The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Upcoming Dates
Exams
December 17th & 18th

Teacher Work Day
December 19th
Christmas Holidays
December 20th - January 2nd

Teacher Work Days

January 3rd & 4th

Students Return
January 7th




The Senior Class is again 
sponsoring a toy drive for 
Kids Yule Love. 
All toys donated will be given to needy children in Monroe County. Donations are being accepted at MPHS through Friday, December 7. Please consider helping a child 
have a Merry Christmas this year! Any questions may be directed 
to Susan Little at  susan.little@mcschools.org
Parents of MPHS Students


Please complete the 24 question survey in the link provided below using a personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. The data from this survey will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating found in the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI). 

Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Edu cation for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. 
Testing Calendar

Cell Phone Use on Georgia Standardized Assessments
Students are not permitted to use, or bring into the  testing environment, 
any electronic device that could allow them to access, retain, or transmit information (e.g., cell phone, smartphone, PDA, electronic recording, camera, or playback device, etc.). Possession or improper use of such devices during testing may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the system's student code of conduct and/or test invalidation. Devices such as those mentioned above that are brought into the  testing environment must not remain in the student's possession during  testing.

Calculator Use
Students will be allowed to use a scientific or graphing calculator on the Georgia Milestones Algebra I and Geometry assessments. Students will also be able to  use a scientific or basic calculator on the  Georgia   Milestones   Economics assessment.  Students should plan to bring their own calculator  as there will be a limited supply of school -owned calculators avail able.
Get Your MP Winter Sports Yard Signs
The proceeds will benefit MP engineering. Questions can be directed to Christina Barfield or to our Facebook page @CreationsbyChamps.
Class of 2020 
Scholarship Opportunities 
Distinguished Young Women of Monroe-Bibb (DYW) is now recruiting female students from the Class of 2020 to participate in their local scholarship program. They offer $1 Billion Dollars of scholarships nationally through their program all over the United States! DYW, formerly known as Junior Miss, has been around since 1958 and seeks to positively impact the lives of young women by providing free life skills workshops focusing on public speaking, interviewing skills, college admissions/scholarships, and our national platform of "Be Your Best Self". This fun and transformative experience promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership, and talent. Young women gain life skills and a boost in self-esteem that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives. Their accomplishments through this program are then presented in a celebratory showcase at the completion of the program and two representatives are selected to advance to the state competition. They also have a "Little Sister" program for sophomores as well.  Questions? Please email Jill Lumley, Program Chairman at:  monroebibb@distinguishedyw.org  Deadline to sign up is January 5th, 2019 as our workshops begin January 6th, 2019  . There is no fee to participate!

Check out their national website at:     http://distinguishedyw.org
Yearbook News
Buy your yearbook TODAY!!
You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com
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 $70.
Link Your Ingles Card to MPHS

Ingles cards must be 
re-linked each year. 
Our school code is 10509.
Counselors' News
New CTAE Pathway Opportunities
Class of 2020 & Class of 2021

Monroe County Schools, in partnership with Bibb County Schools, will provide MPHS students with an opportunity to complete pathways at W. S. Hutchings College & Career Academy 
during the 2019-2020 school year. 
A tentative list of pathway offerings is listed below.

Cosmetology

Culinary Arts

Teaching as a Profession

Welding

Click here for a complete description 
Nurse's Corner
Dangers of Vaping


Fine Arts News
Chorus News

2019 All-State Chorus
Congratulations to nine MP students who have passed the rigorous first round auditions for the 2019 All-State Chorus:
 
Sunny DeVane
Abby Hodges
Emily Joseph
Ansley Lawson
Stephanie Nix
Cayton Sink
Richard Smith
James Smith
Heaven Taylor


Front row Heaven Taylor, Ansley Lawson, Emily Joseph, and Abby Hodges 
Back row: James Smith, Cayton Sink, Stephanie Nix Sunny DeVane, 
and Richard Smith

These students are among the top vocal musicians in the State and upon passing their second audition in January, they will perform in the prestigious All-State Chorus event in Athens, February 14-16, 2019.
Holiday Christmas Concert

If you would like to recognize a loved one in the Christmas concert program 
for a minimum $15 donation, we would like the following information: Their 
name and rank if a veteran, if it is in memory or honor of and your name/family name making the donation. Please keep in mind that the maximum space is 54 characters that you may write.  Thank you for your support. Please print legibly.   Due by 12/05/18   Student who sold:


In honor/memory of (circle one)






Band News
Clubs & Organizations News
Best Buddies News

FBLA News 

FBLA is selling ice cream sandwiches for $1.00 after school on Thursdays in Mrs. Myers room 226.

FCA meets 
Friday mornings
MPHS  Gym 
Sports News
Tennis News
If you missed the information session on Tuesday, November 27, but are still interested in playing tennis, please e-mail Coach Grossman ( hannah.grossman@mcschools.org ) or Coach Bernard ( trey.bernard@mcschools.org ). 

You must have a physical on file to participate. 

Tryouts will begin on January 16.
Winter Sports Schedules

Media Center Message
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