Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Fall Break
October 12-15

Progress Reports
October 18

Parent Conferences
October 23

September is
National School 
Attendance Month.
Homecoming Week - Dress Up Days
Oct. 22-26, 2018
Health Care Students Study Digestive System

Last week Ms. Carter's Essentials of Health Care class experimented 
with a hands on lab that simulated the digestive system. Students 
used a combination of crackers, oatmeal, and orange juice to create the 
"chyme" produced by our stomachs. They then squeezed this concoction 
through a stocking to simulate what peristalsis would feel & look like through 
the small intestine. They also cut up potatoes & placed them in mason jars with vinegar to demonstrate chemical digestion. Overall the students had fun. 
Jackie Gore enjoyed finding another use for her stocking. 
Econ Students Study Circular Flow Diagram
Mr. Simmons' Economics classes recently chalked out the 
Circular Flow Diagram, a  graphical representation of the  flow  of goods 
and money in the economy. This allowed the students to demonstrate their  understanding of the topic, in a unique and refreshing way.
JROTC Raiders Compete
JROTC Raiders competed in their first meet 
of the season this past weekend.
Choosing the Best
Jennifer McCullough, the Empower Director for the Obra Medical Clinic i
n Gwinnett County , recently spoke with 10th graders about  consequences 
and making wise choices. She also teaches the Choosing The Best program 
in the middle and high schools of Gwinnett County Public Schools.  

Mr. Kelly Canady recently spoke with 11th grade students as part 
of the Choosing the Best program.  He discussed  pornography, 
the adolescent brain development and addiction.

Yearbook News
Buy your yearbook TODAY!!
You may order online at
or call 1-877-767-5217 to place your order. Please s ee Mrs. May in room 206 if you have any questions.
Yearbooks are $60 
until October 21, 2018!!
The price will increase after this date.
Show Your Bulldog Pride

The Engineering Class is offering Bulldog Pride Yard Signs.
Small Signs are $17.
Large Signs are $25.   
Link Your Ingles Card to MPHS

Ingles cards must be 
re-linked each year. 
Our school code is 10509.
Counselors News
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.  

We would like to extend an opportunity for you to participate 
in a wonderful program which assists some of our neediest students 
in the Class of 2019. We are currently seeking sponsors for a few 
of our seniors. The typical items that students need assistance 
with may include the following:

Senior Pics - $25.00 sitting fee plus photo package
Yearbook - $55.00
Cap/Gown -  $80.00
Prom Attire (dress/tux), flowers, hair, make-up, photos, dinner: $200 & up
Graduation Invitations - $25.00 & up
Graduation Dress/Shoes (female) - $50
Graduation Slacks/Shirt/Shoes (male) - $50 & up

Last year, we had private individuals, church groups, local companies and civic organizations sponsor our seniors who were in need. As you know, there are many expenses associated with the final year of high school. If you would be interested in sponsoring a student or a specific need for a student, please contact Mrs. Burston or Mrs. Roller. 

This is the largest college fair in the Middle Georgia area with at least 60 different colleges in attendance.
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.
Fine Arts News
Art News

Our first Student Artist of the Month for the school year is Elizabeth Johnston.

Elizabeth is a junior, and this is her third year as an art student.  She is currently working on her portfolio in AP Studio Art.  Elizabeth's style is fun and whimsical, with bright colors and bold patterns.  She often draws on her imagination and personal experience when creating her art.  

Friday Night Marching Band Highlights
Chorus News

Drama News
Clubs & Organizations News
Best Buddies News
On Thursday, September 13th Best Buddies hosted a Family Meet & Greet dinner for Buddy pairs and their family. Clubs officers reviewed the mission and expectations while Buddy Pairs and their families enjoyed pizza, dessert, and getting to know each other better. Best Buddies is confident that THIS year will be their best year yet! 

Family Meet & Greet

On Sunday, September 16th Mary Persons' Best Buddies Alumni traveled to Emory University for the first Ambassador training ever in the state of Georgia. Graduates Graicyn and Krystyn (see below) each wrote and presented a speech telling about themselves and their experiences with Best Buddies.

1st-Ever Best Buddies Ambassador Training

On  November 3rd , Best Buddies Georgia is hosting a Gala to spread awareness and raise funds for a state office. For more information on purchasing tickets or otherwise contributing to this event please visit

Exciting News!   The 2018-2019 Officer Team of Mary Persons' chapter of Best Buddies International is pleased to announce that Senior members of Best Buddies may now earn teal cords to be worn during graduation exercises. Cords are earned through service points for attending chapter events, socials, meetings, and participating in fundraisers.

This historic decision comes as a result of the officer team advocating for the recognition of club members who may not otherwise qualify to earn a cord, specifically members with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learn more at Best Buddies' first chapter meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 25th at 3:05 in the Media Center.

Spirit Beads bracelets are here! 
They are $10 each & are available in 2 sizes. They can be purchased in Mrs. Holloway's room or at our first meeting on  September 25th at 3:05  in the Media Center.  Limited quantities available!

Less Than 20 Pairs Left - GET YOURS TODAY!!!  
Pair up with the Access department!  Get your MP socks 
benefiting  the Access department.  Contact Mrs. Holloway 
in room 110 to get yours! Cost - $10/pair.
Beta Club News 
Dues are due 9/28/18
New Members - $25
($15 goes to National)
Returning Members - $10
FBLA News 
FBLA will be selling ice cream sandwiches for $1.00 Thursdays after school in Mrs. Myers room 226 & Mrs. Little's room 227.

FBLA is having a Krispy Kreme doughnut fundraiser. See an FBLA member to order or contact Mrs. Little room 227 or Mrs. Myers room 226 on main campus and Mrs. Sparks on Freshman Campus.

FCA meets 
Friday mornings
MPHS  Gym 
@7:20 a.m.

Tri-M News

Congratulations to our new members who were recently inducted into Tri-M Music Honor Society.

Ryan Arnold
Elizabeth Bennett
Taylor Brown
Landon Fair
Rebecca Jones
Ansley Lawson
Bethany Maddox
Anastasia Miller
Grace Anne Pixley
Grant Pixley
Ashleigh Slaughter
James Smith
Kristen Snyder
Juliann Stevenson
Catherine Stevick
Celeste Taylor
Katie Thomason
Hunter Toler
Ridley White
Charlotte Wilcox

Advisors:  Charles Hernandez, and  Eric Thompson

Sports News
Cross Country News

The Bulldogs Cross Country team competed in the Greyhound Invitational hosted by Jones County this past  Saturday . Both Varsity teams placed 3rd.  

Noon Imsuksri
Chloe Kell
Leading the way and receiving race medals for the Lady Bulldogs were Ava McKallip, Caroline Hampton, Sarah Boyer, Maradeth Leverette, and Stormie Martin. Chloe Kell and  Noon  Imsuksri also metaled for the JV race. Awesome job ladies.  

Logan O'Neil & Justin Wachtel

The Bulldogs leaders were Justin Wachtel, Logan Oneill, Alec Remick, Conner Battles, and Holden Haworth. Justin Wachtel was the race champion with a record time of  15:36 .  He continues the season undefeated. Justin will compete this weekend at the Wingfoot Classic Invitational in hopes of becoming all Georgia Class Champion.  Go Dogs!   

Football News

The Bulldogs defeated the Peach County Trojans 35-21  Friday  night. The Dogs are now 5-0 for the season! 

Softball News

After an hour and half delay the Bulldogs rallied up and defeated Perry 15-5. Offense was a total team effort. Faith Ann Rozier had 6 RBIs followed by Emmalee Hayman with 3 RBIs. Lauren DeFore and Mallory Turner split the circle on defense. The Bulldogs are 4-1 in region.
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