Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Labor Day Holiday
September 3, 2018

School Picture Day
Thursday, August 30th

We will be utilizing paperless progress reports beginning Thursday, September 6, 2018. This means students will no longer be receiving a paper progress report at the 4 ½, 9, and 13 ½ week points in the semester. Instead, students and parents will receive notification at the 4 ½, 9, and 13 ½ week marks that grades are ready to be viewed online. 

Paper copies will be available only upon request. Final report cards at the end of each semester will continue to be printed and given to the students.

IMPORTANT:  As we make this transition, you need to make sure you have activated your online profile in the parent portal of Infinite Campus. Also, you will want to download the Infinite Campus app to your smartphone or access Infinite Campus via a computer or tablet. This will allow for easy access to your child's progress and up-to-the-minute grading updates and push-notifications. 

Progress Reports will be available 
Thursday, September 6, 2018.
Get Involved!
Club Sign Ups

  Wednesday, 8/22-Wednesday, 8/29

Complete the Google Form 
found in  your email.

Interested in Being a Homecoming Representative
Check your school email for the application. 
You may sign up through Friday, September 7th
Voting for representatives will take place  September 10th in CHAMP Block.
Making A Comeback: 
Students & Teachers who have Overcome Great Odds
by Devera Moore

Cancer, losing a loved one, and poverty are all things people face in 
our society. Throughout the halls of Mary Persons, the student and faculty body has faced many odds that they have overcome with time. Read more.

*Each week a student from the Empescope class will write a feature article for The Bulldog Beat.  
Join Team Isaiah!  

Isaiah Follett is a senior at Mary Persons. 
He was recently diagnosed with Lupus, a chronic multi-system autoimmune disorder that can affect nearly every 
major organ system, causing inflammation, tissue injury, organ damage, and, ultimately, organ dysfunction. 
Isaiah already has more than $800,000 
in unpaid medical bill debt. 
Funding is also needed for travel, treatments and recovery for Isaiah.  

MP vs. Jackson Pep Rally

Credit Recovery 
Begins September 10th
Students can choose to attend 
After-School or  Saturday S chool 
in order to gain 1/2 academic credit.  
The cost  is $50. 
Click here for an applications  or you may pick one up in the Guidance Office. 
Biology Students Explore Overhydration
Ms. McIntosh's biology classes explored real-world examples of overhydration while conducting a lab that involved submerging eggs in different liquids and observing the changes in size and mass of the eggs.  They were able to visualize the process of osmosis as the concentration of water in the eggs were altered.
Art Students Study Proportions
AP Studio Art students study proportions of the figure and take pictures of one another to use as reference for an action portrait assignment.  
Yearbook News
Buy your yearbook TODAY at the lowest price of the year!  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 $55 
until September 7, 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.  

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.
Clubs & Organizations News
Art Club News

Art Club will meet Thursday, 8/30 from 3:15-4:15 in the Art Room.  

Dues and signed forms are due by Friday, 8/31: $10 for Art Club and $15 for National Art Honor Society.
Best Buddies News

Pair up with the Access department!
Get your MP socks benefiting the Access department. Contact Elizabeth Holloway in room 110 to get yours! Cost - $10/pair.
Beta Club News

Attention Beta Club Members:  Don't miss out on Volunteer Opportunities to earn Service Hours!!  If you have not yet signed up for our Beta Club Remind, please text @mphbeta to the number, 81010.
Interested in joining Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)? Then see Mrs. Little, Mrs. Myers, or Ms. Sparks for more information! 
All students are welcome to join. 
Dues are $15 ($10 for freshman if paid by  September 7 ), and t-shirts are an additional $10. Join us as we Create, Lead, and Inspire this school year!
FCA News

Kick Off with Ultimate Frisbee
Thursday, August 30th @6:15
Old Monroe Academy Field

If you would like to play and represent your grade level, please see one of the following students by Wednesday, August 29th to sign up to play!
ALL are welcome to attend!
Seniors see Sunny DeVane or Anna Hightower.
Juniors see Abbie Davis or Emmy Tane.
Sophomores see Madalynne Scott or Kaitlyn Shipman.
Freshmen see Park Davis or Tripp Shipman.
Sports News
Football News

Mary Persons beat Jackson 48-17.  The Bulldogs will host Morrow on Friday August 31 at 7:30.
Girls Soccer 
Information Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 30
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
MP Cafeteria
Media Center Message
*See Mrs. English for passwords to the  resources that require a password.
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