Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Headed to the Final Four

With a 51-26 defeat of Jefferson  on Friday  night, Mary Persons football advances to the GHSA 4AAAA semifinals with a rematch of last year's playoff game with Blessed Trinity  on Friday  night at home. Follow  @MaryPersonsHigh  on Twitter for details of this week's game.  

Toy Donations Being Accepted

The Annual Kids Yule Love Toy Drive has begin! Bring a new unwrapped toy to help kids in Monroe County have a Merry Christmas. Donation boxes are in the teachers' rooms and in the front office. Donations will be accepted through December 8th.
MP's Got Talent - 2017 Winners

1st Place and Audience Choice Award - Stephanie Nix
2nd Place Winner - Gabe Medlin
3rd Place Winner - Ansley Lawson

Congratulations to all the MP's Got Talent contestants who 
did a fantastic job in the talent show and showed the amazing amount of talent we have at MPHS!!
MP Profile
Meet Christina Barfield!  She and her husband, Curt, have 2 children: Chip (5), and Cori Jane (3). Her husband is a 1999 graduate of Mary Persons. Mrs. Barfield teaches the Engineering and Energy pathways in the CTAE program. This is her 3rd full year teaching at MP. What does she like most about her job?  "I enjoy seeing kids engaged in hands-on activities and connecting content with real-world." Her hobbies include reading, church, family, and working with vinyl. If she could go back in time, she would like to "go back to around 1776, to the founding of our country to see what our forefathers' vision for the USA actually was."  If she did not have to sleep, she would use the extra time to play with her family and to read. When people come to her for help, they usually have "what would you do" situations.  Her mom is the person who has influenced her life the most. "She worked hard as a single mom to provide for me." Her schoolwork and her kids taking over the bed keep her up at night.  Interesting facts about Mrs. Barfield?  Tony Orlando is her 2nd cousin and a close family member, and she said that Georgia is the 8th state in which she has lived.

Yearbook News
Yearbooks are now $70. 
See Mrs. May to place your order, or go to
Counselors News
College Goal Day @MP!

Thursday, November 30th
Computer Lab - Room 208

Join Us during One of Your Electives

Seniors: Last year students missed out on $3 million in Federal Aid (AND HOPE Scholarship Funds) because they did not complete the FAFSA!! The Counseling Department along with Financial Aid Representatives from local colleges will be on hand to assist with the FAFSA application process.2018-2019 FAFSA Worksheets are available in the counselors' office.  Stop by to pick one up prior to Thursday. Please contact your counselor if you have questions.
Counselors Host College Fair
The Counselors hosted their annual College Fair on Thursday, November 16th. There were over twenty colleges in attendance affording MP students the opportunity to explore post-secondary options. Many students were able to apply to colleges on-site while learning about academic opportunities from various institutions.

Bulldog Blessings
Are you interested in supporting Bulldog Blessings, or want to learn more about how our counselors support MP students who are in need? Click here to visit their new Google Site.

Adopt-A-Senior 2018 is a new program sponsored by the Bulldog Blessings.

Senior year is expensive, and we're asking our local organizations, groups and citizens to chip in and adopt some of our seniors who are in need of support. Our goal is that ALL MP Grads experience the full memory of their senior year and don't have to skip out on any activities due to cost. 

Click here to learn more about the Adopt-A-Senior 2018 program.
 You can request more information as well as signup online to help support this worthy cause.
MP Cinch Bags Fundraiser for Bulldog Blessings

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.
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 is now open.  
Fine Arts News
Art News

Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Backpack Buddies

The MP Art Club hosted the third annual Empty Bowls Project dinner on Thursday, November 16 in the Fine Arts Center.   Guests enjoyed a soup dinner and took home a student-made ceramic bowl.  
All proceeds will benefit Monroe County Backpack Buddies.  
There are a few Empty Bowls t-shirts left, at $10.  
See Ms. Trevitt if you'd like one!
Chorus News
We are excited to provide you the opportunity to recognize a loved one in our 2017 Holiday Concert program. For a minimum donation of $15, you can recognize a loved one "In Memory/In Honor" with a 54 character message. Please contact a Chorus member to purchase an ad. All orders must be submitted by 12/7.

Band News

Spread the word! Tickets go on sale December 1st!
Clubs & Organizations News
Academic Team News   

Our Academic Team traveled to Brookwood High School recently to compete 
in their second tournament of the year. The Varsity and JV teams both made the playoffs, but they fell in the first round. Our next tournament will be Saturday, January 27, at Mount de Sales Academy. Varsity members include Madeline Copeland, Austin Davis, Ana Miller, Cole Myers, Lori Smith, and Bailey Storey. JV members include Baxter Berlin, Chris Crawford, Holden Haworth, Gabe Imlay, Pandora Imlay, Maci Joiner, and TJ Terrell. 
Congratulations on a great day of competition!
Best Buddies News   
On Tuesday, November 14th Best Buddies met for their monthly chapter meeting. This month Andreena and Yasmine from Disability Connections in Macon gave a presentation about Disability Etiquette and Accessibility. The group attempted to access both the front entrance of our school and a bathroom stall with simulated physical disabilities. Some members used wheelchairs and walkers while others temporarily loss the use of their hands and vision. The group finished up by discussing how challenging simple tasks could be as well as the importance of person first language.

FBLA News   

Congratulations to the following FBLA members for receiving the FBLA Statesman Award at the Fall Leadership Conference: Saranne Ezell, Hanna Hampton, Macy Morris, Cole Myers, Jaylen Prescott, and Reese Thomason. 

Statesman Award Winners: 
Cole Myers, Reese Thomason, Macy Morris, 
Hanna Hampton, Saranne Ezell, and Jaylen Prescott

DQ Blizzards will be back on  November 30  after school in Room 227. $2 each

Next Meeting - November 29 @ 3:15 in Room 227. Plan to attend & bring a friend.

See an FBLA member to get your Heritage candle(s) or Boston Butt, or you can email  to place your order for candles, or to order your Boston Butt. Heritage Candles are handmade in the USA and burn for approximately 75 hours, keeping their scent to the very bottom. Boston Butt certificates are good for one year, and they can be redeemed at Welch's Meats beginning  December 1, 2017 . Deadline to order is November 29 .
FCA News   
FCA will meet on Fridays 
in the Gym at 7:20 a.m. 
All students & faculty are invited!

FFA News   
Congratulations to Dylan Floyd for qualifying for the State Electrical Wiring Contest. Dylan represented our Chapter at the Area contest recently, and placed 2nd.  Dylan was awarded a $300 scholarship and will compete in the State Contest in January.

Dylan Floyd
2nd Place in Electrical Wiring 

Senior Landjudging Team:
Tyler Faulk, Matt Fields, Ashton Hooks, and Cody Sickman

Junior Landjudging Team:
Deyana Stokes, Anna Grace Simmons, and Tyannah Ogletree

Also, congratulations to our Senior Landjudging Team for winning the State Championship in Landjudging in Tifton recently. Team members Tyler Faulk, Matt Fields, Ashton Hooks, and Cody Sickman will represent Georgia in the National Contest in May in Oklahoma. Our Junior Landjudging Team placed 3rd in the State in the Junior Division. Team members were Tyannah Ogletree, Anna Grace Simmons, and Deanna Stokes.  Deyana Stokes and Anna Grace Simmons tied for third place individually.
Interact News   
Interact students volunteered at the Forsyth/Monroe County Rotary Thanksgiving lunch for the OAC at the Monroe County Conference Center. The lunch was catered by Miss Hattie's and entertainment was provided by the Wesleyannes. 
Jada Freeman, Karion Childs, Khadajah Bradley, Leia Williams, 
Naomi Sanders, Trinity Johnson and Ms. Sanders, Advisor
TSA News
TSA (Technology Student Association) is 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
Basketball News

Cross Country News

2017 Awards Banquet

Bulldog of the Year
Boy: Justin Wachtel     Girl: Ava McKallip

Coaches Award
Boy: Hunter Benson    Girl: Naomi Sanders

Most Improved
Boy: Preston Westbury           Girl: Chasity Smith

Eye of the Bulldog       
Boy: Logan O'Neill      Girl: Sarah Boyer

Best Newcomer
Boy: Austin Cookman  Girl: Lauren Hamm

Justin Wachtel - Runner of the Year
Timothy Clements & Meredith Hamm Academic Honors Highest GPA
Top Performer in the State Championships
Justin Wachtel is the fastest freshman in the State of Georgia.  
He placed 3rd in the 4A State Meet with the time of 16:45.  
He was the only 9th grader in the top 20 finishers. 
Bill Callahan Memorial Cross Country Scholarship  
Kayley Dale

Receiving letterman Jackets
Ava McKallip
Lauren Hamm
Sarah Boyer
Stormie Martin
Payton Poland

Justin Wachtel
Conner Battles
Logan O'Neill
Timothy Clements
Liam Spence

Letterman Bar
Kayley Dale (4years)
Naomi Sanders (4 Years)
Carrie Neal (4 years)
Academic Scholar Awards
Meredith Hamm - 4.64 GPA (Tied for highest GPA overall)
Timothy Clements - 4.64 GPA (Tied for the highest GPA overall)

The following all have a 3.9 or better
Hope Brooks
Sidney Briner
Hunter Benson
Alexander Hansen
Bethany Edwards
Naomi Sanders
Lily Clark
Kayley Dale
William Spence
Chasity Smith 

Seniors: Naomi Sanders, Kayley Dale, Coach McElhaney, 
Payton Poland and Carrie Neal  
Soccer News

There will be a meeting for anyone interested in trying out for Girls Soccer. The meeting will be Thursday, November 30th in the MP Cafeteria on the Main Campus, from  3:30-4:00. 
Email Coach Hall if you have questions: .
Tennis News

Students interested in trying out for the
Tennis Team should plan to meet with
Coach Grossman & Coach Bernard on Wednesday, December 6th , immediately after school in the Gym Lobby of the Main Campus. Information about physicals & tryouts will be given at that time.
Wrestling News

During the first home match, the MP Bulldogs finished 1-1, winning against Washington County, and losing to Mount de Sales.  Thanks to all who came out to support our team.

The Wrestling Team will be selling Smoked Boston Butt tickets @ $35. Pre-cooked smoked pork shoulders tickets will be sold through  December 7th .  If you would like to purchase, please email Coach Hamlin:

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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