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

Local FFA Chapter to Compete Nationally

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, August 6, 2014/National FFA Organization.) ʹA local FFA chapter recently was selected to compete for national recognition in an FFA Career Development Event at October͛s 87th National FFA Convention & Expo. The Poplarville Hs FFA Chapter from Poplarville will send members to Louisville, Ky., as they vie for national honors in the area of Extemporaneous Public Speaking. National support for the Extemporaneous Public in the event include Braxton Lee. The chapter advisor is Keith Broom. Extemporaneous public speaking is one of 24 national CDE areas, covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics. Individuals are given 30 minutes to prepare a four to six minute speech covering one of 12 agriculture-related topics. Judges evaluate speaking, presentation, content and ability to answer questions pertaining to the topic covered in the speech. Finalists are selected based on speech& delivery, content and responses to the questions. National participants will advance through preliminary and semifinal rounds, with the top four speakers competing in the final round of the national event. CDEs help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly and perform effectively in a competitive job market. The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 579,678 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,570 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Keith Broom
Poplarville Hs FFA
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Students Attend National Competition in San Antonio, TX

Students from the Poplarville High School Career Center attended the National FCCLA (Family, Career, Community, Leaders of America) Leadership Conference and STAR events (Student, Taking, Action for Recognition) Competition July 6-10, 2014.  Pictured right to left, are Christopher Alexander who placed 2nd and received a silver medal for his project on Career Investigation, Jade McGill and La’Dasecia Cotton-Robinson who placed 2nd and received silver Medals for their project on Sports Nutrition, and Austin Smith who placed 3rd and received a Bronze medal for his National Programs -Power of One project on Autism.  

CDC Students Visit Dairy

The Poplarville Career Development Center’s Agriculture Concepts Class visited Country Girl’s Creamery Friday, May 9, 2014.  Mr. Kiahnell Smith, co-owner of Country Girl’s Creamery, spoke to the students about their dairy operation.  Mr. Smith told the students about how he and his son Mr. Butch Smith have managed their business by increasing their dairy income by adding value added products.  He explained about the nutrition of the animals, the quality of milk and processing the products of the milk, such as, cheese and yogurt.

Thomas Visits CDC

Ms. Lynn Thomas, Lincoln College of Technology Representative, spoke to the Poplarville Career Development Center Thursday, April 24, 2014.  The Poplarville Career Development Center is working on their annual Project SUCCESS.  During Project SUCCESS, CDC students learn how to write a resume', fill out a job application, learn how to dress and behave properly for a job interview, and participate in mock job interview.  Ms. Thomas's presentation addressed all of the Project SUCCESS objectives.  She used a game show structure in her lesson.  She also talked to them about scholarships and the programs offered at Lincoln College of Technology.

DECA Winners

Congratulations to Ondrea Ladner and Camryn Pierce for winning 1st Place in the Entrepreneurship Written Research Event at State DECA Competition.  They will advance to International DECA Competition in Atlanta Georgia in May

Carlie Lambert Appointed as District 5 Officer

Congratulations to Carlie Lambert for being appointed as District 5 State Officer for Mississippi DECA.  Carlie received this honor during the State DECA Conference in February.  She is also serving as president of our high school chapter, where she is demonstrating strong leadership skills.  PHS Marketing and DECA will be represented very well at the state level, as this is the first time that a PHS student has served as a State Officer.  Carlie will be representing our school at the International DECA Competition in Atlanta, Georgia May 3-7.

6 Family and Consumer Science Students win at State

6 Family and Consumer Science Students win at State FCCLA STAR Eventcompetition while at the State leadership meeting in Jackson MS.  The following Students won;
·        Austin Smith 1st place Gold medal in “National Programs in Action” with his project on Autism.
·        Jade McGill and La’Dasecia Cotton-Robinson 1st place Gold Medal for project on “Sports Nutrition”
·        Christopher Alexander 2nd place Silver Medal for project on “Career Investigation” (Not Pictured)
·        Jessica Putnam and Emily Boone 2nd place Silver Medal for “Chapter Service Project-Display” on “March of Dimes”
These students will advance to Nationals in San Antonio, Texas in July, while attending the FCCLA National Leadership Conference. Thanks For your Support!

Poplarville High School Culinary Arts students recently placed 3rd

Poplarville High School Culinary Arts students recently placed 3rd in the state competitionat the 5th Annual MS ProStart Invitational held in Jackson MS, at “Table 100” on Lakeland Drive.  The students who won 3rd place were team # 2 members; Anansa Bolton, Asia Bolton, Triston Ladner, Japonika McGee, and Nicole Wagner.  They were told by the judges, their food was some of the best in the competition, and better than some restaurants. These students won a total of $16,000 dollars in scholarship opportunities from some of the best culinary colleges around. 
Poplarville High School Supported two culinary teams both preformed an awesome job according to the judges’ comments.  Team # 1 members were; Brandon Buck, Racinda Odom, Jessica Putnam, Mitchell Stafford, Breanna Stockstill. 
Teams were challenged to butcher their own protein on site as seen in the fileting of fish for team # 1’s entrée.  Both teams made a form of homemade pasta; with team # 2 making homemade Italian Dumplings called Gnocchi and Team # 1 making homemade Linguini noodles.  The teams had to prepare a five course meal in 60 minutes with limited space and equipment after they completed several other aspects of the competition.

Blood Drive at CDC

PHS HOSA is hosting a blood drive on February 13, 2014 on the High School campus at the Career Technical Education building.. The blood drive will be from8:00am-2:30 pm.  This blood drive is special because ALL blood donated will stay in Mississippi to help people in our state.  Please come out and support not only PHS HOSA and Mississippi.

Roberts Speaks to Classes

Mrs. Hope Robert’s marketing classes at Poplarville High School welcomed 2009 honor graduate Colby Roberts as a guest speaker on December 15, 2013.  Colby recently graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in classics and economics, and he is currently studying law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.  He spoke to the marketing classes about the importance of economics in today’s society.  To reinforce the objectives for marketing, he also demonstrated supply and demand curves and gave real world examples of the economy.  Colby concluded his presentation by answering questions and by leading the students in a class discussion about the economy in the United States.