Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Progress Reports
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Thanksgiving Holidays
November 22-24, 2017
CHAMP Winners
Lindsay Martin and A'Kendia Alford

Congratulations to the winners of the 1st Niine Weeks CHAMP drawing!
They were selected out of 291 eligible students.
Lindsay and A'Kendia are the winners of year-long athletic passes.
Congratulations Mrs. Spires
October Teacher of the Month
MP Profile
Meet Reye McLuen, our Graduation Coach. She is married to Jay, and they have 2 children, Miller (4) and Max (2). She has worked at MP for 5 years, and she enjoys the people with whom she works, and the daily interactions with students. Her hobbies include reading, spending time with her family and friends, and UGA football. If she could go back in time, she would go to 1998-2004 - "I'd do college all over again - some of the best years of my life!" When asked what she would do with her spare time if she did not have to sleep, she said "I like my sleep, can't imagine a world without it!" When people come to her for help they come to her about credits and getting back on track for graduation. Her parents have influenced her life the most, "they are amazing people and I hope I make them proud every day." Worrying about her children keeps her up at night. She has traveled to Europe multiple times, worked on a dude ranch in Wyoming, white water rafted down the Grand Canyon, fished in Alaska, seen a show on Broadway......"if you can't tell, I love to travel!"
Spanish Students Celebrate Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos
Mrs. Calhoun and Ms. Rowland's Spanish classes enjoyed food, 
crafts, & dancing as they celebrated with a Day of the Dead Festival.

The Mary Persons  Parent Assisting Children ( MPAC) group serves as the  parent organization of MPHS. 

MPAC welcomes parents, guardians and family members to join our group and take part in enhancing the educational experience here at Mary Persons High School by sharing ideas, participating in events and assisting, students, staff and administration when the opportunity arises.  Please complete this form in its entirety if you are interested. 

Yearbook News
Yearbooks are now $65. 
See Mrs. May to place your order, or go to
Counselors News
College Fair @MP

College Fair 
Thursday, November 16th
6:00 p.m.  
@ Mary Persons

This is a GREAT opportunity to visit with multiple colleges in a convenient location. This event is ho sted by the MPHS Counseling Department. 
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
Chorus News

Devane & Dunbar Chosen 
for GMEA All-State Reading Chorus

Congratulations to Sunny DeVane and Jeffrey Dunbar!!
They who auditioned for the GMEA All-State Reading Chorus 
and were selected, along with only 100 of the state's best music 
readers,  to sing in the most prestigious GMEA Chorus in Athens 
this January.   Congratulations Sunny and Jeffrey! 
You are truly an example of choral excellence.
Clubs & Organizations News
Art Club News   
The Art Club is hosting the 3rd annual Empty Bowls Dinner fundraiser on  Thursday, November 16th from 5:30-7:30  in the Fine Arts Center.  Tickets are $15, and go on sale Monday, October 30th.  

Come share a soup dinner with us and take home a student-made ceramic bowl.  All proceeds benefit Monroe Co. Backpack Buddies.  
See any Art Club member to purchase your tickets. 
Best Buddies News   
Please join us on  Tuesday November 14 at 3:10  in the Media Center. Representatives from Disability Connections will be presenting information on Disability Etiquette and Disability Awareness. Everyone is welcome!
Beta Club News   
  • Doughnut orders & money are due November 14th
  • Doughnuts will be delivered Thursday, November 16th, after school.
  • Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes are due Wednesday, November 15th.
  • $50 State Convention balance is due November 16th.
  • Check your email for volunteer opportunities during basketball games.
Construction Team News   

MP Construction Team Wins Region Cup

Congratulations to the MP Construction Team Members who took part in the 2017 Central Georgia Skills Challenge. In addition to winning seven individual contest medals the MP Team, for the second year in a row, took home the Region Cup.
Students competed against 13 other schools in Central Georgia in the areas of Carpentry, Masonry, Electrical, Plumbing, and Blueprint Reading. Each of the Bulldog Builders scored in the top four of their categories.

In Plumbing
Madden McLendon 4th Place
Mika Bivens 2nd Place

In the Electrical Contest
Robert Jackson, 4th Place
Logan Price, 3rd Place

In the Field of Masonry
4th place Agustin Pompa
2nd place Quardarious McDowell

2nd Place William Atkins
1st Place to Tucker Melton

In the Blueprint Reading Contest
3rd Cole Myers
2nd Place Trevor Smith

MP Construction Team!!

The Skills Challenge, hosted annually by the Central Georgia and Southern Crescent Workforce Development Alliances, was implemented to provide a venue for students to showcase their building talents and to expose high school students to the career opportunities available in the field of construction. Recognizing the critical need for a skilled workforce, the Associated General Contractors of Georgia, in partnership with Swofford Construction and Sherridan Construction, calls upon members and suppliers to provide monetary and material donations so that the Skills Challenge is free of charge to all students and schools that are interested in participating. During the day-long event local and regional employers are on-hand to answer questions and to scout local talent.
FBLA News   
There will be a meeting for Region Competitors on November 8 at 3:15 in Room 227. This meeting is for members who have signed up or are interested in competing.

Get your DQ Blizzard every  Thursday  immediately after school in Room 227.  They are $2 each.

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

Heritage Candle and Boston Butt  fundraisers begin October 25. See an FBLA member or adviser to get your candle or 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 the FFA Landjudging teams! Both our Junior and Senior teams qualified for the state contest this past Wednesday at the Region Landjudging Contest. The Junior team placed 2nd with Deanna Stokes earning high individual, and Tyannah Ogletree, Anna Grace Simmons, and Katelyn Walker, all placing in the top 7. The Senior team won the Senior Division with Matthew Fields scoring as high individual, Ashton Hooks tying for 2nd place, and Cody Sickman and Tyler Faulk tying for 4h place.  Congratulations and good luck at the State Contest which will be November 17th and 18th in Tifton.

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

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

Chastain Earns American Degree

Congratulations to Tia Chastain, MP Graduate & FFA member. 
She received her American Degree at the National FFA Convention in Indiana last week.  The American Degree is awarded to members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA.
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 (
Tri-M News   
Tri-M Music Honor Society is hosting their third annual talent show - MP's Got Talent! The talent show will be held on  November 14th

Sports News
Basketball News

Cheerleader News

Congratulations to our Competition Cheerleaders for earning the title of Region Champs!  They travel to sectionals competition on Friday in Columbus.  If they qualify, they will move on to state finals on Saturday
Cross Country News

Congratulations to Freshman Justin Wachtel!  
He placed third at the State Cross Country meet this past weekend. 
Football News

Congratulations to our football team and coaches.  They ended the regular season  on Friday  night with a 17-14 win over Howard.   The Bulldogs are 8-2, and the #1 seed in region 2AAAA and will host Carver Columbus in the first round of State Playoffs this Friday night.
Wrestling News

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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