Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Fall Break
October 12-15

Progress Reports
October 18

Parent Conferences
October 23, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
PSAT Administration

All 10th grade students, registered 9th grade students, and registered 11th grade students will participate in the PSAT administration on  Wednesday, October 10, 2018.  Students will be allowed to use a basic, scientific, or graphing  calculator  on the math portion of the test.  Students should plan to bring their own  calculator  as there will be a limited supply of school-owned  calculators  available.  Please contact your child's counselor if you have questions.   
Georgia State Flag Presentation
Representative Robert Dickey donated a new Georgia flag to 
MPHS  by presenting it to MP NJROTC cadet, Micah Shepherd. 
Also pictured are Dr. Jim Finch and Lawson Bittick. 
The Sports Traditions of "MP"
by Taylor Buffington

Pep-talks from the coach, special warm-up routines, and team dinners the night before a big game are all part of pre-game traditions that the sports teams here at Mary Persons take part in. Most teams would admit that they believe they wouldn't be successful if they were to skip a ritual before a game. It's all about consistency and repetition when it comes to sports. Read more.  

*Periodically a student from the Empescope class will write a feature article for The Bulldog Beat.  
How Do You Get Your Students Quiet?
Ms. Carter knows a great way to get her students to be attentive, involved, 
& quiet....have them all take their temperatures will an oral thermometer! 
This week Ms. Carter's Introduction to Health Science class is learning 
how to take vital signs when providing patient care.
Spanish Hunger Games
Ms. Rowland's classes practiced using possessive adjectives and family vocabulary by playing a version of the Hunger Games. Each "district" had to run into the cornucopia of Spanish words and figure out what they needed to match the set of English words they had. Each district team worked together to gather all their "resources" first and win the Hunger Games! 
Spanish 1 Students "Visit" South America
Sra. Nieves' Spanish 1 classes took a virtual reality field trip last week. 
Students used the Google Street View App and placed their phones in the 
virtual reality goggles. Working in groups, students visited the following locations: Machu Picchu, The Galapagos Islands, Easter Island, El Morro in Puerto Rico, 
and Lake Titicaca. All of these places were mentioned previously in class 
during student led presentations over different Spanish speaking countries. 
This activity allowed students to virtually immerse themselves in these 
locations so that they could describe unique characteristics, as well as 
any historical or geographical significance. 
AP Biology Students Learn About Medical School
Students in Mrs. Griffin's AP Biology class were visited by second-year  students at the Mercer University School of Medicine.  Students learned about the process of applying and getting into  medical school, what medical school is like, and the importance of being a well-rounded applicant. 
JROTC Raiders Compete
Our Raiders had lots of fun over the weekend as they competed in their team exercises. They got their best time yet for the rope bridge (2:04) and are still working to breaking the 2 minute mark. - at Osborne High School.
Trip is opened to current 8th-10th graders (Classes of 2021, 2022, 2023).
There will be an Informational Meeting  Thursday, October 18th at 6:00 p.m. 
in the MPHS Media Center. Email if 
you have any questions or are unable to attend the meeting.

2018 Homecoming Dance


or $5 w/2 canned food items

Purchase Tickets & Get Mask
Room 116 (Mrs. Hightower)

When to Purchase Tickets
During CHAMP Period,
Before  or After School
Anyone who plans  to take a non-MPHS date  will need to complete 
a Date Approval Form. Forms can be p icked up f rom the Front Office.  All forms must be returned by  Friday, October 19th

Deadline to buy tickets:  Wednesday,  October 24th .
Homecoming Week - Dress Up Days
Oct. 22-26, 2018
ALL Math Students
Daily Peer Tutoring Available NOW
7:15 - 7:45 a.m.
Mrs. McKallip's Room 
(MC Room 115)
Monday - Thursday 
3:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Dr. Williams' Room 
(MC Room 210)

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 $60 
until October 21, 2018!!
The price will increase after this date.
Show Your Bulldog Pride

The Engineering Class is offering Bulldog Pride Yard Signs.
Small Signs are $17.
Large Signs are $25.   
Link Your Ingles Card to MPHS

Ingles cards must be 
re-linked each year. 
Our school code is 10509.
Counselors News
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.  

ASVAB Registration Open

If you are interested in taking the ASVAB, please complete the Google Form by Friday, November 2nd

The ASVAB is a detailed assessment utilized by all branches of the military. The ASVAB is free and will be given here on Thursday, November 8th

Y ou do NOT have to join the military to take this assessment. It will provide you with great information about your career interests and abilities. Click here to download an ASVAB for Dummies study guide.
We would like to extend an opportunity for you to participate 
in a wonderful program which assists some of our neediest students 
in the Class of 2019. We are currently seeking sponsors for a few 
of our seniors. The typical items that students need assistance 
with may include the following:

Senior Pics - $25.00 sitting fee plus photo package
Yearbook - $55.00
Cap/Gown -  $80.00
Prom Attire (dress/tux), flowers, hair, make-up, photos, dinner: $200 & up
Graduation Invitations - $25.00 & up
Graduation Dress/Shoes (female) - $50
Graduation Slacks/Shirt/Shoes (male) - $50 & up

Last year, we had private individuals, church groups, local companies and civic organizations sponsor our seniors who were in need. As you know, there are many expenses associated with the final year of high school. If you would be interested in sponsoring a student or a specific need for a student, please contact Mrs. Burston or Mrs. Roller. 

This is the largest college fair in the Middle Georgia area with at least 60 different colleges in attendance.
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.
Fine Arts News
Band News
Congratulations to the Bulldog Brigade on a wonderful competition 
performance  at the Thomson Marching Invitational. 
Their Superior performance earned them the honor of being 
one of the highest scoring and decorated bands at the competition.

Superior Band, Superior Auxiliary, Superior Percussion Superior Drum Majors

1st in Class
3A Band,  3A Percussion,  3A Auxiliary, 3A Drum Majors

Ranking Among All Classifications
3rd Overall Band, 3rd Overall Auxiliary, 3rd Overall Drum Majors
Chorus News

Drama News
Clubs & Organizations News
Best Buddies News 
Spirit Beads bracelets are here! 
They are $10 each & are available in 2 sizes. They can be purchased in Mrs. Holloway's room or at our first meeting on September 25th at 3:05 in the Media Center.  Limited quantities available!

Mrs. Holloway Accepts Donation

Huge thanks to Dr. Monte Murphy and the Middle Georgia Down Syndrome Society 2017 Buddy Walk for their generous donation to our chapter!
FBLA News 

FBLA will be selling ice cream sandwiches for $1.00 Thursdays after school in Mrs. Myers room 226 & Mrs. Little's room 227.

FCA meets 
Friday mornings
MPHS  Gym 
@7:20 a.m.

Sports News
Cross Country News
The Cross Country team competed at the Baldwin Braves Invitational this past  Saturday .  The Lady Dogs finished 1st.  Ava McKallip was the first runner to finish on the girl's team.  She placed 3rd.  Following close behind her was Caroline Hampton, Sarah Boyer, and Maradeth Leverette.  The boys team finished 2nd. Justin Wachtel was meet champion and Logan O'Neill finished in 2nd place.  Following close behind them was Alec Remick, Alex Hanson, and Holden Haworth.  The Cross Country Team will compete next at the Howard Invitational on  October 18th . Go Dogs!

Cheerleader News

Congratulations to the Varsity Competition Squad for placing 1st 
this past weekend.  They topped 6 other teams for the win!
Football News
The Bulldogs defeated Upson-Lee 49-14 this past Friday night, and remain undefeated on the season! They are 7-0 and will be off this Friday night.

Softball News
The Lady Bulldogs went game 3 against West Laurens for the region championship. The girls fought hard, but fell short losing 4-5 in extra innings. They have come a long way since the start of the season. They are region runner-ups and get to host the first round of State. The Lady Bulldogs will play on  Wednesday, 10/10, at 4:30 and 6:30  against Cross Creek High School. 

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