Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Fall Break
October 12-15

Progress Reports
October 18

Parent Conferences
October 23
Fall Plant Sale
Tuesday October 2nd  
7 a.m. -   5:30 p.m.   

The sale will be at the MPHS Greenhouse.

Potted Chrysanthemum's - $8 each

Flats of Pansies, Snapdragons, Violas, Ornamental Cabbage, & Flowering Kale  $8/flat or $2/6 pack

Mustard Greens, Broccoli, Kale, & Spinach  $8/flat or $2/6 pack

Assorted Interior Plants - $5 each.
September 
is
Suicide 
Prevention 
Month.

2018 Graduation Rate
Mary Persons High School announces the 2018 four-year graduation cohort rate. The rate for the 2017-2018 cohort is 84.8%. Last year's graduation rate was 86.8%. The high school graduation rate for Georgia in 2017-2018 was 81.4%.

PSAT Administration

All 10th grade students, registered 9th grade students, and registered 11th grade students will participate in the PSAT administration on  Wednesday, October 10, 2018.  Students will be allowed to use a basic, scientific, or graphing  calculator  on the math portion of the test.  Students should plan to bring their own  calculator  as there will be a limited supply of school-owned  calculators  available.  Please contact your child's counselor if you have questions.   
Congratulations 2018-2019 Student Council Officers
President- Hope Brooks,  Vice President- Jimbo Finch,  Secretary- James Gibbs
For the Love of Food
by Marcelene Leverett

Our small town of Forsyth is growing bigger every day. New boutiques, restaurants, and businesses can be found popping up on every street corner. The supportive people of Forsyth are imperative to the operation of these small businesses. However, the cost of local restaurants may be too much for the average student; Read more.  

*Periodically a student from the Empescope class will write a feature article for The Bulldog Beat.  
Students Practice Brainstorming Strategies

Mrs. Dingmore's classes had a great time practicing 
different brainstorming strategies for writing their essays. 
They rotated through stations to practice each one. 
The techniques that were practiced to generate ideas for paragraph topics 
were Line Clustering, Spider Diagrams, Charting, and Bubble Clusters.
Join Us for the Big Library Read 
OverDrive, or ebook library is offering unlimited free access 
to  The Girl with the Red Balloon  October 1-14, 2018. 
See Mrs. English for details, or email lauri.english@mcschools.org.
2018 Homecoming Dance


Anyone who plans 
to take a non-MPHS date
 will need to complete 
a Date Approval Form. 
You can pick a form up 
from the Front Office.  
All forms must be returned by Friday, October 19th.
Homecoming Week - Dress Up Days
Oct. 22-26, 2018

Yearbook News
Buy your yearbook TODAY!!
You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com
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 $60 
until October 21, 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 www.collegeboard.org 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 www.actstudent.org 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
Clubs & Organizations News
Academic Team News
The MP Academic Team traveled to Athens over the weekend to participate in the Greg Trandel Memorial Bulldog Brawl. The A Team finished just outside the playoffs (13th or 14th--waiting on final results) in a 30 team field. We even found a few MP alums from UGA (Madeline Copeland, Cole Myers, and Parker Haworth)! 

We are excited for this year's team. Members who competed include Katherine Samuelson, Henri Marlow, Audrey Parrott, Bailey Storey, Savannah Martin, Kanaya Starling, Hunter Buice, Holden Haworth, and Caleb Johnson. Our next tournament is at MP on  October 20 . If you need service hours for a club or extracurricular activity, please Mr. Bernard to get on the schedule -  trey.bernard@mcschools.org.

Best Buddies News

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!

Less Than 20 Pairs Left - GET YOURS TODAY!!!  
Pair up with the Access department!  Get your MP socks 
benefiting  the Access department.  Contact Mrs. Holloway 
in room 110 to get yours! Cost - $10/pair.
Beta Club News 
Dues are due NOW!!
New Members - $25
($15 goes to National)
Returning Members - $10

Club Pictures will be taken on Thursday, September 27th.  If you wish to be in the Beta Club Picture, make sure to pay your dues by Wednesday, September 26th.
FBLA News 
FBLA will be selling ice cream sandwiches for $1.00 Thursdays after school in Mrs. Myers room 226 & Mrs. Little's room 227.

FBLA is having a Krispy Kreme doughnut fundraiser. See an FBLA member to order or contact Mrs. Little room 227 or Mrs. Myers room 226 on main campus and Mrs. Sparks on Freshman Campus.

The next monthly meeting will be Wednesday, September 26th in the Media Center. Our focus for this meeting will be "Speed Dating".

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

Spanish Honor Society News
Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Officers

Destiny Middleton, Secretary 
Linda Carvajal-Jacinto, President
Kierra Hughley, Vice President 

TSA News 
  • First TSA Meeting - September 26th in the Tech lab, right after school
  • Tech Day at the Fair is 10/8.
Sports News
Fall 
Sports 
Schedules
Cross Country News
The Bulldogs Cross Country team had several runners compete individually over the weekend.  Logan O'Neill took 1st place in the Mission Possible 5K Road race.  Alec Remick placed 2nd, Alex Hansen placed 3rd, and Hunter Benson placed 5th. Jackie Gore finished as 1st place female overall. Justin Wachtel competed in the Wingfoot invitational and placed 7th.  He is still named the fastest sophomore nation wide.  The team will complete on  Saturday, September 29th  at the Rock Ranch.  Come out and cheer on your Bulldogs. 

Football News

Softball News

The Lady Bulldogs defeat the Knight's 9-6 last week in region play. Destiny Middleton, Faith Ann Rozier, Victoria Vinning, and Emma Heath had big at bats. The circle was split between Lauren DeFore and Mallory Turner. The Lady Dogs are now 5-2 in the region .

The softball team appreciates the cheerleaders for coming out, hanging banners, and cheering them on as they defeated Howard 8-3. 

Come celebrate the Seniors during Senior Night on Wednesday 9/26 as the Bulldogs take on the Red Devils at 5:55
Go Lady Dogs!

Above Seniors:  #28 Destiny Middleton,  #18 Aleah Hayman, & # 12 Faith Ann Rozier; also pictured is their coach, Hannah Grossman

Varsity Lady Bulldogs
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