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Monroe County Schools Radio

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Monroe County Schools Radio is produced by the students at Mary Persons High School in Forsyth, GA. 30-minute segments are broadcast directly through MAJIC 100 FM every Sunday at 7:00 am and then are featured via podcast.
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Guitar Classes + Alumni Game (EP: 48)
Samantha Stephens, the Monroe County Fine Arts Coordinator, is taking on a new role teacher, teacher.  Emma Phelan sat down with Ms. Stephens to learn about her new guitar class at Mary Persons High School. Also, sports fans get ready.  There's a big basketball game coming up that you don't want to miss.  Get all the details about the upcoming MPHS Alumni Game.  
29:50
January 18, 2022
New CTO + Robotics at MPHS (EP: 47)
In this week’s episode, meet the new man in charge of the Monroe County Schools technology department. Plus, we finish our in-depth look at our elementary schools’ instructional coaches. And, the Mary Persons Robotics team is taking the competition world by storm.  Learn more about the program.
26:15
January 10, 2022
Instructional Coaches Part 2 + The Sounds of the Holiday (EP: 46)
Today we continue our series on Instructional Coaches with a visit to T.G. Scott Elementary School.  We'll meet Misti Tonn and learn how her role benefits both the students and teachers. Plus, the Monroe County Fine Arts Center was filled with the sounds of the holidays throughout the month of December.  Here's a recap of some of our Monroe County students' performances.  Enjoy!
27:42
December 27, 2021
Semester Wrap + Instructional Coach (EP: 45)
Holiday break is officially underway for Monroe County Schools.   The first semester has wrapped up, and students are enjoying some much needed time off.  For his thoughts on the first half of the school year, and a number of other topics, we spoke with Monroe County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Hickman. Today we’re starting a three-part series on Instructional Coaches. Who are they?  What exactly do they do?   And why are they important to our schools?  For our first segment, MP-TV’s Maddie Franklin spoke with Hubbard Elementary School’s Instructional Coach, Ronna DiMichiel.
29:25
December 20, 2021
Tech Team + MCMS Chorus (EP: 44)
Our students depend on technology both in the classroom and in their personal lives.  To make sure they have working, updated equipment, Monroe county schools employees a fantastic technology team.  Hear from outgoing CTO Dr. Valerie Mercer and Instructional Technology Coach Ronnie Shipman on what it takes to keep thousands of devices in the hands of our students and staff.  Plus, 'tis the season for holiday music.  We'll share some of the Monroe County Middle School Chorus' Christmas Concert.  
29:07
December 06, 2021
MCMS Counselors + MPHS Student Activities (EP: 43)
In this week's episode meet the Monroe County Middle School counselors who are dedicated to the emotional well-being of our students.   Plus, there is a wide range of activities available to the students of Mary Persons. Hear from our bulldogs on wrestling, basketball, visual ensemble and more.  
28:46
November 29, 2021
Anchor of Hope + Elementary School Counselors (EP: 42)
In this week's episode, meet our three elementary school counselors and learn they ways they help our students.  Plus, one in six children has a developmental disability.  Learn how the the Anchor of Hope Foundation helps local families coping all the therapies, specialists and medicines that come with diagnosis.  
29:59
November 29, 2021
JROTC + Bass Fishing (EP: 41)
In this week’s episode, learn about some of the specialized programs you’ll find at Mary Persons, like Bass Fishing and JROTC. Plus,  we’re starting a new series that highlights some of our community business partners.  We'll kick things off with a husband and wife team who know how to serve up a good slice.
29:42
November 16, 2021
MP Cheer + Holiday Help (EP: 40)
In this week's episode, our award-winning Mary Persons Competition Cheerleaders have their eyes on the top prize, back-to-back state championships.   Find out what it takes to be the number one squad in Georgia?   Plus, ‘tis the season for giving. Our holiday assistance programs need your help. Learn how you can help make the holidays a little brighter for some of our students in need. 
30:27
November 16, 2021
Band Program + Volunteers (EP: 39)
In this week’s episode, get the ins and outs of the Mary Persons High School Band Program.  Hear what happens both on the field and in the classroom. And, what's the difference between a school visitor and a volunteer?  Learn when you need the volunteer training and badge, and when you don’t.
29:34
November 02, 2021
MCAC + MPHS Band Director (EP: 38)
In this week’s episode, we take an in-depth look at the Monroe County Achievement Center.  Hear from Principal Grady Caldwell about his goals for the students, plus we sit down with a teacher and student about life at MCAC. Also, the Mary Persons Band recently held a Halloween-themed concert at the Fine Arts Center.  The music was fantastic, but how do you choose what to have the students play for the crowd? Band Director Miles Benson answers that question for us. 
29:59
October 25, 2021
Representing MPHS + Leadership Monroe (Ep: 37)
In this week’s episode, meet two young women who are representing Mary Persons High School on state-wide committees. Plus, get a taste of the MPTV Random Podcast. And, learn about the Leadership Monroe program and how this year’s class is working to help the community.
30:56
October 18, 2021
Mary Persons & Monroe County Middle School (EP: 36)
In this week’s episode, get an in-depth look at the leadership of Mary Persons High School and Monroe County Middle School.  Plus, we'll take you inside the Monroe County Fine Arts Center to sample the sounds of our middle and high school choirs.
29:43
October 04, 2021
Focus on K.B. Sutton and T.G. Scott (EP:35)
This week we continue our in-depth look at some of our Monroe County schools.  Hear from teachers, principals and students about life at K.B. Sutton Elementary and T.G. Scott Elementary. 
27:39
September 27, 2021
Bicentennial Celebration & Spotlight on Hubbard (EP: 34)
In this week’s episode, we’re a week away from the Monroe County Bicentennial celebration.  Get the details about the event.  Plus, we’ll kick off a new series with an in-depth look at Hubbard Elementary School.
30:05
September 20, 2021
Teachers of the Year, One Act Competition & the Transportation Team (EP: 33)
In this week's episode, meet the Monroe County Schools' Teacher of the Year, and hear from the winners from each school.  Drama students are gearing up for this year's One Act Competition.  Learn what to expect at show time.  Also, the transportation department is hiring.  We spoke with the transportation director and a long-time driver to find out why you should join their team. 
30:04
September 13, 2021
Fine Arts Director, Graduation Coach & School Nutrition Program (EP: 32)
In this week's episode, meet the new Monroe County Schools Fine Arts Coordinator and learn how her musical background will benefit our fine arts programs.  Plus, hear from the MC Schools Graduation Coach about how she keeps students on track to graduate.  We'll also sit down with our School Nutrition Director to learn what it takes to feed all of our students. 
30:00
September 07, 2021
Back to School, Football Season Begins (EP: 31)
In this week's episode, Dr. Mike Hickman shares his thoughts on the first month of school.  You'll also hear from Head Coach Brian Nelson on the start of football season and Athletic Director Robert Lindsey on the new marypersonsathletics.com.  
28:37
August 30, 2021
MPHS Graduation (EP:30)
We start our episode by featuring Mrs. Annie Dyke. Following our Staff Spotlight, we share with you highlights from the Mary Persons High School Graduation. 
28:48
June 09, 2021
MCMS Presents the 8th Grade Spring Choir Concert (EP: 29)
Monroe County Middle School Presents the 8th Grade Choir concert under the direction of Mrs. Theresa Alexander. At the end of the show, we feature Mrs. Peggy Trammell. 
29:16
May 31, 2021
HES & TGS Farewell & Welcome (EP: 28)
In the first half of this episode, we interview Mr. Jay Johnston (retiring HES Principal) and introduce Dr. Mequanta McCord (incoming HES Principal). In the second half, we interview Dr. Richard Bazemore (retiring TGS Principal) and introduce Mr. Chad Sanders (incoming TGS Principal).
28:37
May 24, 2021
Financial Literacy + Graduation Updates (EP 27)
In this episode, we interview Mary Persons teaching staff in honor of financial literacy month. Mrs.Burston provides an update on MPHS graduation plans.  We also feature a few pieces from our MPHS concert band. 
25:55
May 10, 2021
MPHS Band Spotlight (EP:26)
In this episode, we interview Mr. Miles Benson, the Mary Persons High School Band Director. We also feature music played by the Mary Persons Symphonic Band. 
28:48
May 03, 2021
CTAE, Facilities and Forsythia (EP 25)
In this episode, we finish up our feature on the CTAE offerings at Mary Persons High School by highlighting work-based learning and broadcast. We also catch up with Roger Onstott regarding facility updates, and we interview Rebecca Stone (Forsyth- Monroe County Chamber of Commerce) regarding the Forsythia Festival. 
29:40
April 26, 2021
CTAE PT2 (EP 24)
This week we continue our feature on CTAE offerings at Mary Persons High School. MPHS students interview teaching staff in the pathways of JROTC, Automotive, Healthcare, Agriculture Science and Business.
29:56
April 19, 2021
CTAE + MPHS Athletics (EP 23)
Through this episode, we focus on CTAE offerings at Mary Persons Highschool. MPHS students interview the following staff members: Mrs.Sandy Colwell, the Director of CTAE.  Mr.Hurm, Construction Pathway Mrs.Olson, Computer Science Pathway The show ends with an interview from Mr.Lindsey, the Athletic Director of Mary Persons High School.
27:48
April 12, 2021
Youth Art Month (EP 22)
Through this episode, MPHS students interview visual arts teachers from Hubbard Elementary School, Monroe County Middle School, and Mary Persons High School. The episode wraps up with an interview from Mrs. Sandy Watson, the KB Sutton Elementary School music teacher.
28:12
April 05, 2021
Assistant Superintendent of Personnel and Operations + Small Business Saturday (Ep 21)
Today we feature Jackson Daniel, The Assistant Superintendent of Personnel and Operations of Monroe County Schools. We also check in with Dr.Denise Buff to follow up on Small Business Saturday. 
29:52
March 29, 2021
Hubbard Alumni Association pt2, Student Services & Agriculture (Ep 20)
In this episode, we feature the 2nd part of our interview with representatives from The Hubbard Alumni Association. Later in the episode, we feature Mrs.Pat Napier, the Director of Student Services at Monroe County Schools. We finish out the show with Mrs.Alexander, the Agriculture Teacher at Monroe County Middle School. 
29:46
March 22, 2021
Forsyth Convention and Visitor's Bureau + The Hubbard Alumni Association (Ep 19)
Through this episode, we feature an interview with Gilda Stanbery, The Executive Director and CEO of Forsyth Convention and Visitor's Bureau. We also feature the 1st half of an interview featuring representatives from the Hubbard Alumni Association. 
27:22
March 08, 2021
Forsyth & Monroe County African American Heritage Guide & Tour PT2, banners, and small business (EP: 18)
Through this episode, we feature part 2 of our interview Herbert Gantt, Winifred Berry, Ralph Bass, and Gilda Stanbery about the Forsyth & Monroe County African American Heritage Guide & Tour. We also interview Mrs.Rosemary Walker regarding the African American Heritage banners in downtown Forsyth and Dr.Denise Buff regarding Small Business Saturday.  
27:17
March 01, 2021
Forsyth & Monroe County African American Heritage Guide & Tour (EP: 17)
Through this episode, we interview Herbert Gantt, Winifred Berry, Ralph Bass, and Gilda Stanbery about the Forsyth & Monroe County African American Heritage Guide & Tour.
27:56
February 22, 2021
GMEA PT2 & Ralph Bass (ep16)
This episode features pt 2 of MPHS's GMEA Performance. Immediately following the performance, we interview Ralph Bass of the Forsyth/ Monroe Historical Society. 
29:20
February 15, 2021
GMEA PT1 (ep15)
This episode features an interview with MPHS Choir Director, Mr. Charles Hernandez; Immediately following, we feature the MPHS choir's GMEA Performance.
27:18
February 08, 2021
MP Presents "For The First Time.... In Forever...." ACT 2 (ep:14)
MPHS Presents ""For The First Time.... In Forever...." ACT 2.
39:31
February 03, 2021
MP Presents "For The First Time.... In Forever...." ACT 1 (ep:13)
This episode begins with an interview from Mrs.Holly Spires, the drama and dance teacher at Mary Persons High School. It then transitions into ACT 1 of "For the First Time.... In Forever" a socially distant Broadway review. 
46:53
January 25, 2021
Family Services and the Performing Arts (EP 12)
MP Students interview Mrs. Gwen Bird, the Family Services Coordinator for Monroe County Schools. MP Students also interview Patrick Hamilton, The Fine Arts Event Coordinator for Monroe County Schools. Following the interview with Patrick Hamilton, the Mary Persons Chorus presents the following pieces under the direction of Mr.Charles Hernandez.  Music Is.....   ....... Andy Beck Storm ......James DesJardins Sanctus... Christopher Wolff, Jr.
28:30
January 19, 2021
The Achievement Center and the transition of District 4
MP students interview Mr. Grady Caldwell, the Principal of The Monroe County Achievement Center. MP Students also interview retiring Board Member Judy Pettigrew and incoming Board Member, Dr.Jeremy Goodwin.
28:05
January 19, 2021
Basketball, Wrestling and Facilities
MP students interview the head basketball coach, the head wrestling coach, an MP wrestler, and Roger Onstott, the Facilities and Maintenance Coordinator for Monroe County Schools.
28:22
January 19, 2021
Gordon State College Presents "A Christmas Carol" Act 2 (Ep:9)
This week we team up with one of our partners in education, Gordon State College, to present a radio play version of A Christmas Carol. This production was entirely performed via ZOOM under the direction of Lisa Cesnik Ferguson, featuring Gordon College students, faculty, and community members. For more information on Gordon State College, please visits https://www.gordonstate.edu/.
29:09
December 21, 2020
Gordon State College Presents "A Christmas Carol" Act 1 (Ep:8)
This week we team up with one of our partners in education, Gordon State College, to present a radio play version of A Christmas Carol. This production was entirely performed via ZOOM under the direction of Lisa Cesnik Ferguson, featuring Gordon College students, faculty, and community members. For more information on Gordon State College, please visits https://www.gordonstate.edu/.  Act 2 will air on MAJIC 100FM on December 20th at 7:00 am. The audio from this production will upload to our podcast the following day. 
29:43
December 14, 2020
Cheer and Basketball
This show features the Mary Persons' competition cheerleading team and the women's basketball team.
28:18
December 14, 2020
Holiday Celebrations and giving.
This show features Kids Yule Love, The Holiday Parade, The Angel Tree Project, and Bulldog Blessings.
28:22
December 11, 2020
TOTY 2020
This show features the 2020 teachers of the year at each school with an interview from Assistant Superintendant Mrs.Elder about the TOTY process.
28:50
December 09, 2020
MP Winter Sports
In this episode, Mary Persons' Students cover the bass fishing team, the cross country team, and the flag football team. 
28:47
December 09, 2020
MCM... Tech... and Transportation
Mary Persons' students discuss the history of Monroe County Middle School featuring an interview with MCM Principal, Dr.Yarber. Later in the segment, we feature an interview with Technology Director Dr.Mercer, and Transportation Director, Jake Davis.
29:15
December 09, 2020
...It's Elementary (Ep 2)
In this episode, Mary Persons' students give a brief history of Hubbard Elementary school, KB Sutton Elementary School, and TG Scott Elementary School. The history of each school is accompanied by interviews with each elementary principal. In addition, they interview 2 teachers from HES and KBS and one student from KBS.
29:30
December 09, 2020
Mary Persons and Beyond (Ep1)
Mary Persons' students discuss The MP TV Stream Team and Mary Persons History. This segment features interviews from Lisa Budd (Director of School Nutrition), Dr. Jim Finch (Principal of MPHS), Dr. Mike Hickman (Superintendant), and Rickey Shurley (VP of Leadership Monroe 2020)
28:50
December 09, 2020