Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
School Nutrition's 
NEW Online Payment Website 
*This link can be found on our homepage under "Parents".
September is National School Attendance Awareness Month
School Picture Retakes 
&Club Pictures
September 22, 2017

Student Flu Vaccine
September 28, 2017

Fall Break
October 9-13, 2017

Homecoming Week
October 16-20, 2017
MP Profile

Meet Mr. Trey Bernard.
He and his wife, Amanda, are both MP alumni (2004 and 2006, respectively), and they have been married for 3 years.  They are expecting their first child in February.  They also have two cats, Steve and Cooper, and a dog, Rosie. He is in his 7th year of teaching math, and his 4th year on the Freshman Campus at MP. When asked what he likes most about his job, he said "imparting knowledge and building relationships with my students." His hobbies include running, tennis, trivia, hanging out with friends, and reading. When asked if he could go back in time what year would he travel to and why, he said "You are asking a historian this question--I would say 1787 so I would be be a part of the society that helped to shape America as it is today." He said that if he did not have to sleep, he would use the extra time to watch Netflix for all of the TV shows that he is missing. When people come to him for help, they usually need help with math or history. He said his wife has influenced his life the most, and that she has made all the difference. His animals keep him up at night. Mr. Bernard is ambidextrous and he has been told that he starred in the movie, Chicken Little, as his father.
Students Demonstrate Mastery in ELA

Students in Ms. Metcalf's classes demonstrated their mastery of 
the literary elements of the novel "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles 
through differentiated projects last week. 
Broadcast Class Streams Home Games
Can't make it to Dan Pitts Stadium to watch the game? You have the option of watching it from the comfort of your home thanks to the MP broadcast class! A one month subscription is only $10. All proceeds help the Broadcast class purchase equipment to stay up to date. 
A link is posted on the MP website on the  Friday  of each home game.
Homecoming Dance Tickets

Friday, September 22nd will be the LAST DAY to purchase dance tickets. You may purchase tickets from Mrs. Hightower in room 116. Tickets are $6 each, or $5 with the donation of a canned good.
eMPorium Offers Custom Stickers for Sale

The eMPorium
now has stickers made by  Creations By Champs for sale. 

Prices range from $1-$5. Custom orders can also be placed at the eMPorium & will be filled by  Creations By Champs.
Yearbook News
Get your yearbook NOW!  The cost is now $60 until   October 6th

Senior Recognition Ads are on sale now. The last day to purchase a senior ad in the yearbook is November 3rd.  Spaces are limited, first come, first served. 

Please give all payments to Mrs. May in room 206.
Please see Mrs. May to pay and reserve your spot. 
Counselors News
Probe 2017 College Fair

Tuesday, October 3rd  
Middle Georgia State
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.  

ACT & SAT Information
Students who are planning to attend a four year college, must take the SAT or ACT and obtain qualifying score.  Mary Persons  is a testing site for BOTH tests. We are able to provide waivers only to juniors or seniors who participate in the free/reduced lunch program. Eligible students can see their counselor or Mrs. Miller to receive fee waivers.

SAT Registration: Go to to register for the SAT. You must have a waiver code or credit/debit card to register. Cost without a waiver is $46.00 (no writing) or $60.00 with writing.

ACT Registration: Go to to register for the ACT. You must have a waiver code or credit/debit card to register. Cost without a waiver is $42.50 (no writing) or $58.50 with writing.

Attention Seniors
The FAFSA┬« is the application that students must complete to apply for federal student aid, which can be used to attend an eligible college or career school. Federal student aid includes Federal Pell Grants, federal student loans, and work-study opportunities. In addition to determining eligibility for federal student aid, many states, private organizations, colleges, and career schools rely on information from the FAFSA to determine eligibility for nonfederal sources of aid. 

ALL students must complete this form regardless of parent income.  The 2018 FAFSA application will become available  October 1st .  
MP Cinch Bags Fundraiser

The counseling department is selling MP Cinch Bags for $10 as a fundraiser for our Bulldog Blessings fund. All of the proceeds will go directly to our neediest students allowing us to purchase school supplies, toiletries, blankets, coats, technical college application fees, special school events, etc. 
Creations by CHAMP can add a name for an additional $5.00.
Fine Arts News
Art News

Sophomore Destiny Thompson is the Student Artist of the Month for September.
Chorus News
Clubs & Organizations News
Best Buddies News   
On Friday, September 15 the 17-18 Best Buddies' Buddy Pairs were revealed at a luncheon. Buddy Pairs matched up the locks and keys from their invitations to "Unlock a Friendship" and find out who they're matched up with for the school year. These Buddy Pairs will participate in scheduled Best Buddies social events in order to develop an authentic friendship.
FCA News   
FCA will meet on Fridays 
in the Media Center at 7:20 a.m. 
All students & faculty are invited!
Stephen Howard (center), Youth Pastor at Northway Church 
of Macon delivered the message this past Friday.
There will be a HOSA meeting  on Wednesday, September 20th  from  3:05 to 3:45  .  The Fall Rally will be on O ctober 13th
TSA News
TSA (Technology Student Association) will once again be selling Country Meats for only $1. They have EVERY flavor in stock! Swing by the Tech Lab, room 220, to get yours! Follow the American flag!
Send items in to the Tech Lab, room 220 at MP Main Campus, or call  (478) 994-2812, ext. 5039  if you have any questions or need more details. Thank you for supporting Technology Student Association and keeping out earth green! Contact Christina Barfield (
Sports News
Bulldog Pride Yard Signs

Our Engineering & Energy classes are offering Bulldog Pride Yard Signs! 

Please contact Mrs. Barfield if you have any questions.

Softball Fan Wear is also available for purchase.
Cheerleader News

A big chaMP shout out to our varsity Competition Cheerleaders for winning 1st place in the 4-A division at the Houston County Cheer Competition this past weekend. They worked very hard and performed a great routine, beating Perry, West Laurens, and Columbus High  School. Please congratulate these young ladies as they have made a great start to their season. They perform again next weekend at Whitewater High School, in hopes of having another great performance.

Football Cheerleaders Featured on 13WMAZ

See the feature from this past Friday night about the cheerleaders' tradition of painting sign for football games.
Cross Country News
The Cross Country team competed this past  Saturday  at Jones County.  Girls placed 5th.  Leading the girls team was Ava McKallip with her best time of  21:52 .  The boys placed 8th.  The race champion for the boys 5k was Justin Wachtel with a time of  16:06 .  Justin has been undefeated this season.  He will be racing at the Wingfoot Invitational on September 23rd against the top runners in Georgia.  The Cross Country team will compete at the Warner Robins Invitational on  Monday, September 25th .  Go Dogs. 

Football News

Results from last Friday night vs. Peach County:   Peach County 35, MP 15.
MP plays @ Spalding on Friday, September 29th @7:30 p.m.

Click here for more pictures of Friday nights' game, on The Telegraph website.

Softball News

Volleyball News

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! The MPHS Volleyball team is selling gold T-shirts throughout the month of September. 

Please email Marcy Sanders at  if you would like to purchase one. 

Please support our kiddos. The Volleydogs will make a donation to Jay's Hope. 

Media Center Message
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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