Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
MPHS Announces
2018 Valedictorian & Salutatorian
Madeline Copeland
Lori Smith

Thursday, May 24th @7:00 p.m.
Monroe County Fine Arts Center

Friday, May 25th @8:00 p.m.
Dan Pitts Stadium
Attention Seniors

2018 CHAMP Walk
Seniors participated in the Inaugural CHAMP Walk, in which seniors returned to their respective elementary school and walked through the hallways as they were greeted by students and their former teachers.

Congratulations!! -  The Reporter 's Best of 2018
EMR Class Completes  Healthcare Science Pathway

On Monday May 14th, the EMR class completed their end of pathway practicals. This included a simulated trauma assessment testing their emergency response knowledge and skill. I'm proud to say all 18 students successfully passed the practical & completed their pathway! A big thank you to the company Air Methods for volunteering their time & helicopter to attend the practical. Also a huge thank you to Kristal Smith, Jason Lott, and various Monroe county EMTS/Paramedics for volunteering their time and making Mary Persons first year class EMR such a success with a 100% pass rate! 
Need a Summer Job?
(Workforce Innovation  & Opportunity Act) 
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.  

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 Stephanie Gore. She and her husband, Spencer, have two dogs, Toby and Bailey . She teaches math, and this is her first year at MP, and her 4th year teaching.  What is the best part about his job? "I love the students and my awesome coworkers!" When she is not at school, she is either teaching dance, working out, crafting, or with her family.  If she could go back in time, she would go back to the 1930s or 1940s. "I love the music from back then!" When asked what she would do with the extra time if she did not have to sleep, she said "start some sort of creative business -- dance, photography, etc." When people come to her for help, they usually need help with "Math, or for me to do something crafty for them." Her mom and her dance teacher, Cherrise Wakeham have influenced her life the most. She was in a professional dance company based in Atlanta called Project 7 Contemporary Dance Company.
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
  • Graduation practice will be held on May 23rd - May 25th.  Practice will begin each day at 8:30am and end approximately 12:00 pm.  All students who are participating in graduation exercises must be present each day.  Ministerial Association cookout will follow practice on May 24th.  All seniors are expected to stay for the cookout and show their appreciation!   
  • Final Transcript Request -  Seniors  may order a final transcript through their Parchment account NOW as long as you choose the Hold for Grades option. Mrs. Miller will release your final transcript once second semester grades are final and posted. As a reminder, your school email account will be deactivated after graduation. Please update your Parchment account with a PERSONAL email account ASAP!
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. 
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! 

The American Red Cross awarded 2 senior HOSA students with a $500 scholarship for their participation in the 2 blood drives held at Mary Persons this year. MP is awarded 
an allotted amount of scholarship money based on the blood donations we collect. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to HOSA this year! Abby Dillon (left) & Hannah Allison (back). Also pictured is Ms. Carter, their Healthcare Science Teacher and HOSA advisor.

Cadi Seitz
The American 
Red Cross recognizes senior students who 
not only work/participate 
at the blood drives, but also for their own blood donations. Congratulations Cadi Seitz & Abby Dillon for earning your red cords!
Abby Dillon
Sports News
Basketball  News
Email Coach Lamon McElhaney w/questions.
Cross Country News

Interested in joining
the Cross Country team?  

Cheerleading News
Football News

Soccer News
Contact Coach Dallas Hall,, if you have any questions.
Wrestling News

Interested in 
Wrestling in the fall
See Coach Dano for 
an informational letter.
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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