The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Upcoming Dates

December 17th & 18th

Teacher Work Day
December 19th

Christmas Holidays
December 20th - January 2nd

Teacher Work Days
January 3rd & 4th

Students Return
January 7th
Parents of MPHS Students

Please complete the 24 question survey in the link provided below using a personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. The data from this survey will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating found in the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI). 

Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Edu cation for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. 
Congratulations 2019 Senior Superlatives

Most likely to Brighten Your Day
Sunny DeVane
Jaylen Prescott

Most likely to Harmonize with the Alarm
Stephanie Nix
Charles Dean

Most changed since 9th Grade
Emily Atkinson
Dylan Steed

Most Spirited
Madison Penn
Mason Baker

Most Likely to lose their Head if it was not Attached
Hope Brooks
Covi Zellner

Most likely to play the Most Sports
Destiny Middleton
Desmond Williams

Most Likely to be a Motivational Speaker
Anna Hightower
Zach Butler

Most Likely to take Home to Parents
Mary Kate Jones
Colton Dingmore

Most Likely to Quietly Take Over the World
Rilyn McKallip
Seth Walker

Most Legendary
Macy Morris
Jason Hickman

2019 Teacher Superlatives
(as voted on by the senior class)

Most Likely to Give the Best Advice
Mrs. Myers
Mr. Meeks

Most Likely to Catch a Student Texting in Class
Mrs. Barber
Coach Carey

Most likely to Bust a Move
Coach Mr. McElhaney
Coach Mrs. McElhaney

Best Dressed
Mrs. McKneely
Mr. Mark A. Smith

Most Likely to be President
Mrs. Greenway
Mr. Magda 

MP's Got Talent

The 2018 Winners:  
Ansley Lawson - Audience Choice Award
Bailey Niblett and Natalie Pippin - 3rd place
MP Flute Choir members Rilyn McKallip,
Bethany Maddox, Abby Weir, Elizabeth Bennett,
Katie Thomason and KaDasia Wallace
- 2nd place
1st place Winner of 2018 MP's Got Talent - Zach Butler!
Congratulations to all contestants who showed the amazing
amount of talent we have at Mary Persons High School!

The following 8 acts were selected as contestants for our 4th annual, 
MP's Got Talent.

Zach Butler
Megan Kelly and Jordan Shepherd
Ansley Lawson
Devera Moore
Bailey Niblett and Natalie Pippin
Cody Sosebee
Anabel Storey
Bethany Maddox, Abby Weir, Elizabeth Bennett, Rilyn McKallip,
         Katie Thomason and KaDasia Wallace

Thanks to the many others who came to tryout! 
Testing Calendar

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.
Class of 2020 
Scholarship Opportunities 
Distinguished Young Women of Monroe-Bibb (DYW) is now recruiting female students from the Class of 2020 to participate in their local scholarship program. They offer $1 Billion Dollars of scholarships nationally through their program all over the United States! DYW, formerly known as Junior Miss, has been around since 1958 and seeks to positively impact the lives of young women by providing free life skills workshops focusing on public speaking, interviewing skills, college admissions/scholarships, and our national platform of "Be Your Best Self". This fun and transformative experience promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership, and talent. Young women gain life skills and a boost in self-esteem that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives. Their accomplishments through this program are then presented in a celebratory showcase at the completion of the program and two representatives are selected to advance to the state competition. They also have a "Little Sister" program for sophomores as well.  Questions? Please email Jill Lumley, Program Chairman at:  Deadline to sign up is January 5th, 2019 as our workshops begin January 6th, 2019  . There is no fee to participate!

Check out their national website at:
Engineering Students Sell Fleece Football Snuggles

If you would like to order a Fleece Football Blanket from the Engineering students please email  or send a message on Facebook. 
Attention - ALL Math Students
Daily Peer Tutoring Available NOW
Monday - Thursday 
3:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Dr. Williams' Room 
(MC Room 210)
7:15 - 7:45 a.m.
Mrs. McKallip's Room 
(MC Room 115)

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 $70.
Link Your Ingles Card to MPHS

Ingles cards must be 
re-linked each year. 
Our school code is 10509.
Nurse's Corner
Dangers of Vaping

Counselors News

The college application process can be overwhelming, especially for those students who may be the first in their family to attend college. If you need help, please register for our upcoming event on Thursday, November 29th, during an elective class. Students will be provided with one-on-one assistance applying to college.
Fine Arts News
Chorus News

If you would like to recognize a loved one in the Christmas concert program 
for a minimum $15 donation, we would like the following information: Their 
name and rank if a veteran, if it is in memory or honor of and your name/family name making the donation. Please keep in mind that the maximum space is 54 characters that you may write.  Thank you for your support. Please print legibly.   Due by 12/05/18   Student who sold:

In honor/memory of (circle one)

Band News
Clubs & Organizations News
Art Club News

The Art Club is hosting the 4th annual Empty Bowls Project dinner 
on  Tuesday, December 4  at the Fine Arts Center.  
Tickets are available now for $15.  ALL proceeds benefit Backpack Buddies 
to serve Monroe County students in need.  
See any Art Club member to get your ticket!  
Beta Club News

Beta Club members collected shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. 
Pictured here are Allison Spence, Anokhi Patel, and Daizha Outlaw, who delivered the shoeboxes to Dayspring  Presbyterian Church, a collection location. 
Best Bu ddies News 

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!
FBLA News 

FBLA is selling Heritage candles to help fund costs for Region and State Competitions through  Nov 28th . Please see an FBLA member to place your order for these quality, long-lasting candles that come in a variety of scents. Stop by Mrs. Little's room to smell some of the scents. They make GREAT Christmas gifts! Teachers don't forget about ChaMPmas gifts as well.

FBLA is selling ice cream sandwiches for $1.00 after school on Thursdays in Mrs. Myers room 226.

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

Interested in a Summer 2019 Mission Trip to Puerto Rico
If so, please contact Ms. Rowland or Mr. Allen Smith for more details. Applications and teacher recommendation forms can be picked up from 
Ms. Rowland's room. Applications are due by  Wednesday, November 28th  to Ms. Rowland or Mr. Allen Smith. 
Join the Google Classroom Code for more information:  Wb18qm  

Interact News
The Interact students volunteered to serve the OAC community on Thursday, November 15 at the Forsyth/Monroe County Rotary Club Thanksgiving Dinner. The meeting was held at the Conference Center in Forsyth. Special guests were the Wesleyan singers from Macon.
Pictured are - Jada Freeman, Khadajah Bradley, Karion Childs and Trinity Johnson
Tri-M News

Tri-M Members recently sang carols at the 
Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown Forsyth

Sports News
Football News

Awesome Season Comes to a Close
MP Bulldogs fell short to the Marist War Eagles, 10-7, this past Friday night. 
Congratulations and t hank you for a great football season!
Softball News

Congratulations to Destiny Middleton!!!
Congratulations to Destiny Middleton. She has signed a letter of intent 
to play softball for the University of North Carolina. She is pictured here with her parents, Tamitha and Hollis Middleton III, and her sister, Saquasha Middleton.
Volleyball News
The V olleyball  team recently had their sports banquet. Congratulations to  our Seniors:  Mary Kate Jones,  Brianna Morgan, Rachel Sparks,  Ashunti Talmadge, and  Creyuna Buckner.  Two players made the All-Region Team: Mary Kate Jones & Taylor Minor. 

Varsity Awards
Scholar Athlete - Mary Kate Jones
Most Improved - Brianna Morgan & Rachel Sparks
Best Server - Ashunti Talmadge
Coaches Award - Taylor Miner
Best Offense - Mary Kate Jones
Best Defense - Kaylee Swafford

JV Awards
Best Offense - Savana Sanders
Best Defense - Lexi McCowell
Most Improved - Destiny Humphreys
Coaches Award - Reagan Dorrity
Scholar Athlete - Alauna Robinson

9th Grade Awards
Coach's Award 
- Savana Sanders
Most Improved  - Cassy Philips
Scholar Athlete  Sadie Icenhour
Rookie of the Yea r - Savana Sanders, Caitlyn Vantone, Banks McCoy
Rising Volleydog  - Emma Wimberly, Madison Whitehead, Sadie Icenhour
Winter Sports Schedules

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