90 Years of Bulldog Traditions
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Teacher In-Service Day
December 18
Christmas Holidays
December 19 - January 1
Teacher In-Service Days
January 2-3, 2020
Students Return
January 6, 2020
Fall Semester Testing/Exam Schedule

Exam Schedule - December 16th & 17th
Congratulations Miles Benson! 
November Teacher of the Month

Mr. Benson is a 2008 Mary Persons graduate. His parents  and his brother are also graduates of MP. He is in his first year as the Band Director. He enjoys seeing young people receive entertainment and gratification from making music with each other. He enjoys performing, playing golf, and watching Netflix. If he could go back in time, he would like to go back to the late 60s so he could see the Allman Brothers perform in Macon. If he didn't have to sleep, he would use the extra time to exercise, and practice guitar. When people come to him for help, they are usually looking for someone to perform music for an event. His parents have influenced him the most, by instilling in him a strong work ethic. He says there is not much that keeps him up at night. A few years back he had the opportunity to open for Jason Aldean and Luke Combs in Macon. He got to meet them and perform in front of thousands.
Congratulations Stacey Weems! 
November Support Staff of the Month

Mrs. Weems is married to her high school sweetheart, Jimmy. She has three sons: Ryan, Gene, & Dylan. All are graduates of MP. She also has three dogs: Millie, MoJo, and Hershel. She is in her 11th year as a front office receptionist. She enjoys interacting with the students and parents, and forming relationships with them. In her spare time, she enjoys woodworking, camping and reading. If she could go back in time, she would like to go back to the 80s so she could spend more time with her grandmother. If she did not have to sleep, she would use the extra time for reading. When people come to her for help, most of the time they just need someone to listen to them. When asked who has influenced her life the most, she said that the influences in her life have been both good and bad, "the bad influenced me more because it made me realize what I did not want to do or be." What keeps her up at night? "Worrying about my grown kids!"
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Constructions Students Learn About Installing Tile
C.C. Owen Tile Company, Inc. had two tile setters come in and visit with Mr. Hurm's 2nd and 3rd block students last week, giving them a quick tutorial and history on tile.  It was a hands-on presentation for the students and they even left some materials for the students to practice with.  This company wants to be proactive in introducing the trade & art of tile to as many students as they can.  Their hope is also to encourage a MPHS  student to compete in this years' State Skills USA Tile Competition that will be offered at the Skills Event in the spring of 2020 at the World Congress Center in downtown ATL.  
Geometry Classes Find New Ways to Review for Milestones
Ms. Ashleigh Hightower's geometry classes got to experience some 
new ways to review! In  the past week, they have worked through two escape rooms and a few Gimkits in order to review for their Milestones this week.
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!
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The yearbooks are on sale now for $70.   

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
Chorus News

Congratulations to six MP students who have passed the  rigorous first round auditions for the 2020 All-State Chorus.
Ansley Lawson, Abby Hodges, Heaven Taylor, Anabel Storey, 
Meghan Bennett, and Richard Smith
These students are among the top vocal musicians in the  State 
and upon passing their second audition in January, they  will perform 
in the prestigious All-State Chorus event in  Athens, February 27-29, 2020.
FFA News

Our Senior Forestry Team recently placed 1st in the Area 3 Forestry Career Development Event. The event was held at Fort Valley State University on December 5, 2019. Team members include Davin Bennet, 1st high individual, and Jason Cox, 2nd high individual. They will be advancing to the state competition.

The Junior Forestry Team also competed. They placed 4th in the Area 3 competition. The team members were Peyton Johnson, 2nd high individual, and Jackson Walker, 3rd high individual. 

Our Floriculture Team also competed and  placed 3rd in the Area 3 FFA Floriculture Career Development Event.   Team members include Deyana Stokes, Shelbye Thompson, Matthew Marshall, and Gillean Michael.
Rotary News 

The following two students attended the Forsyth/Monroe County Rotary Club meeting last week:  Mara Emami and  Abby Davis.

Pamela Bruening, founder and CEO of DeeperDive Learning, Inc. was the guest speaker. DeeperDive Learning, Inc. envisions adult learners 
engaged in deeper learning through direct and immediate application 
to their personalized needs resulting in ongoing personal & professional growth. Their mission is to "deepen learning" and "engage minds."
Work-Based Learning News

The Work-Based Learning students collected over 200 jars of peanut butter 
for the food bank  at 
Forsyth United Methodist Church this fall.  They will be delivered 
in time for families 
during the Christmas season.

Tennis News

Tennis Anyone???
Tryouts will be for Boys & Girls:
January 15th
January 22nd "If Day"
January 24th  "If Day"
Volleyball News

The Volleyball Banquet was held on November 19th. 
Congratulations to the following athletes for their achievements.

Scholar Athlete
Anokhi Patel
Most Improved
Alexi McCowell
Best Server
Taylor Miner
Coaches Award
Lauren Abrams
Best Defense
Lindsie Robbins
Captain Awards
Lindsie Robins & Anokhi Patel
All Region Team
Kaylee Swafford

9th Grade
Scholar Athlete
Tashana Threatt
Coach's Award
Kate McAteer
Defensive Award
Morgan Currie
Offensive Award
Anna Murdock
Most Improved
Eliza Gavin
Rising Volleydogs
Kate McAteer, Anna Murdock, Kennedy Morgan, Lilly Barnes, and Faith Jones
Emma Wimberly
Most improved
Tierra Russell & Cassandra Phillips
Best Server
Caydence Chason
Best Offense
Savana Sanders
Best Defense
Banks McCoy

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