Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Seniors Honors Night
May 3 at 6:30
McKallip Chosen for Governor's Honors Program

We are proud to announce that Rilyn McKallip was chosen as a GHP finalists in the area of mathematics!  

The Governor's Honors Program is a four-week residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. Selection is based on a combination of ability and interest and is highly competitive. 2018 will mark the 55th consecutive summer of GHP, making it the longest continually running program in the nation. Over 3,200 students were nominated at the state level with over 1,600 competing as semifinalists in late February.  Only 671 of these students were chosen as finalists. Congratulations Rilyn!

Carr Receives Scholarship

Congratulations to Jordan Carr!  He is the recipient of a $3,000 scholarship!  

Southern Rivers Energy and the Southern Rivers Energy Trust, Inc. awarded $15,000 in scholarships to five local students. This year the Trust received 36 qualified applications from across the nine-county service territory to be judged blindly by a scholarship panel made up of retired teachers. Applicants were evaluated on the core values that Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, like Southern Rivers Energy, incorporate in their business model: innovation, integrity, accountability and commitment to community. The scholarship committee also reviewed GPA, community and school involvement and letters of recommendation.

MP Profile
Meet Terri Duncan. She is engaged to her  fiancé,Tim, and will be getting married  March 30, 2019. She has a son, Cole, who is a junior at MP. " Cole, Tim, and my fur babies are my world." This is her 13th year as a History and Behavioral Science teacher at MP. What is the best part about her job? "Seeing the kids 'get it', and knowing that to at least one kid, I've made a difference." In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym.  "Lifting weights is my passion." If she could go back in time, she would "go back to Jan 11, 1990. That's the last normal day of my life, before we found out my Daddy had cancer." When asked what she would do with the extra time if she did not have to sleep, she said "I love to sleep, so yeah....sleep."  What has influenced her life the most? "The experiences life has thrown in my path." What keeps her up at night? - "Life in general." She has competed in 2 body building competitions, run the Disney Marathon, and completed the Tough Mudder.
Students Dissect Rats
Mrs. Griffin's Anatomy & Physiology classes recently dissected rats in 
order to study the structures of the digestive system. They discovered that 
many of the female rats were pregnant so the fetuses were extracted & 
preserved. Ms. Duncan's Psychology classes then used the various stages 
of developing fetuses (bottom picture) to help better understand the 
reproductive process in their Developmental Psychology unit.  Mrs. Griffin 
will  also use the babies in her upcoming Reproductive/Human Development 
Unit. Cross-curriculum ideas hard at work!!   
All Sports Physicals

On Monday  April 30, 2018  
Mary Persons High School will be offering physicals for all student-athletes interested in participating in athletics.  The cost of the physical is $10.  All student-athletes are required to have a physical in order to participate in athletics.  The physicals will be held at James P. Evans Gymnasium on the campus of Mary Persons High School.  In order for the process to run as smoothly as possible, please adhere to the following times:
All Rising 7th and 8th Graders 4:00- 5:00 pm
All Rising 9th - 12th Graders 5:00-6:30 pm

  1. All student-athletes must fill out the front page of the physical form, and it must be signed in the appropriate places by both the student-athlete and parent/guardian.
  2. All physicals must be on the GHSA approved form. The physical form is attached to this email.
  3. Cost: $10

Do n ' t miss the  opportunity to help your child discover the world!!! 

Next year's international travel opportunity is a 7-day trip to Costa Rica in  June of 2019! Join us as we zip-line through the canopies of the rainforest, visit thermal springs near a volcano, go snorkeling on the Pacific Coast, and have many other exciting adventures.

Trip Details:
  • Open to students in the classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022
  • Cost is approximately $2550 for students ($186/monthly if you sign up ASAP)
  • Cost for adults $2905 for adults

*Come to the meeting below for more details*

APRIL 24, 2018 at 6:00 PM
For students and parents
M EE T I N G LOCATION: MP Media Center
G R O U P LEADERS:  Kristy Calhoun & Katie Rowland

Senior News
    • College Visitation Days - Seniors CANNOT take a college visitation day on Friday, April 20, per Dr. Finch.
    • Final Date for College Visitation Day: April 27 is the last day to take a college visitation day per Dr. Finch.  
  • Seniors MUST request final transcript  using the following link:  You will need to create an account using your PERSONAL email. Requests should not begin until after May 21, 2018 . Please see your counselor if you have any questions.
Are YOU on the Board?
Our board is filling up.....
Have you been accepted to a college or enlisted with the military?
If so, please provide your counselor with a copy of your acceptance letter 
or enlistment paperwork (paper copy or email). 
Senior Signs
$20 Each! See an economics teacher to purchase by  April 20th.

Prom Information
Prom will be held on Saturday, April 21st from 8:00 p.m. to midnight at the Macon City Auditorium.  Anyone with an incomplete balance will NOT be admitted into Prom.  Refunds WILL NOT be made. Keep all receipts as proof of payment.

Prom Pictures
Lifetouch will be taking professional pictures at Prom.  You can pick up picture packet information, with all photo options from the Media Center or in front of Ms. Metcalf's room, room 504.
Counselors News
Bulldog Blessings
Are you interested in supporting Bulldog Blessings, or want to learn more about how our counselors support MP students who are in need? Click here to visit their new Google Site.

Adopt-A-Senior 2018 is a new program sponsored by the Bulldog Blessings.

Senior year is expensive, and we're asking our local organizations, groups and citizens to chip in and adopt some of our seniors who are in need of support. Our goal is that ALL MP Grads experience the full memory of their senior year and don't have to skip out on any activities due to cost. 

Click here to learn more about the Adopt-A-Senior 2018 program.
 You can request more information as well as signup online to help support this worthy cause.
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.
Attention Seniors
The FAFSA® is the application that students must complete to apply for federal student aid, which can be used to attend an eligible college or career school. Federal student aid includes Federal Pell Grants, federal student loans, and work-study opportunities. In addition to determining eligibility for federal student aid, many states, private organizations, colleges, and career schools rely on information from the FAFSA to determine eligibility for nonfederal sources of aid. 

ALL students must complete this form regardless of parent income. 
Fine Arts News
Band News

Chorus News

Dance News

Musical Theater News

Clubs & Organizations News
Beta News
* Blizzards will be sold Thursday $2 each
*Next meeting is  April 25 at 3:15  in Room 227.
*Get your World's Finest Chocolate from an FBLA member for only $1 each.
Sports News
Spring Sports Schedules

Football News

Tennis News
Our Tennis Team traveled to Macon last week to participate in the region tournament. Both the girls and boys earned second in the region by beating Upson Lee in the semifinals and losing to West Laurens in the finals. Congratulations on their hard work and dedication! The girls will play  Wednesday  at  4:00  against Shaw for their first round of State playoffs.

The Boys Team played Cairo on Monday in the first round of state playoffs. The boys took the 3-1 victory with wins from Chris Swars, Preston Wilson, and the team of Micah and Caleb Wilson. Congratulations for making it to the Sweet 16! Their match-up will be determined later this week. 

The Girls Team will play today against Shaw for the first round of state playoffs.  The game is home at 4:00 PM. Come support our tennis team!
Track & Field News

Track & Field Region Results

Top, left to right: Bralen Harvey - Region Champ in Pole Vault, Justin Wachtel - Region Champ in 1600m & Region Champ in 3200m, Condarius "TT" Alford - Region Champ in the High Jump, Jáques Watkins -Runner Up in High Jump; Bottom: Runner Up in 4x400 - Jaques Watkins, Malik Davis, Condarius Alford, & Justin Wachtel

Boys Track - 2-AAAA Region Runner-Up

Precious Gaines
Region Champion in Shot Put
The Lady Dogs placed fourth at the region championship yesterday. The top 4 athletes in each event from Region qualifies for Sectional Meet.

Besides Precious Gaines, the following athletes also qualified:  
J'Mya Mann placed 4th in Shot Put & Discus
Erin Hampton 3rd in Discus
Ava McKallip 3rd in the 1600m & 3200m run
Destiny Middleton 4th long jump and 4th on 4 by 100 relay
Cheyla Tafolla 4th in Pole Vault
Jordan Shannon 4th 4 by 100 relay
Daizha Outlaw 4th 4 by 100 relay
Volleyball News
  MP Volleyball Tryouts for 2018-2019
Must have a current Physical
There will be two cuts

May 14,2018

3:30-5:00 for upcoming  9th graders and 10th graders
First cut


May 15, 2018

3:30-5:30 for  upcoming 11th & 12th graders.

First cut


May 16,2018

3:30- 5:30   All girls who were not cut in the first round.

Fundraiser information & Summer Workout will be shared.

Media Center Message
Are YOU Career Ready?
Stop by the Media Center and take a look 
at our selection of CAREER books!
Media Center Offers Extended Hours

Both Campuses - Open Daily until 3:45.

Freshman Campus Media Center - Open Tuesdays until 4:00

Main Campus Media Center - Open Thursdays until 4:30

Students who wish to take advantage of the extended time 
must  arrive  to the Media Center after the dismissal bell rings.
*See Mrs. English for passwords to the  resources that require a password.
Link Your Ingles Card to MPHS

Ingles cards must be 
re-linked each year. 
Our school code is 10509.
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