Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Thanksgiving Holidays
November 22-24, 2017
Barfield Awarded $500 TradeFive Grant
for MP's Technology & Engineering Program

The $500 Georgia Workforce Development TradeFive Grant was one of 17 Department of Economic Development's TradeFive initiative grants awarded across Georgia. TradeFive is our state's skilled trade awareness initiative, designed to promote career opportunities that exists within five key skilled trade industries- logistics, telecommunication, energy, construction and manufacturing.
MP Profile

Meet Ashley McIntosh. She is married and she and husband have one fur baby. Their extended family lives in Alabama where they both grew up. Mrs. McIntosh is in her 5th year of teaching Biology at Mary Persons. What does she like most about her job? "The kids and the way they look when they are successful, especially in something that they didn't think they could do." She enjoys crafting when she has spare time, and traveling to new places. If she could go back in time, she would travel back to "2004 to before my grandfather passed away so I could spend more time with him before he was gone." If she did not have to sleep, she would use the extra time to catch up on Netflix shows.  People come to her when they need advice for making difficult decisions "because I am honest even when it is difficult to say or think." Her family and friends have influenced her life the most - each person has helped and encouraged her to be successful and happy. "Thinking about all the things I still need to get done" keeps her up at night.  Before teaching, she worked as a legal assistant, and even took the LSAT and almost went to law school. 
Economics Classes Learn About the Circular Flow of Income

Econ students recently demonstrated their knowledge using sidewalk chalk.
Yearbook News
Yearbooks are now $65. 
See Mrs. May to place your order, or go to

Senior Recognition Ads:  
The last day to purchase a senior ad in the back of the yearbook is November 3rd
F irst come, first served & space is limited.
1/4 page $75.00
1/2  page $135.00
Full page $250.00
Forms are located in the Google classroom 
& outside of room 206. 
Please see Mrs. May to pay & reserve your spot. 
ESPLOST Vote is Upcoming: Tuesday, November 7th
Counselors News
Scholarship Sites Day
During a recent MP Period seniors were provided information about scholarships & an opportunity to sign up to learn more.  The counselors were on hand in the library for those seniors who wanted to learn more. They provided helpful tips and scholarship websites.

Bulldog Blessings
Are you interested in supporting Bulldog Blessings, or want to learn more about how our counselors support MP students who are in need? Click here to visit their new Google Site.

Adopt-A-Senior 2018 is a new program sponsored by the Bulldog Blessings.

Senior year is expensive, and we're asking our local organizations, groups and citizens to chip in and adopt some of our seniors who are in need of support. Our goal is that ALL MP Grads experience the full memory of their senior year and don't have to skip out on any activities due to cost. 

Click here to learn more about the Adopt-A-Senior 2018 program.
 You can request more information as well as signup online to help support this worthy cause.
MP Cinch Bags Fundraiser for Bulldog Blessings

The counseling department is selling MP Cinch Bags for $10 as a fundraiser for our Bulldog Blessings fund. All of the proceeds will go directly to our neediest students allowing us to purchase school supplies, toiletries, blankets, coats, technical college application fees, special school events, etc. 
Creations by CHAMP can add a name for an additional $5.00.
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.  The 2018 FAFSA application is now open.  
Fine Arts News
Drama News

Congratulations to Abby Hodges & Jeffrey Dunbar!!  
They were named Acting All-Stars for Region 2AAAA 
at the One Act Play Competition last week.
Clubs & Organizations News
Art Club News   
The Art Club is hosting the 3rd annual Empty Bowls Dinner fundraiser on  Thursday, November 16th from 5:30-7:30  in the Fine Arts Center.  Tickets are $15, and go on sale Monday, October 30th.  

Come share a soup dinner with us and take home a student-made ceramic bowl.  All proceeds benefit Monroe Co. Backpack Buddies.  
See any Art Club member to purchase your tickets. 
FBLA News   
FBLA is once again collecting hygiene products for iCare to help needy students in Monroe County. Bring any hygiene products (soap, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes/paste, etc.) to Mrs. Little or Mrs. Myers on the Main Campus or Ms. Sparks on the Freshman Campus.

Get your DQ Blizzard every Thursday immediately after school in Room 227.  They are $2 each.

Next Meeting - November 29 @ 3:15 in Room 227. Plan to attend and bring a friend.

Heritage Candle and Boston Butt  fundraisers begin October 25. See an FBLA member or adviser to get your candle or Boston Butt. Heritage Candles are handmade in the USA and burn for approximately 75 hours, keeping their scent to the very bottom. Boston Butt certificates are good for one year, and they can be redeemed at Welch's Meats beginning December 1, 2017. Deadline to order is November 29.
FCA News   
FCA will meet on Fridays 
in the Gym at 7:20 a.m. 
All students & faculty are invited!

FFA News   
Our FFA Nursery Landscaping team placed 14th in nation at the National 
FFA Competition.
Pictured are FFA Sponsor Bill Waldrep, Elizabeth Smith, 
Emsley Smith, Kayley Dale, and Audrey Barr.
HOSA News   
HOSA will be hosting a Blood Drive on  November 10, 2017 from 8:30-1:30.
HOSA recently held a Halloween Party.
TSA News
TSA (Technology Student Association) is selling Country Meats for only $1. They have EVERY flavor in stock! Swing by the Tech Lab, room 220, to get yours! Follow the American flag!
Send items in to the Tech Lab, room 220 at MP Main Campus, or call  (478) 994-2812, ext. 5039  if you have any questions or need more details. Thank you for supporting Technology Student Association and keeping out earth green! Contact Christina Barfield (
Tri-M News   
Tri-M Music Honor Society is hosting their third annual talent show - MP's Got Talent! The talent show will be held on  November 14th

Sports News
Cheerleader News

Congratulations to our Cheerleaders!  They won 2nd place this past weekend. This coming weekend they will be competing for the Region Championship against West Laurens High School. Good luck!!!

Football News

Wrestling News

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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