Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
2017 Georgia Milestones Testing Calendar

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 Physical Science and Economics assessments.  Students should plan to bring their own calculator as there will be a limited supply of school-owned calculators available.
Congratulations Ms. Metcalf!!!
April Teacher of the Month
Voted Best of Monroe County
Congratulations to Dr. Jim Finch (Best Principal), Mr. Art Jenkins (Best Paraprofessional),  Ms. Michelle Roberts (Best Lunchroom Manager), & Ms. Tammy Marion  (Best Assistant Principal) for being chosen by the readers of The Reporter .  Mary Persons High School was also voted Best School .
Congratulations 2017-2018 Class Officers

Class of 2020
President- Summer Sandefur
Vice President- Anohki Patel
Secretary- Whitney Ray

Class of 2019
President- Brianna Morgan
Vice President- Mary Kate Jones
Secretary- Audrey Parrott

Class of 2018
President- Kennedy Finch
Vice President- Ashton Bearden
Secretary- Abigail Hightower
Attention Parents of Seniors
Students Participate in Poetry Reading
Students this week participated in a poetry reading to present 
their  poetry projects in Ms. Metcalf's classes, complete with a 
backdrop, microphone, sweet treats, and snapping. 
FREE Summer eBook Reading in OverDrive

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Save The Dates!

Senior Honors Night
Thursday, May 4th @6:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center
CTAE Cord Ceremony
Tuesday, May 16th @6:00 p.m.
BOE Auditorium

Thursday, May 25th @7:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Forsyth

Friday, May 26th @8:00 p.m.
Dan Pitts Stadium
Empescope News
Don't miss out on getting a 2017 yearbook for $70. The cost will increase to $75 on May 1st, and they are almost sold out. 

Please contact Mrs. May ( if you would like to purchase one.

Attention Seniors
Seniors who purchased a baby ad need to pick up pictures in room 206 during 1st period, 7th period and after school.
Counselors News
Need Extra Help with a Class?
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.  

Attention Seniors
Seniors that have participated in MOWR (including core college classes and 3rd year healthcare classes) during any year of high school will need to make sure that their college transcript, in addition to their high school transcript, is sent to the college that they will be attending. College admissions and registration will be placed on hold until the college receives both transcripts.  Links to request college transcripts are listed below.

Fine Arts News
Upcoming Events

Band Concert
May 5th @6:30 p.m.

Choral Concert
May 15th @7:00 p.m.
Band News
Top 10 Reasons to Leave your Home 
on May 5th at 6:30 for a FREE concert:

1-It's too far to travel this week to Orlando to have this same experience with Bulldog Brigade.
2-You don't have to wait until Halloween to play dress up.
3-It's a great opportunity to experience the new Fine Arts Building for free.
4-Tapping your feet to Disney music is good for your cardio system.
5-Your mood/mental health is always improved with this type of uplifting music.
6-It's something free to do with your kids on Friday night.
7 You can make your local student musicians happy with your attendance.
8-See why this band is winning state awards.
9-You might be surprised at the level of talent we have here in Forsyth.
10-You will leave wanting to pull an old instrument out of your closet, or for sure humming and wanting to sing in the shower.

Get creative and dress up as your favorite Disney character or just stick on some Mickey ears and join us for a night to remember on  May 5th at 6:30 in the Fine Arts Building as our high school Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Flute Choir, and Concert Bands perform music from "The Happiest Place on Earth", Disney. You don't have to dress up but there will be prizes awarded for the best costumes and everyone is going to have a GREAT time.  Wont you BE OUR GUEST?

May 5, 2017 @6:30 p.m.
Monroe County Fine Arts Building
Clubs & Organizations News
FCA News

FCA meets every 
Friday morning!
Join us in the 
Media Center at 7:30.

FCA Leadership Camps 
(life changing camps for students and coaches)
St. Simon's Island, GA
Interested? See Ms. Sanders, Mr. Smith or Ms. April (FCA rep)

Leadership Camp - Week 1

Need a Senior Graduation Gift? 

HOSA is selling 2017 Cap & Tassel Necklaces,  18 in. Stainless Steel Chain with screw clasp. The c ost is $10.
Stop by Room 101 to make your purchase.
Sports News
Baseball News

Skelton Signs with Georgia Southwestern
Congratulations to Tyler Skelton. He has signed a letter of intent to play 
baseball with Georgia Southwestern College and State University.  Pictured 
from left to right on the bottom row: Diane Long (maternal grandmother), 
Tyler Skelton, Willene Bourne (maternal great-grandmother) and William 
Bourne (maternal great-grandfather). Pictured from left to right on the top 
row: Beth Skelton (stepmother), Dallas Skelton (father), Amanda  Langford (mother) and Chris Langford (stepfather).
Football News

Spring Practice Dates

Rising 9th Graders
May 1-4,  4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

May 8-18,  4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Spring Game vs. Washington Co.   
May 19, 7:30 p.m.
Dan Pitts Stadium
Golf News
Congratulations to the following members of the Golf Team who participated in Re gion Competition this past Monday.

Dylan Steed
Caleb Speir
Gus Proctor
Jimbo Finch
Josh Cobb
CW Walker
Kade Jones - Alternate

Carley Martin
Lydia Harrell
Payton Poland
Carrington Hughes
Kristen Connell - Alternate

The girls placed 2nd in the region tournament which was held at Bull Creek Golf course in Columbus, Ga.  They will advance to the State Competition which will be held in Columbus  May 22-23

Softball News
Track News

The Track and Field teams competed in the 2017 4A Sectional Track Meet this past  Saturday

The following athletes have advanced to the State Championships which will be held in Rome, Georgia on May 11th-13th:

Jamari Jackson in the 200 meter dash
Lawson Weldon in the 800 meter run and 1600 meter run
Jatori Sims in the 110 meter hurdles and triple jump 
Morgan Haney in the 800 meter run and 1600 meter run
TJ Williams in the 3200 meter run
Carson Dingler in Pole Vault
Olympia High 100 meter Hurdles, 300 meter hurdles, and triple jump.
Volleyball News

Girls interested in trying out for Volleyball need to pick up a physical form from Coach Sanders in Room 226.

Volleyball Tryouts
May 22, 23, 24
MPHS gym
4:00 - 6:00
Media Center Message
All Library Books Due
Friday, May 12, 2017
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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