Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Underclass Honors Night 
April 19 at 6:30

Seniors Honors Night
May 3 at 6:30
May 2018 - Testing Calendar
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
Spanish Students Create Piñatas

Spanish 2 students completed a unit about celebrations and holidays 
by making (and breaking!) piñatas. Students used papier-maché to cover 
boxes or balloons to make the various shapes then tried out different 
decorating techniques using tissue paper.
Media Festival Project Advances to State
Congratulations to Graicyn Lee. Her Media Festival Project, My Experience in Best Buddies, will advance to the State Media Festival which will take place on May 11th.
Graicyn is pictured here with Mrs. English, our Media Specialist.
Congratulations Mrs. Amanda Hightower
March Teacher of the Month
Energy Pathway Students Visit 
Electric Co-op Training Center

Mrs. Barfield's Energy classes visited the Electric Cooperative Training Center in Smarr before Spring Break. The students were able to go through a tour, and  several awesome segments.

MP Profile
Meet Lauren Epps. She is married to her best friend and biggest cheerleader, Matt.  Together they have a betta fish, Dumbo, and an ancient yellow lab, Lady. She is in her second year as an English teacher. What is the best part about her job? "I love the 'AHA!' moment my students get when they understand something that's been difficult for them." In her spare time, she enjoys watching Netflix, "way too much." If she could go back in time, she would like to go back to 1976 so she could buy stock in Apple and be super rich. If she did not have to sleep, she would use the extra time to "finally catch up on grading." When people come to her for help, they usually want help with "How do you spell this word?" or "Can I put a comma here?" Her mom has influenced her life the most.  What keeps her up at night? "My husband, who always wants to show me 'just one more' funny YouTube video."
Yearbooks are sold out. If you are still interested in purchasing one, you may put your name and information on the waiting list in the Front Office. If any extras are available, the cost will be $75.
Senior News
  • April 17, 2018: Graduation supplies will be delivered.
  • Caps and Gowns: $85.00 total; All seniors MUST purchase a cap/gown.
  • 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?
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 Signs
$20 Each! See an economics teacher to purchase by  April 20th.

Prom will be held on Saturday, April 21st from 8:00 p.m. to midnight at the Macon City Auditorium.  Anyone with an incomplete balance will NOT be admitted into Prom.  Refunds WILL NOT be made. Keep all receipts as proof of payment.
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
Art News

Art II students studied monumental sculptures of Pop Artist Claes Oldenburg.  They worked with partners to create contemporary monumental sculptures celebrating objects from everyday life. 

Band News

Dance News

Musical Theater News

Clubs & Organizations News
Beta News
* Blizzards will be sold Thursday $2 each
*Next meeting is  April 25 at 3:15  in Room 227.
*Don't forget! Today is the deadline to complete officer applications for next year.
*World's Finest Chocolate sale starts today! $1 each.
FFA News
Congratulations to our FFA Wildlife Teams
The Mary Persons Senior FFA Wildlife Team recently placed 2nd in the State FFA Wildlife Career Development Event and the Junior Wildlife Team placed 3rd.  The event was held at the University of Georgia in Athens on March 24th.
The Wildlife Career Development Event allows students to demonstrate their knowledge in identifying aquatic plants and animals, Whitetail Deer Management, general wildlife, plant, and tool identification, and game bird identification.  Team members are scored according to their particular event and individual team member scores are added to determine the winning team.  Senior Team members include Gracie Thompson for General Wildlife ID, Jessica Hammock for White-tailed Deer Management, Matthew Fields for Aquatic Management and Hatcher Davis for Game Bird Biology . Gracie Thompson placed 3rd overall in General ID. Junior Team members were Tyannah Ogletree for General Wildlife ID, Thomas Warren for White-tailed Deer Management, Jack Demarest for Aquatic Management, and Anna Grace Simmons for Game Bird Management. Jack Demarest placed 2nd overall in Aquatic Management, and Thomas Warren and Anna Grace Simmons placed 3rd overall in their individual categories.

FFA is a national organization of over 600,000 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.  FFA is an integral part of the agricultural education program in public schools. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Senior Team: Jessica Hammond, Matthew Fields, 
Gracie Thompson, and Hatcher Davis 
Also pictured is Mr. Ryan Smith, FFA Advisor.

Junior Team: Thomas Warrren, Tyannah Ogletree, 
Anna Grace Simmons, and Jack Demarest
Also pictured is Mr. Ryan Smith, FFA Advisor
TSA News

TSA students attended the State Conference Electrathon Race in Athens before Spring Break. Jacob Thompson was our driver. 

Sports News
Did You Letter 
in a Winter/Spring Sport?
If so, the Neff Representative will be here Friday, April 13th to fit for letter jackets. The fitting will take place in the gym at 7:30 a.m. Please see your coach for further details.
Baseball News
Football News

Golf News

Soccer News
Tennis News
The MP Tennis Team went on the road, prior to Spring Break,  to play Pike County and  Taylor County. The girls and the boys lost on both days. At Pike, the boys went 2-3 with wins from Chris Swars and Preston Wilson at singles. At Taylor County, the lone win came from Chris Swars at singles. 
The MP Tennis Team hosted Lamar County and claimed victory on Senior Night. The boys won 4-1 and the girls won 5-0. Boys' winners included Tanner Lee and Tucker Melton at singles and the teams of Seth Smith/Chris Swars and Jordan Carr/Preston Wilson at doubles. Girls' winners included Cadi Seitz, Jackie Gore, and Emma Cantrell at singles and the teams of Madeline Copeland/Audrey Parrott and Isabelle McCaskill/Julia Rainey at doubles. Boys are now 11-3 and girls are 8-6.  After the match, seniors were honored for their service to the tennis team. Seniors included Madeline Copeland, Jordan Carr, Seth Smith, Ian Bettis, Chris Swars, and Cadi Seitz. Congratulations to all!
Senior Tennis Players pictured
with Coach Grossman and Coach Bernard.
Track News

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
Are YOU Career Ready?
Stop by the Media Center and take a look 
at our selection of CAREER books!
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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