Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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.
Seniors Honors Night
May 3 @6:30
Monroe Fine Arts Center



*Senior Scholarship Form:

If you are receiving a scholarship from the college you will be attending, you MUST complete the Senior Scholarship Form in order for the scholarship to be announced at the upcoming Senior Honors Night program. In addition, a copy of the scholarship award letter or email must be sent to your counselor (NO EXCEPTIONS).


*U.S. Armed Services Questionnaire:

If you have joined a branch of the armed services and want to be recognized at Senior Honors Night, you MUST complete the U.S. Armed Services Questionnaire. The name and contact information of your recruiter must be included! 

Seniors Receive Graduation Garb

Class  of 2018!
Calling all seniors! Cap and gowns have been delivered, and graduation 
is getting real! Sport your grad year on your car, phone case, anywhere 
with vinyl decals by Creations By Champs! 
Black white and gold pricing= $1 for the first square inch,  50 cents per 
inch after that! Add 25 cents/inch for additional solid colors or 
50 cents/inch for glitter/patterns.

Graduation cap door sign! 
We can do any dimensions! 
And colors. 
Both sides are painted 
so you can flip your tassel after graduation! 

A 20 inch painted as is $25. 
We can customize with "2018", 
a monogram, 
name, etc. as well by request 
and will price accordingly. 

Contact Christina Barfield , email  or message @creationsbychamps on Facebook to place your order TODAY!!!
#supportSTEMeducationinMonroeCounty #designedbyseniors #studentmade #DIYdawgs #creationsbychamps
Prom 2018

Congratulations to the following students who were elected
to represent their class on Student Council next year.

Class of 2019
Hope Brooks
Anna Hightower
Kierra Hughley
Mary Kate Jones
Macy Morris
Brianna Morgan
Daizha Outlaw
Jaylen Prescott
Class of 2020
Khadajah Bradley
Jimbo Finch
Jada Freeman
Jacki Gore
Trinity Johnson
Anoki Patel
Whitney Ray
Summer Sandefur

Class of 2021
Natalie Brookins
James Gibbs
Kaylee Gordon
Hunter Hudson
Julia Jenkins
Rachel Martin
Alissa Rozier
Madalynne Scott
Geometry Students Review w/Scavenger Hunt
With Milestones coming up soon, what better way to review than by 
completing  a scavenger hunt? Geometry students are waking up both 
their brains and their bodies during this review activity.
MP Profile
Meet Kristy Calhoun. She and her husband, Bill, have been married for 2 years. She has a son, Kevin, who lives in Raleigh, NC. and is a computer software engineer . She also has a daughter, Kirsti, who lives in upstate New York and is a pre-K teacher. Mrs. Calhoun has 2 grandchildren, Jaxon (4), and Leo (7 mos).  This is her 15th year as a Spanish teacher at MP, and her 20th year total. What is the best part about her job? "Seeing students accomplish something they thought was impossible. I also love hearing from students after high school who tell me how they've used what they learned in my class." In her spare time, she enjoys walking, playing golf, traveling, baking, theater, maintaining the website for The Backlot Players, and sending out a monthly newsletter for the theater. When asked what she would do with the extra time if she did not have to sleep, she said "probably learn another language."  When people come to her for help, they usually need help with Spanish or technology issues.  She has a master's in technology. She said her grandmother has influenced her life the most, with her love, faith, kindness, and patience. Also, her 6th grade teacher, Mrs. Martin, "who made me want to teach." What keeps her up at night? - "worrying about my kids and grandchildren" 
All Sports Physicals

On Monday  April 30, 2018  
Mary Persons High School will be offering physicals for all student-athletes interested in participating in athletics.  The cost of the physical is $10.  All student-athletes are required to have a physical in order to participate in athletics.  The physicals will be held at James P. Evans Gymnasium on the campus of Mary Persons High School.  In order for the process to run as smoothly as possible, please adhere to the following times:
All Rising 7th and 8th Graders 4:00- 5:00 pm
All Rising 9th - 12th Graders 5:00-6:30 pm

  1. All student-athletes must fill out the front page of the physical form, and it must be signed in the appropriate places by both the student-athlete and parent/guardian.
  2. All physicals must be on the GHSA approved form. The physical form is attached to this email.
  3. Cost: $10
Attention Class of 2019
Rising seniors can get 50% off on photos if they 
schedule to take their photos at one of the BPI studios.
*If you do not wish to travel to one of the studios to take advantage of the 50% discount, Senior Pictures will be taken on campus 
July 25-27, 2018. You will be receiving an appointment card in 
the mail prior to your scheduled time.
Don't miss the opportunity to help 
your child discover the world!!!

Next year's 
international travel opportunity 
is a 7-day trip to Costa Rica 
in June of 2019! 
Join us as we zip-line through 
the canopies of the rainforest, 
visit thermal springs near a volcano, go snorkeling on the Pacific Coast, and have many other 
exciting adventures.
Trip Details
  • Open to students in the classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022
  • Cost is approximately $2550 for students ($186/monthly if you sign up ASAP)
  • Cost for adults $2905 for adults
*Space is Limited!  
G R O U P LEADERS:  Kristy Calhoun & Katie Rowland

Counselors News
Senior News
    • Final Date for College Visitation Day: April 27 is the last day to take a college visitation day per Dr. Finch.  
  • Seniors MUST request final transcript  using the following link:  You will need to create an account using your PERSONAL email. Requests should not begin until after May 21, 2018 . Please see your counselor if you have any questions.
Are YOU on the Board?
Our board is filling up.....
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). 

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
Art News
Congratulations to Kaitlin Hill, Leah Jenkins, 
and Laurel Sparks!  
Kaitlin received third place in this year's Congressional Art Competition for her color pencil drawing "Hydrangea Flower."  
Leah and Laurel both 
received Honorable Mention 
for their artworks.  
These students were recognized by congressman Austin Scott at a reception 
on Sunday, April 22.
Kaitlin Hill
Hydrangea Flower
Color pencil
Leah Jenkins
It Don't Matter
Acrylic on canvas
Laurel Sparks
Expressive Self-Portrait
Pastel, acrylic 
Band News

Chorus News

Dance News

Musical Theater News

Clubs & Organizations News
* Blizzards will be sold Thursday $2 each
*Next meeting is  April 25 at 3:15  in Room 227.
*Get your World's Finest Chocolate from an FBLA member for only $1 each.

Congratulations to our 2018-19 Officer Team!
Jaylen Prescott - Competition President 
Kierra Hughley - Membership President 
Jason Hickman - Vice-President
Macy Morris - Secretary
Anokhi Patel - Community Service Chair
Mason Baker - Social Chair
Sports News
Cheerleading News

To order see any MP Cheerleader (middle school & high school) 
or email Laura Nelson,

Football News

Soccer News

MP Boys Soccer to Face Shaw High School in State Playoffs on Friday
The Mary Persons boys soccer team has advanced to the GHSA State Playoffs and will play at Shaw High School in Columbus  on Friday  night. The Bulldogs (12-4-1 ) finished the regular season by winning seven of its last nine games. It is the 10th straight season the MP boys soccer team has reached double digits in wins and advanced to the playoffs. MP fell to Perry 2-1 in the regular season finale last Tuesday. Senior Alex Rivera got the lone goal for the Bulldogs. Prior to that game, MP outlasted rival Spalding in penalty kicks. Game time  on Friday  is set for  5:30 p.m.  at Kinnett Stadium in Columbus.
Contact Coach Dallas Hall,, if you have any questions.
Softball News

High School Tryouts
May 14th-May 18th  (weather permitted) 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Banks Stephens Softball Field. 
Second/Final Cut will be the end of summer

Middle School Tryouts

May 7th- May 11th (weather permitted) 3:30-5:30 p.m. 

at Banks Stephens Softball Field. 

Second/Final Cut will be the end of summer.

MPHS Offering Physicals for ALL Student Athletes
Monday April 30, 2018
The cost of the physical is $10.  
All student-athletes are required to have a physical in order to participate in athletics.  The physicals will be held at James P. Evans Gymnasium on the campus of Mary Persons High School.  In order for the process to run as smoothly as possible, please adhere to the following times:
All Rising 7th and 8th Graders 4:00- 5:00 p.m.
All Rising 9th - 12th Graders 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Tennis News

The MP Girls' Tennis Team played  Wednesday  afternoon at home against Shaw in the first round of state playoffs and won 3-2 to advance to the second round. Wins came from Jackie Gore and the teams of Madeline Copeland/Audrey Parrott and Reagan Dorrity/Anna Starr. Both boys and girls will travel to Woodward Academy this week to compete in the Sweet 16. Go Dogs!
Volleyball News
  MP Volleyball Tryouts for 2018-2019
Must have a current Physical.
There will be two cuts.

May 14,2018

3:30-5:00 for upcoming  9th graders and 10th graders
First cut


May 15, 2018

3:30-5:30 for  upcoming 11th & 12th graders.

First cut


May 16,2018

3:30- 5:30   All girls who were not cut in the first round.

Fundraiser information & Summer Workout will be shared.

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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