Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September is
National School 
Attendance Month.
Embarrassing Moments in the Classroom: In the Moment
by Hope Brooks

It's the first day of school. You walk into your new class and all of the sudden your legs, for some reason, keep crossing over each other and before you realize it you are on the floor, in front of everyone, as they laugh at your clumsiness. Embarrassing, right? Read more.  

*Periodically a student from the Empescope class will write a feature article for The Bulldog Beat.  
Congratulations to the
2018 Homecoming Representatives
Sydney Lewis
Skyler Sandefur
Alissa Rozier
Sleighton Thomas
Jada Freeman
Mallory Turner

Hope Brooks
Creyuna Buckner
Mary Kate Jones
Destiny Middleton
Brianna Morgan
Daizha Outlaw

JROTC Presents Colors
Our JROTC presented the colors at 
Congressman Austin Scott's  Military Academy Day over the weekend.
Ever Looked Up Close at DNA? 
That's what Mrs. Dews' 9th & 10th graders did! 
Click on the Image for the Video!

Many types of strawberries are octoploid, meaning eight sets of chromosomes- so they hold a lot more DNA than our cells (which hold two-diploid). Check it out!! 
Biology Students Examine DNA
Mrs. McIntosh's biology classes spent the past week becoming familiar with DNA.  First, they modeled the structure of DNA using candy which required them to demonstrate their understanding of the base pairing rules.
Next, they went through the process of extracting DNA from banana cells with a simple technique that allowed them to see the DNA without a microscope.
Students Celebrate Greek Culture
Ms. Peacock's, Ms. Holloway's, and Ms. Chafin's classes came together 
to tell Greek Myths and celebrate Greek culture. Students created 
and shared presentations to the combined classes.

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
Chorus News

Drama News
Clubs & Organizations News
Best Buddies News

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 
1st Beta Meeting
Monday, September 17th
Main Campus Media Center

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

Sunny DeVane, Emmy Tane, and Zach Butler provided the music last Friday.
Please join us THIS FRIDAY!
TSA News
TSA dues are due soon. There is a chance to attend a field trip to the Perry Fair! Click here for more information. 

Sports News
Cheerleader News

The Varsity Competition Cheerleaders placed 1st at their first competition of the season, this past Saturday! We are so proud of all their hard work!
Cross Country News
The Bulldogs Cross Country team competed in the 3rd Annual Bulldog Distance Classic this past  Saturday  at the Monroe County Recreation Department.  The Lady Bulldogs were meet champions.  Leading the way and receiving race medals for the Lady Bulldogs were Ava McKallip, Caroline Hampton, Sarah Boyer, Maradeth Leverette, and Stormie Martin.  Awesome job ladies.  The Bulldogs competed and placed 6th overall.  Logan Oneill placed 3rd out of 100 competitors.  Justin Wachtel was the race champion with a time of  16:08 .  He continues the season undefeated.  

Football News

The Bulldogs defeated the Lovett Lions 58-21. The Bulldog are undefeated, with a 4-0 so far in the season. 

The Lady Dogs battled back in the 5th inning after being down 0-5 to get an 8-6 victory over the Huskies last week. Destiny Middleton and Aleah Hayman were a huge asset on defense going 3-4. Karsin Bass had a 2 big hits in the game as well. 

MP beat Spalding 7-1 in last Thursday's region game. Lauren DeFore and Mallory Turner split the circle with the teams defense behind them. Destiny Middleton and Nazari Jackson hit 2 double each with the rest of the team putting in their work to get get 7 runs. The Bulldogs are 3-1 in region. Go Dogs!  
Volleyball News

Volleyball Trivia Night 2018
Monday, September 17th
7:00-8:30 p.m.
MPHS Cafeteria
Wrestling News

Wrestling Interest Meeting

Thursday September 13 
Freshman Campus Gym

If you plan to participate in Wrestling 
this year, please make plans 
to attend the meeting.
Media Center Message
*See Mrs. English for passwords to the  resources that require a password.
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