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


The MATHCOUNTS competition for the MS Gulf Coast district was held on February 12th at USM in Long Beach.
MSP was the only school that had two students place in the top 10 (out of well over 150 students)! These students were Christian C. and Micah D. Micah was called first for the Countdown Round and beat 5 other competitors. Due to time constraints, sudden victory was called, and the 6th competitor beat him. Christian C. then battled that competitor and Christian won. Christian came in 3rd place for the individual category and will be competing in the State MATHCOUNTS competition next month.
All ten competitors from MSP scored a high rank in comparison to the other competitors. Congratulations, guys and girls!


On Wednesday, January 20th, MSP held its first MATHCOUNTS school competition.
The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is a national competition for students who have a talent and passion for math and wish to be challenged.
Forty-three students participated in MSP's MATHCOUNTS, of which 10 students are moving forward to compete in the MATHCOUNTS Regional Competition on Friday, February 12th. These students are:  Christian C., Chloe H., Micah D., Morgan P., Aislynn A., R., Kara T., Noah M., Tyler K., and Ashton F.
Congratulations and good luck at regionals!

Yearbook Sales at MSP

Reserve your 2015-16 Yearbook Today!


Yearbooks can be ordered online at

Our yearbook printer, Picaboo Yearbooks, offers four free personalized pages with each yearbook. This is optional. To utilize this feature, you must order online and follow the attached instructions. Additional pages are available for purchase for $.99 each. You can also bring a check or cash to Mrs. Tammy Goins or Ms. Gina Martinez.

Contact Tammy Goins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions about personalizing.

Hard Cover is $35.00 or Soft Cover is $27.00




TLC Supports Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

On January 15, 2016, TLC  was opened in prayer. Then the Officers talked about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 
TLC is asking the student body and the community to collect change to help find a cure for blood cancer patients during the month of February.  During the drive, students will learn about service and leadership. Philippians 2:3 states, "Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility. Count others more significant than yourselves." 
TLC wants to make a difference by collecting change and raising awareness to help people with by blood cancers.  In the 1960's the survival rate for the most common form of childhood leukemia was 3%. Today it is approximately 90% thanks to many research advances funded by LLS. 
With the help of programs like this one, LLS has invested more than $1 billion in research to advance therapies that save lives.  That includes more than $590,779 from Mississippi and Louisiana.  
If you have any questions please see a TLC Officer or come to MSP to obtain a coin box so you can collect change at the house. 

MSP 2nd 9 Weeks Renaissance Rally

The Middle School of Poplarville students attended the Renaissance Rally on January 8, 2016. Students were recognized for perfect attendance, no discipline referrals, and academics. The criteria to be in the Diamond Club, Platinum Club, and Gold Club was based on the students' grades, no discipline referrals, and no more than 3 abscences.
Teachers presented "WOW" awards to the student in each class that worked hard, had a great attitude, and exhibited exceptional behavior. 
Students received 100 point cards throughout the nine weeks for making 100's on assignments. Three names were drawn from each grade to receive $5 gift cards from Subway and McDonalds. 
The React Team led the rally and played games with the students to celebrate and recognize them for their hard work and dedication!
6th Grade 100 point Winners
6th Grade WOW Awards
7th Grade 100 point Winners
7th Grade WOW Awards
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8th Grade 100 point Winners
8th Grade WOW Awards

Renaissance Students Enjoy Field Trip to AlleyKat Ceramics

On December 10,2015, MSP celebrated the accomplishments of the Renaissance Diamond Club Members, by taking a field trip to AlleyKat Ceramics in Gulfport, MS.
The students had fun painting an ornament and a decorative tile and then had a delicious meal at Sicily's Pizza. 
In order to be a Diamond club member, students must have all A's, no discipline referrals, and no more than 3 absences for the nine weeks.
Students received many compliments on their behavior while on this trip. MSP is proud of all our Renaissance Students!!
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TLC Welcomes Guest Speaker - Alicia Kimball

TLC was proud to host Mrs. Alicia Kimball, Youth Pastor's Wife, at Bethal Baptist Church. 
On January 8th, Mrs. Kimball shared a video and related the video to "Who is your leader?". She told the students, "Jesus said follow me. Are you following Jesus?" She left them with the challenge to follow Jesus and not society.
TLC would like to offer a special thanks to Mrs. Kimball for taking time out of her busy schedule to be with us. 

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. 

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!