Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Progress Reports
March 15, 2018
Credit Recovery
MP's next session of Credit Recovery will start  March 12th .  Students can recover a half credit academic course, cost is $50. After-school and  Saturday  School will be offered and there are limited spots available.  Please turn in a completed application to the Guidance Office or Mrs. McLuen.  

CTAE Mock Interviews
The CTAE (Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education) Department 
sponsored two days of mock interviews for our 3rd year Career Pathway 
students. Over 150 students and 28 community interviewers participated. Students prepared a mock application, resume and dressed for success. 
A huge thanks to all who made this a success!
Spanish Café

Last Friday  Ms. Rowland's class participated in a restaurant simulation to practice their speaking and listening skills using restaurant vocabulary. In this simulation waiters and waitresses took orders, prepared food and served their "customers". The customers had to order their food, engage in conversation in Spanish with their table-mates, pay their bill and leave a tip ALL IN SPANISH! 

Click Here for Order Form
Checks made payable to MPHS.
Choosing the Best
Jonathan Adams, District Attorney of the  Towaliga Judicial Circuit, 
recently spoke with 11th grade students about dating violence, 
sexting,  domestic violence, and sex trafficking.

Available Resources

National Dating Abuse Helpline
& Love is Respect
1-866-331-9474 or text loveis to 22522

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
The Pregnancy Center
13 North Lee Street, Forsyth

National Sexual Violence 
Resource Center
Senior News
  • February 28, 2018: Jostens will be here to collect payment on graduation orders from Lunch through 5:30.
  • March 15, 2018: Graduation supplies will be delivered.
  • April 17, 2018: Graduation supplies will be delivered.
  • Caps and Gowns: $85.00 total; All seniors MUST purchase a cap/gown.
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 pictures and college logos or military logos will be displayed 
on the board starting this week.
MP Profile
Meet Stephanie Huff. Originally from Indiana, she and her husband, Bradley, have been married for 28 years, and they have 2 grown sons, Daniel and Brandon, who married Jessica in the same year, a month apart. She has a gorgeous granddaughter, Kinsley, who is two.  She is in her 4th year as a co-teacher in Special Education, and will be the Head Volleyball coach next Fall. What does she like the most about her job? "I like the people I work with and the students." Her hobbies include sports, bodybuilding, sewing, reading, antique shopping, and spending time with her family. If she could go back in time, she would like to travel back to 12 years ago so she could see her father again. If she did not have to sleep, she would spend the extra time with her granddaughter. When people come to her for help, they usually want help with reading comprehension and organization. When asked who has influenced her life the most, she said her parents, and her brother who is handicapped. The distance between her and her granddaughter, and the success of her students, keeps her up at night.
Respect Rally

The Respect Rally sponsored by Best Buddies will be held on  Friday, March 9th. This year Willie Freight Train Raines will lead the assembly. He brings with him DJ Smooth. 

We will also conduct our Spread the Word to End the Word campaign in the Commons Area during all 3 lunches on the same day as the rally. Instead of a banner we will create a paper chain with signatures because we want students to LINK UP to End the R Word and spread respect!
5th Annual Poet Laureate's Prize

Georgia's Poet Laureate, Judson Mitcham, in collaboration with Georgia Council for the Arts, is pleased to announce the fifth annual  Poet Laureate's Prize , awarded for an original poem written by a Georgia high school student. A winner and four finalists will be selected by the Poet Laureate and announced in early April 2018. The winning poet and finalists will have the opportunity to meet Governor and Mrs. Deal and the Poet Laureate when they are honored at the Georgia State Capitol in the spring. The winner and finalists will also tour the historic Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta. The winning and finalist poems will be published by Atlanta Magazine.  Entry deadline is March 1, 2018

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.

Prom Ticket Sale Information
January 22 - January 31 $55 for MP Jr or unpaid Sr; $25 guest
Month of February $60 for MP Jr or unpaid Sr; $30 guest
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 dues and guest fees are due no later than March 30th. Anyone with an incomplete balance will NOT be admitted into Prom. 

Tickets can be purchased from Ms. Metcalf in room 504 AFTER school. Refunds WILL NOT be made. Keep all receipts as proof of payment.
Yearbook News
Yearbooks are now $70. 
See Mrs. May to place your order, or go to
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards - for Rising Juniors

Please see Ms. Sanders for more information! 
The Forsyth-Monroe County Rotary Club will pay for the cost of the camp.
Counselors News
AP Exam Registration

The Registration Deadline 
has been extended to March 19th.

AP Exams will take place May 7th-May 18th. 
The cost per exam is $95.00.  
Make checks payable to Mary Persons High School. 
Please note that there will be an additional $45 fee for anyone who has to take an AP exam during the late testing dates due to schedule conflict. Click here to learn more about late testing.
See Ms. Burston if you have any questions.
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
Chorus News

Visual Arts News

Clubs & Organizations News
Beta Club News

Beta Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to the following 23 students who 
were recently inducted  into the National Beta Club.

Bennett, Elizabeth
Boyer, Sarah
Cantrell, Emma
 Emami, Mara
Freeman, Jada
Hamm, Lauren
Hughley, Kierra
Ivey, Abigail
Landers, Logan
Leverett, Marcelene
Martin, Rachel
McCaskill, Isabelle
McKallip, Ava
Morgan, Brianna
Penn, Madison
Pippin, Natalie
Spence, Allison
Tafolla, Diana
Terrell, TJ
Thomason, Katie
Vining, Victoria
Wilcox, Charlotte
Wu, Sam

Pictured are (front row) Katie Thomason, Victoria Vining; 
(second row) Charlotte Wilcox, Elizabeth Bennett, Sarah Boyer; 
(back row) TJ Terrell, and Jada Freeman.

*Next meeting - March 21 in Rm 227 @ 3:15.


*Blizzards will be sold Thursday after school, $2 each


HOSA & the American Red Cross will be hosting a Blood Drive on  March 16th  at MP. You must be at least 16 yrs old to donate. All students who are 16-17 yrs old, WILL need a consent form signed by their parent/guardian. Consent forms can be picked up from Ms. Carter's room 101, the media center, or click here for Consent Form.

HOSA members will begin registering/scheduling student donation appointment times for the next 2 weeks during lunch periods. 

Anyone required to have a consent form MUST provide the consent form to the HOSA representative BEFORE they are allowed to schedule a donation time slot.

Please refer to The American Red Cross' website for further details regarding eligibility requirements. Click here to access their site.
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

MP Boys Soccer Team Remains Undefeated
The MP Boys Soccer team remains undefeated after beating West Laurens 5-1  on Friday  night. The Bulldogs (5-0-1) were led by William Atkins who scored three goals on the night and added an assist. Dawson Daniel and Alex Rivera also scored as MP dominated the Raiders on the road. Jacob Cox and Julian Rivera also had assists for the Bulldogs while Brock Hulsey was solid in the net, recording eight saves on the night including a penalty kick stop. The victory was the first region game of the season for the defending region champion Bulldogs. The next game is an important region game  at Perry  on Friday  night.

Tennis News

The MP Tennis Team competed last week at home against Jones County.  The boys secured a 4-1 victory with wins coming from Chris Swars and Tanner Lee at singles, and Micah/Caleb Wilson and Jordan Carr/Tucker Melton for doubles. They are now 2-0 on the young season. The girls lost 1-4 yesterday, with Jackie Gore securing a win at #2 singles. The girls are now 1-1 on the season. 
Track 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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