The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Upcoming Dates
Teacher Work Day
December 19th
Merry Christmas!!

Christmas Holidays
December 20th - January 2nd

Teacher Work Days

January 3rd & 4th

Students Return
January 7th

 FBLA Students Collect Christmas Trees
In FBLA's fifth year of sponsoring the Christmas tree drive, 
we were able to more than triple our donations to families in need in Monroe County! 
Thank you to all staff, students, and community members for helping us to light up 
the faces of Monroe County children! If anyone is interested in participating in this project, please contact Amy Myers at  amy.myers@mcschools.org .

The Christmas tree project was featured on 13WMAZ.  Click here to view the segment.
Access Students Present Annual Christmas Program
The Access Department hosted their 7th annual Christmas Party 
on Friday, December 14th. The students invited friends, family, 
and faculty members to come celebrate with them. 
This year, students ran the whole program on their own! 
They shared cookies, hot chocolate, handmade ornaments, 
and pictures with their guests.
Preparing for Your Learner's Permit
by Autumn Grier

Sophomore year of high school is a very monumental year with many firsts. There is the first high school game, homecoming, dances, athletic wear, and you can get your learners licenses. The learners license is the first step to learning how to drive, it is an exciting time for everyone involved. However, it takes some time and work to get it. It helps you learn about the ins and outs of driving most people don't think about. Buckle up, there's a lot you should know. Read more.

*Periodically a student from the Empescope class writes a feature article for The Bulldog Beat.  
Harbin Speaks to Engineering & Broadcast Students
 
Jordan Harbin, owner of Harbin Repairs on the square in Forsyth, came to speak to Engineering and MPTV Broadcasting students about entrepreneurship and many of his electronics and technology endeavors. The students got to learn about innovation, endurance, creativity, and thinking outside the box in its truest form! Jordan is an MP graduate and a local resident. It's great for students to see what someone just like them can grow up and do!
Auction in Economics Classes
  Last week the seniors in Coach Simmons' Economics classes had their final class auction of the semester and also participated in an online auction as well for bigger items. Senior Luke Byrne had the winning bid for an Acer Chromebook and is excited to have this for college next year!!!
Attention Parents of MPHS Students

Please complete the 24 question survey in the link provided below using a personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. The data from this survey will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating found in the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI). 

Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Edu cation for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. 
Credit Recovery
If your student failed a required course 
(English, Math, Science or Social Studies), 
please make sure they register for credit recovery. 
MP will be offering two 8-week courses starting January 22nd. 
Students can choose an After School session that runs from 
3:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.  OR Saturday School, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
Students must pay $50.00 for each ½ unit class or $100 for a full credit.  
Forms can be picked up in the Guidance office & returned to the Graduation Coach, Mrs. McLuen, or you may click here for the form.
Get Your MP Winter Sports Yard Signs
The proceeds will benefit MP engineering. Questions can be directed to Christina Barfield or to our Facebook page @CreationsbyChamps.
Class of 2020 
Scholarship Opportunities 
Distinguished Young Women of Monroe-Bibb (DYW) is now recruiting female students from the Class of 2020 to participate in their local scholarship program. They offer $1 Billion Dollars of scholarships nationally through their program all over the United States! DYW, formerly known as Junior Miss, has been around since 1958 and seeks to positively impact the lives of young women by providing free life skills workshops focusing on public speaking, interviewing skills, college admissions/scholarships, and our national platform of "Be Your Best Self". This fun and transformative experience promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership, and talent. Young women gain life skills and a boost in self-esteem that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives. Their accomplishments through this program are then presented in a celebratory showcase at the completion of the program and two representatives are selected to advance to the state competition. They also have a "Little Sister" program for sophomores as well.  Questions? Please email Jill Lumley, Program Chairman at:  monroebibb@distinguishedyw.org  Deadline to sign up is January 5th, 2019 as our workshops begin January 6th, 2019  . There is no fee to participate!

Check out their national website at:     http://distinguishedyw.org
Yearbook News
Buy your yearbook TODAY!!
You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com
or call 1-877-767-5217 to place your order. Please s ee Mrs. May in room 206 if you have any questions.
Yearbooks are $70.
Counselors' News
AP Exams


Students can start making payments for their AP exams beginning December 14. 
The cost of each exam is $95. The fee schedule:  
Dec 14, Jan 11, Feb 15, & Mar 8
            
This will allow student to make 4 low payments of $23.75. All exams can be paid with cash or checks. Please make checks payable to
Mary Persons High School
Online payment is not available this year. 
Interested students can start the registration process by clicking this link to the Google Form
Please see Mrs Burston if you have any questions.  

New CTAE Pathway Opportunities
Class of 2020 & Class of 2021

Monroe County Schools, in partnership with Bibb County Schools, will provide MPHS students with an opportunity to complete pathways at W. S. Hutchings College & Career Academy 
during the 2019-2020 school year. 
A tentative list of pathway offerings is listed below.

Cosmetology

Culinary Arts

Teaching as a Profession

Welding

Click here for a complete description 
Nurse's Corner
Dangers of Vaping


Clubs & Organizations News
FBLA News 

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

FCA meets 
Friday mornings
MPHS  Gym 
Spanish Club News  
The Spanish Club hosted a Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 12th. Students enjoyed food from El Tejado as well as some homemade goodies. There was festive music and a timed competition to make a structure out of graham crackers and icing. Pictured are some of the winning gingerbread houses.
Sports News
Basketball News
Holiday Classic Tournament
Soccer News
Girl's Soccer Conditioning
Begins January 7th
@ the Practice Field
3:40-4:40 p.m. 
Tennis News
If you missed the information meeting but are still interested in playing tennis, please e-mail Coach Grossman ( hannah.grossman@mcschools.org ) or Coach Bernard ( trey.bernard@mcschools.org ). 

You must have a physical on file to participate. 

Tryouts will begin on January 16.
Winter Sports Schedules

Media Center Message


Merry  
Christmas

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