Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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May 18, 2018

Cell Phone Use on Georgia Standardized Assessments
Students are not permitted to use, or bring into the testing environment, 
any electronic device that could allow them to access, retain, or transmit information (e.g., cell phone, smartphone, PDA, electronic recording, camera, or playback device, etc.). Possession or improper use of such devices during testing may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the system's student code of conduct and/or test invalidation. Devices such as those mentioned above that are brought into the testing environment must not remain in the student's possession during testing.

Calculator Use
Students will be allowed to use a scientific or graphing calculator on the Georgia Milestones Algebra I and Geometry assessments. Students will also be able to 
use a scientific or basic calculator on the Georgia Milestones  Economics assessment.  Students should plan to bring their own calculator as there will be a limited supply 
of school-owned calculators avail able.
Seniors Honors Night
May 3 @6:30
Monroe Fine Arts Center
Attention Seniors

Class  of 2018!
Calling all seniors! Cap and gowns have been delivered, and graduation 
is getting real! Sport your grad year on your car, phone case, anywhere 
with vinyl decals by Creations By Champs! 
Black white and gold pricing= $1 for the first square inch,  50 cents per 
inch after that! Add 25 cents/inch for additional solid colors or 
50 cents/inch for glitter/patterns.

Graduation cap door sign! 
We can do any dimensions! 
And colors. 
Both sides are painted 
so you can flip your tassel after graduation! 

A 20 inch painted as is $25. 
We can customize with "2018", 
a monogram, 
name, etc. as well by request 
and will price accordingly. 

Contact Christina Barfield , email  or message @creationsbychamps on Facebook to place your order TODAY!!!
#supportSTEMeducationinMonroeCounty #designedbyseniors #studentmade #DIYdawgs #creationsbychamps
Energy & Engineering Students 
Experiment with Makey-Makeys

Last week, Foundations of Energy and Engineering students experimented with Makey-Makeys to explore concepts such as circuitry, game design, and computer program. They are expanding these into bigger projects in their class periods, where they are composing songs, games, or circuits to be used with their Makey-Makeys instead of the computer keyboards. This is a great and fun example of student-led innovation in the midst of high-focus testing priorities in core classes. 
Congratulations Mrs. Myers
April Teacher of the Month
STEM T-Shirts for Purchase

We are excited to begin branding all of the awesome  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education  efforts we have going 
on in Monroe County! Purchase a t-shirt  to spread awareness of 
these efforts and gain momentum and support for #MCSSTEM!
Deadline to Order - May 8th.

MP Profile
Meet Sara Gassett.   This is her 15th year as an English teacher at MP. What is the best part about her job? "The relationships I build with my students." In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and hiking. If she could go back in time, she would go back to 1976 - "I graduated from high school, and  I would become an airline stewardess and travel more before I started teaching." When asked what she would do with the extra time if she did not have to sleep, she said "travel, cook, and read."  When people come to her for help, they usually need help with writing and grammar.  She said that Jesus Christ, her parents, and her 1st grade teacher have influenced her life the most. What keeps her up at night? - "worrying about those I love." One of her favorite moments was when she got to meet Tim Tebow.
Attention Class of 2019
Rising seniors can get 50% off on photos if they 
schedule to take their photos at one of the BPI studios.
*If you do not wish to travel to one of the studios to take advantage of the 50% discount, Senior Pictures will be taken on campus 
July 25-27, 2018. You will be receiving an appointment card in 
the mail prior to your scheduled time.
Don't miss the opportunity to help 
your child discover the world!!!

Next year's 
international travel opportunity 
is a 7-day trip to Costa Rica 
in June of 2019! 
Join us as we zip-line through 
the canopies of the rainforest, 
visit thermal springs near a volcano, go snorkeling on the Pacific Coast, and have many other 
exciting adventures.
Trip Details
  • Open to students in the classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022
  • Cost - approximately $2550/student ($186/monthly if you sign up ASAP)
  • Cost for adults - $2905/adult
*Space is Limited!  
G R O U P LEADERS:  Kristy Calhoun & Katie Rowland

Email Colonel Brown w/questions.
Counselors News
Senior News
    • Final Date for College Visitation Day: April 27 is the last day to take a college visitation day per Dr. Finch.  
  • Seniors MUST request final transcript  using the following link:  You will need to create an account using your PERSONAL email. Requests should not begin until after May 21, 2018 . Please see your counselor if you have any questions.
It's Filling Up.........Are YOU on the Board?
Our board is filling up.....
Have you been accepted to a college or enlisted with the military?
If so, please provide your counselor with a copy of your acceptance letter 
or enlistment paperwork (paper copy or email). 

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. 
Fine Arts News
Chorus News

Dance News

Musical Highlights

MP Presents High School Musical
Clubs & Organizations News
Beta Club News
Beta Club recently conducted a Canned Food Drive, spearheaded by Audrey Parrott. Canned Food Drives are usually conducted in the Fall, but donations are needed all year long, which is the reason for this drive. The 5th period class that turned in the most cans were treated to a Pizza Lunch! 

Ms. Rowland's 5th period class turned in 211 cans, followed by Mr. Hernandez's class which turned in 200 cans, and Mr. Bernard's class turned in 160 cans.  A total of 672 cans were collected and donated to the Forsyth United Methodist Church, for their Food Bank. Thank you to all who contributed to this worthy cause!

Sports News
Basketball  News
Email Coach Lamon McElhaney w/questions.
Cheerleading News

Football News

Soccer News

Contact Coach Dallas Hall,, if you have any questions.
Softball News

High School Tryouts
May 14th-May 18th  (weather permitted) 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Banks Stephens Softball Field. 
Second/Final Cut will be the end of summer

Middle School Tryouts

May 7th- May 11th (weather permitted) 3:30-5:30 p.m. 

at Banks Stephens Softball Field. 

Second/Final Cut will be the end of summer.

Tennis News
The MP Tennis Team traveled to Woodward Academy last week  for the 2nd round of state playoffs. Both the girls and boys were defeated 3 matches to none, which ended their season. Congratulations for making it to the Sweet 16 and good luck to our seniors graduating!
Track News
Congratulations to the following athletes for qualifying for the Track and Field 4A State Championships:

Cheyla Tafolla placed 3rd in Pole Vault with a jump of 7 feet 6 inches.

Precious Gaines placed 8th in Shot Put with a throw of 33 feet. 

Condarius Alford placed 7th in high jump with the jump of 6 feet.

Justin Wachtel placed 1st in the 2 mile with a time of  10:02 and 2nd in the 1mile with a time of  4:27

The State Championship will be in Rome, GA 
on  May 10th-12th.  Go Dogs!
Volleyball News
  MP Volleyball Tryouts for 2018-2019
Must have a current Physical.
There will be two cuts.

May 14,2018

3:30-5:00 for upcoming  9th graders and 10th graders
First cut


May 15, 2018

3:30-5:30 for  upcoming 11th & 12th graders.

First cut


May 16,2018

3:30- 5:30   All girls who were not cut in the first round.

Fundraiser information & Summer Workout will be shared.

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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Monroe County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sex in its employment practices, student programs and dealings with the public. It is the policy of the Board of Education to comply fully with the requirements of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and all accompanying regulations. As a result, the following people have been appointed to oversee specific areas. Title II, Adult 504, Adult Title IX  Dr. Mike Hickman  25 Brooklyn Avenue, Forsyth, GA 31029  478-994-2031  Student and Athletic Title IX Jackson Daniel 25 Brooklyn Avenue, Forsyth, GA 31029  478-994-2031 Student 504  Jenny Rooks 433 Highway 41 South, Forsyth, GA 31029  478-994-2031  Any employee, student, applicant for employment, parent or other person who believes he or she has been discriminated against or harassed in violation of the above areas must make a complaint in accordance with the procedures outlined in Board Policy GAAA.  Copyright 2018.  All Rights Reserved.