Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Progress Reports
October 18

Parent Conferences
October 23, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
2018 Homecoming King Court
This year MP will begin a new Homecoming tradition by crowning 
a Homecoming King.  Congratulations to these guys for being chosen  to represent  the Senior Class on the first ever Homecoming King Court at MP:  
Left to right - Zach Butler, Luke Byrne, Charles Dean, 
Antoine Davis , Kendall Gantt, & Daniel Lavelle
Congratulations Coach McElhaney

September Teacher of the Month
Biology Students Dissect Mudpuppies
Mrs. Dews' Biology students are studying Kingdom Animalia characteristics: 
Here they are dissecting "Necturus maculosus" a.k.a. mudpuppies!
ELA Students Conduct Science Experiment
In Ms. Metcalf's class, students conducted a cross-curricular science experiment with how temperature affects the body before they read Jack London's short story "To Build a Fire." Students also had to be creative and write their name without using certain parts of their hands, just as if they had "frostbite." 
Science Students Test Disinfectants
Mrs. McIntosh's class spent the week exploring organisms that make up each of the kingdoms of life, including bacteria.  Students collected samples from various locations on campus, including the underside of Ms. Duncan's desk, the boys and girls bathrooms, door handles, cells phones, and desks just to name a few.  They plated these samples in Petri dishes with nutrient-rich agar to promote the growth of their bacteria and placed their plates in an incubator.  The goal of this activity was to determine what disinfectant was the most effective in inhibiting the growth of a wide variety of bacteria.  The disinfectants that were tested included Mr. Clean (1), Windex Multisurface (2), and Lysol Disinfectant (3).  Based on the results shown in these images, it looks like Mr. Clean is the clear winner.

Monday, October 22nd
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Monroe Co. Rec. Center
Ages 12-99

No experience necessary.
Please wear comfortable clothing & bring your warrior attitude!
Red Cross Blood Drive

November 12, 2018

Sign up NOW to give blood

Sponsored by MP HOSA.
Trip is opened to current 8th-10th graders (Classes of 2021, 2022, 2023).
There will be an Informational Meeting  Thursday, October 18th at 6:00 p.m. 
in the MPHS Media Center. Email if 
you have any questions or are unable to attend the meeting.

2018 Homecoming Dance


or $5 w/2 canned food items

Purchase Tickets & Get Mask
Room 116 (Mrs. Hightower)

When to Purchase Tickets
During CHAMP Period,
Before  or After School
Anyone who plans  to take a non-MPHS date  will need to complete 
a Date Approval Form. Forms can be p icked up f rom the Front Office.  All forms must be returned by  Friday, October 19th

Deadline to buy tickets:  Wednesday,  October 24th .
Homecoming Week - Dress Up Days
Oct. 22-26, 2018
ALL Math Students
Daily Peer Tutoring Available NOW
7:15 - 7:45 a.m.
Mrs. McKallip's Room 
(MC Room 115)
Monday - Thursday 
3:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Dr. Williams' Room 
(MC Room 210)

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 $65 
until November 2, 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.  

ASVAB Registration Open

If you are interested in taking the ASVAB, please complete the Google Form by Friday, November 2nd

The ASVAB is a detailed assessment utilized by all branches of the military. The ASVAB is free and will be given here on Thursday, November 8th

Y ou do NOT have to join the military to take this assessment. It will provide you with great information about your career interests and abilities. Click here to download an ASVAB for Dummies study guide.
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
Band News
Chorus News

Drama News
Clubs & Organizations News
Best Buddies 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 will be selling ice cream sandwiches for $1.00 Thursdays after school in Mrs. Myers room 226 & Mrs. Little's room 227.

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

Sports News
Softball News
The Lady Dogs beat Cross Creek 6-0 and 15-0 to advance to the next round in State. The Dogs match up with Northside Columbus for Sweet 16, and will play  on Thursday, October 18th  at 5 and 7 at Northside.
Media Center Message
*See Mrs. English for passwords to the  resources that require a password.
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