District Offices District

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Welcome to the District Offices of Poplarville School District.
Our address is 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, MS 39470.
You can reach us at (voice) (601) 795-8477 or (fax) (601) 795-0712.

Superintendent of Schools:  Carl Merritt

Federal Programs Director and Director of Curriculum:  Konya Miller
Special Services Director:  Shannon Anderson
Technology Coordinator and Student Data:  Stephen Seal
Director of Finance: Samantha Sandifer

Transportation Director:  Ed Sternod
Maintenance Director:  Gene Stevens
Food Services Director:  Gwen Seal

 

School Board Members:
Samuel Gentry, Lisa Graves, Violine Jordan, Shirline Magee, Tommy Strahan

 

 

 
 

PHS History Position Announcement

The Poplarville Special Municipal Separate School District, 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, MS 39470, is now taking applications for the position of History Teacher at Poplarville High School.
 
Applications will be received at the central office. Applications may be downloaded at www.poplarvilleschools.org.
 
Applicants with questions should contact Mr. Jon Will, Principal, at 601-795-8424 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
The Poplarville School District does not discriminate on the basis of Sex, Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Age, or Handicap.
 
 
 

State Superintendent of Education Visits Poplarville Schools

On Wednesday, April 27th, Dr. Carey Wright, Mississippi State Superintendent of Education, visited the Poplarville School District. 
 
Carl Merritt, Poplarville Superintendent, escorted Dr. Wright on a tour of the central office and all four schools and was impressed with our district as a whole.
 
 
Note: the photo of Mr. Merritt and Dr. Wright is courtesy of the Picayune Item. 
 
 
 

Position Announcement

Applications are now being accepted in the Office of the Superintendent, Poplarville School District, 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, MS 39470 for a Secretarial position at Poplarville High School. For more information contact Mr. Jon Will, Prinicipal, Poplarville High School at 601-795- 8424.
 
The Poplarville School District does not discriminate on the basis of Sex, Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Age or Handicap.
 
 

Career & Technical Education Position Announcement

The Poplarville Special Municipal Separate School District, 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, MS 39470, is now taking applications for the position of Agriculture and Environmental Science Technology Instructor.
 
Applicants must hold a valid Mississippi Educator License with Endorsement #301 – Vocational Agriculture Education Programs or #302 – Agriculture.  
 
 Applications will be received at the central office through June 1, 2016. Applications may be downloaded at http://poplarvilleschools.org/files/Certified.pdf
 
Applicants with questions should contact Dr. Marlene Cole, CTE Director, at 601-795-8343 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
The Poplarville School District does not discriminate on the basis of Sex, Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Age, or Handicap.
 
 
 
 

Position Announcement

Applications are now being accepted in the Office of the Superintendent, Poplarville School District, 302 South Julia St., Poplarville, MS for the positions of:
 
Special Teacher Assistant
Special Education Bus Monitor
 
Minimum requirements for teacher assistant:  Completed at least 2 years of study (48 semester hours) at an institution of higher education; or obtained an associate’s (or higher) degree: or met the standard set by law on the ACT WorkKeys.  Applications will be accepted through May 19, 2016. For further information contact Shannon Anderson, Special Services Director, at 601-795-8477.
 
The Poplarville School District does not discriminate on the basis of Sex, Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Age or Handicap.
 
 
 

Special Services RFPs

Occupational Therapy Services RFP

REQUEST FOR BIDS

The Board of Trustees of the Poplarville School District will accept bid proposals for Occupational Therapy Services. All proposals must be submitted to the Office of the Superintendent of Education of Poplarville School District located at 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, Mississippi 39470 on or before 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Please mark “Bid on Occupational Therapy Services” on the exterior of the sealed envelope including date and time of bid opening written on the lower left hand corner.

Bid packets and questions can be obtained from Shannon Anderson, Special Services Director, 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, MS 39470, calling (601) 795-8477, ext. 1808, fax at (601) 795-1352 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Carl W. Merritt, Poplarville School District

Superintendent of Education

The Poplarville School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, age or handicap. The Poplarville School District reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids.

Publish in Poplarville Democrat on April 21, 2016 one time only.

Publish in Picayune Item on April 16, 2016 one time only.

MAIL PROOF OF PUBLICATION AND INVOICE TO POPLARVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT, 302 SOUTH JULIA STREET, POPLARVILLE, MS 39470

 

Physical Therapy Services RFP

REQUEST FOR BIDS

The Board of Trustees of the Poplarville School District will accept bid proposals for Physical Therapy Services. All proposals must be submitted to the Office of the Superintendent of Education of Poplarville School District located at 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, Mississippi 39470 on or before 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Please mark “Bid on Physical Therapy Services” on the exterior of the sealed envelope including date and time of bid opening written on the lower left hand corner.

Bid packets and questions can be obtained from Shannon Anderson, Special Services Director, 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, MS 39470, calling (601) 795-8477, ext. 1808, fax at (601) 795-1352 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Carl W. Merritt, Poplarville School District

Superintendent of Education

The Poplarville School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, age or handicap. The Poplarville School District reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids.

Publish in Poplarville Democrat on April 21, 2016 one time only.

Publish in Picayune Item on April 16, 2016 one time only.

MAIL PROOF OF PUBLICATION AND INVOICE TO POPLARVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT, 302 SOUTH JULIA STREET, POPLARVILLE, MS 39470

 

Psychological Services RFP

REQUEST FOR BIDS

The Board of Trustees of the Poplarville School District will accept bid proposals for Psychological Services. All proposals must be submitted to the Office of the Superintendent of Education of Poplarville School District located at 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, Mississippi 39470 on or before 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Please mark “Bid on Psychological Services” on the exterior of the sealed envelope including date and time of bid opening written on the lower left hand corner.

Bid packets and questions can be obtained from Shannon Anderson, Special Services Director, 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, MS 39470, calling (601) 795-8477, ext. 1808, fax at (601) 795-1352 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Carl W. Merritt, Poplarville School District

Superintendent of Education

The Poplarville School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, age or handicap. The Poplarville School District reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids.

Publish in Poplarville Democrat on April 21, 2016 one time only.

Publish in Picayune Item on April 16, 2016 one time only.

MAIL PROOF OF PUBLICATION AND INVOICE TO POPLARVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT, 302 SOUTH JULIA STREET, POPLARVILLE, MS 39470

 

 

 
 

Position Announcement for Teachers

The Poplarville Special Municipal Separate School District, 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, MS 39470, is now taking applications for the following positions that will be vacant at the end of the 2016 school year.

Elementary Teacher K-6 Special Education Teacher
Middle School Teacher Secondary School Teacher

HIgh School Science/Health Teacher
High School English Teacher

Career Development Center AEST Instructor

Applications will be received at the central office. Applications may be downloaded at www.poplarvilleschools.org.

 

The Poplarville School District does not discriminate on the basis of Sex, Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Age or Handicap.

 

 

 

 

Position Announcement for Elementary School Principal

The Poplarville Special Municipal Separate School District, 302 S. Julia St., Poplarville, MS 39470, is now taking applications for the position of Elementary School Principal. Applicant must be properly endorsed from an accredited college or university as a minimum requirement and hold a class “AA” certificate which is valid in the state of Mississippi. The certificate should be endorsed as a Career Level Administrator as set forth by the Office of Teacher Certification, Mississippi State Department of Education. Administrative experience is preferred.

Applications will be received at the central office. Applications may be downloaded at http://poplarvilleschools.org/files/Certified.pdf. The deadline for applications for this position is March 31, 2016, at 3:00 PM.

 

The Poplarville School District does not discriminate on the basis of Sex, Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Age or Handicap.

 

 

 

Mississippi Recognized Nationally for Closing the “Honesty Gap” Through Accurate Student Performance Data

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi is among 25 states and Washington, D.C., that demonstrated an improvement of at least 10 percentage points by closing the “honesty gap” in either 4th grade reading or 8th grade math since 2013, according to an analysis released by the Collaborative for Student Success and Achieve.

For the 2014-15 school year, Mississippi narrowed gaps between state-reported and National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) proficiency rates by 32 percentage points in 4th grade reading and 40 percentage points in 8th grade math. Mississippi is also recognized as a “Top Truth Teller in 2015” for having a proficiency score within five percentage points of NAEP in 4th grade reading.

A report released last May, Proficient vs. Prepared: Disparities between State Tests and NAEP and the Honesty Gap, showed many states were misleading the public on whether students are proficient in the most basic reading and math skills, creating an “honesty gap” between what parents are told and how students are actually performing. Mississippi was one of the states with the biggest gap. A year later, Mississippi has shown double-digit improvements.

“In fact, analysts said Mississippi had significantly improved. This is encouraging news for the state because now that the honesty gaps are closing, parents are in a much better position to evaluate whether their students are truly prepared for their next step in life, whether that’s the next grade level, college, career or the military,” said Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education.

The report stated the presence of new, higher standards and more rigorous, aligned assessments appear to correlate to the improvements in the honesty gap.

Angela Bass, deputy director of policy at Mississippi First, said that the combination of high standards and rigorous assessments provides information that guides decisions for Mississippi students.

“We applaud state policy makers and the Department of Education for taking the necessary steps to ensure that we have more reliable information about students and schools. This is essential for ensuring that Mississippi students can successfully compete with students across the nation,” she said.

In the current school-year, Mississippi is administering the Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP), which will continue to provide meaningful feedback to parents, teachers, and students. The test is designed with the same level of rigor as NAEP.

“The Mississippi Department of Education is committed to meaningful state tests that measure what students are learning in the classroom. Reliable, transparent information lets students know if they are on track to be prepared for their futures,” Wright said.

 
 

Regional Literacy Meetings for K-3 Parents

The Mississippi Department of Education recently announced that it will host five meetings throughout the state for parents of Kindergarten through 3rd grade students to share information on how they can help their child become better readers.  The meetings will provide an overview of the Literacy-Based Promotion Act and teach strategies that parents can use at home to help their children improve their reading.   The following meetings will be held at 6:00 p.m.:
  1. Thursday, February 11:  Oxford - Oxford Convention Center
  2. Monday, February 22:  Jackson - North Jackson Elementary
  3. Tuesday, February 23:  Jackson - Bates Elementary
  4. Wednesday, February 24:  Hattiesburg - N.R. Burger Middle School
  5. Thursday, March 3:  Cleveland - Ewing Hall, Delta State University
 

Substitute Workshop

(for NEW subs only who have NOT been previously trained)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 9:00am

Poplarville School District Central Office

302 South Julia Street

Poplarville, MS 39470

For more information contact: Shannon Anderson, Director of Special Services, 601-795-6153