Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Thursday, May 25th @7:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Forsyth

Friday, May 26th @8:00 p.m.
Dan Pitts Stadium

Exam Schedule

Regular Schedule
Regular Schedule
6th Period 
1st, 3rd, 5th Period Exams
2nd, 4th, 7th

IMPORTANT MEMO Regarding Exams/Schedule

Date: May 22, 2017

To:  MPHS student, parents, and faculty

From:  Dr. Jim Finch, Principal

RE:  Underclass exams

The end of the school year is Friday May 26, 2017. Underclass exams will begin Wednesday May 24, 2017 and conclude on Friday May 26, 2017.  Please visit the website to view our exam schedule.

Students who exempt all the exams on a certain day do not have to report to school. Students who exempt 1 or 2 exams per day need only to report during the time of the exam. Signed exemption forms have been returned to the office. Therefore, you should be aware of your child's exemption status.

Students cannot exempt their English or math classes this semester. Please remember that in order to preserve the testing environment, there will be no checkouts during or between the exam periods. Unexcused absences or late arrivals will result in a zero for the exam.

Thursday May 25 and Friday May 26 will be early release days with the day ending at 12:50pm. Students will be released at this time. Please arrange for transportation for your child to leave at this time. Buses will continue to run at 3pm for students unable to leave at 12:50pm. Students are not able to leave campus and return to ride the bus home.

As always, thank you for allowing us at Mary Persons to be such an important part of your child's education. Have a safe and happy summer!
Report Card Distribution
Students who would like a paper copy of their 2016-17 report card mailed to their home address, should bring in a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the front office by May 26, 2017.  Report cards will be mailed on June 1st to students who bring an envelope.

For those not mailed home, report cards may be picked up in the MPHS main office on Monday, June 5 - Thursday, June 8 from 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-4: 00.
Healthcare Science Department Gains Industry Certification
Congratulations to Ms. Debra Christian and our Healthcare Science Department for gaining Industry Certification!!
Congratulations to Our Newest MOS Masters
Recently, 7 students in Ms. Sparks' Business Communications class 
earned their Microsoft Office Specialist Master 2013 certification. 
These ladies have passed Word, Word Expert, Excel, and PowerPoint. Congratulations to Abbie Hotchkiss, Trinity High, A'Mya Lyons, 
Caroline Tane, Katie Britt, and Natalie Bertram!
DQ Treats Students to Sundaes
On Friday, May 19 Mr. Ronnie Daniel of Forsyth's Dairy Queen treated 
students from Mrs. Chafin, Mrs. Dyke, and Mrs. Holloway's classes to an ice 
cream sundae on the patio. The cool treat on a hot afternoon was a perfect 
end-of-the-year treat! Many thanks to Mr. Ronnie and his team!
Students Create US History Ceiling Tiles
Students in Mr. Magda, and Mr. Mark H. Smith's US History class were provided  the opportunity  to earn extra credit in his class.  Interested students submitted topics on people, events, places, or ideas from US History  that interested them.  Upon approval, they created an artistic depiction  of it on a ceiling tile that will be placed in his room.
Congratulations to Our First Ever 
Energy Pathway Completers!
Aaron Billiter
Zachary Burge
James Davis
James "Noah" Derriso
Jessica German
Nicholas McCoy
Mason McLendon
Trevor Nex
Carson Pace
Philip Treadwell
James "Trey" Webb
Zebulon West-Groover
Michael Cody Wheeler
Tucker Williams
2nd Year Energy Pathway Students Visit ECTC
Second year Energy Pathway students recently visited the Electric Co-operative Traning Center (ECTC) in Smarr. Students got a chance to learn as if they were already energy & power employees and receive training from professionals who work in the field. This ECTC offers a unique facility that can provide real world, hands-on training both in the classroom and out in the full-scale substation. Thanks to Georgia Transmission and all of their employees who worked with our Energy students.
3rd Year Energy Students Visit Plant Scherer
Third year Energy Pathway students recently visited Plant Scherer
where students got a chance to see the most powerful, coal-fired, power plant in North America up close. This facility is a "base load plant" 
meaning that it is in operation around the clock. 
Mr. Meacham and his students are pictured in front of some of 
the massive coal handling equipment onsite. 
Thanks to Georgia Power and the employees for this opportunity!
Access Students Make Presentation to Girls Track Stars
Mr. Jenkins and the Access students presented framed pictures highlighting their accomplishments for the past 4 years to Coach Carey, Morgan Haney, and Olympia High.
Teachers Treated to The Varsity
Teachers were treated to lunch from the Varsity truck last Wednesday.
Obtaining Your License Over Summer?
Any student who wishes to obtain their driver's 
license during the summer months MUST request 
an enrollment letter and an ADAP certificate.

9th Grade Students - see Mrs. Fennell
Upperclassmen - see Mrs. Miller
FREE Summer eBook Reading in OverDrive

Access OverDrive at
Access Credentials
Username = s.first.last
Password = Your Lunch #

Need Assistance?
Contact Mrs. English at
Monroe County Fine Arts Center on Twitter

Stay informed about all of the upcoming events at the Monroe County Fine Arts Center!!  

Follow  @mcsfinearts  on Twitter.

The Monroe County Fine Arts Center also has a website.
Counselors News
Need Extra Help with a Class?
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.  

Attention Seniors
Seniors that have participated in MOWR (including core college classes and 3rd year healthcare classes) during any year of high school will need to make sure that their college transcript, in addition to their high school transcript, is sent to the college that they will be attending. College admissions and registration will be placed on hold until the college receives both transcripts.  Links to request college transcripts are listed below.
Fine Arts News
Art News

AP Studio Art students worked on a group painting inspired by graffiti artist Banksy.  

Clubs & Organizations News
FCA News

FCA Leadership Camps 

(life changing camps for 
students and coaches)

Located at St. Simon's Island, GA

Interested? See Ms. Sanders, Mr. Smith or Ms. April (FCA rep)

Leadership Camp - Week 1
Sports News
Cross Country News

Interested in Joining the Bulldog Cross Country Team?
Please contact Coach LLonisha McElhaney (
if you have any questions.
Golf News
Our Golfers headed to state in Columbus on Sunday. They competed on Monday and Tuesday.   The girls who competed are Lydia Harrell, Carly Martin, Payton Poland and Carrington Hughes. There was one boy, 9th grader Gus Proctor, who qualified to complete at state as an individual. Results were not available at press time.
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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