Feb 11, 2021

Students Recognized by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Student Achievement

Students Recognized by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Student Achievement

 

Congratulations to MPCS juniors S. Baker, W. Duncan, S. McCune, and G. Terry for being selected to the semi-final round of the Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GHP). Mr. Baker was named as a GHP semi-finalist in the area of Engineering; Mr. Duncan was named as a GHP semi-finalist in the area of Music Jazz; Miss McCune was named as a GHP semi-finalist in the area of Social Studies; Mr. Terry was named as a GHP semi-finalist in the area of Engineering. 

By being named as 2021 GHP semi-finalists, these for students will have the opportunity, if selected as finalists, to live on the campus of Berry College for four weeks with approximately 650 other high-achieving students from across the state to study in their subject area, interact with the very highest-achieving students in their peer group, and get a preview of what college life is like. Students will study six days per week in their major area and five days per week in a minor area that they declare once on campus. Participation is free for all students, completely funded by the Georgia Legislature.

The Georgia Governor's Honors Program has a rich and meaningful history: it was established in 1964, is the longest-running and largest program of its kind in the nation, and is the only program in the country that is completely funded by the state legislature at no cost to participants. Past Georgia GHP participants are Academy Award winner Holly Hunter (The Piano), TV star Wayne Knight (Newman on Seinfeld), politicians, and many successful physicians, entrepreneurs, and the like.

To be accepted as a GHP participant is significant, carrying great weight on college applications. Over the past five years, MPCS has produced GHP finalists in dance, music, visual arts, and social studies, and is proud to have four students selected as semi-finalists for GHP this year. We wish our semi-finalists well as they prepare for their GHP final round auditions and interviews.


Announcements

July 12 - Lower School New Family Zoom Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 14 - Lower School New Family Game Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Popsicles and Play Night, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Popsicles and Play Night, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 18 - Preschool/TK New and Returning Families Zoom Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 26-27 - High School Parking Assignments

July 30 - Senior Spots Painting Day

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 5 - K-Day, Lower School 101, Middle School 101, High School 101

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 8 - Preschool/TK Meet and Greet, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

August 8 - Preschool/TK Meet and Greet, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

August 9 - Back-2-School Night, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

August 11 - First Day of School, 7:50 a.m.

August 15 - Preschool/TK and Lower School Parent Orientation, 5:30 p.m.

August 16-17 - Picture Day

August 16 - High School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 18 - Middle School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 19 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis House Day

August 22-23 - Lower School CoGAT Testing

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 30 - Picture Make-up Day

September 5 - Labor Day Holiday, No School

September 6/7-9 - High School Retreat

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 26-27 - Fall Break, No School

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