Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Fall Break
October 12-15

Progress Reports
October 18

Parent Conferences
October 23, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Congratulations Dr. Finch!

Dr. Finch has been selected as the national winner for the prestigious Association for Positive Behavior Supports (APBS) "Ted Carr Award." He was  nominated by our State PBIS team for the tremendous work he has done over the years as an outstanding high school principal implementing and sustaining PBIS. The award will be presented at the International APBS Conference in Washington DC in February

Mary Persons was recently the spot light school in the Mid Atlantic PBIS High School Newsletter which is seen all around the world. Click Here to read the article.
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.   
Spanish 1 Students Study Spanish Speaking Countries

Ms. Rowland's Spanish 1 classes presented their Spanish speaking country projects to small groups. The presenters taught their group about the places 
they would visit, activities they would do, and cuisine they would eat in that Spanish Speaking Country. Students evaluated each other on their projects 
and gave each other positive comments about their creation.  Afterwards, 
the students enjoyed authentic dishes from Spanish speaking countries! 
 Mrs. Dews' Students Learn About 
DNA Fingerprinting
 Choosing the Best for Seniors
Last week we had Choosing the Best speakers speak with 
our Senior English classes. Speakers  included Valerie Hicks, Sara Gassett, Ellie Pelt, Noelle Kahaian, Greg & Michelle Head, and Kerry & Heather McLaurin. 
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.

Join Us for the Big Library Read 
OverDrive, or ebook library is offering unlimited free access 
to  The Girl with the Red Balloon  October 1-14, 2018. 
See Mrs. English for details, or email
2018 Homecoming Dance

Anyone who plans 
to take a non-MPHS date
 will need to complete 
a Date Approval Form. 
You can pick a form up 
from the Front Office.  
All forms must be returned by Friday, October 19th.
Homecoming Week - Dress Up Days
Oct. 22-26, 2018

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
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!
Beta Club News 

Next Meeting:  October 8th
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.

FBLA is having a Krispy Kreme doughnut fundraiser. See an FBLA member to order or contact Mrs. Little room 227 or Mrs. Myers room 226 on main campus and Mrs. Sparks on Freshman Campus.

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

TSA News 


Tech Day 

@ the Fair 

October 8th

Sports News
Cross Country
The Bulldogs Cross Country Team competed at the Rock Ranch Invitational this past  Saturday .  The boys team placed 7th and the girls team placed 6th out of 23 other schools. Leading the girls team was Ava McKallip placing 14th out of 160 runners.  Justin Wachtel placed 1st out of 205 runners. He broke his own course record that he placed last season with a new course record of  15:55 .  The Bulldogs cross country team will compete at the Braves invitational hosted by Baldwin High school on  Saturday, October 6th .  

Football News
MP defeated Spalding 21-0 Friday night.  The Bulldogs are 6-0 and remain undefeated!!  They take on Upson-Lee next week. Go Dogs!

Softball News

After on and off weather delays the Lady Bulldogs defeated the Red Devils 7-4 on Senior Night. Destiny Middleton went 3-4 with 2 doubles and a single, Emmalee Hayman went 3-3, and the rest of the offense added in with a few hits. Lauren DeFore started the game and Mallory Turner closed it. 

The Lady Bulldogs finished their last regular season game with a 15-4 victory against Perry. Destiny Middleton hit a double, single, and was intentionally walked.  Alissa Rozier hit a single, double, and home run. Karsin Bass and Faith Ann Rozier had 2 hits. Mallory Turner led the defense in the circle.

Congratulations to our Senior Lady Bulldogs:  Aleah Hayman, Destiny Middleton, and Faith Ann Rozier!!!

The Lady Dogs advance to the region championship after defeating Howard 10-0 and 15-0. The first game Mallory Turner led the defense in the circle with 5 strikeouts. Faith Ann Rozier went 2-3 with a home run, Aleah Hayman went 2-3, Karsin Bass went 2-3 with 3 RBIs, and Emmalee Hayman went 1-2 with a walk. The Bulldogs won the second game behind Lauren DeFore's pitching. Desting Middleton went 2-3 and an intentional walk, Alissa Rozier had 2 doubles and a home run, Aleah Hayman had 2 hits and a walk, Nazri Jackson was hit twice and had a single, and Emmalee Hayman had a home run and 3 RBIs. The Bulldogs will play at West Laurens today (Wednesday)  at  4:30 and 6:30
Volleyball News
Volleyball Senior Night was Thursday, September 27th  against Dublin High School. The girls played hard, beating them in two games.  Leading the pack of Lady Dogs was Rachel Sparks with her impressive serves and Mary Kate Jones with her aggressive spikes and serves.  All of the Lady Dogs contributed and played  together for this successful win.   

Congratulations Seniors! Picture from left to right are: Rachel Sparks, Mary Kate Jones, Coach Huff, Brianna Morgan, Creyuna Buckner and  Ashunti Talmadge. 
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