Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Spring Break
April 2-6, 2018

Underclass Honors Night 
April 19 at 6:30

Seniors Honors Night
May 3 at 6:30
Middle Georgia Regional Young Georgia Authors Winners
Congratulations to these winners from MP!!
Brionna Barnett
3rd Place Winner
9th Grade
Natalie Pippin
1st Place Winner
10th Grade
Destiny Sparks
3rd Place Winner
12th Grade

Spanish Students Complete Community Service

Congratulations to Audrey Barr, Kiaya Bensink, Parker Haworth, and Madeline Copeland who  are working to complete community service for Spanish Honor Society. They  are helping at the English as a Second Language classes held each Tuesday at First Baptist Church.

Madeline Copeland, Parker Haworth,
Kiaya Bensink, & Audrey Barr
Yearbooks are sold out.  If you are still interested in purchasing one, you may put your name and information on the waiting list in the Front Office.  If any extras are available, the cost will be $75.00. 
Senior News
  • April 17, 2018: Graduation supplies will be delivered.
  • Caps and Gowns: $85.00 total; All seniors MUST purchase a cap/gown.
  • Seniors MUST request final transcript using the following link: You will need to create an account using your PERSONAL email.
Are YOU on the Board?
Have you been accepted to a college or enlisted with the military?
If so, please provide your counselor with a copy of your acceptance letter 
or enlistment paperwork (paper copy or email). 

Senior Signs
Senior signs are $20. See an economics teacher to purchase by April 15.
MP Profile
Meet Susan Little!  She is married to Jason, and they have two boys, William (6th grade @MCMS) and Brett (2nd grade @TGS). She is a CTAE teacher, an FBLA Advisor, and Senior Advisor. She is in her 5th year at MP. She said that the best part of her job is interacting with students. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching Netflix, and playing board games with her family. If she did not have to sleep, she would use the extra time to read, clean her house, and learn to play the piano. When students come to her for help, they usually need help with Microsoft programs, or to print papers. Her parents have influenced her life the most.  She said that Netflix keeps her up at night.

This year's Prom will be held on Saturday, April 21st from 8:00 p.m. to midnight at the Macon City Auditorium. See page 58 in the MP Student Handbook for eligibility details.

Date Approval Forms are due no later than Friday, March 30th.

Seniors: If you are planning to go to Prom & have not already done so, let Ms. Metcalf know your intentions for attending Prom so you do not miss out on receiving a Prom favor.

Prom Ticket Sale Information
March 1-March 30 $70 for MP Jr or unpaid Sr; $40 guest
*The "guest" fee applies to Freshmen, Sophomores, or non MP students. Date Approval Forms are ONLY NEEDED for non-MP guests.

Prom Tickets are being sold in Ms. Metcalf's room, room 504, until Friday, March 30th - AFTER school. Refunds WILL NOT be made. Keep all receipts as proof of payment. No tickets will be sold after this date. Prom dues and guest fees are due no later than March 30th. Anyone with an incomplete balance will NOT be admitted into Prom. 
Counselors News
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.
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. 
Fine Arts News
Art News

Art Students Create Portraits of Refugee Children
This year, art students created portraits of refugee children from the Syrian border.  Click here to view a video of children in refugee camps receiving their portraits. The children were so excited to receive the artwork and very touched by the efforts of the students who created these special gifts.

Congressional Art Competition
Below are images of artworks selected to represent Mary Persons in this year's Congressional Art Competition. The winning artwork from the state will be displayed at the U.S. capital building in a year-long exhibit.

Allison Spence
Saranne Ezelle
Matthew Cleveland
Linda Carvajal
Dacaria Chatman
Emily Saint

Brittany Green
Laurel Sparks
Destiny Thompson
Kaitlin Hill
Hope Williams
Lexi Lenderman
Leah Jenkins
Thomas Carter

Chorus News 

Congratulations to the Mary Persons High School Mixed Chorus, the Women's Choir, accompanist Terry Clopton and director Charles Hernandez who represented our school in the Southern Star Music Festival hosted by Six Flags in Atlanta on Friday. Both choirs received the highest rating - the "GOLD Superior Standard" from all three judges based on national standards of choral singing.
Congratulation to the choirs for continuing to hold their place as being a top choir in the southeastern region and for representing our school in such a positive manner!

Clubs & Organizations News
Beta Club News

* Blizzards will be sold Thursday $2 each
*Next meeting is  April 25 at 3:15  in Room 227.

CHAMP Shout Out to MP FBLA! 

State Leadership Conference Chapter Results:

Sweepstakes Winner - Region 12
Adviser of the Year - Region 12 (Little)
Chapter of the Year - 9th in State (Division 1)
Goose Chase Competition Winners
Overall Gold Chapter

State Leadership Conference Individual Results:

4th Place - Database Design & Application - Kierra Hughley
America Level BAA - Saranne Ezelle
7th Place - Business Law - Matthew Tonnessen
8th Place -  Management Decision Making - TJ Terrell, Christopher Crawford
Leader Level BAA - Hope Williams, Kierra Hughley, Seth Walker, Reese Thomason

Kierra and Saranne both qualified to attend and compete at the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore,  June 27-July 1!  If you would like to help Kierra and Saranne attend the national conference, donations can be made to MPHS FBLA in their name. All donations will go directly to their trip expenses.
TSA News
Meat sticks are back! Swing by the Tech Lab to purchase ALL flavors for only $1 each! 

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
Baseball News
Golf News

Soccer News
Tennis News

The MP Tennis Team participated in their final two region matches last  week.  MP lost to West Laurens at home, and then  traveled to Perry and avenged their defeat from the previous day by winning 5 games to 0 for both boys and girls. Winners for the boys included Chris Swars, Tanner Lee, and Preston Wilson at singles and the teams of Micah/Caleb Wilson and Jordan Carr/Seth Smith for doubles. Girls' winners included Cadi Seitz, Jackie Gore, and Emma Cantrell for singles and the teams of Madeline Copeland/Audrey Parrott and Reagan Dorrity/Anna Starr for doubles. The boys' record is now 10-1 (4-1 in region) and the girls are 7-4 (3-2 in region). 
Track News

Boys Track & Field -  Fendley Relay Results

1st Place - Justin Wachtel 

110m High Hurdles
5th Place - Jamar Fagan
6th Place - Deadrek Alford

300m Intermediate Hurdles 
7th Place - Jamar Fagan

4x800m Relay
2nd Place - 
Logan Oneill, Connor Battles, 
Myles Johnson, Justin Wachtel

High Jump
4th Place Condrius Alford
Distance Medley Relay
1st Place - 
Connor Battles(1200) Adrian Hughley (400) Myles Johnson(800), Justin Wachtel (1600)

Pole Vault
4th Place - Bralen Harvey
6th Place - Brycen Young

Long Jump
2nd Place - Condarius Alford

4th Place - Colton Dingmore
5th Place - Daniel Lavelle

The Boys Track and Field Team brought home at 3rd place trophy out of 12 teams, scoring 62 points.

Media Center Message
Are YOU Career Ready?
Stop by the Media Center and take a look 
at our selection of CAREER books!
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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