Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
FFA Mother's Day Plant Sale
Thursday, May 10 - 8:00  a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 11 - 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
MPHS Greenhouse
There are lots of high quality flowering plants for $2, $3, $5, & $8.
STAR Student & STAR Teacher Honored

Our STAR Student, Madeline Copeland and our STAR Teacher, Mr. Martin Magda were honored and presented with a Resolution  by Robert Dickey, District 140 House Representative,  that was  recently  read on the floor 
of the State House of Representatives.  
We Need Your Feedback!

Please click on the 
appropriate  link below 
to take our  Spring Survey. 
Your input is valuable 
to school improvement! 
The survey window closes 
May 18, 2018
Summer School 2018

Students can  recover  
academic credits  this 
summer.   The cost is $50 
per half credit, & limited 
spots  are available.  
Please turn in a completed 
application & payment 
to  the Guidance Office 
or to Mrs. McLuen.  

Attention Seniors

Class  of 2018!
Calling all seniors! Cap and gowns have been delivered, and graduation 
is getting real! Sport your grad year on your car, phone case, anywhere 
with vinyl decals by Creations By Champs! 
Black white and gold pricing= $1 for the first square inch,  50 cents per 
inch after that! Add 25 cents/inch for additional solid colors or 
50 cents/inch for glitter/patterns.

Graduation cap door sign! 
We can do any dimensions! 
And colors. 
Both sides are painted 
so you can flip your tassel after graduation! 

A 20 inch painted as is $25. 
We can customize with "2018", 
a monogram, 
name, etc. as well by request 
and will price accordingly. 

Contact Christina Barfield , email  or message @creationsbychamps on Facebook to place your order TODAY!!!
#supportSTEMeducationinMonroeCounty #designedbyseniors #studentmade #DIYdawgs #creationsbychamps
MP Profile
Meet Amy Myers. She and her husband, Roy, are approaching their 25th wedding
anniversary! They have a son, Cole (MP Senior) and a daughter, Chloe (MCMS 7th grade).  This is her 1st year at MP, as a business teacher. What is the best part about her job? "Inspiring students to learn life skills: getting a job, budgeting, buying a car & house, etc." In her spare time, she enjoys embroidery  & vinyl monogramming, and any adventure that takes her outdoors - camping & kayaking, and a lso cheering on the MP Bulldogs and her beloved UGA Bulldogs! If she could go back in time, she would go back to "the 50s-60s when everyone lived a simpler life." When asked what she would do with the extra time if she did not have to sleep, she said "Read - I enjoy learning new things and expanding my knowledge."  When people come to her for help, they usually need help with handling difficulties life throws at them.  She said that her students have influenced her to be a better person and a well-rounded teacher. What keeps her up at night? - "praying for my own children's success and safety of my students."  
Summer Reading

Click the cover image to go to a sample of the book.  These titles will automatically appear on our OverDrive collection, and there will be 
unlimited copies, so it's a great way to enjoy reading over the summer. There are many other titles available year-round.

Access OverDrive at

Access Credentials
Username = s.firstname.lastname
Password = your lunch number

Need assistance?
Email Mrs. English at
Attention Class of 2019
Rising seniors can get 50% off on photos if they 
schedule to take their photos at one of the BPI studios.
*If you do not wish to travel to one of the studios to take advantage of the 50% discount, Senior Pictures will be taken on campus 
July 25-27, 2018. You will be receiving an appointment card in 
the mail prior to your scheduled time.
Don'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 - approximately $2550/student ($186/monthly if you sign up ASAP)
  • Cost for adults - $2905/adult
*Space is Limited!  
Kris t y C a lh o un,
Email Colonel Brown w/questions.
Counselors News
Senior News
It's Filling Up.........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). 

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
Chorus News

Dance News

Clubs & Organizations News
Best Buddies News

Best Buddies Graduation Party
Media Center

Best Buddies is pleased to announce its 
2018-2019 Officer Team
Buddy Director: Jackson Bohannon
President: Grace Stoerkel
Vice President: Devera Moore
Secretary: Daizha Outlaw
Treasurer: Anokhi Patel
Historian: Shelbye Thompson
Beta Club News

Congratulations to Madeline Copeland and Anmol Patel. 
They are among the recipients of a $1000 scholarship 
from the National Beta Club.

World's Finest Chocolate is still available - all flavors available! 
Get yours today for only $1 each.

2018-19 May Membership Madness
Join for only $10 during May
to have your next year's membership dues paid! 
Sports News
Basketball  News
Email Coach Lamon McElhaney w/questions.
Cheerleading News

Football News

Golf News

Our golf team competed in the Area Tournament at Bull Creek Golf Course last week  in Columbus, GA.  Both the boys and the girls will advance to State. The State competition will take place May 22 & 23 in Helen and Dahlonega.

Girls:   Isabel Stone, Gracie Copeland (alternate),  Molly Poland,  Payton Poland,  Carrington Hughes; Also pictured is Coach Brett Rucker, assistant coach.

Boys:   Calen Knight, Carson Newberry, Gus Proctor, Dylan Steed, Josh Cobb, and   Cannon Newberry ; Also pictured is Coach Clint Ashmore, head coach. 
Soccer News

Contact Coach Dallas Hall,, if you have any questions.
Softball News

High School Tryouts
May 14th-May 18th  (weather permitted) 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Banks Stephens Softball Field. 
Second/Final Cut will be the end of summer
Volleyball News
  MP Volleyball Tryouts for 2018-2019
Must have a current Physical.
There will be two cuts.

May 14,2018
4:00-6:00 for upcoming 9th graders and 10th graders
First cut
May 15, 2018
4:30-6:30 for upcoming 11th & 12th graders.
First cut
May 16,2018
4:00- 5:30   All girls who were not cut in the first round.
Fundraiser information &  Summer Workout will be shared.
Media Center Message
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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