Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
May 2017 - Testing Calendar
Milestones, AP Exams, & Final Exams
Progress Reports - April 20th
CHAMPs of the Month
Abby Hodges
Alaicha Pennamon
Prom 2017
The Greatest Prom on Earth
A Night Under the Big Top
Bulldog Boutique:  Yes to the Dress!!
The first Bulldog Boutique was held on Saturday, March 4th at Forsyth United Methodist Church. Mrs.  Barfield , along with several community members and 
civic clubs like the Forsyth Women's Club, organized the event which allowed students to shop or swap for a prom dress. Students paid $10 to shop or were allowed to swap for a dress. The boutique was a great success and will be an 
annual event! If you are wondering what to do with your prom dress from 
Saturday, please consider donating it to this worthy cause! 
Engineering Students Take on the Soapbox Derby!

For the 2nd year in a row, students in Mrs. Barfields' Foundations of Energy course raced in the Magnolia Street Soapbox Derby Race over Spring Break! This year, students reverse engineered their car, "Black Betty" in class prior to raceday. Students came to enjoy the Annual Event and race our car. 

This year we placed 9th out of 17 teams, falling only a tenth of a second behind the top finishers! 

Huge thanks to Middle Georgia State University and the College Hill Alliance for sponsoring this event! 

Save The Dates!

Underclassmen Honors Night
Thursday, April 20th @6:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center

Senior Honors Night
Thursday, May 4th @6:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center
CTAE Cord Ceremony
Tuesday, May 16th @6:00 p.m.
BOE Auditorium

Thursday, May 25th @7:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Forsyth

Friday, May 26th @8:00 p.m.
Dan Pitts Stadium
Cap/Gown Delivery 
& Pictures

Monday, April 24
Caps & gowns given out by 1st period. There will be a meeting in the cafeteria at the beginning of 2nd period to walk together to the football field for pictures.

Seniors should sign up for individual picture times with Mrs. Little, Mrs. Peacock, or Mr. Simmons.
CTAE Pathway Completers

Make plans to attend the CTAE Cord Ceremony on May 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the BOE Auditorium. Don't miss out on this opportunity to be honored for your great accomplishment! You will be receiving a formal invitation at a later date.
April - Month of the Military Child

The Georgia Department of Education will join other states and organizations across the country in celebrating April as the Month of the Military Child - 
a time to honor the strength and sacrifices of military children. 

Our school system has selected  Friday, April 28 as our day to wear purple to honor the children of military families in Georgia's public schools. 

Staff and students are encouraged to wear the color purple on 
Friday, April 28th as a way to   express our gratitude, respect, 
and support of our military  students and their families.
Empescope News
Don't miss out on getting a 2017 yearbook for $70.  Go to  to place your order.
Attention Seniors:
Please stop by Room 206 during 1st period or 7th period to pick up your baby pictures that were used in the yearbook. See Mrs. May if you have questions.
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.  
AP Exam Schedule

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
Musical Theatre News

Musical theatre students were at Walmart 
on Saturday raising funds for MPs upcoming, very costly production of Shrek The Musical.

Upcoming Events

Band Concert
May 6th @6:30 p.m.

Choral Concert
May 15th @7:00 p.m.
Clubs & Organizations News

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.

Pictured here are Cass and April Cassell, along with last  Friday's 
guest speaker, Wes Privett (preacher at Ebenezer  United Methodist)
April is the  Area Representative for FCA.
Sports News
Baseball News

Congratulations to Colton Perkins! He has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Georgia Southwestern State University. He is pictured here with his parents, Daphne and Lee Perkins. Also pictured are Head Baseball Coach Clae Mathis, Athletic Director Brian Nelson, and Assistant Baseball Coach Michael Smallwood. 
Cheerleading News

The Mary Persons Cheerleading Program is selling 3 t shirts and a tank top (attached) for our annual t-shirt sale! You can order these from any MP Cheerleader. Tank Tops are ONLY available in Adult XS - Adult 4XL. Tank costs are AXS - AXL - $15, A2XL - $17 A3XL - $18 and A4XL - $19. 

Shirts sized YXS - AXL are $15, 2XL is $17, 3XL is $18, and 4XL is $19 All checks are payable to MPHS Cheer Booster and are due  April 28 ! We will NOT be ordering any extras so make sure you get your order in! 

Softball News

Paw Print Classic Tournament
July 16th-20th

If you have any softball questions 
see Coach Grossman, or email
Tennis News

Boys and girls tennis teams are region Runner ups.
They will host the first round of state this week.

Girls Tennis Team

Boys Tennis Team

Girls and Boys Teams
Track News

The Bulldogs Track and Field Teams competed in the Region 2AAAA Track Meet on April 11th and 13th.  The Lady Bulldogs earned the Region Championship title and The Bulldogs finished as Region Runner Ups.  

The following athletes  are top 4 finishers in their events Region and has qualified to compete in the 4A Sectional Meet on April 29th at Cross Creek High School in Augusta, GA:

Quen Wilson: 1st place in 100m, 2nd place in 200m 
Roger Atkins: 1st place in High Jump 
Ty Danielly: 3rd place in 100m 
Jamari Jackson: 1st place in 200m
Caleb Lewis: 3rd place in 400m, 
Lawson Weldon: 1st place in 800m and 1600m
DeKendre Alford; 3rd 800m 
TJ Williams 4th place in 1600, 3rd place in 3200
Jatori Sims 1st place 110m Hurdles, 3rd place in 300m Hurdles, 2nd place in Triple Jump, 
Jamar Fagan 4th place in 100m Hurdles
Jordan Shannon 3rd place in 400m, 
Morgan Haney 1st place 800m, 2nd place 1600m, 2nd place 4 by 400m Relay
Olympia High 1st place 100m Hurdles and 300m hurdles, 2nd place in Triple Jump, 3rd place 4 by 100 m relay, 2nd place 4 by 400m relay
Darmeshia Taylor 1st place Shot Put, 2nd place 100m hurdles,  3rd place 4 by 100m relay
Judiyah Alford 2nd place 4 by 400 m relay,  3rd place 4 by 100m relay
Daizha Outlaw    2nd place 4 by 400 m relay,  3rd place 4 by 100m relay
Carson Dingler 1st place Pole Vault, 
Cheyla Tafolla 4th place Pole Vault 
Taniyah Dewberry 3rd place Shot put
Erin Hampton 1st place Discus 
Lindsey Smith 2nd Place Discus

Girls Track Team

Girls and Boys Track Teams
Volleyball News

Girls interested in trying out for Volleyball need to pick up a physical form from Coach Sanders in Room 226.

Volleyball Tryouts
May 22, 23, 24
MPHS gym
4:00 - 6:00
Spring Schedules
Media Center Message
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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