90 Years of Bulldog Traditions
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Parents, would you like to know more about things that are happening at school? Would you like to get more involved? If so, come to the MPAC meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at 3:30 pm.  MPAC is the MPHS parent organization. All parents are invited to attend!

Congratulations to 
Mrs. Tammy Marion!!!

 She has been named a finalist 
for the 2019-2020  GASSP 
Assistant Principal of the Year!! 
The winner will be announced at 
the Fall Conference in Savannah!! 
Congratulations Brandi May! 
October Teacher of the Month

Mrs. May has been married for 13 years to her husband, James May. They have four children: James, Seth, Michael, and Hannah. She has taught at MP for 9 years, and currently serves as a Read180 teacher and yearbook advisor. What does she like best about her job? She loves interacting with the students. Her hobbies include singing and dancing. If she could go back in time, she would like to go back to the late 80s/early 90s, because she loves the music, movies, and dances from that time period. If she did not have to sleep, she would spend the extra time with her husband, and her kids, and read Christian books. When people come to her for help, they usually come to her for prayer and motivation. When asked who had influenced her most, she said "God, my mother, my husband, and my children have all contributed to me being me!" She said her twin boys keep her at night, one sleep walks and the other one loves to play with toys at 2 a.m. In her younger years, she was part of a dance company that performed around Georgia. She met many top dancers and choreographers such as Cleo Parker Robinson. She enjoys working with her church ministry, and would love to become a Christian writer.
Amanda Bernard and Delores Hart
Congratulations Amanda Bernard & Delores Hart! October Support Staff of the Month (There was a tie!)

Mrs. Bernard joined our staff in May of this year, as a media clerk. She is married to Trey, who is a math teacher at MP. They are both MP graduates and have been married for 5 1/2 years and have a daughter, Olivia, who is almost two. They also have two cats and a dog. She enjoys helping students find books that they can connect with. She also likes helping teachers plan new activities for lessons that are outside the box. Her hobbies include outdoor activities (hunting, fishing, hiking), jogging, singing, baking, and spending time with Olivia and the rest of her family. If she could go back in time, she would go back to 2003, her 9th grade year in high school, just to spend more time with her grandparents, "that we lost that year". If she didn't have to sleep, she would use the extra time to bake, catch up on her reading, and find new music. When people come to her for help, they usually need a book suggestion, or they just want someone to listen to them. Who has influenced her life the most? "My parents and grandparents taught me morals, values, hard work, and the ability to slow down and listen to people." What keeps her up at night? Her pets and sometimes her child keep her up, "but usually that feeling that you've forgotten to do something important." She has an interesting school background. She originally went to UGA to be an archaeologist, but instead graduated with a degree in international affairs, specializing in intelligence, and community building. She also has a master's degree in library science with a concentration in young adult library sciences.

Mrs. Hart graduated from MP in 1984. She is married to her husband, Linwood. She has been a custodian here for a little over 2 years. Prior to working at MP, she worked in the hotel industry for 28 years. She likes working here because she gets her weekends off, and she enjoys working with the people here. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies (especially Lifetime movies), shopping, and going to football games. She is always willing to help whenever she is needed. She said that her mother has influenced her life the most. Mrs. Hart is a true asset to MP. Here are some comments that were made about her when she was nominated: "I look forward to seeing her everyday! She takes such great care of me....I just love her!.", "In my 26 years as an educator, I have never had a more consistent custodian with such a commitment and pride in her work. She brightens every day." and "She is exceptional! My room is always perfect - she pays attention to details and is always personable."
One Act Play Places 2nd at Region
The One Act Play cast recently competed at the 
2AAAA Region One Act Play Competition in Perry.  
This year's show,  Dancing at Lughnasa, was named Region Runner up 
and took home SEVEN individual awards.
BEST SET (shout out to Mr. Hurm!)
Congratulations on a job well done!!!
See Below for Upcoming Show Times!
Spanish II Students Create Piñatas
Spanish II students in Ms Calhoun's class made piñatas as part of a unit
on celebrations. They learned about traditional designs and
decorating techniques with tissue paper.
Congratulations Makayla Leach
WBL/YAP October Student of the Month
Need Tutoring?
Need Help with Math Homework?
Our Mu Alpha Theta tutors have you covered!
Come see us in the mornings in Mrs. McKallip's room or 
in the afternoons in Dr. Williams's room on the Main Campus!
Order NOW

The yearbooks are on sale now for $65.   

The price will continue to increase as the publication date gets closer. so don't delay!!!

Counselors' News
Christmas is just around the corner!!
MP Drawstring Gym Bag & Bulldogs Christmas shirt - Get YOURS while they last!!! ONLY $10 cash/each. 
See a counselor to make your purchase.
All proceeds go to our Bulldog Blessings fund which allows us to help our neediest students with clothing, shoes, coats, school supplies, toiletries, food, etc. 

Also, there is still time to adopt MPHS students through our annual 
Adopt-A-Student Christmas program.  We currently have 97 students
 who will receive Christmas because of the program! 
If you wish to adopt a student, please email teresa.roller@mcschools.org.
Nurse's Corner
Dangers of Vaping
The Georgia Department of Public Health Releases 
New Information about Vaping

Fine Arts
One Act Play 

Rescheduled Show Times
Sunday, November 3rd @3:00pm
Monday, November 4th @7:00pm
Wednesday, November 6th @7:00pm
Art News
AP Art & Design students are working on completing portfolios for submission to the College Board.  Allison Spence, "Happy Feet," graphite on paper (bottom left); The other 2 pieces are by Suzanne Woodberry, "Follow the Signs," acrylic on Bristol, and "The Protection," charcoal & pastel on toned paper.  
Band News
Congratulations to the Black & Gold Bulldog Brigade for their excellent ratings at the East Georgia Marching Championship at Statesboro High School this past weekend. They competed against Southeast Bulloch High School and earned the following ratings:

Excellent Percussion
Superior Drum Majors
Superior Auxiliary
Superior Band
2nd in Class Percussion
1st in Class Drum Majors
1st in Class Auxiliary
2nd in Class Band
Spirit Award Winners

The Black & Gold Bulldog Brigade presented a wonderful half-time show this past Friday night. Click here to view and enjoy the half-time show.
Clubs & Organizations
Best Buddies News

Attention Best Buddies Members
Join us on Thursday, October 31st 
in the Media Center 3:05-4:00 
for games, snacks, and friendship!
Congratulations to Mrs. Myers! She  has been selected to participate 
in the 2019-2020 class of LEAD CTAE!  An elite group of 21, 
representing 19 school systems and 11 program areas from across the state, 
was selected from 81 applicants.  LEAD CTAE is a leadership development program designed for CTAE classroom teachers and school counselors 
who wish to gain valuable skills and knowledge in the areas of team building, leadership, priority management, business engagement, legislative 
advocacy and policy, communication, instruction, economic development, 
and more through participation in five program sessions 
culminating at the annual GACTE summer conference.

FBLA will be selling
DQ Blizzards  for $2 
Thursday afternoons
 in Mrs. Little's room 227 
immediately after school.

Interact News
Rotary Gets The Scoop From The Great Promise Partnership
Pictured From Left to Right: Marcy Sanders - Rotary President, 
Hilda Garrison - Regional Coordinator, GPP, Taylor Buffington - Interact Member, Marcelene Leverett - Interact Member

Hilda Garrison from Great Promise Partnership (GPP) spoke to Rotary last week.  This very worthwhile organization's mission is to empower at-risk youths to complete high school and obtain the skills necessary to function in a work environment. Their challenge is based on the fact that one in five Georgia students do not graduate high school, more than one in four disadvantaged students do not graduate and over eighty percent of the American prison population are non-high school graduates.  The drain on social services and tax revenue loss is in excess of half a million dollars for each of these individuals. GPP is making slow but steady progress to rectify this situation and solicits the assistance of the business community in accepting the challenge of helping these students learn job skills, communication skills and self-worth and reliance while earning a paycheck and learning the responsibilities that go with a job.  Anyone wishing to assist with a student or get additional information can contact GPP at  www.gppartnership.org.
Tri-M News
Cross Country News
The Bulldogs Cross Country team competed
in the 2-AAAA Region Championships last week.  The boys team had an outstanding 1st place finish and the girls team finished 3rd.  
Both teams qualified for the State 
Championships which will be held 
November 1st at Carollton High School. 
Justin Watchel and Maradeth Leverette 
are both the Region Individual Champions.  
Top finishers were Logan Oneil, Connor Battles, and Sara Boyer.  Go Dogs!

Football Senior Night

Golf  News
If you missed the 
Golf Interest Meeting 
on Thursday
and you are still 
interested in playing, 
please see 
Carrington Hughes or 
Cannon Newberry 
for an informational sheet. 
Softball News

Remember to purchase your tickets for the banquet ASAP!!!

Softball Banquet
Tuesday, November 5th
6:00 p.m.
Tift College in the Rutland building 
Tickets are $10.00/person 
for family & friends. 
The players are free.  
You can purchase your ticket from Coach Grossman. Please 
email your questions about tickets 
to Coach Grossman at  Hannah.Grossman@MCschools.org

2019 Fall Sports Schedules

Media Center News
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