The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Upcoming Dates
December 17th & 18th

Teacher Work Day
December 19th
Christmas Holidays
December 20th - January 2nd

Teacher Work Days

January 3rd & 4th

Students Return
January 7th

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas...
A Day in the Life of a Teacher
by Anne Harris

In today's society, you will always find interesting commentary, news, articles, research studies, and political debates about teachers and the teaching profession. So much goes into preparing lessons and instructing students for the real world. After graduation, students go on to use what they learned in college, technical school, the military, and their chosen job professions. Let's look into the work done by a teacher before and after school just to get an idea of their life. Read more.

*Periodically a student from the Empescope class writes a feature article for The Bulldog Beat.  
Outlaw Serves on School Advisory Council

Daizha Outlaw was one of 120 students selected to serve on the State Superintendent's High School Advisory Council.  Throughout the school year, she will meet with Superintendent Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom. Members of the Student Advisory Council will also discuss other issues related to education, serve as the Superintendent's ambassadors to their respective schools, and participate in service projects to benefit schools and students.
Construction Students for Recent Competition Victories
Members of the Associated General Contractors of Central Georgia 
honored our construction students on their third consecutive skills challenge victory. The students excelled at masonry, electrical, plumbing and 
welding skills.  Mr. DJ Hurm is their instructor. Congratulations!
Congratulations Mrs. May
November Teacher of the Month
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. 
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.
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:  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:
Yearbook News
Buy your yearbook TODAY!!
You may order online at
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.


Culinary Arts

Teaching as a Profession


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

Fine Arts News
Art News

Art Club Hosts Empty Bowls Event
On Tuesday, December 4 the MP Art Club hosted its 4th annual Empty Bowls Project Dinner fundraiser.  The event was a huge success!  Community members purchased tickets for a student-made ceramic bowl and shared a soup dinner, with all proceeds donated to Backpack Buddies.  The Fine Arts Center gallery was filled with the festive sounds of the MP Jazz Band under the direction of Mr. Thompson, and Art Club and band members wore tacky Christmas sweaters.  Thank you to all volunteers, participants, and attendees!
Band News
Drama News

MP Presents
Wiley and the Hairy Man
Clubs & Organizations News
Best Buddies 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 
Sports News
Basketball News
Holiday Classic Tournament
Soccer News
Boys Soccer Interest Meeting
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 
Monroe County Middle School cafeteria
Tennis News
If you missed the information session on Tuesday, November 27, but are still interested in playing tennis, please e-mail Coach Grossman ( ) or Coach Bernard ( ). 

You must have a physical on file to participate. 

Tryouts will begin on January 16.
Winter Sports Schedules

Media Center Message


Link Your Ingles Card to MPHS

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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