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
 

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
 
 
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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
 
 
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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.    

 
 
 
 

CDC Celebrates National Career & Tech Ed Month

The faculty and staff at the Career Development Center joined together and provided a cookout complete with door prizes for all students enrolled in one of the five CTE courses: Marketing, Digital Media, Culinary Arts, Health Science, and AEST. We served over 200 hamburgers and 180 hotdogs. A good time was had by all.
 
 
 
 
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DECA Students Take 1st Place

Congratulations to the following Marketing students who placed first in the STATE DECA Competition. They will be traveling to Nashville, TN to compete on the national level in April. Let's wish them luck.

Kayla Hughes and Andrew Howard placed first in the Learn and Earn Competiton.

Destiny Golden and Chloe Smith placed first in the Entrepreneurship Promotion Project.

 

 

 

 

FFA Competitions

Poplarville FFA competed at the George County Vo-Tech today. Rachel Harris placed 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking; Skylar Baldwin was 1st in Prepared Public Speaking; Caitlin Humrighausen was 1st in 9th grade FFA Creed Speaking; Josh Spiers - 2nd in 10th grade FFA Creed Speaking. The Tool ID team, Sara Ladner, Noah Grey, Wyatt Duncan and Gabe Entrekin placed 2nd. The Welding team, Anthony Barnes, Calvin Barnes, Cameron Clark and Dylan Duncan, placed 4th. The FFA Advisor is Mr. Keith Broom. The top 2 in each event advances to district. Also pictured is Rachel Harris and her accomplishments at Dixie Nationals.She won 1st in the Senior showmanship class and 2nd in the FFA Dairy Handler Class!  Great job!!!!
 
 
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DMT "Dubbing" Project

In film and television production, the art of syncing sound effects or music with what is happening onscreen is called “dubbing”.  This job is not as simple as it seems; it often takes hours of trial and error to g​​et precise timing.  First-year Digital Media Technology students got to test their dubbing skills on some short animated films, adding music and sound effects to set the tone, and each student showed their finished video to the class.  One student in particular stood out:  Dylan Rosenbaum.  He used a short called “The Egyptian Pyramids” (the original can be seen here), removed the audio, and inserted his own music and sound effects using Logic Pro X. 
by:Eadie Keenan
 
 
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Celebrating National CTE Month

February is National Career & Technical Education month. The faculty, staff, and students at Poplarville High School Career Development Center are takng this opportunity to celebrate CTE and bring awareness to the benefits of being involved in a career tech program. Recruitment tours are being planned to showcase the progreams to 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students, door prizes are being awarded to current CTE students through random drawings, and lots more activities are in the works. Join us in celebrating National CTE month. Congratulations to this week's door prize winners.
 
 
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