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

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.

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!!!!

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

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.

HOSA Donates to St. Jude

PHS HOSA has been collecting dental hygiene items with the end goal of donating all collected items to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  After collecting 2,655 items a group of 7 students representing HOSA packed the items and headed to Memphis, Tennessee to hand deliver these donations.  While the majority of PSD students were planning on catching some beads at Mardi Gras, these students had plans to visit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Beale Street, the Peabody Hotel, the pyramid Bass Pro Shop, and the Memphis Zoo.  The students learned a lot about the history of the hospital and the diseases that St. Jude treats and they were also able to experience some of the Memphis culture while on this trip. The tour of St. Jude was very humbling and made the students realize just how lucky and blessed they were. The students enjoyed lots of laughs while singing karaoke and riding in a carriage pulled by a horse through Memphis.  The students made memories that will last a lifetime while on the trip.  

Kolby Havard PHS HOSA Reporter







Guest Speaker for AEST

Sabrina Cummings, Conservation Biologist/Outreach Educator Mississippi Natural Science Museum, spoke to the Agriculture,Environment ,Science, and Technology Classes Thursday, October 22, 2015.  Ms. Cummings talked to the students about the physical characteristics and behaviors of Mississippi mammals and reptiles.  She explained that all animals play a part in the environment, even snakes and how our endangered animals are protected by law.  She brought animal (Skunk and Red Fox) pelts, (Black Bear and Bob Cat) skulls, and snake skeletons for the students to examine.  Ms. Cummings also brought live animals, box turtle,slider turtle, alligator, and rat snake for the students to see and touch.

CDC's Raised Garden Continues to "Grow"

The Agriculture Concepts students are shown planting Kale in the Career Development Center’s raised garden beds at the end of September 2015.. This is the second year that students have benefited from the Raised Garden Bed Grant funded by the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation in 2014.   The picture below shows how the Kale has grown.

AEST Learns About Mushroom Cultivation, Tree and Wildflower Identification, and Bee Keeping

The Poplarville Agricultural Concepts Class visited Shroomdom, Inc.  Thrusday, October 15, 2015.  Dr.Eddie Smith, MS State Extension Service Agent, spoke to the students about tree and wildflower identification .  Dr. Ales Gregorc, MS State University Coastal Research MS Extension Center Poplarville, spoke to the students about bee keeping.  Tony and Leilani Rosenbaum, owners of Shroomdom, Inc.,  explained sustainable gardening/perma culture, vermicompost and mushroom cultivation to the students.  The students of Agricultural Concepts Class would like to thank the Pearl River County Natural Resources Conservation Service for paying the entry fee for the students.  They would also like to thank Mrs. Beverly Hughes for making their lunches and arranging for their visit.

FFA Cheese Sale

Cheddar: Mild or Sharp (2-lb block)  $10.00               
Pepper Jack or Colby Jack (12oz.)   $6.00
To place an order contact any current FFA member, call 601-795-8343, or contact Keith Broom at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deadline to order is Thursday, October 21
Delivery date projected: Nov 18th

Make checks payable to Poplarville FFA

Cheese may be picked up at PHS Career Development Center (across from Ace Hardware)