MSP Middle School of Poplarville

The Middle School of Poplarville serves students grades 6th through 8th. The campus is located at 6 Spirit St, Poplarville, MS 39470. You can reach MSP at (voice) (601) 795-1350 or (fax) (601) 795-1351.

Principal: Heidi Dillon
Assistant Principal: Vicky Boone

MSP Math & Bowl

The Middle School of Poplarville students have been working hard in math to complete challenging assignments to meet the Mississippi College and Career Standards.
Students that reached their first semester goals in math were able to participate in the Math & Bowl field trip to the bowling alley in Wiggins, MS. The field trip included a trip to the bowling alley and lunch at the Flint Creek Water Park. 
Our goal at MSP is to encourage the students to have high expectations for themselves and set high goals. We are proud of the students at MSP and their accomplishments!

8th Grade - Pathways to Possibilities

8th grade students at the Middle School of Poplarville attended an interactive career expo at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum Convention Center called Pathways2Possibilities.  
The career expo provided an opportunity for experts in several fields to demonstrate their many duties and responsibilities through hands on exhibits.   
These real life, hands on experiences helped students realize that the next four years of their lives are critical in determining their future career choices. 

MSP Teacher of the Year 2015-2016

Congratulations to Gina Martinez for being selected as the Middle School of Poplarville Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016.

6th Grade QUEST Photography Art Show

6th grade Quest students wrapped up an exciting photography unit by hosting the 1st Annual Photography Art Show.

The art show featured the different types of work from the students. The class captured photos of nature scenes, posed subjects, edited black and white photography pieces, and created illusion photos.  

We want to thank all who came to view the outstanding work of our MSP students. The class truly enjoyed this unit of study.





2015 MSP Spelling Bee

The 2015 MSP Spelling Bee was a huge success!!
Thirty-seven students from 6th, 7th, and 8th participated. The winners were presented with a certificate and a gift card from Sonic. A special thank you to Russell Miller for the gift card donations and John Allred for being the pronouncer.
The first place winner was also presented with a medal. Winning first place was Micah Davis, second place went to Mehgan Hebda, and third place went to Jolie Pervel.  
Micah will move on to compete in the county competition against the PRC winner. We wish Micah good luck. That date will be announced.  
A big thank you to all the other participants.

MSP Beta Club Supports Poplarville Back Pack Buddies

MSP BETA Club students collected items for Poplarville Bac Pack Buddies.
Back Pack Buddies is housed at the First United Methodist Church of Poplarville where volunteers meet every Thursday at 1 p.m. to stock bags with non-perishable food items for local needy school children to eat during weekends. The bags are then hand-delivered to schools in the Poplarville School District. 
MSP believes that student effort and achievement should be encouraged and rewarded, and seeks to cultivate the ideals of service and leadership in our citizens of tomorrow. Students with an 87 or above in ALL subjects for the 1st 9 weeks and who exhibit a commendable attitude and attendance are invited to be a part of MSP's BETA Club.

MSP Student Council Annual Toy Drive

MSP Student Council is sponsoring their annual toy drive.
Members are now collecting new, unwrapped toys to benefit local families and will also collect new items to benefit Pearl River County Nursing Home patients such as playing cards, socks, word search books, magazines, etc...
Please take the time time to pay it forward. By donating you will brighten less fortunate children's holidays.


Chorus Presents the 3rd Annual Fall Show

More than 100 people gathered Thursday evening, November 12th, to enjoy the 3rd annual Fall Show presented by the Choral Department of PHS and MSP.

The newly re-established MSP choir sang a preview of their competition show entitled “Workin”- songs included Born to Be Somebody, Hard Day’s Night, and Footloose. The PHS choir performed excerpts from 1960’s Girl Groups as well as a song dedicated those those battling cancer called “Truly Brave”. Jennifer Buras and Lisa Wright wowed the audience with solo selections and the MSP and PHS choirs sang a contemporary version of the Toto song Africa for a rousing finale to the show.  

The Choral Department’s next performance will be  on Tuesday, December 8 at 6:30 pm in the PRCC Brownstone Performing Arts Center. This performance will be in conjunction with the MSP and PHS band.


MSP Students Play Chess!!

Christian Couvillion leads his peers in the game of chess every Monday during PALS. Ms. Brooke Murray, 7th grade teacher,  is the school sponsor.
Chess helps promote intellectual growth and has been shown to improve academic performance. Mrs. Boone says, "It is a delight to see our students devote their time to such a challenging and stimulating game!

Annual MSP Student Council Food Drive was a Huge Success!!

MSP’s Student Council concluded its annual Thanksgiving food drive with a total of 2,215 food items. The items collected were donated to Brother’s Keeper Ministries.
Grants and donations from area churches, civic organizations, schools and businesses keep Brother’s Keeper going. Thanks to ALL who contributed!
Mrs. Gennin's class came in first place collecting 1,001 itmes. Mrs. Hester's class placed 2nd, and Ms. Murray's class came in 3rd place. Mrs. Burkett and Mrs. Adam's team was the winning team for 6th grade. All classes will win a popcorn party.

MSP Student Council Says Thank You!!

The Middle School of Poplarville student council members recognize the bus drivers, cafeteria staff, and custodial workers with treat bags on Halloween to show their appreciation. These workers do a great job to provide services to the students in the Poplarville School District! Thank you for your hard work!

Bus Procedures

Students who do not go home their regular way need a note. Bus notes must include the student's name and address including the street  number and name.
Students without a note will have to go home their regular way. You can send a note by your child,  fax the school a note to 601-795-1351, or come by the school to drop off a note. 
Thank you for your understanding! We follow these procedures to ensure the safety of your child.

MSP Students Integrate Art & Literature

Mrs. Bridget and Mrs. Hailey's students read the story Poor Pat. This story was about a parrot that pecked a pot and broke it. 
The students learned about parrots and pottery. For a culminating activty, the students made pots from clay.

Dancing in the Streets at MSP

On October 30, 2015 the Middle School of Poplarville hosted "Dancing in the Streets" with Danny "Donut" from the Gorilla.
Students who had 96% or above attendance for the month of October had the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon of fun. PTO members sold ice-cream and students socialized and danced.
Incentives like this are planned throughout the year to motivate the students and to stress the importance of attending school regularly.

Brother Tageant Shares the Message with the MSP TLC Students

On November 6, 2015, TLC was proud to host Brother Breaux Tageant  who is a member of Juniper Grove Baptist Church. 
Brother Breaux asked the students two questions: 1. If you could meet a role model who would it be? and 2. What is the neatest thing you would want to do with this role model?" He left the kids with the following message " Jesus desires to express His life through His children."  
TLC would like to offer a special thanks to Brother Breaux for taking time out of his busy schedule to be with us. He was invited by TLC Officer MacKenzie.

2015 MSP Cheerleader Competition

On October 7th, the MSP Cheerleaders traveled to Jackson, MS to compete in the 2015 Southern Spirit Cheer and Dance Competition.
The girls worked hard and it paid off!! They won 1st place in their division and will be traveling to Ocean Springs on November 14th to compete for the state championship.
We are so proud of our MSP cheerleaders!

2015 MSP Veteran's Day Program

The Middle School of Poplarville will present a Veterans Day breakfast and program on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Breakfast will be served in the MSP cafeteria at 8:00 a.m. with the program following at 9:00 a.m. in the gym. Veterans and their spouses are invited to come and take part in these events. If you are a spouse of a fallen veteran, you are also invited to attend.

Happy Halloween from MSP

On October 30th, teachers dressed up and participated in the Halloween Parade of Teachers at the Middle School of Poplarville.   
The students lined the halls as the 6th Grade Witches, 7th Grade Disney Heroes and Villans, 8th Grade Athletes, clowns, Wildcat baseball players, and Teenage Mutuant Ninga Turtles strolled the halls to Halloween music.
MSP would like to wish everyone a Happy Halloween!!


WHEN: November 18th at 3:30.
WHAT TO DO: See ELA teacher for word list

Sweet Genius - Halloween Wars Edition

6th grade Quest students from Mrs. Johnson’s class participated in a Sweet Genius – Halloween Wars Edition Competition.
Each student was given a large size brownie and as many trips as necessary to the food bar which contained candies, marsh mellows, icing, etc. This competition started out by having each competitor pick a scroll from a hat which would tell them what Halloween character they would replicate. The creative juices began to flow from there. After a few minutes of brainstorming, the countdown began.
Each person had 45 minutes to gather, design, and execute. At the end, each student explained and discussed with the judges (Mrs. Vicki and Coach Johnson) what his/her character was made from and how they executed their product so well.
It was a very hard decision, but in the end, our winner of this year’s Sweet Genius – Halloween Wars Edition went to Kamron Billiot who replicated the Halloween scarecrow. Great job to everyone who participated.