Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Spring Break
April 3-7
Engineering & Technology Pathway 
Attains  Industry Certification

Congratulations to the Engineering and Technology Program Area 
and  Ms. Barfield for attaining Industry Certification. 

When a program becomes industry certified, it received a 
"stamp of excellence",  which represents the peak of program quality. 
Only those programs that  have successfully undergone rigorous reviews 
by leaders from business  and  industry are recognized with this distinction.

JROTC Qualifies for State Drill

JROTC drill team members qualified for the State Drill Meet on 18 March 2017. The Squad Unarmed Regulation (Commanded by Cadet Caitlin Clay) and the Squad Armed Exhibition (Commanded by Cadet Lucas  Bensink) teams qualified for the state competition. In addition Cadets Caitlin Clay and Abby  Persley qualified for the Dual Armed Exhibition.

Front row from left to right are Cadets Lucas  Bensink, Caitlin Clay, 
Tryton Roberts, Allison  McDaniels, and  Shaniya Johnson.  Back row  from 
left  to right are  LTC  (R) Titus Brown, Cadets Gabriel  Imlay Joshua Adams, 
Devin Conine, SFC (R) Timothy Phelps &  Cadet Robert  Byerly .

A group of proud parents braved the weather to support their children. 
Any success that we accomplish is made possible by their support 
of our program and their children.
Spanish Honor Society Students Teach Elementary Students

Annabel Cole, Angel Finney, Abbey Bell, & Anmol Patel  teach 
body parts in Spanish to Mrs. Shipman's class.

Lori Smith, Emily Pollock, & Cole Myers teaching 
Spanish  colors  to Ms Kump's kindergarten class.
Suckers for Seven - A CHAMP Reward

Students who are passing 7 out of 7 classes on their Progress Report 
were rewarded with a sucker on Progress Report Day. 
Signed Progress Reports  are due back Thursday, March 30, 2017.
Interested in Being 
a Part of Student Council?

Any student who runs for election to Student Council must meet the following qualifications:
1. Have at least an 80 grade point average
2. No disciplinary infractions during the year of election
3. Be a member of at least one other school club or organization
4. Must remain in good academic and disciplinary standing during the year of service 
Elections will be held during MP period and High school 101 on April 11th to select 8 representatives for each class. 

President, vice president and secretary will be elected from the 8 class representatives at a later date.


Help Send the Access Department to Prom!
Proceeds will help provide dinner, flowers, tuxedos, and accessories for Prom for students in the Access program. Purchase your Bulldog Pride TODAY!

Send orders to Elizabeth Holloway at MPHS. 
Direct questions to  
or call 994-2812 ext 5274
Make checks payable to MPHS. Orders are due by March 31.

Empescope News
Don't miss out on getting a 2017 yearbook for $70.  Go to  to place your order.
PROM 2017
Prom will be held Saturday, April 15th from 8:00 p.m. until midnight at the Macon City Auditorium. 

Please review the Prom Night information sheet & see Ms. Metcalf if you have any questions.

Invitations will be distributed Wednesday, March 29th. See Ms. Metcalf if you do not get one. You do not need these nor your receipts to enter Prom.  They are just for you to keep.

There will be a photo booth at Prom where you can take pictures for free using props. Please be on the lookout for the hashtag posted at Prom so you can hashtag your photos.

Photography will take place beginning at 7:00 p.m. Students may sign up for appointments in the Media Center. However, do not worry if you miss your appointment, just come when you can. Photography will end at 9:00 p.m.

Photo Package combinations are shown below and due at the time the pictures are taken. Please bring the correct amount for the package you wish to purchase.

Package A

2 - 8x10
2 - 5x7
8 - Billfolds

Package B

1 - 8x10
2 - 5x7
8 - Billfolds

Package C

2 - 5x7
8 - Billfolds

Package D

2 - 3x5
4 - Billfolds


Seniors: Fill out your Senior Leadout Form and
return it to Mrs. Amanda Hightower by Friday, March 31st.
Counselors News
Zumba Spring Fling
Please plan to join us for Zumba Spring Fling which will be  April 28 at 7:00 p.m . Cost to participate is $25 per person. MPHS students with a school ID can participate for $15.00. Proceeds from this event assist students with basic needs such as food, clothing, hygiene items, school supplies, prom attire, graduation supplies, etc. In lieu of attending the Zumba Spring Fling, donations can be made payable to MPHS.  

AP Exam Schedule

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.

Clubs & Organizations News
Next FBLA meeting April 19!

Dairy Queen Blizzard Sale
Every Thursday! 
Mini Blizzards will be sold 
for $2 each 
in room 227 after school.
FCA News

FCA meets every 
Friday morning!
Join us in the 
Media Center at 7:30.
The guest speaker last Friday was Stephen Howard of Northway Church. 
His topic was "Who am I? Who does God say I am?"
Key Club News

Key Clubbers assisted the Forsyth Kiwanis Club with their annual Chicken Q this past Saturday.  The funds raised help provide local scholarships.

Sports News
***SAMPSON Needed***
Are you interested in becoming 
Sampson, our Bulldog Mascot, at football games?  
If so, email Laura Nelson for more information, .
Soccer News
MP Boys Soccer Team Leads Region
The Mary Persons boys soccer team took sole possession of first place in Region 2-AAAA last week after big wins against Perry and Upson-Lee. The Bulldogs (8-2-2) improved to 5-1 in region place thanks to the wins. They are unbeaten in their last six games overall. James Davis netted the lone goal against Perry, while Brock Hulsey and the defense earned their third shutout of the season. Last Friday, the Dogs avenged their only region defeat this season, by dismantling Upson-Lee 2-1. Julian Rivera and Zane Holliman were on the scoresheet for MP. Alex Rivera and Dawson Daniel played key roles for the Bulldogs as they controlled the midfield. Up next, the Dogs travel to West Laurens for a key region game.
Track & Field News
Congrats to the Boys track team for their 2nd place finish at the Fenley Relays in Warner Robins.
Results were as follows:

3rd place 4 *400 
Nick Joseph, Lawson Weldon, Roger Akins, Caleb Lewis
2nd place 4 * 100  
Ty Danielly, Jatori Sims, Jomari Jackson, Quin Wilson
3rd place Sprint Medley 
Jatori Sims, Jomari Jackson, Quin Wilson, Caleb Lewis
3rd place Distance Medley 
Myles Johnson, T.J. Williams, Lawson Weldon, DeKendre Alford
3rd Place 4 * 800 
Myles Johnson, Ty Brown, Lawson Weldon, DeKendre Alford
5th place 3200  
T.J. Williams
1st place 110 High Hurdles 
Jatori Sims
4th place Long Jump 
Jatori Sims
5th place Triple Jump 
Jatori Sims
Spring Schedules
Media Center Message
OverDrive eBooks
Borrow eBooks (fiction and nonfiction), and audio-books  from our school library - ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.   All you need is your username and password,  the same credentials that are used to access the computers at school.   eBooks may be downloaded to your device.

*Please see Mrs. English if you need assistance.
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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