Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
2017 Georgia Milestones Testing Calendar

Cell Phone Use on Georgia Standardized Assessments
Students are not permitted to use , or bring into the testing environment, any electronic device that could allow them to access, retain, or transmit information (e.g., cell phone, smartphone, PDA, electronic recording, camera, or playback device, etc.). Possession or improper use of such devices during testing may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the system's student code of conduct and/or test invalidation. Devices such as those mentioned above that are brought into the testing environment must not remain in the student's possession during testing.

Calculator Use
Students will be allowed to use a scientific or graphing calculator on the Georgia Milestones Algebra I and Geometry assessments. Students will also be able to use a scientific or basic calculator on the Georgia Milestones Physical Science and Economics assessments.  Students should plan to bring their own calculator as there will be a limited supply of school-owned calculators available.
Flowering Plant Sale
The Mary Persons FFA will offer flowering plants for sale this  Friday May 12th .  These flowers will make great Mother's Day Gifts.  

We are offering flowering plants for as low as $2.  There will be larger flowers for sale for $3 and $5, and also hanging baskets for $8.  The sale will run from  7 am until 4 pm .
Report Card Distribution
Students who would like a paper copy of their 2016-17 report card mailed to their home address, should bring in a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the front office by May 26, 2017.  Report cards will be mailed on June 1st to students who bring an envelope.

For those not mailed home, report cards may be picked up in the MPHS main office on Monday, June 5 - Thursday, June 8 from 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-4: 00.
"Picture Perfect" Yearbooks are Here!
Senior Honors Night Highlights

Top 5% of the Senior Class: Sydney Adriana Everett, Mary Sullivan Giles, Andrew Damian Hoskins, Jillian Nicole Jackson, Hannah Louise Jones, Caleb Zachry Lewis, Tiffany Alena Martin, Anna Helen McKelvey, Colton Lee Perkins,  Madolyn Elizabeth Rowland, Emsley Elena Smith, Elizabeth Erin Smith, Heather Ashlan Starr, William Russell Stevick, Mary Rachael White, Alexandra Danielle White, Maiah Ann Wiley

Tay Jarrell
Perfect Attendance K-12!!
Jomari Jackson
Principal's Award & winner of 6 local scholarships!

47 Honor Graduates - Largest Group Ever!

MP State Media Festival Winners

Congratulations to the 
following students who produced state winning projects!
Zach Butler
Colton Perkins
Anna Hightower
Hunter Perry
Andrew Hoskins
Michael Schnock
Colton McClure
Order Your Graduation Gifts TODAY!!
To place an order, just send a direct message to @creationsbychamps 
on instagram or to our Facebook page, or you may email 
Attention Graduating Seniors

Encore Plastics needs to hire 24 employees & is having a Job Fair at the Chamber of Commerce  on Friday  from  8:30-12:00 . Seniors who are planning to go directly into the workforce are encouraged to explore this opportunity.
Engineering Students Practice Video Game Design Skills
Engineering students are practicing video game design skills with MakeyMakeys and Scratch! Want to know more? 
Google these topics,  or visit our tech lab.
Students Make & Sample Civil War Food
After identifying the key events, issues, and individuals relating to the causes, course, and consequences of the Civil War, Mrs. Dyke's U.S. history class followed a recipe to make hardtack to simulate what food was like during the Civil War.
Students Create Blackout Poetry
Students in Ms. Metcalf's room completed their blackout poetry portion of their poetry projects last week. Students were instructed to find at least 12 words that made sense when read in order and to use their creativity to demonstrate a theme. 
Attention Parents of Seniors
FREE Summer eBook Reading in OverDrive

Access OverDrive at
Access Credentials
Username = s.first.last
Password = Your Lunch #

Need Assistance?
Contact Mrs. English at
Save The Dates!

CTAE Cord Ceremony
Tuesday, May 16th @6:00 p.m.
BOE Auditorium

Thursday, May 25th @7:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Forsyth

Friday, May 26th @8:00 p.m.
Dan Pitts Stadium
Counselors News
Need Extra Help with a Class?
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.  

Attention Seniors
Seniors that have participated in MOWR (including core college classes and 3rd year healthcare classes) during any year of high school will need to make sure that their college transcript, in addition to their high school transcript, is sent to the college that they will be attending. College admissions and registration will be placed on hold until the college receives both transcripts.  Links to request college transcripts are listed below.
Fine Arts News
Musical Theater Class News

Try-outs for possible placement in next year's Musical Theater class will be held on Wednesday, May  17  beginning at  3:10 p.m.  in the Chorus Room. Please prepare to sing a 1 minute excerpt from a song of your choice that highlights your vocal and acting strengths. You must provide an accompaniment sound file or CD.

A sign-up sheet is placed outside of Mr. Hernandez and Ms. Spires' doors. Audition to join the fun adventure of acting, singing and dancing!! 
Clubs & Organizations News
Best Buddies News

Don't miss the final Best Buddies social for the year!!
A Graduation Party for Our Seniors! 
May 10th @3:10  
in the Media Center
FCA News

FCA Leadership Camps 

(life changing camps for 
students and coaches)

Located at St. Simon's Island, GA

Interested? See Ms. Sanders, Mr. Smith or Ms. April (FCA rep)

Leadership Camp - Week 1

Key News

Key Club members held a car wash at Dairy Queen to help raise money for the Miracle Network.  
They were able to raise over $300.

Sports News
Cross Country News

Car Wash
May 20th  
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
@Dairy Queen
Come out and support your Bulldogs!
Interested in Joining the Bulldog Cross Country Team?
Please contact Coach LLonisha McElhaney (
if you have any questions.
Football News

Spring Practice Dates

May 8-18,  4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Spring Game vs. Washington Co.   
May 19, 7:30 p.m.
Dan Pitts Stadium

Football Fundraiser

The Mary Persons Football team 
is selling Discount Cards.  

The cards are $20 and have 
over $300 in savings as well 
as a mobile app.  

Please see a coach or player to purchase your cards.  

Checks can be made payable to Mary Persons Football.  

The fundraiser ends May 19.
Softball News
Volleyball News

Girls interested in trying out for Volleyball need to pick up a physical form from Coach Sanders in Room 226.

Volleyball Tryouts
May 22, 23, 24
MPHS gym
4:00 - 6:00
Media Center Message
All Library Books Due
Friday, May 12, 2017
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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