Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
School Nutrition's 
NEW Online Payment Website 
*This link can be found on our homepage under "Parents".
Progress Reports
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Open House/Parents Night
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Congratulations Mrs. Fields
August Teacher of the Month
MP Profile

Meet Mrs. Holly Spires! She is in her third year as the drama and dance teacher at Mary Persons. She lives in Macon with her husband, Byron, and her son, Landon, and attends Mulberry Methodist Church. Their favorite places to eat are Ingleside Village Pizza and El Sombrero. They consider themselves "foodies"! She enjoys spending time with family and friends. The best part about her job is watching students discover their hidden talents and become confident as artists. If she could go back in time, she would love to be her 5 year-old self again and see family members who have passed away and enjoy a care-free life of cereal and cartoons. 

When asked what she would do with extra time if she didn't have to sleep, she said that she "would still" When people come to her for help they usually want her to listen to their audition song, or for listening & counseling or for college recommendations. Her Papa has influenced her life the most, she said "he taught me the value of hard work, perseverance, and that a smile and kind word can 'make it all better'".  Her "to-do list" keeps her up at night. She started reading when she was 3 years old. In college, she worked at Little Caesars making pizzas. In 1995, she met Glenn Close in New York City when she was in Sunset Blvd. Mrs. Spires says she has zero "poker face" and that her face is a "scrolling marquis". "I cannot hide my feelings!" She loves to eat and take naps!
Employability Skill:  Teamwork

August's Workplace  Wednesday Employability Skill for Energy & Engineering students at MP is Teamwork. Students wrapped up the month completing the marshmallow challenge in teams. The record for the day was a whopping 29 inch tower! 

Credit Recovery

If your student has failed a required course (English, Math, Science or Social Studies), please make sure they register for credit recovery. MP will be offering an 8 week course from  Sept. 11 - Nov. 9th . Students can choose an After School session that runs from  3:15pm - 5:15pm  OR  Saturday  School,  8:00am - 12:00pm .   Saturday  School will only be offered if more than 5 students register for this session. Students must pay $50.00 for each ½ unit class.  Please return registration forms to the Graduation Coach, Mrs. McLuen.

Homecoming Week - September 11-15

Homecoming Dance Tickets
Homecoming Dance Tickets will be available for purchase August 28th - September 13th in Room 116. Tickets are $6 each, or $5 with the donation of a canned good. Date approval forms are due by September 8th and can be found in the Front Office. 
MPorium - School Store

The Access Program is now running a school store, the MPorium, during lunch every Friday. The store is located in the Commons Area. 

They are currently selling school supplies including pens, pencils, Sharpies, composition notebooks, paper, Sketchbooks, and more!  This Friday they will be selling Jackson t-shirts. They will have MP spirit gear throughout the year. Come out and get your supplies and support the Access program!

Price Item Price
Yellow Pencil $0.25 Mechanical Pencil $0.25
Highlighter $0.50 Black Pen $0.50
Blue Pen $0.50 Pink Eraser $0.50
5 pack dividers $1.00 Pack of Paper $1.00
Composition Notebook $1.00 Spiral Notebook $1.00
5 pack striped pencils $1.00 Fine Sharpie $1.00
Pen Style Sharpie $1.00 1-in 3 Ring Binder $2.00
Sketchbook $5.00

Link Your Ingles Card to MPHS
Link your Ingles Card and help support your school. When you make purchases using your Ingles Card, Ingles will give back to the school a portion of those sales. The portion can be used by the school to purchase computers and school supplies.

Click on the link below to link your card. 
Search by SchoolID. The ID for MPHS is 10509.
Ingles Cards MUST be relinked each year in the Fall.

Yearbook News

Get your yearbook NOW!  The cost is now $65. Please give all payments made to MPHS yearbook to Mrs. McKneely.

Senior Baby Ads are on sale now. Please see Mrs. McKneely to pay and reserve your spot. 
Student Flu Vaccination Schedule

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

9:00-10:30 - Main Campus

10:45-11:30 - Freshman Campus

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.  

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 will become available  October 1st .  
MP Cinch Bags Fundraiser

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.
Fine Arts News
Chorus News
Tri-M Chorus members performed during the Face to Face Concert - a Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John this past Sunday night.

Clubs & Organizations News
Art Club News

Congratulations to our
2017-18 Officers!
President: Brittany Green
Vice President: Brittney Bryant
Treasurer: Matthew Cleveland
Historian: Kaitlin Hill

Best Buddies News
Anyone interested in joining Best Buddies for the 17-18 school year should submit a membership application online at

Chapter dues are $20 this year and will include a chapter t-shirt. This year's shirt is a yellow Comfort Colors tee with a black logo. Dues should be paid to Mrs. Holloway on the main campus or Mrs. Huff on the freshman campus.
Beta Club News


  • Dues are due September 8th. Dues are $10 for returning members & $25 ($15 goes to National) for new members.
  • Join MPHBeta Remind - Text @mphbeta to the # 81010.
  • Join our Beta Club Google Classroom. The Classroom Code is 3gfjhq.
  • Complete the assignments in Google Classroom.
FBLA News   
Join FBLA today! 
See Mrs. Little, Mrs. Myers or Ms. Sparks 
for more information.

Membership Levels
Future = $15 
(right to compete, put on resume)

Business = $25 
(Future + t-shirt + Monthly Membership Appreciation Days)

Leader = $60 
(Business + Fall Rally @ Perry Fair)
FCA News   
FCA will meet on Fridays 
in the Media Center at 7:30 a.m. 
All students & faculty are invited!
TSA News
The students pictured below are upper-level energy pathway students who are working on subsystems of our electrathon car! Students are getting prepared for our first race at Technology Student Association Fall Leadership Conference this November. 

Our team is in need of sponsors to cover competition costs. If you would like to make a contribution, please contact email

TSA dues of $25 are due September 8th, and your $20 for the fair is due on September 8th as well.  You you Thursday after school.

TSA (Technology Student Association) will once again be 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   
MP Tri-M Music Honor Society, Chapter 6802 cordially invites you to the induction ceremony of new members and instillation of officers on  Monday, September 11th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.,  Monroe County BOE Auditorium. Please join us as we celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of these fine MPHS students to whom music, academics, service, character and leadership are at the core of their being.
Sports News
Cross Country News
Football News

Please contact Mrs. Barfield if you have any questions.
Softball News

MP opened up region play at West Laurens losing 4-8. The Bulldogs got on the board with 2 runs in the first, but the Raiders rallied to put 5 on the board in the 3rd. Destiny Middleton went 2-4, while Cadi Seitz went 2-3 at the plate. The Lady Dogs are 0-1 in the region.

Volleyball News

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! The MPHS Volleyball team will be selling "Gold Out" T-shirts for the football game,  September 8 and throughout the month. We will recognize our cancer kiddos before the game and are asking everyone to wear "GOLD."

Click here for the order form. Please email Marcy Sanders at  to place your order. The shirts will be ready by  Thursday

Please support our kiddos. The Volleydogs will make a donation to Jay's Hope. 

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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