90 Years of Bulldog Traditions
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Upcoming Dates to Remember
Progress Reports - February 13, 2020
Winter Break - February 17, 2020
Teacher In-Service - March 13, 2020
Progress Reports - March 19, 2020
Parent-Teacher Conferences - March 26, 2020
Spring Break - April 6-10, 2020
Wu Named STAR Student
Congratulations to Sam Wu who was named STAR student 
for the Class of 2020. He has chosen Mrs. Bridget Morrow as his  
STAR teacher.   The Forsyth/Monroe County Chamber of  Commerce sponsors   the STAR program.
Governor's Honors Program Semifinalists
Sarah Boyer
Jacob McGouirk
Agricultural Research, Biotechnology, & Science
James Smith
The Governor's  Honors  Program is a four-week residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. Over 3,100 students were nominated for the highly selective program. This year, the program will be the 57th session, making it the longest continually running program in the nation. Three of our nominees were selected as semifinalists with interviews later this month. Congratulations to all of these outstanding CHAMPS!

Governor's Honors Nominees
Nominees left to right:  Sam  Kelsay  - Theatre,  Jacob  McGouirk  -  Agricultural Research, Biotechnology & Science,  Karsin Bass - Mathematics, 
James Smith - Music (Voice),  Ava Phillips - Dance,  Sarah Boyer - Science (Biology),  Celeste Taylor - Social Studies,  Charlotte Wilcox - Music (trumpet),  Baxter Berlin - Science (Biology)
Congratulations Ellen Clark!
January Teacher of the Month

Mrs. Clark and her husband, Keith, have been married for 35 years. They have two children, Rachel and Reece. She teachers 9th grade English on our Freshman Campus and has taught for 18 years.  She loves getting to know her students. They are a blessing in her her life. She enjoys the outdoors, and her family likes to run, bike, camp, etc., and she LOVES to read. If she could go back in time, she would like to go back to the early years with her children. "Like most of us, I would clean the house less often and spend a little more time playing with Reece and Rachel." When asked what she would do with the extra time if she didn't have to sleep, she said "I don't sleep much anyway...I like being up early. I would probably workout and read - and drink a diet coke." When people come to her for help, they usually need help with writing. She said the person who has influenced her life the most is her husband. What keeps her up at night? She said "most often, it is is homework, grading papers, and thinking about what needs to be done the next day."
Congratulations Kelly Crumbley!
January Support Staff of the Month

Mrs. Crumbley and her husband, Josh, have been married for 15 years. They have two children. Vince is a 7th grader at Bank Stephens and Maggie is a 4th grader at TG Scott. She has been the media clerk here for 3 months. She drove a bus for Monroe County Schools for 3 years before coming to MP. She likes how welcoming and supportive everyone is at MP. "I have made friends here that I know I will keep for life." She enjoys shopping, spending time with her family and binging her favorite shows on Hulu and Netflix. She also loves animals and would be a veterinarian if she could. If she could go back in time she would like to go back to the year her son was born and before her daughter was born. "I would enjoy ever minute of them being babies all over again. They are growing up too fast!" When asked what she would do with the extra time if she didn't have to sleep, she said "I love my sleep, so I'm not sure! Take more naps? lol"  When people come to her for help they usually have copying requests. She really enjoys when her former bus babies and students from her youth group come to see her and talk to her. Her church family at Rock Springs Macon and her faith in Jesus have been the biggest influences in her life. What keeps her up at night? --"Worrying about the unnecessary things that will most likely never happen." 
AP Econ Students Learn About the Business Cycle
These past few weeks AP Econ students have been learning the inner-workings
of the Business Cycle. Students have learned firsthand about the Factor market and Product market by taking on the roles of Households and Businesses. Students also participated in an online root beer simulation. 
They had to buy and produce root beer according to the consumers' wants. 
It made for a very intense competition! 
Georgia Parent Survey
The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous, self-reported, and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below. The survey closes on March 2.

Choosing the Best
Mr. Kelly Canady recently spoke with 11th grade students as part 
of the  Choosing the Best program.  He discussed  pornography, human sex trafficking,   the adolescent brain development, and addiction.
Update YOUR Contact Information
Do you have a NEW address? Phone number? Email?
Please send your updated contact information to Mrs. Deborah Miller (deborah.miller@mcschools.org).  We want to  ensure the school  can communicate effectively  with you.  Thank you in advance!
Deadline is February 21, 2020
Sheriff's Department Selling T-Shirts

Sgt. Blandenburg is raising money
for the 4th Annual Summer Camp. 
The profits from the fundraiser 
will be used toward entry fees, 
as well as the cost to run 
the Summer Day Camp for 4 weeks.

For more information, please contact Sgt. Blandenburg 
at 478-957-3795 
or Via (Facebook) SgtKen Blandenburg

The cost of the shirt is $15.
Order NOW

The yearbooks are on sale now for $70.   

The price will continue to increase as the publication date gets closer. so don't delay!!!

Nurse's Corner
What YOU need to know
about the Coronavirus
Click Here for a news release from the
Georgia Department of Public Health
regarding the Coronavirus.
Dangers of Vaping
The Georgia Department of Public Health Releases 
New Information about Vaping
Fine Arts
Band News
The Jazz Ensembles of MP will combine with Eclectic Jazz, a local 
community jazz ensemble, to perform a Valentine's "Date Night" concert 
on Thursday, February 13th. The performance will take place in the 
Board of Education Auditorium starting at 6:30. 
Donations to the band program are encouraged for entry, but not required. 
Best Buddies News

Join us for a Valentine's Day social on Monday, February 10th in the Media Center. We will have karaoke, games, and snacks! 3:05 - 4:00 p.m.
Beta Club News

McGouirk Places 3rd in State
Cong ratulations to  Jacob McGouirk 
for placing 3rd in  Division 1, 10th Grade  Agri-Science Competition at the State Beta Convention in Savannah recently.  He is eligible to compete at the National Beta Convention in Fort Worth, Texas in June.
Beta Club members recently competed  at the 
State Beta Convention in Savannah. 
Those who attended were Bria Brindle, 
Jayci Daniels, Samantha Fussell, Gabe Imlay, 
Jacob McGouirk, Lauren Thomas and Sam Wu.

The next Beta Club meeting will be 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 @3:05.
BioClub News

BioClub members shared a love of 
Science at Family STEAM night 
BioClub members provided hands-on stations for elementary school students 
to learn about bubble magic, the heart, microscopes, DNA candy models, and
light refraction. Fun was had by members and attendees alike!

FBLA recently captured their 6th Region Championship in a row at Jasper County High School. We had 12 Region Champions and members were awarded 97 medals in individual and team events! Thirty-seven students have qualified to move on to State Competition in March!

Region Champions

Broadcast Team
Jimbo Finch, JB James, and Madalynne Scott, 

Banking & Finance
Anokhi Patel and Karsin Bass

Computer Applications
Quin Grier

Global Business
Marshal Causey and Calvin Brown

Intro to Business Communications
Sydney Stapleton

Public Service Announcement
Abby Childs and Maggie Forrester

Publication Design
Madalynne Scott

Sports & Entertainment Management
Jerry Andrews, Griffin Morris, and William Stewart

Spreadsheet Applications
Nolan Rogers

Business Ethics
Campbell Brown and Caroline Hampton

Sales Presentation
Hunter Benson

Social Media Campaign
Anokhi Patel and Aiden Hichkad

Congratulations to all the Winners, & Good Luck at State!

Scholarship Workshop!
- How do I apply? 
- Where can I find them? 

Come to our next Millionaires Club meeting to find out! 

When: Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 
@ 3:05 in the Media Center
Winter Sports Schedules

Spring Sports Schedules
Media Center News
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or they may read through a computer browser. 
Please see Mrs. English or Mrs. Bernard for login credentials and for assistance. 
Link Your Ingles Card to MPHS

Ingles cards must be 
re-linked each year. 
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