Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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MP Profile
Meet Katie Rowland. She lives with her family of 4: Eddie Rowland (her dad), Kathy Rowland (her mom), and Carson Rowland (her brother). She is in her second year of teaching Spanish at MP. When asked what she likes most about her job, she said "I love getting to know all of my students. They are so much fun and so inspiring. In her spare time she loves to draw and paint. If she could go back in time, she would like to go to AD 30ish so she could see Jesus in person. If she did not have to sleep, she would use the extra time to watch endless episodes of Grey's Anatomy, or "more realistically....catch up on my grading." When people come to her for help, they usually need help with organizing, decorating, and planning fun activities and events.  The person who has influenced her life the most is her mom. "She's always been my biggest fan, #1 supporter, and my biggest role model. Scary movies keep her up at night!  "Go DAWGS! (UGA & MP, that is)"
Cow Calendar Fundraiser

This fundraiser will benefiting the
Access Program at our school.

What's a Cow Calendar?
In 1998, the Cows created the Cow Calendar as a new tool to convince people to eat more chicken. Since then the Cows have gone to great lengths to spread their self-preservation message. This year's Cow Calendar Card opens the door to delicious food and surprises and is your key to special monthly offers.

Cow Calendars may be purchased for $10 from any Access teacher.  
2018 Washington Youth Tour
  • All expenses paid, week-long trip to Washington D.C.
  • Open to sophomores and juniors. 
  • Students who live in one of the 14 counties we serve are eligible to enter.
  • The students are not required to live in residence served by CGEMC.

This week-long tour of Washington, D.C., will take place June 7-14, 2018.  The deadline for applications is  February 8, 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
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
Clubs & Organizations News
Beta Club News

State Beta Convention
in Savannah - January 25 & 26 
Blizzards will be sold  Thursday  after school. $2 each.

Next meeting will be held 
TODAY at 3:15  in Room 227.
SkillsUSA News

MP SKillsUSA TeamWorks Team Qualifies for State Championship
Congratulations to the MP TeamWorks team for earning a spot at the SkillsUSA Georgia State Championships in March. These students were one of only ten teams in Georgia to advance to the state competition. 

Logan Price, Mika Bivens, Cole Meyers, Will Atkins, and Agustin Pompa

TeamWorks competitors must use their building skills in the fields of masonry, carpentry, electrical wiring and plumbing to build a structure that complies with all national and local building codes. The TeamWorks contest is the flagship competition each year at the SkillsUSA State Championships and Construction Expo. 
TSA News
TSA state competition sign ups are happening NOW! TSA Members or those interested should click here to view our google site for details. 

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
Basketball News

Soccer News

Get Your 
Soccer Apparel NOW!!

Order Deadline 1/29/18
Wrestling 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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