

Volleyball News

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! The MPHS Volleyball team is selling gold T-shirts throughout the month of September. 
Click here for the order form. Please email Marcy Sanders at  if you would like to purchase one. 

Please support our kiddos. The Volleydogs will make a donation to Jay's Hope. 

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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