The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Upcoming Dates
Progress Reports - April 16, 2019
Underclass Honors Night - May 2, 2019
Senior Honors Night - May 21, 2019
Last Day of School - May 22, 2019
Graduation - May 24, 2019

2019 Prom King & Queen
Congratulations to Kendrell Watts and Daizha Outlaw!!
Congratulations to Zach Potts 
Congratulations to 
Zach Potts who recently traveled to L.A. California to be featured on NPR's From the Top
In addition to being featuring on National Public Radio he was 
also awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, and p articipation in From the Top's Center for the Development of Arts Leadership Program.

CHAMP Award Winners
Year-Long Athletic Pass Winners
Congratulations to Shlok Patel and Chase Hester. 
These two lucky winners of a Year-Long Athletic Pass were chosen by 
a drawing from all eligible students. To be eligible, students must have 
had zero referrals, & zero absences for the 2nd nine weeks.
Congratulations Mrs. Chafin
March Teacher of the Month
2019-2020
Sports Physicals
April 22, 2019
Mary Persons High School will be offering physicals  for all 
student-athletes who are interested in participating in athletics.  

All student-athletes are required  to have a physical in order to participate in athletics.  The physicals will be held at James P. Evans Gymnasium on the campus of Mary Persons High School. The cost is $10. 

In order for the process to run as smoothly as possible, 
please adhere to the following times:
 
All Rising 7th and 8th Graders 3:45 - 5:00 pm
 
All Rising 9th - 12th Graders 4:45 - 6:00 pm

REMINDERS:
  1. All student-athletes must fill out the front page of the physical form, and it must be signed in the appropriate places by both the student-athlete and parent/guardian.
  2. All physicals must be on the GHSA approved form. The physical form is attached to this email.
  3. Cost: $10
EMR Students Participate in Mock Trauma
EMR (Emergency Medial Responder) students recently 
participated in mock trauma scenarios.  
May 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
  Economics assessment.  Students should plan to bring their own calculator  as there will be a limited supply of school -owned calculators avail able.

Represent YOUR Class!! 
Order your keychain TODAY!

K eychain w/silver ring
$4.00

Keychain w/tassel
$6.00 
Email Mrs. Barfield christina.barfield@mcschools.org
or send message @Creationsbychamps on Facebook 
to place your order, or if you have any questions.
Mu Alpha Theta Students Serve as Math Tutors
Our Mu Alpha Theta students recently helped Mrs. Fennell's, Mrs. Johnston's, 
and Mrs. McKallip's students Spring into Good Grades. 
Need to help bringing up your grade in Geometry classes? 
Y ou can drop in for tutoring on T/Th mornings & M/W afternoons. 

Counselors' News
Are YOU Reading the Counselors' Newsletter?  
Attention Seniors
Are YOU on the Board??
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).  Senior pictures and 
college logos or military logos will be displayed  on the board
Nurse's Corner
Dangers of Vaping

Fine Arts News
Theatre News

Clubs & Organizations News
FBLA News

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

The Mary Persons High School FFA Chapter was very successful in competitions on March 22nd and 23rd at the University of Georgia.
Both our Junior and Senior Wildlife team qualified for the State Contest by winning the Area III contest held at Fort Valley State University on February 28th.  Also, both our Junior and Senior Nursery Landscaping teams qualified for the State Contest by winning the Area III contest which was also held at Fort Valley State University on February 28th.

At the State Competitions, all four of our teams placed 2nd in the State in their respective divisions.

In the Junior Wildlife and Senior Wildlife competition, both teams participated in a team activity, and individual activities in the areas of Aquatic Management, Whitetail Deer Management, Game Bird Management, and General Identification.

In the Junior Nursery Landscaping competition, team members were given a test over the Nursery and Landscaping industry, identified plants, identified disorders, and answered questions over a Landscape Design.

In the Senior Nursery Landscaping competition, team members had to do the same tasks as the Junior team, but additionally, they had to Propagate Plants properly, and Lay out a Landscape Design.  

Senior Wildlife Team:   Cameron Lewis, Anna Grace Simmons, 
Jessica Hammock, and Jack Demarest

Senior Nursery Landscaping Team:  Deyanna Stokes, Austin Wiggins, 
Cole Duncan  (Anna Hightower)

Jr. Nursery Landscaping Team:  Gillian Michael, Caroline Hampton,
Marlee Coffman, and Jacob McGouirk

Jr. Wildlife Team:  Evan Bertram, Rachel Casteel, 
JT Andrews, and Kaitlin Shields

FCA meets 
Friday mornings
MPHS  Gym 
SkillsUSA News

Students in Mr. Evans and Mr. Hurms' classes recently attended the SkillsUSA State Competition and Exp which was held at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park. Ms. Colwell and Ms. Hamlin also  attended the competition. Congratulations to Breanna Rhodes, who won first place in Blueprint Reading.
Sports News
Cheerleader News
Mattress Fundraiser - May 11th

Our Mattress Fundraiser is coming soon. There will be over 25 beds on display for customers to try.  The beds are new, brand name, made to order, available in all sizes, and cost less than retail stores.  In addition to beds, there will also be luxury pillows and sheets and even adjustable power bases! Please share this information with family and friends! 
 
Check out this cool video to see how it works:
 
Here is the link to the Facebook event, where we will post about our products, payment options, and other event information:  http://bit.ly/beds4MP2  
Click "GOING"!  "INVITE" your friends! "SHARE" our posts!

Please direct inquiries to  rachael.scott@mcschools.org.
Golf News
The Boys and Girls golf teams traveled to Americus before Spring Break to play Schley County and Lee County. The boys took home a victory with a score of 164. The girls, however put up a good fight that ended in a loss with a score of 175. 
Softball Tryouts
upcoming 9th graders-12th graders
@Banks Stephens Softball Field
3:30-5:30
May 1,2,3, & 6th weather permitting 

Must have current physical on file. If you have any questions, please  contact Coach Grossman,  Hannah.Grossman@mcschools.org.
Tennis News

The Tennis team traveled to Jackson prior to Spring Break to take on the Red Devils in a rivalry match up, but both boys and girls soundly defeated them 5-0. Winners for the boys included Micah Wilson, Preston Wilson, and Tucker Melton for singles and the teams of Caleb Wilson/Brandon Carter and Jimbo Finch/Carter Justice for doubles. Winners for the girls included Becky Kenirey, Jackie Gore, and Julia Rainey for singles and the teams of Reagan Dorrity/Emma Cantrell and Isabelle McCaskill/Lauren DeFore for doubles. The win brings MP's record to 9-3 on the season. 

The Tennis team traveled to Pike County prior to Spring Break for their last regular season match up against the Pirates. Both girls and boys picked up their 10th victory with the girls winning 5-0 and the boys winning 4-1. Winners for the girls included Jackie Gore, Reagan Dorrity, and Julia Rainey at singles and the teams of Emma Cantrell/Josey Allen and Karsin Bass/Anna Starr at doubles. Winners for the boys included Preston Wilson, Tucker Melton, and Carter Justice at singles and the team of Jimbo Finch/Brandon Carter at doubles. The next match for the team will be the region tournament in Macon on April 11. Go DOGS!
Volleyball News

Attention Girls interested in Volleyball
Open gym continues April 8th & 10th from 3:30-5:15. 

Mini Volleyball Camp - April 15, 16, 17  
Must have a CURRENT updated physical.

Volleyball Tryouts  April 22nd, 24th , 25th and possible 26th - Must have CURRENT physical to tryout. (If you got your physical at school last April, you are good until April 30th)
Spring Sports Schedules
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Ingles cards must be 
re-linked each year. 
Our school code is 10509.
*See Mrs. English for passwords to the  resources that require a password.
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