Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Progress Reports - March 23
Spring Break - April 3-7
MP Recognized for Being a CHAMP

Mary Persons High School was recently recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as a school that supports positive school climate through the implementation of the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) framework.  We do this through our CHAMP program in which students are expected to be Courteous, Honorable, Accountable, Motivated, and Prepared.

There are only a total of 7 high schools, including MPHS, that have the highest rating of operational.

Respect Rally & Campaign

On Wednesday  and Thursday, March 1-2 students at Mary Persons took part in the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign to stop the use of the R word.  In 2010, President Obama signed Rosa's Law which  removed the terms "mental retardation" and "mentally retarded" from federal health, education and labor policy and replaces them with people first language "individual with an intellectual disability" and "intellectual disability." When people use the term "retard" or "retarded" to describe something they are saying that the thing being described is like a person with a disability. The Spread the Word to End the Word campaign is sponsored globally by Special Olympics and Best Buddies. On Friday we had a Respect Rally to reinforce the message.  Jamyest Williams, from Grayson High School, was our guest speaker.

Congratulations Coach Nix
February Teacher of the Month
Congratulations to our CHAMPs of the Month

Congratulations to Marcelene Leverett (Freshman) and Jaylen Prescott (Upperclassman) who were chosen as MP CHAMPs of the Month.

Spanish Honor Students Teach Spanish to Kindergartners 
Miranda Lipham teaches sports terms
to Ms. King's kindergartners.
Gabe Medley and Hope Williams teach students the Spanish version of Heads, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes.
Econ Students Study Fiscal Policy
Students in Mrs. Peacock's classes  determined what phase of the business cycle we were in and suggested the appropriate fiscal policy to address it.
World History Students "Industrialize" England
Ms. Duncan's World History students worked to "industrialize" England. 
They were given a limited amount of information for each round of the 
Urban Game & were to construct or demolish buildings, railroads, roads,  bridges, canals, and trees as instructed. Once the 20 round activity was over, students went from a plain white poster board (early England) to a messy, overcrowded, chaotic poster board (England during the Industrial Revolution). Afterwards, the classes discussed how Industrialization and urbanization impacted the world. 
CHAMP Readers
In Mrs. Huff's Reading class, students are working hard and improving in their reading. Every two weeks these students compete with each other on their behavior and academic progress.  The student with the highest points during the two/three weeks wins a gift card of their choice.  There was a tie for March 3, 2017.  The winners were Jonathan Myrick, and again John Chance.  
Congratulations guys, keep reading!
AMDM Students Participate in Olympic Games
Students in AMDM (Advanced Mathematical Decision Making) recently 
participated in some Olympic Games/data collection. 
Energy Students Visit Energy Facility
First year Energy Pathway students recently visited the Smarr Energy Facility located in nearby Smarr, Georgia. During our visit we got a chance to see a gas-fired power plant up close. This power production facility is a "peaker plant" meaning that it is only in operation when there is extra demand on the electric grid. In the photo are first year, Energy Pathway students and two of our tour guides who work as a technicians at the facility. They are describing some of the onsite equipment to the students. Mr. Meacham would like to take this opportunity to thank Oglethorpe Power Corp. for their hospitality in allowing us to visit. He would also like to say thank you to all of the employees who took time out of their busy schedule to work with out first year Energy students.
Credit Recovery
We will be offering a final 8 week session of credit recovery this semester.  The session will begin  March 13th  and will run until  May 13th . Registered students are required to attend  Monday  -  Thursday  from  3:15-5:15  or  Saturday  from 8-12 until course work is complete or the session ends.  Cost is $50 per 1/2 unit.  

Registration forms can be picked up 
in the Guidance office  or you can click here.
Empescope News
Don't miss out on getting a 2017 yearbook for $70.  Go to  to place your order.

March 14, 2017
The MP Chorus is in need of chaperones to accompany them to Warner Robins on Tuesday, March 14  for LGPE (Large Group Performance Evaluation). Participants will be loading one of 4 buses at  7:50 a.m.  and returning at various times throughout the day:  1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m . Chaperones must be BOE approved. If you are available to serve as a chaperone, please contact Mr. Hernandez ASAP,
2017 Prom Information
Prom will be held on Saturday, April 15 th , 2017, at the Macon City Auditorium. Eligibility to attend prom can be found on page 58 of the student handbook. Dates from the middle school or over the age of 20 years old will not be allowed. A freshman and sophomore may attend if accompanied by a junior or senior date. If a student's date DOES NOT attend Mary Persons, that student must first secure administrative approval by submitting a "Date Approval Form" located in the front office. 

The cost schedule:
Jan. 30th - Feb. 3rd $55 for MP Juniors or unpaid Seniors; $25 for guest
Feb 6th - Feb 28th
$60 for a Mary Persons Junior or unpaid Senior; $30 guest
March 1st - March 24th
$70 for a Mary Persons Junior or unpaid Senior; $40 guest
**The "date" fee applies to Freshmen, Sophomores, and non-MP students.   However, date approval forms are ONLY NEEDED for non-MP guests.
These are due no later than Friday, March 24th.

Anyone with an incomplete balance will not be admitted into prom. Tickets can be purchased from Ms. Metcalf in room 504 AFTER school. Refunds WILL NOT be made. Keep all receipts as proof of payment. 
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.  

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.

Fine Arts News
Art News

March is Youth Art Month
Students created Keith Haring-inspired figures illustrating what art means to them.  Help celebrate by leaving a post it with your definition of ART, an inspirational quote, or a doodle on the display board across from the Art room.

Help us celebrate Youth Art Month!
One of the overarching questions in any Visual Arts course is "WHAT IS ART" Share your definition of the term ART on a post-it, and leave it on the display board. We hope you enjoy our artwork throughout the school year. Thank you for participating, and for all your amazing feedback!
MPHS Visual Art Students

Monumental Sculptures
Art II students created the sculptures below after they studied monumental sculptures created by artist Claes Oldenburg.  

Band News
The deadline to place your order is March 15, 2017.
Clubs & Organizations News

Best Buddies News

Order your Respect Rally t-shirts TODAY 
for $15 - Prepaid Orders Only!!

All t-shirts are
short sleeve,
comfort colors,
in Chambray.
The deadline to place your order is Friday, March 10th.
Beta News

Beta Induction Ceremony
March 9, 2017 @6:30 p.m.
BOE Auditorium

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.
Sports News
Auxiliary News

Cheerleader News

MPHS Cheerleading Tryouts

Soccer News
Boys soccer splits pair of region games
The Mary Persons boys soccer team routed West Laurens, but then lost a heart-breaker to No. 6 Upson-Lee during the past week. The Bulldogs cruised to a 5-0 victory in their region opener against the Raiders  on Tuesday . James Davis had a goal and an assist, while Zane Holliman and Julian Rivera added two goals apiece. Shane King assisted twice and William Stevick once.  On Friday , the Bulldogs dropped a nail-bitter 1-0 at Upson-Lee. The defeat was a tough one for MP to swallow as the Bulldogs outshot the Knights 15-4 and controlled possession for much of the match. Upson-Lee scored just 2 minutes, 10 seconds into the game off a long throw-in that was deflected in after a clearance attempt. UL was able to hang on the rest of the way despite a barrage of goal-scoring attempts by the Bulldogs. Rivera clanked a first-half shot off the post and Holliman, Davis, Dawson Daniel, and Alex Rivera all had goal scoring opportunities, but could not find the back of the net. Up next, MP travels to No. 8 Stratford Academy  on Thursday  and then plays No. 9 Hebron Christian (at Stratford)  on Friday . Kickoff both nights is set for  7:30 p.m.
Track News
The Bulldog track and field team competed at the Chick-Fil-A Invitational in Griffin, GA this past weekend.  The Lady bulldogs placed 4th and the Bulldogs place 17th overall.  Top finishers were Olympia High placing 1st in 3 events: Triple Jump, 100 meter hurdles, and 300 meter hurdles.  Carson Dingler placed 1st in the pole Vault. Morgan Haney placed 3rd and  Lawson Weldon placed 4th in the 1600 meter run.  The Bulldog Track and field team will complete at The Canes Central GA Relays at Thompson Stadium in Macon on  March 9th .

Spring Schedules
Media Center Message
Monumental Sculpture Displayed in Media Center

Saranne Ezelle, Brittany Green, Matthew Cleveland, and Ethan Coley (not pictured) created the Converse All Star shoes which are on display in the Media Center.
They used canvas, cardboard, posterboard, and acrylic paint to make their sculpture.

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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