Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, April 26, 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.
MPHS Business & Computer Science Program
Gains Industry Certification
Congratulations to the Business and Computer Science Program 
and Ms. Little, Ms. Sanders, and Ms. Sparks for attaining Industry Certification.

The program was certified by the Society of Human Resource Management and the Georgia Department of Education.   When a program becomes industry certified, it receives a "stamp of excellence", which represents the peak of program quality. Only those programs that have successfully undergone rigorous reviews by leaders from business and industry are recognized with this distinction.
FREE Summer eBook Reading in OverDrive

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Access Credentials
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Password = Your Lunch #

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Contact Mrs. English at
Best Paraprofessional in Monroe County
Mr. Art Jenkins was voted as the Best Paraprofessional of Monroe County for 2017 by readers of The Reporter. He is dedicated, hard-working, and a positive role model for all students at MP. Congratulations Mr. Jenkins!  
2017 Prom King & Queen
Congratulations Caleb Etheridge & Ashley Austin
Spanish Students Make Piñatas

Mrs. Calhoun's Spanish students have been creating  piñatas.
Piñata Contest Winners

1st place--Peacock by Kiaya Bensink & Lexi Lenderman
2nd place--Cactus by Saranne Ezelle
3rd place--Oscar the Grouch by Lori Smith
Save The Dates!

Senior Honors Night
Thursday, May 4th @6:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center
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
Seniors Get Closer to Graduation
Our 2017 Seniors received their Caps & Gowns earlier this week.
April - Month of the Military Child

The Georgia Department of Education will join other states and organizations across the country in celebrating April as the Month of the Military Child - 
a time to honor the strength and sacrifices of military children. 

Our school system has selected  Friday, April 28 as our day to wear purple to honor the children of military families in Georgia's public schools. 

Staff and students are encouraged to wear the color purple on 
Friday, April 28th as a way to   express our gratitude, respect, 
and support of our military  students and their families.
Empescope News
Don't miss out on getting a 2017 yearbook for $70.  The cost will increase to $75 on May 1st, and they are almost sold out. 

Please contact Mrs. May ( if you would like to purchase one.

Attention Seniors
Seniors who purchased a baby ad need to pick up their pictures in room 206 during 1st period, 7th period and after school.
Counselors News
Zumba Spring Fling
Please plan to join us for Zumba Spring Fling which will be  April 28 at 7:00 p.m . Cost to participate is $25 per person. MPHS students with a school ID can participate for $15.00. Proceeds from this event assist students with basic needs such as food, clothing, hygiene items, school supplies, prom attire, graduation supplies, etc. In lieu of attending the Zumba Spring Fling, donations can be made payable to MPHS.  

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 Theatre News
Upcoming Events

Band Concert
May 5th @6:30 p.m.

Choral Concert
May 15th @7:00 p.m.
Band News
Top 10 Reasons to Leave your Home 
on May 5th at 6:30  for a FREE concert:

1-It's too far to travel this week to Orlando to have this same experience with Bulldog Brigade.
2-You don't have to wait until Halloween to play dress up.
3-It's a great opportunity to experience the new Fine Arts Building for free.
4-Tapping your feet to Disney music is good for your cardio system.
5-Your mood/mental health is always improved with this type of uplifting music.
6-It's something free to do with your kids  on Friday  night.
7 You can make your local student musicians happy with your attendance.
8-See why this band is winning state awards.
9-You might be surprised at the level of talent we have here in Forsyth.
10-You will leave wanting to pull an old instrument out of your closet, or for sure humming and wanting to sing in the shower.

Get creative and dress up as your favorite Disney character or just stick on some Mickey ears and join us for a night to remember on  May 5th at 6:30  in the Fine Arts Building as our high school Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Flute Choir, and Concert Bands perform music from "The Happiest Place on Earth", Disney. You don't have to dress up but there will be prizes awarded for the best costumes and everyone is going to have a GREAT time.  Wont you BE OUR GUEST?
May 5, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.
Monroe County Fine Arts Building
Clubs & Organizations News

Dairy Queen Blizzard Sale
Every Thursday! 
Mini Blizzards will be sold 
for $2 each 
in room 227 after school.
FCA News

FCA meets every 
Friday morning!
Join us in the 
Media Center at 7:30.

FCA Leadership Camps 
(life changing camps for students and coaches)
St. Simon's Island, GA
Interested? See Ms. Sanders, Mr. Smith or Ms. April (FCA rep)

Leadership Camp - Week 1
Sunny DeVane, Gabe Medlin, and Emmy Tane
shared their talents with FCA last Friday morning.

Today HOSA student's conducted a post-activity data collection to determine if student distracted driving had improved over the past month.  In March 13% of students were distracted by cell phone use as they entered their respective parking lot.  Today our statistic for driving distracted with a cell phone statistic went down to 8%.  Male Juniors and Female Seniors were the the highest offenders.  The numbers have improved but we have some work to do to reach ZERO Crazy!

Thank you to our data collectors!!

Sports News
Cheerleading News

The Mary Persons Cheerleading Program is selling 3 t shirts and a tank top (attached) for our annual t-shirt sale! You can order these from any MP Cheerleader. Tank Tops are ONLY available in Adult XS - Adult 4XL. Tank costs are AXS - AXL - $15, A2XL - $17 A3XL - $18 and A4XL - $19. 

Shirts sized YXS - AXL are $15, 2XL is $17, 3XL is $18, and 4XL is $19 All checks are payable to MPHS Cheer Booster and are due  April 28 ! We will NOT be ordering any extras so make sure you get your order in! 

Football News

Spring Practice Dates

Rising 9th Graders
May 1-4,  4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

May 8-18,  4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Spring Game vs. Washington Co.   
May 19, 7:30 p.m.
Dan Pitts Stadium
Softball News
Track News
High Signs with Kennesaw State

Congratulations to Olympia High. She has signed a letter of intent to run track at Kennesaw State University. She is pictured here with Shawnya Evans (aunt), Carolyn Evans (mom), Jimmy High (dad) and Jimmiel High (sister). Also pictured are April Cassell (FCA Area Representative), Coach Carey (MP Girls Track Coach), Coach Sanders (MP Volleyball Coach, and Coach Greene (MP Basketball Coach).
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
Spring Schedules
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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Monroe County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sex in its employment practices, student programs and dealings with the public. It is the policy of the Board of Education to comply fully with the requirements of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and all accompanying regulations. As a result, the following people have been appointed to oversee specific areas. Title II, Adult 504, Adult Title IX  Dr. Mike Hickman  25 Brooklyn Avenue, Forsyth, GA 31029  478-994-2031  Student and Athletic Title IX Jackson Daniel 25 Brooklyn Avenue, Forsyth, GA 31029  478-994-2031 Student 504  Jenny Rooks 433 Highway 41 South, Forsyth, GA 31029  478-994-2031  Any employee, student, applicant for employment, parent or other person who believes he or she has been discriminated against or harassed in violation of the above areas must make a complaint in accordance with the procedures outlined in Board Policy GAAA.  Copyright 2017.  All Rights Reserved.