Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
We Need Your Feedback!

Please click on the 
appropriate  link below 
to take our  Spring Survey. 
Your input is valuable 
to school improvement! 
The survey window closes 
May 18, 2018
Need a Summer Job?
(Workforce Innovation  & Opportunity Act) 
Yearbooks Are Here!!
The yearbook staff, under the direction of Mrs. May, has been working
Behind the Scenes to produce this year's Empescope
Congratulations on a job well done!
What are YOU Building?

The MP Construction students are remodeling the nurse's office.
Pictured are  Mika Bivens, Agustin Pompa-Correa, Caleb Davis, Will Atkins. The are working under the supervision 
of their construction teacher, Mr. DJ Hurm.

2018 Tradesman of the Year Award winner, Robert Jackson, puts the finishing touches on the MP Clinic Remodel Project
Summer School 2018

Students can  recover  
academic credits  this 
summer.   The cost is $50 
per half credit, & limited 
spots  are available.  
Please turn in a completed 
application & payment 
to  the Guidance Office 
or to Mrs. McLuen.  

Attention Seniors

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
MP Profile
Meet Martin Magda. H e and his wife, Julia have 2 children: Ella (6th grade at MCMS) and Will (1st grade at TGS). His wife is in private practice as an attorney.  
This is his 18th year as a social studies teacher . What is the best part about his job? "I get to talk about history all day every day!" In his spare time, he enjoys reading (mostly history), watching his kids play sports, watching sports on TV, playing with his chocolate lab (Thatcher), and going to the beach as often as possible.  If he could go back in time, he would go back to 1996 and convince Ted Turner not to sell the Atlanta Braves. "All the suffering since then might therefore have been avoided." When asked what he would do with the extra time if he did not have to sleep, he said "Read more." When people come to him for help, they usually need help passing AP US History.  What keeps him up at night? - "what kind of country my children will have to live in." He said if he could go back and do something again, he would go back to pole vaulting on his high school track team. "That was a lot of fun."
Summer Reading

Click the cover image to go to a sample of the book.  These titles will automatically appear on our OverDrive collection, and there will be 
unlimited copies, so it's a great way to enjoy reading over the summer. There are many other titles available year-round.

Access OverDrive at

Access Credentials
Username = s.firstname.lastname
Password = your lunch number

Need assistance?
Email Mrs. English at
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 - approximately $2550/student ($186/monthly if you sign up ASAP)
  • Cost for adults - $2905/adult
*Space is Limited!  
Kris t y C a lh o un,
Email Colonel Brown w/questions.
Counselors News
Senior News
It's Filling Up.........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). 

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 students worked collaboratively to create this temporary mural 
on the 200 hall.  The mural is made of multicolored masking tape, and is the culmination of a lesson about the relationship between music and art.  
Clubs & Organizations News

World's Finest Chocolate is still available - all flavors available! 
Get yours today for only $1 each.

2018-19 May Membership Madness
Join for only $10 during May
to have your next year's membership dues paid! 
FFA News

Mary Persons High School FFA competed in National Homesite Evaluation and National Landjudging Competitions on May 3rd in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  This was the 66th year the Oklahoma Soil and Water Conservation Service.  4-H, FFA, and Adults from 33 states competed in the competition.  Each State can send 
up to 5 teams to compete in each division.  

Mary Persons FFA teams arrived in Stillwater Oklahoma and practiced  Monday afternoon.   On  Tuesday morning our teams traveled to Oklahoma City for two days of practice leading up to the National competition  on Thursday.  

Our Landjudging team qualified for the National Contest by winning the FFA State Championship in November.  At the National Contest we placed 29th out of 100 FFA landjudging teams from all over the country.  
Our Homesite Team was the 2017 State Winning Landjudging team.  In the National Homesite Division our team placed 20th out of 54 teams.  

FFA Homesite Evaluation Team: 
Front Row - Austin Wiggins,  Kristen Snyder, & Sarah Kimsey  
FFA Landjudging Team: 
Middle Row - Matthew Fields, Tyler Faulk, Ashton Hooks, & Cody Sickman
FFA Advisors: 
Back Row - Bill Waldrep & Ryan Smith
Sports News
Basketball  News
Email Coach Lamon McElhaney w/questions.
Cheerleading News

Ryles Signs to Cheer at Mercer
Congratulates to Kayleigh Ryles!  She has signed a letter of intent 
to cheer at Mercer University.  She is pictured here with 
Coach Kyle Ward (Cheer Coach), Leighanne Mitchell (mom), 
Sabe Ryles (dad),  and Charley Ryles (brother).
Football News

Soccer News

Anthony Signs with Middle Georgia State
Congratulations to Jacob Anthony!  He has signed a letter of intent 
to play soccer at Middle Georgia State.  He is pictured here with his parents, Kimberly and Keith Anthony.  Also pictured is Coach Allen Luton, Soccer Coach for MP and Middle Georgia State.
Contact Coach Dallas Hall,, if you have any questions.
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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