Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Homecoming 2018
Senior Representatives for Queen
Senior Representatives for King
Junior Representatives
Sophomore Representatives
Freshmen Representatives
Mrs. Holloway's Students Visit Media Center
Mrs. Holloway's Access students enjoyed a visit to 
the Media Center  for an orientation/refresher.
Spanish Classes Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, Spanish classes participated in 
a "Salsa y Salsa" competition. Students volunteered to make homemade salsa 
and judges chose the best tasting recipe in each class period. Prizes were also awarded each period for the best salsa dancers. A slideshow of information 
about famous Hispanics was created by Spanish 3 students, and many 
students enjoyed making a traditional yarn craft called "Ojos de Dios."
12 for Life Students Recognized
Jordan Barberich, Most Dedicated; 
Landon Hopper,  Most Improved; 
Maggie Cooper, Team Player
12 For Life students received recognition for their accomplishments during
the month of September
by Otissa King, Education Administrative Assistant.

12 for Life is a cooperative education program with the Georgia Department of Corrections which is designed to help
at-risk students complete their
high school education while
gaining real-world job experience, as well as life-skills training and mentoring. 

There are currently 13 students working at the Georgia Department of Corrections in the Work-Based Learning Program.

Students Create Commercials 
Ms. Sparks and Mrs. Myers' Intro to Business & Technology classes, as part 
of a unit on risk management, created commercials for auto, homeowner, 
renter, health, disability, and life insurance.
Healthcare Student Learn How to Type Blood
Last week Ms. Carter's Essentials of Healthcare class participated in a blood type lab. Students used simulated blood samples to determine what blood types would match or agglutinate. They also counted red & white blood cells using microscopes. 
Economics Classes Hold Auction
Coach Simmons' economics students auctioned off goods that other students bought with the money left over in their transaction register after paying
for their bills for rent and insurance.
2018 Homecoming Dance


or $5 w/2 canned food items

Purchase Tickets & Get Mask
Room 116 (Mrs. Hightower)

When to Purchase Tickets
During CHAMP Period,
Before  or After School
Deadline to buy tickets:  Wednesday,  October 24th .
Red Cross Blood Drive

November 12, 2018

Sign up NOW to give blood

Sponsored by MP HOSA.
Attention - ALL Math Students
Daily Peer Tutoring Available NOW
7:15 - 7:45 a.m.
Mrs. McKallip's Room 
(MC Room 115)
Monday - Thursday 
3:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Dr. Williams' Room 
(MC Room 210)
Yearbook News
Buy your yearbook TODAY!!
You may order online at
or call 1-877-767-5217 to place your order. Please s ee Mrs. May in room 206 if you have any questions.
Yearbooks are $65 
until November 2, 2018!!
The price will increase after this date.
Show Your Bulldog Pride

The Engineering Class is offering Bulldog Pride Yard Signs.
Small Signs are $17.
Large Signs are $25.   
Link Your Ingles Card to MPHS

Ingles cards must be 
re-linked each year. 
Our school code is 10509.
Counselors News
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.  

ASVAB Registration Open

If you are interested in taking the ASVAB, please complete the Google Form by Friday, November 2nd

The ASVAB is a detailed assessment utilized by all branches of the military. The ASVAB is free and will be given here on Thursday, November 8th

Y ou do NOT have to join the military to take this assessment. It will provide you with great information about your career interests and abilities. Click here to download an ASVAB for Dummies study guide.
We would like to extend an opportunity for you to participate 
in a wonderful program which assists some of our neediest students 
in the Class of 2019. We are currently seeking sponsors for a few 
of our seniors. The typical items that students need assistance 
with may include the following:

Senior Pics - $25.00 sitting fee plus photo package
Yearbook - $55.00
Cap/Gown -  $80.00
Prom Attire (dress/tux), flowers, hair, make-up, photos, dinner: $200 & up
Graduation Invitations - $25.00 & up
Graduation Dress/Shoes (female) - $50
Graduation Slacks/Shirt/Shoes (male) - $50 & up

Last year, we had private individuals, church groups, local companies and civic organizations sponsor our seniors who were in need. As you know, there are many expenses associated with the final year of high school. If you would be interested in sponsoring a student or a specific need for a student, please contact Mrs. Burston or Mrs. Roller. 

This is the largest college fair in the Middle Georgia area with at least 60 different colleges in attendance.
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.
Fine Arts News
Chorus News

Drama News

MP Drama Presents One Act Play, Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Clubs & Organizations News
Best Buddies News 
Upcoming Events:
  • Thursday, 10/25 - Homecoming Parade - meet in the junior lot at 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 10/30 - Chapter Meeting        - Down Syndrome Awareness, 3:05 p.m. in the Media Center
Spirit Beads bracelets are here! 
They are $10 each & are available in 2 sizes. They can be purchased in Mrs. Holloway's room or at our first meeting on September 25th at 3:05 in the Media Center.  Limited quantities available!
FBLA News 

FBLA will have their October "Fill the Bag" meeting  on Wednesday on the 24th in the Media Center.  Competitions, Fall Leadership Conference, & candle fundraiser, and more will be discussed.

FBLA is selling ice cream sandwiches for $1.00 after school on Thursdays in Mrs. Myers room 226.

FCA meets 
Friday mornings
MPHS  Gym 
@7:20 a.m.

TSA News 

Like the New TSA Facebook page" to keep up with all the exciting things they are doing.   They are currently preparing for their first electrathon race of the year. Click here to check out a video of the car.

Sports News
Cheerleader News

Competition Cheer Dogs came out on top again at  Saturday's
 event at Union Grove High School.  Way to go Cheer Dogs!
Cross Country News
The Bulldogs Cross Country teams competed at the Howard Invitational yesterday.  Both girls and boys teams placed 2nd overall out of 17 different schools. Ava McKallip and Maradeth Leverett received award medals for being among the top 10 runners.  

Justin Wachtel was meet champion and Logan O'Neil finished 3rd in the boys division.  The team will compete at the Region Championships on  Thursday, October 25, 2018  at the Industrial Children's Home in Macon, GA.  The first race begins at  4:30 p.m.  Come out and support our teams.  Go Dogs!

Football News

The Bulldogs took on West Laurens this past  Friday  night 
and defeated them 52-14. The Bulldogs remain undefeated, 
with 8-0 so far this season. Homecoming is this week vs. Perry.  
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