CDC Career Development Center

The Career Development Center (CDC) is located at 9 Career Center Circle, Poplarville, MS 39470. It is conveniently situated directly on the Poplarville High School Campus and serves PHS students interested in pursuing a Career Pathway in one of the following Career Clusters:

·         Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
·         Arts, A/V Technology & Communication
·         Health Science
·         Hospitality & Tourism
·         Marketing, Sales & Distribution
For more information, you can contact the CDC at (voice) (601) 795-8343 and (fax) (601) 795-1353.

Principal: Dr. Marlene Cole

Digital Media Students Team With SPCA

The Pearl River County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) aims to reduce the number of local homeless pets through adoption and spaying/neutering services. Recently, they decided to help three beautiful kittens find homes by transferring them to Maine to be adopted. Poplarville High School’s Digital Media Technology students Hope Necaise, Megan Williams, and Eadie Keenan offered to help these cats find good homes by taking seasonally themed photos of them to display their unique personalities. The kittens will depart for Maine on December 1st, 2016, and the photos the students took will be used to find loving homes for them.

CDC National Travel Fundraiser

The students in the Career Development Center will be selling Rada products in an effort to raise funds for students who earn the honor of competing on the National level in one of the four CTE Student Organizations: DECA, FFA, FCCLA, TSA, and/or HOSA. The cost of travel to these events are quite expensive and your help is greatly appreciated. 
Orders can be placed with any CTE student or can be placed online and shipped directly to your address. If you would like to order online please follow the directions below in order for our clubs to benefit. 

For Online Ordering:

Ordering Number: 506539
Password: cdchornets (all lowercase letters no spaces)
Thanks in advance for your help!

TSA4 Community Service

TSA4 collected 308 individual personal hygiene items during the first two weeks of October. Although the collection boxes have left the classrooms, TSA is still open to donations such as newly purchased toothpaste, deodorant, feminine products, etc. Thank you to everyone who has participated in the drive. We appreciate your generous donations!

by Elizabeth Burge

Technology Student Association Hosting Community Drive

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is hosting a community drive to gather personal hygiene products for disadvantaged children in Pearl River County.  The following items are requested in either full or travel size:
·      Soap
·      Deodorant
·      Toothpaste/Toothbrushes
·      Shampoo/Conditioner
·      Feminine products
·      Body wash
·      Girls’ shaving cream
·      Small bottles of mouthwash
·      Body lotion
All items should be new and unopened.  Contributions will be collected in room 506 at the Career Development Center, and all donations are appreciated.

Saving a Life

This year’s Health Science’s II class is learning CPR and First Aid which includes: compound fracture, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, severe bleeding and shock, severe burns, and choking. The students are certified in health care provider basic life support through American Heart Association. Our class has been acting out different scenes to help us learn more about responding to emergency situations.  Written by Faith Necaise, HOSA Reporter

CTE Students Acquiring Hands-On Training

On August 29th, second-year Digital Media Technology students had the opportunity to attend a film workshop directed by Ronn Hague at Pearl River Community College.  Mr. Hague explained essential film set etiquette, lighting and sound basics, and how the jobs of the cast and crew mesh to produce films.  After the introductory lessons, Mr. Hague walked the students through filming scenes from Kidnapped, a short film noir being produced by the college.  They managed the various film jobs, such as camera operator, lighting grip, production assistant, and assistant director.  Each student had a hand in the production, whether it was in the acting or behind the scenes, and through the hands-on learning style, they were able to practice what they have learned about film production.  The workshop also let them see the conditions of a high-quality film set and learn far beyond what is possible at the high school alone.​
Written by Eadie Keenan

TSA4 Members Attend Crossroads Film Festival

TSA4 members recently took a trip to Jackson to attend the Crossroads Film Festival, which focuses on burgeoning writers, directors, and actors in Mississippi.  During the festival, students viewed films made in Mississippi, such as James Franco’s movie The Sound and the Fury, which is adapted from a William Faulkner novel, and a new movie called The Hollars that was filmed in Jackson and Brookhaven.  Cast and crewmembers of the various films were also in attendance, and students had the opportunity to ask them questions about the creative process, film production, and how to become involved in moviemaking.  On the final day, the students attended various workshops, covering subjects such as young filmmakers and makeup for film, and attended more screenings of short films.  The students greatly enjoyed the experience and witnessed firsthand the creative expression available in the film industry.






CTE Students Honored at School Board Meeting

Seven Career & Technical Education students were honored at the April School Board meeting for their achievements in advancing to National Competitions. The HOSA students who will travel to Nasville, TN to compete in the International HOSA Conference include:
Kymberly Mitchell and Zachery Rice in CPR and First Aid. At the competition, these students will have to respond to a mock emergency situation. They will have to access the situation, decide on a treatment, and take action. The scenerios could range from a heart attack to cuts and bruises.  
Kolby Havard and Madlin Reed will compete in Community Awareness. These two students suddenly changed the focus of their topic prior to state competition following the death of a fellow classmate in a drunk driving accident.  They are working hard to establish a SAD chapter at Poplarville High School as a result.
The DECA National Conference will also be located in Nashville, TN and the following students will be representing Poplarville:
Andrew Howard and Kayla Hughes will compete in a Learn and Earn Project with the primary goal focusing on inventory control. Andrew wrote a computer program to keep track of inventory for the DECA store.
Destiny Golden will compete in an Entrepreneurship Promotion Project. Prior to the state conference, Destiny and Chloe Smith wrote a paper and taught lessons in the STEM classroom for three days pertaining to promoting entrepreneurship.

Adult Culinary Class Offering

Poplarville High School Culinary Arts Program is planning to host an Adult Culinary Arts Class in April on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.  Anyone interested in learning time saving techniques, Chef Secrets, and how to prepare “Healthy quick homemade meals for your family” Should contact Mrs. Susan Alexander for details.  The classes are set to start the week of April 12th through the 28th of April.  The cost of the class is $ 25.00 per person for all 6 sessions.  This will cover cost of supplies and allow the opportunity to sample all recipes demonstrated.    Call School at-601-795-1303/ or Email at the following This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information and to complete registration.